During the mock-up stage of the build, Ken had a Flathead with a pair of Ardun heads bolted up, but he opted out of that idea and went with a 286 Flattie machined by BEP Racing Engines. Ken assembled the engine with a SCAT crank, Ross pistons, an Isky 400jr camshaft, and dialed in the heads from Motor City Flatheads with an 8:1 compression ratio. To feed the V-8 Ken turned to Tom Roberts Design in Ventura for one of their blower drive units and the special intake they made up for the Flathead.

Getting gas to the carbs is a long, circuitous route. It starts when Ken cracks the cap open to fill the Moon tank located forward of the grille. Behind the grille is a 190-gph fuel pump that pushes the gas to another 14-gallon tank at the rear of the car through a -10 line (there's a toggle switch that powers the pump located behind the grille, too). When the fuel pump is turned on, a solenoid closes the vent tube for the main gas tank. There's also a return line that comes back up to the Moon tank so, when gas comes out of it, Ken knows the system is full. And there's another small fuel pump that feeds the engine. And, if need be, Ken can throw a switch inside the car that makes the Moon tank operate as a reserve for an extra 3-1/2 gallons.

On top of the motor a pair of powdercoated Stromberg 97s mix the gas and air, and a Vertex magneto and wires deliver the spark. The headers (built by Ken and Don Lindfors) are unique, too, in that there is a standard exhaust tube fitted to the inside of the Limefire-style headers. Ken wanted it to look like he ran open headers, so when you look inside you can't see another tube inside. The exhaust then runs under the car and out through Bassani mufflers. A TREMEC five-speed transmission butts up to the Flathead and is equipped with a McLeod Racing clutch.

What you might notice first about the body is the chop, where Ken took 4 inches out of the posts, and 3 from the B-pillar and the rest of the car (except in the rear window where it was 2 inches), but you may not notice he shortened the body 1-1/2 inches in the quarter-panel just behind the doorjamb. Some might notice the wheelwells were raised 2 inches, while others would hone in on the filled roof—made by Ken out of two sheets of steel. A two-part bonding goo secured it to the roof's framework, and the edges were welded in place. The steel hood was also modified so the carbs could stick through, and Untouchable Metal Works in Colton, California, made the ring that is held in place by rivets.

And if you like rivets, you're gonna love the interior to Ken's sedan. Untouchable Metal started the interior for Ken using aluminum sheet and rivets, and eventually 2,086 hand-bucked rivets in all were used. Back in his shop Ken finished the harder interior sections (such as the upper corner pieces) and built the bomber-type seats, too.

Once the fabrication stopped, the bodywork began, and Jeff Sherman made sure everything was straight and flat before he painted the car gloss black. Miracle Design in Huntington Beach added the 11-D graphics to the door after asking Ken, "What do you want?" Ken replied, "What's the cheapest number you have?" and they answered, "The number one." Ken said "Give me four of them" and the 11-D was born.

Inside the car there is some minimal upholstery work on the seats from Kiwi Upholstery, and winged Stewart-Warner gauges occupy the aluminum dash insert made by Knecht Equipment Company. There's a sixth gauge—a tachometer—in an aluminum pod bolted to a homemade steering column, which is topped with a four-spoke Sprint-style steering wheel.

Throughout the build Ken found the machining Scott Longnecker did for him was invaluable. Ken would draw something out on a napkin of scrap of paper and Scott would bring him back a finished part. Scott, Mike Williams, and Jesse Johnson all work for Ken's company, and they all had a hand in putting the car together.

Five years after he started the project, Ken's grandson is now 15 years old, and Ken is hoping he might get more interested in hot rods. Matthew likes to kid Ken about possibly wanting some type of green hybrid as his first car, but we feel all Matthew has to do is take one blast in his grandpa's jalopy and he'll be hooked!