If you click on the Community link at the Stromberg website, you’ll find a box that says, “Show us your ride! Send us your pictures. Let’s see your 97s in action!” And that’s exactly what Phil Spruit did. His email said, “Hello, I thought you might get a kick out of my Ford 5.0 with the new Edelbrock 5412 intake, three of your ‘new’ carbs and a 9253PRO progressive linkage……very impressed with the quality and workmanship of your product. I’ll be putting 6 of them on my Moonshine Baby – a 1960 vintage 7-Litre hydroplane with a Ford 427 that competed between 1961-1976 and was well known for always running 6 x 97 carbs.….more later. Phil Spruit. So, true to our word, here’s a few pictures of Phil’s ride.
In his own words, ‘the body appears to have originally been a marriage of a 1926-27 Ford Model T (front section, up to the end of the seat) and a 1924-25 Dodge Coupe. During restoration, I extensively remodified the the body. The body was channeled, sectioned, cowl filled & windshield – altered & chopped. The body sits on top of a 1947 Ford frame. The three new Genuine Stromberg 97 carbs feed gas through an Edelbrock intake manifold into Ford GT-40 aluminum heads, fired by MSD, by the Ford 302 cu. in. (5 litre), 320 hp roller cam motor, turning a 2800 stall converter into a Ford C-4 transmission. The drivetrain is all Ford too – most of the front suspension and the narrowed 9″ housing with 3.89 gears. If you’d like to see more of the car, as the rebuild progressed, click here: http://www.technicalfinishing.com/26modelt/1926modeltbuild.html