I have nothing to gain by 'advertising' this car .. nor do I have any intentions of purchasing it. I post here for discussion as I've not seen a vehicle like this before ... I'm assuming it's a build-up .. or is it a 26 'Roadster' as is??
I see a lot of things that don't add up. I'm just asking out of my own ignorance, and edification!
I thought more of a speedser-ish build-up.
Windshield from a '19 or earlier?
I'd love the speedometer and clock! :-)
I guess the guy that knows about these cars thinks it 'might need a new water pump soon'. Umm .. I didn't see one! It's probably better without it. :-)
The only parts that look like they're 26 are the wheels, hood and switch panel. Everything else looks pre-25 and the body is shop (home) made. Nicely executed but it's just a box of spare parts.
The hood, engine and transmission are 26. The wheels are Model A.
I like the front fenders on the back, hard to tell if it is coming or going.
Model A wheels,....hmmmm. That photo that shows the left rear wheel and brake drum does not look right to me. Not sure how Model A wheels would fit on a T (adapter?) but something does not look right there; too much space between wheel and drum...???
Dennis, your description of "speedster-ish" is right on target. It's closer to a speedster than a roadster. It's cute, but definitely a mixed pile of parts. The headlights look like the early 15 electrics that were made to fit on the acetylene headlight forks left over from 14.
Here is an adapter from Model T wood to Model A wheels.
Ahhh,...thanks Jim. Would that adapter account for what appears to be extra space between back of wheel and face of brake drum?
Did you watch the video of it running? Needs a little bit of lovin'
Yes, it does add some space there.
Marvelous workmanship and attention to detail. Other than the price being a bit high for a bitsa car that needs some TLC I like it. Think about how it would be with a PACO or Ames body though.......