Bill Faris' 1932 Ford

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1932 Ford Roadster owned by Throttle Stompers member Bill Faris of Burbank, California. Bill's full fendered roadster was fit with sealed beam headlights, 1941 Chevrolet taillights and a 1940 Ford steering wheel. The bodywork was done by Valley Customs. Under its hood the roadster sported a hopped up 1940 Ford engine with lots of speed parts. The engine was bored up to 239 cubic inches, the same as a stock Mercury flat motor. It featured a pair of Edelbrock 9.5 to 1 heads, a Harman & Collins Super M cam, a lightened and balanced flywheel and an Edelbrock triple manifold fit with three Stromberg 48 carburetors. The exhaust went through Clark headers and flowed out of Porter mufflers. Randy Shinn ported the mill. A Spalding Zephyr ignition supplied the spark. 1940 Ford hydraulic brakes replaced the mechanical setup. The rear end was borrowed from a 1940 Ford. The transmission contained Zephyr gears. For dry lake racing, Bill used 3.27 gears and methanol as fuel. The hopped up roadster clocked 132 mph at the 1951 SCTA Lakes Meet. Bill finished number 39 in the 1950 SCTA lakes season, and number 55 in 1951. The upholstery was done by Roy Conyers and the body was painted by Ronnie Price. Danny D'Reagan modified the instrument panel by adding a full compliment of gauges: fuel pressure, tachometer, two engine temps, oil pressure, ammeter,speedometer and vacuum gauge.[1]

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Hop Up April 1952
Hop Up July 1953



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