This next car is such a radical blast from the past, but with some late modelish stuff inside. It looks like it was built in the era before microchips, but it is powered by an Oldsmobile Quad 4 motor in the legendary W41 configuration borrowed from a Olds Cutlass Calais or Achieva SCX. The original fuel injection has been replaced with a set of Weber carbs attached to a Hutton intake manifold. This screams “old school” from a time when school didn’t have screens or keyboards and I love it! Find this 1923 Ford Model T Track Roadster offered for $22,500 in Hansville, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: grey
title status: clean
1923 Model T Ford Track Roadster. Chassis and running gear designed and built by Jerry Day, owner of Ram Race Cars.
Jerry started this car intending to have a street legal hot rod reminiscent of the track roadsters raced in the late 40’s and early 50’s. The owner bought the project and it now is licensed for street use. It has 700+miles and is sorted out mechanically. Powered by a 1991 Oldsmobile Quad motor from Manta Motors and is a new motor from them-not a rebuild.This the W41 version rated at 190HP at 6400 RPM. Manta furnished the Hutton intake manifold and transmission adapter for the Borg Warner 5 speed transmission. It has dual 45 DCOE Weber carburetors. The headers include a 30″ glass pack muffler and was designed and built by Jerry. Ignition is an Electromotive Inc. HPV-1. Rear end specialist Scribner Welding of Kent, Wa built the narrowed 9″ Ford positraction 4:11 rear end. Brakes are 4 wheel disc with JFZ calipers and Wilwood master cylinder and proportioning valve. Wheels are vintage Halibrand magnesium and along with the Firestone ribbed front tires were raced on Jerry’s #76 sprint car in the early 70’s. The aluminum radiator was built by Ron Davis Racing Products specifically for this car. Gauges are Auto Meter Pro Comp. Interior by Stitches Custom Upholstery (Tony Miller).
This traditional appearing Track Roadster includes several rare vintage parts. Modern technology to improve performance and reliability are consistent with the original concept for this project. The project is not finished but is road worthy and ready for the next owner to finish to their individual style.
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