Started on Jan. 7 by dennisg

1924 Vintage Race Cars chevrolet speedster

I had so many parts left over from building my 1934 vintage race car that I decided to use the parts to build another car and perhaps my wife would not notice that I’d bought too much. what I had to start out with: 2 engines 5 transmissions 1 drive shaft 3 bell housings 1 clutch, pressure plate and flywheel 6 goofy old shock absorbers 2 steering mechanisms 3 radiators 7 seats 6 tires 11 wheels some instruments and considerable patience

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Jan. 10
gas tank

this is an early model T gas tank. Later ones were oval shaped. It is …

Jan. 07
clutch pedal and linkage

I find cable clutches much easier to set up than the originals and they do …

Jan. 07
engine installed

after 9 months, I have its engine installed. You can see the radiator shroud (or …

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dennisg
Jan. 7, 2015, 11:42 a.m.

using an original frame allows one to register the car as the car which donated the frame so a friend said look at the frame for sale. It was horribly rusted with rust going halfway through the metal. It was unusable for anything more than a pattern. So, after determined its identity as a 1925 chevrolet, I discarded everything but the two frame rails and built a frame inside the original frame (see the first 5 photos)

dennisg
Jan. 7, 2015, 11:53 a.m.

I visited swapmeets for a year and finally found 4 springs which fit, they were even in passable condition. An 8" ford rear axle and a 56 ford pickup axle were added. Then I measured the radiators that I had and molded a nose [see photo) that I liked. I made crosspieces to support the engine and transmission assembly. and had a driveshaft made up. I made up a workable clutch linkage and am doing brakes today.

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