A Roadster, Refined

I met Mr Kevin Porteous when filming the pilot for my old tv show, The Red Shift.  At the time he piloted a 69 Camaro that ticked all the right muscle car boxes before following that up with a cool little channeled ‘29 Chev Roadster in bare metal.  The Chev marked Kevin’s first venture into traditionally styled hot rodding and it didn’t take long for plans to surface with the aim of further refining the concept.

Meet Kevin’s A Roadster, all grown up.

Chassis: ‘32 Brookville repro, modified.

Suspension, brakes, steering: (Front) Mono leaf springs, So Cal tube shocks, dropped I-beam, hairpin radius rods. Ford F1 steering box, column and pedal assembly. (Rear) Pete & Jake’s Ladder bar, Carrera coil-overs. ’59 Buick drums all round. ’40 Ford wheels: 16” V8-60 3.5” up front, Rear: 16” Mercury 5”. Firestone Deluxe Champion crossplies.

Drivetrain: ’65 Chevrolet Corvette 327. Edelbrock twin 4-barrel intake, Twin Edelbrock 4-barrel 400cfm carb. 5-spd Tremec, Centerforce dual friction clutch. Ford 8″ diff.

Body: ’30/31 Ford Brookville Repro, original cowl. Duval screen, fabricated dash with auburn insert, rear rolled pan. 3-piece hood, filled ’32 grill, guide headlamps, ’39 Ford taillights.

Interior: Custom upholstery by Stitches Upholstery. Stewart Warner gauges, Limeworks ‘40 Ford wheel.


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