Wills

You better check with Couzens.

We're running low on money.

Flanders

I have good relation with Couzens.

Look Wills, I know it's hard for you

to admit that us experts from the East

can run this shop better, but look:

things move not.

Wills

Yea, production's better, and soon we'll

design of a much better car. The N has pep,

but transmission is exposed to dirt and

Flanders

That's a mistake. Stick with this model

as long as you can. That way I can

work out the most economies and get

the most profit. Don't redesign

for three or four years. The Model N

is the best around for the money.

Get $80,000 worth of tools

and I can make plenty and we make plenty!

 

Ford

I guess Flanders is alright

but seems he wants

to stand still. That's bad.

I mde five models in

three years. The N is the best

but I can do better.

                   

Couzens

Finding those letters

in Ford's office proves to me

that Ford is incapable

of running this business. I

want to keep Flanders

on production. We need money!

 

Couzens

Gentlemen, we're in trouble.

The Model K made only $100,000

hardly enough to cover

the Piquette Avenue expenses.

I want to do what you want, Flanders,

but to do that we need money.

We have to get a bank loan.

Ford

Are you sure, Jim?

Couzens

The only way we can expand

is with a bank loan.

Flanders

This is your decision, but you need to expand.

Couzens

Well, Ford, what do you say?

Ford

I think the N will sell real good.

Couzens

Business is dropping off all over.

Wall Street is in trouble.

Ford

What's that have to do with us!

Couzens

The market's not strong.

Ford

Millions of people need my car.

Couzens

We need money now!

Ford

Make the dealers sell the K.

Make them buy for next spring.

Couzens

I did that already!

Ford

We don't need no banks!

Couzens

I don't have any more money! I can't pay

wages or dividends! Make cares faster!

Ford

I make them as fast as I can.

Couzens

Not fast enough. I have to get a bank loan!

Ford

If you do that, I quit!

 

Ford

Couzens says we need

a bank loan. Something

about a panic on Wall Street

and nobody buying.

Sorensen

If you need money

I got some saved up.

Ford

No Charlie, if I ever do that,

I'll find another line of work.

Flander's machines run up the bill.

Sorensen

It's worth it.

He makes miracles.

We can get a hundred cars a day!

           

Couzens

Hawkins! We're out of money!

I'm going out to sell! New York

Monday with Plantiff; Philly

Tuesday with Block; Chicago

Thursday with Hay. Des Moines

Friday with Herring. I'm on

the coast Monday. If we hit

bottom, let me know. But god

damn it, don't tell anybody else!

You and Klingensmith take charge.

Hawkins

What about the bank loan?

Couzens

Ford'll quit if we get it,

and I don't want him to quit, yet.

Ford

I want to build a car for people, not profit,

A car that even the farmer can use. A car that can

get anywhere and is easy to run. Everybody can

get where they want fast and easy. Then people

can get together and talk things over. That'll

end bickering and make the world a better place!

 

Flanders

I can't see how this

company lasted! Hell,

always bickering.

Walborn

We make 50 a day.

Flanders

We can do better.

Walborn

Wills, Sorensen, Martin,

all jealous as hell.

They slow us down.

Flanders

I'll tell Couzens

to fire them.

Walborn

I don't like this place.

Flanders

I might have something

lined up. We can boss

our own company. But now

we make money here.

FLOW FLOW FLOW

50 CARS A DAY

GET THIS MILLER READY

INCREASE THE RADIAL RAKE ANGLE

TO FIFTEEN DEGREES

FLOWFLOWFLOW

SEVENTY CARS A DAY

COARSEN TEETH THAT GIVES

A BETTER CUT. LESS CHATTER.

GET THIS DRILLER READY

INCREASE POINT ANGLE

TO 110 DEGREES

FLOWFLOWFLOW

NINETY CARS A DAY

SHOW THE EFFICIENCY

ECONOMY THAT FOLLOWED

SHOW CARS

ONE AFTER ANOTHER

FILLING THE TEST YARD,

CARS ALL

AROUND

ONE HUNDRED CARS A DAY!

         

Ford

Make is smaller

Wills

The gear'll be too weak!

You need a strong

gear mesh transmission.

Ford

A so-so driver can tear

those gears up. I want

planetary transmission.

Wills

Then you need some metal

we ain't got!

Barthel

Remember that valve stem

we got from that French car

that wrecked at Daytona?

You still hav it?

Wills

Yeah. Hank never throws

anything away. That valve stem

was tough and light.

Ford

Where can you find out about it?

Galamb

There's an alloy steel plant

out in Canton. I heard about it

at some engineers meeting.

Wills

Help me get some drawings, Joe.

I'll be in Canton tomorrow. (exit)

Ford

Hey Otto, give me Hal's hat!

I'll show him who's obss!

(Ford hammers the hat to the table)

Ford

Oh boy! You want this!

Wills

I'm ready. See you boys.

What the hell!

Ford

You look better

without a hat! Ha Ha!

ONE HUNDRED CARS A DAY ONE HUNDRED CARS A DAY ONE HUNDRED CARS A DAY ONE HUNDRED

Sorensen

The Pharoahs cast iron like this!

Most of this wood is done for

after one pour. Use metal patterns

and metal molding boards and ram

the damn thing hard as hell!

You're crazy!

Sorensen

Cancel Ford's orders.

I'll take them somewhere else!

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