Rod’s cars — Rubys dolls — Our garage

Friday, July 31, 2015

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RESTORING THIS 1921 Ford Model T

Sold this car in 2009

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Reserved: GARAGE 
Reserved: DOLLS
Reserved: Cars of our past
Reserved: News

Our current collection


1922 Ford Speedster yellow

1929 Ford Speedster red

1931 Ford Roadster  blue

1931 Ford Coupe  tan   SOLD

1937 Ford sedan  black

1957 Ford Thunderbird  white

1966 Ford Mustang white

Reserved: VIDEOS


Reserved:  Ruby’s newest doll

1922 Ford Model “T” Speedster. The latest upgrades to this car are the all white tires and brass horns. Originally rubber tires were white, which is the natural color of rubber.  In the early 1900s, Binney & Smith began selling their carbon black chemicals to Goodrich Tire Company, as it was found that the use of carbon black in rubber manufacturing significantly increased certain desirable qualities for rubber meant to be turned into tires.  (Binney & Smith would later switch to making school products, and, eventually, re-name their company after their most popular product, Crayola Crayons.) In any event, carbon black works as a reinforcing filler in rubber, which increases the durability and strength of the rubber.  Specifically, adding about 50% by weight of carbon black increases the road-wear abrasion of the produced tire by as much as 100 fold and improves the tensile strength of the tire by as much as 1008%.