1920 Speedster

1920 Speedster
Warford transmission and Roof-8 valve head
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1923 project
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Rich Eagle
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1920 Speedster


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Rich Eagle
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First Name: Richard
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Location: Idaho Falls, ID
MTFCA Number: 1219
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:17 am

A Speedster on a Hemmings cover in 1966 got me interested in building one. I wanted a Mercer but realized they were out of my league. Over the Winter I put one together and had a lot of fun with it. It wasn't very well finished so I tore it down and spent 8 years off and on building it as it appears here. I added rear seats in 1983 as it was our only tour car for our family of 4. As we built other cars I put it back as a two seater. We have toured 20,000 miles in it, climbed Pike's Peak and broken a crankshaft. We also drove it in the Winter until I could build some closed Ts.
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Post by John Warren » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:15 pm

Love the speedster Rich. The paint scheme sure sets it apart!!
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Rich Eagle
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat May 25, 2019 7:35 pm

Thanks John. As a lad I hoped to own a Mercer Raceabout. Reality set in when I saw they could cost as much as $30,000. (1966) The color combination was totally inspired by those Mercers. I did get a ride in one but it was Green.
Rich

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Post by DonH » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:44 pm

:Love your speedster! Want to buiuld a 4 pass like yours. Can you save me years building by sharing. Need your help. Don Hanson don2274@msn.com

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