1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

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1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

Post by John E. Guitar » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:34 pm

I came across this T at a museum out at Temora last weekend.

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Re: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

Post by DHort » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:04 pm

Clown type car? Metal spokes? More pics?

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Re: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

Post by John E. Guitar » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:14 pm

I think they are Sanki wheels.

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Re: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

Post by John E. Guitar » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:16 pm

More pics.

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Re: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

Post by John E. Guitar » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:21 pm

https://mgnsw.org.au/organisations/temo ... ciety-inc/

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There’s also a very good Aviation museum down the road.

https://aviationmuseum.com.au/

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Re: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

Post by Thorlick » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:26 pm

John,

It looks like that tonneau is for lead counter weights to make the wheelie easy to produce. I love the extra springs on the front to ease the landings and probably start the next wheelie on the rebound.

I've heard the term "Clown Car" around here, but the pejorative "Shriner's Car" is much more common.

It looks to me like it is set up for a "cowboy" to ride on the hood. He (she?) would steer with the reins to the T bar and the cross bar on the front of the radiator would be operated with the pedals on the side of the hood to work the stock model T pedals. Adding a cowboy would require re-trimming with additional counter weight.

Those wheels are the best part! They belong on a nice car!!!

I would say it isn't safe for the street... no headlight bulbs!

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