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Features anybody know anything about this T roadster with a mopar axle?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by falcongeorge, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. falcongeorge
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    Anybody know anything about this T roadster with a mopar axle? Does it belong to a HAMBer? Build thread?
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  2. Mr48chev
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    New to me but it sure looks good set up that way.
     
  3. JR_31Coupe
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    Certainly a cool build! Nailhead would be perfect for it.
     
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  4. Mark T
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    I think that might be Andy Kohlers, he's known here as thunderbirdesq.
     
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  5. Yeah that is @thunderbirdesq 's car. It looks even better now with the blocky flames and track nose!

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  6. Mark T
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    A picture from his albums;
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  7. tfeverfred
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    S. E. X.

    Gentlemen.... that's a fuckin' HOT ROD.
     
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  8. falcongeorge
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    Thanks guys, I didnt recognize it, the T grill shell threw me off. Like the 4 bar, nice work Andy. I have a Mopar axle with the spring behind. The hood blister is the cats meow, I want to do a 3 piece aluminum hood for my coupester with a La-Masa-esque hood scoop, have been thinking about using the mopar axle on it as well, think I am just about sold on that.
     
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  9. Not to be picky, but that is a Model A radiator shell, not a T shell.
     
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  10. falcongeorge
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    yes it is. slip of the tongue. or fingers...
     
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  11. thunderbirdesq
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    Yes it is and it has been narrowed and sectioned. It was also a temporary thing as you can see by the later pics. Thanks for the kind words guys, I had a lot of fun with that car and learned a ton while building it. It's gonna be heading over the pond to England soon, hope the new owners have as much fun as I did with it.

    BTW, I hope to repeat that tie-rod four bar setup with the tube axle, really the whole chassis setup, on a future build someday, it really works great, this car handled REALLY well.
     
  12. falcongeorge
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    Thanks for the follow-up Andy. I have a double-dip Mopar axle too, was planning on hairpins, but I like the looks of the tie-rod four bar. I'm sure you have also seen it, theres a black and white car show photo dating from '52 or so with the same set-up on the front of a T roadster.
    I am looking closely at this, I have a t-bodied project that is channeled, very low and has a desoto hemi in it, back and low, steering box clearance is VERY tight. I have a '33 box for it, but I been considering running a cross-steer box on its side, mounted with the sector shaft under or in a relief on the bottom side of the frame rail, and the pitman arm up, as a way to gain more clearance, like on the Bud Parham car. Using the four bar has some real merit in this situation, it would side-step any potential bump steer issues.
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    Mounting a conventional side steer box down low is not really an option, as the pitman arm will extend below the scrub line, and the drag link will be at a really steep angle which looks like hell.
    I went hunting through your album after I saw this, and saved a bunch of pics. Nice work on the front end, I could do a lot worse than copy your set-up.
     
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  13. Love the 1/2 Hallock windscreen...

    Also prefer it with the '29 shell behind the axle - very cool.

    Steve
     
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  14. thunderbirdesq
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    Thanks man,
    Yea that tie rod four bar is an old trick, triple nickel drag Roadster used it, also both grabowski and ivo t roadsters, countless other builds, just something a little different.

    I've also done just what you describe with a cross steer box several times with good results. I always keep the drag link parallel to and the same length as the rods/bones etc. You can get away with a lot on a car with 3" max suspension travel that you can't in other applications. Good luck, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
     
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  15. falcongeorge
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    @thunderbirdesq when you built the 4 bar, did you use Model A tie rods? Also what steering box did you use?
     
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  16. falcongeorge
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    Found the steering box info on your build thread.
     
  17. thunderbirdesq
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    @falcongeorge they are early v8 tie rods that accept a modern type rod end.
     
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