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IT LIVES...

Post by Rob Patterson » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:50 pm

17 years ago I decided that if ever I started down the track of building/restoring another old car, it'd be a Speedster.
8 or 9 years ago, my wife and I did start down that path. All I had was a Stromberg OF and an idea. I bought bits n pieces from all over the world, some from folk who frequent this forum. Anyway, my version of Frankenstein's Monster is now registered on the road and IT LIVES. I hope you like it.
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


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Post by wayne sheldon » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:02 am

Wonderful! Just wonderful!

(I doubt I will ever forget that radiator's long tale!)

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Post by RustyFords » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:18 am

Very nice.
1924 Touring

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Post by John E. Guitar » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:59 am

That looks great!

Are you taking it to Goulburn swap meet on the weekend?

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Re: IT LIVES...

Post by Rob Patterson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:17 am

John E. Guitar wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:59 am
Are you taking it to Goulburn swap meet on the weekend?
Why, Do you want a good deal on it John ?
No, sorry, I'm not going. Several of my friends are going though, none of which are T-ers.

But seriously, it needs some fiddling with, sorting out and several runs before I can gain enough confidence to take her on a trip that long. Oh...and some accessory brakes for the trip back down the Clyde.

Enjoy Goulburn,
Rob
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Post by Aussie16 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:30 am

An absolute credit to you Rob. A delightful looking speedster. There is still hope for me yet. I have have had several failed speedster build attempts and have owned items such as Rajo's, wire wheels and Warfords! Work,family and funds get it the way but one day, that perfect spare block I have stashed away will eventually turn into a speedster. Might have made a start again as I am hoping to get some wire wheels over the Easter break. Are you taking a T to the National Rally at Maryborough? Would love to see the speedster there.


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Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:41 am

Hats Off Rob!

Sure does look sweet. See what happens with one part, pixie dust, and a full moon. Be careful, they breed. LOL!

All the Best,

Hank from Up Yonder


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Post by Ron Horton » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:49 am

Beautiful car Rob. Thanks again for the pictures of your speedster seats. I’ve gone a different direction, but have made progress on mine.

Cheers,

Ron
I can’t tell if I’m handling life well these days or I just don’t give a sheet anymore :D :D

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:34 am

I love it !! Nice work !!
Looks fast just sitting still 8-)

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Post by Kaiser » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:16 pm

A poor man's Stutz, beautiful !!!
When in trouble, do not fear, blame the second engineer ! 8-)
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Post by Rob Patterson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:39 pm

There is not much in life that is more satisfying than having positive comments from people with the same interests as you.......from your peers.
So to you who have made those comments, "Thank You"....they are very much appreciated.
Cheers,
Rob
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Post by John kuehn » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:56 pm

Wow that is very nice and sharp!
Neat color combination. I have to ask if the wheels are 26-27 T wire or 28-29 A wire wheels.
I’m thinking 28-29A. But could be wrong!

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Post by Rob Patterson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:14 pm

John kuehn wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Wow that is very nice and sharp!
Neat color combination. I have to ask if the wheels are 26-27 T wire or 28-29 A wire wheels.
I’m thinking 28-29A. But could be wrong!
You're right John... early Model "A" wheels. They were just a fraction of the price of T wires here and much easier to find too. (Thanks to Allan Bennett)
I used adapters made by your fellow Texan, John Stoltz, of Model T Ranch.
Thanks for the compliments.
Cheers,
Rob
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Post by John E. Guitar » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:02 pm

That's a shame you won't be at Goulburn. I'm curious to find out how your Ricardo Waukesha head is going. I have one but have not tried it out yet.

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Post by Duey_C » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:37 pm

Oh! THAT radiator! I remember!
Gorgeous speedster!
Since I lost my mind mind, I feel more liberated

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Post by 22centerdoor » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 pm

Good on ya, mate! Great looking speedster!!!

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Post by Rob Patterson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:01 am

I doubt I will ever forget that radiator's long tale! Wayne Sheldon
Oh! THAT radiator! I remember! Duey_C


For those of you wondering about the Radiator comments.....its a long story but I'll try to be concise with my explanation.
I bought the Radiator through Chaffins who sent it to me (at my request) through USPS, because I had never had any problems with the service.
USPS decided to sub-contract the shipment through FedEx.
About 10 days later the FedEx guy showed up with the right coinsignment number, but the wrong package. The package he tried to unload on me was addressed to someone in Manly NSW. I live in Moruya NSW.
I reported it missing to FedEx who, after a few more days, started an investigation that went on for a couple of months with NO sign of the Radiator.
A few days after FedEx had decided to pay-up, I noticed a blip on their tracking system saying that my consignment number was in a warehouse about 5 hours away. I reported it to FedEx who recommenced their investigations and double checked my shipping address and my full name etc and a few days later the Radiator showed up.
It turns out that because they had mixed up the consignments, it was easier for them just to return it to sender. But it never got back to Chaffins either. A FedEx guy in LA saw that it had an Australian address, and re-shipped it. It arrived about 3 months late, from memory.
So the radiator you see on this car is very widely travelled, having been across the Pacific 3 times.
Now you know,
Cheers,
Rob
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Post by John Warren » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:06 am

Funny but not so funny, anyhow it finally found a wonderful home. Absolutely a fabulous looking speedster. I'm assuming I will see it some day?? on a speedster run?? Thanks for sharing. jw
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Post by Shane Lach » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:38 am

Well done! I cant wait for the day I get to feel the feeling of mine being complete like yours.

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Post by BobD » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:47 am

Very nicely done. It flows aesthetically and just looks “right”. 👍

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Post by Rob Patterson » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:00 am

22centerdoor wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Good on ya, mate! Great looking speedster!!!
Thanks David.
Good to hear from you.
Have you still got that super fast, worked over Center door? I'd reckon it'd be a whole lot faster than this so called "Speedster", even with its "go faster" bits.

To everyone else who answered with all the kind words. "Thank You".
I have no mechanical qualifications at all. My trade is (pre digital) photography and I consider myself something of a dinosaur. So you might now be able to understand just how much your compliments are very much appreciated.
Thanks again.

Cheers,
Rob
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Post by 22centerdoor » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:26 pm

Yep, I'm still roaring around the country roads in southern Wisconsin! The back roads here are paved and have little or no traffic - except for occasional farm implement! So, I really enjoy driving around the area.

I decided to redo the paint/upholstery after having all the mechanicals redone. Below is a link on my the latest progress. Today I began compounding the fenders. I got a little too aggressive and sanded through to primer in a couple of spots!! No drama. With lacquer I can easily touch these spots up and resume compounding the next day!

Looks like you are having fun down in NSW. Have a VB on me!!!

Ta,

Dave


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Post by Rob Patterson » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:55 pm

Looks like you are having fun down in NSW. Have a VB on me!!!

Just one?

Cheers,
Rob
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Post by Allan » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:27 am

Rob, I am in trouble! I showed Nancy your photos, and she wants the wheels back. You can leave the car attached she said. Well done. She looks a treat.

Allan from down under.


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Post by Mike Royster » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:02 pm

I like everything about it. Good color scheme, nice lines. I'd be proud to own it. Well done!

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