MSD Performance has started a new project car, a '32 Ford five-window coupe. The "Atomic Deuce" is going to showcase a number of MSD's products with an emphasis on their Atomic Fuel Injection, DynaForce rotating electronics, and, of course, ignition components. There will also be a few surprises that we were sworn to secrecy about until they debut the car on the Power Tour.
The Atomic Deuce is well underway at MSD's R&D facility in El Paso, Texas. Bobby Woleslagle, their own in-house craftsman, is heading up the project and has already pre-assembled the Pete & Jake's Hot Rod Parts supplied by Posies Inc. The New Age Motorsports body had just arrived and was being introduced to the chassis for the first time when we stopped by.
Russell Stephens, president of MSD, has been a fan of the '32 Ford five-window body since American Graffiti. "It was tempting to do a modern interpretation of the Milner car, but MSD is about performance and racing red is our color," Stephens added. "We've built a Pro Street '55 Chevy, a late-model supercharged CTS-V, and a number of test vehicles at MSD. It was time for a street rod, and a '32 Ford is a favorite of any hot rodder."
For power, the Ford five-window coupe will be fit with a Chevy LS3 fed by MSD's Atomic LS EFI system. A 4L65 transmission will be used to transfer the horsepower to the Ford 9-inch rearend stuffed with a limited-slip and 4.11 gears. Rocket Igniter wheels are wrapped in a set of Coker's Silvertown BFGoodrich tires and set of Wilwood brakes and Bilstein shocks add to the handling of the Atomic Deuce.
More parts are being fit every day and we'll keep you posted on the project's progress. The goal is to debut the car at the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour and hopefully it will take in a couple STREET RODDER Road Tours during the summer as well.