Last updated on February 2, 2022
Today’s car is a 1926 Ford Speedster that is finished in Black with a Red interior. It has that great original Brass Era look. I saw this car at Annual Horseless Carriage Show in Arcadia, CA. It is powered by a 176.7 cu in, 2.9 L. in line 4 cylinder, with a winfield head, intake manifold, and single-bbl carburetor, producing, I am sure, more than the original 20 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 3 speed manual planetary transmission, but one of the speeds is reverse, and It delivers that power to the rear wheels through 3.36 to 1 gear ratio. Helping slow this baby down are what appears to be larger rear drum mechanical brakes while the originals brake pedal stopped the transmission from turning. The front suspension a solid axle with semi-elliptical leaf spring and rear semi-elliptical leaf spring. The shock absorber system looks adjustable, but I could not identify it. The car looks to have a 6 volt alternator and other unique modifications. Check out the trick sliding sleeve steering wheel! OMG.
What a great looking speedster. It is quite peppy and looks like a lot of fun to drive.. This Model T Speedster is sure to win fans every time it’s on the road and at car gatherings. Thanks for riding along. Frank