1932 Ford roadster done in the style of the late 1940’s. Original frame, fresh hot rod 59AB engine by Vern Tardel/Ed Binggeli, 250 cu. in., French crank and rods, Ross pistons, stainless valves, ported-polished, aluminum flywheel, balanced, Potvin 3/8 Super camshaft ground by Bill Jenks at Moon Equipment Co. Red’s Headers (nickel plated). Incredibly rare Thomas cross ram intake from the mid 1930’s (polished), Thomas air cleaner (polished) and Thomas water heated balance tube, New Stromberg 97 carburetors. ELCO Twin plug heads with NOS Nash Twin 8 dual coil distributor. Custom stainless water pipes. Original firewall. Brookville metal body, 6 NOS Stewart Warner 2-5/8″ gauges (temp, oil, ammeter, fuel pressure, vacuum, fuel, (all with curved glass) all are working except fuel pressure( I decided not to plumb gasoline into the cockpit). The speedometer is NOS and the tachometer is restored (both winged curved glass), SW 674-L  tachometer drive. Aircraft quality engine turned stainless dash insert. The interior is  LeBaron-Bonney leather in the original color (brown/green). I bought extra hides from the same dye lot and had the Glide seat frame upholstered to match using Phil Mikelson’s roadster for styling inspiration. Vintage, surplus, NOS, 3″ aircraft seat belts German square weave carpet (some signs of stain and wear). Original Halibrand “Culver City” quick-change, new 3.54 R&P, new bearings, axles re-sleeved.  Original Mor-drop heavy 1932 dropped axle, rebuilt 1939 transmission, 1940 Ford V8-60 front wheels 16 X 3-1/2″ (extremely rare, 1 year only wheels), custom 16 X 6″ rear wheels, Excelsior tires, 5.50R-16 front, 7.50R-16 rear, original 1946 Mercury hub caps, ribbed trim rings. Rebuilt 4-C racing brakes with scoops on front (uses Lincoln inner parts), rebuilt 1940 Ford brakes on rear. The paint is PPG Concept sanded and buffed, some chips from driving 12600 miles (still very presentable), original grille and shell, original radiator rebuilt with modern core. No fan, works fine in this cool coastal climate, you made need to install an electric fan if you live in a warm climate and/or drive in traffic. Original 1932 Ford steering column and box with 1934 15-1 ratio gears and sector shaft bearings installed. Windshield frame is chopped 2″, tinted glass. No top or hood (everyone wants to look at the engine). Original Filcoolator oil filter/cooler, Nehi bottle for water overflow (most popular item on the car), old after market headlights with parking lights on top that work, headlight bar made from 1934 Ford pickup bar, license plates are custom made using the modern plate number (should be for show only but no one has ever challenged them, current CA title and license). 1950 Pontiac style tail lights, original 1939 DeLuxe “Banjo” steering wheel, horn/light rod shortened and connected to original headlight switch, horn works from button. Polished stainless spreader bars front and rear. Generator converted to 12 volts, car wired with old style cloth wire, voltage regulator and fuse block are on a panel on the inside of the firewall, Quiet Ride Solutions firewall insulator.


Location: Aptos, California, United States

See listing: 1932 Ford Roadster V8 Hot Rod 1940’s Style (from May 14, 2016)