Building a Speedster

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Building a Speedster
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Albert Belling on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 06:11 pm:

I am building a speedster and thinking about using a model A rear end. Has anyone on this site ever done that ? Thanks Al


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 06:24 pm:

Would that not throw you into two spare tires?? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 06:36 pm:

Albert, i ran across this vid awhile back, found it to be pretty interesting. Maybe it can give you some ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKtB6mmj6eY


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Patterson. Moruya, NSW, OZ on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 07:28 pm:

John,
Thanks for the link. Good video.
Cheers,
Rob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Albert Belling on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 08:42 pm:

Thanks John, now you got me thinking about an A transmission also. Actually I have the car build just want better brakes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 08:50 pm:

The std. model A rear end is 3.78:1 or you could get 3.54 gears to get closer to the T's 3.6:1
The A rear end not only has brakes but you can buy everything to use '39 to '48 Hydraulic brakes on the A rear end. and if need be, you can buy cast iron model A drums.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Albert Belling on Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:45 pm:

Thanks Aaron,for the good advise.


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