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Ford Model T (1918)

Ford Model T (1918)

The Model T is arguably one of the most famous of all American cars, and therefore has a place in everyone's heart. Hot rodders have taken to it since the I !)20s, stripping the car from its already basic specification to make it lighter and therefore turning it into more of a racer. Though at first the cars received tuned versions of the standard four cylinder 183ci (3-liter) motors, by 1932 the Flathead V8 was in production, and it wasn't long before that found its way into the stripped Model Ts, which were then raced on the dry lakes of southern California. The T Bucket, as shown here, came about in the 1960s as a development of the stripped-out cars, though by then more often than not they had Chevy's small-block, and strong rear axles with huge tyres to get maximum straight-line performance. The skinny front wheels were purely to keep it lightweight.

Ford Model T (1918) Specifications

Top speed:115 mph (184 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):5.2 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:350 ci (5,735 cc)
Transmission:4-speed auto
Max power:250 bhp (186 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque:328 lb ft (444 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:2,198 lb (999 kg)
Economy:18.1 mpg (6.4 km/I)
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