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Rims and Tires for the 1932 Ford Roadster

It’s been some time since my last post, I’ve been hard at work with my 60 Corvette and not spending much time on building the Ford Roadster. I have hit a few milestones, one being the most important.. We have rim and tires on the roadster!!! YAHOOOO!! glad to get rid of those roller rims and tires! Check out the photo of the roadster, tell me what you think.. Rims are American Racing Torque Thrust II, 15×6 Front and 17×9.5 in the rear with 3.75 offset in the rear, to give a deeper dish look. The tires are BF Goodrich 195/60 R15 and 275/60 R17. I already know that I want to get a little thicker tire in the rear, so I’ll use these tires to break in the roadster (hint: smoke) and buy a thicker tire down the road, something like a 325/60 R17. Another milestone was the final order of the parts for the stroker. Here’s the full breakdown of all the good internal stuff going into the 32 Ford Roadster‘s engine:

  • SB Chevy 383 Scat Rotating Assembly Kit, 3.750 Stroke 6.000 Rods 9.8:1 SRP/Mahle Dish Pistons
  • Pro/Sport Chevrolet V8 283-350 Int. Balance SFI Damper
  • SB Chevy 350 & 454 PRW Race SFI Flex Plate 168 tooth, 2 Pc Seal – Internal Balance
  • AFR SBC 180cc Street Heads, straight plug w/heat riser, 65cc, complete w/parts
  • ARP Small Block Chevy 350-400 Black Oxide Engine Bolt Kit – 12 Point Head
  • ARP SB Chevy Black Oxide High Performance Head Bolt Kit, Hex head
  • SB Chevy Scat 9000 3.750″ Stroke Crankshaft – 383 Internal Balance
  • Scat 4340 Forged Pro Stock Small Block Chevy 6.000″ I-Beam Rods
  • SRP 9.9:1 Inverted Dome Pistons, SB Chevy 350 (4.060 Bore) 3.750 Stroke, For 6.0″ Rods
  • 4.065″ File-Fit Mahle Performance Standard Tension Ring Set – 1/16″, 1/16″, 3/16″
  • Clevite 77 CB663P SBC  2.10″
  • Clevite 77 MS909P SBC 2.45″ Large Journal

A special thanks goes out to CNC Motorsports, for all the internal engine parts. Real easy ordering and experienced guys behind the phone.

32 Ford Roadster with American Racing Rims
32 Ford Roadster with American Racing Rims


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32 Ford Roadster Parts

Now that I’ve started getting in some of the main 32 roadster parts in, I can start some pre-assembly of the 32 roadster. Keyword is “some”, still working out the details on the engine, but I am going with a 383 stroker.. The machine shop is checking out the block and will advise in a day or so, what parts I’ll need for it.. I would really like to have the block installed in the car before working out all the details with the steering, etc. But, until then, I’ll start working out the plumbing of the brake and fuel lines, that should keep me business for awhile.

32 Ford Roadster Fuel System: As for the fuel line and fuel system, I did order and received the Fuel kit from Inglese™, I’ll upload a photo of that shortly as well. This kit seems pretty straight forward, but building a roadster, you just never know.

32 Ford Roadster Tires: As for the tires for the 32 roadster, looks like I’m going to get Goodyear 195/R60/15 for the front and 275/R60/17 for the rear.. Then pop those Goodyears on 15×6 American Racing Torque Thrust for the front and 17×9.5 on the rear. I’m going to have to custom order those rims because of the backspacing, I don’t know yet who to order those rims from, everyone is about the same price on them, except a few guys offer free shipping.. I’ll figure that out in a few days.

32 Ford Headers: As for headers, I’m looking at the Sanderson Jayster Lakes Style Header for Small Block Chevy. Just to add a little more old school hot rod style to the roadster. There’s a few other ones out there, so I’m still looking around. Finally decision hasn’t been made on this yet.

More to come over the next few days, so check back shortly..


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What rims and tires do I get?

Here’s the next big issue. What size rim and tires do I go with?.. Old school theme, need to keep around 15″-16″.. But I like the look of the bigger rims..

1932 Ford roadster
17" in the front and 20" in the rear

The old school guys call the big rim/tire combo rubberband tires. I’ll be doing more research and looking on the web for more photos.. I may end up with getting two sets of rims/tires.. some old school, steel rims and then some 17″/18″ just so I can switch out the look.. Why not?


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