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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

 

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...

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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,...

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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.  ...

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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...

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AGM 26th March 2017

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AGM 26th March 2017

The annual general meeting took place on Sunday 26th March 2017 at the Maldron Hotel at noon. PRESENT were Michael Loughran(President), John Hendy, Eleanor Hendy, Raymond Megaw, Olene Megaw, Matthew Byrne, Timothy Keane, William Cuddy, James Stinson, Eamon Dunne, Martin Fleming, John O’Neill (C), Robert Clarke, Michael Harris, John O’Neill (D), Vincent Kelly, Robert Clarke, Don Hubbard, Peter Duffy, John Brady, Bernard Duffy, Paul Murphy, John Vahey, Tim Crowley, Lorraine Dunne, Colt Dunne Kelly, Michael Jones, Marie Jones, Thomas...

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PORTLAOISE IN SEPTEMBER 2016

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PORTLAOISE IN SEPTEMBER 2016

Sean McEvoy was our host for the Autumn Run of 2016.  Our base the Maldron Hotel.   Weather was good.  High level of expectation all round to see what new places of interest Sean had planned.  We were not disappointed as this story will unfold. After a meet and greet, coffee and scones, we assembled for the traditional drivers’ briefing orated by Sean. Maps and itinerary sheets circulated to all navigators. For the record and the benefit of our viewers who like to admire Model T Ford cars in action, here is a...

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SAM’S CROSS in AUGUST 2016

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SAM’S CROSS in AUGUST 2016

Sam’s Cross was the birth place of Michael Collins.  He was born on 16th October 1890: he died on 22nd August 1922 at Beal an Blaith.  Today, 21st August 2016, the President of Ireland becomes the first head of State to deliver an historic Michael Collins oration. The Collins’pub (no relation) called the Four Alls was the last place he stopped for a beverage and meeting with family and friends on that fateful day. This is the background of our Model T trip to Sam’s Cross on Sunday 21st August 2016 because the locals had...

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STRADBALLY IN JULY

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STRADBALLY IN JULY

John Hendy and Paul Murphy mounted the best display stand at the annual steam fair held at Stradbally over the August week end where a large display upwards of 30 vehicles were positioned for members of the public to view and admire. The weather was kind, blue skies, sunshine and warmth and this made for a convivial atmosphere for members of our Club to meet and greet.   Our hospitality tent was in full swing from 10:30 till late serving hot refreshments, fresh sandwiches and a variety of home baked cakes and delights. The Model T arena...

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Ballycastle in 2016

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Ballycastle in 2016

The 27th Annual Run this year took place for the first time with our friends in Northern Ireland over the weekend 25/26 June 2016.  This much anticipated event was organised by Raymond and Olene Megaw and our base was the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle, Co Antrim. SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2016 We had 33 cars, from the four corners of Ireland ,all in pristine condition when we assembled on Saturday morning for our early start at 8.45.  A fun feature of our Annual Run is dressing up in the fashion of the day and our members make the most of the occasion...

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BALLINADEE in JUNE

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BALLINADEE in JUNE

We foregathered at the home of John & Mary on Sunday 12th June 2016 for our first summer run of the year to be greeted by our hosts, family and grandchildren for morning coffee and fresh buttered scones .  A chance to say hello to the members as they arrived in dribs and drabs but in good time. Anne turned up from Co. Kildare to present Matt and Eileen with a standard rose and congratulations on their recently celebrated golden wedding anniversary. Very thoughtful indeed. John chaired the drivers’ breifing setting out for us our...

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