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Model T Ford 1926 Paco Type Boat Tail Speedster

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  • Location: Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Model T
  • Year: 1926
  • Mileage: 500
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 4 cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: gas
  • Interior color: Burgundy leather
  • Options: Leather Seats
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1926 Ford Model T Description

This car was built using a body created by the late Paul Larson who found the original boat tail in a field near a race track in Clear Lake Idaho. The original body was steel and squashed and although badly rusted he restored it enough to get all the dimensions to recreate a couple duplicates. We purchased this body from Paul at the Model T Birthday Party in Richmond IN. in 2008. Paul stated that he made 2 boat tailed bodies and a few more with no lower skirts and no boat tails. These had exposed gas tanks on the rear deck. The one we purchased was named the American Eagle and had a large computer vinyl decal on the cowl and the name "American Eagle " on each side. I have copies of the decal s but when repainting the body I removed the originals that were copied from the car he found. Supposedly the original car raced until late 1930's the left behind the race track in the brush.
This steel body was fitted to a 1926 frame that has Laurel front spring mounts and a "Z'd" rear bracket set. Front spring has reversed main leaf. Frame, axles and components selected for this project were almost rust free prior to sandblast and black urethane enamel painting. Front end is rebuilt as is rear end using roller bearing thrust washers & 11 tooth pinion, leak proof seals & caps.. Driveshaft has "Fun Projects" Roller bearing set. New brakes & Equalizer kit from "Don Lang". Steering has APCO adjusters fo easy adjustment. A custom split wish bone set up is installed for safety and stability. Provides lots of adjustment for front axle location.
Motor & Transmission are completly rebuilt with 1/8" overbore on block and Jack Rabbit clutch, adjustable lifters, etc.. In addition to the complete rebuild by B.J. at "Ron's Machine Shop" in Cincinatti of engine & trans. ( see their web site for the lengthy list of their motor work packages ) the motor has removed magnets, oil dippers installed, additional internal additional oversize oil line and new & original polished trans drums. Motor has these goodies: Stipe 260 cam. American Bosch original front drive timing cover and dizzy with all new components new coil, " Z" aluminum hi compression head. RAYFIELD racing carb rebuilt by Stan Howe.. Roller bearing fan assembly. Aluminum large bore intake & Dual exhaust manifold. Runs dual exhaust all the way to right rear of car,. 12 volt alternator & starter. 4 Dip pan. Car starts immediately!! All new wiring. Kevlar bands. New Bergs radiator. Reworked and nickel plated rad shell. Reworked & O ringed, non leaking Hogs Head.
Leather upholstery & Tonneau is by JB Upholstery ( Canandaigua NY ) on an adjustable position front seat frame. Floor boards are 1/2" thk Lexan with aluminum surface. Gas tank is about 10 gallon with electric fuel pump and adjustable pressure regulator. This car has only been driven about 100 miles a yr since completion in 2014. Tires are like brand new. Rare and correct "MACBETH 8 1/8" headlamp lenses in blue rather than the standard green were found and installed with new reflectors and 12V bulbs. The windshield is a cut down and modified from a 1926 Chrysler roadster as it closely matches pictures of Paco windshields. The blue dot tail lamps do have brake lights installed. This is a fast and dependable speedster that turns heads at HOT ROD Meets and Antique Car meets as it is a genuine Grandpa's hot rod with speed goodies from the 1920's.. $1000 deposit to Paypal within 3 days of sale closing. Remainder Cash only "When car is picked up by" U" A bill of sale and transferable NY registration will be given to You in MY BANK in PerintonNY. Will hold car here for 2 weeks after receipt of deposit. If interested in this car call me at 585-315-8609 with any questions. and I will be happy to talk to you about this car..