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1927 Speedster Build

Post by babychadwick » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:36 pm

As I get time I have been working on this speedster which started out as a nearly complete chassis (no radiator, steering, and a plywood frame) that was going to be parts for an earlier car to then be replaced as I rebuilt the earlier parts. Of course I got to thinking since it had been a running car that was stripped of its body for a hot rod why not just build a speedster so the project started. I had this going on the old forum but decided to just restart it here. After contemplating various design options I decided on a basic style with a couple seats and tank and made a rough sketch.
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Upon having a goal in mind the search began for some of those parts to make it "special" which included radiator and lights and I found a radiator from a Whippet and lights from an Auburn.
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I used an early frame I had and lowered it with about a 4 inch Z in the rear to be complemented with a bent spring. In the front I opted replacing the perches with a bracket and 4 link setup. Right not it's tacked together so I can roll it around. This gives approximately a 4 inch suicide to the front and in my mind provides a very clean look. When I do the spindles I may get a pair of straight spindle arms and it may clear the pan without any problems. If I do need to been the tie rod I will be adding gussets to strengthen. The spring mounts are cut down early rear perches.
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I've played a little in sourcing some engine parts and plan for a quick flathead. The head is a new Sherman, carb is a Winfield "M" size B, I'm running a distributor for ignition. When I tear into the engine the magneto will be removed, a ground A cam (acquired already), pressurized mains via VW oil pump, and a dam in the pan for the dips on the rods.
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Body design was mocked up and in general not too far off the original sketch. Obviously there are some differences. Yes, there is a warford in the driveline.
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Re: 1927 Speedster Build

Post by babychadwick » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:42 pm

To continue, as I was having problems uploading another picture.
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Recently I have been working on a trailer to keep the car in as I don't have garage space, when don't this is going to be a great little trailer for long distances and fits a speedster like a glove.
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This month though I've started to think more about the steering and start on it. I have an uncommon aluminum wheel and a cool spark/gas, unfortunately the rods go down the middle of the column and thru the gear box requiring a bit of customization.
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Re: 1927 Speedster Build

Post by Shane Lach » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Love the look. Keep at it!

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Re: 1927 Speedster Build

Post by John Warren » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:26 pm

Sweet, keep us posted. It is going to be a great ride.
24-28 TA race car, 26 Canadian touring, 25 Roadster pickup, 14 Roadster, and 11AB Maxwell runabout
Keep it simple and keep a good junk pile if you want to invent something :P

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