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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ford Sites Map Updated

Spent a little time over the summer to add more locations to the Google Maps showing Ford locations. This is an exclusive to Vintage Ford facts. There may be imitators & wanna bes, but there is only one site dedicated solely to pre-1940 Ford History.

Over the next couple months I will be adding other things such as branch assembly plants, Vacation & summer homes of the Ford family that are located outside of Michigan, places that are of value to other Ford Historians.

My ultimate goal is to have an all inclusive one stop source for Ford History locations. It has not been a small undertaking by any stretch, but I feel this to be a worthwhile effort.

You can access the map at the link below. It's free to use, I only ask for proper credit with a link back to this site to be given in the event it is used for a commercial concern.

View Ford Sites in a larger map

Owners Manual Artwork

This is a small sampling of Ford owner's manuals from my collection. As you can see the artwork was minimal as shown by the Model T manual to more elaborate and colorful as shown by the later v-8 era books. If enough interest I will post more in the near future.

Early 1920s Model T

1936 Ford Truck

Almost reminds you of getting a shot at the Dr.'s office.

The 85 refers to the 85HP engine. Ford introduced a 60HP engine  in 1937 for fuel conscious customers.

The New Ford for 1939

Here are a few scans from original Ford literature in my Personal Collection. You'll see the difference between the '39 Standard & DeLuxe Models. Pictured are the Coupe, Fordor Sedan, Convertible. Too bad new car brochures don't have this quality of artwork.