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#836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« on: December 16, 2015, 01:18:39 PM »
170mph @ Bonneville and 150+mph @ El Mirage

27 T glass body, hood,grille shell and tonneau.
301 c.i. Chevy, 12 1/2 to 1, Mondello heads, Isky roller cam
and Summers Bros.front dist.drive. Edelbrock intake
W/750 Race Demon carb.MSD 6AT and dist.Accusump.
B/W Super T-10 close ratio w/2.42 low gear.
2-10lb.fire bottles.
Elect.water pump w/20 gal. water tank.
3 1/2 gal.Moon fuel tank. Stroud chute.
4 bar susp. w/coil overs on all 4 corners.
Large brg.(open) 9" w/3.40 gears.
28 x 15 Goodyear LSR rear tires.
Wilwood rear disc brakes.
$14,500 obo. Call (918)214-3999 before 8pm central time.

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 02:00:44 PM »
Hi somewhat interested , what is best time to call.


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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 08:14:02 PM »
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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 02:37:57 PM »
I'm usually available during the day from 9 am to 8 pm Central time. If I don't answer I'll call back . Thanks

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 04:55:11 PM »
New price, $13,300 obo!

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 06:42:51 PM »
Hey John,

Confirming our conversation today, I would be happy to talk to any prospective buyer about the build and performance of the car. You can give them my phone number or contact me through this site.

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 01:32:59 PM »
Update; Sale fell thru, still available! Thanks

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2016, 01:30:48 AM »
I'm just curious whether it's streetable? Are rear-wheel-only brakes street-legal?
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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 01:30:24 PM »
Jack, do all t-buckets have front brakes? I never paid any attention

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2016, 02:27:46 PM »
There'd be a few problems that might take more concern than just not having front brakes.  Registration, one of them.  Maybe depends what year the fiberglass was laid up.  

Still a nice car at a can't-build-it-for-that price.

(I thought they quit making "T-buckets" in 1925.  The '26-'27 has a more integrated body.)

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2016, 02:36:06 PM »
And you oughta know, Mr. Back, seeing as how the '26s were coming out about the time you were in high school, right? :roll:
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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 12:10:54 PM »
Jack,

It was a purpose built race car with no VIN #. It would take a great deal of time and money to make it "streetable", but anything is possible with $$$$$$$'s.

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2016, 12:20:09 AM »
Thanks Tom. I was merely trying to educate myself as to how far away a "street roadster" would be from "streetable". Beautiful car!
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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 01:05:44 PM »
Hello Jack,

I was going over in mind what would have to be changed or modified to make it street legal. "Legal" would depend on State DMV regulations. Starting at the front:

Working headlights with wiring and maybe turn signals
Street tires and rims
Front Brakes (maybe not required but necessary) and brake lines. Speaking of brakes, car has a hand brake with small racing master cylinder.
Fully functional radiator and electric fan requiring moving a lot of stuff.
Full exhaust system, not a big problem.
Ground clearance with the oil pan could be an issue.
Tonneau cover would require extensive modification to ease entry and exit if full roll cage not removed, or a working door added and a windshield and wiper.
Car has a homemade dropdown steering box made with double roller chain and gears to slow down the steering ration, fine at 170 but not good in a parking lot. Also no provision for external lubrication.
Has a homemade 2 lever trans shifter with lockout for first gear, and no reverse linkage.
Did I mention only one seat?
Remove 200#'s of lead behind driver's seat.
Rearview mirror.
A couple more gages and a functional horn.
A different seat? OK for a while with SFI 20 firesuit.
Rear street tires.
Working brake lights.
I'm sure I have overlooked some things, but you get the idea.

Oh, and the real BIGGIE, a license plate.

Not to say it can't be done. Bill Brutsman a fellow San Diego Roadster Club member drove a '27 Roadster in Kansas. He would race it @ Bonneville one year after towing it out, and the next year drive it out and perform Patrol Duty.

Being competitive on the Salt and comfortable on the street do not go well together.

Thanks for showing an interest. It reminds me of the joys of building and continuous changing things on the 836.

Tom

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Re: #836 Race Ready D Street Roadster
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2016, 12:24:27 AM »
Thanks for all the thoughts Tom. To continue my enlightenment: any idea what year the SCTA first had a street roadster class? I'd like to look back through old reports and see if, early on, any drivers were competitive in the class with the roadsters they drove to the events.
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