Model T ambulance and near freezing weather

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 02:32 pm:

Today the temperatures got nearly up to freezing, so I thought that a ride in the T was in order. It handles 6 to 8 inches of snow with out much effort, the snow packed roads are fun though.


Best
Gus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willis Jenkins on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 03:01 pm:

Very cool pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Willis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 03:03 pm:

Your radiator probably didn't boil over today.

There was one of those ambulances in the Washington DC parade on monday. There are no details available on who owned it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 03:12 pm:

Hey James,
It was built by George King III, his is a model of the French body like the type used by the American Ambulance of Paris and Neuilly, built on a brass era chassis, and is a work of art. The American Field Service was the organization that operated the cars for the American Ambulance Hospital, and that organization still exists and places students around the world as exchange students.
Best
Gus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Button III (Chip), Lake Clear, NY on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:09 pm:

Thank you Mr Bryngelson. I was just going to comment on George Kings ambulance. George rebuilt the engine in my 14 Depot Hack. Outstanding workmanship and quality!! I spoke with him thru-out the building process and know the vehicle is superb.
He's is a very knowledgeable man and has always answered any question I have had(and that's a lot)
I did not get to see the parade due to travel, but I am sure the vehicle represented it's true purpose in true form. Might I even say "Fit to a T"....Chip


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mattthew G California on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:41 pm:

Gus,
Thanks for sharing! These photos made my day!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:57 pm:

Gus,

I had one of those days at work today where I left the house way before sunrise and got home long after the sun set. It was good to get on the forum and see that someone got to drive their T today. Good for you!

Paul


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 04:05 pm:

I took a drive down to the storage shed to pick up some items, the snow was drifted to a depth of nearly a foot in places, I was surprised how well the Ford handled the drifted snow. I did have to back up at one point and take another run at one of the larger drifts. The narrow wheels really make driving through snow easier. The only bad thing was I packed the left front wheel solid with snow, and as I was driving back to the house, it flew out and came right back in my face.
Best
Gus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 07:51 pm:

Gus!
Count your blessings! To this day, thirty years later, my wife still talks about the time we were on a speedster run in a car without fenders and we got stuck behind a cattle drive. It wasn't snow that hit us in the face.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 10:05 pm:

Oh I can tell a few cow poo stories too. growing up on a farm and ranch operation in Idaho, we had many opportunities to come in contact with the green stuff, the worst was during branding in the spring. For a few years we fought the bad strain of e-coli, and lost a good many calves to it, but the worst was dealing with the flying stuff (it never hit the fan, but we learned quickly to get a hold of the tail, as it can fling it as fast as a fan).
Best
Gus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren W. Mortensen on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 11:20 pm:

Never stand behind a cow that has a cough.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 11:26 pm:

Warren,

Those are words of wisdom!

Paul


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:12 am:

My dad was raised on a cattle ranch near Lamoille Nevada. He had a few tales of coughing cows.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 01:17 am:

There were actually clincher wheels made for the model A.
I suppose they were used for going through snow, or mud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 11:21 am:

I got up this morning and had a flash back to a photo from WWI.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 02:44 pm:

Beautiful!
We haven't had any snow yet this season. I feel like I've been cheated! I want to take both cars out and get some photos of them in the snow.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David ONeal on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:21 pm:

Hey Gus....that looks really ccccccold. It was 74 degrees here in Wichita today. My WW1 Ambulance SSU 502 is put away for the winter. My engine is really tired and the old Tin Lizzy is needing a rebuild. Does anyone know a Model T engine rebuilder in the Kansas region? I think I should have this done before wandering to far from the house. I would also hate to have my engine blow up in the middle of a parade....all the marchers getting oil on their shoes....what a mess.
100
David ONeal
WW1 PRESERVATION COLLECTION
http://www.ww1history.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:37 pm:

Why is it that the only global warming is where I am not? We have a winter storm warning for tonight and tomorrow.
Best
Gus


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