1951 Ford Shoebox Custom
Availability: Shop owner car, not for sale.
What started as a mild build turned into a complete frame off restoration with keeping to early period custom touches and only a few modern upgrades. The goal with this car has been to keep it mostly Henry and have subtle Hop Ups that really blend well.
Engine & Drivetrain
Engine is an 8BA flathead V8 that has been completely rebuilt and bored 0.060” over. Jahns pistons, Isky Max 1 cam and isky adjustable lifters, The heads are Offenheuser 400’s that have been decked 0.050” giving the flathead engine a 9:1 compression ratio. Carburation includes an Edelbrock intake manifold with three Holly 94‘s and a Mallory dual point distributer The transmission is a late model 4 speed top loader that’s been adapted to the to fit the 8BA. Giving it the ability to purr on the highway!
Body & Interior
Body will be chopped 3-4”, Running a stock 51 Ford Dash and 49 steering wheel. Interior, paint and exact body finish TBD. Stay tuned.
Chassis & Suspension
Chassis has been completely rebuilt while lowering it 4.5 inches using Fatman Jamco and Fenton suspension components ie: drop spindles, springs, steering arms, lowering blocks.
Wheels & Brakes
OEM Chromed 15x4” wheels with stock 1951 center caps, American Tire wide whites bias tires, Fully rebuilt OEM drum brakes and stainless brake lines.