F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Larry Shoaf
Lexington, North Carolina
1927 Chrysler roadster
CHASSIS
Frame / Manufacturer owner-fabricated / 2 x 6, 2 x 4, 1 X 2 rectangular tubing
Wheelbase 113”
Modifications Z’d 8” in rear, 2½” in front
Chassis plumbing aluminized steel
Rearend / Ratio Ford 9” / 3.15:1
Rear suspension owner-fabricated four-bar, coilovers
Rear brakes 11” Drum
Front suspension ’34 Ford I-beam (4” dropped), POSIES (Hummelstown, PA)
Super Slide spring, owner-fabricated hairpins,
Pete & Jakes (Peculiar, MO) tube shocks
Front brakes ’48 Ford drum
Master cylinder MBM Disc Brakes (Asheville, NC)
Steering box Vega
Wheelcovers customized baby moon
Front wheel make, size Wheel Smith (Santa Ana, CA) artillery, 15 x 5
Rear wheel make, size Wheel Smith artillery, 15 x 10
Front tire make, size BFG 155/80R15
Rear tire make, size BFG 285/70R15
Gas tank 15gal aluminum
ENGINE
Make Chrysler
Displacement 318ci
Machining / Assembly Ralph Brinkley & Sons (Lexington, KY) / owner
Crankshaft forged
Rods Chrysler
Pistons flat-top
Camshaft Napa performance
Water pump Chrysler
Cooling fan mechanical
Radiator owner-fabricated aluminum
Alternator Chrysler
Heads Chrysler (iron)
Valves / Springs Chrysler / Chrysler
Rockers stamped
Valve covers early Cal Custom
Manifold / Induction aluminum Mopar six-pack / Holley 2bbl (3)
Ignition / Wires Chrysler electronic / Moroso (Guilford, CT)
Headers iron manifolds
Exhaust / Mufflers 2½” aluminized / Stainless Specialties (Cleveland, TN)
TRANSMISSION
Make 1972 Chrysler 727
Converter Chrysler
Shifter owner-fabricated (utilizing a ’52 Chevy e-brake handle)
Trans mods Brian Stutts (Lexington, KY)
Driveshaft Oliver’s Driveshaft (Winston Salem, NC)
BODY
Body style / Material roadster / steel
Body manufacturer Chrysler
Body mods nearly totally hand-fabricated (see text)
Hood owner-fabricated
Grille modified stock
Bodywork Larry Shoaf (owner)
Paint type / Color PPG / Navy Blue
Painter Larry Shoaf
Headlights / Taillights BLC / ’52 Hudson
Bumpers custom bent tube by Jason Pulver
INTERIOR
Dashboard owner-fabricated (similar to stock)
Insert / Gauges owner-fabricated / early Stewart Warner
Air conditioning working cowl vent
Insulation Wurth (Ramsey, NJ)
Wiring owner-installed Centech (Perkiomenville, PA) harness
Steering wheel 4-spoke, Lime Works Speed Shop (Whittier, CA)
Steering column modified '52 Chevy
Seats custom by Ray Hester (Lexington, KY)
Upholsterer Ray Hester
Material / Color leather / Oxblood
Carpet cut pile