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My 1925 Ford Model T at Old Bar Beach Festival 2016

So yesterday my amazing an ever supportive wife Shae enjoyed the sunny weather, over priced hot chips, market stalls and of course the show n shine at Old Bar Beach Festival 🙂 I’d say there were at least 100 cars there, not including the large turnout of Kombi vans. As always we took my 1925 Ford Model T to show…

1925 Ford Model T at Old Bar Beach Festival

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

My Trip to Guangzhou, China, 2013 – 114th Canton Fair

My first ever trip to China, and I find myself in the midst of the Canton Fair!

This video shows a few of the exhibits, as well as a look around downtown Guangzhou before and after the fair each day…

The Canton Fair (Chinese: 广交会) is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), China.

The Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre.

Its full name since 2007 has been China Import and Export Fair (中国进出口商品交易会), renamed from Chinese Export Commodities Fair (中国出口商品交易会), also known as Canton Fair (广州交易会), which abbreviation is 广交会.

The Fair is the largest trade fair in China . Among China’s largest trade fairs, it has the largest assortment of products, the largest attendance, and the largest number of business deals made at the fair. Like many trade fairs it has several traditions and functions as a comprehensive event of international importance.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

My 1925 Ford Model T – at Great Eastland Hub Rally 2013, Taree NSW

Every 6 years, the Taree Historic Motor Club hosts the Hub Rally on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. This year, over 80 classic cars from 10 different car clubs in the region participated in the event over the long weekend in October 2013. 

The two cars I drove at the Great Eastland Hub Rally… my 1925 Ford Model T, and a 1948 MG TC; belonging to a fellow classic car club member…



Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

My 1925 Ford Model T – at Old Bar Beach Festival 2013

This video is of one of the many car shows I have attended, the Old Bar Beach Festival, at Old Bar, NSW. October 5th, 2013. 

Watch just after 4:17 for my car’s appearance on the evening news bulletin on NBN News Australia.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Ford Model T – Troubleshooting – Fault finding when your Lizzie is having a bad day!

The following list basically outlines some troubles you may experience at some point, and where to look for them…


1. Gas mixture too lean.
2. Water in gasoline.
3. Vibrators adjusted too close.
4. Water or congealed oil in commutator.
5. Magneto contact point (in trans. cover) obstructed with foreign matter.
6. Gasoline supply shut off.
7. Carburetor frozen (in zero weather).
8. Water frozen in gasoline tank sediment bulb.
9. Coil switch off.


At Low Speeds

1. Poor compression—account leaky valves.
2. Gas mixture too rich or too lean.
3. Spark plugs dirty.
4. Coil vibrator improperly adjusted.
5. Air leak in intake manifold.
6. Weak exhaust, valve spring.
7. Too great clearance between valve stem and push rod.
8. Too close gap between spark plug points.

At High Speeds.

1. Commutator contact imperfect.
2. Weak valve spring.
3. Too much gap in spark plug.
4. Imperfect gas mixture.
5. Platinum points dirty or burned.


1. Gasoline tank empty.
2. Water in gasoline.
3. Flooded carburetor.


1. Lack of water.
2. Lack of oil.
3. Fan belt torn, loose or slipping.
4. Carbon deposit in combustion chamber.
5. Spark retarded too far.
6. Gas mixture too rich.
7. Water circulation retarded by sediment in radiator.
8. Dirty spark plugs.


1. Carbon deposit on piston heads.
2. Loose connecting rod bearing.
3. Loose crank shaft bearing.
4. Spark advanced too far.
5. Engine overheated.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia