1914 Ford Model T Speedster Racer.
1914 Speedster racer.
Since the invention of the automobile man has always sought to go faster. The Ford Speedster is a very early example of this. Speed tricks back in the teens were fairly limited. Shedding weight was one of was one of the biggest thing you could do for more speed. Since then we’ve learned a little more.
This 1914 Model T Speedster racer was lovingly built by Lifetime Model T guru Mike Heubner for himself and his enjoyment. By the time Mr. Heubner finished his perfect speedster it was getting difficult for him to get in and out of it and drive it. Although finished, licensed and inspected in 2005 Mr. Heubner only put a handful of miles on his speedster. I purchased the car in 2008 and have driven it very little myself. In fact this car sits as usual in it’s climate controlled garage with still under 200 miles on it, starting and running perfectly just as he designed it. I call it the Heubner Speedster.
The Heubner Speedster.
1914 Rootlieb kit
1925 Model T engine. With electric starter, Z head, High domed pistons.
1926 Model T, 3 to 1 rear end. (the 26 has larger brakes)
Kohler light plant carburetor.
Electric fuel pump.
Squeaky Rocky mountain brakes.
Halogen headlight bulbs, hidden in the brass headlamps.
Halogen tail lights and brake lights.
12 V alternator charging system.
Turn signals front and rear.
10 gallon oval fuel tank has been treated.
Beautifully stained wood Wheels with clincher rims.
Rear mounted spare clincher rim.
All tires and tubes in very good shape.
Dash information includes warning lights for fan, ignition, brake and signals.
Instruments on the dash include, speedometer/odometer, amp gauge and tach.
As well as key switch, 3 speed fan switch, headlight switch and choke.
This speedster is in very good operating and cosmetic shape. It has been very well-maintained through the years. The paint on the metal is in outstanding condition with the exception of a few minor scuffs around the edges of the fender. The aluminum hood and brass accessories have a very high mirror polish. It is an outstanding although not perfect example of a Model T Speedster. IMO One of the few flaws it has is that it is just too fast for a Model T.
Lastly Mr. Heubner himself has encouraged me to pass on his contact info to the new owner for any questions or any help the new owner may require. Mr. Hubner is very proud of this car.