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Event Coverage Model T Ford Endurance Run

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Commodoreswab, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. The route was long considering there was no lunch stop and included many many miles of dirt as well as some drastic elevation changes. Ill let some pictures speak for themselves, I was driving the white number 26 and flew passing some that were not as fast. IMG_7677.JPG IMG_7678.JPG IMG_7679.JPG IMG_7680.JPG IMG_7681.JPG IMG_7682.JPG IMG_7683.JPG IMG_7684.JPG IMG_7685.JPG IMG_7686.JPG IMG_7687.JPG IMG_7688.JPG IMG_7689.JPG IMG_7690.JPG IMG_7691.JPG IMG_7692.JPG IMG_7693.JPG IMG_7694.JPG IMG_7695.JPG IMG_7696.JPG IMG_7697.JPG IMG_7698.JPG IMG_7699.JPG IMG_7700.JPG IMG_7703.JPG IMG_7704.JPG IMG_7705.JPG IMG_7706.JPG IMG_7707.JPG IMG_7666.JPG
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  2. Epic! How many miles did you guys cover?
  3. That looks like a lot of fun, what was the distance traveled? HRP
  4. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 620

    from Motown

    Man, T Speedsters are so cool. I see some 3-springers too. I like the parking brakes!

  5. The run is usually about 200 miles, this was the 50th annual. Unfortunately we were not given a map and instead a sheet of directions saying left right etc. Not too much help when there aren't many road signs. About half of us wound up down a dead end and had to turn around to try to figure out which way to go. There were several cars that didn't finish.
  6. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,504


    WOW! How many Ts were there? The red/ white #40 is gorgeous
  7. GZ
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,123

    from Detroit

    Thanks for sharing the photos. I participated the event a few times back in the late 1980s when I lived in California. The Endurance Run is one of those important and institutional events for the old car hobby. Hopefully I can attend again soon. Cheers to the Santa Clara Model T Club for keeping this important tradition alive and well.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
  8. I built this one in the early 80's. Model A crank and rods, 8:1 Egge pistons, Winfield cam, and one of Jim Culbert's aluminum OHV heads. Ran a Ruxtell 2 speed, and a Nash over drive. My wife and I ran the Santa Clara, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle endurance runs. The one time we didn't get lost, we won the San Diego run! We did those runs for 11 years, until I bought my current RPU.
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  9. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 2,077


    Where do you find "drastic elevation changes" in Florida?
  10. We were running out of Hollister, CA. Over a 3 mile stretch the drop was 2300 feet on a single lane dirt road with no shoulders.
  11. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,650


    My brain doesn't do two levers on the steering column, 3 pedals on the floor that aren't "normal" use and a have to use e brake errrrrgh ! :)
  12. Some have 2 levers on the side (rear end and brake), 1 in the middle (aux trans), 4 pedals, 2 levers on the steering and don't forget to pump the fuel tank with air and possibly rockers with oil!
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