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1941,Graham Hollywood, approximately 1,400 of these cars were built in 1940 and only 400 were produced in 1941. From the cowl back, 40-41 Graham Hollywood body is a carryover from the 36-37 Cord 810/812, designed by Gordon Buehrig. The hood and front finders were designed by John Tjaarda. The Graham was originally equipped with a Continental flathead six-cylinder with some having superchargers. The body is of a monocoque design in that it has an integrated sub frame front and rear rather than an individual frame. Buehrig originally designed the car as a two door, with the rear doors later being designed in and cut to a template to accommodate the rear fender.
Now about this car, it was the tenth from the last Graham Hollywood produced.
BODY: Completely stock with all GH trim, bumper guards, etc. Restored by Bill Ganahl (craftsman/fabricator for Roy Brizio Street Rods, South San Francisco). New windshield and window glass, new rubber gaskets from Steele Rubber Products.Plating by Buena Park Plating. Bear Claw latches installed on all four doors.
PAINT: Early Ford Cloud Mist Gray PPG single-stage paint applied by Joe Campari (Brizios).
INTERIOR: Full interior, headliner, seating, door panels, German square weave carpeting by Jack Buchanan, Healdsburg, CA. Power front windows with Hotronix switches and stock handles. Restored stock Graham Hollywood dash with all instruments restored by Lee Kelly. Dynamat soundproofing/ insulation throughout.
CHASSIS and RUNNING GEAR: Ford Mustang independent front suspension with rack & pinion steering and power disc brakes. Ford 302 c.i. V-8, Ford C-4 automatic transmission with Gennie 14 shifter narrowed Ford 9 rearend. Stainless steel dual exhaust system. Vintage 15 steel wheels, painted cream with orange stripe, Firestone radial tires 205/70 (front 225/75 (rear).
ENGINE: Ford 302 c.i. V-8 rebuilt in April, 2011 by Center Auto Machine Shop, camshaft reground and polished; block bored .060 over, magnafluxed block heads. New: Edelbrock intake manifold and 4 bbl carburetor, roller chain, oil pump, water pump, freeze plugs, piston rings, electronic ignition, thermostat housing, upper and lower hoses, wire set, plugs, Optima battery.
PUBLICATIONS: Rod and Custom, December, 2010 and Street Rodder: March, 2011
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Pleasanton, CA 94566