Reluctantly selling the project car I've been building, loosely based on a 1920's/1930's American dirt track racer.
It's a Model T Ford chassis, Model A Ford axles and Chevrolet engine and gearbox, all vintage parts. The body tub is built, and just needs finishing once mounted on the chassis.
+ The engine runs, and is basically the same as a Model A Ford, but with 'value-in-head' (i.e. overhead valves). It's 2.8 litre (171 Cubic Inch) capacity, 4 cylinder with a three speed gearbox, so will have loads of torque. It runs, though would benefit from a bigger carburetor, or two. I spent £1000 last year getting the head sorted. It is the twin exhaust port (rather than single exhaust port, extra 5bhp!). I had it cleaned, the face skimmed, NOS valves installed, and the outside painted.
+ The gearbox has been rebuilt, with new bearings.
The rear axle has been rebuilt and converted to an open drive shaft configuration (rather than a torque tube).
+ The front brakes are built, the rear brakes are half rebuilt.
+ The steering is 80% done, just waiting to confirm the seating position before finalizing the steering wheel height and final mounting points.
+ The next main task is to mount the brake cross-shaft (I have all the stuff for it), then the body can be finalized and it'll start acting like a car.
I think the gearing would give you 70mph from my rough calculations. This could easily be adjusted with a different Model A Ford crown wheel and pinion ratio in the back axle (these are readily available).
It is registered in the UK (I have the US export papers for the chassis as well), so as soon as you have 'finished' building her, you can drive her on the road! I have all the receipts and documentation for the vehicle so far.
Any questions, send me a message.
I am willing to split the kit into a couple of lots, depending what you want.
I'm also willing to consider a part exchange, make me an offer.
If you're really serious, viewings can easily be arranged.
I have lots more pictures, or if you want pictures of anything in particular, let me know.
I do have a video of the engine running as well.
Here are the details, I'm sure I've missed some parts/spares;
1924 Model T Ford Chassis
Model A Ford Front and rear axles
1925 Chevy engine and gearbox (running)
Wooden ducks-back body
Bonnet/hood with sides
1x Peugeot radiator surround (the one used in the picture)
4 new Blockley rim tape, tubes and tyres
1x spare engine (inc. crank, rods, pistons, clutch, flywheel, sump, camshaft). It's original and oily, and probably hasn't been apart before.
1x spare left-hand drive bellhousing
1x spare gearbox (dismantled)
2x 1 port heads (1 has a crack in the internal exhaust manifold)
2x 2 port heads (these are quite rare now!)
2x new Model A Ford radiator surrounds (a small and large, as I hadn't decided which to use)
1x classic mini radiator (used)
1x Ford radiator (new)
2x steering wheels
1x fuel tank
2x Model A Ford Front Axles
1x Jowett front axle
1x left-hand drive steering column (mostly there),
1x set of left-hand drive steering linkages for the front axle
2x two exhaust port manifolds (2 different styles)
1x single exhaust port manifold
3x Model A Ford brake cross-shafts
Selection of spare Model A Ford drums and brake back plates for front and back
Selection of special tools for the Model A axles
Selection of pushrods, valves and rockers
Selection of instruments and dash components
Operating Manual and Service Instructions for the engine
Probably/definitely some other stuff I've forgotten!
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