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Old 07-23-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default July 23, 1903-The Original Model A Introduced.

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Old 07-23-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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That's some serious WhiteWalls on that 1903 version Model A.
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We had #3 for quite some time.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:19 PM   #4
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That's some serious WhiteWalls on that 1903 version Model A.
I noticed that all of the earlier cars are RHD.
Up till the Model T, all American cars were RHD but they still drove on the RHS of the road. Weird!
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I noticed that all of the earlier cars are RHD.
Up till the Model T, all American cars were RHD but they still drove on the RHS of the road. Weird!





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Old 07-23-2015, 08:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: July 23, 1903-The Original Model A Introduced.

well the internal combustion engine and attempted cars before model T were mostly in europe, it also dates back to roman empire and more evidence during horseback days and right handed people being the influence. Henry Ford being a farm boy probably rode/drove horses ALOT and decided to keep driving the same as driving a team of horses.

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Old 07-23-2015, 08:57 PM   #7
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That's some serious WhiteWalls on that 1903 version Model A.
Back then most tires were white --natural rubber.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:01 PM   #8
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well the internal combustion engine and attempted cars before model T were mostly in europe, it also dates back to roman empire and more evidence during horseback days and right handed people being the influence. Henry Ford being a farm boy probably rode/drove horses ALOT and decided to keep driving the same as driving a team of horses.

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"According to research done in 1969 by J.J. Leeming, keep-left countries have a much lower collision rate than keep-right countries. It is thought the reason behind this is that most peopleís right eye is their dominant eye. Thus, the right eye in keep-left traffic is the one closest to oncoming traffic and so should reduce collisions. Another theory as to why this might be is that most people are right handed, so when driving a manual transmission car in a keep-left country, most peopleís dominant hand is on the steering wheel; this could help in a personís ability to maneuver accurately."

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Old 07-24-2015, 09:51 AM   #9
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Back then most tires were white --natural rubber.
Yeah, I think carbon black was first added to rubber tires in 1912 or thereabouts. There's a 1908 Holsman at McPherson college that has black tires and we've been giving the faculty a hard time about it, since they're not period correct.
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Wonder how "they" cleaned the all WHITE tires??
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Wonder how "they" cleaned the all WHITE tires??
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And here I thought they just let them turn black all by themselves.
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