John M.’s 1934 Ford
John is the the owner of this 1934 Ford. He purchased it from a family that had no interest in it after the father’s illness. The father of this family had the car built in 2004. He (Paul) got Alzheimer’s and it sat for a few years before I purchased it (sort of a barn find you might say). I resurrected it from it’s slumber but it was in really good shape when I got it (pretty much as you see it now).
The original car had been hot rodded at one time with the current motor on the original frame and an 8″rear end. Paul wanted to upgrade it so he had a crew member of John Force freshen it up. It was put on a TCI frame with independent front suspension and disc brakes. The same motor, C4 trans, and 8″ rear end was reused. The motor is a roller HO 5.0L from a 80’s Mustang and now runs a Edelbrock intake with Edelbrock carburetor. The rear fenders are wider than stock and are fiberglass; the rest of the car is original 1934 Henry Ford steel.
“I am an Air Force veteran, now retired from Lockheed Martin where I worked as a technician, instructor and inspector. I got a teaching credential from Cal Poly with the intent to teach auto shop but ended up with the Lockheed Martin career. I’ve been playing with cars all my life and grew up in Michigan.
At age 12 I bought a 59 Plymouth with flathead 6 cyl, pulled the motor and disassembled it. Some of those parts are still in the barn in Michigan. The Air Force brought me to Calif in 1972; the car culture here hooked me and have been here ever since.”