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1928 Ford Dry Lakes Roadster Project

Discussion in 'Cars For Sale' started by SUHRsc, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
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    SUHRsc
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    City: Grantville

    State: Pennsylvania
    Price: $35,000
    SOLD******


    Here is your chance to finish a car any way you choose. The basic ground work is all figured out on this period 1949 dry lakes 1928 Ford roadster. The plan from the start was to build a car that would be able to compete aerodynamically on the dry lakes, while also being a nice street roadster. I tried to get in the mindset of some of the more progressive builders of the time. The frame is built from 4130 Chromolly tubing TIG welded. The hairpins are also Chromolly tubing with forged ends from Ford wishbones welded on to connect to the '32 front axle. The spindles are rebuilt '32-'34 with adapters to fit '40 hydraulic brakes. Steering is by way of a '37-'48 cross steer box, turned 90 degrees and nestled in a recess in the side of the nose. The radiator was hand made from brass sheet, silver soldered together on a new extra deep core equal to the frontal area of a stock model-A but deeper to help keep the engine cool. The nose is hand made from .062 aluminum sheet, 1100 SO and 3003 H-14. The nose with its teardrop sides, attaches to the radiator, eliminating the need for support rods over top of the engine bay which would hinder working on the engine at the lakes. The teardrop sides serve a second purpose in hiding the tube shocks working on Chromolly cantilever arms pivoting on Chromolly studs on the frame with Ford pedal bushings between. The front is a 1:1 ratio while the rear is a 1:2 ratio as there is much less weight on the rear. Front suspension is lowered slightly with a reversed eye spring. The engine is a running 8RT type with large clean out pan. It starts and runs with no performance upgrades. Generator is mounted on a bracket below the block allowing the use of any amount of carburetors and easy removal of the heads. Headers are made from 1-5/8" tubing tig welded together both exiting on the passengers side of the engine. The car has a 10.5" clutch linking to a Ford 3 speed transmission. The rear axle is a '46-'48 with the bells swapped to allow the spring to be in front of the axle. Wishbones are moved inward and attached to the shortened torque tube. The wheels are all '40 type with ribbed trim rings and '40 standard hubcaps. Rear tires are Firestone 7.00x16" with hand cut grooves for extra traction. Front tires are older Goodyear 6.00x16". The Brookville body has a rolled edge around the inside of the back of the interior. Recessed firewall with engine turned cover panel over the front of the "gas tank" section. The interior is filled with hand made aluminum riveted aircraft type seats. Copied in size and general shape to the stainless Navy trainer seats. The steering wheel is from a '41 Ford. The dash is an aluminum panel recessed under the cowl with holes cut to fit period Stewart Warner made Century boat gauges. The Large 5000 RPM tachometer is directly in front of the driver while the other 4 trail off across the right side of the asymmetrical dash. The 4 small gauges include extra deep set stainless trim rings originally used for recessing in a wooden boat dash. The windsheild frame is a recent cast Hallock with a machined glass groove. The car is an unfinished project in its entirety. The video attached is proof that it can indeed run and move forward and back but is by no means proof that it is prepared to be driven on the road at this point. No brake lines, wiring or any final details have been completed. The car was being built a few years back and was sidelined due to other projects. The work completed as you see it is the point in which it was stopped. This is not a car built to a point to sell, it is a stalled project that is being sold to clear space in the garage.

    1928 Roadster New York registration included.

    Please contact me with any and all questions by e-mail at Zach@suhrsc.com

    Thank You for taking the time to read this.
    Zach

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    Sorry for the vertical video!
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
  2. SUHRsc
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    Plenty of time to finish this and race it on the beach at The Race of Gentlemen.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2015
  3. SUHRsc
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    Back to the top for the weekend...
     
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