Entire collection of pre-Model T Ford alphabet cars transferred to Piquette Plant museum – Daniel Strohl

Early Fords move to the Piquette Plant museum

As part of the continued development of the old Ford Piquette Plant into a museum the entire collection of  letter number pre-Model T Fords are being moved in and put on display once they have been prepared . The collection belongs to Larry Porter and is known as the Alphabet Ford Collection and will be on loan for 5 years.

Read the rest of the article from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

Photo courtesy AACA Museum.

Hemmings Find of the Day – Jack Hagemann Jr 1925 Ford Roadster – Daniel Strohl

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1925 Ford roadster

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1925 Ford roadster

Raw aluminum Hagemann-built 1925 Ford boattail roadster for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:

On sale here for just $127500!

“Raw and Beautiful, truly a functional work of art and superior craftsmanship! This all aluminum bodied Boat-Tail Speedster Roadster was professionally hand built and currently owned by Jack Hagemann Jr, who is well known for his legendary metal fabrication skills & hand formed components that can be found on countless award winning show & race cars. Jack is a true master of the Hot Rod Industry and 1991 Grand National Roadster Show “GNRS” Hall of Fame Inductee. Own and drive a piece of history, 1 of 1 from the pavement up and the perfect addition to any collection, no disappointments…

Equipment

Body/Exterior: One-off hand formed design, 0.063″ 3003 H14 aluminum alloy, track T style nose & grill assembly, tight fit rolled edge fenders, one piece hood & removable vented hood-sides, side interior air vents, custom curved windshield, one piece removable rear boat-tail section, roll over rear safety hoop & nerf bar, formed headlamp buckets, recessed LED rear lighting & 3rd brake lamps, track style rolled underbelly w/airflow venting and PS Engineering alloy wheels w/Trigon pin-drive hubs…

 

Chassis/Suspension/Braking: Hand fabricated Hagemann chassis/frame/suspension (58.5″ front-track, 57″ rear-track & 102.5″ wheelbase) 1.5″ 0.126 mild steel tube w/torsional cross-member structure components, hand built chromoly A arms & suspension components, MPD parallel front torsion bars, Woodward NASCAR rack & pinion steering, QA1 front forward center shocks, rear triangulated four bar suspension & MPD cross-torsion bars, QA1 rear shocks and Attebury 4 wheel Disc brakes…

 

Engine/Power-Train: Ford Racing GT-40 302 cubic inch 320HP crate engine, aluminum cylinder heads, aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold & 4bbl carburetor, MSD Pro Distributor & ignition, hand fabricated ceramic coated headers & side exhaust, Griffin aluminum radiator w/electric cooling fan, Tremec 5 speed transmission, performance clutch assembly & Tilton hydraulic master cylinder and narrowed Ford 8″ rear differential (3:55 ratio)…

 

Interior & Related: Hand crafted aluminum alloy interior & bucket racing seats, Sid Chavers tan leather seat upholstery w/perforated center sections & wool carpet, aircraft style dash assembly w/push button start, Ford Racing instrumentation, one-off steering column, interior side & floor passenger airflow, racing lap seat belts and custom behind seat storage/access…”

 

Hemmings Find of the Day - 1925 Ford roadster

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1925 Ford roadster

Hemmings Find of the Day - 1925 Ford roadster

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1925 Ford roadster

Hemmings Find of the Day - 1925 Ford roadster

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1925 Ford roadster

Did Henry Design the Model T as a Multi Fuel Vehicle? – Hemming’s Daniel Strohl

Interesting article from Daniel Strohl at Hemming’s.

Fact Check: Henry Ford didn’t design the Model T as a multi-fuel vehicle

Fact Check: Henry Ford didn’t design the Model T as a multi-fuel vehicle

Was the Model T designed to run on Multi Fuels?

Read on here

 

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run – Daniel Strohl, Hemmings

Great Hudson story from Daniel featured in Hemmings some years ago.

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run

The story highlights the trouble that manufacturers took to demonstrate the toughness and reliability of the their product to the general public.

This is how Hudson did it in 1934!

Read on

Reborn Checker production expected to begin in 2018 – Daniel Strohl, Hemmings

The legendary Checker Motor Cars are set to go back into production in 2018, Checker produced vehicles between 1922 and 1982.

Checker Cab

Checker Cab

 

The range will consist of a pickup

Checker Pickup

Checker Pickup

and a 12 passenger six door sedan

Checker Six door sedan

Checker Six door sedan

You can read more at Hemmings

 

Racing bans, ethanol increases, and more: the biggest old car news stories of 2016 – Daniel Strohl Hemmings

Hemmings

2016 Year in Review

A compilation of some of the significant classic car stories in from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

1. Ethanol-blended fuel amounts continue to rise.

2. Racing returns to Bonneville, though the salt depletion continues.

3. AACA and AACA Museum break off merger talks

4. SEMA battles EPA over motorsports

5. Auction records continue to fall.

6. Museums large and small close around the world.

These topics plus many others, can be found here

 

Yanks at Blackbushe 1964

From Daniel Strohl  Hemmings blog

Great old British Pathe film of the American Drag Racing Team on tour in the UK circa 1964.

Racing from Blackbushe Airport which is very near where I live and sadly no longer hosts the drags 😦

Preservation effort begins for Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum’s Auburn administration building – Daniel Strohl Hemmings

We visited the wonderful ACD museum a few years ago and I’m very pleased to see that the restoration effort is still going on, read Daniel’s article here

ACD Museum Auburn Indiana

ACD Museum Auburn Indiana

Who knows what happened to the third Edsel Ford speedster? (Daniel Strohl Hemmings)

Who knows what happened to Edsel Ford’s third speedster?

1935 Special Sports – the one that seemingly nobody has seen in more than six decades.

Article from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

Who knows what happened to the third Edsel Ford speedster? Who knows what happened to the third Edsel Ford speedster?