Painless Performance Products presents Street Rodder TOP 100

For the Top 100 program, Street Rodder attends 10 particular car shows each year and picks 10 vehicles at each to make up the Top 100. For more on where those shows are and how they’re voted on, check StreetRodder.com.

Tech Tip

Voltage Drop

Voltage drop is common in vehicles when too small gauge of wire is used to power accessories. Bad connections can also cause voltage drop as well as a switch that isn’t designed to carry enough amperage for an accessory. Check the output of the alternator and compare it to your voltmeter; they should be within a tenth of a volt for best performance.

Best Ford in a Ford

Tom Weisman,

Poughkeepsie, NY

’40 Ford DeLuxe coupe

With the fairgrounds packed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Goodguys East Coast Nationals, it was a perfect time for Street Rodder and Ford Racing’s recognition of Street Rodders who install a late-model Ford engine in a Ford hot rod. A thorough cruise through the event led us to Tom Weisman of Poughkeepsie, New York, who is the latest award recipient with his cool ’40 Ford coupe, fitted with a 302ci Ford Racing crate V-8 linked to a Ford C4 transmission. Breathing deep through an Edelbrock intake and matching 650-cfm carb, it was dressed up with just enough chrome accents. The coupe sits on an original spine updated with a Ford 9-inch rear out back and IFS up front for smooth handling. Rolling on vibrant wheels from TQ capped with BFGoodrich wide whites, a razor-sharp body was treated to just enough navy blue pearl accented by vibrant red pinstriping. Inside, a comfy bench was covered with yards of dazzling white vinyl while business is handled by a Lokar shifter along with a Flaming River tilt column topped with a classic banjo-style wheel to set the course. For added comfort, Vintage Air keeps the cabin cool while Pioneer keeps the tunes cranking and VDO gauges monitor the vitals. Congratulations to Tom Weisman who will receive a Limited Edition jacket as the award winner.