built a c;cab delivery over the winter. completed it 2 weeks before memorial day weekend.since then i have put approx 2700 miles on it. pretty much have most of the bugs worked out of it. here is a picture of it
Looks good. What's the name on the radiator shell?
it is a peerless shell
Great job, it's nice to see the oldies back up and running again. What's your next project, It needs a sole mate.
starting to collect parts to make a 20's dirt track racer that will be street legal
Looks good! Welcome to the affliction. It sounds as though you have a good case of it. Most people swear that one is enough for at least a year before starting on another. But Ts are funny that way.
Many '10s/'20s speedsters, properly restored, are street legal in most states. There are a few states that are tough. During much of the "speedster era", most states did not require fenders, windshields, or, several other things.
Model T "speedsters" have been built in every calender year from 1908 to now. But the true era of the speedsters was from about 1912 till about the end of the model T production. From then till WWII, many hundreds of model T racing cars were built and/or rebuilt. But they were seldom driven as basic transportation. During the speedster era, thousands of people were building speedsters. Many of them did race the cars. Nearly all of them drove the cars often.
I am working on my speedster number six. I like mine to represent the cars from that original era. I want them to look like they could have been pulled out of a vintage photograph. But there are many more options when it comes to speedsters.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
No one has mentioned this, but it looks like you are a pretty fair "wood butcher." Was this a free-lance design, or did you have something to start with? (OK, more properly, "something from which to start?")
You've done a good job there Paul. It doesn't look a day over 80 years old! And welcome to the Forum.
i started with a set of plans for a salesman delivery and modified the plans to make a c-cab.the c-cab opening i copied from a friends c-cab tt
Nice C-cab. It needs some cream cans or bushel baskets in the back. I'd love to have a speedster but something like your C-cab would be fun too.
Model Ts, they are all fun! The trucks are fun, the speedsters are fun, early are fun, late are fun.
Some years ago, I had a small truck, I made a list of "business" names to put on it. I had undertakers, dynamite sales, donuts, auto supplies, all different sort of things to use for different occasions. Unfortunately, I had to sell the truck before it was ready to set it up that way.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
took her out for a drive yesterday and this morning.cool and cloudy 20 degree f started on 4 quarter turns. if weather decent will be out for new years also. merry christmas everyone
Are you going to race Greg with that vehicle?
oh man i have a peerless honeycomb radiator that needs that shell
i cant keep up with greg until he helps me put in the aux trans and we rebuild the other engine
Hi Paul - You're doing great! Keep up the good work.