Old Photo - Home Brewed Speedster

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 10:00 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 02:28 pm:

Neat car! Picture is reversed. And it only has three tires that hold air, but the owner is going to fix that.
Actually, it looks pretty neat as a right hand drive.
Thank you again, Jay!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 08:01 pm:

Wide track rear end with what looks like a loose wheel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 11:42 pm:

But how does the spring attach?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 07:48 am:

I think the bent wheel look is an artefact from the photo process - perhaps the old photo is bent and someone took a digital photo of it without straightening it out.

Kep, that's an old lowering method, either the outer part of the axle housings were turned 90 degrees relative the center section or some brackets were used like the Lima brackets described in this article: http://www.nwvs.org/Technical/TimKnappOnLowering.pdf
Lima brackets
The rear spring may have been moved forward on this car, perhaps with an additional bracket/crossmember like this:
spring holder


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 04:43 pm:

It looks like that one has the backing plate rotated forward. That puts the spring perch ahead of the axle, halfway down. The brake cam ends up at the bottom with the brake centering bolt at the top. It is a good way to lower the back of a speedster. I have considered it, and seen a couple done that way, but never worked on one done that way.
The spring is clearly in front of the axle on this car. The "Lima" brackets would also do that without rotating the backing plate. However, I cannot see the brake centering bolt at the back of the backing plate. I think I see something that may be it at the top.

The entire picture is distorted somewhat. It does look like a photo of a photo not taken straight-on.
Still, it is a great photo of an original vintage speedster showing some nice details! Thank you.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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