1936 Ford Standard
1936 Ford Fordor Standard
It's not often I read of the owner removing original parts because they are old, and unreliable, all to improve performance, drive-ability, and reliability, at the risk of not having an original car…wait! Its genius!!
Hidden in the garage by night this mild-mannered Ford Fordor (short for four door—go figure?) slant back (as opposed to humpback with a trunk) leads a simple life, enjoying its time off from the daily grind. By day, this sleeper (so seeming) starts up and is ready to compete in Rallies, The Great Race Corker Tire Challenge, AACA Founders Club Tours, and AACA Tours. Oh, do I mention it can easily be a daily driver too, and it's been up and down the East Coast. Ladies and gentlemen this car is 83 years old this year, and it barely breathes heavily when it competes, and completes the aforementioned.
Original Henry Ford & Son sheet metal, this car sat in dry storage from 1962 to 1988 and was off road totally, when a complete disassembly began. All of the body panels were taken apart and painted in black enamel in 1989/1990. This body features all new glass and tracks, weather strip, bumpers, bonded rubber running boards, soft roof, deluxe spare tire cover and fold down trunk rack. Some additional “deluxe” trim has been added to bling it up a tad. Included are 6 wide whites, 4 of which are Ford Script and additional 2 are Royal traction tires. A total of 10 refurbished bare rims are available with this car (6 of which have the mounted tires) Now I would definitely put it in the visual “snappy” category.
A completely new Lebaron Bonney Company interior, carpet, headliner, rubber mat trim etc. has now been installed. Noted is the drivers floor pan where the ONLY area off rust was found and had to be repaired. A deluxe radio, and waterfall trim was put in at this time as well. The original banjo style steering wheel fronts the dash and is edged and centered with brown bakelite. Hanging under the center of the dash are various toggles and gauges to keep track of pertinent information such as accurate fuel amount, an oil pressure gauge, and a nifty switch to activate the exhaust cut out for extra power and extra fun!
The original flathead has been upgraded to a post war 24 stud 59 A/B Block which has been completely rebuilt with only the finest components, featuring a balanced reciprocating assembly with new forged pistons. 3 additional tested and tuned carburetors come with this car, and if this does not speak redundancy nothing does! A new “crab cap” distributor, plugs and wires, high output coil, Pertronix point elimination, and a completely new wiring harness are installed. A completely rebuilt transmission with a new gear cluster, bearings, resurfaced flywheel and a new clutch pressure plate have been put on too.
Nary any sign of rust, structural integrity is A plus, remembering that this car is 83 years old. A 21-gallon fuel cell with redundant electric fuel pump, allows this car to be driven over 250 miles a day. An aluminum radiator with electric fan can be seen from underneath, modern hydraulic shocks, new linkages and tie rods, and new shackles and spherical bushings in springs all around. NOS Ford drums with races and seals, bearings and linings, clevis pins, adjusting sleeve and cotter pins...allowing the brakes to actually lock up.
The list goes on and on with all the upgrades and redundancy needed for the rally competitions this car frequents. If you are into original, all parts have been retained and you can slap them back on to make the car original...but why would any want to? With the built-in reliability at no expense spared restoration/upgrading that has been put into this beautiful car, that absolutely is an everyday driver.
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This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.