''Building models is one thing, and for some of us the closest we’ll ever get to our dream cars - but for Dave Shuten of Galpin Auto Sports he gets to bring these long lost icons back to full-scale life! Originally built by John Geraghty and John Crawford, the Grasshopper T was built to showcase Geraghty Automotive in Eagle Rock, CA. When it was all said and done, the car came out a serious showstopper. The 1915 Ford Model T roadster was built with no cost spared in the paint, chrome, fabrication or speed equipment. After the show circuit, the car made appearances in the TV show “The Many Lives of Dobey Gillis” and various car shows before it was parted out to various shops where panels and parts were hung up as collectibles.''

      The Grasshopper Model T 2015 recreation, AMBR contender.

1949 (full race) Olds 303 motor / 461 c.i.

Fabbed 8-groove v-belt pulleys
Tom Beatty blower intake
Tom Beatty- equipped 471 blower
Dual WCFB carbs
Weiand valve covers
NOS Vertex magneto
1937 Lasalle tranny
Paint by Daryl Hollenbeck / Vintage Color Studios
(John Geraghty painted the original The Grasshopper;the stripes and numbers by Von Dutch)

Archive photos courtesy of Galpin and Hotrod Magazine
Photo credit for the rest of the photos by Tim Sutton
Motor and trans: Ross Racing Engines
Chrome: Advance Plating
Paint: Vintage Color Studio
Owner Beau Boeckmann, Builder Dave Shuten of Galpin Auto Parts

The whole story via Drivingline

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