The start of the fuel system from the tank to the fuel pump, note re-worked fuel filter, the rest will be polished and clear coated. (Brass/copper)
Starting to do the hand work on the brass door hinges, all most ready to go to milling machine to counter sink screw holes, then polishing and clear coating. Also stainless steel new pins.
Re-worked top iron right center.
Re-worked left side rear top iron.
Left side drivers horn, mounting legs shorten one inch, re-drilled to bring closer to body, for personal pleasing of the eyes.
left and right seat riser top leveled around body irons.
Seat riser top cover, simple lift off cover with center hole with one hand on and off. All one piece with groves sawn to simulate multiple construction white birch.
OK...OK I've been following the posts on Becky's Model T and it has been fantastic but now I want to see a photo of Becky and is she single?
Thanks Charles for starting this 2nd thread. Can't wait to see the final result. Becky's marital status aside, this is a work of craftsmanship and thought out processes. Beautiful.
Started fitting the body to the firewall at the end of the work day. Should start moving along real quick maybe finished an driving by the end of the month and then again maybe not, but we will try.
Becky has a picture of what looks like the same T Roadster on Facebook. It is a 1911. I think the engine came out of San Diego about five years ago. She also owns a 1951 MG TD (?) and has also just bought a greenhouse. She is married to the President of the Horseless Carriage Foundation (www.HCFI.org) and lives in Oklahoma. Great lady
I ment no disrespect to anyone when I joked about Becky's marital status...Just hoping to get a ride in a beautiful car.
Lol Dennis - I don't think anyone took it that way as I was wondering the same thing. Is she single!? If not doesn't she want to adopt me!?
Hey Charles, what does the hood look like? I think I remember from the other thread something about you being out-voted on that?
Also, once it's driving, I'm dying to know (as I'm sure everyone else is) HOW FAST DOES IT GO?!?!?!?
Also, I meant to add this but forgot:
Are you really going to clear-coat all of the brass?? I mean, that's up to her but man, literally everyone I've talked to has said that it's only good for so long and then it's a b!tch to get off without damaging the brass. Lol its definitely got a lot of brass to polish, but what are you guys for amiright!
The clear coat is not hard to get off if you don't apply the clear real heavy. Herman in OKC did the engine block for this car, installing pop-up pistons, some trick cam and a re-work A crank and rods, we did the head and the rest of the engine work. And we have two motors for this car, I'll take a picture of the other one, it doesn't have a supercharger now, and if I don't get out voted that's what I would like to see installed it's a flathead.
PS--I think Becky's husband use to be the President of the HLCC now he is the Chair person of a Library of old car books and manuals 1880 to 1940 some where in California. But mostly he hangs out in the swimming pool. Becky likes her man tan and ripped.
Tank mounted, using rubber pads with copper mesh inside to keep pads from spreading.
Fuel line out of tank, shut off valve with swivel on/off from seat area, fuel filter, T with fuel line to pump and a tank drain for now but will have a fuel drain valve to drain gas in case someone else runs out of gas and needs a gallon or two.
Fuel shut off rod sticking through seat riser, still uncut, and will have brass hand knob.
Checking seat spring fit for Becky, got to be just perfect.
Motor meter, shimmed and aligned.
Building pedal floor boards now.
Can you tell us a bit about the intake manifold that you had some pictures of in your earlier post? It looks like it was brass? Mark Chaffin has a "Winfield" 2-up-2 down type with his Rajo Kit (I am getting one), but it looks like a long torturous path for the gas to follow before getting into the engine. Maybe that's fine for a racing engine, but I'm not sure about it for a street engine(?). Here is Mark's manifold.
I am sure Mark's manifold will work, but I was impressed with the simplicity of yours. Yours looks like it might be easier starting. Ed Winfield was probably running his at full throttle all of the time!
Thanks for any thoughts.
The manifold came with the GO-T head and is just made out of mild steel. We did cut off about one inch at the carb flange and then angle milled the carb mounting flange so the reworked Winfield carb would set level and not at a weird angle to the motor.
A local company here in OKC brass plated the manifold and then we clear coated it.
We have not driven the T yet, but it starts on the starter in about a half of a second and we have run it at full throttle for quite some time with no issues. (other then a smokey shop)
I like the whole RA JO package it looks well thought out, but this is my first Model T project to be a part off, if it was left to me it would have a Roots type blower and EFI, but I'm a young 58 so you know what I like. I'd also drop the chassis 4 inches, raise the fenders 2 inches and use polished disc wheels and hood. HA!
I guess I will be seeing this in person next week!!!
I'll get the bar stocked. BECKY!!!!!!
Just want to make some thing clear to everyone here, I am not building this car, I am painting this car that's all. If by saying WE, I lead anyone astray, I'm sorry that was not my intention.
Has this Torpedo been completed and fully assembled?
Gary -- It's coming together, but not quite finished. I took these pics earlier today. I also took some detail shots, but Charley has posted similar ones, so I won't add them here.
I just returned home from a two-day whirlwind trip to see it. There are a few details to be worked out, but it's pretty much a car. Still needs upholstery and a top, and some details to do with the steering.
Another reason for the trip was to meet Les Schubert, who was visiting there from Canada. Les is quite a guy. We had a great time talking about T's, V8-60's and other V-8 flatmotor projects, and Les's Bonneville T speedster which is a work in progress. I also met Charley Linsenbarth, whose body shop is across the street, and Becky's husband. Her husband is the guy who did most or all of the modifications and machine work on the car. He's quite a talented machinist, as is Les.
I had a great time, and I'm glad I made the trip. Made some new friends and saw some awesome old car stuff.
Thanks for the pic update Mike. Been looking forward to seeing the completed project for some time now.
I just hope they do the same for Becky's express pick up :-)
What's the plan for tail light(s)/brake light(s)? One, two, turn signals? Just wondering.
Spare rim/tire? Tools? It's a sweet ride but there's nothing out there that only needs attention when it's in the garage.
Also, is Ms. Becky primarily driving alone? Women take a bunch of stuff with them everywhere. Or even if they don't start out with much they come back with a lot. She's got nowhere to put anything, like a trunk or box or anything like that. I guess the other person or seat will just have to hold it. Maybe a box under the seat since it hasn't been upholstered yet?
There have been several posts over the years, including some very recently, about the proper sealant to use on fuel system threads.
From the pictures you posted, it looks like white Teflon tape was used. If so, that's a problem in the offing.
Yellow Teflon tape seems to be the material of choice.
Can it be that the flash on the camera washed out the yellow color, making it look white? Or, is it some other material entirely?
I'm in the middle of a muddle about this very subject, and would love to know!
There will be 2 headlamps (electrified, 2 side lamps, and 1 tail lamp electrified for a brake light. There will be no turn signal. There will be a spare. There may be a tool box on the back, but that may not have happened. Alas, there will be no basket, I will have to travel light and this will just not be able to be a car for a progressive tour
It is white Teflon tape and when used on other cars there has been no problem.
Thanks to you all. Becky
Yellow teflon tape is for natural gas, not gasoline.