Speedway Motors is bringing fun and affordability back to hot rodding with an all-new line of T-bucket kits! Check out this video of our Deluxe '23 T display car, then visit the Speedway Motors web site to find out more about all of our easy-to-build T-bucket packages.
TBucketPlans.com "Shop Stop" at Wintec Fabrication
http://www.FreeTBucketPlans.com A short TBucketPlans.com pictorial visit to
T-Bucket kits and components manufacturer, Wintec Fabrication, in
Wallingford, CT. For our story on the Wintec Roadster, the T-Bucket for the
family man, visit
Speedway Motors Yellow T-Bucket Assembly
Speedway Motors is your T-Bucket Headquarters! Watch the start-to-finish
final assembly of Speedway Motors yellow '23 T-Bucket display car! This car
may be coming to a show near you!
Here is the price list specific to the T-Bucket seen in this video. It
should give you an idea on the estimated cost to building a similar
T-Bucket. This T-Bucket was assembled early 2010 so part numbers and prices
are subject to change. *Price does not include engine and accessories,
transmission, shifter, driveshaft, tires, paint, powdercoat glass, battery
or cables: http://static.speedwaymotors.com/pdf/DisplayCarPriceList.pdf
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
slant six T- Bucket start up.
Home built T-bucket 225, lunati cam, DCOE 45 weber's, 904 trany, 8-3/4 rear
diff, 411 gear, Detroit Locker, 1/6 rocker's, stock cast pistons, msd, and
it needs to get tuned. MORE VIDEOS TO COME! :~)
T-Bucket Rods - Images
A T-bucket (or Bucket T) is a specific style of hot rod, based on a Ford
Model T of the 1915 to 1927 era, but extensively modified, or alternatively
built with replica components to resemble a Model T.
Convertible T-bucket in a hybrid style: traditional sidepipes and dropped
tube axle, transverse front leaf spring, and non-traditional front disc
brakes and five-spokes.
Since the last Model Ts were built in 1927, most modern T-buckets use
replica fiberglass bodies. By the 1950s, original steel Model T bodies that
had not been completely worn out were becoming increasingly hard to find
and in 1957 the first fiberglass T-Bucket body (based on the 1923 version)
was introduced by the short-lived Diablo Speed Shop in Northern California.
Of the only two or three bodies built by Diablo, one was purchased by
Southern California hot rod builder Buzz Pitzen and became the world's
first fiberglass T-bucket.
T-bucket with early hemi. The aluminum radiator (rather than brass),
rectangular headlights, and five-spokes (rather than motorcycle wheels)
mark this as a later incarnation.
A genuine T-bucket has the two-seater body of a Model T roadster (with or
without the turtle deck or small pickup box), this "bucket"-shaped
bodyshell giving the cars their name. A Model T-style radiator is usually
fitted, and even these can sometimes be barely up to the task of cooling
the large engines fitted. There is never any kind of engine cowling on a
T-bucket. Windshields, when fitted, are vertical glass like the original
Model Ts were being hot-rodded and customized from the 1930s on, but the
T-bucket was specifically created and named by Norm Grabowski in the 1950s.
This car was nicknamed, the Kookie Kar, after appearing in the TV show 77
Sunset Strip, driven by character Gerald "Kookie" Kookson. The exposure it
gained led to numerous copies being built.
Today, T-buckets remain common. They generally feature an enormous engine
for the size and weight of the car, generally a V8, along with tough
drivetrains to handle the power and large rear tires to apply that power to
the road. The front wheels are often much narrower than the rear wheels,
and are often motorcycle wheels.
Most are built purely for street or show use, and the big engines are more
for show than for need — many are more powerful than the vehicles can
actually make use of. Although the body shell is original in appearance,
engines of a wide variety of makes are commonly used. The small-block
Chevrolet is a common choice, since it is relatively small, light, easy to
obtain and to improve, and performs well. Four-cylinder engines are common
also, especially if the car is used regularly. Many install blowers (Superchargers) on their engines, and people
use modern fuel-injected engines.
Soundtrack - "Salsa" - Written, Composed, Performed, and Produced on an
Ensoniq TS10 Keyboard by Samuel Cernuto