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Dave D
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Be sure to watch far enough to see the auto version as well. :moose::moose::moose::moose:


http://www.flixxy.com/snow-vehicle-concept.htm

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I'll see your ford tractor screw drive and raise you a Russian Zil!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afJ18eJeNgU

Though yes, the ford was the inspiration for this thing as well.


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I'll see your ZIL Jake, and raise you the fact that the Fordson, was developed in 1924! :)

The Russian videos have a 70's or 80's feel to them.

Scoreboard!!!!  :glad:LOL!

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And the car is a mid '20's Chevy!!!!!


I wonder how long it took to change from car to screwmobile and back?


Would the snow be melted by then?


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:cool: Where can I get an old garden tractor and a couple of 55 gallon drums? I could do some 1 to1 kitbashing.

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wclm wrote: :cool: Where can I get an old garden tractor and a couple of 55 gallon drums? I could do some 1 to1 kitbashing.

                                                                    :thumb: Clif K.

I've thought about such a thing too, but it'd be reeeaaal sllloowwww, the gear reduction to overcome all that friction and whatnot. Not to mention ya might go nuts trying to design the transmission...

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Can't be too much friction in snow- the Chevy was only about 22-24 HP.

Not that the Fordson was that much more.


Lets see----two old 100lb propane bottles, and a 350 with twin turbos--------


Hot Rod Herbie:old dude:

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Hey there Herbie
You'll do time with the feds,
If you don't stop drivin
Those Hot Rod Sleds! 

                                


( With apologies to the various writers and performers of " Hot Rod Lincoln") ;) :)





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:) Sure glad you didn't waste any money on singing lessons.

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Here's one, apparently in a museum. Dunno who the photographer is.


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I may not build such an outrageous thing (like I don't build outrageous things already) but the weathering is something to behold.  However, the crafty modeler could make something like this in say, 1:32 or larger scale and run it with r/c. I need to quit looking at this old Fordson...awww, I can't turn away... Hmmmmm... Woodie

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I hear it calling-------Woodie------Woodie-------Woodie


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guys, rio grande models has one in ho scale.  part # 3132 fordson snow tractor $20.00...............steve

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Steve-an HO model? HO HO HO! If I was to build one, it would have to be in a larger scale (1:35 or 1:32) and after last winter here, I am sure it could be put to use. Wonder how it would operate on swampy ground?  I can imagine how to build the thing and make it work, maybe some crazed individual will make one. What a hoot!

                                    Woodrow

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Hi all,

Here is a movie of the Forsdon Snow Machine of 1929

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBjlSJf4274

 

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woody, it almost looks like it would float.  maybe knock them ol' gators in the head

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woody, i found these just for you, bud.   you have to go to  my photobucket site.  for some reason i cant move them.  anyway, they are in the fordson tractor album

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I went to your PB link and began looking at cool stuff and then...I was attacked by KOHL'S department store ads that would not go away! I had to reboot to clear them..What were you wanting me to look at? If I know, maybe I can try again. I ain't going to KOHL'S for nothin'....!

                           Woodie

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Woodie
Click on his profile and you will get his albums and yes there is some really great stuff there. My congrats to PitBull. Great work. Woodie must be you cause I need some deals at Kohl's but didn't get a thing.
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That's not calling Woodie, it's crawling around his back yard. Hope it is still there. Heard on the news they had some nasty winds or something.
Clif K

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Clif-actually, a model of this thing could be built without a bunch of hassle. The control mechanism could be for a r/c tank model-left & right "screws". The big deal would be (1) which scale? (2)probable scratchbuilding the Fordson tractor (3) making the "screws". It could be done but would be just a static model for those of us who rarely (except for last winter) get much snow. Maybe that mud thing would work...but imagine cleaning a model that had been run in the mud. Yikes!

\                                              Woodrow


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