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Somewhere and at some time this will move from mock up to fire up. Did the first round when we were all on lock down for Harvey, which was a few weeks after our first kid was born. Been collecting bits and bobs for a T speedster. Nothing of particular note, except it will have an aluminum warford and an engine, oh, and a steering wheel, those are important. 

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Bit of progress this Sunday, mocked up the radiator and the supports / hood sills. Checked the rear drop mock up with the new gas tank. Played around with the hood and built a rough fire wall. Not sure if I like the pinched hood top, will play around with a cowl and see if I like it more or less.

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oh, well. Amongst other fun, dropped my radiator and bent it significantly. Rather sad. But, where this is a hiccup, there is a opportunity. Slight reboot in a different direction. Stock T frame, 7 1/4" drop, 93 1/2" WB. 7" engine set back. Stacked up some other bits. Going to be far less exciting and I hope to continue the forward momentum. 

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Been making some progress, but came to a halt this week. Started making the floor and found that not was all as it should be. Had been taking most of the body measurements from the front of the frame rails, back. Seems one is a bit longer than the other by about 1/4 of an inch. Which made me pause. Had planned on building a body, then breaking it all down and doing the frame. But now I don’t trust any of it. So, complete the frame first. This is a rough run out of what I got done.

 

 

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2 hours ago, playswithbrass said:

I see 2 different engines.Whats with that,more info please.  Cheers pete


just a boring ol’ T flat motor with some pretty dress up bits. All the aluminum bits were made by Jerry Sherman out of SoCal in the 60’s and 70’s. The head is a recent repro of his work. Matco cross drive mag set up. Have to figure out the intake, but I have an idea. Carb will be something with a large hole and a barrel valve.

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Z is done, less gussets and grinding welds. Tacked the front cross member in and stacked up the wheels. By the time I was done cutting and grinding and repeating...WB is 90.5” and the rear drop is 6”. Learning as I go.

 

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7 hours ago, Layden B said:

6" is kind of a severe drop for a Model T Ford, be mindful of the pan plug!


Agreed! Went 7” on my last speedster, decided to go the other way this time. A friend has his at 8” on 21” wires...did rip the plug out on the trailer once.

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