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  • Other "builds" for the Model A/AA Ford engine...

    Besides the Model A/AA Ford cars, Commercial Vehicles and Trucks offered for sale, what other items utilized the Model A Ford Engine in their special "builds"?



    To name a few were the Smith Model A Air Compressor, Doodlebugs...



    Any more that you can think of?



    Thanks.



    Pluck

  • #2
    Marine applications
    Gleaner combine
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      Ford Airplane?

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      • #4
        Electric generators
        Alaskan A's
        Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
        Model A Ford Club of America
        Model A Restorers Club
        Antique Automobile Club of America
        Mullins Owners Club

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        • #5
          Saw mills
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          Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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            Forney portable arc welders used for the military.
            Avery and Thieman tractors.
            Airplane tuggers and luggage haulers.
            Also have seen a railroad adaption for Irish Mail Cars.

            Rod
            "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

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            • #7
              I saw a carnival ride once that had a model A rear end and transmission but an electric motor had been patched into driving it. The rear end was under the ride that had little cars or some such thing on it and it spun the arms that pulled the cars around. I can't remember exactly how the whole thing functioned but it had seen much use. I suspect that originally they powered the thing with an A motor as it would have naturally connected to the transmission. It was just a small ride as they were back then.

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              • #8
                In the 80's I used to drive a commercially built park train that was set up at the local threshing show to give kids rides. It had a Model A or B engine. I should have paid closer attention. It also had the Model A transmission. The kids liked it when I was driving, because when we went through the tunnel I gave it the gas.

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                • #9
                  Maybe 15 or 20 years ago we had a ski area use an A engine to run the lifts.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Norm View Post
                    Ford Airplane?
                    pietenpol as designed, used the A engine

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the info Mike! Great articles about Mr. Pietenpol and the fact he lived in Spring Valley, Minnesota. I bet they're the ones who invented the leak less water pump ?
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                      • #12
                        The current issue of "The Restorer" has a great article on the Pietenpol airplanes
                        Alaskan A's
                        Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
                        Model A Ford Club of America
                        Model A Restorers Club
                        Antique Automobile Club of America
                        Mullins Owners Club

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                        • #13
                          Pietenpol Video

                          https://youtu.be/HNdj4W4Vi2I

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                          • #14
                            I recently saw a photo of a railroad application with DT & I identification. That was the Detroit Toledo and Ironton railroad owned during the 1920's, by Ford.

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                            • #15
                              A good friend of mine has a set of plans for a "Pete" and over the years has tried to get me interested in building one. But I have way to many projects in que to even think about that project. Maybe if I ever decide to retire I'll have time
                              If someone tells you “That can’t be done”. It’s time to get started!

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                              • #16
                                His Grandfather actually built one back in the forties and flew it around Goodland
                                If someone tells you “That can’t be done”. It’s time to get started!

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                                • #17
                                  Looks very similar to Clyde Cessna’s first production mono wing plane.
                                  after he Walter Beech split up.
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                                  28 Tudor
                                  57 Tbird
                                  2kMR2 Spyder
                                  62 Willys Pickup

                                  Wise man once told me you don’t know what you don’t know

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                                  • #19
                                    Here is another list of Ford powered vehicles:
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                                    Brad in Maryland

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                                    • #20
                                      So I saw a tractor at a show that was made by Sears back in 1938 that utilized the model A engine. Was a Sears Economy Tractor 1938 .

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                                      • #21
                                        ....or how about a shunting locomotive from Denmark for the hispanic cement industry:
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                                        Brad in isolation in Maryland

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                                        • #22
                                          Here’s a Zimbabwe, the 38 sears tractor using model A parts, and a weird AA powered bus from the Seattle area.
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                                          • #23
                                            .... if odd Ford Model A powered busses count, here is a Skagway bus:
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                                            Brad in Maryland

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                                            • #24
                                              ....or how about the Wismar Railbus from Germany:
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                                              There are several of them that are still in service in northern Germany:
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                                              ....or this one with a '32 grill:
                                              Schienenbus_Wismar.jpg


                                              ....and if you are into model railroading, several toy train companies have made models of these rail busses in N, HO (Märkiln, Bemo) and G scale (LGB). Here is the one made by LGB for your G scale garden railway for example: wismar_class_t_41_rail_bus_wsound_dcc_426-24661_big.jpg

                                              ....and if you are interested in what it is like to ride on one of these, there is even a YouTube video, where you can even hear the Model A engine as it departs the station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwtZwOF-jqo

                                              Brad in Maryland
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                                              • #25
                                                Originally posted by Chuck Sea/Tac View Post
                                                Here’s a Zimbabwe, the 38 sears tractor using model A parts, and a weird AA powered bus from the Seattle area.
                                                Tractor - Cool looking exhaust, straight header/no muffler? Routed like a vette side pipe. If so must have been loud.

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