Facts & Figures
Charlie Dolan
Lincoln, Massachusetts
1932 Ford roadster

Frame / Manufacturer Ford
Modifications Model A front crossmember
Chassis plumbing steel
Rearend / Ratio '40 Ford w/ Columbia two-speed / 3.78:1, 3.00:1
Rear suspension '40 Ford spring w/ '40 Ford radius rods & Pete & Jake's (Peculiar, MO) tube shocks
Rear brakes '40 Ford drum
Front suspension 4" dropped Dago, '32 Ford axle w/ '40 Ford spindles, P&J's tube shocks, early Ford reversed-eye spring & stock wishbone
Front brakes '40 Ford drum
Master cylinder '40 Ford
Wheel covers '47-56 Ford pickup w/ '46 Mercury trim rings
Front wheel make, size '46 Mercury, 15x5
Rear wheel make, size '46 Mercury, 15x5-½
Front tire make, size Firestone DeLuxe Champion (Coker Tire, Chattanooga, TN), 5.60x15
Rear tire make, size Firestone DeLuxe Champion, 8.20x15
Other chassis items all plating by D&D (Providence, RI)
Make '48 Mercury
Displacement 276 ci
Crankshaft '50 Merc
Pistons Jahns Quality Pistons (Anaheim, CA)
Camshaft Isky (Gardena, CA) 400 Jr.
Cooling fan early Ford w/ custom hub
Radiator Walker Radiator Works (Memphis, TN)
Generator early Ford converted to 12V
Heads Edelbrock (Torrance, CA)
Valves / Springs Ford / Isky
Manifold / Induction Edelbrock three-pot / Stromberg 97-series
Ignition / Wires Harmon-Collins dual-coil / standard clear red
Headers Belond
Exhaust / Mufflers custom 1 ¾" to 2" / Smithys (Speedway Motors, Lincoln, NE)
Other engine facts custom-built in 1957 for short-track hardtop racing
Make '39 Ford
Clutch disc early Ford
Pressure plate Schiefer
Shifter '39 Ford
Trans mods Lincoln Zephyr gears
Driveshaft '40 Ford torque tube, shortened
Body style / Material roadster / steel
Body manufacturer Ford
Body mods windshield chopped 3 ½" & laid back, cowl lights & door handles shaved & filled, all by Jim Maltagliati (S. Glastonbury, CT)
Bodywork by Jim Maltagliati
Paint type / Color PPG / '81 Ford Robin's Egg Blue lacquer
Painter Jim Maltagliati
Headlights / Taillights Guide / '39 Ford
Other body items custom Carson-style top by Steve Pierce at One-Off Technologies (Gilford, NH) & dropped headlight bar
Insert / Gauges Stewart Warner (Lancaster, PA)
Wiring by Jim Maltagliati
Steering wheel vintage Chris-Craft boat, modified
Interior mirror '36 Ford cabriolet
Upholsterer Jim Maltagliati
Material / Color Naugahyde / Colonial White
Carpet dark-blue square weave
Seatbelts Juliano's Hot Rod Parts & Interior Products (Ellington, CT) classic