Wandersee

I got the connecting rod clamped

to the piston with a pin

in the eye. It moves around

in these bronze bushings

forged into piston bosses.

Ford

That connecting rod'll be

Vanadium steel, right?

How much does it weigh?

Wandersee

15 pounds.

Ford

There's nothing lighter

than cast iron for pistons?

Wandersee

I'm looking for it.

Ford

Charlie made me a wood model

of the engine bloc.

Wood's light and I can play

with it. But from what you say,

the whole engine'll weigh

over 400 pounds.

That's too heavy.

           

Galamb

With Vanadium the gears stand in.

The flywheel is the driving part

and carries pinions with three

lateral studs that carry the triple

planetary pinions; this gear spins

with the flywheel. It's connected

to the hub clutch drum that runs

to the drive shaft. Push down

on the slow speed pedal and

the brake drum holds the gear,

this pinion rolls on it and this

smaller pinion turns the driving

gear slower. Press down

on the reverse pedal, this brake drum

holds this gear so the large pinion

turns on it and that larger pinion

reverses the driving gear. In high gear

the entire mechanism turns

as a unit.

 

Wandersee

Connecting rod's

too heavy.

Wills

Use Vanadium,

that's best.

Wandersee

Nothing lighter?

Wills

Of course not.

Wandersee

Then how do I

get it lighter!

Wills

Why not forge

the crankbolt

with the connecting rod

   

Sorensen

Mr. Ford wants

a loose head

joined flush

to the pistons.

Martin

An open ended cast

Sorensen

Make the pattern

and flask together,

both out of metal.

Set the cores and

don't rely on sand

to find its place.

Save 20 pounds!

Martin

Shove this cast

down Flander's

throat!

   

Ford

Too heavy. I got

a keen idea.

Galamb

I mean the way

things connect

is alright?

Ford

Sure, that makes sense

I want the crankcase

cast to get

the tranmission case too

Get things in tight.

Save 30 pounds.

 

Huff

Here's your high frequency alternating current magneto.

Sixteen armature coils wound round soft iron,

carried on an iron frame, are sixteen horseshoe magnets

that revolve on a wheel inside the coil.

As it turns, south pole, north pole, shift flux

every sixteenth inch and get voltage and current.

Only problem is, it don't work.

Ford

Get the engine under 380 pounds

Keep the rest

Lean

 

fill the crankcase with oil                 a float feed carburetor

no heavy pump, just air

magneto scoops up oil

and drops it in a small funnel

with a brass tube that takes

oil to the timing gear

then drips it back into the trough

                Smith from the Keim Mill

out in Buffalo claims

we need steel stampings.

Strong and 5 pounds lighter

 

Too much

vibration

with a pump you cool

the engine too much

and add 10 pounds.

Water gets round

by itself, light hot,

cold water stays

on the bottom, then up

cooling the engine,

Rises right back

to the radiator and

cools again by the fan

        Don't like

those

gaskets

Four contact points

in a fiber ring

closed by an aluminum

case. The points

connect to the magneto

and coils.

Good timing:

1st 2nd 4th 3rd

Champion plugs

ain't nobody said it

but this car

is gonna ride

as high as a

Giraffe!

    seven leaves of

Vanadium for springs.

No shocks. That adds

20 pounds of dead weight

   

just one door

everybody

can

pile in from

this side

Ford

We got a market for the car in the farmer.

So just don't think of her as cruising

over city roads. She'll meet alot of ruts.

That four point suspension's not flexible.

Three point suspension

That's the idea!

She has more give!

Use this stick to check the gas.

The oil's tougher to check. The engine

runs best with the oil level

between the two petcocks. But there's

no way to know how much oil you got in

so you might as well fill it.

Now set the position of the throttle

and the spark lever before you crank.

Make sure the emergency brake is on.

Now put the key in and throw it over

to magneto. Now get out and push

the crank forward until you feel

the ratchet catch. Pull the crank up

with a quick swing. If you ever have to

spin the engine, make sure the spark's

retarded or you might get a backfire

and break you arm

MODEL T MODEL T MODEL T MODEL T MODEL T

Ready to go!

Advance the spark

and let her heat up.

Adjust your carburetor

so it ain't racin' so fast,

and take off!

 

Galamb

I talked to Wills.

He thinks dust

gets in because

the cover is loose.

We should try

a stamp steel cover

with a gasket.

And he's keen for

gear mesh transmission

                     

Huff

Trouble is she

gets so hot

insulation melts

Sorensen

This magneto

will be the last

thing we get done.

We could use

a dry cell battery.

Ford

This magneto and this planetary transmission

are the keys to this car. With a magneto

you're never out of electricity because

when ever the motor turns just a bit

you can get a spark. And with the planetary

there's no chance of crunching gears

or ever getting out of gear.

Galamb

Yes, but the magneto don't work.

Ford

What should we do about it?

Huff

You can do what you damn well please.

I ain't goint to sit here and let you

smart asses make fun of me. The little puss

is your problem. I'll be on the wharves

drunkern hell!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Ford

What are you laughing at!

If you can't fix this damn thing

then all of you clear out!

driven gear

triple gear

flywheel

transmission case

transmission shaft

universal joint knuckle male

joint housing

universal joint knuckle female

radius rod castle nut

rear radius rod

drive shaft tube

drive shaft

ball bearing

roller bearing

drive shaft pinion

castle nut

differential pinion

differential spider

differential gear

thrust washer steel

thrust washer babbitt

thrust washer steel

gear case

grease plug

    rear axle shaft   steering wheel    
  rear axle housing       wheel nut  
rear axle roller bearing           planetary pinion
rear axle roller bearing sleeve           steering post
roller bearing           steering spindle connecting rod
axle housing cap           spindle bolt
rear radius rod           spindle arm
hub brake cam shaft           large ball race
brake shoe           spindle
hub flange           ball bearings
hub           small ball race
key           washer
castle pin           lock nut
cotter pin           brake pedal
hub cap            

Wills

All the boys

go on strike?

Ford

The magneto bleeds

It's no good.

Wills

All you need is thicker insulation

Ford

Maybe thick varnish

We'd have to bake it in.

Wills

You need more than a regular oven

Ford

We can make a vacuum pump oven

Wills

Bake it dry

Ford

Drive out to my farm,

get some impregnating varnish

and a couple of syrup kettles.

My boy Edsel'll show you where.

Hurry back.

No one knows

if Ford talks to himself

or to his car

When he is alone

with himself

or with her

You little honey!

Damn Model T!

I'll fix your magneto

or throw you into Lake St. Clair.

I'll put those syrup kettles on the lathe

cut off the flanges

drill holes to put in air

and one to suck air out.

Put a gasket

make it tight

and hook it to a vacuum pump

put varnish all around your magneto

pressure and suck pump

till you shiny

put you in a baking oven

and take you out

and you'll spark

till I die

 

Mechanic hunched

over his work

silent

with fiddling hands

I wish'd Wills get here!

 

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