Facts & Figures
Charlie Dolan
Lincoln, Massachusetts
1932 Ford roadster

CHASSIS
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)
ENGINE
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
TRANSMISSION
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
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
INTERIOR
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