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              Roger McCarvill's '41 Willys Nostalgia Gasser

 

 

This nostalgia gasser has a custom-made heavy-gauge fiberglass body with base coat paint sitting on a custom

2x4 box rail frame, powered by a Bill Mitchell Merlin big block.  Mechanically, this car appears to be a work of art,

in perfect condition and meticulously assembled.  The frame and running gear are beautifully detailed.  There are

about 2,300 miles on the car since it was built, and the engine and transmission are leak-free.  The interior

needs finishing.  This coupe has always been garaged, and it has never seen a drop of rain.  It’s very fast (runs

9.30s in the quarter-mile), plus the car is fully registered, inspected, and street legal. 

Congratulations to Roger McCarvill on building this beautiful gasser.  This car was for sale as of 5/25/09.

You can contact Roger at 518-798-9720 if your interested in buying the car. Let me tell you...If I did not

have a Willys Coupe already... this is one I would be looking to buy!! 

 

    

              Big Jim's "Quality Award for Build Excellence"  

 

 

 

 

 

Engine/Cooling/Exhaust

?  Bill Mitchell Merlin 540 cubic inch big block

?  Dyno’d at 720 hp, 685 ft-lbs torque

?  Merlin II 9.800” deck height 4-bolt main

?  Merlin Jenkins aluminum rectangular port heads

?  Weiand aluminum intake manifold

?  Scat 4130 forged steel crankshaft

?  Manley SportsMaster forged connecting rods

?  JE/SRO forged 4.500” bore pistons

?  Speed-Pro piston rings

?  Clevite Bearings

?  236/246 .553”/.571” 114 hydraulic cam

?  2.250” x 1.880” Manley forged valves – Severe Duty

?  Crane Energizer roller rocker arms 1.7:1

?  Holley 870 CFM 4-barrel carburetor, worked to flow 1100 CFM

?  Holley high output fuel flow mechanical fuel pump

?  Braided half-inch fuel line, fuel pressure gauge, fuel shutoff, fuel filter/water separator,

   A&N fittings CSR Mini High Torque Starter

?  MSD 7AL-3 high energy ignition system

?  Custom-built aluminum radiator

?  Custom made expansion tank for radiator

?  Two SPAL cooling fans with adjustable control

?  March Performance serpentine belt/pulley system

?  Edelbrock High Performance aluminum water pump

?  Polished 100-amp alternator

?  Kooks Custom Headers to 4-inch exhaust

?  Borla mufflers with extreme coating inside and out

?  Exhaust system completely removable with flanges

 Transmission 

?  TPI Turbo Hydramatic 400 transmission

?  Hughes 3000 stall converter with transbrake

?  TCI Kevlar scattershield and strap

?  Cheetah SCS Shifter with manual shift valve body

?  Transmission cooler, deep finned aluminum oil pan

?  Transmission fully dyno’d

?  High-pressure hydraulic hose and fittings for transmission lines

Driveline 

?  Custom-made 4-inch aluminum driveshaft

?  Custom made straight axle and steering

?  Auburn tubbed 4:10 posi rear

?  Moser 9-inch Ford axle housing with back brace - Moser axles

?  4-link rear suspension with Carrera coil-over shocks

?  4-wheel disk brakes (Ford Explorer) and emergency brake

?  Front wheels: 10-spoke ET Gasser 15x6

?  Rear wheels:  5-spoke ET Classic Five deep dish 15x14

?  Front Tires: Hoosier 26 x 7.50 R 15 LT

?  Rear Tires: Hoosier fatties 31 x 18.50 R 15 LT

 Body/Interior 

?  Custom-made heavy-gauge fiberglass body with base coat paint

?  2x4 custom box rail frame, painted

?  Full roll cage and door link

?  Easily removable hood, front end and rear fenders

?  Suicide doors

?  Bear Claw latches on doors with electric door poppers

?  Tinted glass power windows

?  Custom dash with full complement of Auto Meter Ultra-Lite gauges

?  Grand Am bucket seats in charcoal

?  5-point harness seatbelts

?  Hot Rod Air air conditioning and heat

?  Flaming River steering box

?  Flaming River polished aluminum steering column with custom teak steering wheel

?  Painless wiring system with overhead control box

 Miscellaneous 

?  20-gallon aluminum fuel cell with tip valve

?  New Dry Cell Battery

?  Battery shutoff

?  Wheelie bars (not shown in photos)

?  Full car cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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