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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:54 am 
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I'll probably be a bit quiet on these pages for a while, again.
Today I received a phone call that I've been waiting on for nearly 18 months.
It was my vintage car specialist Panel & Paint guy, David, telling me he's ready to fit up the bodywork on my 1915 T Ford Speedster.
Rather than it being a restoration, I've been building this car from bits and pieces, on and off over the past 7 years and this is the last stage of the build.
I figured you might be interested in seeing the project as it is now and as it should look when finished.
Apart from the colour and the wheels, the first pic is close to how this should look when finished. Mine will be Cream where its Maroon and the seat leather will be red. The last 2 images are the car now, waiting to go to Daves workshop which I might add is about 200kms away.
I told you it was WAY Off Topic....but I thought some of you might like to see some photos.
I'm sure most of us have interests other than Dolly's.
Cheers,
Rob
PS: A stock Model T engine in good order will put out 20hp. Theoretically, this one will put out about 45.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:33 am 
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Rob, it is fine to post in this section about non-Dolomite cars. We have the "dark place" for the more controversial topics.

It is looking good so far. Will you have any problems getting "rego"? I know the rules are different to the UK.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:29 am 
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Will you have any problems getting "rego"? I know the rules are different to the UK.
Because all the parts used in this build are either genuine Model T Ford, genuine era correct performance parts, or reproductions of both, the thing "should" qualify for the Historic Registration Scheme here in NSW.
The oldest part on it is the front spring dating to 1912 and the newest are the wheels, at 1928. Everything else is between those two dates and the body style is "around" 1915.

About 15 years ago I restored a 1921 Model T that has been in our family since 1964. It was during that restoration that I fell for and realised I could build, a model T Speedster.
So this project is the end product of a dream, I suppose. I've attached a photo of our other T. A long-ish but humorous story goes with the car. Maybe, another time, I'll post it here.
Rob


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"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it". HENRY FORD
1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Dolomite SPRINT (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:10 am 
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The pictures are mesmerisingly beautiful.

The simplicity of design.

Nice, :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:10 am 
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Very nice Rob keep it updated here please :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 6:50 am 
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Today we loaded up and took Evangeline inland to the panel shop.
This is no ordinary panel & paint business. Two brothers have been working side by side for decades and lots of their work has gone on to win concourse trophys. Their business is not in town but rather out in the country in a small-ish, well equipped shed behind a farmhouse........but not too far from Canberra.
Evangeline's in good company with an XK120 Jag Coupe, an MGB-GT and a '34 Dodge.
The mud-guards/fenders/wings, hood/bonnet, running boards seats etc; are in those cartons beside the girl.
Cheers,
Rob


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"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it". HENRY FORD
1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Dolomite SPRINT (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 5:35 pm 
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Oooh, this is shaping up nicely, can't wait for more photo's. :)


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