The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wit's end garage, Mar 23, 2011.
There has been alot of request for pics of this ol' girl. So enjoy.
Pretty car...I hope not so pretty you will be afraid to run it.
Very nice. There are some neat little details in that car. What's the story on it? Did you restore it?
WOW. Thanks for sharing-what a great car! The level of detail in the photos is really nice too.
Neat neat neat! did you ever solve your wheel manufacture question?
Great to see you here (as well as MTFCA)- Welcome to the HAMB and have fun running at the Miller Meet!!!
Now THAT is hot! That Koukol head is impressive.....I want one for my T roadster!
With that SOHC head, Aux. O.D. and the twin downdraft Winfield "SR"s...I bet that thing goes like hell Looks like fun!
The early small drum rear axle and pre-1915 aluminum hogshead are also a nice touch.
Any Race History?
Thanks for all the compliments. Yes it has race history. It ran in the midwest to advertise Koukol's speed equipment. He was a racer and a mechanic in the Chicago area. He wanted his car to place high in hopes to get work on other cars. This car ran until the model A sprint cars took over. It is reported that Mauri Rose (indy driver) raced the car a few times. It is a heavly modified T block with a RAJO BBR head and a overhead cam conversion. The original high side clutch pack is used as the main clutch and then there is a 3 speed trans mounted to the back of the stock trans housing. This thing runs like no other T I've ever been in. Scary fast!!!
thanks, I am much closer to getting it all figured out.
Plan on running it at the Miller Meet in July.
Hey! I see AN plumbing! I see jet nuts! What kind of fake is this?
(I hope you hear the giant in that...it's a nice piece of work and a runner needs to be durable and safe.)
Bitchin!! cant wait to see some pics of it at the miller meet!
I see it now! I didn't recognize the head as a RAJO BBR at first. What Aux. O.D. are you running?...it looks to be an old Muncie or Jumbo "Giant" accessory unit. What rear end gearing are you running: 3:1, 3.25:1 3.63:1 (stock), 4:1 or the really rare 2.77:1 ratio?
...I have the feeling "Scary Fast" is a bit of an understatement!
Nice car and great detail. I may have missed other post on this car but could you educate us on that engine?? More details about the head please. And also that crank looks "different" and also those tubular connecting rods? How does the oiling system work that you have oil being fed directly to the main caps??
But great detail overall, wonderful job!!
It looks like a Willes St. Clair crank with some add on counterweights;Is that what I'm seeing?
Can you post some more pics of the front and rear suspension? Thanks.
Nice restoration! I remember seeing it in the Harrah Collection auction catalog, I think Doc Pruden won it. He may have started the rebuild, but I lost track of it after that. Thanks for posting the photos.
What wheel is that?
There was athread the other day where he was trying to identify the manufacturer of the drive assemblies on the wheels of this car. I was just curious...
Sure look like dental drive Dayton wire wheels to me, with the early style knockoffs caps.
Stuff to dream about!
Yes it's a crankshaft out of a Wills St. Clair V8
yes... they are #10 Dayton Dental Drive wheels and hubs.
How often do FNG's show up here with such badass cars that arent projects????
Here are those pics of the suspension
Great car thanks for posting. Where else but the HAMB do you find this kind of stuff.Have you heard this yet " My grandpa had a '26 T just like that 'cept his was black and a four door..." ?
Thanks for the suspension pics.
I have a couple of T axles with a dip but have never seen one like that, straight without the standard flairing and taper. Do you know what year or model?
Sorry... i'm not sure what year it's from. It's different from my 1922 T.
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