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  AUS 2000  INTERNATIONAL   RALLY
  A collection of photos taken By Pat Davis during  AUS 2000 International Rally 4th -5th March 2000
 

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                                        1915 'T' Model Ford

Entry number 15 Driver Gavin Pocock Navigator Karen Pocock

1915 FORD 'T' MODEL

Car of the Month  From  BVAC Newsletter 'Vintage Views'

The car of the Month belongs to Warren and Maurine Pockock.  The remains of this car were found In the country town of Tara in 1966.   This restoration took seven years costing   approximately $800.


Model;                       'T' Ford Runabout                                  Engine:                       4 cylinder

Bore:                          95mm                                                    Horsepower:              20bhp

Displacement             44Cu in,  2890cc                                   Induction system        updraft

Gears:                        2 forward  1 reverse                               Brakes:                      foot brake in transmission  Hand brake internal rear drums                                               Wheelbase:               100 1/2"

Track:                       57 1/2"                                                      Cost:   aprox $800

                                                Owner:   Warren Pollock -  Restored:   Owner and family over A period of seven years

Club:  

 Brisbane Vintage Auto Club (Inc)


Gavin  had to chisel the original pistons from the block and had sleeves machined for the middle two.  He poured his own middle main in white metal and hand scraped it to suit, all the others are still original.  The radiator, aluminum bonnet, rear mudguard, doors and boot section have been made from many patterns and photos.  Maurine, apart from putting up with Warren restoring his pride and joy, made the hood and upholstered the seats in the backyard.

The first rally the car went on was in 1975 for the Celebration  of 50 years of Ford in Australia, in an unfinished state.  1976  saw the first rally in a completed state and it is still going strong today. Maybe not as bright and shiny as back then but just as reliable.

Today the car is rallied by Gavin and Karen Pockock who have recently returned from the Barossa Valley, SA after a T Ford Rally with 175 other cars (or shall we say cranks)

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