My goal was to build a 50″ style car that I would have had then.
The cars stance and looks are what reflections of what appealsl to and stirs passion in me.
If someone else feels the same then i am complimented.
I did modernize a few things for safety and reliability.
I began driving the car before it was completed and was having too much fun to tear it back down.
Car has won several trophies such as 2009 Frog Follies Best Hot Rod, NHRA 1 of 50 of Nations Best Fifties Hot Rods,etc.
Then my health began to fail and I struggle to shift for any distance.
I refuse to put a C4 auto in it as this car is made to enjoy shifting through the gears.
Thus unfortunately this sale.
I do truly hate to see it go.
It has many old original pieces that I had collected over many years.
Car has been driven little in last 2 years.
It does have a few small scratches and a small leak or two.
Minor attention is all necesary as it is ready to hop in and go.
It runs out well even with the early suspension.
It runs a cool 165 degrees even on these hot days.
A very quick winder and a lot of fun to drive.
Longest trips are to Knoxville, Tn.
twice ( 6 hour drive one way) with no problems whatsoever.
No mufflers and a nice cam lope give it that rumble of days gone by.
It is not a show car and was built to be driven and enjoyed.
Too much to list but here goes: Body – Old Virginia fiberglass, stock hinges, cowl vent, trunk lid.
Early round style louvers.
Red lights in louvers in deck lid for third brake light.
2″ chop w’shield w/ 3/4″ more removed and laid back, original 32 grill shell and insert filled, 34 decklid handle & mail slot rear window, original headlights modified to stepped halogen, custom removable top frame w/ side curtains.
Running gear – Original 32 frame, 29 front crossmember, original 32 dropped ‘n drilled I beam axle and wishbones, 40 spindles, 58 Buick drums w/ Wilson finned aluminum backing plates (polished by Jeff Smith),early style covered front shocks w/ 52 modified shock mounts, model A rear buggy spring , 35 rear wishbones, ’51 Halibrand Early V8 Quick Change with very rare Torrance City cover, 46 truck axles and bell tubes resplined for 9″ brakes.
Running 3:48/4:11 gears, buick finned drums over ford drums , 71 Vega steer box.
Engine- 49 Flatthead stroker.
Full dressed, relieved, bored .060, 52 Merc 4″ crank, Max 1 Isky cam,Johnson adjustable lifters, Mellings oil pump, Scheifer alum.
flywheel,truck water pumps, Balanced all way through to clutch, Offy Alum heads & intake, Stromberg 97 carbs (built by Jere Jobe), true Vertex magneto, 57 12v generator, 37 truck fan assy ( 6 blade), electric low volume fuel pump, custom headers w/ dump tube between frame rails ( NOT under frame rail) HPC coated w/ center bold to uncork cap in end of header tube.
NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A FLATTIE! Transmission- 85 T5 S10 5 speed w/ Cornhusker conversion (builtkills do in overdrive!) Interior – 39 column w/ key switch/lock rebuilt w/ 40 Limeworks wheel, early 50′s style Vinyl interior rolled and pleated in 57 Corvette red and white, early loop carpet, Stewart Warner nolstalgia curved glass- winged gauges, mid-fifties original Stewart Warner gage cluster from Chris Craft boat, Lokar swan shifter w/ lighted flamed shift ball, 40 accelerator linkage reversed,’ real spoon’ pedal- taken from friend’s kitchen, hidden Mojave heater for those cool night cruises, hidden switches for lights, turn signals, horn.
trunk is finished to match cockpit.
Other cool stuff- red & white pinstriping , accented paint is 50′s Mack truck red, 50′s Pontiac tailights w/ blue dots, 46 Gennie wheels w/ non-script caps, Firestone WWW biased 6.00/7.50 x 16′s, 50′s beehive oil filter — does little looks great, custom chromed push bar in rear for dry lakes look, hidden gas tank in trunk.
WoOuld lke to keep license plate and Indiana AA lic plate topper.
Much more I am sure.
Title is clear Indiana.
Car is licensed and insured.
This car is cool and a real looker! My apologies for the quality of the pix..a bit fuzzy.
Thank you for your interest.
This is a nice little car that is going to bring lots of fun to someone.
Car is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early for any reason.
No warranty or guarantee expressed or implied as the car is sold in ‘as is’ condition.
Call Cecil with any questions 812-972-0741 but no later than 8:00 pm.
Buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping.
However I may be able to help – call with questions.