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John E. Guitar
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Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by John E. Guitar » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:23 am

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-14/ ... i/11500780

Looks like there were a few Model Ts.


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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by Alan Long » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:17 am

I believe it was 12 Model T’s
There has been a real buzz of activity recently with guys buying, building and preparing T’s for this event.
Lake Perkolilli is just outside Kalgoorlie (Gold mining area) 600 Klms from Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.
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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by Rob Patterson » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:47 pm

That looks like a lot of fun.
Back in 1984/86 I lived in Kalgoorlie and was invited by the local club to take my '54 Chev out to Lake Perkolilli to participate in some time trials.
I cant remember exactly the figures but 94mph and 16.? seconds comes to mind for the standing quarter mile, which isn't too bad for a heavy all steel thing running on clay.
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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:03 pm

Way Too Much Fun!!!!!

Enjoy!

Hank from up yonder


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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by HezaHenry » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:03 pm

Hi Alan
You missed a great four days. Lots of Ts amongst the 62 cars competing. The Model Ts were fantastic. Here are some pics from Lake Perkolilli. I'll put them on a couple of posts.
Graeme


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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by HezaHenry » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:04 pm

And some more pictures from the Lake Perkolilli Red Dust Revival.
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Post by HezaHenry » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Some more pictures from Lake Perkolilli.
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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by HezaHenry » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:07 pm

And some more ... from Perkolilli.
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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:49 am

Like! 8-) Some really nice looking rigs there.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Post by Allan » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:07 am

The last photo of the boat tailed speedster is the car I built. It was first driven in 2005 for a national rally to Renmark on the River Murray I sold it to a fellow in Western Australia, and he moved it on to purchase a 1910 tourer. My son's boss sent me photos of it at the Red Dust Revival. I never got it that dirty, but I probably had less fun.
With Anthony at the wheel, it was timed at 105km/h during the re-enactment of the Australian Grand Prix on the roads around Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. It went well, but stopped woefully!

Allan from down under.


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Post by HezaHenry » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:08 am

Hi Allan
The skiff bodied speedster is now owned by Bruce Brown and it has a nice turn of speed. Here's another T which was at the Red Dust Revival at Lake Perkolilli. It has a Rajo head and Livingston radiator.
Regds
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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by Mark Osterman » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:11 am

Do these guys use air filters on their carburetors?


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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by Alan Long » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:29 am

Hi Allan
Bruce Brown still owns your old Speedster! For the last few years he has owned that Green Speedster (last photo with
Livingston Radiator) and your old yellow Speedster! After buying the 1910 Tourer from Victoria (Dave Bailey) one of the 3 T’s
had to go! (according to Alison) Initially it was going to be the yellow one but after a bit of fine tuning it was running so well the plan changed and the green one that wasn’t running was sold instead.
Graeme, yes a great event indeed that everyone is raving about but can’t be in two places at the same time and fabulous
to see the result of your hard work organising it all. (Must get one of those booklets off you too)

Cheers Alan


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Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Post by HezaHenry » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi Mark
Yes, everyone had air filters on their cars. I used foam filters from a go-kart shop with a cable tie to keep them on. The sticky oil you put on the filter attracted a lot of dust so you had to make sure they were kept clean every day. I think the people who used paper filters had less trouble as the dust did not stick on the filter. The foam filters don't like backfires!
Allan, it was a great event with everyone driving their Ts with enthusiasm around the claypan just like they did from 1914. There were over 60 cars in total. You can order a copy of the program off the website www.motoringpast.com.au.
We're planning another Lake Perkolilli Red Dust Revival in three years time so you have lots of notice - you could even build a racer!
All the best
Graeme
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