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  1. They are rare...I think 6 to 10 are known to survive. This car is a really exceptional example and a nice restoration. I'm assisting the current owner get it to a new, loving home.
  2. 1927 Essex “Super Six” Biddle & Smart Speedabout – Chassis Number 693777 Introduced for the 1927 model year, the Speedabout was the most sporty and exciting body style Essex offered. Speedabout bodies were made by famed coachbuilder Biddle & Smart of Massachusetts, source of many limited-production bodies. The Speedabout chassis was fitted with a special rear axle gear ratio that, combined with the 55-horsepower Essex “Super Six” engine, allowed for a top speed estimated at 80 mph. The total number of Speedabouts produced is not known, but very few (reportedly fewer than a dozen) survive today. This car, no. 693777, was purchased by the current owner in 1991 and underwent a complete and proper, fully documented frame-off restoration by an Essex expert from 1992 to 2007. Finished in a rich Emerald Green, no expense was spared from the chassis and drivetrain to the correct leather interior and plating work. An excellent tour car. Asking $50,000 (Negotiable) if interested, send me a Direct Message here and I'll provide my contact
  3. My T is all T or period aftermarket. Here is a brief rundown of the Drivetrain as built during the complete Pre-Bonneville refit in 2011: Drivetrian: -1927 T Block, bored .080” over -Custom Egge Aluminum Pistons -Aluminum 6:1 compression “Z-Head” -289/302 Ford Hi-Po Hardened Stainless Valves/seats -Full Race T cam shaft -12v ignition system w/ Mallory Auto Advance Dizzy -1947-’49 Burns 2x2 Model A intake -Two Stromberg 81 carburetors -Cast Iron High-Flow Model A Header w/’46 Ford Torque Tube exhaust. - Chicago Mark-E 3-spd Overdrive Box (made in 1922 Bryan, Ohio) - Early Hall-Scott Ruckstell 2-speed Rear axle with 3:1 gears - Rocky-Mountain rear wheels brakes Chassis: -Uncut 1926 T frame -Unaltered 1926 T front axle. -Model A wishbones split and modified to hold the front spring perches (all custom built) -Custom rear lowering brackets based on an old Robert Roof design (improved for strength) - 19”MWCo. Pin-drive Wire wheels It has 12 forward speeds and 6 in reverse and id fully capable of speeds in excess of 75mph.
  4. Hi all! I'm in the process of cleaning up and reactivating a 1927 Buick Master 27-47 Sedan and am righting a few wrongs along the way. I was fortunate to dig up a few things here that I needed. Now that I am working on the Dash and wiring...I am looking for the correct speedometer. The original one failed at some point and was hacked up and modified with gust from another speedo. Does anyone out thereally have one? Mr. Model T
  5. I will do Max. It is rough for sure and will need a complete frame up restoration before getting back on the road....and I won't be cutting any corners. The good part is that its complete, so all the hard to find stuff is there. The goal is to put it back stock and as correct as possible down to the tires. I want it to be a driver so I may make a few internal improvements to help that out. What sort of this should I look for? I think I have some pictures I can post from the first "visit".
  6. Max, Thank you kindly for your reply and advice. Since my last post, I have been doing a bit of parts hunting and I agree...a running or at least complete example would be better to start with. In my travels I was lucky enough to stumble across a very nice Hupp collector that had a complete, but rough '16 Model N (Engine #65132) and made me an excellent offer. I accepted it on the spot and have negotiated out a deal. It is a very early car (not much newer then your N) and is COMPLETE. It was last licensed in 1930 and hasn't b een on the road since 1934. No pics yet, but soon!
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    It is an early 1916 Model N. The rear fender outside mount moldings makes it an early production Model N (between SN# 60000 and 65000 if memory serves me), but the round "wiggly H" radiator emblem means it is an early 1916 car, not a late 1915.
  8. It certainly started life a 1916 or '17 Hupmobile Model N.
  9. Spent some time cleaning out the tub and sorting out the parts I have. looks like I actually have some Model K parts in there too....a set of doors and the rear tub panels/rear fenders. I think I can use them to repair my car. Also inspected the motor (SN#82941 3-28-1917) and all that is missing there...which is quite a bit. The Block, crankcase, crank, flywheel, cam, lifters, valves, dipstick and oil pump are intact...but everything else it seems is gone. It also appears to have a rather large crack in the block that will need repair... Even with all that is missing and how rough it is.....it still clings to some sort of civility. After 97 years....75 of that out in the elements it still shows signs the original paint... From what I have seen in photoshop...this is pretty close to the original color... Clayton Paddison Vancouver WA ------------------------------- 1917 Hupmobile Model N Touring 1926 Model T Ford Roadster 1965 Ford Falcon Sedan
  10. Bill, Thank you kindly! It does look a bit daunting, but the N's are rare enough to make it worth while.....and as a "kid" of 28, it is really my only chance to acquire a big pre-1920 car like this. I have tried to make a few deals on similar projects....but as soon as they see how old I am...the conversation is over. The T is a fun car. Took me 3 years to build it the first time around (2006 - 2008) and just nine months the second time (2012) finishing the full frame up rebuild the night before driving it to Bonneville Utah for Speed Week.....with no road test time. Its cool to talk to another N owner. The good friends that sold me this N project have a complete restored N touring (a twin to my car) and another member of the local Horseless Carraige Club chapter just bought a 7-pass touring (LWB). I know there aren't many N's....and didn't know there was a surviving roadsters. I know of only 2 LWB cars. I know it will be a challenge digging up parts, but I'm optimistic. If we stick together....we might get lucky. You have any pics of your roadster? Clayton
  11. Thanks Hupp36! The Hupmobile Club was my first stop and have already sent in my application. The club Parts Locator will be especially useful as my car is still missing quite a bit.
  12. Hi all! I'm new here to the forum and though I would introduce myself and my project. I have been into antique cars since I was very little. At 20 I bought my first antique, a 1926 Model T Ford and built it as a pre-1932 Hot rod, or "Gowjob". I completed it in 2008, did a complete rebuild in 2012 and drove it to Utah across 4 states to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week. I just purchased this 1917 Hupmobile Model N 5-passenger touring car from a friend. It's rough, but it has quite a bit to it....more that you see here. The body is mostly complete (have 2 rear tubs, 1 set rear fenders, full set of doors, seat divider, floor pans, kick panels, front apron). The chassis is a different story. I do have a spare rear axle and the original engine, but the motor is not complete and has been open to the elements for some time (outside in the same location that I bought it since 1963 and before that....as far back as the 1930's). The transmission is also missing. I have another project going at the moment (a '65 Ford Falcon) so the Hup is on hold for a bit, but hope to start rounding up info and parts I'm missing. If anyone has any info, literature or parts for a Model N...let me know. We are beginning the search. Thanks! Clayton ~ Mr. ModelT
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