<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>

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Lot 118
1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special

Sold for US$ 24,200 inc. premium
1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special

239 cid Ford V8 (electric start)
Approximately 150hp
Twin Stromberg 94 carbretors
3-Speed Transmission, late 30's Ford
4-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Ready to use vintage race car
*Real car with known history from new
*Very competitive car
*Inexpensive ticket to the vintage racing world


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Brothers Lloyd and Glen Rockey from Muskegon, Michigan were among those adventurous young men who decided to go racing with a K-8 car. The frame is Essex, used because it has a "kick-up" over the back axle permitting a lower center of gravity, narrowed and rounded at the front. Upon completion the Rockey boys painted the number 13 on the tail and went racing. Glen usually drove and drove well – so well in fact that in 1987, Glenn was inducted into the Michigan Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Some years later Lloyd's son David began to work on the old car. An upgraded starter was installed and the in-and-out box was replaced with a late 30's Ford three-speed transmission. In the 1990s it was sold on to Fred McKaig. The present owner purchased #13 from Mr McKaig in 2003.

Since that time #13 has had an active career. An easily removable roll bar has been added for driver protection. The radiator has been rebuilt and the cooling system supplemented with an electric fan mounted in front of the radiator. The electrical system has remained very simple and runs on an Optima battery without a generator. After running the car with the original two-wheel brake system for several years, matching Ford brakes have been added to the front with a compensation valve in the brake line. All the work done to conform to Vintage Sports Car Club of America specifications. After 11 seasons of competition the engine was getting tired. A recently rebuilt engine of the same type a 59A Ford Flathead V-8, was put in place. The equipment on the previous engine was put on the replacement block; Mallory distributor, shaved pre-war style Cast iron heads, truck flywheel for 11" clutch, adjustable lifters, aluminum pistons on 8BA rods, the original hand-built headers are in place. Since 2004 it has run 1933/34 Ford 17" wheels on front and 1932 18" wheels on back with Dunlop racing rubber.

The car is great fun to drive and quite predictable on the track. It tends to hang the tail out in the turns, good power off the corners, #13 is ready for another season of fun.

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<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
<b>1940 Ford Lloyd Rockey Special</b>
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