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by Shane Lach
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 969

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Nice job, Dan! I didn't know you made these.
by Shane Lach
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley

Adjustable aluminum fan pulley. No pin (uses your old one) and comes with allen-head tightening screw. I used it for a few months on my worn crank and it worked great, but now I have a new crank! Precision machined aluminum. If your original pulley is loose it may have worn the surface the of the c...
by Shane Lach
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Bosch DU4

I run a ZR-4 on my speedster with a starter and 9:1 compression. No impulse and starts up great.
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1438

Re: Ford trimotor sign

Not sure on value but that looks like a real sloppy fake sign. Buyer beware.
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Oh and I also got this sweet oil fill extension from Tim Morsher! Thanks Tim! I appreciate all you guys who put forth the effort to have cool parts like this made
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Onto the aluminum. With all precautions taken not to spend more money than necessary lol.
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That's it for now.
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I dug into my sheet of .090 aluminum. This will be used for the firewall, dash, and other things. Here's the first endeavor. I wanted to add an aluminum air deflector inspired by some of the old Miller cars. Beginning with some cardboard, I trimmed until I got close to the desired shape. IMG_2019111...
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I also got a new hood ornament.
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Hey y'all. Time for another update. Nothing wild but I've been beginning to drill the body for rivets. I bought a river fan which I will show. This tool is super simple yet really useful. It makes your rivets straight and even. IMG_20191126_181307.jpg Once I mapped out where the body will be riveted...
by Shane Lach
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: “Accessory” foot pedal?
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: For Sale: “Accessory” foot pedal?

Message sent
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: '24 T Barn Find

If I had the money to blow I'd go scoop this up. I saw the ad last week and wouldn't mind adding a roadster to the ever shrinking stable.
by Shane Lach
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I'm one of those who constantly looks at this thread but rarely comments. Although I'm a good all-around mechanic, I lack the skills that you and a lot of these other guys have and I don't feel qualified to say much other than "nice work" occasionally. Once I retire (about 7 years from now) from my...
by Shane Lach
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

I dig it, Hank! I've had thoughts of making one of these in the future for the little one.
by Shane Lach
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Thank you as always guys! Jeff, one day down the road I hope to make it out to their shop to visit. Rob wants to give me the tour around the area and such. It'll happen one day! Hit a milestone yesterday around noon. I got this thing to fire up! It needs some tinkering timing and fuel wise but that ...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I was able to fire up the engine but spark got super weak due to a dying magneto. Therefore, I made a call to Mark's Magnetos in Connecticut. He whipped up a fresh Bosch ZR4 for me in a few weeks time and it arrived yesterday. I just finished making some new plug wires for this mag and hope to get i...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Earlier this month, I worked on mapping out my dashboard. I'm still searching for a suitable tachometer and speedometer. If anyone has a cool jones-motorola, johns-manville, Corbin, or the like gauge to sell I'd be interested! Ive been scouring for pieces which will look the part. Eventually I will ...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

The wife's parents watched the baby for a couple of nights this week so I got to sneak in the garage. While waiting on a rebuilt magneto to come, I worked on the hood shelves and straps. The shelves are sheet metal with a 1/2" oak insert made to fit snug. I drilled holes for #10 screws, then counter...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Oil filler extension accessory for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1413

Re: Oil filler extension accessory for sale

I'll take an aluminum one. Ill email you soon.
by Shane Lach
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

I had this issue as well. I ground down the brake shoe where the rides until I got a satisfactory fit.
by Shane Lach
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 1507

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Jealous of those Laurel brackets! I'd love to have a set for a future project.
by Shane Lach
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks guys! John, the engine looks very healthy from what I can tell thus far. Peering in through the inspection plates and spark plug wells, it looks new. Nice crosshatching on the cylinder walls and everything is clean. It will need a low drum though as it is burnt out and undersized. We shall se...
by Shane Lach
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2265

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Is it the aluminum oil fill extensions?
by Shane Lach
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Hi John! I've been working on getting all the engine components tip top. I rebuilt the carbs and finally got them so they don't leak. The accelerator pump wells were pitted so everything was binding up. I ball honed them then hit them with a brass wire brush in a drill to polish them up. I'm also wa...
by Shane Lach
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 2333

Re: Speedster rebuild

What kind of steering box is that?
by Shane Lach
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

