1923 T Bucket
by Kerry Smith
World's most expensive and unique T-Bucket.
FRAME: Don Ross custom, 2x4 tubing, wiring and water hoses inside frame. Front crossmember houses rack and pinion steering.
BODY: CCR fiberglass, stretch version, modifications by Steve Muck and Don Ross. Bed lid opened by Dakota Digital linear actuators.
FRONT END: Speedway tube axle and leaf spring, Magnum backing plates, Wilwood discs and spindles, Don Ross custom 4-bars, Honda Civic rack and pinion. Mumford linkage. Hoosier radials on Budnik 15x7 Famosa wheels.
REAR END: bite your tongue; not Jag, not Corvette, it's a rare Halibrand quick-change IRS, 4.11 limited-slip differential, Wilwood inboard discs, 4 Alden coilover shocks. Hoosier radials on Budnik custom 17x13 Famosa wheels.
INTERIOR: custom dash insert by Don Ross, Autometer gauges, Budnik wheel, Mullins column.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: by owner, main panel behind interior firewall, connectorized to wiring inside frame rails. GM CS100 alternator driven by driveshaft. Optima yellow-top battery, relays and other circuitry under seat.
COOLING SYSTEM: custom crossflow radiator behind Don Ross tailgate grill, dual electric fans and Dakota Digital PAC-2000 fan controller. Reverse water flow, Jabsco electric water pump, hoses in frame. 3.5 gallons of distilled water and 2 bottles Red Line Water Wetter.
FUEL SYSTEM: custom tank by Don Ross. SX billet pump, filter and boost-ref regulator.
ENGINE: by Dave Plubell, 355 SBC, World heads, Speed-Pro 7.5 pistons, Crower cam, Scorpion roller rockers, 6-71 blower by BDS, Potvin drive. Port EFI by owner with Cutler throttle body, Lucas injectors and Haltech F10X ECU. Mallory MaxFire programmable distributor. B&M Holeshot converter, TH400 transmission, Sanderson headers.