My September purchase. We were out of town and Teresa noticed it in the used car lot as we pulled out of WalMart. We took a look and it was love at first sight. We'd even brought a trailer for hauling other things. Restored in the '70's, sold after that owner's death, then just driven by the last owner. Need to check the Ruckstell for bronze thrust washers, fix some radiator hoses, and make sure it's ready for a tour. It will need accessory brakes before I drive it much. Bands were loose but it has a very quiet engine and transmission and accelerates well. Steering is tight and body is solid.
Congratulations,Doctor.A very nice acquisition. And, frankly,were it mine, and it did not have excessive end play of internals, I would enjoy it as-is. Other wise I would have a good stock rear end ready to roll under it. Keep it operational while you are doing exploratory surgery on the Ruckstell.
Hi Noel, It looks REALLY nice!!! Some guys have all the luck... And you found it at a used car lot, no less.
Wow, nice car!!!!
Hey Noel. Good looking roadster. Just put a set of AC brakes on my '20 roadster. If you go with AC brakes, Larry Sidmore and Rich Baughman are great to work with. Larry sells the brakes and Rich sells the linkage. The linkage bolts onto the car. No problem. I love my '20.
Doc, what a sweety!
In a used car lot? Too cool.
What a find!! That is one of the few sets of Pasco wheels I have ever seen. I dunno what you paid for the roadster but I know those wheels and hubs are worth a pretty easy 5 grand!!!
Doc, nice score!!! Dave
Great looking car Doc.
Wait a minute, how are you going to get the dogs in there?
Great find! The Pasco wheels really set it off. Hopefully the wrench came with the wheels as it is next to impossible to find one.
Thanks for posting!
Put on black wood-spoke wheels.
Nice T !!!
Anyone know of an "orphan" Pasco rear hub puller that needs a caring home ???
Is it possible that floor mat is original?
Are those tires 30X3 all the way around?
In the trunk are side curtains with somewhat yellowed windows. the leatherette seems not too bad. Also in the trunk is a brass single tube air pump, a jack, and a wrench that fits both Pasco outer and inner hubcaps. There is no writing on the wrench so I assume it is not original. The tires are "Olympic" 30 x 3 1/2 all the way around. They are pretty well checked and the spare doesn't hold air. The others had 15-25 lbs each until I aired them to 50. It overheated on the test drive and I mentioned I may need a new radiator to the dealer, as well as needing to tear into the rear to remove the babbit thrust washers. On getting it home, it only needed 2 gallons of antifreeze and I found the lower radiator hose had a small leak. There was no overheating on adding water. The hoses are old and need replacing. The brake band barely worked on hitting the floor, and the low speed band not much better, but the cotton Scandia style linings work pretty well once they were adjusted up. I haven't checked compression yet but the engine runs smooth and seems to have adequate power for driving in town. I haven't taken it out of town yet. I think I'll put one of Regan's voltage regulators on it also, before I wish I had. Since I tapped out my "play money" on this, I need to wait on the brakes for a bit, but am looking seriously at the AC's as they work in reverse as well as forward. My touring has Rocky's and I have a set of large drum Rocky's to put on the 26 coupe. Also will need electric turn and stop signals like my other cars as I drive in city traffic and don't trust folks to remember hand signals. Teresa and I are happy with the addition. She says I'm like a kid with a new toy!
Thanks for the encouragement and comments.