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Model T Manual / March 28, 2019

This custom 1927 Ford T-bucket Roadster was completed in 2008, and is thought to be the last car built by well-known Oregon drag racer Jeff Jahns. The seller has driven the car 150 miles since acquiring it in 2016, but lacks garage space to keep it. The 2.3L turbocharged and intercooled EFI inline-four was sourced from a Ford Mustang SVO, and is mated to a race-built, manual valve-body C-4 automatic transmission with a Lokar Shifter. Registered as a 1927 Ford, it islicensed for street use and said to have no current issues. This Roadster is offered at no reserve, with a clean Oregon title in the seller’s name.

Lighting on this T-Bucket includes headlights, taillights and brake lights, but no turn signals.

The seller notes no rust is present, and that the car is has delivered over 40 mpg on extended trips. Rear wheels are 16×8 American Racing Hopsters, carrying 265-70 Savero GT Radials. Up front are 15×4 E-T Gasser rims with 185-65 Warrior Radials.

The vinyl top is fitted to a frame which can be quickly removed. A custom- built roll bar is shown without a removable bar which can be connected to the front of frame for added strength and rigidity.

The step-in cockpit features AutoMeter pyrometer (exhaust temp) and oil pressure, water temp, and voltage gauges. An ISSPRO unit shows manifold pressure. No odometer is installed and actual mileage is unknown. Also fitted are push button start, a loud ‘Ahooga’ horn, and a battery cut-off switch. Mounted behind the seat is a 12-gallon aluminum fuel tank with roll-over safety valve.

This video includes a full walk around and cockpit tour with the engine idling. This Jahns-built 2.3L turbocharged in-line four has a custom-fabricated scoop over the intercooler, replacing the hood scoop on the Mustang SVO from which the engine is sourced. An aluminum radiator catch can, K&N intake filter, and thermostatically controlled electric fan have also been fitted. The car was last serviced two months ago with an oil/filter change. Service records prior to the seller’s purchase are unavailable.

The seller reports the car stops well, although it is a single axle set-up. A Ford 8” rear-end features a Detroit Locker differential. Suspension arrangement is spring-over-shock, with custom-built Panhard and traction control bars.

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