502-Powered Ford Roadster Street Rod
This Ford Roadster street rod is said to have been modified under previous ownership by Mike Fennel Enterprises for the late drag racer Tom McCourry and was later acquired by the owner in 2013. The car is finished in Indigo Blue over Cream leather upholstery and powered by a 502ci V8 mated to a TH400 three-speed automatic transmission and an 8-inch rear axle. The Fairlane fiberglass body was mounted to a modified 1936 Ford chassis that features a Mustang II-style front suspension, rear leaf springs, front drop spindles, and rack and pinion steering. Additional equipment includes a blue convertible soft top, a rumble seat, power front disc brakes, 15″ Billet Specialties wheels, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, GM electronic ignition, and a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo. This Ford Roadster is offered in Canada with a spare set of wheels, publications featuring the car, and Ontario registration listing the car as a 1936 Ford.
The Fairlane fiberglass body is finished in Indigo Blue. Features include a blue convertible soft top, a steel louvered hood and engine covers, a chrome grille and bumpers, steel body-colored fenders, rubber-covered steel running boards, and a rear-mounted spare tire carrier. There is a bubble in the paint on the rumble seat.
The 15″ Billet Specialties wheels wear spinner center caps and are mounted with Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires measuring 195/60 up front and 225/70 out back. The modified 1936 Ford chassis features a Mustang II-style front suspension, front drop spindles, rear leaf springs, and rack and pinion steering. Braking is handled by power-assisted front discs and rear drums.
The cabin features a Glide Industries bench seat and rear rumble seat with pleated inserts upholstered in cream leather joined by color-coordinated door and kick panels. Equipment includes blue carpet and floor mats, a floor-mounted shifter and handbrake, a custom-fabricated dashboard, Alpine speakers, and a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo.
The Grant banjo-style steering wheel frames a Mooneyes 120-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, battery voltage, and oil pressure. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows 6k miles, approximately 2k of which were added under current ownership. Total mileage is unknown.
The 502ci V8 features a polished Chevrolet intake manifold and serpentine drive system, a Holley 750-cfm four-barrel carburetor, electronic ignition, a Griffin aluminum radiator with an electric fan, and Hooker headers. An oil change was performed and the battery was replaced in 2022.