Ed Iskenderian's 1924 Ford
1924 Ford Model T originally owned by Bungholers car club member John Athan of Los Angeles, California. John's Model T was a real mish-mash of parts that John assembled. It rode on Essex frame rails, and it was powered by a Ford Model T banger with a Rajo BB head. The engine was fed by a single Winfield downdraft. It originally had a Franklin front axle with welded on tabs. The axle supposedly broke on a trip to Muroc, and it was swapped out for a Ford unit. At the same time, John dumped the T steering box and installed a Franklin unit. The exhaust was off a Legion Ascot ride that John modified to clear his side mounted hand pump. The rear had been fitted with Z irons and a T rear end. The wheels and tires were borrowed, as John didn't have the money to buy any. Later he would hunt up some Kelsey rims for $3 each.
Sold to Ed Iskenderian
After racing one of his buddies, John broke the stock crank. Being over six feet tall didn't leave him much room in the bucket, so he decided to build a more spacious ride. He sold the car with a broken engine to his buddy Ed Iskenderian. John's asking price was $25.
In 2018 Ed still owned the Model T.
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