Ford's Quadricycle




On June 4, 1986, Henry Ford finished his first self-propelled vehicle, the
Quadricycle. He named it the Quadricycle because it had four wire wheels
that looked like bicycle wheels. This was a two cylinder vehicle with a
four cycle gasoline engine. The gas tank held three gallons of gasoline
and power was transmitted from motor to countershaft to the rear wheel by
a chain. This vehicle was 500 pounds and only had two speeds, 10 and 20
mph. In order to stop, the clutch had to be released and the brake had to
be applied, there was also no reverse.




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