Don't blame me, I didn't do it! I bought the car from a friend who had it stored in his collection. It has not run since the early 70s. He can't remember who he bought it from but he knows it was stored in a chicken coup in Arcadia, CA. He rode in it and remembers it ran FAST.
As you can see from the pictures many modifications have been done to this car. The Head is a Frontenac "S". The auxiliary transmission with overdrive is a T96. The rear brakes are hydraulic. The block was moved forward on the pan so that the Model A crankshaft rear flange could be used without being cut/welded. It has an oil pressure gauge.
I look forward to getting it running and having fun. I consider it a time capsule of the modifications done in the 50s and 60s.
If you have any history of this car, please let me know.
More pics will follow. Les
Very interesting piece. More detail on the transmission installation if possible??? Also I should be driving by you in about 3 weeks. Perhaps I could stop by and look at it up close?
Look forward to seeing you. Please stop by.
Just thinking, it would have 8 speeds forward. I guess if you add in the double reverse thing then add one more for a total of 9 ( admittedly most of the real slow ones you wouldn't use)
That should be a fun one, Les, and with history to boot!
Is that car for driving? As busy as your going to be moving levers and stepping on pedals you'll look like you're doing the boogaloo just trying to get out of the driveway.
Oh, I forgot to mention; that's a pretty darn nice Ford ya got yerself there.
It also has a Ruckstell rear axle. Do not know what gear ratio yet. The additional transmission behind the T transmission is set up to use only second and high. The overdrive solenoid is operated by a small toggle switch located in the aluminum shift ball (On Top).
It's interesting to see what was done over 40 years ago on this car compared to what others are doing today with Speedsters.