Lou Mitri
Monroe, Connecticut
1930 Ford Coupe

Frame / Manufacturer '30 Ford / TCI Engineering (Ontario, CA)
Wheelbase 104"
Modifications boxed, custom crossmembers, front crossmember notched for crank pulley clearance
Chassis plumbing stainless
Rearend / Ratio Currie (Anaheim, CA) 9" / 3.50:1
Rear suspension TCI Engineering parallel four-link, Panhard bar, antiroll bar, and All-American (Ontario, CA) coilover shocks
Rear brakes Wilwood Engineering (Camarillo, CA) four-piston 12" disc
Front suspension TCI Engineering IFS with polished spindles, All-American coilover shocks, and antiroll bar
Front brakes Wilwood Engineering four-piston 12" disc
Master cylinder Dual with 7" power booster
Steering box manual rack-and-pinion
Front wheel make, size Coker (Chattanooga, TN) Smoothie, 15x7
Rear wheel make, size Coker Smoothie, 15x8
Front tire make, size Firestone / Coker, 670-15
Rear tire make, size Firestone / Coker Dragster, 820-15
Gas tank RCI (Tyler, TX) 15-gallon aluminum
Make Chevrolet V-8
Displacement 383 ci
Machining / Assembly Smeding Performance (Rancho Cordova, CA)
Crankshaft forged 4340 steel
Rods forged 5140 steel
Pistons hypereutectic 9.8:1
Camshaft Custom ground hydraulic roller
Water pump Edelbrock (Torrance, CA)
Cooling fan Electric Cooling Components (Memphis, TN)
Radiator Walker (Memphis, TN)
Alternator Billet Specialties (La Grange, IL) 140 amp
Heads Edelbrock Performer
Valves / Springs Edelbrock / Edelbrock
Rockers 1.5 ratio, roller
Valve covers Mooneyes (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
Manifold / Induction Barry Grant (Dahlonega, GA) four deuce / Demon 98s
Ignition / Wires MSD (El Paso, TX) Pro Billet / MSD
Headers Sanderson (South San Francisco, CA)
Exhaust / Mufflers MagnaFlow (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) 2-1/2" stainless / MagnaFlow
Other engine facts Mooneyes clam shell air cleaners, Billet Specialties Tru-Trac serpentine system, engine dyno-tuned by Smeding Performance, 430 hp at 5,400 rpm, torque 470 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm
Make GM / TCI Automotive (Ashland, MS) TH-400 Street Fighter
Converter TCI Automotive Street Fighter
Shifter Gennie Shifter (Denver, CO)
Trans mods heavy-duty internal components, blueprinted, dyno'd
Driveshaft Custom by FleetPride (Waterbury, CT)
Body style / Material coupe / steel
Body manufacturer Ford Motor Co.
Body mods steel ribbed roof insert, polished stainless firewall, 4" dropped rear roll pan
Grille Brookville Roadster (Brookville, OH) '32 Ford
Bodywork owner and Dragone Classic Motor Cars (Bridgeport, CT)
Paint type / Color Glasurit (Southfield, MI) / Mercedes-Benz dark gray metallic
Painter Donald Garcia at Dragone Classic Motor Cars
Headlights / Taillights King Bee 7" / '50 Pontiac
Outside mirror 4" round
Other body items Rock Valley (Stillman Valley, IL) stainless rear spreader bar
Dashboard Brookville Roadster '32 Ford
Insert / Gauges Billet Specialties / Mooneyes
Insulation Insulshield Technology (Hingham, MA)
Wiring Ron Francis Wiring (Chester, PA) Bare Bonz kit installed by owner
Steering wheel Lecarra (Oneida, TN) Mark 4
Steering column ididit (Tecumseh, MI)
Interior mirror Polished stainless oval
Seats Wise Guys (Elkhart, IN)
Upholsterer Wise Guys & Dragone Classic Motor Cars
Material / Color leather / black
Carpet black rubber mat
Seatbelts Juliano's (Ellington, CT)