Lars Larre Andersson 1938 Ford

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Photo from Start&Speed 9 1971
Photo from Start&Speed 9 1971
Photo from Colorod 2/1975
Photo from Colorod 2/1975

Lars, from Sundbyberg north of Stockholm, Sweden started modify his Ford 1938 DL Convertible in 1968. He had bought the frame and body from Stockholm in 1967. Larre spent over 700 hours and six months on restoring the car. The objective was to get it authorized by TSV and SBP.
The engine was replaced by a 1946 flathead, bored to 3 5/16" and stroked to 4" using a Mercury crankshaft.
An Offenhauser manifold was supplied with three carbs, Stromberg in the middle and two Holleys. Headers and a Scintilla magneto ignition gave approx. 170 hp.

All work including paint was done by Lars and the total cost approx. 8.000 SEK.

"Larre" used the car frequently even in winter time both on the street and in Dragracing with an E.T. of 14-15 seconds over the quartermile.

By time the driveline was changed to a Ford-Y 312 ci V8, automatic transmission and a rear end from 1957 Ford. The engine was tuned with 3x2 Holley carbs on a Edelbrock manifold, a 280 degree cam and 11,5 comp pistons.
The transmission is modified by Larre with parts from Fordomatic and a newer FMX.

The wheels are 14" Cragar S/S with F70 tires in back. The top is sewn by Larre and his wife while the seat was done by a saddler.

2019, he still owns the car storing it at his house in Sundbyberg.


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