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Bump steer on a 23 T

jjpop... It sounds like you have a Speedway set up or one like it. You can put a panhard bar on this type of frame. We fab'ed a new spring retainer plate with a couple of ears off toward the rear corner of the drivers side and another plate that bolted onto the passenger side hairpin clevises bolts. Next we used a length of 7/8" DOM with a bushing ring on one end and an adjustable bushed end on the other. On our test run we found that the bar would hit the frame at the extreme upward travel so we made up another bar with a dog leg in it. Now all is well and good. Don't forget to use only grade 8 bolts!!!

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re:23 T ?

The problem with the rack and pinion is that you are adding more unsprung weight to the front of a very light car. The more unsprung weight, the harder the ride and it magnifies any problems you have with handling.
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23-t

I'm getting ahead of myself here, but if installing a plywood floor, what is normally used to fabricate the transmission hump?
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I use either a piece from a donor car or a piece from a heating -air cond shop ... form over a large pipe or welding bottle and hammer a flange and screw it to the plywood
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That makes sense and sounds fairly easy to do...thanks Timothale.
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'23 t frame

Youngster, are there advantages to a 23" wide frame over the 26.5" width from the CCR plans?
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'23 T bucket

A 26' wide frame sometimes, depending on the body you use, will need to have a cut out in the lower front edge of the cowl. Some are made from a '15 T and some are made from a '23 T. The '15 had a narrower firewall. Using a 23" wide frame also gives you room to wood the cowl area. The radiator will tuck into the frame nicely without gaps along side. One word of caution here , if you are using 2x3 tubing, go with 24" outside to outside. I use 1 1/2 x3 11ga. tubing. Sorry, I didn't think of that before. Hope that's not a problem.
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'23 t frame

That's no problem and thanks for the heads-up. I haven't cut the 2x3s yet, so I'll be able to take your advice on this one. I know you use the MAS bodies and I assume the MAS rad shell as well, that's what I plan on purchasing...so 24" wide it will be.
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Anyone know much about T-BUCKET's out there? Was check'in them out in one of (Total Performance's) catalog's that i have,were you can get the whole kit or just buy as you build.I think they look kind of cool and would like to know if they are worth the time or money to build.
I'm not into T's but if I were, I think I would buy one already done. There seem to be some great deals on T's. If you could buy one right you could always take it down and personalize to fit your taste. I found one awhile back with 2 smallblock chev's like an old dragster. It was complete and looked nice. It sold for like $12K. I've seen other really nice ones for as little as $6,500.

I also helped a buddy build a kit 15-20 years ago. We used a crate target master 350-275 HP a 350 turbo and a 64 Impala 3:36 posi. It was fun to drive and ran consistent 13's in the 1/4. It was so light that the posi made it a herky jerky ride in town. We pulled the posi and went with an open rear and it drove much better and really didn't hurt the ET to much. I would also suggest you drive a nice quality car just to make sure you like them. There very small.

The other really good thing about a T is there are parts everywhere.

Good luck
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re:'23 T bcket

all-world1....I personally like to use an original T shell. They aren't so bulky looking and holes for the hood lacing just seem to add a little flavor to the front end of the car. They can be found every where from e-bay to antique shops. I found 3 at a farm auction, 2 perfect ones and one not so good, for 7 dollars and some change.
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^ Where do you get your luck?
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I go to several midwest events each year and there's almost always a deal on a T somewhere.

Here's the current eBay link there are several at very fair buy now it nice prices. Good luck.

http://motors.listings.ebay.com/Ford...istingItemList
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23 T-bucket

Never thought of farm auctions yet. I've been staying away from ebay if I can help it since a Holley 4 barrel I bought arrived in several broken pieces and the seller went into hiding.
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Never thought of farm auctions yet. I've been staying away from ebay if I can help it since a Holley 4 barrel I bought arrived in several broken pieces and the seller went into hiding.
I've bought cars on eBay but I always inspect them before I bid. It's better for the seller and buyer.
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re:23 T ?

I did manage to get a rough draft of the plans done this past weekend. I'm going to work on the drawings tonight. I hope to have something ready by this coming Sunday. I'll post a notice when they are ready to go.

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