Facts & Figures
Paul Howard
Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
1931 Ford Highboy Roadster

CHASSIS
Frame / Manufacturer '31 Ford / Ford
Wheelbase 103"
Modifications Owner fabricated rear radius rod supports
Chassis plumbing Steel
Rearend / Ratio '39 Ford / 3.78:1
Rear suspension Stock spring with several leaves removed, Pete & Jakes (Peculiar, MO) shocks, split '39 Ford radius rods
Rear brakes '40 Ford
Front suspension '32 Ford axle, '34 Ford wishbone, Posies (Hummelstown, PA) '32 Ford spring, Pete & Jakes shocks, & '40 ford spindles
Front brakes '40 Ford
Master cylinder '40 Ford
Steering box '68 Ford Falcon
Wheel covers '41 Mercury style
Front wheel make, size Ford, 16x4
Rear wheel make, size Ford, 16x5
Front tire make, size Coker Firestone (Chattanooga, TN) 4.50-16
Rear tire make, size Coker Firestone 7.00-16

ENGINE
Make '41 Ford Flathead
Displacement 239 ci
Machining / Assembly Walt DuPont (Gardiner, ME) / Walt DuPont
Crankshaft Ford 8BA
Rods Ford 8BA
Pistons Ford 8BA, 8:1
Camshaft Literio L-100
Water pump Speedway Motors (Lincoln, NE)
Cooling fan Electric
Radiator Walker Radiator (Memphis, TN)
Alternator GM 1-wire
Heads Edelbrock (Torrance, CA) finned aluminum
Valves / Springs Chevrolet / Stock Ford
Manifold / Induction Thickstun PM-7 / Twin Holley 94s
Ignition / Wires Mallory (Cleveland, OH) / Taylor (Grandview, MO)
Headers Patrick's (Casa Grande, AZ)
Exhaust / Mufflers '36 Ford driveshafts

TRANSMISSION
Make Borg-Warner T5
Clutch disc 10" Ford
Flywheel Ford 59A / Lightened
Shifter Borg-Warner T5
Trans mods All Pro Transmissions (Hyannis, MA)
Driveshaft Custom by Cape Cod Axle & Driveshaft (Sandwich, MA)

BODY
Body style / Material Roadster / Steel
Body manufacturer Brookville (Brookville, OH)
Body mods Top and windshield chopped 3" by Russell Daly (Newport, RI)
Hood Stock, top louvered by Roy Idman (Walpole, MA)
Top Fred Carello (Warwick, RI)
Bodywork Coffey's Hot Rod & Custom (Hanson, MA)
Paint type / Color DuPont / Back
Painter Bob Coffey
Graphics / Striping Alex Olivera (Plymouth, MA)
Headlights / Taillights Swap meet specials / '32 Ford
Other body items Powdercoating by D&T (Pembroke, MA)

INTERIOR
Insert / Gauges Stock / Stewart Warner (Lancaster, PA)
Wiring Owner
Steering wheel '39 Ford
Steering column '50 Dodge
Seats Custom by Owner
Upholsterer Owner with LeBaron Bonney (Amesbury, MA) kit
Material / Color Vinyl / Red
Carpet Black rubber mat
Seatbelts Military surplus
Other interior items '37 Chevrolet heater