I was lucky enough to see a snow converted T today. Any one here lucky enough to own or have owned one? Did you use it for its intended purpose? How was it in the snow? My Uncle has a 28 T he really does not use much. Restoration was done on a do it yourself level in 1988. Between the two of us we have several old cars. I pulled the T out late in the summer and used it a few times for just a cruise. It was great to just ride down some of the farm roads and take to breakfast one morning. I'm thinking the snow set up would be great for a few fun rides this winter. Any thoughts on best places to source parts at a reasonable price?
Hi Thomas, I see you're also in Kenosha. Give me a call & I can tell you about some Model T Snowmobiles in this part of WI
Concerning your Uncles Model T, is it in Kenosha?
Model T's were only made from October, 1908 through May, 1927, so it isn't a '28, but I can help determine the correct year.
Give me a call at 262-552-seven five seven six, or stop over to Wendy's on 75th St. & 39th Ave. on Tuesday Evening for our weekly old car get together, between about 5:30 and 7:30pm & we can talk about Model T's and Snow Mobile conversions.
A little far from you, but there is a snowmobile club in the NY, VT, NH area that has a meet usually about Feb every year. Some neat stuff there. There are a handful of members in our club that own these machines too.
I have been working on refurbishing a set of homemade skis I found at a swap meet for my T doodlebug, I am hoping they work out good.
That thread is here: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/577101.html?1447204052
Also if you go on google or yahoo and search: snowmobile MTFCA you should get some good results from previous posts from this site.
This should lead you to some video's:
And here are some direct links:
You missed a great guy, the forum's former model T Ford Snowmobile guru Bob McDonald. He passed away suddenly about a year ago. He had a few snowmobiles, and a four-wheel-drive conversion model T as well. I don't know what happened to his cars. He lived in the Pacific Northwest, Washington I think.
He had done a lot of research on the history of Snowmobile conversions and posted on this forum a lot with interesting and informative stuff. You should be able to Google "Bob McDonald" and "mtfca forum" to get a couple hundred threads with Snowmobile information from the past ten years.
Also, check through the MTFCA home page for "Chapters". Near the top of the list, under "Worldwide" (location) will be the "Snowmobile Club". For such a niche specialty, they manage to have a good meet or two almost every year.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2