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Maintenance – Spark Plugs

Here are very nice image picked up on the MTFCA forum – acknowledged with thanks.

1.  SPARK PLUG CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS AND IMAGE

Spark Plug instructions

 

Spark Plug image

 

BRASS BRIGADE | DUNGARVAN in OCTOBER 2017

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BRASS BRIGADE | DUNGARVAN in OCTOBER 2017

Out of an entry of 90 brass cars, all up to 1918, there were 33 Model T Cars plus a Model N, a splendid representation of our historic vehicle. Shane Houlihan, chief organiser, member and T owner complimented Club members for their sterling support of IVVCC and their participation at the annual event in Dungarvan. A truly memorable occasion set in a wonderful setting at Curraghmore House in County Waterford is the historic home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford. His ancestors (the de la Poers) came to Ireland from Normandy after a 100-year...

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AUTUMN RUN in September 2017

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AUTUMN RUN in September 2017

The Irish Model T Club Annual Autumn Run took place this year on Sunday 17th September 2017. Over 12 cars gathered at the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise to be greeted by our host, Sean McEvoy. After our usual coffee, tea and chat, we were given a driver’s briefing by Sean before setting off in lovely mild weather for our drive around the Midlands. We drove on lovely quiet scenes roads through the villages of Ballyroan, The Swan and Newtown on our way to Carlow for lunch. The sun was breaking through as we enjoyed the Autumn colour of the...

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FORD 100 FEST in AUGUST 2017

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FORD 100 FEST in AUGUST 2017

On the last Sunday in August 2017 a dozen Ts turned up at the Ford ancestral home at Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork where locals had organised a Ford Festival in celebration of 100 years in Ireland in manufature of cars, commercials and agricultural tractors. Ballinascarty was the fitting venue hosted by the Buttimer family. Weather was kind. The show was extensive, from static displays to working machinery on silage and corn with plenty of amusements and food stalls for the large crowd of people who came. FOREGATHERING Robert and Catherine Clarke...

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SUMMER PICNIC 2017

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SUMMER PICNIC 2017

We held our summer picnic on Sunday 20th August 2017 hosted by the Duffy Bros. with administrative matters arranged by Ann. Whilst the wexather was mixed, the party atmosphere amongst the 18 T owners and guests was terrific. Right from the start and through to the end is was a most enjoyable occasion. THE ASSEMBLY AT 10:00 am. We met up at Tougher’s Garage just South of Naas for 10:00ish and after the drivers’ briefing given by Bernard we were off with an An Garda escort to the Military Museum at the Curragh of Kildare. FUEL...

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MOYNALTY in AUGUST 2017

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MOYNALTY in AUGUST 2017

We were invited by the good people of  Moynalty in Co.Meath if we would bring along as many Ts as we could muster to help the steam threshing festival celebrate Ford 100 and John Brady volunteered to take up the organisation duties for us. Our President presented John with gift from our Club, a hand turned 8 inch ash bowl with thanks.  We were pleased to have amongst us a good friend Mr. Cyril Hollingsworth from the Model  T Register of Great Britain and Local member Anthony Molloy. John Hendy is showing form here, with thanks...

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STRADBALLY in AUGUST 2017

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STRADBALLY in AUGUST 2017

We gathered at Stradbally on the first Sunday over the bank holiday week end to celebrate with our hosts their 53rd Annual Steam Rally.  To the fore were John Hendy and Paul Murphy, the duo that do the real preparations to make our day enjoyable and pleasant. Weather was ok – sunny spells, mixed showers and everything in between.  Great turnout of members and their Ts. A great addition to the Irish stock of Model Ts was a 1909 early two lever car, the only one of its kind in Ireland with one other in Scotland.  Pride of...

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28th Annual Rally | Sunday

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28th Annual Rally | Sunday

SUNDAY Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny so hoods were quickly dismantled.   DRIVERS’ BRIEFING Thomas Connor outlined the route for the day which on this occasion was heading northwards where we would experience rural County Mayo, its lakes, hills and sales with a stop off at Newport for morning refreshments. NEWPORT STOP After our drivers briefing we set off in a northerly direction to Newport beside Lough Beltra, one of Ireland’s most beautiful lakes, surrounded by mountains on all sides.  Newport has a disused...

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28th Annual Rally | Saturday

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28th Annual Rally | Saturday

Welcome to our account of a marvelous annual rally that took place in Westport, County Mayo in mid July 2017 and organised by Thomas Connor.   THE FOREGATHERING The 28th annual run of the Irish Model T Ford Club took place over 15/16 July 2017.   We were based at the luxurious 4 star Hotel Westport in Co Mayo.   It was a memorable weekend and thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Here friends old and new foregathered after breakfast.           9:15 am DRIVERS BRIEFING Bright and early on Saturday morning we...

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VD TROPHY 2016 Celebrations in CORK in June 2017

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VD TROPHY 2016 Celebrations in CORK in June 2017

We were asked by the Cork Convention Bureau whether part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford & Son Limited setting up a manufacturing plant at Marina in Cork, whether we would showcase our ubiquitous vehicles by chauffeuring special guests from Germany around our beautiful city for one day. We were only too pleased to accept. After all we were encouraged to join with the group of 45 visitors for lunch at Blackrock Castle.   IRISH EXAMINER VIDEO CLIP You may have already seen this link to the video Larry Cummins...

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WEST CORK in JUNE 2017

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WEST CORK in JUNE 2017

The annual Model T West Cork run took place this year on Sunday 18th June. We gathered for morning refreshments with Bob and Catherine Clarke at Bandon Motors on the road to Clonakilty.   Before setting off Bob gathered his people around him an gave his driver’s briefing. It can be said without fear of contradiction that the sun was beaming down from a cloudless sky. Mr Clarke knows how to arrange the weather and we are in his debt!! What could be more pleasant than a drive in a Model T around beautiful West Cork in glorious...

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