Wayne Kleb's 1927 Ford

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Wayne's T as it appeared in 1960. The car was then known as the Fuzzy Cart. Photo by Wayne Kleb
Satan's Chariot as it appeared on the cover of Rodding and Re-styling March 1962 with its new wild paint-job
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Wayne's T painted in a solid red color after Wayne had created a new front and rear end on the car. This photo was taken before the engine was chromed and the bench seat replaced. Photo by Wayne Kleb
Photo by Wayne Kleb
Photo by Wayne Kleb
Photo by Wayne Kleb
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Satan's Chariot as it appeared in Popular Hot Rodding July 1964 except for the fenders. Photo by Wayne Kleb
The newly chromed engine. The price tag for chroming the block alone was $200. Photo by Wayne Kleb
Photo by Wayne Kleb
Photo by Wayne Kleb
The car at the Houston Autorama in the mid 1970s after Wayne sold it. This was the last time Wayne saw the car together.
Photo by Wayne Kleb

1927 Ford Model T Roadster built by Wayne Kleb of Spring, Texas. It was also known as the "Fuzzy Cart" and "Satan's Chariot". Inspired by the rods he saw in auto magazines. Wayne wanted to build a rod he could use for "just running around", but as the project progressed he ended up with a pristine show car.[1]


Wayne built his roadster on a 1934 Ford frame. The Body was widened 7 inches, [2] and channeled 7 inches over the frame. The front suspension was 1934 Ford, and the rear suspension was from a 1951 Mercury. The front wheels were from a 1948 Ford, and the rear wheels came off a 1953 Lincoln. The front suspension was equipped with juice brakes from a 1948 Ford, and the rear brakes came from the same car as the rest of the rear suspension. Monroe shocks and 1956 Ford truck steering gear were also used on the car. Most of the parts used in the build were Ford or Mercury, except for the engine that came from a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette. The engine was bored to 302 cubic inches, and boasts a McGurk valve train, Duntov 3/4-race cam, high-dome pistons, ported, polished and milled heads, six 2-barrel carbs, Mallory Magspark ignition and custom-made headers. The engine was hooked to a floor-shift transmission.[1] The first version of the car was painted solid red, and featured a cut down 1932 Ford grille shell, hubcaps and a white rolled and pleated Naugahyde interior. It had a bench seat that was covered with white rolled and pleated Naugahyde. In 1962, when the car was featured in Rodding and Re-styling March 1962 it had been renamed "Satan's Chariot" and received a wild Watson inspired paint job. The interior was also redone on this version, now featuring large red diamond shaped patterns on the doors and on the bench seat.


After the car was featured in Rodding and Re-styling March 1962, the car received a new front and rear end treatment. After the bodywork was completed, the car was painted in a solid red color. Photos taken by Wayne also shows the car with a new and higher top and a cut down gold painted steering wheel.


In 1964 the car was featured in the July issues of Car Craft Magazine and Popular Hot Rodding. By now everything on the motor was chromed. The block, heads, even the rocker arms push rods and valve springs were chromed.[2]The bench seat had been replaced by 2 swivel bucket style seats and gold shading had been added painted over the solid red color around the edges of the body and grille.[3] This version of the car is pictured with gold painted fenders.


After Wayne sold the car it was painted blue and eventually ended up in California. Wayne last saw his old T in the early 1980s at a swap meet in Houston, Texas.[2] Wayne's son Kyle Kleb, is currently looking for his dads old Model T, so if you have any clues about where this car is today, send Kyle an email at: kylekleb@prodigy.net.


Magazine Features

Rodding and Re-styling March 1962
Car Craft July 1964
Popular Hot Rodding July 1964


References



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