1951 henry J hot rod, street rod, gasser, rat rod, EX drag car, pro street, race
Price: - Item location: Fenton, Missouri, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: henry J
- Trim: standard
- Year: 1951
- Mileage: 999
- VIN: K513004889
- Engine size: 434 Chevy small block
- Drive type: auto
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1951 Other Makes henry JI want to start off by asking you to please call forhonest answers BEFORE you bid. Or better yet, come by and look at the vehicle or have someone inspect it for you. I do the best I can describing my vehicles and I include very good pictures that can be expanded. I do this to try and avoid any misunderstandings. It is impossible to list every little item on a vehicle that may or may not beimportant to a buyer. Thanks.
Also, please read thepayment section carefully. Iwill not vary off of what isexplained there. Cashiers checks may have hold put on them by my bank. My bank will give me a letter of how long the hold will be. I will forward a copy of the letter to you. The length of hold depends on the bank that it is sent from. Some smaller banks cantake up to 10 business days. The car will not leave here until my banksays the check has cleared. No exceptions. That is why I like wire transfers and cash.
This is a very cool, and dependable ex gasser from 1964 that survived over the years and now has wentthrough acomplete frame off restoration in 2007 back to the way it was when it ran in the gasser wars.
Unfortunately, I do not have the history on this car, but as you read the listing, and view the photos, you will see that isdefinitely an old build.
Body: Very straightand always rust free from what I can see. It is an all steel car, including the tilt front end. Frame is original and boxed the waythey did it back then. All new tinted glass and all new weather stripping. Chrome is excellent. Paint is outstanding and done in 1997 Ford Tangier Orange code "CC". All graphics are vinyl and can be easily removed, BUT, there is a customdie cast metal carcompany that is making an exact copy of this particular car including most of the graphics. It will be made by Sun Star and sold by Supercar Collectables. Item # 5106 for $119.95 and it due out in November of this year. Do a web search for Supercar Collectables.
Driveline: Aftermarket 434 cu in small block Chevy part # 12480049 built to the max. 14 to 1 compression ratio Mahle forged pistons, Comp Cams full solid roller cam, lifters,and Ultra 7/16 1.5 gold aluminum rocker arms. Part # 12-907-9(14). Grind # 316AR-8. 288 lift and 326 duration. Super Victor intake. Holley 1050 Dominator carb. MSD ignition. Dart Heads. 2 step MSD box. Trans is a race built 350turbo with reverse manualvalve body and Hughes 4700 Stall converter. I have a race diaper on the bottom end, just in case.
Suspension: Old school Fordstraight axle. 4:56 gears in avintageOlds rear end with a spool and Moser 31 spline axles. Leaf springs in the rear with custom old school ladder bars. Wheels are vintage slots that have been highly polished. New race tires.
Interior: Custom made aluminum with full headliner, 6 point roll bar.Autometergauges. The seat belts were outdated recently this season, but I have new ones in the box that come with it. There is aremovable firewall panel to gain access to the back of the engine.Behind theeasilyremovablerear panel is a 10 gallon aluminum fuel cell and a new Optima battery. There is a line lock and a trans brake for the adventurous driver.
This car runs 10:80s all day long on race fuel only and I have the time slips top prove it. It would make a great andconsistentbracket car. It is NHRA certified down to 10 flat. It pulls the wheels about 12" just foot braking it. I did not have the guts to use the trans brake. The previous owner / builder said he used to pull the wheels quite high sometimes and shifted intosecond gear while the wheels were still in the air. Cargoes straight as an arrow, stops great, and of course, looks great. The headlights and tail lights work but that is it. If youdesire to have a streetdrivable car, you would have to install brake lights and turn signals, and I would recommend a milder engine.
No expense was spared in this build, so if you are looking for a cheap car, you might want to continue looking. The reserve price is not far above the startingprice. I will not give out thereserve price and there is no buy it now price. Bid to win this great car. Once the reserve is met, I will not end the auction.
The lasttime I ran it was at this years Meltdown drags. It is in a couple of videos fromthat event. I had my funwith it, but have decided I like watching the racing better than actually racing. This car makes my heart flutter a little too much.
Own a real piece of history with this one. It is not one of those modern day clones you seeeverywhere.
I will give out the previous owner / builders contact number to the winning member only. He is a very nice guy and knows the car better than anyone.
The custom car trailer in the background can be purchased separately if desired, but not before the car sells.
I know I am forgetting something here, so call forquestions and more details.
I have a clear title that matches the VIN tag, but the last time it was actually titled was in April of 1958.
I will not give out my reserve price. Please do not ask.
NO TRADES, PLEASE DO ASK ASK.
You can make a reasonable offer if you wish, but I will not end the listing once the auction hits thereasonable reserve price.
Now for the business end. I encourage you, or someone you trust or hire, to come by and check out the vehicle in person. I will refund your deposit if the vehicle does not match the abovedescription. The vehicle does not leave here until all funds clear my bank. Bank and cashiers checks can take up to 10 business days. My bank will give me a letter stating the date when the check will clear. I will forward a copy of the letter to you. Bank transfers can take up to 2 days depending on what time of the day it is initiated on your end. Again, my bank will let me know when it clears. Cash is great if picking it up in person.
Call me at 314-732-592five to get honest answers to all of your questions BEFORE YOU BID. Thanks, Dave
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Thanks to all, good luck with your bidding, and have a great day, Dave 314-732-592five
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