Fully restored Model T race car complete with a Roof (Laurel) victory eight overhead camshaft head, Scintilla high-tension magneto, twin Winfield carburetors, full pressure lubrication, deep sump oil pan, domed aluminum racing pistons (lightened), drilled and lightened connecting rods, Sure Mike counter-balanced crankshaft, machined down flywheel, reverse drum removed, geared water-pump, worm and gear centre steering, and Dayton racing wire wheels.
The King brothers obviously had some of the literature right out of the pages of the Fast Ford Handbook and The Model T Ford in Speed and Sport.
Note how the 'R.M. Roof' name was ground off of the castings. Part of the change to Laurel Motor Corporation?
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are there any other Victory eight engines out there?
great story, thanks!
The Chandler Park (Tulsa) Hillclimb record is held by a car with a Roof SOC 8 valve head and 5 main bearing crank. That engine is now on display at the Smith Museum..
Outstanding and I nominate both the car for restoration of the year and the builders to the Speedster / Racer Hall of Fame for 2014 (2 different awards that they deserve hands down). I saw the beginning of this project 30 years ago and it was just an engine in a garage with parts had been raked out of sand.
What they have done is unbelievable and a project that few would have taken on and of those few most would have stalled and stopped.
Great write up Bill, hope to see you again someday. Bill has been to my house several times and arranged the purchase of my Mercury. I am just amazed with what I saw and what is now complete.