just found alittle more info on the T from an earlier Ed Wimble post thanks folks great site here for sure :tup:
Quote Originally Posted by Fox & Hounds View Post
I know you'll know this car and will have the CC mag it was featured in, so; who built it, what is the year and post a pic of the front cover please? I've searched through mine and can't find it, I know I've got it somewhere cos I wanted to buy it way back when it was up for sale.
Or anyone else, but I bet Mopar beats you to it?
F & H, to answer to your questions.....
I built this T bucket in 1977/78 for Barry Evans in my shop in Hermitage Lane, Norbury. It obviously looks a bit like the Outlaw as its built in my style and uses all my manufactured parts, although it's similar, it's also different to the Outlaw in many ways.......
Outlaw has a 96" wheelbase, this is 6" shorter at 90", Outlaw used a 3" sectioned '23 roadster body with a stock height back, this has a 3" sectioned body with 3" raised back and is also shortened 3". Outlaw has torsion bar front suspension with 6" drop x 50" tube axle, this has transverse leaf suspension with 4" x 48" drop axle - front wheels here are the originals from the Outlaw. This car has Rover V8 with weedburners, Outlaw uses 215" Olds F85 with 4 into 1 collectors. Outlaw used Corvair steering box, this has VW bus.
This was originally setup with a Jag S type rear end but was changed to Jag Mk 10 - Outlaw used Mk 10. The rear crossmember is same style as Outlaw with same 8" kickup. Original rear wheels on Outlaw were 13" x 15" dia Ansen Sprints, this uses the same size Ansen's at the rear and we also originally used 15" x 4.5" Ansen Sprints on the front which were later swapped for the 16" x WM2 wires from the Outlaw. Also, Oulaw has the early 1908/'16 style brass radiator, this uses the later 1917/'25 style rad' surround.
Most everything else is the same or similar to Outlaw....4 bar front radius rods & hairpin rears, high mounted tie rod & side drag link. Girling brake master cylinders with balance bar, 1915 winshield frame but this folds forward - Outlaw folds back.
Barry sold the car to Dave Mellings who put it on the street, then various owners until Russell Grieve redit it to what you see here.
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