Lot #1233 - Beautiful genuine 1929 Henry Ford steel body. The entire body was metal-finished prior to application of paint. The car is painted in acrylic enamel, color sanded and buffed to a high luster. The color is a bright yellow. The cowl has been modified to remove the fuel tank. The tank has been replaced with a custom built, 17 gallon capacity unit that is installed behind the seat in the trunk area. There are two sets of windshield stanchions. One set is stock and the other is "laid back." The car has sealed beam headlights and 1939 Ford tail lights mounted in the rear body panel below the trunk lid. Original 1932 Ford frame, boxed and pinched at the cowl to conform to the 1929 Ford roadster body. 1946 Ford hydraulic brake system and rear end. Dropped and drilled front axle assembly. All undercarriage components ground smooth and powdercoated in gloss black. Most undercarriage components pin striped including, torque tube, front and rear axles, front and rear wishbones, brake backing plates, front and rear springs, etc. Even the bottom of the floor pan has tasteful pin striping. The wheels are all pin striped on the inner and outer flanges and finished with small V8 hubcaps. The wheels are Kelsey Hayes bent spoke from a 1935 Ford. The fronts are stock and the rears are modified for wider rear tires. 1946 Ford model 59L block, engine is bored and stroked to approximately 275cid. It has a 1949 Mercury 4" stroke crankshaft. Harmon and Collins 3/4 race camshaft with adjustable solid lifters and Lincoln valve springs. Dual, chromed Stromberg model 97 carburetors on a polished aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold. Polished aluminum Edelbrock high compression cylinder heads, electronic high capacity distributor ignition system, polished aluminum 12-volt DC alternator. The engine exhaust is routed through headers and performance mufflers, the system is powdercoated gloss black. It runs cool and holds excellent oil pressure. Rebuilt 1939 Ford transmission with Lincoln Zephyr gears, 1946 Ford rear axle assemblies with polished Halibrand early style quick change rear end with about 3.5:1 final drive gearing. The tuck and roll interior is done in high quality black and yellow vinyl. The bench seat is fitted with safety belts and the engine functions are monitored by a full set of gauges including tachometer. The car has a hidden radio and turn signals. Car was featured on the cover and center fold Street Rod Action. It was awarded First in Cal at the Oakland Roadster Show. The car was campaigned at the California dry lakes prior to present restoration.
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