Driving The First Crappy Car Ford Ever Built 1896

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Henry Ford built this car when he was still working for Thomas Edison and got the design from reading a magazine. It’s terrible, but it’s this terrible car that eventually led to the Ford GT. And the Pinto. Jason is wearing a lot of special equipment in order to drive it.The Quadricycle was Henry Ford’s first attempt to build a gasoline-powered automobile.

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It utilized commonly available materials: angle iron for the frame, a leather belt and chain drive for the transmission, and a buggy seat.Ford’s first car was a simple frame with an ethanol-powered engine and four bicycle wheels mounted on it.

Ford had to devise his own ignition system. He sold his Quadricycle for $200, then used the money to build his second car.This car is a twin-cylinder four-stroke engine with all its moving parts before it can be seen in great detail.

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All its spectacular mechanical operation (flywheel, rods, crankshaft, rocker arms, valves, etc.) and the transmission, pulley, tensioner, belts, differential, etc.. The whole of the various components and mechanisms makes it a sight to see it work.

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