Our 16 year old son Chandler has a junior project to complete for his Math and Science Academy at the high school, he chose to build a speedster. As members of the local chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club we are lucky to have lots of support from the club and friends. Everyone has really rallied around this project. On Monday he will present his project to the school.
Today we pulled the car out of the garage for the first time to fire up the engine for the first time in the rolling chassis. We fired it up while members of the club stopped by while on a tour.
The engine is a slightly warmed up 1914 block running a Carter BB1 and model B manifolds. Our son spent the last year and half working on it at The Tin Shed under the mentorship of shop owner Larry Blair. The chassis has been Z'ed and lowered with the help and guidance of friend Pete Eastwood. So many wonderful people helped get the project this far including Wes Buck, Loren Burch, Robb Stewart, Tom Zimmer, and Ted Walters (master painter!).
Thank you for helping us get this far!
Need better pictures please!
Here's a photo my wife took today:
Here's one of the front.
I like it. The slung front, Z'd rear. Gonna be sweet when you get the body built. Got yourself a real hot rod young man!
Nice any chance of a pic or the carb linkage
Sure like see how it's routed
Now THAT is what I call one heckuva cool school project! Bet he gets an A++ for that one!
According to the first photo, I was wondering what high school class you were talking. Maybe the class of 1978?
Bob, no carb linkage yet, engine was just placed in the frame this weekend.
Tyrone, our son is the class of 2017, he is the one in the driver's seat
Tom the only body work will be one of your Torpedo hoods and gas tanks, both were being painted at the time of the photo.
All loaded up and ready to head off to the high school for the presentation.
What is the car behind in the 1st Photo?
Good eye Don.
That is a 1914 Chandler sedan with a one year only Willoughby body. Its been in storage for a long time and is long overdue to get some attention.