Facts & Figures
Charles Franklin
Orange, California
1932 Ford roadster

Frame / Manufacturer '32 Ford
Wheelbase 106"
Modifications boxed front framerails, lowered front crossmember 1 5/8"
Rearend / Ratio '34 Ford / 4.11:1
Rear suspension '34 Ford radius rods, un-split; transverse spring w/ rolled eyes & 2" de-arch; '32 Ford shocks
Rear brakes '40 Ford backing plates w/ '36 Ford drums
Front suspension drilled '32 Ford heavy axle; unsplit '32 Ford radius rods; transverse spring w/ rolled eyes & 2" de-arch; '32 Ford shocks
Front brakes '40 Ford backing plates w/ '38 Ford drums
Master cylinder '39 Ford
Steering box '32 box machined for needle bearings & seal
Wheel covers '38 Ford
Front wheel make, size '38 Ford, 16x3 5/8"
Rear wheel make, size '38 Ford, 18x3 5/8"
Front tire make, size Firestone, 450x16"
Rear tire make, size Firestone Ascot, 700x18
Gas tank '32 Ford modified to accept Stewart Warner (Lancaster, PA) sender
Make '47 Ford
Displacement 239 ci
Machining / Assembly Vintage V8 Restoration (Orange, CA)
Water pump 59AB w/ motor mount tabs removed
Cooling fan '46 Passenger
Radiator '32 Ford V-8
Alternator '47 Ford converted to 12V
Heads Edelbrock (Torrance, CA)
Manifold / Induction Edelbrock 2x2 Super / Stromberg 48s
Ignition '47 Ford
Exhaust / Mufflers 1 ¾" / 20" glasspacks
Make '37 Ford
Clutch disc 11" Ford truck
Shifter modified original
Driveshaft shortened '34 Ford
Body style / Material '32 Ford roadster / steel
Body manufacturer Brookville Roadster (Brookville, OH)
Body mods shaved door handles
Hood '32 Ford
Grille Vintique Inc. (Orange, CA)
Bodywork Vintage V8 Restoration
Paint type / Color PPG / Black
Painter Joe Morisette (Orange, CA)
Headlights / Taillights Guide / Austin Healy
Other body items '32 Ford windshield chopped 3"
Dashboard '32 Ford roadster
Insert / Gauges '32 Ford / Stewart Warner
Wiring canvas by Vintage V8 Restoration
Steering wheel 17" Bell Auto Parts
Steering column '32 Ford
Seats '34 Ford four-door sedan mounted on sliding seat tracks from Speedway Motors (Lincoln, NE)
Upholsterer Carol Knapp (Whittier, CA)
Material / Color leather / oxblood
Carpet black wool w/ oxblood piping