Awesome HAMB build. Killer traditional Ride.
Here is quite possibly the most traditional 1931 Ford A-V8 roadster available today. The chassis is a step boxed original 1932 Ford chassis with stock front crossmember using stock style 32 front engine mounts and a stock K-member with rear c-channel legs added for more torsional strength. The rear crossmember is 26-27 Ford Model T along with the T tapered leaf rear spring. 1932 Ford pedals are used converted to Hydraulic brakes with a stainless steel sleeved 1939 master cylinder. Steering is a rebuilt F1 with a 35 mast and column drop turned by a 38 Banjo wheel. E-brake is a stock 32 handle and works quite well. Front axle is an original 32 which has been dropped, chromed and drilled and all is positioned by an original, intact wishbone. A chromed Posies spring is used along with chromed 39 backing plates and drums. The rear is an original Halibrand Culver City quickchange using 40 cones and shortened 36 bolt on radius rods. Chrome P&J shocks are used on all four corners along with 40 wheels, smooth trim rings and 40 Deluxe caps. Tires are 7.00 and 5.50×16 Firestones and front spindles are 40 also. Rear brakes are 40 Ford with slip-on drums and functioning E-brake. The excellent engine in this car started as a 51 Ford 8BA V8 which is now .060 over, uses a EAB Merc cam with Johnson lifters, stock chrome fuel pump, shortened W headers with 1.75″ exhaust feeding both screw on capped 36 Ford driveshaft lakes pipes and full, out the back dual exhaust. Mufflers were not used nor are they needed. Ignition is Mallory and AC 12v finned coil. Fan is an 8RT belt driven item along with the generator and water pumps. Oil filter is a Filcoolator beehive. Transmission is a 38 with 40 gears connected to an 8BA flywheel with 40 style 10″ clutch and pressure plate. The driveshaft is a shortened 40 torque tube and all bearings, universals were new at time of construction during the last two years. The body on the car is an original 31 roadster correctly fitted to the 32 frame with a full steel floor from the seat back. Front floor is wood as was done by Henry. A ten gallon T tank is behid the seat with remote fill. Deck lid hinges are 51 Ford. The dash is an absolute work of art 41 Ford Super Deluxe which has been sliced and diced to fit and used Fenton chrome aftermarket trim. A stock 31 Deluxe top is fitted and has been chopped 3 inches along with the windshield. Tali lights are 46 Ford, head lights are 36 passenger lenses/rings on 35 pickup buckets. Original 32 grill/shell holds a modified Mustang radiator enclosed in a 32 tank. This car was constructed during the last two years by an absolute master, the workmanship and attention to detail is mind blowing. Everything functions as intended although the gas guage is not to be trusted and the speedo reads a little fast depending on the gears in the QC. Seat is built for a tall individual and shorter drivers may need to invest in pillows are do a little seat modification. The complete build history from beginning to end may be found on the HAMB, 30 pages of photos and info that reads like a Tardel book. Registration/title is a clear and open NYS 1931 Ford item.