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Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:08 pm

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This is how it all started!
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Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:37 pm

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Then this and many more like it.
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Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:32 pm

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Then a Rancher Friend had this stuff.
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Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:51 pm

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then I saw this
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm

Time to start thinking about this.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:04 pm

OK , I have to have an engine! Where on earth can I find a model t engine? I start looking on craigs list and finally find this after a couple of months. I better get it because I haven't seen anything else closer to a model t engine. Wanted $700 so I offered $500 and he took it, so I guess this is close enough for now.
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Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:12 pm

Time to start building.
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Now to start laying it out.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:41 pm

Now I need to build the tail hmmm...
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Many of you may recognize this, it made a fine race car tail!
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Post by Harry Lillo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 pm

What year is the engine? Looks a little later than a T engine?
I like your tail section.....
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Post by Rob Patterson » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:36 am

Boy, I'm going to enjoy watching this thread.
Good luck with it John
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:37 am

That is a great project. I will enjoy seeing the progress.
The third picture was when it was only a pipe dream. ;O{
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Post by John Warren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:58 am

Hi Guys, The engine is a ford model A 1928 design. Good one Rich. :lol:
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Post by Mikes 1912 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:31 am

The tires behind the dump truck will add a little class to the project.


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Post by Shane Lach » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:35 am

Keep posting! It gets the creative juices flowing. I am currently building one as well and the new forum/ease of photo posting has made me want to start a build thread. I may start one tonight.

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Post by John Warren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:38 pm

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The rear end is a hybrid , Large drum model t with the model A tube grafted where they were the same size and I used a model A drive shaft and cut it to fit the model t pinion and it has opposing timken bearings for the pinion.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:48 pm

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It has McGill needle roller bearings and a seal for the axle shaft bearings fitted into a machined bushing.
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:49 pm

Looks good John !
You will have some wiring soon... :)

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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:56 pm

On the previous photos you can see the new mount plates for the radius rods and spring perch. The drive shaft is short because I moved the engine towards rear about a foot. The next photos are of the drop mount for the front end.
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Post by Jerry VanOoteghem » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:10 pm

Do the McGill needle bearings ride directly on the axle shafts? If so, you may not like the result...


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Post by Tim Moore » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm

I am concerned with your front lowering system as it is like a step ladder with no steps. That is a big drop and even if the welds hold there will be constant stress with each bump and turn. Eventually it may fold over left or right. You could plate or box the lowering bracket in the rear or both front and rear for MUCH more strength. I am no engineer but have been down this road and the front end will take lots of abuse constantly being pushed with any forward movement and trying to sway side to side. The period correct lowering brackets were always a full plate in the vertical axis. The horizontal axis should be stabilized by the wishbone or radius rods if in double configuration (recommended so it can't fold over). That looks a little scary too me.

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Post by Tim Moore » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 pm

I am afraid one big bump on a turn or a curb and the axle will fold over to the side.

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Post by John Warren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:58 pm

Jerry, the needle bearings have a inner race pressed on the shaft. Tim they may look flimsy , but they are very strong. 1/2 T1 steel welded to 100%.
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Post by John Warren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:11 pm

Time to put some tires and wheels on it so I can roll it around. The rear axle (small drum)in these photos was just to mock it up. The grafted torque tube is the one I used.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:47 pm

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With the engine set in place, she is starting to look like something.
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Post by John Warren » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:00 pm

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Post by John Warren » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:41 pm

Now to start building a frame for the body. I used 1-1/4 X 1/8 angle iron.
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The hoop is for the firewall. It is heat formed to a circle that was drawn on a piece of plywood.
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Post by mvweaver » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm

Now that’s looking very interesting.

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Post by Barth_Tool_Co » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:08 pm

I love this sort of stuff, keep it coming!
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Post by Jsteele » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:09 pm

I agree with Tim, your suicide front end may truly be a suicide front end. Looks neat but I think you need some gussets or bracing of some type.

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:15 pm

I hear what you guys are saying, but I don't see a big issue with the front spring. It doesn't contact all that much in the center, when mounted stock up in the frame...

