Each year, Street Rodder (SR) sponsors a "Road Tour" similar
to the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour. Several vendors are selected by SR to
create, build, and donate components to build a Tour car for use in its
Road Tour appearances, shows, and cruises.
For 2004, Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, owned by Randy and Peaches Clark,
was selected to build the project car, a 1932 Ford roadster featuring a
chassis by Deuce Steel. Gen III Performance has been selected to build the
motor for the project, which will be a LS6-based 427 CI engine.
The car will be initially shown (in its component state) at the NSRA show
in Louisville, Kentucky. This show had 12,000 cars registered last year
(2002) and clearly provides tremendous exposure to the project participants.
In addition, the car will appear at the many NSRA's events throughout the
US, as well as selected aviation and yachting shows. The car will also be
shown at a selection of PGA Tours stops in an effort to broaden the exposure
of our industry into a wider audience. Primedia will also be producing a
DVD video of the buildup.
In partnership with this project, the following vendors have
donated parts used to build the Road Tour Car.
Roadster -- The body, grill shell and firewall.
& Jakes -- Front-end and shocks.
Enterprises -- 9" Rear-end with polished aluminum center section.
All throttle and brake cable parts.
River -- Steering Column, Vega box, and steering system.
Air -- A/C and heat system.
Walker Radiator -- Z Series Radiator.
Wiring -- Wiring harness, fuse boxes and electrical connectors.
-- Paint materials.
Gen III Specifications:
Shortblock - 427 CI, bore (4.125) & stroke (4.00)
· New GM aluminum LS6 bare block
· Darton sleeve kit
· HTC forged crank
· HTC Forged H-beam rods
· Forged Ross pistons
· Speed Pro rings
· Federal Mogul bearings
· New GM Bare LS6 head w/large displacement CNC porting
· Manley valves - 2.055 Int/1.60 Ex
· CompCams Ovate springs
· Gen III Performance CompCams custom cam
· Gen III Performance Stack Injection
· CompCams adjustable timing gear set
· Gen III Performance valve covers
· Mallory Adjustable Fuel Regulator (30-100 psi)
· Bosch fuel pump
· ARP fasteners
· Holley injectors
· Gen III Performance billet fuel rails & assembly
· Meziere Electric water pump
· Electromotive TEC3 Engine Control Unit
· Electromotive coils
· Electromotive engine harness, custom fit for project
· Customized ECU programming for car/engine by Gen III Performance.
*Special thanks to Steve Waldron for the artist's
rendering of the Road Tour Car.
**Special thanks also go to Olympic Powder Coating
and North County Plating in Escondido. Their timely assistance on the Road
tour car is greatly appreciated.
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA.,
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services
and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.