1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe


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1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:56:38 PM »
The time has come for me to pass on this coupe to another caretaker.  This car was built as it would have been done in 1964. It is a HOT ROD not a comfortable cruiser with AC and an automatic. Its powered by a '55 Chrysler 331 Hemi hooked to a GM Saginaw 4 speed turning a Ford 9" posi rear with 350 gears. 

Dave Korey Glass body with electric windows, Pete & Jakes front and rear suspension, frame was made using American Stamping rails and was boxed front to back. Interior has a Chrysler Mini Van seat (Upholstered in R&P vinyl) and self retracting seat belts anchored to the frame.  Door cards are custom hand made with Ford V8 logo. Custom fiberglass headliner and upholstered trunk also with custom Logo. Color is 1964 Ford Candy Apple Red (not a real candy color, just what Ford called it.)

Mechanical: Drum brakes all around. Front are custom made using GM station wagon rear shoes and 41 Ford spindles and drums. Rear are stock Ford 9" drums. Master cylinder is the same unit as used on the American Graffiti Coupe. Single pot for brakes and clutch from an early '60s Chevy Pickup.  Car stops like 1964.

331 Hemi went through a complete rebuild. Stock pistons, new bearings, rings, crank turned etc. New high volume oil pump (HotHeads unit), modern oil filtration system, BB Chevy water pump (HotHeads adapter), Wyand tripower intake with GM 2GC carbs. Outer carbs are blocked off and gutted, but all linkage works. Center carb was custom set up and uses Holley jets. Cam is an ISKY unit with matching lifters and springs (HotHeads). HotHeads Research and Racing coated block hugger headers with 2 1/4" exhaust w/turbo mufflers.

Trans is a GM Saginaw 4 speed with Hurst shifter. Runs through a HotHeads adapter, flywheel and uses a Dodge clutch.  it's mated to a custom length drive shaft. Rear is a narrowed Ford 9" with custom axles cut and resplined by Mosier. 

Odds and ends:  Stock reproduction 12 gallon fuel tank, has an aluminum PRC radiator, and genuine deuce grill.  Custom (Mad Electrical) gm style wiring system. Battery is located in the trunk and uses a Ford solenoid.  Glass was all custom cut and the windshield has a custom made outside faux frame. Gauges are all Sun. Tilt steering column with a Laccarra leather banjo steering wheel.  Pioneer stereo system. 

This car has a layered security system. Hidden trunk access to the battery, hidden on off switch for the electric fuel pump, and a removable 50 amp fuse which shuts down the ignition electrical system. 

The bad:  Car has minor trans leak from the inspection cover and needs a new pinion seal.  Speedometer reads about 15 mph slow. Fuel gauge works but isn't accurate.

$25000  (contact me at centerline1932@hotmail.com

I have all receipts from this entire build. Also there is an on line photo documentary describing all the custom work that was done to this car with detailed explanations of how the work was done.  Available here: http://www.hotrodsandhemis.com/Project32.html

pIcs below.... many more photos at the link above.


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