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N.H. SnoCars
Model T Ford Snowmobiles &

Reproduction Parts

Brian Moriarty

87 Blue Sky Drive
Ashland, N.H. 03217
Tel. 603 455 5966

 

Snocar Web Site Link:   www.NHSnocar.com

Snocar Email:   NHSnowCar@gmail.com

 
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N.H. SnoCars can provide Model T Ford Snowmobile reproduction parts for the Ossipee version of the Snowmobile.

Parts offered include: skis metal & wood, ski saddles, steering knuckles, skegs, bolt kits, and bogie axle parts (springs, spindles, tires & wheels). Visit their web site for more information.

 
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All parts offered are reproductions that are manufactured to the closest reasonable specifications.  None of the parts offered for sale are NOS (new old stock) original parts.

Parts are sold individually, or as part of a component package.

Please email
NHSnowCar@gmail.com for further information and include your daytime phone number.

 
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The Old Motor
The Vintage Car Internet Magazine

 
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In the January 13, 2014 issue of The Old Motor they have an article titled "The Universal Car – Wintertime Conversions for the Model “T” Ford -" that references the Model T Ford Snowmobile Club.

Link to the Old Motor "Universal Car" Article

 

The Old Motor is truly a great website and we suggest you visit it.

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In the January 14, 2014 issue of The Old Motor they have a very interesting article titled "Big Bertha - Admiral Byrd's  Monster Snow Cruiser" that describes what must be one of the largest snow vehicles ever made.  Click on the link below to open the story in a new window.

 

“Big Bertha” – Admiral Byrd’s Monster Snow Cruiser

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I will let The Old Motor describe themselves in  their own words that follow below.

 

Thank you for stopping by to visit our vintage online automobile magazine. We work very hard on the content to make this into both an entertaining and educational experience and at the same time working towards helping out with the future of automotive preservation.

The home page is a mixing pot where all photos enter in the order that they are submitted.   Many people enjoy this format because it is like a treasure hunt, you never know what automotive oddity or masterpiece you might see next.  You can browse at will, or if you prefer a more focused visit, you can select any of the different classifications which you can see under the categories in the left hand column.  All of the photographs are enlarge-able, providing that the file size is larger than the one shown on the page simply by clicking on them.

 

Link to the Old Motor  Home Page

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How to Make Your Ford A Snowmobile
Article by David Violette
Warner Historical Society

Warner, NH

 
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Narrow Track Snowmobile in front of Chase Garage - Warner, NH
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Click on the link below to view an article about the George C. Chase Ford Garage in Warner, NH.  Chase's Garage was also a dealer for the Ossipee Snowmobile conversion kits.

 

How to Make Your Ford A Snowmobile

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"As the Snow Flies"
by L. Allister Ingham


Snowmobile History
Reference Book


SnowmobileHistory.com

 
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The book   "As the Snow Flies: A History of Snowmobile Development in North America". Researched and written by the late L. Allister Ingham, it was completed by his wife Tessie L. Ingham and family.

An enormous volume at 758 pages, the book has hundreds of archival photographs of snowmobiles from the early years. Ingham's research took him over 75,000 miles of road traveling across North America, and 7 years, to complete. He interviewed dozens of people and companies who contributed to the development of the snowmobile.

 
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For chapter outlines, samples, and purchasing information, visit the following link: http://snowmobilehistory.com/

Additional sites for purchase of the book can be found by searching for "As the Snow Flies book snowmobile" in Google.  

The book's ISBN number is   0-9686670-0-7.  Published by Snowmobile Research Publishing, Box 112, Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada S0K-2M0.  Many thanks to Model T Ford Snowmobile Club member Wayne Campbell who brought this book to our attention.

 
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Armstead Snow Motor Vehicle
Attachment for
Fordson Tractors and
Chevrolet Automobiles

1924 Promotional Silent Film

 
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Seeking Michigan posted this 16mm demo film of the Armstead Snow Motors Company concept snow vehicle.

It was filmed in 1924, and the concept is applied to a Fordson tractor and a Chevrolet automobile. The original film is part of the collections of the Archives of Michigan.

In January 1926, Time magazine reported:  “Having used the motor car for almost every other conceivable purpose, leading Detroit automobile makers have now organized a company entitled “Snow Motors Inc.,” to put out a machine which will negotiate the deepest snowdrifts at six to eight miles an hour. The new car will consist of a Ford tractor power-plant mounted on two revolving cylinders instead of wheels—something on the order of a steam roller. The machine has already proved its usefulness in deep snow previously unnavigable.

 
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1922 Patent Drawing for the Armstesd Snow Machine

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In case you're interested in how this machine works, or in building yourself one, click HERE or on the image above to open a PDF file of the original 1922 patent and drawings.

 
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One such machine has done the work which formerly required three teams. In Oregon a stage line uses a snow motor in its two daily round trips over the Mackenzie Pass between Eugene and Bend. Orders are already in hand from Canada, Norway, Sweden, Alaska. The Hudson Bay Co. has ordered a supply to maintain communications with its most northern fur-trading stations. The Royal Northwest Mounted Police have also gone into the market for snow motors, and may cease to be horsemen and become chauffeurs, to the deep regret of cinema people.

A number of prominent motor makers have also been interested in the proposition from the angle of adapting the snow motors equipment to their ordinary models. Hudson, Dodge and Chevrolet are mentioned especially as interested in practical possibilities along this line."

An an extant example is in the collection of the Heidrick Ag History Center in Woodland, California. This particular vehicle is said to have been used to haul mail from Truckee to North Lake Tahoe.“

 
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Click on the image below to view a silent film of the Armstead Snow Motor Vehicles that is 11 minutes long.

(Note that clicking on the symbol just before the word Vimeo will show the film in full screen mode.  Hit the escape key to exit full screen.)

Thanks to Model T Ford Snowmobile Club member Dwight Winkley for emailing us a link to this video below, it is very interesting.

 
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Model T Ford Snowmobile
Restoration Project

New Hampshire
Snowmobile Museum

 
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Chick HERE to visit the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association's website

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The NH Snowmobile Museum completed the restoration of their Model T Snowmobile on December 1, 2008.

The Model T Ford Snowmobile Club was happy to be able to provide donations and assistance to this project.

Many thanks to all of the Model T Ford Snowmobile club members who participated in this.project.

 
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Maine Antique
Snowmobile Museum

 
Cick HERE to visit the Maine Antique Snowmobile Museum web site.
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Visit Maine's only antique snowmobile museum ( located next to the Timber Cruisers Clubhouse in Millinocket) featuring over 21 exhibits and photos of antique snowmobiles. Open in the winter on weekends or by appointment, one can envision the early days of snowmobiling in the Katahdin Region by touring the two story museum.

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Model T Ford Club of America
MTFCA

 
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The Model T Ford Snowmobile Club is a Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America, click on the  MTFCA LOGO on the right to open the MTFCA web site in a new window.

The MTFCA web site features Forums, Classified Advertisents, Parts Ssuppliers and much more.

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