Car Culture

Can a 1932 Ford Model B Parked 25 Years Ago Run?

Hemmings building has a basement that holds original classic and vintage cars and trucks. From time to time they try out several of them and gauge which one to sell or use as a collectible. When they came across the 1932 Ford Model B which was parked for 25 years they were not sure if it would run.

The inspection sticker showed that the vehicle was lastly used in 1961 or thereabout. Its battery was missing and it was clear that it had not been started all these years. It was a perfect model of study.

In 1932 Model B was introduced into the market and consisted of a 200-inch four-cylinder that made 50 hp. from the exterior and interior looks the ’32 was used as a farm truck and might have been abandoned because it was no longer useful.

The Model B consisted of four-wheel mechanical drums and side-to-side leaf springs used for suspension. After several attempts of revitalizing it with fuel, compression, and spark, it started and ran for 30 seconds but had water leaking out of the cylinder heads. The next trial on this amazing ’32 is to add fluids and repair the wiring, get the brakes fixed so that it can drive.