This ’32 Ford Houses Some Serious 392 HEMI Power

This clean, ’32 Ford is running an early HEMI that’s built perfectly for the era. With a balanced crank and set of rods, this 392-cube HEMI bumps compression up with a set of Ross pistons, uses an Iskenderian cam to open the Hot Heads’, stainless valves, and is bored .030 over to make room for all of its other go-fast components.

Hot Heads also supplied the old-school, tunnel ram intake, and the whole induction setup is topped by a pair of Holley 390 carburetors and a polished, “sugar scoop” air cleaner. The whole system gets its water supply from a Mezeire electric water pump, fed by a “jet black” radiator that uses an integrated, polished aluminum fan shroud with an overflow canister.

For all of these trick components used, the car has won for itself plenty of accolades. One example is at SEMA, where Mickey Thompson featured the car in their display in 2006 and 2007. Then again in 2007, Summit Racing Equipment featured the Three-Window coupe in their Super Summit show, putting the car on an indoor display for a month after.

Equally impressive as the coupe’s Viper-red paint and old-school performance build is its undercarriage. The ’32 features a 9-inch rear that is smoothed and red-painted, and is supported by a chromed, 5-link rear with aluminum coil-overs.

The rod’s undercarriage also consists of a Lobeck frame with Pete & Jake’s components, also painted in Viper-red. The front suspension has a flipped front-axle with transverse leaf springs, and a set of polished, Wilwood 4-piston disc brakes help the car stop from all the way around.

Clean looks and plenty of accessories; it’s no wonder this red ’32 takes center-stage almost everywhere it goes.

About the author

Salvatore Alaimo

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, California, Sal Alaimo Jr. has continued with his passion of the automotive industry. Alaimo's been an auto enthusiast since his early years, and grew up learning about cars from his father, Sal Alaimo Sr. If its got a set of fat rear tires and 8-cylinders, Alaimo Jr. is all for it. Today, Alaimo Jr. brings with him a pool of enthusiasm and pride as a contributing freelance writer for Chevy Hardcore.
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