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Research Report on Fords Model A Henry Ford was initially stubborn about car sales on his first car the Model T not to mention resentful His theory was that dealers not his car were to blame for the decline in sales However the invincible man finally came to terms with reality As well as the rearrangement of the Ford plants where it would be produced Production of the Model T ceased at the end of May 1927 a few days after the 15 millionth car had come off the assembly line The most interesting thing of Fords plunge into the future was that the old car expired before the new car had been born No matter what vehicle that they might come up with no one knew how it would be powered because no plan for an engine existed Nevertheless movement in the direction of a totally new car went ahead Henry Fords basic concept was for a car that would deliver speed power and comfort -- suited to the improved roads and the quick-paced life of that day It would be lower than the T longer wider more pleasing in its proportions available in a variety of models and an assortment of colors And it would be named after the first car made by Ford Motor Company back in 1903 --the Model A Months were required to reach agreement on the engine design The one finally adopted was a 4-cylinder 200-cubic-inch L-head engine only a little larger than that of the T but developing 40 horsepower This new engine had aluminum alloy pistons and cylinder head 3-bearing counterbalanced crankshaft and battery distributor ignition Model Ts outdated planetary transmission gave way to a 3-speed sliding gear type with gears of heat-treated chromium steel clutch and transmission The wheelbase of the new Model A was 1035 inches the tread was 56 inches and road clearance 95 inches The steel
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