Rat Roaster

The trend in Hot Rodding lately has been to build a car with a ‘40’s or ‘50’s style to it. Now there’s nothing wrong with that but I have always liked the late ‘60’s era more. This is when some really wild cars were ripping up the streets and drag strips every night all across the country. Of course by the late ‘60’s, the home-built Hot Rod was rapidly being pushed aside by factory Muscle cars. Only the most hard-core Hot Rodder would dare to pit his home-made creation against a Hemi ‘Cuda or SS Chevelle, and if he did, that creation would have to be pretty special.

So in the true spirit of Hot Rodding, we began to wonder if a guy were to build a ’32 Roadster in 1969 with the goal of it being the “baddest thing on the street”…what would it look like? That's the idea behind the Rat Roaster project!

The criteria was simple. ONE: It would have to outrun the hottest muscle car on the street by at least a second or two. TWO: It would have to pack some serious “WOW” factor in the engine, paint and overall look. THREE: It has to be realistic and affordable for a young Hot Rodder to build, so no exotic, high-dollar parts or engines. Finally, it HAD to reflect the Rock & Roll mentality and style of the times.

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Partners and Products

Chassis

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Flaming River

Vega Style Steering Box

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iDidit

Striaght chrome steering column & accessories

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So-Cal Speed Shop

Steering Stabilizer

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Front Suspension
Ford 9" Rear End
Triangulated 4-link & Coilover Suspension, Gasket & Sealer

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Unisteer Performance

Cross steering, Rack & Pinion

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Engine

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Bitchin' Products
Quiet Ride Solutions

Finned Aluminum Battery Box

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Brodix

Cylinder Heads

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CherryBomb

Custom Exhaust

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Craft Performance Engines

580hp blown 350ci small block Chevy engine

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Earl's Plumbing

Pro-Flex fuel line, Speed flex, Fuel fittings

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Electronic Prototypes

Prototype wiring harness

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Holley

Four-Barrel blower carburetors

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Honest Charley

The Moon Tank
Tail Breather

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K&N Engineering

Velocity Stacks

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Lunati

Crank, rods, blower pistons

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Optima Batteries

YellowTop deep cell batteries

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Painless Performance

Wiring harness

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Quick Time Performance

QTEC - Quick Time Electric Cutout

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Sanderson Headers

Headers

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Summit Racing

Finned aluminum valve covers

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Total Performance

Cool flex fluid transfer hoses

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Tuff Stuff Performance

80 Amp Chrome Alternator & High Torque Starter Accessories

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Walker Radiator Works

Z-491-2 Radiator

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Weiand

250 Supercharger
Air scoop

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Transmission/Drivetrain

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Currie Enterprises

Rear end gear

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Denny's Driveshafts

Heavy Duty Driveshaft

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Silver Sport Transmissions

Tremec TKO 5spd Transmission
Bellhousing, Flywheel, Pressure Plate

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Interior

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Bitchin' Products
Quiet Ride Solutions

Universal Floor

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Fender

Pick Guard material for dash panel

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Honest Charley

Gauges, Panel & Fender Insert

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Lokar

Competitor Series Throttle pedal

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MasterCraft

Baja RS Seats

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Speedway Motors

Bomber-style aluminum seats with holes

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Summit Racing

Universal seat bracket

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Trent's Trick Upholstery

Diamond Tuft leather seats

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Tires/Wheels/Brakes

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Coker Tire

Firestone Frontrunner (Dirt Track 500-15)
Firestone Drag Slick Tires

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Earl's Plumbing

Fittings for brake lines

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Phoenix Systems

Brake Bleeder Kit

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Stainless Steel Brake Corp

Rear disc brake conversion kit & fittings for brake lines

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Team III Wheels

ET Dragmaster

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Front polished brake system

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Body

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Nashville, TN.

Custom Paint

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Brookville Roadster

'32 Frame and Body and Chassis

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Diversified Auto

Painting

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Hot Rod Institute

Paint & Upholstery

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Midwest Hot Rods

Upholstery for convertible top

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PPG

Custom Green Paint

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Steve's Auto Restorations

Rear body lower corners
Rear rolled pan

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Stylin' Concepts

F-Series Speed Grille kit with lights

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Superior Car Parts

3" Chopped convertible top assembly

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Vintique Inc.

7" King Bee Headlights
2" Chopped Windshield Frame

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West KY Collision

Custom Paint

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