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Post by John Warren » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:30 pm

I couldn't help my self, It had to have a number.
I couldn't help my self, It had to have a number.
I added the cowling former and steering system.
I added the cowling former and steering system.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:01 am

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The steering sector was made from a model T column.
The steering sector was made from a model T column.
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I built a right angle gearbox using miter gears.
I built a right angle gearbox using miter gears.
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:55 pm

I found a gas tank and a grill that I like.
I found a gas tank and a grill that I like.
Started working on the brakes. Built long S cams and pivot bearing brackets, and installed model A radius rods
Started working on the brakes. Built long S cams and pivot bearing brackets, and installed model A radius rods
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:24 pm

This is how I mounted the emergency brake, it is tied into the service brakes with a slotted arm.
This is how I mounted the emergency brake, it is tied into the service brakes with a slotted arm.
Mounted the grill and have been working on the steering, built a jack shaft to tie into the original drag link.
Mounted the grill and have been working on the steering, built a jack shaft to tie into the original drag link.
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:37 pm

Started building the exhaust header.
Started building the exhaust header.
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:53 pm

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fabricated a firewall and installed the  carburetor
fabricated a firewall and installed the carburetor
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 pm

Wiring and vin numbers
Wiring and vin numbers
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 pm

This is how I moved the shifter back. Here is a use for loose u-joints
This is how I moved the shifter back. Here is a use for loose u-joints
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 pm

Dash panel and windshield
Dash panel and windshield
A visit from the local wildlife :0
A visit from the local wildlife :0
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:12 pm

Well It runs and it is loud!!
Well It runs and it is loud!!
Added the pipe and small silencer plus painted (sorta) the back.
Added the pipe and small silencer plus painted (sorta) the back.
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:43 pm

The engine wasn't running well, This is what I discovered, someone installed the valve guides from top instead from the bottom. It is a two piece valve guide that the spring keeps shouldered up in the valve cover, it is not suppose to be in the port held down by gravity and the valve banging it back down. :(
Not really showing how they are suppose to be, but a good  photo.
Not really showing how they are suppose to be, but a good photo.
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Post by John Warren » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:04 pm

Well much closer to tour time. It has taken me three years to get it to this. New tires, wheels blasted and powder coated, new caps and lugs.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:06 pm

Hi Guys,I very much appreciate your comments Rob, Rich, Shane, Matthew, Jason, Dave, Tim and John. The car is driven usually 60 + miles a week on our T breakfast tours and has been on many long tours. Once our Club went to Lone Pine Calif. through Death Valley , 600 miles for me. I probably have about 10,000 on it. I know what most of you guys think about water pumps,( me to) for our model t's, well I don't run a water pump on this either or a fuel pump and never have had any problems. I have raced it in the Lincoln hill climbs, it has been on TV ( Vegas Rat Rod ), in a Concours d' Elegance show, and a few others. I had a great time building it and having a lot of fun since. Thanks for your time. jw
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Post by John Warren » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:00 am

Oops, I see that I missed thanking Lester,Harry,and Jerry, Thanks and thanks again all.
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Post by Danny Lorenzi » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:18 pm

I have been passed by this car many a times
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:14 am

Have any of you had any trouble loading your speedsters/race cars because they are lowered?
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Post by katmankingkat » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:58 am

Looks like a couple of Polaris sleds in the background. 75 TX? Maybe a cat in foreground.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:09 am

It has been so nice to see the work in progress and now the racer on the road. Thanks for taking the time.
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Post by Raoul von S. » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:04 am

A documented descent into insanity ! Gents, see the signs before this happens to you !
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Post by Rob » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:01 pm

Looks great. Ready for Lincoln?

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:18 pm

John curved ramps will help, but not a lot of curve.

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Post by Shane Lach » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:10 pm

Use a straight ball mount vs a drop mount. also, drive the rear wheels of the tow vehicle onto ramps and it will lower the loading height. Backing up to a hill also helps.

