For the 2015 SEMA Show, the folks at specialty coating company POR-15 brought a Ford flathead V8 that was very well-received by show attendees.
So well-received in fact, that they decided to build a car around it.
The result is this brilliant red 1932 Ford Roadster that POR-15 unveiled at the 2017 SEMA show.
After all, what better home for a vintage FoMoCo flathead, than a ’32 Ford hot rod?
POR-15 followed the hotrodder’s playbook on this build, going with a fenderless convertible coupe body, lowered chassis, louvered cowl, and blue-dot taillights.
The build highlighted several of POR-15’s paints and rust coatings as well. We’ll attach a handy reference guide to see what products were used and where.
The Ford flathead V8 got dressed with a pair of Stromberg 97 carburetors, sitting atop an Offenhauser intake. Power is sent through a T5 manual transmission on its way to a Ford banjo-style rear end. A set of AutoMeter gauges and a Hurst shifter accent the interior.
If you want to see more of the build, check out POR-15’s blog.