Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Blast from the past: Ford-ing!
This is "Tuffy" the F100, fording a river somewhere in the Northern Territory.
Unlike Elmer, "Tuffy" didn't have a reserve fuel tank. He had a 44-gallon drum mounted within the rear canopy area. My father rigged some kind of system to siphon the fuel. I'm not sure how it worked, though my brother and I used to ride in the rear with the drum - with seating provided by a former bus seat, screwed to the floor! Obviously life was very different back in the 70s!
The mini-bike on the bull-bar was powered by an old lawnmower motor, so worked on a pull-start cord - when it worked!