Love it. I studied this car a lot before and while building mine as it's one of my favorites. I'm glad it will live again.
by Shane Lach
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1552

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

A fluttering needle typically leads towards a valve issue.
by Shane Lach
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1563

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

I just dropped one in last week. Remove it for sure. I snuck a boroscope down the front starter opening and located it at the bottom of the pan. Then chased a flexible copper wand magnet right along the cameras path and grabbed it that way. You San drain the oil and use a hammer on the outside of th...
by Shane Lach
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words and am happy to document the progress so others can enjoy it along the way. I know I searched for other builds when I first started and there were very few documented, so hopefully someone else wishing to build one can reference this thread for at least somet...
by Shane Lach
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Here's the fuel line photos. I also found time to make some plug wires for my high tension magneto! I have to send this out and have it serviced/rebuilt but I'm out of cash for a while. Next up is running an air line from the dash mounted fuel pressure pump to the filler neck. That way I can push th...
by Shane Lach
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I then began working on the fuel system. The gentleman who builds the reproduction T tanks made me a custom one which is 3" narrower and sits behind the seat nicely. I then got a fuel fill adapter which threads into the tank, a fuel coupling, some t radiator hose clamps, a brass pipe, and a cool old...
by Shane Lach
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

So as of recently, progress has dialed back a bit due to my wife and I having our first baby! But I've been sneaking in some work here and there. I'll share some photos. I rolled the car outside for the first time ever a month or so ago to get the juices flowing again. IMG_20190712_193933.jpg IMG_20...
by Shane Lach
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: What do you think about "Build Threads"?

I need to post some progress in mine. I've been trying my best to document my build.

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by Shane Lach
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2389

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

I used Lysol toilet bowl cleaner diluted in a bowl of hot water, with 0000 steel wool on some old brass fans I collected. It has to be the original liquid formula in the white and blue bottle, and don't let it sit too long on the brass or it will turn red. Be sure to wash the part well with warm wat...
by Shane Lach
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - 2 dash lights
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: FS - 2 dash lights

PM'd
by Shane Lach
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

Swimming
by Shane Lach
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Speedster Build
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: 1927 Speedster Build

Love the look. Keep at it!
by Shane Lach
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Onto the details. The engine is a model t block, Gemsa 9:1 cross flow head, model a crankshaft, pressure fed oil system, dual downdraft strombergs, etc. I'll change a couple things here and there but the goal is to get it fit and running mocked up. I will be installing a splitdorf crossdrive mag set...
by Shane Lach
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Alright guys. It's been a while but I'm back on track. With spring hitting I had a lot of household chores to focus on, as well as my wife is pregnant so a lot of my time has been consumed with other priorities. I've been making it a point to put in an hour or two a day again. A while back I purchas...
by Shane Lach
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: One A-C brake
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: WTB: One A-C brake

Still on the hunt
by Shane Lach
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F s 27 front & rear hubs & 6 wire wheels and tires
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: F s 27 front & rear hubs & 6 wire wheels and tires

If anyone needs these brought out east I can pick them up for you.
by Shane Lach
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett

Erik Barrett wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:04 am
Jeff is going home tomorrow with his engine. We did it with partner Robert Weitzel. We took care of the other issues while we were in there, Jeff will be touring in no time. Would not have been possible without all the help.
You guys are the best.
by Shane Lach
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine knock
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: engine knock

Piston slap potentially.
by Shane Lach
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: NICKEL HEADLIGHT RINGS WITH PATINA
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: WTB: NICKEL HEADLIGHT RINGS WITH PATINA

Found one, looking for another. Thanks!
by Shane Lach
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT LIVES...
Replies: 24
Views: 2501

Re: IT LIVES...

