Last updated on September 16, 2021
Today’s car is a 1934 Ford Victoria. It looks to be finished in Cordova Tan which is not a 1934 color. I saw this car at Elco welding. It is powered by a 302 cu in, 4.95 liter, V8, engine producing around 290 hp and transferring that power through a 5 speed manual transmission. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through a 9 inch Ford rear end. Helping slow it down are Hydraulic Discs in front and drums in the rear. The original MSRP was $610.00. The total number of 1934 Fords produced was 563,921 of which 20,083 were Victorias.
This car is a sleeper and I think that is what Bob enjoys building. Fun car for cars and coffee or just to pick up a loaf of bread.
Don’t miss the Bonus at the end of this post. It is something you do not see everyday. Thanks for riding an long. Frank
So as a little bonus today if you look to the left of the 1934 Ford front fender, below, you will see an engine stand with a 1941 Graham Hollywood engine attached. At first glance it looks like a part of an old style washing machine sitting on top of the engine with a carburetor mounted on top of it. OK, you properly guessed it. This Graham Hollywood in-line six cylinder engine has a crankshaft driven supercharger mounted on it. In the conventionally aspirated configuration the Graham Hollywood 217.8 cu in engine produced 95 hp but with the crankshaft driven supercharger the engine power increased an additional 29 hp to 124 hp. It was the highest power to weight ratio of any American car of the time. I have never seen one before. Lets take a look. Frank