Engine Make: Chrysler Hemi
Engine Size: 540 cu in
Transmission Type: GM 4L60
Rear End Type: C4 Corvette
Body Color: Intense Blue, Orange Flames
Interior Color: Blue & Black
Wheel Type: Crager & Colorado Customs
Pricing Info: Negotiable
Trades: No Trades
Comments: 1923 Ford C Cab with blown 540 HEMI 4 sale
Don't just look at
the pictures. Don't just skim this description. Take in
everything, as this 1923 Ford
C-Cab is one of the most impressive and most complete street rods
you will ever find (in its first
year it collected 16 first-place finishes in 16 shows). The
customization, craftsmanship, originality,
and performance really stack up. And even with a blown 770 HP
hemi, you can easily drive it
This masterpiece was
constructed over the course of six years by the talented owner of
a machining and fabrication
business. This was to be his final street rod and was built to be
driven, so nothing but the
best materials and craftsmanship were used; quality always trumped
time. Every metal piece has
been carefully plated or powder coated. Attention to detail
with a custom frame fabricated from 1/4" wall 2" x
4" steel, making for a very rigid
and very strong chassis - quite important with the power this car
makes. The rear suspension is
from a C4 Corvette and works perfectly with this setup. And the
front suspension? It uses adjustable
coilovers hidden at the back of the car with a full 8" of
travel. This slick arrangement gives
a very neat look up front (and also makes things easier to keep
clean). The entire setup gives a
very comfortable ride with excellent handling. The power steering
system uses a box from a Dakota
pickup with custom joints, while 4-wheel disc brakes make for easy
stopping. Wheels are 15"
x 4" Cragar SS in front, while out back are beautiful (and
expensive) Colorado Customs 20" x 15"
with Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires.
The fiberglass body
has beautiful, high quality paint. It is uses an Intense Blue base
with shaded Hemi Orange
flames. Note the Ed Roth "Rat Fink" highlights as well.
Fit and finish is also of top quality.
The oak truck box looks fantastic and opens to a trunk that offers
nice storage for trips. The
radiator skull is lighted, and there is also a skull third brake
light. Doesn't this just look outrageous?
The interior is
special as well. Ingress/egress is made easy by a custom
swing-away steering column
and doors that close automatically on air cylinders. The dash and
console are made from oak and
include a full set of gauges. The seats are heated and massaging,
with speaker inserts in addition
to the door speakers. There are full plexiglass windows that pivot
into place. There is a horn
along with self-cancelling turn signals. A heater is present as is
full interior lighting, including the
pedals. Note too this car has 3-point seat belts with the shoulder
straps mounted to structural steel.
And now for the
drivetrain. Power comes from a 540 CI Chrysler hemi custom built
by For Hemis Only. This is a
high dollar powerplant that produces a whopping 770 hp and 740
lb-ft (dyno sheet included).
It has a polished 8-71 supercharger from The Blower Shop topped by
dual Holley 670 cfm Street
Avenger carbs specially built for the blower setup. This engine
has high quality race components
throughout (a full build sheet is available), but also has a
fairly mild cam for good drivability.
The radiator has an electric fan, and there is also a secondary
heat exchanger with its own
fan if needed. There are also dual oil filters and an oil cooler.
The fuel delivery system uses duel
Holley fuel pumps, with the second pump coming on based on
throttle position, vacuum, or boost.
Each pump has as two filters and a Fitch Fuel Catalyst. The
exhaust sytem uses custom ceramic
coated headers leading to both side pipes and stacks, with
internal mufflers in all outlets.
The engine is backed
by a 4L60 automatic overdrive transmission custom built by Gear
Star for this specific setup.
It uses a lock-up torque converter with a 2,800 rpm stall speed. A
trans cooler is present as
well. This is a very durable and reliable setup which offers good
road manners and economy. The
Dana 44 rear has 3.75 gears which are nicely balanced by the big
Stare all you want,
but this ride really was built to be driven (9,000 miles to date).
The engine tune, overdrive
transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, and seats all
contribute to the car's drivability. There
is a custom fabricated 47-gallon fuel tank with bladder. When
combined with 15 mpg highway
this gives a trenemdous range of 700 miles. There is an auxiliary
front grille that snaps in place
to keep the radiator neat and clean on the highway. Note too this
is registered as a 1923 Ford Truck
with a clear Wisconsin title.
Everything adds up
to a street rod that is of a rare breed. While this write-up
presents many details, the
car must really be seen in person to fully appreciate its beauty
and quality craftsmanship; it could
not be duplicated for anywhere near its asking price. Where else
are you going to find its equal?
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