Kurt Wheaton has been generous enough to share his photos with us of his grandfather Ivan P. Wheaton’s racing cars. We would like to return the favor find out exactly what type of car this racer was based on. Ivan evidently kept it around for a while as in this second set of photos it is wearing a new cowl. It is obviously based on a production car and we need you help to try to figure out exactly what year and brand of chassis this racing car was built from. Let us know your thoughts @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=107322
Those look like Houk wheels, #4 size, for 30x3.5 clinchers like these:
Hey Ricks, what does the extra brake level do on your T?
He pulls on that lever to kick in the nitrous oxide injector.
I use it to lock out the BW overdrive freewheeling for backing up. It's a bit of overkill, but looked cool on the Speedster; certainly more era than a T handle at the end of a bowden cable.
LOL what? "Lock out the BW overdrive freewheeling" - I know you have some accessory/modifications on your T, but what are you talking about here?
10 tooth pinion, plus Borg-Warner O/D (10:7 ratio) in the middle of the driveline. 55 is the crossover power point, but I usually engage it at 40-45.
Rick, Thanks for the Houk wheel ID.
What do those Caps say on the Houk wheels? Might be a clue towards the starting point.
The license plate is 1914 Dealer New York.
Chevrolet Little Six?
I cannot help with what it was, but I love it!
Thank you for sharing the photo here.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I believe they say Houk in the pic, although they carried the car's name when they were OEM. There used to be a guy in Washington that collected the badges, and lusted after my Scripps-Booth one. He bought and sold the hubnuts on tbay. The major vendors sold repros that said Ford, as well as Houk, but I believe I got the last of them, from Sacramento Vintage Ford.
I know the gentleman in Washington you speak of, very nice guy.
I think you are correct too that hey say "HOUK"....but could they also say "HAYES"? The hourglass text shape almost looks like the old Hayes logo...