Injection is handled by a Hilborn mechanical unit that was converted to operate electronically, which was accomplished by Bob Ream of Imagine Injection of Glendale, Arizona, who used a computer module from FAST. Cook Enterprises in Erlanger, Kentucky, made the one-off air cleaners for the motor, while the one-off headers were built by Mike Lupfer from Lupfer Enterprises in Arvada. Other engine goodies include a stock 392 ignition system upgraded with PerTronix components and a timing cover and pulleys from Hot Heads. A TKO 600 Tremec transmission is also used, and it’s equipped with a Center Force clutch package and a Tremec shifter with a Hurst handle. The tranmission’s hydraulic throw-out bearing came from Kesler Transmission.

No major changes were made to the Brookville body, though Pinkee’s did chop the windshield posts 2 inches for a proper profile. And since Larry has decided to hold off painting the car for now, Bill Peratt (Eric’s father) was tapped to supply some fine line pinstripes to the car’s decklid and other areas.

If an all-steel Deuce highboy roadster with an injected Hemi isn’t enough to grab your attention, then the interior to this ride most definitely will. Frank Wallic, working out of the Denver area, has been showing everyone else what it means to build a bomber-style interior. Looking like it might have been stripped out of a B-29, Wallic says there were more than 15,000 rivets used in Larry’s car. The bench seat (with a padded cover by PJ’s Upholstery, of Commerce City, Colorado) is a main focal point, and it’s augmented by lap belts that have ID tags from Bell Aircraft Company sewn into their ends. A LimeWorks four-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel mounts to the Schroeder column, and a set of Moal Coachbuilders’ Bomber Series gauges (with a 200-mph speedo and 10,000-rpm tach) mount to a Brookville dash that Wallic also tweaked.

Three years ago the car was presented as an unfinished roller in Pinkee’s booth at the Grand National Roadster Show, and Larry let the car sit for a time while he finished up work on a ’55 Nomad he was building. Once that was done, Larry did up the wiring at home as well as installing the fuel and brake lines. After taking it to the Goodguys show in Scottsdale earlier this year (and receiving a STREET RODDER Top 100 award), Larry was pleasantly surprised on how well received the unpainted roadster went over with the crowd. Now he’s thinking he may not paint it for some time, and instead just enjoy driving it around without fear of paint chips. Either way, his Hemi Deuce roadster will be sure to generate a fair amount of chin wagging no matter what the final exterior finish Larry decides it will be.