Best Ford In A Ford
As we move into our second of five events that will feature our choice for the Best Ford in a Ford from around the country, our current recipient is Dorothy Bangiola for her '40 Ford sedan delivery. It's outfitted with a 347 stroker 5.0L Ford small-block.

Dorothy rounded up her delivery back in 2003 and spent the next five years putting it together, ending up with a very worthwhile and streetable street rod. She is no stranger to street rodding. She owns a company that supplies '32-72 Ford reproduction parts (C&G Early Ford Parts) in Escondido, California.

The delivery is painted in a custom-mixed PPG color, called C&G Blue (wonder where the name came from?), with the finish body and paintwork by SoCal Paint Works in Santee, California. The big blue machine rests on a Mustang II front suspension and a Ford 9-inch rear with airbags at the corners, all by Super Rides by Jordan.

Also at the corners are 91 Series polished billet and solid face wheels from Wheel Vintiques, of Fresno, California. The fronts measure 17x7 while the rears are 18x7 with '40 Ford hubcaps. Rubber comes by way of BFGoodrich, measuring P235/40R17 and P235/50R18.

But the pièce de résistance is the Ford V-8. Based on an '88 Ford 5.0L it is equipped with a 347 stroker kit then balanced and blueprinted. Both looks and performance are represented with Edelbrock aluminum heads, chromed Edelbrock upper and lower intake, 70mm throttle body, Ford Racing 19-pound high-flow injectors, an Isky cam with 520 lift/275 duration, MSD ignition, Street and Performance engine dress-up kit, Sanderson headers, and a Haltech computer.