Big Al's Featured Car's
Friendly Persuader 1932 Ford Roadster
Owned by The Farroni Brothers
Pictures by Buddy Scoville

This sweet little ride was built in 1956 and was featured as a cover spread in Soup-Up magazine in 1960 and Custom Rodder magazine where they nick-named it the "Purple Trophy Eater" because it captured over 30 Trophy's in the short time it was on the circuit and started out as a $25.00 heap!. The Farronis have owned this baby for over 45 years!

The engine is a 1953 Oldsmobile with 324 cubic inches. It has all been chromed except for the actual block. The juice is fed into this engine by Six Stromberg carburetors mounted on a home made intake manifold. It has a Racer Brown cam, lifters and push-rods and the spark is generated by a Vertex Magneto.

The interior is done in a very clean fashion with a custom dash full of gauges with a chrome steering column and a custom steering wheel. Even the aftermarket turn signal devise is fully chromed! The seats are done in a brown and white tone while the carpeting is black. Between the bucket seats is a fire extinguisher.  The Body is channeled eight inches and the Grill shell was chopped four inches. The paint is a Metallic Lavender color with a Cream colored top and pin striping done in white very tastefully. The antenna is recessed.

The power is transferred to the transmission through a Sheiffer Aluminum Flywheel and clutch assembly. This sends the power back to a 1940 Ford rear-end with a Halibrand Quick Change! The chromed Mag Wheels are all wrapped in Firestone Rubber.

You need to remember not to leave the doors open with the engine running as those custom headers are sure to leave a mark on them! Belonging to several Car Clubs like the Vintage Street Rodders of America, National Street Rod Association and our Home Club, the Early Timers, we get out to a lot of shows and events!