Well done! I cant wait for the day I get to feel the feeling of mine being complete like yours.
by Shane Lach
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Shane, I haven't been on here much lately, but GREAT JOB! I had to chuckle at a couple of things you did, because the are in similar fashion to what I am doing: Modified T frame, Model A steering, a happy accident that it came up through the same hole in the firewall. My column will be shortened th...
by Shane Lach
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Shane, I've been following your project with great interest. I have a question though. In your first pictures you show what appears to be a piece of box tubing used as a cross member. You mentioned there was some interference though, so you decided against that method. Where was the interference? A...
by Shane Lach
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Moving on to the other side, I faced new challenges. I had moved the parking brake handle outboard and had to work the skirt around it. I did so by making some wooden templates to form the metal around. I'm pretty close to done making panels and it's almost time to move on to the fine tuning of them...
by Shane Lach
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 4792

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

Maybe all the young guys with a head screwed on their shoulders are busy out in the garage.
by Shane Lach
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

This week I dug into the side skirts. I built a couple, didn't like the first design, and really enjoy the second. IMG_20190325_195302.jpg Here she is with no side skirting. IMG_20190328_081031.jpg Round one ended up too blocky for my liking. They didn't flow well with the natural taper off the car....
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: NICKEL HEADLIGHT RINGS WITH PATINA
Replies: 3
Views: 576

WTB: NICKEL HEADLIGHT RINGS WITH PATINA

Hey guys. I'm looking for a steady of rings with a nice patina. Not too shiny, but not super crusty either. They will go on my speedster and I'm looking for a set that fits the build. Thanks!
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by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Today I made a hood shelf! Well I made one yesterday but it was an inch too short :roll: .
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by Shane Lach
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Not much but I was sitting on the couch contemplating going to the hardware store to buy steel rod for a radiator support. I decided to go downstairs and see what I had already. I found an old brake rod and thought it might work. After smashing it flat and a little grinding it fit into the Whippet s...
by Shane Lach
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)
Replies: 24
Views: 2547

Re: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)

That Violet-ray spot light is so cool. I have those lenses on my Tudor and a set on the shelf for my speedster.
by Shane Lach
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks again Hank. I can't wait to hear it run one day and see it outside this dungeon. I hope I can inspire some of the other younger guys to get out there and enjoy/ build these things.
by Shane Lach
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

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Here she is all test fit.
by Shane Lach
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

This weekend I worked on making a hood former for the firewall and fitting the hood nicely. I made it out of angle aluminum in the shrinker very little at a time. I found the stretcher tears the aluminum. That sucked when I ruined my first one. IMG_20190314_082543.jpg IMG_20190316_095641.jpg IMG_201...
by Shane Lach
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Shane, It looks GREAT!! I love design and all the metal work. I think that rolled edge is over the top. I have never tried something like that, but who knows.... after seeing this I may try. Do you think you can bring it to Lincoln for the speedster reunion? It is June 20-22. It only happens every ...
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

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This shows the whole panel. Eventually all sides of the panel we're completely wire rolled. It added a lot of strength and is nicer to grab onto when removing than just sharp unfinished edges.
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

So lately I have taken the tail apart for sealing and paint on the wood, and doing some finishing work on the hood. I am sealing the wood with fiberglass resin. The wood seems to soak the first coat up, then the second coat adds a nice protective layer. IMG_20190306_182527.jpg Here is most of the pa...
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Hi Shane, WOW! You have talent and moxie. Thank you for taking the time to photograph all of your work and then painstakingly create this photo essay of your work. Most impressive. I enjoyed meeting you last summer at one of the Epping flea markets.You described you speedster project to me and it s...
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 102, Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Fuel Tank Building 102, Part 1

Looking good Hank. Did the folded ends not work out?
by Shane Lach
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Great job I to was coached and inspired by Erik Barrett. I've made great friends here. I always try to help the younger generation. if I get a deal I pass it on and hope they are not gonna do s and are will do. Great job my friend I appreciate all the help and advise to no end. I't's made this proj...
by Shane Lach
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I going to go out on a limb and guess.... I think that there is no garage. That is probably the basement of his house .... I also love the field stone walls. ... As to the amount of new "young guns" They are out there.... Im hoping the proportion of young car guys is at least the same as years ago....
by Shane Lach
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

My kinda basement! I think my wife is glad my shop is an outbuilding... don't think she's fond of the smells and noises that come out of the garage during peak working hours, let alone have it under the house :lol: Great work on the body, keep it up! Speaking of smells, the past few days I have bee...
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Your build is awesome!!! Very cool field stone basement garage?!! Just asking. You got it! The house was built in 1880. I was told it was an old school which was disassembled and relocated here in Milford, NH. I bought it 3 years ago and love it. It has its quirks and takes maintenance but it's a l...
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

This is what the Hobby Doctor ordered, interaction! We need to assist, coach, mentor each other in order for this and all hobbies to survive! Shared ideas make not only for a great hobby but it fosters the human spirit and builds confidence. Shane you being younger than most of us, I applaud you be...
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 1680

