Approval 2: Mike Olivetto
Manufacturing procedure test document with
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Model T automobile.
The Driver of the Model T is responsible for safety.
All procedures must reflect actual practices, not previous
every six months.
The Document Owner is responsible for updating this
The Manufacturing Engineering Manager is
that it reflects actual practice, and that it supports
way up -- this is the Retarded position.
Move Throttle Control Lever (on right side of the steering wheel)
to "slightly open " position... almost all the way up.
back (toward the rear of the car).
Rotate the round Mixture Control knob clockwise until the line
points straight ahead, toward the front of the car.
Walk to front of car. Pull out Choke Ring at bottom left of
radiator. Pull out all the way.
With Choke Ring pulled out, pull Starting Crank up (in a clockwise
motion) two times. Start pull with Crank at bottom; end pull with
crank at top.
SAFETY -- IMPORTANT!
DO NOT PULL STARTING CRANK UNLESS SPARK IS
RETARDED! (see Step 1)
arm caused by premature engine firing due to an
advanced spark setting. If the spark is advanced when
no. 1 piston is in the wrong position, and the engine
fires, the starting crank will rotate violently and break
your arm or hand.
Release the Choke Ring -- let it go back to its retracted position in
the radiator shell. Then, pull the Starting Crank up two more times.
Move the Power Switch on the dashboard to the right -- to the
"Battery" setting. Electrical power is now going to the coil and the
Pull Starting Crank up Once. The car will now start instantly.
gas in the gas tank.
Then, take out and clean the spark plugs.
With the engine running, change the Power Switch setting from
"Battery" to "Magneto". This saves unnecessary drain on the
battery, as the magneto is now producing electrical current.
Turn Mixture Control knob 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Turn
slowly. Stop turning when engine runs smoothly.
with task #13.
Walk to driver's side of car. Turn valve all the way
counterclockwise on cylindrical acetylene gas tank down by the
running board. Go to front of car. Open glass headlamp doors.
Light each headlamp by placing lit match to pilot hole at bottom of
each reflector. Close glass doors.
Gets in car, releases Axle Handbrake.
This brake acts on brake shoes that press on the rear axle. It is
what we think of as a parking brake.
car and the transmission automatically shifts into Low Gear. Same
as moving from Park to Drive in a modern car.
Keep your right foot on the rightmost of the three foot pedals -- it's
the footbrake -- acts on driveshaft brake shoes.
Pull the Spark Control Lever about 1/4 of the way down.
Keeping your right foot on the footbrake pedal, push the leftmost
pedal (the forward speed gearshift) all the way down to select Low
Take foot off rightmost footbrake pedal while pulling down
Throttle Control lever -- it's like a steering wheel mounted gas
The Model T now moves forward.
Adjust Spark Control Lever to compensate for increased
load when going up a hill... move lever up (retard spark)
when going uphill.
around and proceed in reverse gear.