1923 / 1927 Ford T bucket project - new chassis, motor, trans
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Other
- Year: 1927
- VIN: 00000000000000
- Engine size: Chevy 4.3l v6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4L60e
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1927 Ford Other23/27 T-bucket, ew Chassis, otor & Trans, tc! Selling a project car. This was being built for an international road rally race that I couldn’t find enough funding for and wasn’t able to attend. I needed a simple yet extremely reliable setup so that’s why all the important components are new or fully rebuilt. What it has:
1. 1. Brand new 1927 T roadster chassis. I put an 80s era fiberglass 23 T-bucket on it. I was trying to make it resemble a basic speedster. 4” drop axle, oil-overs in rear. All chassis and suspension components are new, xcept for rear axle. Front disc brakes, ear drums. All Chevy components.
2. 2. Completely and professionally rebuilt Chevy 4.3l V6 motor. Currently setup for TBI but can easily be converted to a carb.
3. 3. Professionally rebuilt 4L60e transmission.
4. 4. New aluminum radiator.
5. 5. New steering box.
6. 6. New waterpump, il pump, hermostat, tc.
7. 7. New EZ wiring harness in box.
8. 8. New wheels x5
9. 9. New tires x4 (with Discount Tire lifetime replacement warranty) – Goodyear Wrangler ArmorTrac 235/75/15
10. 10. New driveshaft, ut it does need to be modified to fit 4L60e.
11. 11. Misc other parts….. windshield, riginal Model A headlights, ome gauges, teering column mount, teering wheel, ew battery, attery cables, battery mounts, ilters, ew chrome air cleaner, ow-to wiring book, -bucket manual/directions, earview mirror, loor shifter, rake/gas pedal, ew master cylinder, tc, tc, tc.
What it needs to run/be finished:
A. A. Either new engine harness and ECM to run TBI, r, onvert to carb with just new intake manifold and carb. (will end up being same price)
B. B. Distributor
C. C. Few grounding straps
D. D. Fuel tank
E. E. Yoke
F. F. Speedometer, orn
G. G. Headight bulbs, aillights, ide mirrors, tc
H. H. Belt, oses
I. I. Fuel line, rake lines
J. J. Steering column
K. K. Headers and exhaust (I was planning on running lake pipes)
L. L. Paint (I will gladly give you a gallon of Hotrod Flatz- flat blue if you want)
M. M. Interior.
N. N. Title. You can register as home built, r buy a replica title from Spirit Industries for $200. Or use an original title from some other car.
Most of the main components are already done and now the finish and personalized touches need to be addressed. That makes this a fun project since you’ll just be selecting your ignition setup, uel tank of choice, our lighting taste, teering column choice, xhaust setup, aint color and upholstery choice. At the end it will be completely what you want. I honestly believe it’ll cost under $2000 to get the car running. Then, aint and upholstery can be simple, r, kys the limit. A simple yet clean and professional interior should only be under $500 for vinyl (faux-leather look). The body is fine and needs very little bodywork, ood reinforced wood floor. The doors are a bit rough and need to be worked on. I personally wasn’t going to use the doors. I was only going to run the grill shroud, ucket, nd then build a flat bed to hold a big cylinder gas tank and a foot locker (steamer trunk) to look like the speedsters from the early 20s. Originally I thought of making it a truck and have a modified truck bed from some german military vehicle that needs finish welding that I’ll give you. Or, ust use the brand new chassis and drivetrain and put any other body on it. The frame is just painted satin black so adding different body mounts is easy.
1. What race was it being built for? …. I was building the car for the 2016 Budapest Bamako Rally which is the largest amateur rally in the world. It is 6500miles long from central Europe to western Africa. It is a mix of road and sand trails, hat’s why I chose the same-sized all-terrain tire. And, wanted to build a T-bucket since it’s amazingly light and wouldn’t sink in the sand. But I couldn’t raise enough money.
2. Do you have receipts for the motor and trans? … Yes, nd will give them to you. Motor built by Performance Machine in Thrall Tx in Sept 2015, nd trans built by Badass Transmission in Apr 2015. Both companies stand behind their work.
3. Who built the chassis? … Chassis built by Spirit Industries in Arkansas. They are one of the biggest kit car manufacturers. Chassis is jig welded and has been proven for years. Everything chassis related is supplied by them making for an extremely reliable setup.
4. Do you have any car building experience? … Yes, ’ve been building and modifying cars for 20years and owned a well known hotrod shop in central Texas. I’ve decided to get out of the car business.
5. Why choose a V6 over a V8? … V8s may sound nice when parked in a garage or driven 5 miles to the local car show, ut T-buckets are so small and light that a V6 has PLENTY of power for a 1500-1800lbs vehicle and would be easy to control and very fuel efficient for long trips. V6 will not overheat. And with proper choice of exhaust it can be silent or loud and very throaty.
I have over $9000 in the car as it sits. I am happy to answer any questions. Thanks for reading.