Snowmobile by 3DClassics123456 ()
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The conversion kits, which were used to adapt the Model T’s were the invention of Virgil D. White, who owned a Ford garage in West Ossipee, which is now the home of Johnson’s Oil.
The vehicles may be a lot bigger and slower than today's snowmobiles but the principles which underlie their operation are the same, a moving belt for traction and skis for maneuvering the front end of the machine through the snow. Of course the four-cylinder, 20 horsepower engines are no match modern versions, moving, at the very best, at a top speed of 15 miles per hour.
But they still get the job done and performed many useful functions in the 1920’s when plowed roads as we know them were virtually non-existent and conventional wheeled vehicles were often sidelined until warm weather returned.
25000 kits have been built during the 20's.