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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1932 Ford roadster

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Riley OHV-headed 1932 Ford roadster for sale on From the seller’s description:

The Riley Roadster sports a very rare Riley V8 OHV conversion kit

The Riley motor was owned by Harold Johansson in 1946 and the motor was installed in Jim Latten’s roadster and raced at the lakes

In the late 50’s Wes Cooper and Ray Basso purchased the motor from Latten

Ray then bought the roadster in 1963 from a fellow that had won the car in a raffle

In 1973 Pete Eastwood updated the chassis and in 1974 Bill Stuart did all the sheet metal work

The car has an NOS Culver City Hallibrand quick change rear end with a ‘38 Ford rear axle assembly

In 1974 Kong Jackson rebuilt the drivetrain with a Kong ignition system and installed Lincoln backing plates with narrowed Buick drums modified to fit

The motor is one of only 6 Riley Overhead conversions made for the early block, and one of 4 that are known to exists today and the only running motor know to exist

1932 Ford roadster body and frame are original

Front Axle bell and 39 Ford spindles with narrowed Buick drums

Riley overhead conversion on a 37 Ford flathead block dual carbs with Y block modified distributor

39 Ford transmission with Zephyr gear set

Culver City Halibrand quick change.

Dayton dental drive wire wheels (very rare)

Excelsior tires

Stewart Warner curved glass dual gauges.

It also has a very nicely done Rag top

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Loveland, Colorado
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