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Posted February 13, 2017 - 08:48 AM

Need to make the tail open-able for storage.  You know,  a place for the leather helmet and aviator goggles.

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Yup, that's in the plans. You can never have too much storage, right?

 

Wait until we talk him into getting two more tanks to make dual sidecars before suggesting that, please.

 

Absolutely. We'll stand it on end, and it will look like the space shuttle.

 

I knew the winters were cold your way, but you've made me realize just how long they must be, Scott.

 

Is there going to be any sort of a body between the hood and the rear tank?

 

Any sort of body between? Yes, my outstretched legs.

 

That was a great score on the wheels and tires!

It's hard to believe that it started off as a tractor! 

This has to be one of the coolest projects that I've ever seen!

 

Thanks Mark, I appreciate it :thumbs:


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Posted February 13, 2017 - 08:59 AM

I see. I was looking at images of lakesters and speedsters and didn't find any without a body.


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Posted February 13, 2017 - 09:18 AM

Actually, if you do a google on "Model T Speedster", they are pretty prevalent, Rich. Most are two seaters, though. I guess mine is some form of hybrid. At the end, I'm hoping there will be some cocked heads, and wth whispers :smilewink:

 

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Posted February 13, 2017 - 09:23 AM

I think you'll accomplish that!



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Posted February 13, 2017 - 12:51 PM

I'm sorry! I was looking at Speedsters from the 30s and 40s. That was the problem.


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Posted February 13, 2017 - 05:24 PM

What kind of top speed are you thinking? 20mph? What are the specs on that engine?


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Posted February 13, 2017 - 05:43 PM

What kind of top speed are you thinking? 20mph? What are the specs on that engine?


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This is a stock LoBoy 154 drivetrain. Top speed with stock rears was 10.3mph. With the 21" Model A rears it's around 8mph. Engine is a C60 four banger rated at 14hp @2200 rpm's.


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Posted February 13, 2017 - 08:31 PM

At the end, I'm hoping there will be some cocked heads, and wth whispers :smilewink:     

 

 

 

 

That won't be a problem.   :thumbs:      Rick


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Posted February 13, 2017 - 08:46 PM

This is a stock LoBoy 154 drivetrain. Top speed with stock rears was 10.3mph. With the 21" Model A rears it's around 8mph. Engine is a C60 four banger rated at 14hp @2200 rpm's.

I think a teardrop style "period correct" trailer is in order with a '70's Toyota pickup axle under the trailer so you can hook the PTO to the trailer for more speed. 

Might have to raise the Farmall gas tank tail section to clear the PTO


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Posted February 13, 2017 - 09:34 PM

Hi Ellis, I have been aware of this thread for quite awhile but never took the time to read through it. I still need to do it again in more detail but I have to say you have another follower here! Amazing work and cool theme. Thanks for taking time to document this for us!

 

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 08:39 AM

With the 21" Model A rears it's around 8mph. Engine is a C60 four banger rated at 14hp @2200 rpm's.

What would the speed be without the gear reduction?


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Posted February 14, 2017 - 10:58 AM

I think a teardrop style "period correct" trailer is in order with a '70's Toyota pickup axle under the trailer so you can hook the PTO to the trailer for more speed. 

Might have to raise the Farmall gas tank tail section to clear the PTO

 

Very early in the process I deleted the PTO, but I have to say that's a pretty darn cool mechanical idea you have there, Kris. Obviously, the present drive system would have to be bypassed to avoid plowing, but I dig the thought process. It would work. Very cool.

 

Hi Ellis, I have been aware of this thread for quite awhile but never took the time to read through it. I still need to do it again in more detail but I have to say you have another follower here! Amazing work and cool theme. Thanks for taking time to document this for us!

 

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Thanks DAC, I appreciate the kind words. It's really about having fun. My shop is my little Disney World, and sharing ideas and knowledge is something I really enjoy. Look forward to you hanging out with us :thumbs:

 

What would the speed be without the gear reduction?

 

Never calced it out Rich, but I would say FAST! The gear ratio in these final drives, little gear to big gear as you can see, is really stacked down.

 

Honestly though, my goal has never been speed. It started as taking what I had and re-configuring it to change the lines and vibe. That occurred by simply turning the final drives 90 degrees and flipping the front axle. Then the goal was to make a speedster clone from predominately IH/Farmall/hand built parts. I guess, if speed was key to me, linking this tranny to a junk yard rear would be pretty easy. I also manufacture planetary gear transmissions, so I could throw a 1:2 or a 1:4 in the line and get more/a lot more speed that way. But then with the stock(none) suspension It would beat up the machine and I'd lose my fillings. And those cool mechanical final drives and the IH aura would be lost. Might as well just build a speedster from the get go.

 

It's really just a vision of a shape that I think is cool. One that, hopefully, provokes conversations and thoughts. And I think it will be a lot of fun to tool around shows with, hopefully with a trailer linked up, so I can gather more steel nuggets to squirrel away :thumbs:


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Posted February 14, 2017 - 01:41 PM

I see.  I wasn't really talking /////speed/////. I just thought maybe you would want to drive it down the road, 20-25mph.


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Posted February 14, 2017 - 02:27 PM

I think on a nice, flat stretch, 20-25 would probably be a major hoot, Rich. Guess we'll see..........if I ever get to drive it, lol.



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Posted February 21, 2017 - 12:15 PM

That thing is really coming along nicely. A set of these and you will be in perfect form. 

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