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The Model R was introduced in as a refined version of the Model N.
With full front fenders and attaching running boards, it was available in two colors, Brewster Green and Carmine Red. The side lever controls the two-speed planetary transmission.
There is a four-cylinder L-head engine that displaces cubic-inches and produces 18 horsepower. The transmission is a two-speed planetary unit and two-wheel mechanical brakes provide the stopping power.
The inch wheelbase rests on a solid front axle with transverse leaf springs and a live rear axle with full-elliptic leaf springs. It is finished in green paint and is in need of a restoration. There is rust, dents, and cracks throughout.
The tail-lamp is missing and the right side lamp has a cracked lens. This is one of the few remaining early Ford four-cylinder examples still in existence.
Henry Ford had created several predecessors to the Model T, one of them was the six-cylinder Model K. It also differed from these prior cars; it had a cast en bloc engine and removable cylinder head, thermosyphon cooling and transverse leaf rear suspension.
Similarities it shared with the N, R, and S include the bevel-topped radiator with tall neck, foot-operated planetary transmission, and a steering wheel with column-mounted spark and throttle controls. The Model R Ford is distinguishable from the Model N by its running boards and mechanical lubrication system.
The Model R had a very short lifespan, lasting from April through October in During that time, examples were produced.
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It was a complex car which fostered Henry's dislike for complexity and is partly responsible for the introduction of the simplistic four-cylinder Model T. Prior four-cylinder Fords to the Model T were the N, R, and S, with the Model T benefiting from each of these models as well.
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