Ford Model T
Ford Model T Car no 2 Winner of the 1909 trans-continental race New York to Seattle
Model T Ford Tyres
- 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 make 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.
- From 1924 Balloon Tyres on 21” wire wheels were offered in the size 4.40X21.
- 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 32 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.