F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

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F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:17 pm

I have decided that it's time for me to pass on the ownership of this really spectacular Model T! If you can find one with this degree of detail, I'd sure like to see it. If you are a purest you might as well stop looking right here cause this car has left that realm an long time ago. Want a show car? This is it! want a driver? this is it! Want to just sit and look at it? This is it! How does it drive? Like a dream! How does it stop? As fast as you want! Shifting? Easy peazy! This car is EYE CANDY personified.
I'm Asking $27,000.00 but will entertain reasonable offers. I have lots of literature/receipts etc; all come with the car

I'm also listing it on Craigs list and may put it on "Bring A Trailer" https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/eug ... 05114.html

Some of the cars attributes:

 1913 Ford Model “T” Speedster

 Correct '13 crank and handle, rebuilt w/ new shaft

 "More Drop" dropped front axle with 26-7 re built spindles and modern tube shocks

 Reversed eye main leaf on tapered leaf front axle. Teflon inserts in leaves

 Motorcycle front disc brakes with magnetic discs for digital speedometer

 Braided stainless brake lines from frame to brakes front & rear
 Custom double wishbone with new 1.25" ball and axle/shock brackets

 Mae West type shackles drilled for grease Lubrication

 Tie rod and drag link have modern ball type rod ends.

 Steering box, rebuilt Vega

 Early style front engine/spring mount w/ new U bolts

 Brassworks radiator with fittings for temp. gauge & electric fan probes

 under hood fill & overflow tank
 Electric fan, activates at 180 degrees with preset temp or hot switch mounted under dash



 Z High compression head (6 to 1 compression ratio and extra water capacity, adds approximately 7 HP).

 Foot feed accelerator.

 Turn signals with actuator switch in seat riser

 Ruckstell 2 speed rear end

 Leather upholstery.

 Four-wheel disc brakes,

 Seat gas tank and trunk movable fore and aft (all as one unit).

 Vega steering

 Light in the "trunk"

 Throttle cables accommodate foot and hand throttles.

 12 volt Alternater

 Fuel pressure Gage

 Water temp gauge

 Speedometer

 Tachometer.

 Voltmeter

 Note air filter

 Brass radiator

 Brass E&J headlights converted to Halogen.

 Brass E&J kerosene side and rear lights converted to LED.

 Brass Piriell horn and hose

 Custom oak wood dash and turtle deck

 New canvas top and straps

 Dual exhaust manifold connected to dual straight pipes

 Seat belts.

 Alternator.

 Modern carburetor

 Dual tail lights

 New White wall tires

 24” Brass fire extinguisher

 Brass fire bell

 Brass step plate

 Spare tire cover



ENGINE # 14-420-695 October 1926
 Aluminum Z head
 Bored .030 over and decked .010
 All new babbit by Mike Riechter
 Aluminum pistons
 Rods straightened re-babbited and
 balanced, with oil dips
 Late crankshaft reground & balanced to lightened flywheel with new ring gear and heavy duty oil slingers
 Stipe .280 cam with all new cam bearings
 Dan McEachern timing gears, bronze cam gear
 Stainless valves with hardened seats,
 new valve springs
 new adjustable tappets .015" over
 Texas T water pump
 Electric fan, activates at 180 degrees with preset temp or hot switch mounted under dash

 Billet aluminum crank and water pump pulleys with micro grove belt

 Texas T alternator, 12volt

 Texas T distributor with Pertronics electronic ignition conversion.

 Aluminum High volume intake manifold

 Modern Texas “T” carburetor and K&N air filter
 Chaffins Cast iron Dual exhaust
 Manifold with dual pipes to rear of car
 Completely rebuilt and balanced transmission with:
 Turbo 400 clutch using custom hub to fit to stock turbo discs From Lang's
 Heavy duty clutch spring and new brake drum lug shoes
 new large discs
 3 to 1 rear end gearing
 "Completely new" Ruckstell Axle Kit including early style shifter body and new shift handle and linkage.

Call Rod 541 345 36hundred

$27,000.00 OBO DRIVE IT HOME
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13 Model T Speedster
28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird


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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:18 pm

more photos
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28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird


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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:20 pm

and even more
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28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird


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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:22 pm

yup some more
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13 Model T Speedster
28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird


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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:25 pm

and some more
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13 Model T Speedster
28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird


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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:28 pm

and still some more
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13 Model T Speedster
28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird


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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:33 pm

and finally (for now):
13 Model T Speedster
28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird

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FIRE CHIEF SPEEDSTER. LOOK GOOD IN MTFCA MUSEUM

Post by Novice » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:44 pm

Fantastic Car. Would be a GREAT addition to the MTFCA Museum. at $100.00 a pop 270 contributors could make it happen.
Count Me in. If not call Jay Leno. Car needs to be preserved.

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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Quickm007 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:14 pm

Rod, very nice Chief speedster. I love your tires, what dimension are they? And where did you buy them? I'm looking for 4 tires like that for my 1914 speedster. Hope your car will find good home.
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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:47 pm

Mario,
The tires are BF Goodrich "Silvertown" 440/450 x 21 4ply on split rim wheels. Got the tires from "Coker" tire co.
Thanks for the kind words, hard to sell this one, but time to move on.

Rod
13 Model T Speedster
28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird


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Re: FIRE CHIEF SPEEDSTER. LOOK GOOD IN MTFCA MUSEUM

Post by Loftbed » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:56 pm

Novice wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:44 pm
Fantastic Car. Would be a GREAT addition to the MTFCA Museum. at $100.00 a pop 270 contributors could make it happen.
Count Me in. If not call Jay Leno. Car needs to be preserved.

Jim, great idea, I'll lower the price by $1000.00. Now we just need 259 more contributors. :)
13 Model T Speedster
28 Buick 24 "Sport Roadster"
30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird

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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Quickm007 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:57 pm

Thank you Rod, tires I'm looking for are 30X3.5, I thought no suppliers making them with white wall anymore unfortunately.
Loftbed wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:47 pm
Mario,
The tires are BF Goodrich "Silvertown" 440/450 x 21 4ply on split rim wheels. Got the tires from "Coker" tire co.
Thanks for the kind words, hard to sell this one, but time to move on.

Rod
Super Mario Bross ;)

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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Loftbed » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:23 pm

Quickm007 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:57 pm
Thank you Rod, tires I'm looking for are 30X3.5, I thought no suppliers making them with white wall anymore unfortunately.
Loftbed wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:47 pm
Mario,
The tires are BF Goodrich "Silvertown" 440/450 x 21 4ply on split rim wheels. Got the tires from "Coker" tire co.
Thanks for the kind words, hard to sell this one, but time to move on.

Rod
How about all white:
https://www.cokertire.com/tires/30x3-5- ... white.html
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30 model A phaeton
31 model a coupe
49 Willys jeepster
57 Thunderbird

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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by TWrenn » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:42 am

You don't want all white unless you're prepared to watch them slowly turn brown or yellow. Totally different from the good old Whitehall tires. Whatever they used on "whitewalls" STAYED white! These will NOT...no matter what you do, where you keep them, and even what tubes go in them. After my current set of yet wrapped white tires are gone, it's back to black. JMHO.

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Re: F/S 1913 Fire Chief Speedster

Post by Quickm007 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:54 pm

Tim your are so right, My white tires on my 1911 turning yellow brown in less 5 years no matter I bought the right tubes... So your maybe right, black tires are nices too
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