This car is basically stock, but it does have a Ruckstell rear axle. The Ruckstell was a popular accessory way back then that added a two-speed gearset to the rear end. Basically, by pushing the Ruckstell shifter forwards, you could select a straight-through gear. By pulling the Ruckstell shifter backwards, you could select a reduction gear.
The throttle on a Model-T is a small lever on the right behind the steering wheel. The left-hand lever behind the steering wheel lever controls the spark advance. Modern cars have been taking care of their own spark advance since the 1930’s, but by the end of its manufacturing run, the Model-T was ancient technology even in its own time.
A Model-T is a pretty simple beast. There is no speedometer, no odometer, no gas gauge, no engine temp, and definitely no ‘check engine’ light. The lone gauge is an ammeter to tell you if the battery is being charged or discharged. Inside the car you can see the bottom of the gas tank as it sits behind the dash, on top of your legs, and just in front of the [aptly-named] firewall. There were no lawyers involved in the design of this car, to be sure.
This classic car is privately owned by an enthuasist and ex racing car driver from South Australia.
Exp – 1/60
Apt – F/5.6
F/L – 23mm
Iso – 400
*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera