Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:20
Our 1941 Plymouth street rod (pictured below) is not currently for sale but sure is fun to drive and own. She has a 350 Chevy small block, 350 Turbo transmission (new in the Spring of 2013), Disc Brakes, Vintage Air (that works great) and numerous other features.
The car was built about 12+ years ago by only the second owner, Roland Funke of Boerne, TX (I am the third owner in 71 years!). Roland did it right with a Mustang II frame, Fatman Crossmember & Stub, modern front suspension and rack and pinion steering. The interior is in great shape with comfortable, fully reclining cloth bucket seats and a nice storage area in the back. It also has a tilt wheel with locking steering column, Dolphin gauges and a stereo that I just upgraded to a modern 240-watt iPod/memory card capable unit.
This little coupe has new tinted glass and fresh window seals all around. As a result, she is very tight with absolutely no leaks anywhere and the interior is easy to keep cool in any weather. The Walker radiator and electric fan keep the engine running nice and cool even with the A/C cranked up on hot Texas summer days. I replaced the shocks as well as a few suspension and steering parts right after buying the car and she now tracks down the road straight and true.
This ’41 is fairly quick with a 350 Chevy fueled by an Edelbrock 4-bbl Carb and manifold. The street-friendly mill runs great on regular unleaded fuel. I recently added a new set of hot-coated headers to help her “breathe” better.
The all-steel body is painted in Ford Pink Coral. The body is straight and the color fits the rod well, although it is showing a few rough spots. Update – I have her in the shop at Kass Autobody of Kerrville getting a re-paint (same color). Hopefully, I will get her back someday (I’m kidding, but it has been 9 1/2 months so far).