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Check Out This 1927 Ford Model T Streetrod My Dad Built!

Hey fellow DPers! It's good to be back online after a couple weeks without internet! I have SO much to tell, but the purpose of this thread is to share a streetrod project out of my Dad's shop. I think you'll like it!

I grew up around old cars. My dad has been buying, selling, and trading old classic cars for close to 40 years. He has traveled all over the country picking up old cars, and he's got a pretty neat collection of project cars gathering dust in his 9000sf metal building that I'll be cleaning out, inventorying, and posting online in the coming months as soon as I can get my living quarters up to par.

Here's a sneak peak into my new hangout! Would you leave the city for this place?! I just did! More on that in my next post!

I'm going to try to post new streetrod projects regularly along with other really cool things from inside my Dad's shop that any fan of hot rods or of "American Pickers" (though I don't watch TV) would enjoy. I know there are a lot of old timers here and others who will appreciate these kinds of posts! Enjoy!

This truck is titled as a 1927 Ford model T. It is originally from Kansas. It has an S-10 motor, transmission, and rear end. The front tube axle and disk brakes are new from Speedway Motors. It has a new aluminum radiator, new headlights, new tires, and wheels. The upholstery has been redone. The bed is original with new wood. It has been sitting in our shop for about two years gathering dust!

Stay tuned for the next project! Hopefully in a few months, I'll have the place looking completely different!

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golden rule #1

never, never, never put a chevy in a ford. :D

it is wicked nonetheless.

***edit***
upon closer examination, i answered my own question.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

You made the move!

Congratulations and best of luck!

Btw, in your earlier post you mentioned about maybe homesteading. In terms of agriculture, maybe you're already familiar with this, but it's new to me thanks to js290: Restorative Agriculture. It's AMAZING. Working *with* the natural environment, you get your farm started and then... it sort of maintains itself. I'm not in a position to be involved with something like this (at least at the present), but this is definitely the way of the future: http://www.dailypaul.com/302818/mexico-bans-gmo-corn-effecti...
I'm currently in the middle of watching this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6b7zJ-hx_c#t=575

P.S. The cars are nice, too. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

ultra

cool!

I love old cars. Thanks for posting. :)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Glad you are making the move

Glad to hear you are making the move to the property you showed us in a previous post.

Thanks for keeping us posted. And welcome to the southern section of south-central Texas! As if the move from Austin is soooo far away! ;-)

I'm a carnut myself & I envy your new "hangout"..that would be

a virtual playpen for me.

Wonderful!!

Model B

Crower crank and rods, Ross pistons.

Thanks for the posting help

What're you putting that in?

Did you do the overhaul yourself?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Go down to the post entitled

Go down to the post entitled "Broke record at Bonneville by 21 mph" for more info.

I think my Dad removed...

...the picture files from DropBox that I was linking to! :/ I'll try to repost them again later.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

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How do you post a pic here?

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My classic beauty is for sale...unfortunately. :-(



I don't want to, but I have to.

Just a few short years ago, I was fairly well off.
Not wealthy, but not poor.
The economy has changed all that.
Now my wife and I still have the same income...
but the outgo has doubled. Food, fuel, taxes, HO insurance; you name it.

I had some nice "toys" I worked hard for and maintained for many years.
Nice fly bridge sedan boat, wave runner, 37' motor home, a few classic cars.
They are all gone now except my baby...I've had her for 17 years...
1966 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. GM White/Red Leather. 429cu. Every option!

I was very ill a few years ago. Hospitalized and damn near dead!
The disease left me with my teeth rotting and crumbling.
As a lead singer/entertainer this is a major problem.
I am in constant pain with recurring infections.
It's getting very hard to eat, speak and even breath as the crumbling teeth irritate and swell my tongue.
I take pain pills and cover my teeth with wax for performances.
That won't be enough soon.

Even speaking at the GOP meetings is hard to do without having spittle shooting out of my mouth.
(I am a Proud Ron/Rand Liberty Committeeman, wife too!)

The VA will not help, it is not service connected.
I have no savings anymore.
I have exellent credit, Beacon score is 814! That's right 814!!! The wife too!
Because we do not over extend ourselves. Ever.
Charging the dental work(what's left has to go) is not feasible.
We simply cannot pay any more. We are tapped and strapped!

So, my baby needs a new home and I need (sigh) dentures.
You know you're getting old when you put your teeth in a glass at night!

The last year for rear wheel drive Eldorados, they only made 2500.
Each one was fully loaded with all options, all we're convertibles with factory air.

She needs a good home with someone who can take care of her.
I'm asking 16k.
OR...
If anyone knows of a charitable Liberty minded dentist/oral surgeon that might be able to help...
Anywhere in the US, I will travel any distance.
I need 26 teeth pulled. Some will be complicated.
I know a Liberty minded denture maker and he will make my dentures for 100 FRN's.

Charity.
You have to understand how hard it is for me to ask for or accept charity.
I was raised in a housing project on welfare and food stamps.
At 17. I left the ghetto and never looked back.
My entire life, charity is something I give, not receive.

Wait...oh...no...cr@p...
So this is what "highjacking" a thread means! Doh!

What I meant to post before my mind wandered~

Hey Rob! Where's the R3VOLution Car Badge?!?!
Awesome ride! Can you post a video? I gotta hear the engine!

