Todd Anderson’s roadster was in the shop today for some post delivery dial-in. We torqued the heads, changed the oil – and raised the tail end up another inch. While seemingly insignificant, this inch was what Todd’s car needed to sit ust right. To do it, Gary had to mill out a new pair of spring plates. You can see that inch in the second photo; the original plate is on top, the new one just below it.
Todd has a friend named Tony Vida who hadn’t seen Todd’s finished car, so Todd asked if he could bring him by the shop. They’d be coming over in Tony’s Deuce roadster; “a car,” Todd hinted, “that we might like to check out.” Mr. Understatement.
Tony’s Deuce is genuine Henry Ford. Originally built in the 1950’s, it was restored in the 70’s and somehow escaped the “modernization” many hot rods of that era were made to suffer. That it was actually restored at all is probably a testament to how well the car was originally put together. That builder would be pleased to know his roadster remains in sympathetic hands.
The chrome on this roadster’s underpinnings is incredibly well preserved. Obviously the shiny stuff was much more affordable in the days of bell bottoms and waterbeds. Have you priced it lately? There’s enough here to put a kid through college.