Let’s jump back to 1986 to see a 1932 Deuce. Mike Maris’ award-winning 1932 Ford Coupe was a street rodder’s dream with every nut and bolt polished to perfection. In 1986 both Hot Rod Magazine and Street Rodder thought it was so well crafted that they each gave it full coverage.
The unique thing that set it apart from your average street rod was the Gale Banks Engineering twin-turbocharged 302 cubic-inch small block with turbos that protruded from the engine compartment just over the front fenders. Mike’s engine was fully blueprinted by Banks and featured a Hank the Crank forged crankshaft, Banks’ own turbo pistons, Carrillo connecting rods, ported iron heads, a Banks camshaft with a Holley 800 CFM carburetor. The car ran a Doug Nash 5-speed trans and Ford 9 inch rear end fitted with 3.00 gears.
This Deuce was not only a beautiful car, but she could sprint to 100 mph with zero effort.