Looking for some viable options for safely lowering the frame of a Ames bodied Frontenac speedster I am building. Does anyone have advice, opinion, and axles or parts for doing this? Appreciate input. Mike
I opted for a Zed frame and dropped rear spring. On the front I intend to do new mounts replacing the perches and using rear spring perches to mount the front spring in the plate. Unfortunatly this does not allow for a crank (due to my massive drop) without a dip in the front axle.
Try the Ford Barn or the H.A.M.B.
At the risk of offending the purists, fitting a 'Model A' front crossmember will contribute 2" of a lower attitude...
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Mike, you might take a look at the NW Vintage Speedsters website. Under "Technical", you should find a page "Tim Knapp-Lowering" that has an extensive set of photos on original period lowering equipment and techniques. I assembled the info from a variety of period publications for a Shop Talk we did almost 20 years ago.
Mike- Oops, you may have to go to "Front ends and steering" under Technical, to find the link. / Tim
Hard to know where to begin. There must be at least a dozen good ways to lower the front of a T. And at least as many good ways to lower the back. What is best depends a lot on the specific demands of the body for the back.
A style I have always liked for the front is these:
Strong, stable, and handles well. Something that was done back in the day, and is easy to duplicate now.
This is what I use for the front works well.
Tom i need on of those
I only have 2 left. I moved and don't have my connection any more.
Yes, one of those would be just the ticket for me. - Matt