Ford Model T speedster made from recycled spare parts does 42 mph
Auto freaks can go to any extremes to satisfy their urge to create inspiring automobiles from things available, or arranged somehow. James Zabala, a 26-year-old shoe designer for Sperry Top-Sider, added a whole car to a Ford Model T electric engine. He built the body of his dream car with a whole lot of recycled auto spare parts. Running gear, cowl and dashboard were all made from reclaimed material, including wood etc.
Basically, this car came from a pile of parts we had laying around.
The car features three pedals: clutch, reverse gear and brakes, aside from a long lever that acts as emergency brake, neutral and high gear. Having already done 2,000 miles, the car with a 16-gallon gas tank is quite capable of cruising at 40, 42 miles per hour usually, while the top speed is somewhere around 60 miles per hour.
Via: NY Times