Blue Steel

The Roadster that almost wasn’t.

With help from Fat Jack’s Hot Rods, the construction on this Roadster progressed steadily from 2005 until 2012. Larry Maddox then took over the project and moved the car to his home, ramped up construction to full speed, and completed the remainder of the build just in time to be the focal point of the Centerforce Clutch display at the 2013 SEMA Show. The car was also a contender for the “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” title at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona.

The Single Over Head Cam (SOHC) 427 Ford engine sits in a custom made frame under an all steel ’32 Ford body. The Hilborn fuel injected engine is monitored by the Racepak Smart Wire Dash, and controlled by MSD Ignition firing the Denso Spark plugs. The Centerforce flywheel and clutch connect the 500+ horse power to the Tremec five speed and Currie 4:10 Limited Slip rear end. Although it is mostly out of sight, the MagnaFlow exhaust is a true work of art. The two 3-inch exhaust tubes connect to the headers then snake through the frame rails to the 2, (one in two out) polished stainless mufflers and four “Drag Style Pipes” that exit under the rolled pan.

Bilstien shocks and coil over springs suspend the car on the Mickey Thompson tires and wheels. The car is stopped by four Baer Brake, 6 piston calipers, activated by Lokar peddles. The whole car is held together entirely with polished ARP 12 point bolts and nuts.

It might have taken 8 years to get this beauty finished, but she was worth the wait.


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