F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Jim Gove
Natick, Massachusetts
1932 Ford pickup
CHASSIS
Frame / Manufacturer stock / 1934 Ford
Modifications boxed
Chassis plumbing steel
Rearend / Ratio ‘41 Ford / 3.78:1
Rear suspension ‘32-34 Ford original springs w/ tube shocks
Rear brakes ’48 Ford drum
Front suspension 2-½” dropped Ford axle w/ ’40 Ford spindles, stock wishbone, original Ford hydraulic shocks & ’34 Ford front spring
Front brakes ’48 Ford drum
Master cylinder dual
Steering box ’48 Ford F-1 truck modified by owner w/ ’32 Ford mounting flange
Wheel covers ’46 Ford
Front wheel make, size Ford steelie, 16x4
Rear wheel make, size Ford steelie, 16x4.5
Front tire make, size Firestone, 600x16
Rear tire make, size Firestone, 750x16
Gas tank ’30 Chevrolet, mounted in bed
ENGINE
Make ’53 Chrysler Hemi
Displacement 338 ci @ 0.040 over
Machining / Assembly Frank Lamb (Gorham, ME)
Crankshaft steel
Pistons Badger (Marinette, WI)
Camshaft Isky Racing Cams (Gardena, CA)
Radiator custom, Rogers Auto Radiator (Medford, MA)
Generator ’55 Olds
Valves / Springs stock w/ three-angle valve job / Isky
Valve covers stock, chrome
Manifold / Induction Edmunds two-pot / Carter (2) two-barrel
Ignition / Wires Vintage Mallory (Cleveland, OH) / clear red
Exhaust / Mufflers 2” straight tube / never!
Other engine facts Hot Heads (Lowgap, NC) adjustable pushrods & Isky lifters
TRANSMISSION
Make ’39 Ford w/ Cragar adapter
Clutch disc Hayes (Cleveland, OH)
Pressure plate Hayes
Shifter ’39 Ford
Trans mods Lincoln Zephyr gears
Driveshaft ’34 Ford
BODY
Body style / Material pickup / steel
Body manufacturer Ford
Body mods channeled 6” originally by Norm Card & top chopped 4” by Jim Gove
Grille ’32 Ford commercial
Bodywork by Jim Gove
Paint type / Color DuPont (Wilmington, DE) Chroma Premier / Washington Blue
Painter Jim Gove
Pinstriping by Hotrod Jen
Headlights / Taillights Guide 682-C / ’32 Ford
Other body items custom red-oak bed floor by owner & Steve Gove; headlight mounts cut down from Model A headlight bar
INTERIOR
Dashboard custom
Insert / Gauges aluminum / Stewart Warner (Lancaster, PA) & '50 Plymouth
Stereo / Speakers unmuffled vintage Hemi!
Wiring by Jim Gove, '55 Olds panel
Steering wheel '40 Ford truck
Steering column '34 Ford truck
Seats custom bench
Upholsterer owner
Material / Color vinyl / black & gray