Fast Ice Boat Built With Scraps and Old Model T Engine (Dec, 1929)
Fast Ice Boat Built With Scraps and Old Model T Engine
LOUIS HEUPEL, of Cleveland, Ohio, wanted a fast ice boat. He had an old Model T Ford engine and didn’t want to make a sail so he set to work. Using scraps of lumber, metal and a variety of available bolts and screws he built the framework for the craft. Then he took the junked motor, pepped it up considerably, had a small crankcase made for it and bolted the propeller to the end of the crankshaft. Placing his motor, rigidly bolted to the upper framework of his craft Heupel was ready to go.