View Full Version : Old Cars - Specifically Fords, late 30s era

11-16-2014, 04:23 AM
I just want someone to confirm the steps on "starting" a Ford sedan.

I'm almost certain that it wasn't the simple key ignition system we are all familiar with nowadays. But I'm not sure what the exact steps were, and I do know ignition systems varied between brands.

Thanks in advance.

T Robinson
11-16-2014, 06:00 AM
I wasn't around, but I think it involved a pedal on the floor. What did Google say?

11-16-2014, 06:18 AM
Google is your friend. "Ford Model A startup"



If you want a different Ford model, as the Model A went out of production in 1932, take a look at this Wiki and see what model looks right. Then google up "how to start ford model (whatever)" or "ford model (whatever) start up" and you should find something.


T Robinson
11-16-2014, 06:30 AM
I saw your diagram. I actually remembered that floor starter. Makes me feel better. Thanks.

11-16-2014, 06:56 AM
Thanks guys/gals! Of course I did google it, but only came up with images of the cars themselves and lots of listings for vintage clubs and traders. Poor google-fu with this one...

King Neptune
11-16-2014, 05:32 PM
See if you can find the appropriate owner's manual.


11-16-2014, 06:08 PM
I just want someone to confirm the steps on "starting" a Ford sedan.



Old Hack
11-16-2014, 09:49 PM
The Vintage Sports Car Club might be able to help too.

11-16-2014, 09:50 PM
Hail Jeff

11-17-2014, 03:53 AM
Hail JeffI know! That was incredibly cool. My inner Luddite screamed: "Witch!" but then I watched a very nice video about starting a Model A.