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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

 

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 to Paul Our...

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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 place was given...

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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 railway...

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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 gathered for our driver’s briefing and...

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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 did...

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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 sunshine....

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RIAC at Roganstown in May 2017

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RIAC at Roganstown in May 2017

The Royal Irish Automobile Club held its 15th Annual Pioneer Run on Sunday 28th May 2017 at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club. Based at Roganstown Golf and Country Club near Swords, Co Dublin the event welcomes cars of an early vintage and this year 30 entrants took part, from 1900 to 1918.  It was a splendid sight to see all these beautiful cars, all immaculately presented, ready for the off on Sunday morning.  The entry consisted of 5 Brighton and 25 Centenary cars of which 10 were the ubiquitous Model T Ford.  Of interest to our...

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WEST WATERFORD in MAY 2017

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WEST WATERFORD in MAY 2017

Our Club’s Annual Spring Run in West Waterford took place on Sunday 21st May 2017. We gathered at the home of Tim and Elizabeth, overlooking Youghal Bay where the majestic River Blackwater joins the Atlantic Ocean for morning coffee, tea and goodies to sustain us on the first leg of our run. We were delighted to have our newly elected President, Raymond Megaw and his wife Olene. They were accompanied by new member George Fulton and his Wife.     We were also delighted to have three Model T enthusiasts Pete, Nancy and Luiigi, all the way...

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IVVCC – Punchestown in May 2017

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IVVCC – Punchestown in May 2017

Our Club members were pleased to support a the IVVCC Festival of Transport described as a show for enthusiasts run by enthusiasts, encompassing all forms of transport over 20 years of age on Sunday May 14th at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare. The Festival of Transport is a partnership between IVVCC and all Clubs involved in the preservation of vehicles. And so on Saturday evening cars galore began to get positioned in the large indoor exhibition space.   The Irish Model T Ford Club members were on hand in the setup.   Vincent K...

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ADARE in APRIL 2017

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ADARE in APRIL 2017

The first run of the 2017 season took place in Co Limerick on Sunday 23 April 2017. Hosted as usual by David and Marian Cuddy, together with their family, this run kicks off the year of runs for the T enthusiasts. As always, it is a much looked forward to event as it signals the end of winter and the promise of brighter and longer days. First of all, here is a selection of Model T Ford cars at Adare Machinery:             A great turnout of 25 Model T Ford cars gathered in Adare for the tea, coffee, scones and other goodies on offer before we...

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