Anyone done a 3 spring-er chassis? What front springs did you use? I'm thinking of doing a 3 spring chassis for my Fronty Speedster.
Our speedster is a 3-spring.
Front springs are Chevy.
Ivan, would that be a Franklin front axle? Do you know where the frame comes from? Is it an old build?
I have a Franklin front axle that is surplus to my needs. No spindles, but they wouldn't be too hard to make
Not to steal Les's post, but I also have a Franklin front axles with spindles, unmolested Series 10 steering gear, Chrysler tube axle (non Elliot) style, Whippet radiator shell and radiator, late 20's early 30's Chevy frame rails (3 springer) with front springs, 23-25 roadster body. Too many projects, too many cars and not enough time. No hurry to sale message me if you have an interest.
I love your speedster.
Can you provide some details on your frame? Is it a modified T frame or another make? If it's a T frame, what is your technique for the front frame modifications?
My grandfather had plans to build a 3 spring speedster back in the mid '70s. I remember he started modifying a mid '20s Dodge axle. The axle came off a burned out Dodge sedan that was sitting in my great-great uncle's orchard. I do not know the whereabouts of that axle.
Anyway, I bought a Franklin axle and would love to incorporate it into a 3 spring speedster/racer. I have a Rajo BBR that needs a good, fast, safe home. All I need is a frame....and some money.
Does any one have suggestions for a frame that would make a good 3 spring chassis for a T? Joe mentioned a Chevy frame. Felix Graves used a Hupp Model 20 frame.
The front axle is a Franklin.
The frame is Model T that has "horns" welded on the front.
Tom, are you going to be at the endurance run this weekend?
I will not be doing the endurance run this year. The location change does not work for me.
Thanks for the info on your frame.
I used an Essex frame,Chrysler axle, Franklin steering.Installed T rear crossmember. Makes for roomy ride. Lots of work, not for the faint of heart.
Got a ton of private messages from interested parties on the parts I mentioned. They are in Ohio, so those people interested on the West Coast keep that in mind. Second, I do intend to sell. I've collected these over the last 20 years with the intent to build another car. I already have one in the works and not enough time/space for a second project. The parts generally came from the Mid West so they are in very nice shape. I'm in no hurry to sell, so with that said, I'll spend some time this summer and take pictures and attempt to price them. Many of the parts don't come up very often so pricing is difficult. I will get back to everyone who has expressed an interest as soon as I'm done. Thanks
What are you guys running for spindles and hubs on your Franklin axles?
I really appreciate your input fellas. I am undecided whether to use a t frame or a 1918 Chevrolet chassis that has been offered to me.
I kinda want to stay with a model t frame but still on the fence. Looking for a Franklin front axle and a pair of low profile springs from some mid 20's car. I have found a worm and sector model t steering unit so I'm good there.
Any thoughts and ideas greatly appreciated.
I've been putting this together. I had a T chassis and some Overland parts. I've just got it bolted together for now. I just liked the spring design and the T axle was bent like a boomerang so I thought I'd try to make something different.
This is a 4 springer, on 4 T front springs.
The fronts are on cast extensions.
The rears are semi cantilever, with long front shackles, a trunnion in the middle and a large bearing surface on the diff tubes.
Professor Fate & daughter collect the Euphonium
Bruce - any details on the wheels on your car?
I have a 1928 Overland sprint car. The frame is narrowed and the side rails were reversed. It is powered by a 1928 Chev 2 port engine and transmission mated to the Overland rear end.
It rolls on 30x3-1/2 Budd wire wheels(Overland) with smooth black tires. It is cooled with a Whippet radiator. A Hunt magneto supplies the juice with a down draft Winfield carb.
I love the angle of the front and rear springs as it adds the element of interest.
Its quick, fast and damn loud. Lots of fun on the road.
I think the wheels are Hayes.
They have the rolled in edge at the lugs.
Hayes and Ford 30x3.5 rims fit.
I don't have a 3 springer chassis, but I do have a 3 Springer interior
I have made several 3 springers.I used modelT frames front axles and T springs. Not shown in the picture. If you contact me I can explain how I do it.
Found another picture