Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Blast from the past: Ford-ing!

I culled paperwork this morning and found two photos that were MIA. 

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!

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