Here's some related Gallivan links
That's Bert Loberet (SP?) from the Seattle (Issaquah) area. That "T" was named "The Flying Dutchman". It was purchased by Ron Kipling after Bert's passing quite some time ago then onto Jarvis Erikson (Seattle) after Ron's passing two years ago. The name of the T is fitting as it could just near get to "take-off" speed ! It was a well known Model T around this area.
I know who that is....that is Bert Lobberegt of Issaquah, WA and his '15 Roadster
He had that Gallivan shoe-horned into his '15 roadster, a stock '15 roadster. It had an A rear axle in it because the Gallivan was too much for the T axle.
Here is an article i have had in my file of goodies for years on the car.....coolest T ever.
Does the Dutchman get out much these days?
I haven't seen it "on the road" for years now - Ron last had it out at an Antique Airplane & Automobile get-together we have on Mother's Day weekend every year - was about 6 years ago maybe more.
Can anyone post a picture of the combustion chambers? Thanks, Scott
That is a shame really. Do you have any more recent pictures of the car?
...I would love to shoe-horn that motor in my '26 roadster
Other than the C crankshaft i wonder what was done to the bottem end to hold that much power? I also wonder what was used for the 4"th main? Bud.
This is the most recent photo I got a hold of - it was the Saturday night BBQ prior to one of the NWVSC events quite a while ago. This was in Ron Kipling's shop. Dutchman in the foreground.
Great thread Jay. Thanks for getting it started. If that runabout body isn't a Ray Wells body, . . .. Mike Walker will probably call the Flying Dutchman a "nice original car". . . . ;o)
Impressive photo Steve, Thanks!
This Gallivan powered speedster lives near Sydney Australia. It was on display at the 2008 Centenary Tour at Echuca Victoria. It sounded awesome when I heard it running. I believe the crank broke later in the day? It also appeared at the 2010 National tour being towed behind a nice original 26 Coupe.
very interesting and way cool, thanks.