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Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:37 pm

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
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:05 pm

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


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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:28 pm

Hope these help.
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by TRDxB2 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:40 am

Peter, Thank you for adding those photos - just what I was looking for! 👍 Frank


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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Dom Denio » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am

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


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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:31 am

Very Nice Peter, I can see your therapy is working well!

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:45 am

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
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 am

Picture of super rare steering set up. LOL. Cheers pete ps pic's go proper way up when clicked on ,don't understand this
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Shane Lach » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:22 am

What kind of steering box is that?

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:28 am

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
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Dom Denio » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:06 pm

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,
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:51 am

Shane ,steering box is from an early 490 chev. Fits right inside the T column.
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:37 pm

The wife has told me to slow down this project is to last the complete winter.
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:05 pm

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.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:08 pm

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

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by TRDxB2 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 pm

Fenders made or purchased (what/where)?


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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:51 pm

The fenders are home made using a English wheel .


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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:51 pm

Last few days progress. Intake,header and carb setup
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:44 am

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
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by GEmering » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:56 am

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!

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:46 pm

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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

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Duey_C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:50 pm

I'll bet that feels great! Cool speedster.
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Scott_Conger » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:18 pm

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.
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:02 pm

We never post pictures of our scrap metal/trial and error pile! Self incrimination is a Bitch!

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Allan » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:39 pm

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.

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by John Warren » 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.
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:01 pm

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
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:08 pm

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:00 pm

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.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:34 pm

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.
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:37 pm

Peter,

Slow Down or blow a fuse MAN! LOL

Your therapist is top notch! Looks Awesome!

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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by Playswithbrass » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:35 pm

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
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Re: Speedster rebuild

Post by John Warren » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:40 pm

Peter, Looking great! Also thanks for the additional photos and info on the steering gear.
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