Couzens

Did you burn the records?

Sorensen

Mr. Ford did.

Records waste time.

Hawkins

What do you know abou it?

Sorensen

I'm on the piston bench.

I get a piston without a tag.

I can't put the piston

on the connecting rod.

I got to walk to the clerk

for a new tag and waste time!

Couzens

And money.

Sorensen

You listen to that.

Hawkins

Why the hell did he

have to burn them!

Sorensen

That's the quickest way.

Couzens

He burns records. He might

burn something important next.

             

Ford

Hell, he complains about not

making cars fast enough. Well, we

got enough out to make us

$3,000,000! But I'll get them

oout faster. I hired a couple

of new men who stand

and hold stop watches

over the factory operations.

And that made me think.

Tom Edison told me the fastest

thing is light and electricity.

Energy from light is hard to get

but electricity runs

the whole plant. I want

the biggest electric plant

that way I can get cars

out faster because I'll have

plenty of energy to get out

into the plant faster than

lightning. That's it.

Make cars as fast as lightning!

 

Couzens

You shouldn't have burned those records.

Ford

Mind your own business!

We're making plenty of money, Jim.

That's all you want.

Declaring big dividends is all right

but I want to lower the price.

Couzens

I already have. The price is $780.

Ford

More electricity can lower the price

even more. More electricity, the faster

the car's made. Electricity is better than money!

Couzens

What are you talking about?

 

Ford

The new power plant

for Highland Park will be

the largest gas engine

in the world!

Wills

When you finish with that,

I'll be finished with these

assembly plants. Why don't we

redesign the car?

Freshen her up a bit?

Ford

No, it's fine like it is.

Hal, I might take a vacation,

enjoy life for awhile,

walk in the woods and listen

to birds. I might write

a book about birds.

             

Klingensmith

Mr. Couzens! Guggenheim's giving

the award to the Shawmut!

He claims our car changed engines

in Iowa. Our publicity is busted!

Couzens

The hell it is. Tell people it's an example

of the good Ford service they can get

from every Ford dealer. Klingensmith,

I'm starting a bank. Highland Park Bank.

All our suppliers better deal with it.

Klingensmith

This is a company bank?

Couzens

My bank! It's the sure way to protect

my fortune. The growth of this company

is over. Maybe the fun's over.

So I want another field.

 

Avery

Divide up operations so a man can

do only one thing. Then he won't

have to move around.

Martin

We have to more the work

from one man to the next man

Klann

Gravity slides. That's easy enough

to rig on this piston to rod assembly.

MAN

ONE

10 SECONDS

MAN

TWO

10 SECONDS

MAN

THREE

10 SECONDS

  drive out pin

oil pin

enter pin in piston

place rod in piston

turn piston to take screw

turn screw with brace

tighten screw with wrench

place cotter pin

spread end with jobber

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A

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S

L

I

D

E

  drive out pin

oil pin

enter pin in piston

place rod in piston

turn piston to take screw

turn screw with brace

tighten screw with wrench

place cotter pin

spread end with jobber

MAN

ONE

10 SECONDS

MAN

TWO

10 SECONDS

MAN

THREE

10 SECONDS

INSPECT

8 SECONDS

2,700 MADE IN 9 HOURS

that's 60 seconds faster for each one made!

Let's try the same approach with magneto assembly

Ford

I don't like this bank business, Couzens

Couzens

This has nothing to do with my bank.

He gave us a bad price

This is my business.

You know nothing about buying parts.

Ford

I want no bank telling me what price

to sell my car for or how to make my car.

Couzens

I said no deal to him because it was a bad price

not because he didn't use my bank. You signed that deal,

and now you got a bad price.

Ford

Your bank!

Couzens

I won't kiss your goddamn cane.

And see if the Board of Directors

approves your goddamn tractor!

Ford

The farmer needs a tractor. You can't stop me

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