1951 Ford Tudor Crestliner Mild Custom Sedan.
You’d be hard pressed to find another ShoeBox as nice as this, my 67 year old baby, and when you consider what’s on this one, it would be near impossible. I’ve owned this jewel for many years, nearly 30. Flathead figures out to be 282.587 (3 5/16+.040) w/ 4” crank, polished Offenhauser 9-1 heads w/combustion areas relieved, Chrome Offy intake with 3 Holley 94’s, Mallory E-Spark in Mallory Dual Distb. And High Output Coil, Magnecor Custom 8.5mm Race Wires, Clay Smith Street 3/4 Cam (C272 =Adv.Int. Duration w/325 Lift, Hardened Seats, smooth idle but you can hear the cam in back, Flathead Jacks oil port over fuel pump opening plus his Chrome Head Bolts, Fifth Ave. Electric fuel pump and 12 Volt Alternator and Conversions, (Spare new chrome alt. New in pkg.), also 12 V overdrive solenoid came from Fifth Ave. as well, lots of spares, Block is drilled and plugged enabling full oil filtering with NASCAR filter. Lots of spares with this baby, when you find something that works good, you get another. Red’s Headers with Smithys, Ross Racing Pistons from Henry Downing, Isky adjustables, HD Springs and oversized SS Manley Valves, Exhaust ports relieved and polished, (Lots of help over the many years from Rich Bickle in WI. Bud Lee in Texas did the rebuild, Bud holds Bonneville Flathead Records) Four Row 12 cap Pressure Radiator w/expansion tube, Electric fan for parades, New Quartz Clock in old face, Antique Radio Conversions AM/FM in old radio face with CD and Ipad connection and 4 speakers, Dual Chamber Master Cyl. W/Vacuum Assist-feels like Pwr. Brakes, Front Disc Brakes, Jamco Ultra Cruise Ball Joint Suspension, Oversized front sway bar and rear sway bar installed, Blue Dots front and rear, New American Classics look just like radials and steer much better than reg. radials in close qtr’s - still have a good set of wide whites Coker Radials, I have extra Old’s Fiesta Wheelcovers and I have 4 spare wheels. All Chrome was redone show quality by AIH in Dubuque about a dozen years ago. Lunch served on the underbody. Many spares, new coils, new ignition, new alternator, rebuilt water pumps, rebuilt starters, gaskets sets incl. oversized, thermostats, wiring, distributors, lots of new plugs, spare new fuel pump, plus I even have a spare block it is a ’53 Merc bored to 3 5/16. Friend in need just talked me out of my spare Merc 4”.
Ford is a Custom Model with the side Crestliner Stainless that I put on her. It took me 5 yrs. to find the rear part of the Side Crestliner Strip and a few more years before applying Red Paint into the inset, Beautiful Eh. Car handles and runs down the road very nicely, I keep speed under 80 due to the visor, don’t know how much it might take. Body was completely re-done in 1998 as you can see in the pics, it was a completely stock car for many years before that, engine was changed a couple times, present and final version was finished in about 2008. The present set-up has not needed any adjusting for maybe five years or more, quite a good set-up. 94’s were completely rebuilt including being machine planed, I have a fresh spare rebuilt 94 in chrome; primary has .051 jets while secondaries are .049.. MPG is probably not much more than stock due to the super progressive linkage. MPG is good unless you get on it to where the secondaries kick in. You can get to 80 mighty quick from driving along in OD at about 55 if you floor it, the downshift OD button under the accelerator pedal is like a thruster. Same stock 3 on the tree transmission OD and rear end. Mileage since engine rebuild is probably around 3,000. I can send more pics if you request. I have a multitude of parts, book and supplies to go with this car, the only thing it needs is a new cover maybe. Car has Aerostar springs in front which are a bit shorter than stock springs and 2” blocks in rear, fairly level. Some other items going with the car are: A tool box full of carb parts, bodies, valves, many jets, gaskets etc., Paint both cans and spray, Waxes, cleaners and compounds, buffing pads, newly rebult chrome 94, air cleaners for when not using the scoops, New ignition parts, coils, elect, rotors, caps; Couple NASCAR oil filters, Big Bore Head Gasketsa and many other engine gaskets, LED Tailights, Thermostats and Polished Housings, Marquette Voltage Tester, Coil Tester, Timing Lights, Octane Booster and Fuel Additives, Extra New Set of 8.5 Magnecore Wires for when one tires of the Red ones, Wheel covers, wheels and tires, Upper and Lower hoses, Fuel Filters and hoses, New Banjo connections and spacers, New wi pers and belts, Dozen Red Crown Vic Stem Caps, Various New Body Gaskets, Various Transmission parts, and MORE.