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1930 Ford Model A-V8 Roadster Pickup Traditional Hot Rod

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  • Item location: Bakersfield, California, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Model A
  • Type: Roadster Pickup / All steel
  • Trim: Roadster
  • Year: 1930
  • Mileage: 3,000
  • VIN: 4074365
  • Color: Chassis Black / Body Primer & Rusty Patina
  • Engine size: 59A Ford Flathead V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 3 speed, 39 Ford top shift
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Ford Model A 1930 Description

Ford Model A Roadster Pickup Traditional Hot Rod
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Drive video: Dan's Roadster Drive
Drive by: Dan's 30 Roadster drive by
Walk around: Dan's 30 Roadster walk around

Construction photos are available on request.
  • Engine is 85 HP mid-40's 59A Ford flathead V8. Stock w/ single carb. Starts, runs and sounds great.
  • Mallory magnetic brakerless electronic distributor
  • Champion 4 row aluminum radiator w/ Champion manually controlled electric fan
  • 1939 Ford Top shift 3 speed transmission, closed drive line
  • 1938 - 48 Ford "Banjo" rear axle
  • 11" Clutch
  • Model A frame, Z'd in rear, fully boxed
  • All frame, power-train and brake components have been blasted, primed and coated with PPG Pitthane primer and 2 part top coat.
  • 1940 Knee action shocks in front / Chrome tube shocks in back
  • 1940 Ford 16" steel wheels w/stainless caps and beauty rings in the front, 30's era 16" wires w/ stainless caps and beauty rings in the back
  • 1937 Ford commercial front axle and spring with split wishbone.
  • Tires - Rear, 28" tall "trailer" radials. Front - 16" Harley Davidson cycle tires
  • 1937 Ford commercial steering box with drag link "cross steering" NO BUMP STEER
  • 1937 commercial steering wheel with fabricated column
  • Front - 55 Ford F-100 pickup. Self energizing with bulkhead fittings thru the frame and braided stainless brake hoses.
  • Rear - 39 - 45 Ford with residual valve in brake line
  • 65 Mustang master cylinder under floor
  • Modified original hand brake lever in original location
  • Original spindles modified to accept F-100 "self energizing" brakes
  • Steel body, 30/31 closed car cowl and doors modified for "roadster" windshield, body set back 5", channeled 4" some body-work completed and painted in primer sealer gray
  • Original (shortened) 1930 bed and Ford script tailgate - 3/4" plywood bed floor with original metal strips. Small metal box from brass era car (has brass latch) mounted in bed for use as tool box. (some rust through on small box)
  • Fuel tank - Original Model A with fuel shut-off valve and in-line filter
  • Windshield - Fabricated frame with tinted safety glass fastened with original style hardware. Removable to comply with TROG
  • Dietz 8" chrome sealed beam headlights / 1930 Model A stop / tail light (1)
  • Interior - Wood floor supported by steel frame, fabricated seat frames with forward/aft adjustment glides on driver's seat
  • Instruments - Manual oil pressure and water temperature guages, alternator light and original Model A mechanical fuel guage
  • 12 Volt electrical system with 65 amp alternator with alternator light in cockpit. Battery is mounted under passenger side floorboard and has hidden master dixconnect with removable key
  • Bodywork is "in progress". Some surfaces have many layers of paint including original bottom layer. Some surfaces have been metal worked, filled and primed and some surfaces have original paint and surface rust patina. Doors have temporary latches installed and rattle a bit on bumpy roads.
  • Truck weight: 2100 lbs
  • Truck has been garaged since completed (July 2013)
  • Service manual - Includes organized listing of parts and part numbers used to fabricate and detailed instructions with photographs on F100 brake conversion procedure
  • The last 4 photos show the rear of the cab after metalwork and primer. Some of the photos show it before metalwork and primer
  • Driveability: Starts every time, runs smooth, no overheating issues
  • oil pressure is 35+psi at speed and 10 psi at idle hot. Transmission shifts good and is quiet. Swivel joint connection between closed drive line and transmission leaks a small amount of oil. Steering gearbox leaks a small amount of oil. Both leaks are very small but will leave spots on your garage floor. It has been driven approximately 3,000 miles since completion in July 2013.
  • Top speed so far is 65 mph and is limited by rear wheels. The old wires are not perfectly true.
  • Clear and current California title. Registered as a 1930 Model A Ford pickup with the original VIN stamped into Model A frame.
Lots of fun!Please ask questions.

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