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1929 Ford Zephster Sports Breathtaking Lincoln V12, Tricks Up Sleeve

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Woody Smith likes to build cars that are slightly different. Instead of going with an old nailhead for his classic-style hot rod, he decided on a mighty Lincoln V12.

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The siamesed exhaust ports on the passer by leads most to believe it's just another V8, but such is not the case. A V12 thumps in the heart of this beast and clever details abound. Cool parts: The elegant sweep of the exhaust pipes, the Mobile Pegasus, hand pin striping, and a torque tube mounted up with a multilink suspension modeled after lakes speedsters, a fuel indicator made by drilling a hole in the cap, welding a red-painted allen key to a pushrod stuck into a fuel float, hood ornament as shifter knob. The one detail we really like is the steering. Take a look at that head on image and think about what's missing. Take your time.

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There's no drag link between the wheels. Woody didn't want extra parts hanging off the front. He wanted everything to be moving forward as much as possible, so he dug through history and discovered a Ford tractor steering box with two output shafts which counter rotate, for a push-pull effect, no drag link necessary. How cool is that?

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Love the cantilever springs. That front end is just as naked as they come.

Being an old tractor guy, I had to look at the steering setup for a few minutes before I realized that no, that really isn't typical for cars. Ah well.