I asked before,and got one reply,but it's not the one I was looking for.I need a picture of the thick steel brkt that relocates the front spring
in front of the original crossmember.Thanks,Fritz
Here is one drop plate method from older post.
Go to Dec 24, 2011 post at 12:21.
Here's an article on old time lowering methods found at the North West Vintage Speedster's site: http://www.nwvs.org/Technical/TimKnappOnLowering.pdf
Multy Aldrich built an iconic T gow job in the early 30's with a steel bracket relocating the front spring:
Here it is in recent years, as found by current owner Don Lang:
You may have seen this one before, but it has a bent steel plate from under the cross member behind the spring. It also has angle iron wrapped around from the sides. This was the best handling and most stable car I have ever driven. It took mountain twists and turns like a race car should. It is also the only car that I ever "spun a doughnut" with. I just had to see if it would do it.
I think the dual-braced front spring and the split radius rods made the difference.
One of too many cars I wish I still had.
The photo of Thomas's front end in the link posted by Dan T is a good one. However I would probably make it a bit heavier.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Here is a cheap way to drop the front end. Simply reverse the front cross member.
"Simply reverse the front cross member."
Simply? What about the engine mount?
For anyone interested in speedsters they need to have the "Model T Speed Secrets,Fast Ford Hand Book" and "Speed and Sport" Books available from the vendors. Page 41 of the Fast Ford Hand Book gives the details for what you are wanting to do. Good luck with your project. MG