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24 October, 2021

Model T engine on display

THE Tolga Museum has added a special new item to their collection with the donation of a newly refurbished Model T Ford engine and gearbox.

By Rhys Thomas

Tolga Historical Society members Wes Lay and Gordon Swan with Frank Bass (middle) who donated the engine

THE Tolga Museum has added a special new item to their collection with the donation of a newly refurbished Model T Ford engine and gearbox. 

The Model T Ford was manufactured and used around the late 1920s and this specific engine and gearbox has been in Atherton for many years. 

The two pieces of Ford motor history were donated by Frank Bass, who originally got them from Hastie’s farm near Atherton.

Tolga Museum committee member Dick Daley said that it would be hard to find another Model T engine as good as this one.

“For looks you won’t get much better than this engine is, it’s an engine and gearbox,” he said. 

“The Model T had three pedals it never had a gear lever or a clutch.

“We’re very excited to have this piece of history on display at the Tolga Museum.”

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