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Ford Roadster (1936)


Ford Roadster (1936)

By 1936 cars from Ford had started to swell in size and each new year brought a model with great advances in both technology and design. But every example was well liked by the public, who flocked to Ford like no other manufacturer as they offered cheap yet good-quality transport. As the street rodding industry saw a revival in the 1980s, many firms went into the reproduction of early Ford bodies as they were becoming so difficult to find in good-condition steel. Offering them in glass-fibre which wouldn't rot and was lightweight seemed perfect for the majority of builders who wanted to construct their own cars from kit form at home. This car uses one such body on a vintage shaped chassis but with extra strength. The front and rear suspension are beam and live axle respectively, while power comes from a basic tune small-block Chevy which can still pull the car to quick speeds.

Ford Roadster (1936) Specifications

Top speed:120 mph (192 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):6.9 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:350 ci (5,735 cc)
Transmission:4-speed auto
Max power:250 bhp (186 kW) @ 4,800 rpm
Max torque:320 lb ft (434 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:2,350 lb (1,068 kg)
Economy:13 mpg (4.60 km/I)
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