F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Don & Carolyn Smith
Mansfield, Texas
1932 Ford Highboy Coupe
Frame / Manufacturer '32 Ford / So-Cal Speed Shop
Wheelbase 108"
Modifications Step boxed, stretched 2", C'd in rear
Chassis plumbing Stainless
Rearend / Ratio Winters QC / 4.56:1
Rear suspension Posies (Hummelstown, PA)
transverse spring, Pete & Jakes
(Peculiar, MO) shocks, So-Cal
(Pomona, CA) ladder bars
Rear brakes Lincoln
Front suspension 4"-Dropped I-beam, Posies
transverse spring, Pete & Jakes
shocks, So-Cal sway bar
Front brakes Buick
Master cylinder So-Cal Speed Shop
Steering box Vega
Front wheel make, size American Racing (Rancho
Dominguez, CA), 15 x 5
Rear wheel make, size American Racing, 16 x 6
Front tire make, size Firestone, 6.50/15
Rear tire make, size Firestone, 8.20/16
Gas tank 12gal.
Make Ardun Industries
Displacement 296ci
Machining / Assembly Don Ferguson, Ardun Industries
(Wilmington, CA) / Don Ferguson,
Ardun Industries
Crankshaft Forged
Rods Ardun H-Beam
Pistons Ross (El Segundo, CA) 9.5:1 compression
Camshaft Custom-grind EFI profile, Ardun Industries
Water pump Aluminum 409 Chevy
Cooling fan Mechanical
Radiator Copper/brass
Alternator 160amp
Heads Ardun, CNC machined 356-T6
Aluminum OHV
Valves / Springs Ardun stainless / High-performance
Rockers Ardun roller
Valve covers Finned Ardun
Manifold / Induction Ardun / Ardun custom EFI injectors
with FAST (Memphis, TN) electronic controls
Ignition / Wires MSD (El Paso, TX) / MSD
Headers Custom stainless
Exhaust / Mufflers Stainless / stainless
Other engine facts Ardun finned aluminum oil pan
Make T-10
Clutch disc Weber (Placentia, CA)
Pressure plate Weber
Shifter Modified '39 Ford
Trans mods Fort Worth Standard Trans (FT. Worth, TX)
Body style / Material Three-window coupe / steel
Body manufacturer Ford
Body mods Chopped 3 1/2" in front 3" in rear,
sectioned 2 1/2", '33 Ford lower cowl
section, windshield posts laid back
2-degrees, fuel tank tucked 3"
Hood Louvered steel
Grille Stock, Dan Fink (Huntington Beach,
CA) stainless insert
Bodywork Roy Pickford, Roy's Body Shop
(Beach City, TX)
Paint type / Color PPG / Sunset Copper
Painter Roy Pickford
Striping Lil Louie (San Bernardino, CA)
Headlights / Taillights '32 Ford Commercial / '51 Pontiac
Other body items Custom rear frame covers, fuel tank
split and re-formed to match
spreader bar, doors and decklid
re-skinned by Roy Pickford
Dashboard Modified stock
Insert / Gauges Auburn-style / Auto Meter (Sycamore, IL)
Stereo / Speakers Nope
Air conditioning Nope
Insulation Dynamat (Hamilton, OH)
Wiring Custom
Steering wheel Lecarra (Oneida, TN) '40 Ford
Steering column Custom fabricated
Seats Custom, Gabe Lopez & Sons (Bloomington, CA)
Upholsterer Gabe Lopez & Sons
Material / Color Leather / Lite Root beer
Carpet Short loop