StanceWorks updates its 1931 Ford Hot Rod with a fresh engine

The StanceWorks team is hard at work documenting its amazing Ferrari build at the moment. That would be the 308 getting Honda power and a bunch of other goodies. But one of the seemingly neglected members of the family is a 1931 Ford hot rod that sports massive power and wheels stolen off a LeMans race car. The old engine was toast, but now there’s a new one to be installed and it’s pumping out serious go-fast energy.

Mike at StanceWorks sourced a 5.0-liter Aluminator V8. That would be the kind of Coyote originally destined for a late-model Mustang. This one here has zero miles, as it was intended for a project but was the wrong choice. So Mike scooped it up for far less than MSRP, popped a supercharger on top, and has bolted it between those meaty front tires of his hot rod.

Those aren’t the only changes, as the rodded-out truck will get a standalone Haltech setup to control everything. Additionally, Rotiform will be supplying a fresh set of wheels. This might be the only part of this build upgrade I’m against. Not everyone can say they’re running wheels destined for a prototype race car. Still, Mike typically makes pretty awesome choices on his builds so I look forward to seeing what winds up at each corner.

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5 responses to “StanceWorks updates its 1931 Ford Hot Rod with a fresh engine”

  1. Sjalabais Avatar

    That’s ridiculous…I spent this friday evening discussing with a friend how awesome (or blasphemous) it would be to electrify this one:

    I’d love to commute in a brick like that, polished nameplate and all. Barely related to the above restomod, but I’d prefer that approach.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      I don’t think it’d be sacrilege at all. I think it’d be cool to give something that old an EV powertrain.

    2. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      EV on that would be awesome

    3. crank_case Avatar

      It’s not blasphemy if you consider Studebakers roots are in electric cars.

      If anything, it’s kinda retro. 😉

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Wow, maybe I should slowly inch away from the “new car”-thoughts and get back to making stupid decisions. Nothing beats experience…