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aeronca65t
01-18-2005, 10:07 PM
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https://i4.ebayimg.com/01/i/03/3c/a8/a0_1_b.JPG

Steve_S
01-18-2005, 10:14 PM
I'll take one! Wait, I don't have any snow to drive it on. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

78Z
01-19-2005, 03:01 AM
That is pretty cool!

PC
01-19-2005, 07:21 PM
[ QUOTE ]
I'll take one! Wait, I don't have any snow to drive it on. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

[/ QUOTE ]Look up at the mountains Steve. We've got plenty.


PC.

coldplugs
01-19-2005, 08:08 PM
Bah! Be American, buy American, I say!

https://www.coldplugs.com/images/meet020903g.jpg

waltesefalcon
01-19-2005, 09:21 PM
Nial, thats pretty cool, if I lived where there was snow I'd sign up for one. John, what the **** is that?

coldplugs
01-19-2005, 10:54 PM
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...John, what the **** is that?

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It's a "Snow-Mobile" conversion. These were made by the Snow-mobile company for Model T Fords starting about 1913. They consisted of front skis and a track setup for the rear. They were very popular in Maine and New Hampshire (& probably elsewhere) during the early part of the 20th century. I still see a few sitting in yards here and there.

There's a club up here that meets during the winter to run them & they're great fun.

Here's a less characterful one that shows the conversion better.

https://www.coldplugs.com/images/meet020903b.jpg

waltesefalcon
01-20-2005, 11:58 PM
Ah thanks for the other picture John. That looks alot more like a Ford, rather than a unibomber shack on wheels and skis.

Geo Hahn
01-23-2005, 10:56 PM
An early LBC version was the motor-sledge used on the extraordinary Shackleton expedition of 1915...

https://www.sethwhite.org/images/trips/going%20home/shackleton%20motor%20sledge.jpg

Eric
01-24-2005, 02:16 AM
Ferguson tractors converted to tracks were used on Sir Edmund Hillary's South Pole expedition in 1954. https://www.fofh.u-net.com/pole.htm For those of you unsure of the relevance, Ferguson TE series tractors were manufactured by the Standard Motor Company of Coventry (the company that made Triumphs) and the Ferguson TE tractors used the same basic engine as the TR3. My Fergie still starts reliably at -25C (about 10 below F) and works hard keeping my 1/2 mile long driveway clear every winter.

Cottontop
01-24-2005, 03:14 AM
This one will "blow the doors off" of the other ones,
BUT ya' don't want to point it down STEEP hills.

I didn't see ANYTHING that looked like BRAKES !

https://ntahc.org/op/IsettaSkis.jpg

Tim