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1927 Ford Roadster (Steel) /Merc Flathead

Discussion in 'Cars For Sale' started by telecaster_6, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
    Posts: 484

    telecaster_6
    Member
    from Dorr, Mi

    City: Grand Rapids

    State: Michigan
    Price: 18,500
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    Merc Flathead (49-53' style)
    Newer Edelbrock (42-48) heads adapted onto the later block
    Offy 2x2 intake
    Dicks Hot Rod carburation holley 94's built specifically for the car with early Caddy air scoops
    Power-Gen Alternator in generator Case
    Speedway Water pumps (ceramic ball bearing to withstand the high belt tension of the alternator)
    MSD distributor and MSD 6al ignition
    High Torque starter
    Headers to stainless straight pipes that dump in front of rear wheels.
    Completely rebuilt c4 transmission with Flat-o-matic conversion bellhousing/convertor. Trans cooler in trunk
    Custom built driveshaft
    Lokar shifter
    Aluminum radiator
    Stainless upper water tubes
    Electric Fan
    Stretched 28/29' radiator shell
    Cowl steering (early ross box) Body cowl has tubing hoop bracing welded in for added support.
    Steward Warner "Winged" gauges (newer), all fully functional, mounted in custom waterjet cut aluminum surrounds.
    Floor mounted race brake master cylinder with balance bar and remote reservoirs
    Distressed leather interior (real leather)
    Windshield is a combination of a couple late 20's early 30's frames that I built to fit the body nicely.
    Glass windshield
    Windshield posts are integrated into the body
    Spun aluminum fuel tank tucked neatly up into rear of frame/body
    Electric fuel pump
    Chassis is a custom built with 2"x4" perimeter that follows the body contours. Heavy duty X-center cross member (2"x4" laid down), with round tube rear structural support system that follows body contours. Extremely stout chassis!!!!
    Quarter elliptical springs front and rear (rides absolutely great!)
    42-48 front axle (newly rebuilt with new kingpin hole bushings)
    F100 front brakes and spindles
    Banjo Rear end with open driveline conversion yoke (new rear drums and wheel cylinders)
    Custom rear hairpins (1.25" dom tubing) profile bent to body.
    Tube front shocks, rear shocks are very rare Armstrong adjustable lever action shocks.
    New coker classic 5.60/15 front tires on early ford wheels with trim rings/bullet caps
    Continental l78/15 rear tires (almost new) on Stockton wheels with trim rings/bullet caps
    Body was a western body with very little rust, but was pretty beat up. I ended up welding in new lower cowl pieces, new panels behind the doors. Panel below deck lid is new that I louvered. The deck lid was missing and I made this one from scratch (fits ok). The quarter panels have been welded to the tub. The entire body was sandblasted inside and out after fabrication was completed before body work was started. Body Paint is an industrial enamel, chassis/suspension is all Chassis Saver enamel. View attachment 3968424 View attachment 3968425 View attachment 3968426 View attachment 3968427 View attachment 3968424 View attachment 3968425 View attachment 3968426 View attachment 3968427 View attachment 3968428 View attachment 3968429 View attachment 3968430 View attachment 3968431 View attachment 3968432 View attachment 3968433 View attachment 3968434 View attachment 3968435 View attachment 3968436 View attachment 3968437 View attachment 3968438 View attachment 3968439 .

    I built this car for my father about 10 years ago. He was newly retired and the intention was for this car to be trailered behind their motorhome to South West Texas where they vacation for the winter. Unfortunately, with it not being a very good "grocery getter" car, my mother veto'd this in favor of their late model car and it ultimately never went with them. The cars entire life has pretty much been spent driving from their house into the small town where they live in northern Michigan for morning coffee and the occasional local car shows. We have trailed it to some other events around the state at times. The car has less than 1000 original miles on the entire build. My father is in his 70's now, and his declining health makes it somewhat hard for him to get in and out of the car. We are selling the car only to fund a more practical 60's car that has more creature comforts for he and my mother to enjoy a classic car on a more regular basis. That being said, the car has very little miles on it, but being 10 years old does show its age a bit. We intended the car to age, for instance the use of chassis saver on the frame (there is no UV protection to this paint, so it fades a bit with age). The car drives/rides well. Starts up extremely easy, transmission shifts flawlessly, stops well, etc. The steering is a bit tight (steering box may need a touch of adjustment to the worm gear). Overall, its in very good mechanical condition. It has some cosmetic flaws here and there, some paint flaking on some suspension parts, headers could use a re-coat of paint, etc, but overall it shows very well. Its a Model T roadster, so this isn't a car for "large" people. I am 6' tall and fit in the car just fine, not the worlds most comfortable, and my head is about 50% exposed above the windshield, so bear this in mind. Overall its been a fun car, gets tons of attention, and has a ton of nice parts and overall has a wonderful stance and proportions. Not interested in any trades at this time unless it is a 64-65 Falcon Fastback or mercury comet V8/4 speed car.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018
  2. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
    Posts: 484

    telecaster_6
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    from Dorr, Mi

    Open to reasonable offers.
     
  3. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
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    telecaster_6
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    from Dorr, Mi

    Price drop: $16,500
     
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  6. telecaster_6
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    telecaster_6
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    sold please delete
     

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