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Remington Modified Recreation

Remington Modified Recreation

About this project

1940’s Phil Remington Dry Lakes Modified


Body formed from steel by Craig Naff

Three-piece hood formed from steel with lunchbox latches and custom fabricated side vents, chromed

Grille insert formed from bar stock, chromed


DuPont 1940 Ford Washington Blue single-stage urethane

Lettering and hand-painted Pennzoil by Josh Shaw


Red leather upholstery by Sid Chavers

Steel bucket seat

Aluminum dash, glass beaded and tumbled

Stewart-Warner 8,000 rpm tachometer

Stewart-Warner 120 mph speedometer

U.S. Gauge Co. oil pressure, gasoline and water temp gauges

17-inch banjo-type steering wheel

Gas pedal recreated by Dan Webb

’34 Ford shifter, re-curved

Original time tag


1929 Ford frame, narrowed and shortened

Front horns bobbed

Rear crossmember narrowed

Tube center crosssmembers

Chassis fabrication by Webb Automotive Art

Schroder dirt-track steering box

Front Suspension:

1932 Ford I-beam axle

‘32 Ford Spindles, steering arms bent

’32 Ford wishbone, split, shortened and angled

Model A Ford transverse spring, de-arched

’32 Ford Houdaille shocks

’32 Ford pitman arm and draglink

Rear Suspension:

Model A Ford banjo rearend

Stock centersection

Stock Model A Ford axles

Model A Ford wishbone, split

Model A Ford transverse spring, de-arched

Front Brakes:


Aluminum plates covering back hub of wheel, Webb Automotive Art

Rear Brakes:

1940 Ford hydraulic drum brakes

’40 Chevy single-reservoir master cylinder

Front Wheels and Tires:

18X4-inch reproduction early Packard split rim wheels, Coker Tire

6.60-18-inch Firestone reproduction bias-ply tires, Coker Tire

Machined aluminum wheelcovers by Webb Automotive Art

Rear Wheels and Tires:

16X6inch Ford wire wheels

7.00-16-inch Firestone reproduction bias-ply tires, Coker Tire


1939 Mercury 239 cid V8 engine

Ported and polished

Stock crank

Ross pistons

8.5:1 compression ratio

Full custom race cam

Ford aluminum Canadian heads

1.6-inch intake valves, 1.5 exhaust valves

Navarro 2X2 bbl aluminum intake manifold

Stromberg 97 carburetors

’42 Lincoln V-12 dual-coil ignition, modified

Custom headers

Engine build by Mike Herman, H&H Flatheads


1935 Ford 3-speed transmission

Model A Ford closed driveshaft, shortened to 14 inches


1941 Willy radiator, re-cored

Custom fabricated gas tank

’20 Rolls-Royce gas tank cap, re-created by Webb Automotive Art

Wiring by Cory Taulbert

Chrome plating by Jon Wright’s CustomChrome Plating

 Full feature in Rodder’s Journal issue #57

Photos courtesy of The Phil Remington Collection, Tommy Madison


Date:  September 6, 2013
Tags:  history, modern interpretation, modified, Phil Remington, racing, recreation, Remington