Registry: 1900 Ford Model 01

Rick Eggers's 1900 Ford Model 01 – “Quadricycle”
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Replica of Henry Ford's first car, actually built in 1894-5 and first driven in 1896. Mine was built from blueprints and drawings taken from the original Quadricycle that's in the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. The engine is identical to the original except for the pistons, which are stock Honda 200. It has a 2.5 inch bore and a 6 inch stroke, making pretty close to 1 liter of displacement. There is no carburetor. Instead there.s a drip valve that simply drips fuel into the intake manifold. The ignition is by a single wound coil and what is called a "make and break" system. The spark plugs are also made from scratch, and I tried several designs before I found a way to keep the insulators from burning up. It does around 15 MPH.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Rick Eggers   [1908Rick]
Location: Cape Coral, FL, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1900
Original Colour:Black
Current Colour:Black
Odometer:4 miles
Engine Type:2 cylinder
Transmission:Leather belt
Last Updated:2017-07-16 09:18:25


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Member Comments on Registry: 1900 Ford Model 01   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
2017-07-17 19:03:21 # 43628
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Rating: 10/10
Hello Rick,Magnificent project! Just as for some Museum! One of the best replicas of Henry's quadricycle that I saw until now, and I saw a lot of them. Congratulations! Regards, Zoran

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-07-16 09:18:25

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jul 15, 2017 Rick Eggers  USA Added to Registry (ID 39132)

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