Ed Biggs' 1932 Ford

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1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe owned by Ed Biggs of Davenport, Iowa. Ed's coupe was channeled 6 inches over the frame. It ran 5:50 front tires and slicks in the rear; "My car had a late Pontiac rear end, a 3 speed Chevrolet transmission, and a 401 Olds tri power. All parts were chromed on the engine, the firewall, and windshield frame. I had a white top insert and the car was all cardinal red. The interior and trunk featured white rolls and pleats. It had a working front cowl vent and opening front and rear windows (rumble seat version). Original folding front seats. The instruments were from a 1956 Dode pickup. The shocks were chrome, and I put a chrome tube between the front rails as a bumper. My front axle and all running gear were chassis black . Frame and car red. The rear fenders were bobbed to fit chassis square at front and rear. It had 49-51 Pontiac taillights a enclosed plated license frame and two short upright chrome nerfs as a back bumper. I think they were 12 inch slicks M&h's. The engine had mondello ported heads and a mild isky cam.pistons and rods were MT. It ran good about 90 in second to shift point. Beat a new 65 Corvette fuelie in a drag on the street. It was never on the strip. It turned out a neat car, placed in a few shows but become mostly street driven and traveled a bit. It was enjoyed this way for the most part. I sold the car in 1969 to buy my home. Damn it, missed it ever since. Car had home made headers which could be run open. They were chromed and the exhaust ran out the back as duals and chrome tipped. They exited the rear at about the nerfs which were mounted at the original bumper location (mounts). The top was not chopped. The radio was mounted in original behind the seat shelf and was from a dodge pickup. Today it has all been changed back to flathead and ford driveline by the present owner. I heard the olds engine blew."[1]



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