IN THE BUILD

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Jock Hin­ton is a man who knows how to build a car. So, while he’s chip­ping away at his lat­est per­sonal project, it also makes sense that he’s do­ing a bit of cus­tomer work as well. That lucky cus­tomer is Keith Hunter, whose ’34 Ford coupe is in for the Hin­ton touch and is pro­gress­ing beau­ti­fully. Jock is han­dling all the fabri­ca­tion work in his work­shop, with fre­quent help from Keith. Based around an Os­borne fi­bre­glass body, the hot rod is built on Amer­i­can Stamp­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (ASC) rails, to which Jock has added a cus­tom­fab­ri­cated X-mem­ber and cross mem­bers. It’s had a Rods by Reid pre­mium front end worked in, with a Cur­rie En­ter­prises nine-inch diff at the back and Wil­wood brakes all round, as­sisted by an un­der­dash Hy­drovac booster care of PG Hy­draulics. It’ll go all right, too, with a tough Marsh Mo­tor­sport 427ci small block Ford based around an SVO block and Dart heads. Jock has fabri­cated the 17⁄8-inch pri­mary head­ers — run­ning into a three-inch ex­haust through the chas­sis — which look just as good as the eight-stack EFI set-up. As you can tell, the coupe’s still got a dis­tance to go be­fore it turns a tyre in anger, but it’s well on the way. We’re look­ing for­ward to hear­ing that tough small block do­ing its thing!

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