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Old 11-12-2008, 03:56 PM   #41
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MrModelT... great diagrams man, and pictures! Thanks a lot for the information... this seems to a period of hotrodding... or should I say Gow-jobbing, that is seldom replicated, and when it is, attracts a lot of attention... cheers man, that's gotta be a blast...

...Now if I can only talk my little brother into lowering his almost restored '23 touring...
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:59 PM   #42
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MrModelT... I am guessing that you replaced the axle 'tubes' between the rear hubs and ring and pinion housing? If so, I was wondering why that was needed? just curious... or is that part of the overdrive somehow?

And one more if you would be so kind... I take it you are utilizing the stock Planetary brake and the rear drum breaks? if so, I am wondring how they are performing for ya?
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:59 PM   #43
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Here are a few more for all you H.A.M.Bers who have such an intrest in my car and have been asking for more info and pics
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:08 PM   #44
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Retro54,

They were not replaced. Those are the polished originals. I chucked them in a lathe and hit them with finer and finer emery cloth pieces untill it had a polished stainless look....took 8 hours, and it was all for looks
There is a photo of this on my last post. That is the other question I get all the time " how did you wrap your axle tubes in stainless?" lol!

You bro's T would look AWESOME with a 4"or 5" drop.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:09 PM   #45
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MrModelT,

Great work and welcome to the HAMB!!!

There are a more than a few T diehards here, so please keep us up-to-date.

Nice job on lowering the front and rear- what length/grade bolt did you use for the rear shackles?
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:11 PM   #46
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Oh, what headlights did you use (from the angle, they look deeper than early T)?

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:22 PM   #47
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I used the biggest grade 8s I could fit through the perch holes i could find. I wanny say they are 3/4, but I will check my notes.

The headlights are 1915 Franklin from what I have found.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:37 PM   #48
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I will deffinatly keep you guys up to speed! I currently working on building a top for it. stock '26-27 style, but chopped to match the winshield hight. it will be done in white and then appropriatly aged to match the rest of the car
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:44 PM   #49
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...Almost for got to add a few of pics of my (tastefully done mind you) patina and one of it this summer at the one of the very few shows I got to. This coming summer, I would like to hit alot of shows and cruise ins
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:48 PM   #50
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Just don't aim anywhere near the gas tank!
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:17 PM   #51
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....and yes the bulit hole IS real and no, I did not put it there. LOL!

Actually the story of the doors on my car is rather amazing. The Great Grandfather of the friend that I bought the car from had purchased the car in 1959 as a project car and never did anything to it. When he purchased the car, it had no doors. They had been lost to time. After purchasing it, I started the search for a decent set of ’26-27 roadster doors with no luck. 5 months later, in a conversation with my neighbor who is also a rodder, I bring up this story. He tells me “heck I have 2 sets that I picked about 15 years ago a few swap meets in California and I sell ‘em both to ya for $50”. Of course I jumped on it and promptly drug them to the shop and fitted them on the car and took a few snaps for the records. When I got home and looked at the pictures, I noticed that the body had the number “357” painted down the entire side of the car from the cowl to the turtle deck, including the doors I just bought. This scenario repeated on the other side of the car as well. I had purchased to ORIGINAL doors for MY car ….the odds are a trillion to one.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:21 PM   #52
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Very nice! Was your a roadster or touring? love to see more pix if you got 'em
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:45 PM   #53
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Try searching this( Aldrich roadster) I love your car! I too have A 27 roadster But it's on A rails, post war like. And it's all Henry Ford. Jared
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:59 PM   #54
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Great car I will be looking for it around portland neat to see another young hot rodder that gets it.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:04 PM   #55
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Nice to find another young rodder as well. I frequent the Beaches Cruise-in during the summer. Hope to see ya there!
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:10 PM   #56
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killer job on that! just dont run too close to the car in front of ya. the old touring car i had would lock up the rears but would skid forever on those skinny tires
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:22 PM   #57
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Ya, I know what you mean, I had to lock her once and I'll never do that again.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:53 PM   #58
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Jared,

Any picture of you T?
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:02 PM   #59
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MBL,

Very nice looking T! That has a nice look to it. The the radiator shell, '33-'34 Chev?
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:09 PM   #60
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I thinking maybe for either the Roadster or my next T (a hot lookin' earlier T touring along the line of my roadster) I would like to try and overhead valve setup. These were quite popular in the early days with 4, 8 and 16 valve heads from maufactures like Roof, RAJO, Frontinac, Craig-Hunt and HAL on the market. It was also semi popular to adapt either a '28 Chev or 3-port Olds head to the T block. There is currently a guy named Neal Jern in California that produces kit for this application called the Jern Thunderbolt. Any body got a spare 28 Chev head layin' around they might wanna part with?
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