Exercise Liberty...and craftsmanship.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

cars and teeth

On your teeth, you may want to check with a dental school. From what I have heard if you pay for the materials they do the work for free. If it works out you may be able to keep your car.
I feel for anyone having to sell their old friend. They represent a lot of time and money. My wife and I go to some of the local car shows. It's all American fun ! Nice people and good music, and some real nice cars.
The folks over at Vega World put up a photo of my Hot Rod,1971 Motion Vega. Its about mid way down the page. You cant miss it. Its candy red with wheel flairs , side pipes, and some big fat tires! White block building behind it.

http://www.vega-world.com/

Tin Pan Miner

Wow! Nice Vega!



I had a 73 kamback wagon.
I remember when sitting in it looking out over the hood, it resembled a Camaro.
Then I see your Vega with the Z28 emblem! Nice!

That's not a Vega...that's a Super Vega!

We have a dental assistant college class here but they only offer discounted cleanings.
Thank you so much for your concern and for sharing your sweet ride!
Micheal said to bring our interest here!
It seems a lot of us here are interested in sucking gas and hauling ass!

Is THIS your ride?!?!

Exercise Liberty...and the accelerator!


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Thats mt Baby !

Thats mt Baby ! It was a basket case from Las Vegas when I got it. It has a 1970 350 4 bolt with cast iron double hump heads, a built 700r4 overdrive trans into a 3:54 Dana 60 rear, round tube chassis with a cage.
It took 3 years to build.

Its fun to drive and the funny thing is , a lot of younger people dont know what it is. Most Vegas are long gone. At most of the car shows I have the only one.
Thanks for posting the photo!

Tin Pan

"It's fun to drive". Tin Pans' Super Vega!



Yeah! I'll bet it is!!!
And it would give a V8 Monza a run for the money!

I can relate to being the "Lonely Only" at car shows!
I see a few 64-66 Coupe DeVilles, but the Eldos (specially 1966) are very rare.
Production number was only 2500.
Not very many left!

Yes, I just had to put your cars photo up here!
Need to share that beauty with everyone!

Awesome job! Nice paint! Vroom Vroom!

Exercise Liberty...on the open road!


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

GORGEOUS! Stunningly GORGEOUS!

Love the O.G. 'American land yachts'!!!

I know no distant words would can be a comfort, so I won't even pretend to understand even based on your public description, how your past days have been for you, recently.

That said, have you considered a KickStarter or Indie GoGo project and put that beauty up for auction?

If you're up for it, I'm almost certain that you maybe able to take care of your personal medical situation with that beauty, along with a sincere heartfelt plea.

Prayers be with you, and good luck. Hope it all works out, brother!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Distant words...from my Brother AnCapMercenary.



Yes, it's a Land Yacht! 19' 8" !!!
Barely fits in the garage!
Passes everything but a gas station!

As a subscriber to your threads, your words do comfort me.
It comforts me to know that you are out there somewhere, fighting for Liberty.

It comforts me to know that I am not alone in my views.
You are not a stranger, you are my Brother in Liberty.

I sold the "Eldosaurus" once on eBay...
The guy put down a 500FRN deposit, then changed his mind!
I contacted him to return his deposit and he said keep it!
eBay policy on real estate and vehicles states deposits are non refundable,
and bids are non binding for those categories.
I did not know that and insisted I return his deposit.
He said no, keep it for your troubles! So I did!
I had no choice, he would not give me an address to return it to!

Most folks on eBay were trying to lowball me at 6-7k.
Not gonna happen! :-)

I thought Kickstarter was for projects/business.
I thought Indie Go Go was a strip club!!! :-)

I will check into both of those.
Thank you Brother!

Exercise Liberty...and distant friendship.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Thank You.

Truly, prayers, and much great luck in those crowd-funding endeavors, if you choose to do so!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Broke Bonneville Record by 21 mph!

I thought this might interest some of you...

I did the machine work on a Flathead Model B block that went 181 mph at Bonneville in a Lakester last September.

Greg (not me) had a custom girdle made that would support the crank and cam with five bearings instead of the stock three. I align bored the mains for insert bearings and bored the cam bores big enough to allow almost .500 lift on the cam. I had to make special tooling to make sure the crank to cam distance was within + or - .001. because of the gear drive. Did a lot of other work too.

I tried to post pictures but they didn't work, what do I have to do to post pictures from a digital camera?

This is Greg's website, he hasn't updated it yet for this year but there are some pics of the car.

http://415disturbingdapeace.com/

Neat!

Thanks for sharing! I'll check it out.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

www.RevolutionCarBadges.com
www.NonNetwork.com

Very cool!

Very cool to have been the machinist involved in a project such as that!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

What?

No car badges???

Heh!

My Dad would probably have a heart attack, but not sure if it would be because I tagged his car or because it's too Republican and not Democrat enough! :/

I'm working on him, have been for a long time.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

www.RevolutionCarBadges.com
www.NonNetwork.com

lol

Maybe you better send him one. Just to make sure ;-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Good to see you bringing your interests here.

Personally, I like the Model A in the pics next to it. Is that a '30??? Did he stick a v8 Ford in it, or go the 350 route?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Nah...

Yeah, it's a '30 Model A. The motor is a 307 from an old '67 pickup that used to do 16 seconds in the quarter mile.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

www.RevolutionCarBadges.com
www.NonNetwork.com