Moving Speedster chassis

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William bender on Monday, December 25, 2017 - 09:54 pm:

Today after wonderful Christmas breakfast and then I got the nephews to help me push the chassis around to the upper garage this week I will get the motor put into it
Thanks again Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nevada Bob Middleton on Monday, December 25, 2017 - 10:12 pm:

What fun


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Monday, December 25, 2017 - 11:01 pm:

Snow in Seattle!!! :-)

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William bender on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:41 pm:

Today I put the motor in the chassis now I will start putting the other pieces on the front end of my Speedster


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Doris, AZ on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 11:17 pm:

Wow, that motor looks like jewelry! Nice work Bill. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerome Hoffman, Hays Kansas on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 11:19 pm:

Bob, you can't post a pic like that with out pictures of the other side.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William bender on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 11:40 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Pharis on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 11:42 pm:

Lookin great Bill!

I'm lookin forward to watchin the progress. Curious to see what yur gonna put on top of the chassis... It'd be a shame not to have a glass bottom ;)

Thumbs up for the period correct shift quadrant too ;)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 09:04 am:

Certainly is mighty purdy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Albert Lemon on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 09:51 am:

Bob D. (perfect description of that engine) JEWELRY. Hey Bill, that chassis is BEAUTIFUL, there are some real gifted artist on this Forum, it amazes me !!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 09:55 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 07:52 pm:

Is that a Universal Under/Direct/Over? Do you know what the overdrive ratio is? Is there a ten tooth pinion in the rear end?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William bender on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 08:12 pm:

Hello Wayne Yes this universal is under /direct /overdrive
I do not know the ratio when it is in overdrive I am running a 11/40 ratio And they did make a two speed universal if you know or anybody out there that has any universal transmission that are willing to sell send me a PM i interested in a car or TT truck

Thanks again Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dana A. Crosby in Glendale, Az on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 08:28 pm:

Yup, that would be engine porn. I'll try not to look again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:01 pm:

Thank you william b for the reply. I don't know whether all of those had the same ratio overdrive or not. However, the one I had many years ago had a really tall overdrive. It was one turn in, one and two thirds turns out. Put another way, a 66 percent overdrive. I ran it in a speedster I had years ago, using 4 to 1 rear end gears. It was I think the best and sweetest overdrive setup I ever had. Easy shifting, up, down, any gear. It is a progressive shift, so one basically cannot skip direct, although I used to joke that it had two neutrals to get stuck in, it was never a problem. I did manage to "over-shoot" direct a few times, and wound up in the other neutral. But it was always easy to shift the lever back into direct. In theory, one could skip direct, but I never had a situation where it would have had any advantage.
With that tall overdrive, it was great with 4 to 1 gears and a slightly more than stock engine. I could skip low band on the level ground, direct was perfect around town. Get on the open highway, run it up to about 40 mph and an easy shift into overdrive, from there I could go on up to over 60 mph and run all day long. With a fairly stock engine? The 11/40 gears would be a little too high in overdrive (if yours has the same tall ratio). From the looks of your engine? I think you might be able to pull it.

I have over the years also had Universal and other two speed similar type transmissions, in either under-direct, or direct-over variations. I also like those a lot. Generally, they are easy to shift, quiet, and fun.

Nice looking project!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William bender on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:39 pm:

Wayne here Is a universal transmission that I converted from a TT to fit into a car The overdrive gear is lower in a TT universal transmission
Thanks again Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 11:13 pm:

Interesting.
Thanks again.
Currently, I don't have, or know of anyone that has any of those around here.


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