F A C T S & F I G U R E S
John Henson
Corona, California
1932 Ford highboy roadster
CHASSIS
Frame / Manufacturer '32 Ford / JW Rod Garage (Belgium, WI)
Modifications Crossmember modified for Pete & Jakes (Peculiar, MO) pedal assembly
Rearend / Ratio Ford 9" with Trac-Loc limited-slip differential by John's Industries (Caspian, MI) 3.50:1
Rear suspension Parallel four-bar with Panhard rod Total Cost Involved (Ontario, CA)
Rear brakes Ford 11" drum with SO-CAL Speed Shop finned-aluminum covers (Pomona, CA)
Front suspension Super Bell axle (Peculiar, MO), Pete & Jakes hairpins, Posies Super Slide springs (Hummelstown, PA)
Front brakes Discs with Buick-style drum covers by SO-CAL Speed Shop
Master cylinder Corvette-style dual-circuit
Steering box Vega-style, Flaming River (Berea, OH)
Wheel make, size Radir Custom Wheels (Montville, NJ) tri-rib, 15x4 and 15x7
Front tire make, size Firestone ribs and blocks by Coker Tire (Chattanooga, TN) 5.00-15 ribs and 8.20-15 diamond-grooved
Gas tank Vintique, modified for fuel return line
ENGINE
Make '68 Chevrolet
Displacement 327 ci
Machining / Assembly Action Machine (Shoreline, WA) Greg Parsley
Pistons Speed Pro Hypereutectic-cast
Cooling fan 17" electric SPAL (Ankeny, IA)
Radiator copper/brass by Walker Radiator Works (Memphis, TN)
Alternator 100-amp chrome
Heads 462-series, aka Feulies or camel-hump
Valve covers Mooneyes (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
Induction EFI-controlled stack-style by Hilborn (Aliso Viejo, CA)
Ignition / Wires Mallory Unilite / Spiro-Pro by Taylor Wire Products (Grandview, MO)
Headers lakes header kit by Speedway Motors (Lincoln, NE) Jayster turnouts by Sanderson Headers (South San Francisco, CA)
Other engine facts Tall Hilborn stacks modified with perforated-metal screens and filters by Greg Parsley and Sig Schott
TRANSMISSION
Make '70s-vintage Saginaw four-speed
Clutch 10.5" Centerforce (Prescott, AZ) modified for hydraulic throw-out bearing
Shifter Hurst with custom lever
Trans mods hydraulic McLeod throw-out bearing
BODY
Body style / Material roadster / fiberglass
Body manufacturer Bear Fiberglass (Prescott, AZ)
Body mods shaved cowl, hinges, door handles, top mounting points and side-curtain pivots and wraparound dash, and doors by Bear Fiberglass
Grille shell by Brookville Roadster (Brookville, OH) Vintique insert
Bodywork Greg Parsley and Sig Schott, Retro Rods (Monroe, WA)
Paint type / Color PPG Vibrance-series urethane base/clear / copper
Painter Sig Schott
Pinstriping Donn Trethewey (Port Townsend, WA)
Headlights / Taillights Guide 682-C on shock mount/headlight stands by LimeWorks Speed Shop (Whittier, CA) '39 Ford
Other body items chrome by Queen City Plating (Seattle, WA)
INTERIOR
Gauges Von Hot Rod-series Classic Instruments (Boyne City, MI) pinstriped by Donn Trethewey
Wiring Ron Francis Wiring (Chester PA)
Steering wheel cut-down '40 Ford-style by LimeWorks Speed Shop
Steering column '40 pickup style by LimeWorks Speed Shop
Seats Glide Engineering (Cucamonga, CA)
Upholsterer Scott Stratton, S&S Custom (Kenmore, WA)
Material / Color vinyl / rust and tan
Carpet copper nylon loop
Seatbelts Juliano's Hot Rod Parts (Ellington, CT)