FS 1914 Gentleman's Speedster- Very Fast!!!!

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FS 1914 Gentleman's Speedster- Very Fast!!!!

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:16 pm

Well a decision was made between Father and Son. His aging (unable to drive) and my occupational/genetic joint damage (hard to perform simple task) time to thin the herd some more. This car was clocked by my wife in our 1972 Vette doing 92 MPH off of Norris hill in Montana in 1997 after the build. The best cruising T we have ever had! No disappointments.

1914 Speedster as Dad always wanted to build, Father and Son build, now where to start on the list of items.

ENGINE
-0.060 over block with Model A rods and dippers
-Model A crank, shorten, Bob weighted, not drilled
-280 Snipe ground cam
-1928 Chevy head with full hard seats, stainless steel valves, set on a flow bench for port balancing
-One of only 2 that I know of.., Neal Jern 6:5 to 1 aluminum adapter plate with a 3.5 degree compression chamber and rough swirl spiral (beyond smooth and performance, can bark the rear tires 20 feet plus with no effort)
-L.V.M.E. Datsun oil pump
-Texas T water pump
-L.V.M.E. alternator relocation kit (12 volt)
-Model A Zenith updraft carburetor (calmed it down.., Dad broke 3 woodruff keys on the pinion having child type flashbacks!)
-L.V.M.E. modern double V belt pulleys
-4 dip dimpled pan

TRANSMISSION
-Balanced flywheel
-WOSP 12 volt starter
-Triple gears/pins removed
-Paddles installed
-Brake drum and band only in transmission
-1937 Chevy top loader transmission fully adapted (pre synchronized..., angle sliders)

REAR END
-Ruxstell 3 to 1 with just about every part replaced with new reproduction.., Thanks Glen Chaffin!!!!
-Adjustable pinion bearing
-Eugene Wright outer bearings

SUSPENSION/BRAKES
-Tapered leaf springs
-Hand built Z rear lower drops
-2 1/2" dropped front axle
-26/27 wire wheels with BF Goodrich white wall tires (USA made of course)
-Rocky Mountain Brakes
-Vega box (A must for high speed driving)

ELECTRICS
-12 volt gel battery
-Turn signals
-Brake lights
-Model 666 headlights with electric bulbs installed
-Accessory spot light that plugs into the dash lamp receptacle

OTHER
-Adjustable seat track system
-4 floating balls standing vial gas gauge
-Original "Cop Spotter" rear view mirror
-Livingston Super Vee Radiator
-Brass carbide generator
-3 position windshield (hinges designed by us)
-Aviation grade Lexan windshield
-Side swing oil pressure and charging gauges
-Rubes triple twist horn with screen
-Seat, front cowling, splash aprons, etc all formed by me. Many hours!

-And More, And More, And.....!

Let the pictures speak for themselves.., will gladly answer other questions.


Price...., $39,999.99. Must be picked up and paid for in person.., no exceptions. Contact by the posted email/text info.

All the Best,

Hank and Dad


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Post by Michael Peternell » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:03 pm

F...ing WOW! I apologize but... l won't repeat myself. That is about as much art as it is automotive! I see the "Gentleman" in it.


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Post by Lonnie Doan » Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:34 am

That my dear is a NICE piece of machinery. I'm impressed. And I'm not impressed by much. If I had that kind of cabbage, that would be in my stable. Very, very nicely done.


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Post by Walt Wise » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:15 pm

OMG Mr. Hank !!! You are a Model T artist like Picasso, da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Michelangelo were famous painters of art!!! I wish I had one millionth of your talent!!!

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Post by Bill Everett » Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:02 pm

Take it from one who's ridden in it once; it's everything, and more, than you can imagine!


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Post by spadpilot » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:14 pm

Hank....you might want to consider listing them on Bring A Trailor's website. You can set a reserve and be seen by a lot more potential buyers.
...some people are like Slinkies....they're generally useless but fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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Post by Novice » Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:01 pm

Hank. Hemmings both on line and magazine. Vintage Ford & Model T times. might be able to make the next issue. This car needs to be on the front cover of Vintage ford. and should do well in a Mecum auction. Words can't describe the beauty of this car. look good in Jay Leno's garage. send info to Jay leno's garage. You never know. Good Luck


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Post by Rick_Rice » Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:01 pm

Hank,
Great conversation this morning! I know Jay Leno really-really likes T's from his shows. If you think he could be the right man for Dad's 1914 Gentleman's Speedster, you might mail Mr. Leno a portfolio...

