Orrin W. Fox’s used car lot was located at 2345 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, when this promotional photo for Fox, dated by the source was taken in 1933. 126 more words
One of the issues that has always plagued the Ford Flathead V8 has been overheating. Gerry Burger’s article on Hot Rod Network comes up with some answers.
Raw aluminum Hagemann-built 1925 Ford boattail roadster for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:
On sale here for just $127500!
“Raw and Beautiful, truly a functional work of art and superior craftsmanship! This all aluminum bodied Boat-Tail Speedster Roadster was professionally hand built and currently owned by Jack Hagemann Jr, who is well known for his legendary metal fabrication skills & hand formed components that can be found on countless award winning show & race cars. Jack is a true master of the Hot Rod Industry and 1991 Grand National Roadster Show “GNRS” Hall of Fame Inductee. Own and drive a piece of history, 1 of 1 from the pavement up and the perfect addition to any collection, no disappointments…
Body/Exterior: One-off hand formed design, 0.063″ 3003 H14 aluminum alloy, track T style nose & grill assembly, tight fit rolled edge fenders, one piece hood & removable vented hood-sides, side interior air vents, custom curved windshield, one piece removable rear boat-tail section, roll over rear safety hoop & nerf bar, formed headlamp buckets, recessed LED rear lighting & 3rd brake lamps, track style rolled underbelly w/airflow venting and PS Engineering alloy wheels w/Trigon pin-drive hubs…
Chassis/Suspension/Braking: Hand fabricated Hagemann chassis/frame/suspension (58.5″ front-track, 57″ rear-track & 102.5″ wheelbase) 1.5″ 0.126 mild steel tube w/torsional cross-member structure components, hand built chromoly A arms & suspension components, MPD parallel front torsion bars, Woodward NASCAR rack & pinion steering, QA1 front forward center shocks, rear triangulated four bar suspension & MPD cross-torsion bars, QA1 rear shocks and Attebury 4 wheel Disc brakes…
Engine/Power-Train: Ford Racing GT-40 302 cubic inch 320HP crate engine, aluminum cylinder heads, aluminum Edelbrock intake manifold & 4bbl carburetor, MSD Pro Distributor & ignition, hand fabricated ceramic coated headers & side exhaust, Griffin aluminum radiator w/electric cooling fan, Tremec 5 speed transmission, performance clutch assembly & Tilton hydraulic master cylinder and narrowed Ford 8″ rear differential (3:55 ratio)…
Interior & Related: Hand crafted aluminum alloy interior & bucket racing seats, Sid Chavers tan leather seat upholstery w/perforated center sections & wool carpet, aircraft style dash assembly w/push button start, Ford Racing instrumentation, one-off steering column, interior side & floor passenger airflow, racing lap seat belts and custom behind seat storage/access…”
Attended the 2017 Goodwood Revival and as everyone knows this a very diverse event.
That taken into account, American vehicle and Americana were well represented down to a Gasoline Alley bar outdoor bar complete with moonshine running Hot Rods!
Plus the sound of the GT40 flat out down the main straight is hard to top.
Took a trip down to Beaulieu for the 2017 International Autojumble which was as always well attended with plenty of visitors from outside these shores displaying their wares.
Didn’t get what I really wanted, but I did pick up a few tools and perused the Car Corral and the parking are for the onsite Bonham’s auction which you can see in the gallery.
It appears these type of events are what is keeping Beaulieu going as the museum is falling behind the likes of the Haynes and the British Motor Museum, (Gaydon), offerings, which is a real shame.
There were a number of interesting and varied American vehicles:
- Replica Lincoln of the year & model of the one JFK was assassinated in
- Rare 1930 Viking four door deluxe sedan
- 1948 Nash 600 Super two door coupe for sale at £8950
- Beautifully restored Cadillac convertible in the Bonham’s auction parking area
- Partially completed Hudson project car
- Nicely restored 1950’s Willy’s Jeep
- Some nice Mustangs new & old
Took a trip to a local village fair which had a small transport show, a few interesting Yanks were on show.
Nice 1929 Roadster Build Blog Here
From Jim Koscs at Fox News Auto.
It would appear that Ford built and tested a four wheel drive Mustang back in the day.
Dodge made ponycar history for 2017 by introducing a Challenger model with all-wheel drive. Although equipped with a V-6, it’s sure to please enthusiasts in Snowbelt states. Might Ford follow suit with the Mustang? The company did, after all, test four-wheel drive in the Mustang 52 years ago. The drivable prototype, which also has an early form of anti-lock brakes, still exists.
Read the rest of the article here
There is a great Flathead resource right here at the Rodder’s Journal
This is a great collection of books on the venerable flattie!
As always Rodder’s Journal is the place to go!
The car has been authenticated by Kevin Marti