Speedster Demonstrator Car
We have built our own Speedster based on a 1929 Model A Ford with short radiator.
The Build -
* All mechanical parts are good second hand original, re-built components or are new parts
The body is an ash frame clad with aluminium and steel (No fibre glass) – in a boat tail style
The seating is staggered for ease of getting in and out, as only the passenger side has an opening door. The seats will be of ‘bucket type’
* The chassis has been lowered by 4” and has extended front dum irons. It has also been modified to a longer wheel base.
The car is fitted with Belcher Engineering’s own Close Ratio Gears (specification on Restoration & Repair page)
The car is fitted with Belcher Engineering’s own Friction Arm Shock Absorbers (specification on Restoration & Repair Page)
Wheels – these are standard Model A 19” and have Goodrich tyres fitted
Lights – standard Model A headlights on the front, the rear lights are a V8 later type which have been modified.
Instruments/gauges - are from various Fords
Steering wheel – originally came from a Ford Truck, it’s a standard 4 spoke wheel.
Bonnet has leather fixing straps in tan
Paint work – wheels are painted post box red and the body is in Royal blue.
Mud guards – have been made but are not at present fitted to the Speedster.
Luggage space behind the seats (suitable for an overnight bag or two!) – access through a boot type lid. *Brooklyn’s windscreen fitted
The Engine is Belcher Engineering Ltd own ‘GEM POWER’
This engine can produce 115 BHP and 196ft lbs torque.
* A 1930 and earlier Model A Engine fitted with a Model B crank shaft
* Line bored shell bearings conversion to rods and mains
* Cross drilled crank shaft
* Lightened flywheel
* Fully balanced
* Mild camshaft
* Belchers own Cylinder head fitted – I.O.E type with 2” inlet valves
* Fully adjustable oil pressure relief
* Twin SU carbs
* 4 Branch balanced exhaust manifolds
* 2 ½” Exhaust System
* Mag Ignition
This car is certainly not for the faint hearted!!!!!!.........
Hold onto your hat!!!!!
Thinking of building a Ford Speedster or Trial Car???
Why not come and experience a ‘thrill ride’ in our
Speedster Demonstrator Car???
(please telephone and book an appointment with Gary).
As with any car – you have your own personal dream of what its going to look like and how it’s going to perform. Let us help you create it…….
We can supply you with all the parts you need to build any style of Ford Speedster and advise you on the parts to suit your budget. This includes all mechanical parts, chassis and body items, wheels, lamps/lights, dash instruments/gauges etc. These can be entirely your choice or we can supply you with original units. We hold most original units/parts in stock either new or second hand.
We also hold in stock a great range of ‘Speed’ Parts to include Stromber97 carbs, Lion heads, Police heads, Riley Two Port IOE Cylinder heads, inlet manifolds, Riley Head gasket, 4 into 1 header exhaust manifold, Mallory distributors for Models A and B, Street rod air cleaners (smooth and louver type) and Crowers rods etc.
Need your car to be VSCC eligible??? We can help you build your Speedster to confirm to VSCC guidelines/requirements.*
We can also arrange to have a body frame made to your style and specification, the body painted in a colour of your choice and the interior upholstered.*
We can also supply and build a Model A Speedster in the style of our Demonstrator Car* -
this gives you a hassle free option but also allows you to have total control over how the car is to be designed and to what specification.
Want you car to be VSCC eligible – no problem. We can build to VSCC requirements.
For more information please telephone or email and ask for Gary.
* In-depth consultations must be prior appointment and will incur a fee payable at the end of the appointment.