For those of you paying close attention you would have known that at the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville a few years back we purchased a Factory Five 33 Hot Rod. To say the least we were very excited about our new acquisition. However the want-to factor is oftentimes overshadowed by the actual availability of time to git-r-done. Having said that, we are very pleased to announce that the project is finished!
The package from Factory Five is a fairly straight forward affair, but true to form we’ve had to add a few “personal” touches to make the car uniquely our own. Probably the biggest change is the Winters quick change rear-end. Factory Five doesn’t offer this as an option so we’ve had to design our own rear suspension set up. All in all that was for the best since we’re are running our Track Quality Coilovers on all for corners. Because intended use for the car is to autocross the snot out of it, we felt the quick change was the most efficient way to tune our gear ratio on the road and at the track.
To round out the drive train we are using a small block Ford backed by a Nascar four speed trans. Attached to the Winters quick change are 335’s out back, with the lack of weight and more than enough horse power to pull it all through the corners, this little hot rod should absolutely fly.
So stay tuned and check back frequently for updates and please don’t forget to check out the videos. We will be updating the progress regularly. Once the show season starts be sure to stop by the booth and check out the ’33 in living breathing color. Right now more than anything were really looking forward to getting our new Hot Rod on the street and on to more tracks events. Hope to see you all there!
Engine – 427 cu in small block Ford with a Dart aluminum block and Brodix Neal heads built by Sunset Racecraft in Lubbock, Tx. MSD ignition, Holley Dominator EFI, custom stainless headers, Earls oil cooler, Mezeire electric water pump Approx. 630 hp and 600lb/ft torque
Trans – Rankin magnesium case clutchless 4 speed from the old Jasper Engines NASCAR program
Clutch – Centerforce Dyad Clutch, Magesium bellhousing, 8 lb steel flywheel
Rearend – Winters quickchange
Brakes – Baer 13″ rotors with 6p calipers
Wheels – Forgeline 18×13 (Front and Rear)
Tires – Falken Azenis RT-615K (335-30/18)
Rear suspension – Custom wishbone with Ridetech TQ series shocks and Hyperco coilsprings
Front suspension – Inboard rocker arm with custom built control arms and the original Factory 5 attachemnt points, and the same shock combo as the rear
Other components – Custom stainless rollcage, Custom built stainless exhaust with oval tubing and some special stainless mufflers built by Flowmaster, FuelSafe fuel cell, FuelSafe fire suppression system, Ididit shorty tilt steering column, Woodward power steering rack, Optima battery, Kirkey road race seats with hand stitched leather padding by Recovery Room Interiors