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    Courtesy of Fixitphil





    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

  • #2
    Thanks Mitch and Fixitphil
    Very enjoyable. I really like the Eliason snow boggan on the last video.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Twiss Collector Car Parts

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    • #3
      No trailer queen, this was my high school transportation, and may never have been in a garage during the winter.
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      • #4
        I got worried when the camera flipped over in the first video, LOL. - This is how the snowplow driver gets to the snowplow.
        “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Will Rogers).

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        • #5
          Watching that guy in the first clip use his right hand to change gears looked pretty weird to me.
          I can't find it now but a recall seeing a vidio clip a couple of years ago where the Model T was mounted on what looked like a couple of pontoons, each with a spiral rib around them. They were mounted along the sides of the car and the driver could turn them in the same direction to go forward or back or opposite directions to turn. That thing had no trouble in soft snow over 3 feet deep - it flew straight over the top of even the deepest, softest snow. A man on a horse had real trouble while the T wasn't bothered. Ha anyone else seen that clip?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Greynomad View Post
            Watching that guy in the first clip use his right hand to change gears looked pretty weird to me.
            I can't find it now but a recall seeing a vidio clip a couple of years ago where the Model T was mounted on what looked like a couple of pontoons, each with a spiral rib around them. They were mounted along the sides of the car and the driver could turn them in the same direction to go forward or back or opposite directions to turn. That thing had no trouble in soft snow over 3 feet deep - it flew straight over the top of even the deepest, softest snow. A man on a horse had real trouble while the T wasn't bothered. Ha anyone else seen that clip?
            It was posted on the VFF a while ago.

            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #7
              Mitch, That's the one. No wonder I couldn't find it - I was looking for a Model T doing that, not a Fordson!

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              • #8
                I've driven Model A's in the snow twice. One April while I was at the University of Arizona, a freak storm rolled in and dumped snow on Tucson. A fraternity brother and I hopped in my 31 Deluxe Roadster, put the top down, opened the rumble seat, and filled it with snow. I drove throughout campus while we threw snowballs at people. It was a lot of fun.
                Then, one year, a winter storm hit Southern Arizona and dumped a foot of snow on Nogales. I was at a friend's house with my Tudor and decided I would drive it in the snow. I couldn't even get it up out of the driveway. I realized then that I wasn't meant to drive Model A's in the snow. I guest that's why I live in San Diego and am wintering in South America!
                Last edited by Gary Karr; 12-29-2019, 05:35 PM.

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                • #9
                  I love that 4wd converted T. I took mine up and down our road just to get it out and it did impressively well on some very slippery snow and ice. Might be the best rwd car I've driven in the snow

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                  • #10
                    Greynomad, The proper way to shift a Model A is with your right hand, LOL, it was what Henry intended, and hold your beer in your left while driving - anything else would simply be inhuman.
                    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Will Rogers).

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