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Old 02-11-2019, 06:27 PM
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Cool Studebaker-powered TROG build

My car club is putting together a build to hopefully compete in the Rail Class at The Race Of Gentleman this year, so I figured I would start a build thread here for anyone who cares to follow along.

Per TROG rules the chassis must be Ford-based, so we are going with a highly modified Model A unit. At at this point we have completely broken it down, drilled and modified the rails to sit completely parallel the entire length (similar to a Model T), then narrowed it 8 inches to keep it as skinny as possible. This will be a single seat, center-steer setup.

The Studebaker Champion six will be a perfect fit, and isn’t physically much larger than the Ford 4 cylinder. It will be sitting just ahead of the chassis centerline to keep the weight distributed as evenly as possible. This should help with traction on the loose sand with skinny tires.

So here’s our mock-up with the engine/trans in the chassis. Lots of work to go, but so far we’re having a blast!
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:37 PM
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Sounds and looks like fun !!!!! I'll be following....

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Old 02-11-2019, 06:52 PM
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Sounds and looks like fun !!!!! I'll be following....

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:53 PM
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:22 AM
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Toooo koool... I'm in!!!

Where will the driver sit... haha!!!

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Old 02-12-2019, 04:30 AM
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Me as well.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:42 AM
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Hey cool!
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:10 AM
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That looks like a fun project! I just wish the race itself wasn't so danged far away.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:59 PM
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Where will the driver sit... haha!!!
Between the transmission and the rear differential, slingshot style.

This is the seat setup, a Korean War-era Weber.

The seatbelt is from the same time frame. Made by FoMoCo for aircraft use.
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