Ford Model AC 2-cylinder Horizontally Opposed Engine, 1904

Summary

The Ford Motor Company relied on a number of outside suppliers to produce its vehicles in the early years. John and Horace Dodge, who would later become car manufacturers, produced this two-cylinder, 10 horsepower engine. Variations of this engine powered Ford's models A, C, and F. The Model AC combined the body of the Model A with the engine of the Model C.

The Ford Motor Company relied on a number of outside suppliers to produce its vehicles in the early years. John and Horace Dodge, who would later become car manufacturers, produced this two-cylinder, 10 horsepower engine. Variations of this engine powered Ford's models A, C, and F. The Model AC combined the body of the Model A with the engine of the Model C.

Artifact

Automobile engine

Date Made

1904-1905

Creators

Dodge Brothers 

Ford Motor Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Manufactured by the Dodge Brothers in Detroit, Michigan for Ford Motor Company.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.136.117

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Metal
Brass (Alloy)
Copper alloy
Paint (Coating)

Color

Black (Color)
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 28 in

Width: 34 in

Length: 36 in

Inscriptions

Stamped on water pump: 555 On flywheel: EX-C / TOP / CENTER / IN-C Stamped on frame: 773 Stamped on black enamel: 530-4

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