To Celebrate this 80 year old car,I Have to get out of the closet. I have bought myself a 1932 Ford Roadster!
Right now it sits in a pile of parts, hidden in the states waiting to get home to me here in Sweden.
It needs alot of attention but it is an original ,one of 10.612 DeLuxe Roadsters ever made!
Its fantastic, this is a car thats been popular for 80 years and you can still find a car today in 2012.
Here is some info of the car:
In March 1932, Henry Ford introduced the first low-cost V8 engine ever produced. Bringing out a pioneering eight-cylinder low-priced car was a bold move in the midst of the most severe economic depression the nation had ever endured. But Henry Ford was determined to build a mass-produced V8, and the world was ready for it. There would be 212,000 Model 18 Ford engines produced in 1932 and that was only the beginning. Edsel Ford, Henry's son, styled the 1932 Ford car. This one-year-only model bore a marked resemblance to the Lincoln of the same year. Generations of car enthusiasts have admired the handsome, clean lines of the 1932 Ford. The Model B, with a 4-cylinder engine, was also available in 1932. Combined production of the Fours and V8s totaled just a bit more than 250,000 cars. Ironically, what would become one of the most desired Fords ever was originally one of the lowest production models ever.
Hell yeah! Got me not one but two sets of LZ gears one 25 tooth set and one 26 tooth set. Now I have to decide what transmission houseing I want to use. I think I will use a late 1938 house (78) for the 25 tooth gears.
A couple of years ago I had a set of 26 tooth gears in my 28/32 roadster and lost 7 or 9 teeths , so I had to replace teh LZ gears with a normal 28. This summer will be way much better. LZ gears ,new engine, Thickstun heads and rebuilt 32 rear end!
Looking forward to this summer. Alot of driving my Hotrod.
The 427 SOHC was virtually built by hand, and was initially intended for stock car racing. The addition of hemispherical chambers and overhead cams transformed the 427 wedge into a very serious powerplant. Factory ratings were 615 hp @ 7000 rpm with a single 4-barrel, and 657 hp @ 7500 with dual carburetors. The engines weigh 680 lbs.
Time to sell of one of my rides. I have had this car for more then 10 years and you can drive it anywhere. I used to have this as my daily driver for a few years. It has a newer heart from GM , a 1984 camaro highoutput 305 cui csb. edelbrock rpm cam shaft and restored heads and +.30 overbore. Transmission is a TH2004R 4 speed with lock up. 0,76 overdrive and 3:36 original cadillac rear end. This car has really good economy on gas and very reliable.
New front windshield and rubber, tires are good. got 12 Volt system.
Last weekend I was away and looked at a 1940 Mercury Convertible. It needs alot of work but I was interested in buying it, I just need to sell my 1949 Cadillac sedanette first.
On the way back home I stoped by my pal Clas Vingren, I have showed you his unrestored 1949 panhead earlier.
He´s working on a 1939 Merury convertible, 1 of 7 sold new in sweden!
Clas is a very serious metal crafts man , he has done alot of work on this car before he could Kustomize it. Almoust everything is done to the body, just need a small chop before he can make the padded carson top for it.
Here are some pics , more to come when work is in progress!