Cant remember where I found this but its all good stuff! The Speedster had low-mounted faired-in headlights; an enclosed radiator with a concealed cap, a starter button on the instrument panel; minimal chrome trim and no running boards - features that didn't appear on production Fords for years. Also looking at horseless carriage replicas. Id duis nulla eu incididunt ut id exercitation non eiusmod non enim Lorem nulla ad. See: He has several different replica plans available. You may have seen my thread in which I outlined our plans to build a Model A Roadster pickup. I linked straight to brass era speedsters so you can look through and get a good idea of what real brass era speedsters looked like.
Two period photographs of the car show two different louver treatments. Sometimes it may be best to leave it as-is with little mods and see how it performs first. For those who prefer the open wheel style of the dirt-track racers so popular in the 1920's and 1930's we offer the speedster kit. But he changed the construction methods for several of the body parts. Add your choice of early Model T stock fenders with the corresponding splash aprons and running boards. Real pricey pieces, especially if they need any repair work.
Feel free to wander through the other categories of my interest as well. The car is being fit together in pieces from my dads garage, friends collection of junk and parts Ive bought. The seller has created the video above of the car being driven. We found the Rajo in storage he had forgotten about it shortly after. The 2,100-pound Speedster was powered by a stock 75-bhp, Ford Model 40 flathead, with straight exhausts that were enclosed by the bodywork with only the tips protruding.
All you get from the kit is a sheet metal frame. By on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:50 pm: This link might interest you. I could scan them for you. Nearly ninety years ago, when my granddad had returned from the war to end all wars, young guys were hotting up engines, upgrading running gear, and changing bodies. It looks like you are a very lucky young man! Here are the major tasks off the top of my head: The steering box needs to be moved rearward three inches. The new photos include details of a beautiful Winfield that I would like to use but I think its too damn big , both the Rajo and the Fronty, and the Tires and wheels.
Painted wheels are Hayes wires fitted with a set of 4. As I often say, not a right or wrong but what do you enjoy? I have been playing with the idea of getting a Schroeder steering box like on the later sprint cars. I don't think you will have any trouble using that gorgeous Winfield. Not a single component on this car post-dates 1927 when Model T production ended, and thus the car is eligible for the most prestigious Speedster runs in the country, including the Santa Clara run that has a very strict rule book. Use a monocle windshield or order a straight top firewall to use with a stock windshield. With the little car secured to the trailer, we made the short trek to Dave's shop; home of an overhead crane, sandblaster, a Bridgeport mill, lathe, welders and various other implements of reconstruction. I am not sure how fast this one is going to go but I am sure it will be enough to scare me! At 113 inches, the Speedster's wheelbase is approximately the same as the standard 112-inch wheelbase of a 1934 Ford roadster.
A standard T gearbox featured two forward speeds with reverse and is accompanied by a Warford auxiliary gearbox featuring underdrive, direct drive, and overdrive for a total of six gears. He redesigned the Speedster's front end by shortening the upper grilles and fabricating a wide, horizontal grille for improved cooling. He contacted the Benson Ford Archives as well as taking lots of photos of a real Model N Ford. To see more, , or. Did not use any seat risers and mounted the seats right to the deck. A big step forward in 2017 was the purchase of an original 1926 front half of a 4 door tour tub, which was shipped over from Model T Haven in Kansas. I have built this car part by singl epart for years now, all original parts too.
For a low, racy look use a dropped axle and lowered rear cross-member. But, your father is lucky as well, in that you share his love of old cars. I personally do not have the technical knowledge to do all that needs to be done and you are right it is a lofty goal but luckily I have friends who have done it all before who are helping me along the way. He is also a nice person to know like so many folks who like cars. The Speedster had a tendency to overheat. Before the accident, this was a fully sorted and very capable Speedster, able to reach 60mph+ in a jiffy and driven at that speed on the in 2012.
All text and images on this site are protected by U. I decided to haul the trailer and the body home, and to remove the radiator and grill surround, so I could work on them over the weekend. Of course he could also restore a later Model T for around the same expense in time, money, and effort. Sometimes it was necessary to remove a leaf from each spring because of the lighter body, and you had to lower the steering column because the new sporty body sat lower. We run a B engine with Cragar ohv and mild cam.