STK 2577 1931 Ford Street Rod
There are many ways to build an “old-school” street rod, but none better than this 1931 Ford. Purchased in South Dakota in 2006 as an original, rust-free Model A, this beautiful chopped coupe has an all-steel body with an aluminum hood and front fenders. The frame is a custom design that is boxed and reinforced. Stuffed under the tiny hood is a 354ci 'Fire-Power' Hemi that was built by Hemis Unlimited, Liberty, Mo. Ken Jack have a long history of building Hemis for automotive and aquatic racing applications. He fitted the bored block with a GM454 crank to create a 413ci monster. A GMC 6-71 style supercharger compresses the fuel delivered by dual Holley carburetors that are fed by an electric fuel pump. A Mallory Unilite ignition provides fire, custom headers w/cut-outs route exhaust and cooling comes from a large-core Walker radiator. Estimated horsepower is 750 and, by the sound of it, that number is conservative. The Hemi is backed by a JW Racing three-speed 'manual-shift-only' automatic, capable of handling up to 1,000 horsepower. A Franklin Quick-Change differential houses a Detroit Locker center and 4:10 gears. Power is transferred to the pavement by a pair of Firestone 10.00x15” cheater slicks mounted on custom chrome Bart Wheels with NASCAR centers. The front suspension utilizes a dropped tube axle designed by Super Bell Axle Company and the rear suspension is a 4-bar configuration with coil-over shocks. Braking comes from huge power-assisted Buick drums fitted to Indy-style hubs designed by Wilson Machine, Dallas, TX. This interior is first-class with a bench seat and interior panels beautifully upholstered in rolled/tufted black vinyl. There is a wood trimmed turned dash, full gauge package, quick release leather/alloy wheel and racing lap belts. The builder of this amazing street rod left nothing to chance and he knows every nut and bolt in this car. There are complete records of the build that specify the company, date of purchase and $$ amounts. You will be proud to drive this beautiful machine to the next cruise-in. ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.