Neat car, Tom. REALLY
cool! This was the poor man's way into racing back in the 30's and 40's. They used what they could scrounge. Later cars had ford V-8 60's, and for a rich team Offy 110's.
I don't see any model T ford components in the steering, though. A model T front axel is a beam axel and would of been narrowed for the car. It looks like model A ford spindles. Transverse springs front and rear without a transverse locator bar would of made for some interesting
handling in a bumpy corner. I'm guessing that it has an in/out (one speed) transmission and/or a dog clutch?
I think those "skid" plates on the front end were early attempts at anti-nerfing bars. Nerfing in an open wheel car (getting your front wheel between another car's wheel and body) is VERY
bad, usually resulting in one, or both, cars flipping. G