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Author:  horizenjob [ May 28, 2017, 2:35 pm ]
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Saw this ad in a newspaper web site today.

I thought it might provide some alternative body ideas. I don't like the remnant of the "T bucket" that's visible, but I like the nose and the windshield. I wonder if the windshield parts are available? They probably sell the grill too.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-1927-Track-T-Roadster-Kit-Car,4010.html?sku=97390100&utm_medium=CSEGoogle&utm_source=CSE&utm_campaign=CSEGOOGLE&gclid=CJepluGbk9QCFQWHswodEboBgw

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Author:  TooBusy [ May 29, 2017, 8:33 am ]
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Man, if they would have just blended the rear corners of the tub into the turtle deck...

Author:  ngpmike [ May 29, 2017, 12:00 pm ]
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horizenjob wrote:
I wonder if the windshield parts are available? They probably sell the grill too.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1926-1927 ... s,756.html

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Street-Ro ... 60150.html

Author:  rx7locost [ May 29, 2017, 12:49 pm ]
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TooBusy wrote:
Man, if they would have just blended the rear corners of the tub into the turtle deck...
The first thing I thought of was that those "gaps" were there for the air intakes for cooling the VW boxer engine. In 2017, something is amiss here. It must say something about my youth and all the VW based kit cars I lusted over.

Author:  nick47 [ May 29, 2017, 3:44 pm ]
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I saw these in the latest Speedway catalog. They have several frame and body kits, with lots of body styles, along with everything you'd need to put one together. I've never wanted anything like a T-bucket, but they do make them look easy and fun to build.

Author:  Evlshnngns [ May 29, 2017, 8:50 pm ]
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http://zippermotors.com/?page_id=81

I have always like the Track nose on the early Fords.

Author:  robbovius [ June 6, 2017, 2:07 pm ]
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horizenjob wrote:
Saw this ad in a newspaper web site today.

I thought it might provide some alternative body ideas. I don't like the remnant of the "T bucket" that's visible, but I like the nose and the windshield. I wonder if the windshield parts are available? They probably sell the grill too.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-1927-Track-T-Roadster-Kit-Car,4010.html?sku=97390100&utm_medium=CSEGoogle&utm_source=CSE&utm_campaign=CSEGOOGLE&gclid=CJepluGbk9QCFQWHswodEboBgw


Marcus, I know I'm late to this party but, really? That's a repop of a stock 1927 ford model T all the '27s look like that. The '28 Model A was the first body to smooth out the sides.

That speedway track T kit has been for sale since, I forget, the 1980s, I think. Hot Rod Magazine built one a really long time ago, used a Buick 231 V6 for power.

Author:  ngpmike [ June 6, 2017, 10:44 pm ]
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I've often thought that it would be fun to build one of these with a Locost style chassis. You could call it a Twen-T-7!

Author:  RichardSIA [ June 7, 2017, 2:58 am ]
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If I did not already have a lifetime supply of projects.............

Track T nose, sprint car tail, and you've almost got a complete Indy Roadster body.
Would be dead simple to do as Locost type build.
Stick a TC type engine in it with Webers and it will look right under the hood too. :D

Author:  TRX [ June 7, 2017, 8:55 am ]
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I've seen at least one (the other might have been the same car after a rework) Speedway Track T that was a competitive SCCA autocrosser. Beam axles and all.

Author:  JackMcCornack [ June 7, 2017, 2:26 pm ]
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rx7locost wrote:
The first thing I thought of was that those "gaps" were there for the air intakes for cooling the VW boxer engine. In 2017, something is amiss here. It must say something about my youth and all the VW based kit cars I lusted over.
Those "gaps" aren't gaps, they're shadows. I got one of those bodies (great minds think alike, right?) and nose and grill...

Author:  john hennessy [ June 7, 2017, 4:06 pm ]
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if you look at my completed build, you will see a similar nose and my attempt to come up with a rear end to suit.
the nose offers the builder a little more hight to clear taller twin cam modern engine
be aware that the grill that came from speedway for my nose was a really rough casting which took a day of filing to deflash between the vertical slats.

Author:  rx7locost [ June 7, 2017, 8:33 pm ]
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JackMcCornack wrote:
rx7locost wrote:
The first thing I thought of was that those "gaps" were there for the air intakes for cooling the VW boxer engine. In 2017, something is amiss here. It must say something about my youth and all the VW based kit cars I lusted over.
Those "gaps" aren't gaps, they're shadows. I got one of those bodies (great minds think alike, right?) and nose and grill...
Yeah Jack. I had to look at a real one from different perspectives to see that the shadow inthat picture was from the body rolling away toward the rear deck rather than the rear deck throwing a shadow on the side of themain body. Pay no attention to this dummy. :BH: On another note, does anyone else remember the Model T kits in the back of 60's Popular Mechanics, or Popular Science , or Mechanix Illustrated mags? I think the body was $25. Maybe the frame was 125? I really can't remember.

Author:  TooBusy [ June 8, 2017, 8:04 am ]
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I remember those Chuck. A guy in town had one when I was in high school back in the late 70's In 82 he had it for sale for $1000 complete running, driving, with those MONSTER Mickey Thompson rear tires on 10" wide Cragar SS wheels and a set of skinnies up front, and a dropped axle. Tunnel ram with two 4's, chrome side pipes, sparkle vinyl seat like a carnival ride. It was full on 60's cool

Can you tell I have cool memories o that car? I almost bought it. Took it for a test drive and it was hands down the scariest thing I ever drove.

Author:  horizenjob [ June 8, 2017, 11:08 am ]
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Those "gaps" aren't gaps, they're shadows. I got one of those bodies (great minds think alike, right?) and nose and grill...


I didn't see it that way either until you mentioned it.

Quote:
Marcus, I know I'm late to this party but, really? That's a repop of a stock 1927 ford model T all the '27s look like that. The '28 Model A was the first body to smooth out the sides.


Mostly I've looked at cars that ran on tracks. So, no, I didn't recognize it. I've seen the " bucket" part as a hot rod item before and now I understand why there are such things.

I looked at the measurements of the various noses they offer and they are quite narrow, so difficult for us to use. A rocker arm front suspension would do it though. I do like the look of older roadsters.

It seems it would work well with our modern I4 engines, but their intakes make them wider than a V8, I think.

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