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:25 pm

To all with the heart felt, sincere comments with my best interest. I am a simple man now, enjoying life with family and dear friends. Yes in a perfect world could get more money, but I live in a real world with current economics. Those type of people with their endless amounts of money in a bank account are not my type of people. Their respect to a craftsman is false as they know no craft, can buy what they want, and make it sound like a privilege to do work for them. They put me very deep into a bottle, hate in my heart, false promises of things they were going to do for me, etc, etc, etc. It almost cost me my life. So I Thank You all, but not my style or cliental. I am content, humbled, and blessed.

Please take this one as a previous past experience. Do your research before knowing me, of the 1918 TT Depot Hack that sold at Barrett Jackson in 2009 at Scottsdale, AZ, (Lot #695.2 1918 FORD MODEL T DEPOT HACK $63,900.00) Made Hemmings, everything. I restored for a gentleman that said, "Oh no I would never sell it" I did the restoration for half of the selling price. Two years of very hard work! He had a kid in college. Once a foul..., never again! Some of you really bashed the crap out of me! VERY UNCOOL! No hate in my heart, but "No Respect either".

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Post by Novice » Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:32 am

Hank. I only want to see the car You and Your Dad worked so hard on for so many years go to a person or place where it can be seen and appreciated by generations present and future. and the next caretaker / owner be someone of the means necessary to properly care for the car. Love it. drive it. show it. maintain it. Your car Your choice. I don't know who bashed the crap out of You. but it wasn't me.
If You have watched Jay Lenos garage much at all You will see that he does respect the craftsmanship in His cars and praises the craftsmen that built them and engineering that went into them. He has a full time staff of mechanics to maintain his cars and a large air conditioned show room and shop to work on them. He has more cars than He knows what to do with. many are as good or better than Yours. so it would be a longshot at best he would even be interested. But it would be a good home. The Henry Ford would be better. Good Luck!
My 2 cents worth maybe less.

Contact Leno's Garage
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Phone: (888) 930-8743. Email: info@lenosgarage.com. Mailing Address: Leno's Garage, P.O. Box 7458, Burbank, CA 91510. Think Jay might be interested in your vehicle?


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Post by Scott Rosenthal » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:16 am

Hi Hank:
Beautfully executed asphalt assault vessel. Curious why no front brakes on a vehicle with this potential?
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Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:33 am

Scott, and Others,

Thank You!

No front brakes are needed as you are sitting back a little farther than normal (more weight on rear wheels), lowered suspension, RMB's and engine brake stop her so well! Thanks for asking.

Hank


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Post by babychadwick » Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:34 am

Interesting how you removed the low and reverse. I would like to hear some on how you did that someday as well as how you like it.

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:10 am

Sale pending (meaning very interested, but money has not been exchanged)..., But first with money takes!

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Post by Quickm007 » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:06 am

Don't sell that pure beauty. just saying. :shock:
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Post by Loftbed » Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:27 pm

Henry K. Lee wrote:
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Is this speedster still available?

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Post by JTT3 » Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:39 am

My understanding is that it is still available & worth every penny


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Post by ModelT46 » Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:51 pm

Interesting how you removed the low and reverse. I would like to hear some on how you did that someday as well as how you like it.


By removing the trpple gears and pins.

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:27 pm

Darel pretty straight forward.., you remove the pins, 6.5 pounds off of the flywheel (rebalance), only use the internal brake drum with clutch basket, plug the reverse pedal hole. Using just the wet clutch with a heavy spring. A lot of mods for the 37 Chevy transmission but worth it! Fly's out of the hole but you need to get it rolling before getting heavy on the gas pedal. Dad was breaking woodruff keys at the pinion having fun so to say. We really love this set up and have done plenty.., 3 transmission kits remain if you want one.., $1,200.00 plus shipping cost at your end.

Yes.., the car is still available.

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Post by Loftbed » Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:20 am

Hank,
Email sent

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Post by Mark Chaffin » Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:38 pm

Hank is a true craftsman. You couldn't build that piece of art for the asking price.

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Post by Quickm007 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:17 pm

Hey Hank, this beauty find new home ?
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Post by Henry K. Lee » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:24 pm

no..., not yet.

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Post by Quickm007 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:02 pm

Hank everything was done so perfectly. I watched all details, I can't imagine how many hours you spent on it... You rose the bar my friend. Totally stunning result!!!
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