The engine is a sidevalve design used in fire engines – hence the name Rod chose for the car, Fire Chief. Despite the age of the motor, it pumps out 720lb-ft at 3550rpm – more than enough to ensure it is a wild ride.
As with all of Rod’s builds, the engineering and build quality is second-to-none. You can check out the full story in the current issue of Street Machine Hot Rod, out now!
Video: We chatted with Rod about the car at MotorEx 2016.