Street rods are cool for sure, but some are definitely cooler than others. RK Motors Charlotte is proud to present this red hot 1932 Ford roadster that is our first street rod offering with traditional flathead Ford power. It's tight, near flawless in execution and has killer good looks. Oh, and did I mention it's supercharged?
Well-finished and painted in bright red, this car carries a high quality Harwood fiberglass cockpit that is exceptionally smooth and features a thicker resin and more detail than most Ford replica bodies. The bright basecoat/clearcoat paint was meticulously applied and buffed to an incredible shine, and really adds to the cars aggressive fenderless look. Up front, a Brookville steel grille shell houses a stainless grille and sits between clear chrome trimmed headlights with chrome wire looms and trick turn signals. Below those headlights, a polished splitter connects the frame rails and accents the cars completely chrome front suspension. Behind the grille a 4 piece Rootlieb steel hood features removable sides and four rows of louvers that taper as the hood gets wider. A traditional piece of stainless runs from the chopped and tinted windshield to the top of the grille cowl and features a pristine blue “Ford” emblem. In typical hot rod fashion, the profile of the car is free from any trim and ornamentation, and exceptional chrome windshield trim serves as the only brightwork above the wheels and behind the open engine bay. At the rear of the car, a black Lebaron Bonney convertible top contrasts nicely to the red body and features a glass rear window that is trimmed in chrome. Below the top, a bright chrome trunk handle is centered above a chrome tag light which sits between custom '39 Ford tear drop tail lights. Just below the rear valence a 15 gallon Rock Valley stainless fuel tank features a machined aluminum fuel cap and sits above stainless steel exhaust outlets. Up front, 15 inch ET spokes wear 5.60-15 Firestones and at the rear 15 inch ET aluminum slots wear L78-15 Coker Classics. Overall, this Ford street rod is in outstanding physical condition and is an integrated package that shows a single, unifying vision in its design and construction.
Power is supplied by an 8BA flathead Ford that has been stroked to 276 cubic inches and provides an ample 300 horsepower. On top of that timeless Ford powerplant Roadrunner engineering's Weiand supercharger kit includes a blower, an alternator, a serpentine belt, a new cam, new heads and a Holley 450 carburetor. To take things up a notch, the owner decided to switch out the Holley 450 carburetor with dual blower calibrated Stromberg 97s that are complete with stainless fuel lines and a liquid filled fuel pressure gauge. Below the blower, Offenhauser aluminum heads feature GM stainless valves and have been ported, polished, and machined for better air flow. Below the hotter heads, the Ford flathead block has been balanced, machined for better air flow and features Ross forged pistons, a Scat crankshaft and a custom grind cam by Tatom Engineering. At the sides of the block, dual Sanderson headers are equipped with dump outs and run into 2.25 inch stainless steel exhaust pipes with glasspack style mufflers. In front of the engine, a Walker radiator, complete with an electric fan and stainless overflow tank feeds water into two polished tubes that are connected to a chrome thermostat housing on each side of the motor. Between those tubes, a Mallory Unilite distributor sits next to billet pulleys and passes fire from a chrome covered coil to Mallory Pro plug wires with red boots. Everything in this engine bay, from the trick air cleaners and “V8” radiator cap to the braided throttle linkage housing and red fire wall is exceptionally well-done.
Underneath the car you'll find a complete Corn Huskers boxed, lengthened and pinched frame. Housed in that frame is a GM T5 5-speed manual transmission with a 10.5 inch V8 clutch and pressure plate that sends power to a smoothed and painted Ford 9 inch limited slip rear end with 3.50 gears and a polished aluminum center section. At the front wheels, a mono leaf front suspension houses a Chassis Engineering front end system and Wilwood disc brakes with braided lines. Out back, a ladder bar rear suspension features Alden coil over shocks and rear drum brakes. Flowing from the Sanderson headers, the true dual exhaust is jet coated to polished stainless glasspack style mufflers that are fitted with polished stainless tail pipes. At the sides of the motor, a chrome cover hides the starter and a Flaming River manual steering box is bolted to the frame. The floorpan and frame are painted the same bright red as the body and the only thing that isn't chrome or polished is the driveshaft and oil pan which are both finished in a nice glossy gray. The underside of this car looks as if it just rolled out of the restoration shop; it doesn't display any of the drips or wear that even 2,000 mile cars exhibits. Even the details are done well with stainless hardware all around, a frame mounted electric fuel pump and chrome finned dust shields mounted behind the front disc brakes.
Inside the car, the D & D custom black Ultraleather interior is lined in red piping and sits on fresh carpet. The body matched dash features Autometer gauges in a stylized aluminum panel with a traditional “V8” script. The ignition and all accessories switches are mounted under the dash along with an Autometer boost gauge. In front of the driver, a billet steering column holds a chrome spoke steering wheel and features a column mounted Autometer tachometer. Below the steering column, chrome trimmed foot pedals complement a chrome emergency brake handle and a custom shifter with a Mr. Horsepower shift knob. Out back, the trunk is upholstered to match the interior and includes a battery box directly behind the seats.
Documentation for this car includes a folder of restoration receipts, two books on blown flathead Ford motors and some photos of the restoration.
This 1932 Ford is a nicely finished rod that is built to drive and be seen in. It uses top-notch components from some of the best names in the business to create a unique car that has tons of personality and curb appeal. It's loud, brash and with retina-searing red paint, guaranteed to draw a crowd anywhere you go. Call today!
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