Took lizzie out for training this morning and letting her get the feel for future trips. She will be going to the snow country around the 1st
of the year. She seemed very happy in the snow.
Shes named after my grandmother"LIZZIE WINTER"
Wife of C D WINTER.
She even marked ter territory
Way to go Bob!
We're getting a bit of that white stuff here also.
Id love to do that to my TT someday,,, The $$$$ are out of my reach
I see this chain?????????????? LOL
They help to keep ice on the tires from allowing track slipping, they do cause more wear on the tracks though. The latter versions on the Snow Flyer 1928 started using the lugged tire on the Model T Wheel and Snow Bird followed with there lugged tire in 1930.
It wasen't until 1931-32 and the second generation Snowmobile Corp. that the Snowmobile brand was using the lugged tire style. By 1933 all three Co. were under the control of the Arps Corp. and Arps provided replacement parts for all three brands per sales agreement until 1940.
I was just "Yank'n your chain" LOL Nice Snow Bird;
COOOL BOB!! where did you end up driving her? I can imagine it turnned a few heads! I did my christmas shopping driving the T in the snow one year people thought I had lost it and could not beleave that car could get around so well in the snow.
Thats OK, I knew that.
This Snow bird is going to my sons place in Easton Wa.in a couple of week and I'll be driving around over there this winter and maybe the Snowmobile will get there also for running.
(Going in the trailer)
Those things must be a blast! Almost makes me wish I lived somewhere where it actually snows. We got about the same amount in the photo here in 2009, I think it was. Started one evening and was gone by mid-afternoon the next day. I did take the TT out for breakfast that morning with no problems. It was fun.
I've been watching your progress on the Snowbird. Great job; really neat and I bet a blast to drive in the white stuff. I'm sure you will have lots of that where your son lives. You should get together with Tom Carnegie and his 1917X with the Livingood 4W drive. Would be an interesting comparison. Again congratulations on a super job. Dennis
I too have been watching and drooling over your snow machine.
Great looking by the way.
How does it handle and is it hard to make a turn? Can you easily take the skis and the second axle off to use it in the summer or once it's converted it's snow use only?
Being from Northeast Ohio in the snow belt it may become a project for me some day.
Wow, great T! We're supposed to have our first significant snow of the fall/winter, so if you would like to come over and play............
Looks like a wonderful "snow machine".
Thank you for your comments and inquires on the this small part of the T hobby. There are as near as I can figure about 400 operating and in museums Snow units out there and untold ones sitting to be assembled. I enjoy there history and share it with in the hobby. If any of you have or need information on them please contact me.
Thank you again.
In 1940 advertise by Arps Corp.,it listed that 14000 built starting in 1920, don't know if this was just Arps count or all three Co. (Snowmobile Co."Automobile Snow Attachment Co." started in 1913)
Good to see your snow machine in its natural environment, looks great!
I was trying to think what that roadster reminded me of...
I wonder if the guys who built the Hannibal 8 had seen a SnowBird?