Howdy Folks, Up for auction is an interesting old race car.
It was made in Argentina.
My friend bought it there sent it to me to tighten it up.
I did, and then he offered it to me.
We made a trade then it was mine.
The first day I drove it, a fuel line leaked and I had a engine fire.
Lucky for me I had a fire extinguisher.
Then I decided to totally restore it and make it really mine.
I won at a very popular annual car show.
I added lights to it so that it could be registered and driven on the road, and its currently registered in my name as a 1937 Ford.
I made the lights so that they can be easily removed for vintage racing.
Its body is hand formed aluminum.
The frame is steel.
I spend much time to make the frame smooth.
My friend is a magician with metal and he got the body really straight, not that it was all too bad anyway.
The seat and head rest is red leather.
My brother in laws uncle made hand tooled leather straps for the hood.
He did a fantastic job.
The interior walls are machine turned metal and original.
You can tell a person sat there and did it all by hand.
The engine compartment and fire wall is also turned metal made by me not original.
However the original fire wall was turned metal but the fire damaged it.
I used the original for a pattern.
The 90 1937 Ford Flat head was rebuilt.
I added a few new things, like a chrome 12 volt alternator and dual master cylinder.
The transmission is a Jaguar 4 speed.
It was very creatively welded to a Ford bell housing.
Looks like its was gas welded.
No vibrations no problems.
Plus it shifts great and is synchronized which makes up and down shifting easily.
The water pumps are special for that car.
I had them rebuilt by Gould pumps in New Jersey.
The radiator was cleaned and tested.
My radiator guy freaked out and said its original and never has been rebuilt and was ironically made here in Buffalo and found its way to Argentina 80 years ago.
Its in great shape.
The front and rear suspension is period correct and the steering box is a mystery to what it is.
My friend Charlie pulled it apart and rebuilt it.
The brakes at the wheels are 37 Ford, the master was updated with a Willwood double master so your front and rear brakes have there own lines.
This gives you a bit more safety in case a line or wheel cylinder would ever fail.
The original instruments did not work.
I redid the dash, I also changed it to fit me better 6’2″.
I used Classic Instruments bomber style gauges, oil pressure, two temps one for each head, tach, and speedometer.
All the wires are hidden when possible.
I used insulators to run wires through the fire wall.
The wheels are classic wide 5 artillery wheels with Perrelli tyres.
The struts and exhaust are nickel plated.
They were not restored by me.
They shinned up nice.
The steering wheels removes to get in.
What’s left, I changed the peddles around to make it easier to drive.
It originally had the clutch on the left, gas in the middle and brake on the right.
I changed places of the brake and gas.
Not sure if thats a racing thing or a Argentina thing.
But it was not my thing..
Last its located in Holland NY near Buffalo.
Feel free to come out and take a look if you like.
Not interested in any trades.
I accept a $500 paypal deposit and the balance cash in person or electric wire, or check.
A check must clear before it can be picked up.
Car to be picked up here with in three weeks of auctions end.
Payment with in one week.
Deposit with in 48 hours.