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V12 Boattail Model A Speedster


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Interesting project, thanks for posting...definitely not your run of the mill speedster project! Is that a Lincoln V-12, 292 ci?

Yes 292 ci, I had a 41 Lincoln that had a 48 replacement block in it, the car went to Lincoln guy here on the AACA and I kept the engine. Should be running and driving here in a few months. Probably more hot rod than speedster but I dont mind walking in both arenas. I will post more pictures as the project progresses. tim

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I'm somewhat of a purist, but appreciate the work and workmanship that is required to make a speedster or rod.

It's very refreshing to see something other than a SBC being used for a build, so my admiration for unique thinking overwhelms my Puristamentality...

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That is a really nice speedster body. Did you make it yourself? I am looking for that type of a speedster body for a 1921 HCS (Harry C. Stutz) chassis that I just acquired.

Hand made crudely in my gargage. I bought a body from a gentleman in Indiana then tried my hand at copying it. I will look for his number but I believe he does not make them anymore. tim

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Did a little work in the garage this weekend, mocked the body onto the frame and measured for my engine and transmission mounts. Got a little sidetracked with a new toy that is almost a speedster, 1940 sprintcar. At least it is prewar.

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Hand made Boat Tailed body (sitting not mounted) on custom 2x3 frame. Wheelbase is 113", 12" Z in rear. Body 105" from firewall to tip of tail but can be extended forward 10 inches as body is clamped together for final fitment. 41" at its widest point at the dash. 5" drop Magnum axle that is drilled and powder painted black, 37 Ford front and rear radius rods drilled but not sleeved with threaded bungs installed. Set up as spring behind with a posies spring but could be spring over with another spring. 39 Ford rear axle 3:54 ratio, stock perches cut off with spring ahead mounts installed than have provisions for rear radius rods, this mount was getting cut off and going to coil overs in the rear, mounting brackets for the axle included. Threaded frame inserts for tie rod ends included. Four very nice 40 Ford rims with new never driven on Coker Classic 600-16 Blackwall tires, New Model A recessed firewall, metal Speedway Model A grill shell. The body is shown channeled over the frame with the frame sitting at 6" from floor to bottom of frame. Can be easily loaded into a full size pickup once disassembled. NOT INCLUDED IS THE ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, BRAKES, BACKING PLATES. LOCATED IN OMAHA RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY AT THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE 80 AND INTERSTATE 29. $4000

TIM 402-680-8565

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Hello all,

Interesting site. I think that this might apply.

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Some details, 1937 Lagonda LG45, 4.5liter, one of 175.

It was the victim of an unfortunate re-body some years ago, but the chassis and drive train is identical to the LeMans winning cars.

So it is getting a lightweight suit!

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I hear you... if I wasn't fighting to get my shop built before winter sets in I'd be very tempted. First step needs to be getting a place to work before I tackle yet one more unfinished project. I really like that body style. Sheet steel over a wooden frame, or square tubing?

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I hear you... if I wasn't fighting to get my shop built before winter sets in I'd be very tempted. First step needs to be getting a place to work before I tackle yet one more unfinished project. I really like that body style. Sheet steel over a wooden frame, or square tubing?

Round tubing space frame style, toying with a Jag rear end, I really like knock off wires.

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Has been a while since I have been on here but a few changes have been made to the boattail project.  A restoration shop in California bought my extra body and the frame went to a local builder.  I went with the vintage sprint car project and stretched the frame to 113" inches to install the Lincoln V12 engine with a 3x2 intake, C4 transmission, quick change rear end, Ford V8-60 tube axle, Buick finned brake drums with cast aluminum finned backing plates, Schroeder steering box, two Roto Flo shocks will be on each corner.  The body is currently in fiberglass but have plans this winter for Olympic Speedsters in Missouri to make it out of metal.  invited to bring it to the speedster reunion in Lincoln this June.

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