Some Golden Era rodding thoughts on a rainy morning.
This ‘26-‘27 Ford speedster was posted on the HAMB recently and it’s of particular interest to my Chevy-powered project as it uses the 19-inch Chevy wheels I intend for my own. The owner even gave me a rundown on how he adapted the Chevy wheels to the Ford axles and offered to sell me an extra set.
The photo confirms that the 19-inch diameter is spot on for the proportions of a lowered T.
Next up is a gorgeous ‘32 Ford roadster that, aside from the 1940-style disc wheels, is straight out of a 1940-set detective story I started writing back in college.
I don’t know the particulars on this car, but the car in the story had a ‘39 Mercury V8, ‘39 Lincoln overdrive gearbox, reversed-eye springs, and MoPar hydraulic brakes.
This treatment applied to any ‘29-‘34 Ford would be a great one. Add ‘35 Ford wire-spoke wheels (a popular replacement after 16-inch tires became the standard), and it’s firmly in the 1940s style.
It pains me I’ll probably never own a Deuce roadster.