61 year old
from Lincoln, NE
America’s Oldest Speed Shop
'Speedy' Bill's '27 Track-T Roadster
1927 Ford Track-T Roadster
- Engine: Ford 2300cc or Chevy 60 Degree V-6
- Engine Parts: 10.8 Gallon Steel Fuel Tank
- Transmission: Ford C4 Auto, GM Turbo 350 Auto
- Suspension: Spring-Over Tube Axle, Chevy Spindles, 27" Standard Eye Multi-Leaf Spring, Pro Shocks Chrome Tube Shocks; 31-Spline Ford 9" Axle, Quarter Elliptic Multi-Leaf Springs, Upper Torque Arms, Panhard Bar, Gas-Charged Tube Shocks
- Brakes: 9 1/4" Mustang II Vented Front Brakes, 11" Rear Drums
- Other: Rigid Tube Steel Chassis with Rear Kick-Up
- Upholstery: Black or Brown Carpet
- Seats: Balck or Brown Vinyl Upholstered Bench
- Body Mods: Competition-Styled Track-T Nose, Smooth Hood Sides
- Lights: '39 Ford Taillights
- Other: Polished Brass Speedster Windshield Posts
Audio & Electronics
Speedway’s Track-T Roadster turns heads wherever it goes with its beautiful, one-piece, 1927 T body, smooth lines and custom track-style nose. Features include a rear roll pan, full length side frame covers for a sleek profile, steering column support, transmission tunnel, smoothed firewall, and smooth hood top with sides. Inside, the Track-T is awash with high-grade vinyl upholstery and supple carpeting (available in black or brown).
The rigid tube steel chassis features a rear kick-up and includes pre-mounted suspension bracketry. Front suspension consists of a spring-over tube axle with multi-leaf spring, hairpin radius rods, and tube shocks. Early Chevy spindles are controlled via Vega Cross Steering. Rear suspension is based upon a 31-spline 9” Ford axle mounted to multi-leaf quarter elliptic springs with upper torque arms. A Panhard bar controls lateral movement while gas-charged tube shocks dampen the bumps. The manual dual circuit brakes include 9-1/4” Mustang II discs in front and 11” drums in the rear.
Speedway’s Track-T is designed to use the power train from 4-cylinder or V6 powered rear wheel drive vehicles. We reccommend using a Ford 2300cc four, or for more power, go with a Chevy 60-Degree V-6. A plethora of speed parts are available for both engines. In addition, an auto trans is much easier to use due to the limited amount of floor space for foot pedals.
History of this Vehicle
With its exciting, racy styling, the Track T Roadster is one of the most recognizeable hot rods in American automotive history. Designed for nostalgic originality, Speedway’s Track-T Roadster is an economical way to relive that vintage motoring spirit. As one of the pioneers in the kit car industry, Speedway developed the first fiberglass reproduction ‘27 Model T body in the 1950’s. A commitment to detail, quality, and customer service has enabled Speedway to grow into one of the nation’s largest suppliers of street rod kits. The Track-T continues this tradition of quality, innovation and affordability.
In developing the Track-T, emphasis was placed on presenting a package based on the the classic ‘26-27 Model T body lines. The track roadster-style nose, a popular feature on race cars of the ‘30s and ‘40s, blends well with the smooth flowing lines of Henry’s Model T. In fact, we have followed Henry Ford’s approach of so many decades ago; providing an attractive and functional roadster at a fraction of the cost of other options, a car about which you will be proud to say, “I built it myself.”
Plans for this Vehicle
So you want to get into street rodding, but you don’t have the means of Bill Gates or the crafting abilities of Chip Foose? Then the Track-T is the kit for you! The heavy fabrication and tricky engineering parts of the car are already done, leaving you free to personalize it and finish it to your own tastes.
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Weight: 1500 lbs. (w/ GM 2.8 60-Degree V-6, wet w/o driver)
Weight Distribution: 50-50
Track: 57” Front, 60” Rear
Ground Clearance: 3-1/4”
Turning Radius: 12’ 4”
Overall Height: 43-1/2”
Overall Length: 139”
Width of Body: 48”