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HEMI32

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    Birthday:
    August 15
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Occupation:
    Software & Systems Engineer
    1932 Ford 5 window Coupe ... Chopped & Channeled ... with early Chrysler HEMI.
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    I've been around hot rods all my life.

    My '32 5-window was built by my father ... he bought it (less 4-banger) for $40 in 1954 ... threw away the fenders, hood, bumpers, etc. … channeled it 6" in front, 8+" in rear ... put a 1953 Chrysler (331ci) HEMI in it [hence the moniker "HEMI32"] ... and later he chopped it 2.5".

    In 1975, we put the 1958 Chrysler Imperial (392ci) HEMI and the 1969 Dodge HEMI Torque-flite that it still runs today.

    My father & I have had several other rods, customs & special interest vehicles:

    • 1929 Ford Model A Roadster [Hi-boy on Deuce rails ... a project car]
    • 1932 Ford Roadster [full fendered, jag suspension, 351 Cleveland, etc … a project car]
    • 1932 Ford Tudor Sedan [3” chop, 327 Chev, Turbo 400, etc. … a project car]
    • 1947 Kit "Sportsman" teardrop trailer [a project]
    • 1955 Plymouth Belvedere 4dr [Mild Custom; dad's daily driver in the late 50's]
    • 1957 Chrysler Custom - "Clif Inman's (Joe Wilhelm built) '57 Chrysler"
    • 1957 Chrysler 300 C Coupe [Jet Black, Chrysler wires & WWWs ... a restoration]
    • 1957 Chrysler 300 C Coupe [Copper Brown ... a project car]
    • 1958 Chrysler 300 D Coupe [Ermine White, Fuel Injection emblems ... a project car]
    • 1958 Chrysler 300 D Coupe [Mesa Tan ... a project car]
    • 1959 Plymouth Sports Fury 'Vert [Powder Blue ... family's daily driver in early 60's]
    • 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider [my college daily driver, currently being restored]
    • 1964 Plymouth Sports Fury Hardtop [family's daily driver in the 60's]
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    • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T SE 440 [family's daily driver in the 70's & early 80's]
    • 1969 Plymouth Barracuda 340 Formula S Fastback [a restoration]

    Sadly, in October 1990, cancer claimed my father's life. In August 1991, his ashes were scattered over the Bonneville slat flats during the Speed Week event. That same year, Pat Ganahl & (the late) Gray Baskerville did an article on my father & his coupe. The article was entitled "COUPE-TINUUM" and appeared in the December 1991 issue of Rod&Custom ... it got most of the story correct ... just a few inaccuracies and some typo's (our family name is misspelled). That issue of R&C also had a feature on the '57 Chrysler Custom that my father once owned ... and an article about Speed Week 1991 which included a picture of the Thomas-Walsh-Walsh-Cusack "333" roadster that my father’s ashes (urn) were strapped in ... duct taped to the roll bar behind John Walsh as he drove to a 2-way average of 213.853mph (becoming a member of the prestigious 200MPH Club).

    On my 32nd birthday, I became the caretaker of the "HEMI32" coupe ... the car will forever remain in the family ... I plan to pass it on to my son on his 32nd birthday!

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