has anyone installed a model A motor and tranny in a model T car.
Not me. A friend of mine however, has a 26 Coupe body on a model A chassis. It has the A fenders.
I saw a nice 26 coupe this fall at an auction that had a Model A running gear and engine. It had Model T fenders and looked T until you saw the engine.
Yes, I've seen one. Why on earth anyone would want to do this is beyond me. It is no longer a T and no longer an A. They were both nice looking kludges that had to cost 3 or more times more than both donor cars put together, and have a potential buyer base of about 10. To each his own, I suppose.
I seen a TT with ford 8N tractor motor
I've seen two with Ford V8 60's
It would be a TA .......
Or an AT ......
One of the problems would be braking, since the T's service brake is in the transmission - maybe the swap could include the rear axle from the Model A too, giving a little better rear brake than the T's parking brakes. The Model A's transmission would be a downgrade from the T - the T transmission is a wonderfully smooth half automatic compared to the unsynchronized crash box in the A.
I've seen a 1910 Rolls Royce body on a Pinto chassis.
That must have cut down considerably on the maintenance cost of the Rolls.
Apparently none of you have read some previous threads.
Anyone can do anything they like with their T and we all have to accept it...
I own one. The only reason I bought it was to put it out of its misery. It was a bargain and it came with a nice set of fenders.
It was sold to me after the previous owner realized all the re-engineering was costing him a fortune. He had shortened the chassis and rear axle and murdered a Model A frame trying to make everything fit. The frame he created is heavier than a stock Model A frame. The radiator is Model A with a modified Model T surround. That radiator is sitting on the edge of my mezzanine as a reminder not to do stuff like this. He had problems with the hood fitting too. I have the hood shelves from the project and they had to be reworked.
I think in his mind, the guy wanted more power and better brakes. He should have bought a Model A.
If it isn't your T, Tim, you have no right to say squat. Don't have to accept it, but you can ignore it
A friend of mine wants to sell me a model T with a Datsun motor and transmission in it. It has a brake on the drive-shaft. I was thinking of putting a model A motor and tranny in it. I could try find a T motor but he has an A with it which would give it more power to make the hill on my driveway. The previous owner couldn't make the hill on his driveway. Unless someone knows how to double the power on a T, for example a stroker. Thanks for all the comments.
That must be quite a hill.
One of our club members runs a Pinto set up in his Fordor. It seems to work OK but.....
Steve, a Rolls Royce body on a Pinto! That makes me remember two old sayings... Just because you can dosen't mean you should, and you can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter. I don't think the DMV in NC would allow some of these "creations" to be operated on the highway, legally.
Also, Pinto running gear brings to mind the Shay(sic) cars that I believe some Ford dealers sold in the late 70s and early 80s. Anybody own one? I would drive one of them. I think they made coupes and roadsters. Don't remember seeing any other body styles. No original A parts were used if I remember correctly.
Years ago I saw a T with a model A engine. The car had a A engine with a T transmission. This was years before cell phones so I don't have any pictures, but I sure wish I did.
These images were posted some time ago on the forum. I didn't make note of the author.
George Coffin (RIP) use to have a T coupe with Ford V8 running gear. It sure moved along. He did it because he could :-)
Followed this green coupe on tour and wondered how it accelerated so quick from stop lights, and the exhaust sounded not T
At the tour stop, saw the hood lifted and took these pics!
Only remember some of the answers to my questions, but recall the oiling system from the T trans needed plumbing as the A oil pump sucked it from the sump too much, and the water pump on the A had rework as a normal A pump will hit the Model T radiator.
But the creature ran fast for a 2-speed T coupe
A lot of people seem to not like these abomination vehicles that some people strive to create. But, there were back in the day, people that put Chevrolet heads on T blocks. Even today some people are doing it. It's not all Ford, but it works.
Nothing quite like an overhead valve train!