F A C T S & F I G U R E S
George Veracka
Stow, Massachusetts
1932 Ford channeled five-window coupe
Frame / Manufacturer '32 Ford / Ford
Wheelbase 107"
Modifications rear Z'd 11"
Chassis plumbing steel
Rearend Columbia two-speed
Rear suspension '32 Ford leaf spring and wishbone, Gabriel shocks
Rear brakes '40 Ford with Bendix internals
Front suspension 4" dropped axle, '40 Ford spindles, spring, and wishbone
Front brakes '40 Ford with Bendix internals
Master cylinder '40 Ford
Steering box '40 Ford
Wheel covers '50 Mercury
Front wheel make, size Ford, 15x5
Rear wheel make, size Ford, 15x6
Front tire make, size Prestige, 5.60-15
Rear tire make, size M&H Racemaster, 8.25-15
Gas tank custom
Make '49 Cadillac
Displacement 425 ci
Machining / Assembly Herb Torppa at Auto Machine Service, Inc (Maynard, MA)
Crankshaft custom
Rods custom
Pistons 8.5:1
Camshaft Sky (Gardena, CA) full race
Cooling fan custom
Radiator '40 Ford
Heads '53 Cadillac
Valves / Springs Thompson / Isky
Rockers solid lifters
Valve covers finned aluminum
Manifold / Induction Offenhauser (Los Angeles, CA) / Holley 94s
Ignition / Wires Spaulding Flamethrower with dual Mallory coils / Custom
Headers owner
Exhaust / Mufflers 2" steel / Ford truck
Other engine facts chrome by South Shore Plating (Quincy, MA)
Make '40 Ford
Clutch disc 11-inch Ford truck
Flywheel Schiefer
Shifter custom by owner
Trans mods Lincoln Zephyr gears
Driveshaft custom
Body style / Material five-window coupe / steel
Body manufacturer Ford
Body mods Top chopped 4", body channeled 8"
Grille '32 Ford, chopped 4"
Bodywork Central Autobody (Maynard, MA)
Paint type / Color DuPont Lacquer / '57 Chrysler Carnation Red
Painter Sam Sarvela (Maynard, MA)
Headlights / Taillights Dietz / '54 Buick
Other body items custom grille supports by owner
Gauges Vintage Stewart Warner with Sun tach
Wiring Owner
Steering wheel '40 Ford
Steering column custom
Interior mirror custom
Seats custom
Upholsterer John Piecewicz (Maynard, MA)
Material / Color Naugahyde / white with red buttons
Carpet white Naugahyde with red buttons
Seatbelts '55 Thunderbird
Other interior items Moon (Santa Fe Springs, CA) gas pedal, custom pedal pads