Back at Eischen’s the final assembly began with the wiring of the car with a kit from Centec and the installation of a set of Stewart-Warner gauges into an aluminum gauge panel made by CCM Rod Shop (an 8,000-rpm tach sits above the trans tunnel in its own bucket). The rest of the ’32 Ford dash was left alone, and a Lobeck steering wheel sits atop a column made by Eischen.
The engine is a standard 350 Vortec to which Eischen added an electric water pump and stainless steel plumbing. A SPAL electric fan moves the water in the aluminum radiator, and an East Coast Auto Electric a 50-amp alternator provides the juice for the electrical. Spark comes via a Joe Hunt magneto and MSD wires while exhaust is drawn out Doug’s Headers and through 2-inch stainless steel tubing and a pair of Stainless Works mufflers. But when you pop the hood, the first thing you see are the trio of Barry Grant 98s and the finned aluminum Hildebrandt valve covers. The motor is backed up to a Total Cost Involved TH350, which uses a Lokar shifter for gear selection.
Though Scotty has sold the previous Eischen-built cars he’s owned, he says this is the last one he’ll have built and he isn’t going to sell it. Considering the cars that have shared the floor of his garage and his well-known penchant to wheel and deal on a car or two, that’s saying something. Scotty also says even though he was a little afraid of driving some of the cars he’s owned in the past (due to them being such a large investment), he says he has no fears of driving this one, and can’t wait to get it out on the road.
Coddington 15x7 spindle-mount wheels and 17x10 pin-drive rollers were wrapped in General Altimax HP rubber.
Greening Auto Company makes the headlights used on Scotty’s coupe, and Eischen fabbed the radiator grille out of stainless. And as an example of Eischen precision work, that’s not a grille on top of the hood—it’s the top of the air cleaner, perfectly fit and flush-mounted.