can't remember the name, but the story was the guy used to drive this 25ish roadster to the salt from LA all thru the 50's, and don now owns the car. there were photos here, but i have worn out google looking. anyone got it bookmarked? thanks, clayton
Some info here.
Clayton, Is this the one you are talking about. ??? It is a roadster he bought in 2016 and had brought to Chickasha. I believe it was supposed to have ran the dry lakes at Murrock
That's a different car Donnie, but shares a lot of similarities to the Aldrich car.
Don owns both of them.
thanks guys. the multy aldrich car is the one i had in mind, in the old motor link. i like the twisted strap steel front spring mount. simple and strong. happy motoring, clayton
Contact Clayton Paddison. He has quite a bit of info on Multi's car. I will see if I can get him too post. But send him a DM and he will talk your ear off. Multi's Aldrich's car inspired Clayton to build his roadster.
Here are some photos of the front strap you are talking about on Multi Aldrich's car. If you have more questions let me know. Steve
Steve please could you take some detailed photos of his tow bar. I really love it and would like to copy it.
Thanks you guys for preserving this car.
Multi Aldrich has inspired us (Clayton's roadster, my '17 speedster, and my sons little '20's something roadster pickup) to build three similar cars and to drive them.
Thank you very much!
too cool ! thanks again, clayton
Here are some more photos.
The over/under wishbone doesn't look homemade. Is it from some other kind of car?
Kind of looks like Model A?
What's strange is that it is present in one picture and the other looks to be a stock wishbone. I would be interested in how the model A steering arms/linkage were adapted. - Matt
wishbone i believe is 32-34 ford that has been shortened. model A bones have a slight hump where the ball is, 32-34 are flat like the one shown. thanks again steve, clayton
Not sure bout the difference between A and B wishbones, but it certainly looks A/B to me too... Only I think upside down...? Doesn't the dogleg go toward the top of the axle clamp on an A/B?
As for the steering arms, they go right in. All you need is a rosebud to adjust the drag link arm up high enough to clear the axle. They also need to be "clocked" to the spindle. The stock A uses a machined shoulder to index the steering arm into a fixt position. There is no such shoulder on a T spindle, and if not properly secured the steering arms will rotate during service and result in a very temporary wheel alignment. Don't ask me how I know this ;). Probably should add that a dropped axle requires much less adjustment of the drag link arm than a standard T axle.
yup, upside down wishbone. the tow bar is 32, they are the longest, and quite valuable today
Thanks for the extra photos Steve.
Steve, What steering box is used on this car? I like the idea of a better box and link system over the stock T if you are driving a bit faster than people drove in that era. I would love to hear from anyone else who has upgraded the steering. Photos would be great!
Here are some more photos, The steering is out of an Essex according to some past interview with Roy. There have been a lot of different boxes adapted to Model Ts over the years though.
Steve , why is the engine out of the car?