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Model A Ford Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is the Ford Model A?
A: The Ford Model A was the second successful vehicle model for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T.

When was it first produced?
A: On October 20, 1927.

However, it was not introduced until when?
A: December 2.

What did it replace?
A: It replaced the venerable Model T.

How long had it produced the model T?
A: For 18 years.

This new Model A (a previous model had used the name in 1903–04) was designated a 1928 model and was available in how many standard colors?
A: Four.

By February 4, 1929 how many Model As had been sold?
A: One million.

 
And by July 24, how many?
A: Two million.

The range of body styles ran from the Tudor at US$500 (in grey, green, or black) to the what?
A: The Town Car with a dual cowl at US$1200.

In March 1930, Model A sales hit what mark?
A: Three million, and there were nine body styles available.

When did the Model A production end?
A: In March 1932.

How many had been made in all body styles?
A: 4,858,644.

What was it’s successor?
A: The Model B, which featured an updated inline four-cylinder engine, as well as the Model 18, which introduced Ford's new flathead V8 engine.

Prices for the Model A ranged from US$385 for a roadster to US$1400 for what?
A: A the top-of-the-line Town Car.

 
The engine was a water-cooled L-head inline four with what displacement?
A: 201 cu in.

This engine provided how much horse power?
A: 40 hp.

What was the top speed?
A: Around 65 mp.

How long was the Model A wheelbase?
A: 103.5 in.

What kind of transmission did it have?
A: The transmission was a conventional unsynchronized three-speed sliding gear manual with a single speed reverse.

What kind of brakes did the Model A have?
A: Four-wheel mechanical drum brakes.

The 1930 and 1931 models were available with stainless steel what?
A: Radiator cowling and headlamp housings.

 
The very rare Special Coupe started production around March 1928 and ended when?
A: Mid-1929.

The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with what?
A: A conventional clutch and brake pedals, throttle, and gearshift.

Previous Fords used controls that had become what?
A: Uncommon to drivers of other makes.

Where was the Model A's fuel tank?
A: It was situated in the cowl, between the engine compartment's fire wall and the dash panel.

It had a visual what?
A: Fuel gauge.

What caused the fuel to flow to the carburetor?
A: Gravity.

A rear-view mirror was what?
A: Optional.

 
In cooler climates, owners could purchase an aftermarket cast iron unit to place over the exhaust manifold to do what?
A: To provide heat to the cab.

A small door provided adjustment of what?
A: The amount of hot air entering the cab.

The Model A was the first car to have safety glass where?
A: In the windshield.

What Soviet company, started as a joint venture between Ford and the Soviet Union, made a licensed version from 1932–1936?
A: GAZ.

This served as the basis for the FAI and BA-20 armored cars which saw use as what?
A: Soviet scout vehicles in the early stages of World War II.

In addition to the United States, Ford made the Model A in plants what countries?
A: In Argentina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.

In Europe, where in some countries cars were taxed according to engine size, Ford in the UK manufactured the Model A with a what?
A: A smaller displacement engine of 124.7 cu in.

 
The model A was expensive to own and too heavy and uneconomical to achieve volume sales, and so unable to compete in the newly developing mass market, while also too crude to compete as a what?
A: A luxury product.

European manufactured Model As failed to achieve the sales success in Europe that would greet their what?
A: Smaller successor in England and Germany.

From the mid 1910s through the early 1920s, Ford dominated the automotive market with its what?
A: Model T.

However, during the mid-1920s, this dominance eroded as competitors, especially the various General Motors divisions, caught up with Ford's what?
A: Mass production system.

They even began to better Ford in some areas, especially by offering what?
A: More powerful engines, new convenience features, or cosmetic customization.

How were features that Henry Ford considered to be unnecessary, such as electric starters, shifting in the public's perception?
A: From luxuries to essentials.

Ford's sales force recognized the threat and did what?
A: Advised Henry to respond to it.

 
Initially he resisted, but the T's sagging market share finally forced him to admit what?
A: That a replacement was needed.

When he finally agreed to begin development of this new model, he focused on the mechanical aspects and on what today is called what?
A: Design for manufacturability.

Although ultimately successful, the development of the Model A included what?
A: Many problems that had to be resolved.

For example, the die stamping of parts from sheet steel, which the Ford company had led to new heights of development with the Model T production system, was something Henry had what?
A: He had always been ambivalent about; it had brought success, but he felt that it was not the best choice for durability.

He was determined that the Model A would rely more on what?
A: Drop forgings.

His ideas to improve the DFM of forging did not prove what?
A: Practical.

Eventually, Ford's engineers persuaded him to relent, lest the Model A's production cost would do what?
A: Force up its retail price too much.

 
Henry's disdain for cosmetic vanity as applied to automobiles led him to leave the Model A's styling to whom?
A: A team led by his son Edsel.

It was during the period from the mid-1920s to early 1930s that what became apparent about the first generation of mass production?
A: The limits of the production system's rigidity.

The era of "what" had begun?
A: Flexible mass production.

The Model A was well represented in media of the era since it was what?
A: One of the most common cars.

Several Model As have obtained what?
A: Particular fame.

The "Mean Green Machine", a green and black 1931 Tudor Sedan, has been a staple of what?
A: University of North Texas football games and special events since 1974, maintained by the spirit organization Talons since the 1980s.

The Ramblin' Wreck, a 1930 Sport Coupe, is the official mascot of whom?
A: The student body at the Georgia Institute of Technology and appears at sporting events and student body functions.

Between October 1992 and December 1994, Hector Quevedo, along with his son Hugo, drove a 1928 Model A 22,000 mi (35,406 km) from his home in Punta Arenas, Chile to where?
A: Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

The car required minimal service, including a flat tire and transmission work in Nicaragua, and is now housed where?
A: In the Henry Ford Museum.

Charlie Ryan's song "Hot Rod Lincoln" featured a what?
A: A modified Model A.