Originally Posted by Bob Miller
Model "A" with a Pinto motor....
That sound like one of the Shay Model "A" replicas that were built by the Shay Company and sold
through Ford dealers some years back.
I thought it would be a very cool tv for a Teardrop or even a Hunter Compact, and then I test drove one and discovered why so many of then have low mileage on them. Horrible to drive.... really bad drivers position. A real Model "A" is easier to drive.
I designed the chassis on mine with a solid boxed frame built on a jig to match the shape of the original ,a Mustang II frontend and a Fox rear, It was one of the best handling chassis' I have ever driven.
A Shay was a piecemeal pile of junk in comparison, it was full scale from the front to the cowl, then 2/3 scale from the cowl back.the frame was barely cobbled together.
Here's the only photo of it I have on my computer it is in the upper left....
click then click again for a good look.