Mart gets Old Rusty fired up and takes her for a spin.

Old Rusty, Mart's Flathead powered Model A Roadster has been sitting under a tarp. It's very wet. Mart starts the old 21 stud flathead and takes her out for a spin.

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Blown FLATHEAD! RADICAL CAM! CHROME THUNDER 1932 Ford Roadster!
McCulloch Supercharged 41 Ford Flathead V-8! This is a flathead- the Ardun valve covers are actually simply covers that we had cast. And the video is by amateurs. CHROME THUNDER, an early production 1932 Ford DeLuxe Roadster, was bought by my uncle, a WW-II Navy pilot, in 1946. It became one of the legendary hot rods that burned up the streets of Memphis during the 1940's to mid 50's. Street racing was king then, and uncle Walter raced this car on Main Street in downtown Memphis as well as the former B-17 bomber base at Halls, TN where drag racing east of the Miss. began in 1946. A practical joker, Walter frequently fueled the car with skywriting gas and drove through downtown Memphis-smokin' out the streets in retaliation for local coppers ruthless harassment hot rodders. Parked in 1962, the car sat for over 40 years. We rolled the car out of its resting place in 2003 and the car took to the streets again in 2005. The Supercharger oil seal failed 3 yrs ago, and we decided to install an experimental cam based on the old KR Wilson Harley Davidson cams. It was ground in the 1960's for veteran Bonneville World Record holder Paul Kosma. This cam is one of the MOST radical flathead cams to date. The light spot on the right door is where the clear paint has peeled back. WE buffed the body and applied clear which has become quite dull over the last few yrs. This winter, the original steel body, which features lead work done by my dad Captain Jack II in 1959, will be re-buffed and cleared again. It's not a restoration and never intended to be. It's just an old hot rod- slightly ruff around the edges and unrestored, but running with the original gas tank, radiator, and nearly 70 year old Firestone white wall tires. The dash insert is from a 1931 Pierce Arrow- turned upside down. The car features an original pressed front axle- done in 1948. Individual Exhaust stacks and a hot vintage cam bark a sound resembling the radial engines which powered the aircraft my uncle flew- the F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair. All of my family who rode in this car back in the day have passed on. This living breathing piece of American culture history soldiers on....





Marts 33 Ford Coupe hits the road..wmv
This 33 Ford 5 window coupe had sat in a barn since 1959. I bought it 3 months ago and have just fixed what needed fixing. It's repaired not restored. In the UK you can drive it legally to a test station before it is registered. This is the cars first drive on public roads since 1959. It drove really well despite no shakedown at all. Next comes registration and proper regular road use. Mart.





hot rod first start!
actually the second start, but i was still pretty excited! Im Filming, and Shifter Marky fires it up. Marky is the man! thanks for all your help in these last few weeks bro. Flathead, Ford Model T, A, 32,40 Vintage Hot Rod, VLV H.A.M.B.





1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years. For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe8KWTM3qQ For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here: http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t424/craigmca/Old%20Henry/?albumview=sl ideshow Here's a recent one driving in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONZdWVH6A4 Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him: Transcontinental Railway Grade in May 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=139471 City of Rocks, Idaho in April 2014:http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137684 Capitol Reef National Park in March 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133018 Grouse Creek and the AAA garage in February 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130966 Grand Canyon in January 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128820 Moab, UT in December 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127222 Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument November 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123694 Across Nevada on US 50, "The Loneliest Road in the Country", October 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120098 Mount Evans (the highest paved road in North America) August 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115013 Canada in June 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109872 Monument Valley in March 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99523 Bryce Canyon in February 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97822 Milford, Utah in December 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93137 Nevada and Idaho in November 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89080 Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83966 Yellowstone National Park in May 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72864 Death Valley in February 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62705 Pike's Peak in July 2011: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19141 Route 66 in April 2010: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57511




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