The 52nd Annual Grand National Roadster Show Part 31


Feature Article

Michael Dye and Garry L. Dye




B. Dupont of San Mateo, California owns this flawless, fully restored '36 Ford Phaeton. The original engine produces 85-hp. Exactly 5,555 Ford Phaeton's were built in 1936. This impressive car looked like it's fresh off the showroom floor. Admiring it was like stepping back in time. 







Speaking of stepping back in time, here's the "Back to the Future" DeLorean built by the famous George Barris. 






One of my favorite blues is the color that covers this 1940 Ford Coupe. I love it even more because of the 383" stroker under the hood. L. Garrison of San Bruno, California is the owner. 







J. Pfleuger of Atascadero, California owns this slick '32 Ford Track Roadster. A 296 Ardun bolted to a Borg-Warner T-5 provides the power. This is a truly timeless design that looks better than most roadsters available today. 




Here's one of the best reasons we know of to replace that old, anemic powerplant that may currently reside under the hood of your street rod. It's a fully polished 600 cubic-inch Falconer V-12. These extreme engines are built by Ryan Falconer Racing Engines, Inc. 
The milder pump-gas varieties are available with 650 horsepower at 5,200 rpm. Torque numbers are extraordinary, with 560 lb/ft at a super-low 1,500 rpm and a full 750 lb/ft at 4,500 rpm. On race gas, these beasties can be had with up to 1,100 horsepower at 7,000 rpm in naturally aspirated form. Supercharged or turbocharged versions can be had with up to 1,600 horsepower. For this application, may we suggest a very meaty pair of racing slicks out back? You're going to need it in order to harness the brutal twist this engine demands.


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