1917 Ford Model T

The Ford Model T is a saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers its power to the rear wheels. The 2.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 4 cylinder unit that produces 20 bhp (20.3 PS/14.9 kW) of power at 1800 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels via a 2 speed manual gearbox. The Ford Model T weighs a stated 700 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to manage a top speed of 68 km/h (42 mph).

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1917 Ford Model T information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3404 mm
How heavy?
700 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2878 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
20.3 PS / 20 bhp / 14.9 kW @ 1800 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How quick?
0-60 mph: -1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: -1 s
How fast?
68 km/h, 42 mph

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1917 Ford Model T data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2553 mm 100.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1467 mm 57.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1467 mm 57.8 inches
Length 3404 mm 134 inches
Width 1676 mm 66 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.33
Kerb weight 700 kg 1543 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.9 litre
2878 cc
(175.626 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95 × 101.5 mm
3.74 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 20.3 PS (20 bhp) (14.9 kW)
at 1800 rpm
Specific output 6.9 bhp/litre
0.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 719.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) -1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph -1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h -1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 33 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 68 km/h (42 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 28.97 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
21.31 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
28.57 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 46.94 kg/kW
78.4 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.TL.
Rear suspension LA.TL.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID69872
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1917 Ford Model T added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.