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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:31 pm

Well this is what happened to me the second time I loaded it( are grown men allowed to cry?). The first time I was in a small dip that flattened out the ramps and all went well and it looked to have plenty of clearance, the second time the ramps were steeper and holly shi_. The car bottomed out on the transmission best I can figure and when the bell housings broke in half, it went full throttle and things got quite exciting for a few micro seconds. Some how I was able to stop it before it ended up in the truck. Whewww. This happned a couple of years ago and now I use several ways to flatten out the ramps. I have pulled the back of the truck up on blocks that works well (my wife's idea) otherwise I find a dip to pull in. I like the curved ramps Idea, as far as changing the tow height, I do use a higher tow ball. That happened on Saturday on the first tour. Bill Mitchell in our club had some spare pieces and by Sunday it was back together. It was a very long day. Denny Rutkoskie, in our club has had a few woes because his speedster is low also. Any body else?
Rob, I do have to do some work on it, the engine is pretty tired and I have a few loose bearings that I am currently adjusting. Two years ago, just before I left for Lincoln, I did a quick inframe. I need to fork out the $$ and have Ron Kelly go through it. One way or another I'm planning on coming, gota see the new racer you know. :o
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:33 pm

I couldn't fit the done photo
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:44 pm

Ouch John, Sorry to hear!

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Re: Race Car Project

Post by Shane Lach » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:55 pm

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. You just need to find the combination that works.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:40 am

That looks like fun Shane, Ya Hank, tough time ( We know don't we) .
Good one Raoul. Rich, Thank you.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:31 am

I have been asked a few questions about the racer. I set the engine back about a foot to help handling, and it did work out well, I am mostly pleased on how it handles. The steering could be better, but is way better than my other t's. I think it has more to do with the speed that I can travel, it is great below 60. I still want to add shocks and see if that helps. It is currently apart having sent the engine to Ron Kelley for a rebuild. It will get a new crank, bearing inserts, bored and a valve job. I hope to have it back together for the Nebraska Speedster reunion. I have an engine that I know nothing about that I was going to install so I can go to Laughlin speedster run.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by 46woodduck » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:56 pm

Great assembly of assorted bits and pieces. How it would have been done back in the day. It's always nice to see that people still do this kind of stuff today. Innovation lives!
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:47 pm

Thanks Thomas for the kind reply, I loved building the car. The thought always was, could they have built it like this with the tools they had ? I tried to use period correct parts where possible. I am still tweeking. I need to install better upholstery. Some things are better left to a professional.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:01 pm

I needed to work on the engine to be able to go to the speedster reunion in Lincoln Nebraska in 2017. So I did a quick inframe. I adjusted the bearings, honed the cylinders, new valves and pistons, cam and lifters and a better head. As you can see I had to do the work in the back yard. Some day a Shop!!
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:18 pm

Keep those knuckles busting! LOL!

Send me some pics of your seat, that was my first apprenticeship at 14. You would problem want an old style tuck pleat with snaps, correct?

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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:41 pm

Hank
Here is what I currently have. The back is also pulled forward to access the battery and storage. The bottom just sits on the frame. I know there is a better and nicer way to do this. One original thought was to do a drop in with snaps kinda like we use to buy for our sandrails. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:50 pm

I will have you make some templates later when I am done with Dave’s baby. That one is pretty straight forward. The bottom will be a drop in with cleat and the top snap attachment on the outer edge as seen. How about 1 1/2” verticals pleats? Black good? Looks 😎 Cool!

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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:01 pm

Sounds great. Thanks
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by Duey_C » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:52 pm

John, thank you so much for sharing your photos, both present and past. You have a great sense with your pics. I think you know many an idea will be gleaned from your build. Fun seeing this all in one place!
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:11 pm

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Threw a blade off my fan then broke the opposite one off to get back home. Just a heads up guys. I was very lucky that it didn’t go through the radiator. This fan was looked at very carefully when I built the car. I had one come close on my 26 touring. When I checked on a new one I almost fell off my chair. $12.50 whattttt!!!! I purchased three, one for all three cars. 😎
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:57 pm

Twelve fifty for THOSE!? Sounds like a bargain.
Glad the damage wasn't severe.

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Re: Race Car Project

Post by John Warren » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:47 am

Like I said Wow Cheep no reason to not get a new one. Thanks Wayne I should have started a new post about fans.
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Re: Race Car Project

Post by Atomic Amish » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:10 pm

The inspiration appears to be from "Ford:The Dust and the Glory". But you must have a different version than I do, I can't find that illustration anywhere but the cover. ;)
Cool project! I hope to start on one soon myself.
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