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Henry Ford's first engine


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Old 09-04-2004, 08:00:15 AM
Dave Davis
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Hello : Does anyone know who the guy was that was selling the plans for Henry Fords first engine was ? Or does anyone have a good set of plans to build this engine ? Thank you for any and all help .
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Old 09-04-2004, 10:23:08 AM
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If I recall correctly, Mr. Ford built his engine with plans from a magazine. In the 1890s, gas engines were a developing technology, and were covered by many of the Mechanix Illustrated type magazines of the time. I also recall he got it running with it on the kitchen sink, with his wife dribbling gas down the intake port. As far as plans, try the Henry Ford museum/Deerfield village. John in Ne.
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Old 09-04-2004, 10:57:20 AM
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Its Greenfeild village.You can contact them at.www.TheHenryFord.org BobRR
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Old 09-04-2004, 03:14:33 PM
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I bought a set of plans for a friend in Portland. There is no name on the plans but there is a article in the plans with the name Dick Long, Wichita, Kansas. You might try to contact them. Hope this helps. Lauren
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:29:58 PM
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Try Leon Ridenhour, KNOXVILLE, TN, Telephone 865-584-9759
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Old 09-04-2004, 11:05:36 PM
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A man had that engine at the SweetWater TN. show last year, he also had the plans.

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Old 09-04-2004, 11:05:51 PM
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Old 09-04-2004, 11:10:44 PM
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Dave someone said that at the Portland Spring Swap Meet there was someone selling plans and a kit to build some kind of engine, I think it was Henry Ford's 1st engine. I have been trying to find this guy ever since I heard about it. Someone had said that he was way behind in orders for his kits. Are we talking about the same guy and the same engine? If you find who has the plans please let me know as I would like a set of them or the kit whichever it is. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2004, 07:23:39 AM
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The man at Portland with the engine and kits was the Leon Ridenour mentioned by Bill Bird in the previous post. He lives in Knoxville, Tn.
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Old 09-05-2004, 08:07:19 AM
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Thank You everyone for your response . I will contact Leon Ridenhour and get what I need . Thank You all again .
 


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