Gary_Ash

Want a completed speedster with 865 cu in Hall-Scott engine?

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ERA    1

Moved on my 1914 Fafnir with a 1917 10 litre Hall Scott 4 cylinder engine fitted last year and it was a fun car that the new owner is continuing to compete.

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alsfarms    7

What is the configuration of the 10 liter Hall Scott engine.  What is the red line RPM and HP?  It is probably a long stroke stump pulling brute.  That racer looks like a fine built early specimen.  What type wire wheel did you use on the car?  Could you post a few additional pictures for us to savor?  Did the car stay in the Scotland?

Al

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ERA    1

Never did check out the BHP or was brave enough to take it  above 3000 rpm.

It does gets off the line well though with the four 2.5 litre pots making a glorious sound.

 

Guy Lachlan competes it regularly and he is in the South of England whilst I now concentrate on competing my 2 Litre ERA.

 

Guys Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/glachlan

 

 

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ERA    1

You might want to contact Oliver Way who was building another and not sure if he still has it or not.

 

He also competed in one he built with I think an Austin frame which he may do a deal with you but you need to ask him yourself. Best of luck.

 

P.S. Oliver is a nice chap.

 

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a sell    0

Getting back to the original post.  I have looked over this speedster several times at some local events.  It is very well done.  I have talked to the owner and he says it will do well over 100 mph.  It has early style 4 wheel hydraulic brakes I think from a Diamond T truck.  It is a beast and lives up to the name Zeus.

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alsfarms    7

I must ask, what is the leather pouch for that is located on the left of the body.  Is it simply making a statement that the speedster is "packing the mail"?  It would be nice to see a You Tube of the car running and driving.

Al

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ERA    1
7 minutes ago, alsfarms said:

I must ask, what is the leather pouch for that is located on the left of the body.  Is it simply making a statement that the speedster is "packing the mail"?  It would be nice to see a You Tube of the car running and driving.

Al

The pouch is to keep the mandatory fire extinguisher when doing events as the car is spartan inside, when not doing events the bag is taken off.

 

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alsfarms    7

Thanks for your note and explanation of the leather pouch.  I had not thought of the fire extinguisher.  With the big engine upfront, does it tend to under-steer when taking corners at speed?  I am building a speedster based on a 727 CID Wisconsin four cylinder "T" head engine.  I think that I will be OK from a weight distribution perspective, but my unit will be heavy for sure.  Do you have a You Tube of your special speed car running and driving?

Al

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alsfarms    7

Thanks for posting the short You Tube clip.  Maybe the new owner will also post some information and etc.

Al

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