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Speedster rebuild

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:37 pm
by Playswithbrass
I had our speedster pretty well together a few years ago but then something else needed its space in the garage. Had to dismantle it and store it where I could - body in the family room, painted steering parts in the basement, even kept the wheels and engine in the garage! But we moved house and with more room it’s going back together. My winter project looks like being done before the snow flies

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:05 pm
by TRDxB2
Could you add a few photos of the hairpins and brackets on the axle. Great design - I've been looking to do something like that. Thanks Frank

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:28 pm
by Playswithbrass
Hope these help.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:40 am
by TRDxB2
Peter, Thank you for adding those photos - just what I was looking for! 👍 Frank

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
by Dom Denio
Peter,

Very nice job with the car and the photos. Could you please post photos of the fender mounts and describe the source of parts?

Thanks in advance,
Dom

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:31 am
by Henry K. Lee
Very Nice Peter, I can see your therapy is working well!

Hank in Tin-A-See

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:45 am
by Playswithbrass
Don pic's as requested.I have used the speedo mount hole in the steering arm,for the left side I turned a right side upside down and bent to fit and used the nut at the front of the arm as well.To come up with the design of the fender bracket we started off simple took the car for a drive,it vibrated badly ,came back to the shop added another cross bracket,took for a drive and so on until the fender did not vibrate.
Yes Henry good therapy ,been waiting 5 years to put this car back together

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 am
by Playswithbrass
Picture of super rare steering set up. LOL. Cheers pete ps pic's go proper way up when clicked on ,don't understand this

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:22 am
by Shane Lach
What kind of steering box is that?

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:28 am
by Mark Gregush
Don't know brand of steering box but there is part of one on Ebay;
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MODEL-T-FORD-S ... SwUWldCGHl

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:06 pm
by Dom Denio
Peter,

The photos really show how much work you put into those fender mounts. Great job and thanks for sharing. I will have to just copy them and wait for the time I can tackle a set myself.

Have a great day,
Dom

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:51 am
by Playswithbrass
Shane ,steering box is from an early 490 chev. Fits right inside the T column.
Pete

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:37 pm
by Playswithbrass
The wife has told me to slow down this project is to last the complete winter.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:05 pm
by Mark Gregush
Like the idea of the cross bar to mount the steering box on. I was thinking to add a mount that ran between the pan rail and frame, but I like that better.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:08 pm
by Playswithbrass
Mark,I made a pattern from wood and had the local foundry cast it in ductile iron.Made it so it had a period correct look. Pete

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 pm
by TRDxB2
Fenders made or purchased (what/where)?

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:51 pm
by Playswithbrass
The fenders are home made using a English wheel .

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:51 pm
by Playswithbrass
Last few days progress. Intake,header and carb setup

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:44 am
by Playswithbrass
Been kinda slow,but did get the windshield installed. We made a wood pattern then had the Amish who had a aluminum foundry cast the stanchion’s. However lots of sanding and buffing required. Cheers pete

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:56 am
by GEmering
Peter,
Great project!
You are very talented.
What's the equally beautiful brass car next to the speedster?
Can you post a picture of that vehicle too?

Best regards and good luck!

Gene

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:46 pm
by Playswithbrass
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Gene picture as requested 1909 EMF an ex Pollard car. About the talent just basically like most guys here self taught by reading old books and being doggedly persistent to do the best I am capable of. Which translate into I do a lot a of stuff 3 and 4 times or more. Cheers pete

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:50 pm
by Duey_C
I'll bet that feels great! Cool speedster.
"The wife has told me to slow down this project is to last the complete winter." :lol:

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:18 pm
by Scott_Conger
Peter, like you, I sometimes have to do things a few times. Imagine what a richer life we lead than those who never try even once.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:02 pm
by Henry K. Lee
We never post pictures of our scrap metal/trial and error pile! Self incrimination is a Bitch!

Hank

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:39 pm
by Allan
That's the second time in a month or two I have seen spindle arms with the speedo mount hole re-purposed for a different application. Previously they were used as one of the mountings for motorcycle disc brake calipers used on the front axle of Fronty powered T roadster. Very neatly done, and easily reversed. I really liked the brake set-up, as it was far less obvious that the rear axle set used today, even though it was on the front axle.

Clever work.

Allan from down under.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:58 pm
by John Warren
Peter, Is there any chance of getting better photos of the steering box, and any other info you may have on it? I purchased the one on ebay and it is missing the top and the input gear. Thanks in advance.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:01 pm
by Playswithbrass
John , steering box is a mid teens 490 Chev. For the crossmember I made a wood pattern ( see picture) and had one cast using ductile iron . I was able to use the T steering column jacket,which fits perfect. Notice at the top section off the box the brass collar is there to allow.for the tension springs on the gas and spark rods. I turned the gas/spark quadrant up to the top to be different and give some leg room. Hope this helps,anything else just ask. Cheers pete

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:08 pm
by Playswithbrass
More steering box picture

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:00 pm
by Mark Gregush
John Warren wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Peter, Is there any chance of getting better photos of the steering box, and any other info you may have on it? I purchased the one on ebay and it is missing the top and the input gear. Thanks in advance.
I am glad someone here got that box. I have a 490 box also but is maybe a bit newer (not sure) and different style.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:34 pm
by Playswithbrass
Front end coming together head lamps installed. Bought these off e bay from a vender in Quebec because they were aluminum ,which goes with the aluminum cycle fenders and hub caps etc.when they arrived there was AL cast into the top a quick Google search and these lamps are from a 1907 AL car built in France.

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:37 pm
by Henry K. Lee
Peter,

Slow Down or blow a fuse MAN! LOL

Your therapist is top notch! Looks Awesome!

Hank

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:35 pm
by Playswithbrass
Freezing rain forecast so I am allowed to work in the garage! Cut the sides of the hood and polished it.

Every speedster needs a dragon horn

Re: Speedster rebuild

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:40 pm
by John Warren
Peter, Looking great! Also thanks for the additional photos and info on the steering gear.