PO Box 2453
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729
CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR FOR MAY 2014
written by Doug Bithell
YEAR: 1940 MAKE AND MODEL: Ford Deluxe two door sedan
COLOR: Maroon UPHOLSTRY: Grey tweed
ENGINE: 49 Blown flathead TRANS: 5 Speed
REAR END: 8.8” Ford WHEELS: Steel with beauty rims
FRONT END: Magnum dropped axel with disc brakes
The 1940 Ford of Mike and Joan Case is a true classic hot rod and just says “let’s have fun fifties style”. With its Eaton supercharger, Reds headers, Warner T-5 five speed transmission, Edlebrock 500 carburetor and manifold, this blown flathead Ford really gets down the road. But, don’t forget Mike and Joan like their creature comforts. So, this car has air conditioning, power windows, nice tweed upholstery, and lots of room in the back for the grandkids.
Mike bought the car from (of course) another fireman in Arcadia. He has taken it to Dana Point, Palm Springs, and a number of local shows. He plans on a lot more trips and just asks “When, I’m ready?”
When I asked why the 1940 Ford? He replied “One, because of the flathead. Two, I had to get off my motorcycle, and three It’s not a Chevy. Great representation for CAL-RODS, Mike.