IN THE BUILD
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!