Original Ford roadster body on a modified 1932 Ford frame powered by an early 327, backed with a T5- 5-speed manual transmission. This is a pro built bare steel car with around 3500 miles on it.
The chassis started out as a 32 frame pinched for a Model A. The rear axle is a narrowed 9 inch Ford with 5 on 5 ½ axles and 3.25 gears. Brakes are new or totally redone. All the plumbing is new and done right with 3/16 steel lines with residual valves for brakes and 3/8 steel lines for fuel, there’s a Wilwood master cylinder for brakes and a canister style fuel filter with a cast bracket from So Cal.
The motor is an early 327 with 1957 Power Pack heads and Offenhauser three deuce setup. The Rochester 2 Jets are a real three deuce setup with one carb that runs the motor and two that are dumps only with no idle circuits or chokes. I am running the motor only off the middle carb right now but the others could be hooked up easily. The motor was gone through about 2000 miles ago with new rings, bearings, oil pump, timing set, etc. The heads were done as well, there’s some Comp valve springs and a nasty Thumper cam from Comp as well.
The body is a real Henry Ford Roadster and is very solid. It’s been helped with door skins, lower quarter panel patches and a deck lid from Brookville. There’s also a Steadfast Engineering sub rail kit in the body as well. The car has just been clear coated to keep the look without rusting.
It’s got a Duvall style windshield from Past Tech and the dash is from a 1936 Ford. There’s a pair of Stewart Warner Duplex Gauges from a 1933 Chevrolet for water, fuel, oil, and amps, they all work except the amp gauge, which only goes to 20 amps. The speedometer is a Stewart Warner Police Special and the tach is also period correct Stewart Warner cable drive, the tach works but the speedo does not.
New interior in a weathered leather look.
The entire car was wired from scratch front to rear and everything works. Overall the car drives great!