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Old 12-05-2011, 12:31 PM   #281
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Here ya go .. found a picture ...



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Old 12-28-2011, 02:03 PM   #282
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If anyone has ideas on a bullit proof rearend for a T I need to build one for my speedster.
If things go the way I plan I should have a new Model T Overhead Cam Head ready by late spring and I don't know if the stock one will hold up. Based on the RAJO B I'm working on the prototype. I'm trying to use modern internals but keeping the traditional looks. This is the Jim Culbert T-Go design. Will try for a Model A/B version by the end of 2012. Will put it in my sprint car.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #283
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I recently bought this old T fairground racer from a collector's estate, in which is stayed at least 62 years. There is not pedigree for this car, as most homebrews were used up and left in fields to rot. More pics in my profile.



Often these cars were assembled with parts from various years, as is this one;

- 1920 chassis and motor
- 1913-1915 hogshead
- Rajo C-35 overhead valve head (1925-1927) with original intake/exhaust manifold
- Brass radiator (1912-1916)
- Early cast-iron Warford auxiliary transmission
- Ruckstell transaxle.
- Rocky Mountain-style brakes
- Ford 9N tractor hairpins
- Hayes demountable wirewheels
- Wooden buckboard body
- Stock steering
- Stewart speedo and oil gauge
- Stock gas tank
- 1931-1939 Bosch high-tension magneto from Autocar, J.D. Adams, or IHC heavy machine
- Pressurized lubrication
- 'A' crank or drilled 'T' crank -- haven't cracked it open yet

This car runs like a dream.

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Old 10-21-2016, 08:31 PM   #284
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:18 PM   #285
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Noticed this thread died off. Thought I'd give it a bump.
This is one from England
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:31 PM   #286
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:13 AM   #287
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very helpful information for the neophyte.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:34 PM   #288
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I will try T., just found the thread this morning. This is a picture of car 33, with Ernie Triplett as driver, The Barney Spl., Barney Klopfer car builder. Pacific Coast AAA Cars- 1930, listed as 2nd place for the year. In page 99, in the book. The Illustrated History Of Sprint Car Racing, 1896-1942, by Jack C. Fox, there are pictures on pages 71,81,88,92,94,96,. Also in the book Legion Ascot Speedway, by John R. Lucero, on pages 35, and 67. First car to have front wheel Breaks. The car was built 1925, or earlier, had an S-R Fronty, an was wreacked at least two times, and rebuilt, pictures in those two books. We have had the car for around 20 years, I would have to look. Thanks Herm.



Frank Lokhart's T racer "McDowell Special" had front brakes in 1923. This car was lightning fast with a SR Fronty and consistently out qualified Miller powered cars that led to his ride at Indy becoming the youngest winner of Indy at the time. Sadly he left us too early without realizing his full potential
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:04 AM   #289
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My 17 year old son picked this up a couple months ago. He's hoping to build a speedster out of it.

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Old 12-13-2018, 01:52 PM   #290
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That's what dreams are made of! I hope he can make his come true.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:36 PM   #291
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Frank Lokhart's T racer "McDowell Special" had front brakes in 1923. This car was lightning fast with a SR Fronty and consistently out qualified Miller powered cars that led to his ride at Indy becoming the youngest winner of Indy at the time. Sadly he left us too early without realizing his full potential

Lucero's book stated that Lockhart's "McDowell Special" had a SR Fronty with a overhead cam. That would have been years before the Factory Fronty single stick came around....Here is my SR Fronty with a McDowell overhead cam attachment, using shaft and bevel gear drive with Wills St. Claire gears. Anyone know of any other McDowell equipment for Model T's ?
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:56 AM   #292
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Are there any tie rod or drag link issues when using a dropped axle?

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Old 05-17-2019, 09:55 PM   #293
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The first photograph was taken at the Michigan State Fair Grounds prior to the 1911 Algonquin Hill Climb meet 8 June 1911 and used to promote the races at Hawthorne Track in Chicago on June 10 and 11, 1911. It is a 389.9 cubic inch Ford Special racer that Frank Kulick raced at Algonquin June 8, 1911, numbered as the 42 car. Note the set back 4-cylinder Ford Special engine through the dash.

It is only 3-1/2 miles from the Ford Motor Company plant on Woodward, Detroit. Kulick apparently had rather free access to this track in Detroit.

Frank Kulick drove another one of these 389.9 cubic inch Ford Special racers at the same Algonquin Hill Climb as the 64 car.

Third photograph is from a newspaper of Frank Kulick driving the 64 car, the other 389.9 cubic inch Ford Special racer at Algonquin June 8, 1911. The set back engine not apparent in this photo.

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Old 06-28-2019, 06:30 PM   #294
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The "T" sights and sounds at Speedsters Reunion tour and hill climb last week were wonderful. If anyone is interested, pm me and I can get help posting them Monday.
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Old 09-07-2020, 07:51 PM   #295
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Default Any Info on my 1927 Speedster. Many options

Just bought this 1927 Model T Speedster. Has a wonderful list of options. Trying to find any history. Apparently it was redone in 1990s in California. Would like to know its history. Not for sale

Here is the list,
Canadian engine,
Ruckstell two speed axle,
Double Solex Carburetors and custom header,
Custom headers and free-flow exhaust
leather bucket seats,
drop front axle
Zed frame.
Original Edmunds & Jones headlights.
Rootlieb fenders and running boards.
Atwater Kent distributor.
Monocle windscreen.
Nice detailed pin striped.
Oil Pressure system with filter.
Foot feed and column for gas.
12v system.
Oil pressure gauge.
Speedometer.
Monocle windshield

Includes a custom built open trailer. Tows great.
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Old 09-08-2020, 11:24 PM   #296
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Here is my Kuempel Red-I-Kut boattail speedster. It is the only known original Kuempel Red-I-Kut Model T speedster body in existence. It was built in the 1920s and owned by the family of the person who built it until the 1980s when they donated it to the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. The museum sold it around 2000. It has Morton and Brett underslung front and rear end, Rajo self-steering spindles and House wire wheels. Other than being repainted by the museum, it is mostly all original. It was built almost identically to a speedster build described in a 1920s issue of Ford Owner and Dealer.
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:35 AM   #297
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Does anyone have pictures of quarter elliptical springs on the rear of a Model T race car?

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