Re: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster

Thanks for the motivation to tackle my fuel tank issues!
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

THAT is the way a speedster should be built! I have a question though......you weren't clear as to whether using heat on the sheet metal was a mistake or not. Seems to me that heat would definitely be necessary in order to form the panels without distortion. Or did I read that wrong? (probably) Hea...
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks guys. EXCELLENT !! Great work !! Looks like a fuselage design, are you putting wings on next ? :D I really like the streamline design of the old sprint cars, but didn't want to do a single seat center steer setup with this one. Down the road I would like to build an all out sprint car. Wings ...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks Hank! It's been a lot of learning along the way with some guidance from others. Tons of trial and even more error lol.
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

So yeah. That's about 6 months condensed into 2 hours of staring at my phone posting photos. That's about it for now. I hope to keep progress rolling along as well as it has been. Sorry I got less detailed as I posted progress.
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Making a tail finisher panel
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by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

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Modified the bottom of the tail for less downward sweep. The car will eventually have skirts and I'd like them to flow with the tail.
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

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Little brother totally approves.
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

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Not too shabby I guess for no sheet metal skill
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

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Performing some shaping and tuck shrinking
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I whipped up a quick hood to lay on and had to throw the straps on obviously.
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Then moved back to the tail skeleton/buck.
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More paper and templates!
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by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

More flaring. All hammer and dolly. I don't own any nice fancy tools.
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by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I then bought some sheet metal!
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Began flaring the cowl. Do not use heat. That was a huge mistake.
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by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

IMG_20190112_095710.jpg IMG_20190112_152355.jpg IMG_20190113_102802.jpg This shows the updated front lowering design. I did a Z bracket from the first cross member I made. The model T cross member has been set back 6" in the frame for a better balance and the raked out look of the old racers. MVIMG...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I then took my cheap plywood panels and transferred them to nicer materials.
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by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Found some sweet old hood straps for future use. IMG_20181230_174148.jpg After a lot of modifying I ran a paper template I was happy with. IMG_20181231_185150.jpg Because the rear cross member sat above the frame line, I had to come up with a bracket that supported the tail. Weld project number 2. I...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I spent a lot of time playing with cheaper plywood as well as card board and more string as I didn't want to waste good materials while I was still processing ideas. IMG_20181228_181537.jpg IMG_20181226_203857.jpg IMG_20181228_181551.jpg MVIMG_20181228_175417.jpg IMG_20181228_175953.jpg IMG_20181226...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Here's where I got a new phone with a better camera. This is a clearer view on how I got my firewall shape. I ended up doing this multiple times because I didn't like the body shape. I spent a month playing with cardboard I think. IMG_20181222_173526.jpg IMG_20181222_172918.jpg IMG_20181222_162011.j...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

I will be running the 2 tooth box, model a drag link in a modified length, and model a steering arms in model T spindles. The arms bolt right in. 20181202_223509.jpg So there was a lot of measuring, cutting, swearing, creating fire wood, etc. Here's some photos of the prototyping. 20181204_181747.jp...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

This is about when I met my friend Rob Weitzel. I had been posting here and there searching for a Whippet radiator. He mentioned that he had one. I bugged him about selling me one of his and he gladly did to help me keep my project rolling. Rob has been a key factor to this project and has been a to...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Re: Model T Special build.

Here's the beginning of the split wishbone and mount. I'm using bolts temporarily for mock up. I will be using rivets later on for final assembly. 20181021_134926.jpg I cut the wishbone then inserted a good chunk of model a tie rod inside, then plug welded, welded the seam of the wishbone, and the e...
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11452

Model T Special build.

Late last year I bought a frame and running gear to begin building my own speedster. The chassis had been modified in a very hokey way and I went through and undid/ modified what had been done. This thread will be very photo heavy as it's easier to explain visually. 20180408_134726.jpg Originally th...
by Shane Lach
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 65
Views: 4888

Re: Race Car Project

Wow that's bad. Sorry to see the damage. Go buy some 2x12 ten feet long and lay them half way up the trailer ramps to extend the ramps and shallow them out. Add boards to support them and stop from flexing. I can get my drift car on my trailer without removing any aero and that thing is super low. Y...