Through various hand-me-downs I got my hand on some photos take by Kirk in 1997. Thought It would be fun to share these.
Kirk didn't install an oil pump so he added the copper outside oil line to feed oil to the front bearings.
I am impressed by what others can do.
I wonder if it is still running and how it drove? Bud.
Absolutely fantastic. I can't imagine the time put into this.
1. I want to see the timer.
2. Does it run? I want to see/hear that.
3. What is the whole story behind this? It is new to me.
Just noticed the engine stand. Ha, has a setting for 6 cyl and one for 4 cyl T engine.
Past link with other T-6s
please tell me there is a video of this......
Wow,what a crank shaft setup.
Wow,I like it!
I wonder what kind of jig was made up to weld that thing and have it come out true.
As I recall he said it ran good but sounded a lot like a chevy.
He used a 6 fingered Anderson style timer, which would make two cylinders 7.5 degrees early and two 7.5 late, when running on mag.
For all you guys wanting to repair cracked blocks, looks like this guy has a handle on it.
Which engine number do you use?
I have done a lot of cut and welding in my life, and would actually consider doing an engine like this. Except for one thing. I don't know if I could trust a crankshaft made that way. Having 120 degree firing would reduce some stress on the crankshaft, but 50 percent more horsepower on the back end would pretty much cancel anything gained off the vibration. One would have to be a better welder than I to make a crankshaft this way.
Neat engine though! I love looking at the photos. Thank you Mike R!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
That is cool as heck!
...Now he just needs to graft two RAJO BBRs or two SR Fronty's together fitted with 6 Winfield SR downdrafts :D and he would be set.
or two Galavan's if he wanted to get really crazy! :D
1. Does a video of this running exist?
2. Where is this beast now?
Would like to see more of the car that the engine is shown in....particularly the front end, engine set back.
I Just got word that this car was sold at Auction a month ago. The auction was held out of Vulcan, AB. The car is now in Red Deer, AB. Kirk Wright built the car in Arizona. Here are the Photos from the Auction house. Harry Lilo from Calgary was at the auction and informed me I will be receiving more photos in the coming days.
It was on display at a MTFCA Business Meeting in 1992(?). It ran good but did not sound like a Model T.
That's a mighty expensive looking bumper on that buckboard.
The body is a bit lacking in the style department for my taste....but I bet it is fun to drive!
So Mike......why do I get the feeling you will be driving a 6-cylinder T in the near future?
Here are current photos of the engine.
You can see that Kirk used an Early block. To help rigid up the transmission he built brackets to convert the early block to a 26-7 style.
One more of the car.
How did he manage the head gasket?
A head gasket should be no problem. There are many companies that can make custom head gaskets but probably the easiest would be to use two standard head gaskets. Just cut then and butt them together near the point that the blocks are brazed together. Just have to be sure that there is nothing critical at the gasket joint.