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1931 Ford Model A MODEL A/B

Make: Ford
Model: Model A
Year: 1931
VIN: A4537779
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Amityville, New York, United States

1931 Ford Model A Additional Info:

1931 Ford Model A MODEL A/B overview

Up for sale today is an A-V8 1931 Ford Roadster. It was built over the last couple of years using the inspiration from builders like Vern Tardel and the Rolling Bones. It comes with a good New York registration/title in my name.

The car started its life with a new body from Brookville Roadster. The body started its transformation at Steadfast MFG. There Henry Richards took the body to the next level. He installed his proto-type rear sub rail kit to mount the body to a 32 chassis. He now sells these same kits all over the world. He also fabricated the rear cross member cover, grafted in and shortened the 1940 Ford dash, and modified the rear to accept a 32 tank. Then with the body, continued the process by having the deck lid punched with 144 louvers and the hood with 156, installing a Brookville 32 cowl vent, laying the stainless windshield posts back, fabricating a custom floor board and installing several custom made braces to stiffen up the body. Then the entire inside of the car was sprayed with Line-X. The outside of the body was completely scotch brighted then clear coated with a product from Por 15. It has held up very well and did not yellow like some I have seen.

Now on to the chassis. The frame of the car started out as a really nice and clean original frame with all three original cross members. The K-member is still uncut with rivets and is very nice. Mounted to the K-member is a set of modified 1932 pedals with an adapter to use the correct master cylinder. The frame was sent to Thunder Road in Mansfield Ohio where it was put in a jig and squared up and there it had the model A rear cross member installed and the front cross member modified to fit the motor. The chassis consists of an original chromed 1932 wishbone connected to a really rare Okie Adams dropped chrome axel (less than 100 made). On the old chrome spindles are mounted new Wilson Welding Lincoln brakes. In the rear is an original banjo rear end out of a 1937 Ford that was from a restored car. It is mounted with the original shocks and a pair of 1936 Ford bones in the rear and also another pair of Wilson Welding brakes. The torque tube was also professionally shortened to mount up to the transmission. At this point, the chassis and some suspension parts were powder coated either a satin or gloss black to match. The chassis rides on a set of 16” steelies in the front and a pair of 18” in the back. They are wrapped in new Excelsior Stahl radial tires, 5.50/16 and 7.00/18. Then a set of Kevin Lee spun aluminum discs were powder coated and installed with chrome hubcaps.

The best part of the car has to be the flathead. This flathead was built for an online magazine. It was a show piece that was built and documented in detail for a 4 part series online article for Precision Engine Tech. It can be read here: https://theshopmag.com/features/project-flathead-part-1. There were over 10k in parts alone put into this engine from all of the name brand companies. Some of the parts include an original 1949-1953 block which was sanded and smoothed to a perfect finish, a Scat crank, Scat rods, Egge piston and ring set, Egge valves and valve springs with guides and adjustable lifters, Egge connecting rod and main bearings, Mellings oil pump, MSD distributor and wires, Fluid damper crank pulley, Tuff Stuff alternator, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Isky cam, Egge water pumps chromed, Best gaskets, early polished Eddie Meyer intake water cooled, and two original 97 large logo Stromberg carbs fully rebuilt with genuine parts and plumbed with copper lines, and a custom made air cleaner is mounted on top. Also complementing the engine is a beehive oil filter. The engine is mounted to a completely rebuilt 1939 Ford transmission.

The engine is cooled by a set of chrome new water pumps and an electric fan and mounted to a Walker Radiator. Mounted to the radiator is a new Brookville grill that was grafted with an original 1932 Ford commercial grill. The bullnose area of the commercial grill was removed and reshaped to blend into the aftermarket grill. The insert on the grill is an original that was then stamped and fabricated with a center chrome trim bar to resemble a Pines Winterfront. In front of that is mounted a custom built headlight bar to resemble the Rolling Bones style with NOS 1932 Ford commercial headlights. To light up the rear is a set of chrome Electroline tail lights.

The steering consists of a new Schroeder steering box with a 16:1 ratio reducer custom machined pitman arm. Extra support has been mounted inside the cowl to allow for this setup. Outside is a handmade aluminum blister to cover the steering box. Mounted to the top of the column is a new hand built style steering wheel. Inside the car is a custom Tea’s seat recovered in distressed vinyl, a set of vintage Stuart and Warner gauges, a Rebel wiring panel, and an original pair of aviation seat belts. Included is a custom Hartz cloth Sid Chaves soft top with glass rear window.

A couple of other things are the new gas tank with a custom made gas cap in the back, a rolled front spreader bar, a custom recessed rear spreader bar, Socal front shock mounts and chrome Pete and Jake shocks up front, custom wire looms up front, a custom made battery box, and a handmade cup holder. There are too many vintage parts to list completely.

Overall this is a nice and clean build of a very traditional hot rod. This would be perfect to take to a T.R.O.G. event or just cruise your local hangout. It runs great, fires right up every time. This is how they used to build them before all of the technology. You feel like you are turning back time driving this car. The car is being sold AS IS WHERE IS. There is no refund policy in place. You are more than welcome to come take it for a spin. The seat sits low and way back, so there is more than enough room. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. I will help in any way I can for shipping. I will sell Overseas if you make the shipping arrangements. Full Payment can be made through wire transfer or cash when picked up. I can store the car for as long as you need as long as it is paid in full first. Please call 631-445-1850 with questions between 8 am and 8 pm EST. Thanks.