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Ford Model T Car no 2 Winner of the 1909 trans-continental race New York to Seattle

Ford Model T Car no 2 Winner of the 1909 trans-continental race New York to Seattle

Model T Ford 1908–1927

  • The first Model T Ford fitted 30 - 3 Tyres on the front and 30 - 3 1/2 Tyres on the rear. We suggest the 30x3 Wards Riverside (front) and 30x3 1/2 Wards Riverside (back).
  • These tyres need innertubes to function, we would suggest the Long Central Valve Model T innertube.
  • Michelin also makes a 760-90 RET Reinforced innertube, which we suggest is the best tube for a Model T on Clincher tyres.
  • Up until 1914, the Tin Lizzie fitted all-white tyres. Sadly, we do not stock an all-white tyre for these cars but we may be able to supply some so please phone us on +44 (0) 1302 711 123.
  • The Canadian-made cars and some export Model T Fords fitted the same size 30 X 3½ tyres front and rear.
  • In the USA from 1918 The Model T Ford fitted demountable wheels with 30X3.5 tyres front and rear.
  • We suggest fitting the 30 X 3.5 Wards Riverside front and rear to post 1917 Model T Fords with demountable clincher rims.
  • Follow the link to watch these films about fitting beaded edge tyres.
  • From 1924, Balloon Tyres on 21” wire wheels were offered in the size 4.40X21.

Ford Model T Tyres Explained


  • We would suggest the 4.40/4.50 x 21 Lucas. We have these tyres fitted on a Model A Ford and they are great.
  • There is a suggestion that Ford fitted 30X3½ Firestone and 440-21 Firestone tyres, However, Ford regularly changed brand depending on price and availability.
  • The Model T Ford had special wheels with welded spokes and fitted Long Central Valve 440-550x20/21 innertubes.
  • We would suggest that 6.00 x 20 Lucas are excellent tyres for the Ford Model T truck.
  • For these tyres the Michelin 20H Central Valve innertube will be the best fit.
  • Model T Ford Tyre pressures should never be less than 60 psi with the beaded edge tyres and 30 psi with 440/40X21 tyres.
  • For information on fitting Model T Ford Tyres please follow this link to some short films we have made about fitting beaded edge tyres.

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It could be that these early Model T's could be driving around with some all white tyres with dirt from the road looking the way they did 100 years ago.

History of the Ford Model T

The Ford Model T is a car that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927 when it was superseded by the Ford Model A. The Model T Ford is generally regarded as the first affordable car, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American, this was in part because of Ford's innovations, including assembly line mass production as opposed to individual handcrafting. The first production Model T Ford was produced on August 12, 1908, and left the Piquette Plant factory in Detroit, Michigan on September 27, 1908. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. The Ford Model T was the first automobile mass-produced on assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts, marketed to the middle class. Some say it was only available in black...

Ford Model T Pickup
Model T Ford Pickup

Making of a Ford Model T Tyre

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