This is my coupe, running after being taken out of winter storage. I film the car and then start it. My Uncle behind the camera can be heard saying "You know it's in gear..?" It actually wasn't in gear, as the transmission has a tendency to walk in Neutral, spinning freely in the air, but not having the power to move the car if it were on the ground. I put it on jack stands just in case it decides to hook-up, however. I slid it into Park to be safer.
The body is a 1930 Ford Coupe, chanelled 5 inches over a boxed and kicked chassis. Motor is a Chrysler 413. Transmission is push-button TorqueFlite.
my garage built hotrod
made from a 1930 olds, 1931 chev 5 window coupe, 36 chev truck, 79 GMC truck and a 65 GTO
engine: 1965 389 ci,#77 heads, 030 over, 296 adv. duration 488 lift stock crank, stock rods,forged flattops, edelcrapRPM performer, demon 725. 1.5 roller tips
trans: th350, shift kit, manual valvebody, SNS converter.
rearend: GM 8.5" 10 bolt tall gears! peg leg... for now
rear sus: truck arm, with coil springs, shocks, and a pan hard.
front sus: suicided '30 olds axle, ford radius rods, T spring
chassis: cuztom tapered 2 x 4 box tubing 12" rear kick
rear tires: 30 x 9 cheater slicks
ALL HOME MADE AND HAND BUILT!!!!!!!!
THE CATCHER.... $2600 TOTAL IN WHAT YOU SEE HERE
A movie of my dad's coupe burning out in our driveway.
1930 Ford Model A T-Bucket Hot Rod-D&M Motorsports Video Walk Around and Review with Chris Moran
An outrageous 1930 Ford Model A Custom Street Rod, offered by D&M Motorsports. Hosted by Chris Moran.
The Ford Model A of 1927--1931 (also colloquially called the A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers) was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A (a previous model had used the name in 1903--1904) was designated as a 1927 model and was available in four standard colors, but not black.
By 4 February 1929, one million Model As had been sold, and by 24 July, two million. The range of body styles ran from the Tudor at US$500 (in grey, green, or black) to the Town Car with a dual cowl at US$1200. In March 1930, A sales hit three million, and there were nine body styles available.
The Model A was produced through 1931. When production ended in March, 1932, there were 4,849,340 Model As made in all styles. Its successor was the Model B, which featured an updated 4-cylinder engine, followed by the Model 18 which introduced Ford's new Flathead V8 engine.
Prices for the Model A ranged from US$385 for a roadster to $1400 for the top-of-the-line Town Car. The engine was a water-cooled L-head 4-cylinder with a displacement of 201 cu in (3.3 l). This engine provided 40 horsepower (30 kW). Typical fuel consumption was between 25 and 30 mpg (U.S.) (8 to 12 kilometres per litre or 8-9 L/100 km) using a Zenith one-barrel up-draft carburetor,with a top speed of around 65 mph (104 km/h). It had a 103.5 in (2,630 mm) wheelbase with a final drive ratio of 3.77:1. The transmission was a 3-speed sliding gear manual unit with a 1-speed reverse. The Model A had 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The 1930 and 1931 editions came with stainless steel radiator cowling and headlamp housings.
The Model A came in a wide variety of styles: Coupe (Standard and Deluxe), Business Coupe, Sport Coupe, Roadster Coupe (Standard and Deluxe), Convertible Cabriolet, Convertible Sedan, Phaeton (Standard and Deluxe), Tudor Sedan(Standard and Deluxe), Town Car, Fordor (2-window) (Standard and Deluxe), Fordor (3-window) (Standard and Deluxe), Victoria, Station Wagon, Taxicab, Truck, and Commercial.
The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals; throttle and gearshift. Previous Ford models used controls that had become uncommon to drivers of other makes. The Model A's fuel tank was located in the cowl, between the engine compartment's fire wall and the dash panel. It had a visual fuel gauge, and the fuel flowed to the carburetor by gravity. In cooler climates, owners could purchase an aftermarket cast iron unit to place over the Exhaust manifold to provide heat to the cab. A small door provided adjustment of the amount of hot air entering the cab. Model A was the first car to have safety glass in the windshield.
The Soviet company GAZ, which started as a cooperation between Ford and the Soviet Union, made a licensed version of the Model A from 1932-1936. This itself was the basis for the FAI and BA-20 armored car, which saw use as scout vehicles in the early stages of World War II.
In addition to the United States, Ford made the Model A in plants in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
In Europe, where cars were taxed according to engine size, Ford equipped the Ford Model A with a 2,033 cc motor providing a claimed output of just 40 hp. However, the engine size was still large enough to equate to a fiscal horsepower rating of 24 hp and attracted a punitive annual car tax levy of £24 in the UK and similar penalties in other principal European markets, leaving the car unable to compete in the newly developing mass market. It therefore was expensive to own and too heavy and thirsty to achieve volume sales, but also too crude to compete as a luxury product. European manufactured Model As failed to achieve the sales success in Europe that would greet their smaller successor on the assembly lines in England and Germany.
Historical context of Model A development
Henry Ford Model T Documentary
I do not own the rights to this film. This is for fair use. Peter Graves is the host of the show, so any Airplane! jokes will be interesting.
1934 Ford Woodie Hot Rod with Swimsuit Bikini Model Melany
Check out this top of the line 1934 Ford woodie hot rod photographed at Moonlght State Beach in Encinitas with SoCal Beaches Magazine swimsuit model Melany. This video was shot at the end of the 2009 Wavecrest Woodie Car Show. This 1934 Ford Hot Rod has won numerous car shows and is owned by R. Michael Murphy of San Diego.
For more photos and videos of the 2009 Wavcrest Woodie Car Show and other woodies and swimsuit models visit the SoCal Beaches Magazine website at www.socalbeachmag.net
i think i need some brake issues resolved!
The Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop - The Poteet 1934 Coupe
(note: this is an art film inspired by The Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop. It is a non-commercial piece.)
Defining the term "Hot Rod" is about as elusive as trying to find a deuce roadster that's been stored in some old farmer's barn since April 1st, 1932. It can and does mean many things to many people.
For The Rollng Bones Hot Rod Shop, it's about using many of the same parts and building hot rods the way they were when they were simply Hot Rods. While those men had no interest in the history they were creating, The Rolling Bones do. They were simply trying to go fast with what was available.
The Rolling Bones are simply trying to capture the look, the feel, and the soul of a late forties - early fifties Hot Rod with a story to tell.
There are lots of people in this world who claim to be artists but there are only a certain few who can put that very elusive magic in their work.
Great Hot Rods are also works of art and The Rolling Bones will argue that point with you until the beer runs out. Like a romantic painting, when you look at it, a great Hot Rod will tell you just enough of its story to grab your emotions and let your imagination take you as fast and far as you want to go.
That's what they build, stories, in The Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop style, one story at a time.