Model T Ford Speed and Racing Equipment Part II The Early Pioneers

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:22 am:



In Part II of the series of Model T Ford Speed and Racing Equipment on The Old Motor we cover; the first of the two versions of 16-valve Roof cylinder heads (above), the early Rajo 4 and 8-valve heads and the Green Engineering flathead.

Below can be seen the Rajo Model 30 8-valve. Stop by The Old Motor to see many more photos and information and a link to Part I @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=102491


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Hoffman - Gold Country of Calif. on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 11:24 am:

Can't wait to drive my model T from the farm to town at 80 mph......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach & Big Bear on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 06:46 pm:

Chuck, down here in So CAL we have to do that to keep up with traffic. The trick in heavy traffic is to accelerate into holes that open up ahead of you in the traffic so you can keep up your speed. Our California Flat head T with a T crank was six seconds faster than most of the overhead Speedsters with big cranks back at the Lincoln, Nebraska Hill Climb this year. There was only one T faster than me and he was really modified with all of the toys. Just wait 'till I get the Chris Egsgaard fastest ever Hill Climb engine running with all of its toys. :~)



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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 09:10 am:

Frank, Can you fill us in on the details of your engine with some photos?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Bender Tulsa Oklahoma on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:40 am:

Frank is not exactly correct. Two off the over heads were not running with carb and electrical issues. A kid on a bike would have beat them. Another one had problems and was a heavy body speedster I don' remember what the fourth speedster was or if he had problems.
Slowest time was 16.825 seconds and the fastest was 11.273 seconds. All of the above were in the overhead class.

While Franks car ran very well and is a fine example of a well built speedster he wasn't six seconds faster than the overheads at 12.311 seconds. You can find more info in the FAST magazine about the Lincoln hill climb.
Franks engine is modified again very well built and needs to be respected.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 02:59 pm:

Frank also has a few "toys" on his speedster, V-8 downdraft carburetor, KC Warford to name a couple. A very nice car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 03:29 pm:



One of the three Roof patent drawing we have posted above.

If any of you have any period speedster or racing photos or info to add to this series I am doing, add it here or send it to me at The Old Motor
@ http://theoldmotor.com/?page_id=103770


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