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1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod coupe! Cadillac powered!

1930 Ford Model A for sale in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Model A
Type: Coupe
Year: 1930
Mileage: 4,000
Color: Black
Engine size: 390 Cadillac
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford Model A 1930

Up for sale today is my 1930 Ford Model A coupe. I built this car in 2001 and simply don’t drive it, so I’ve decided to sell. The car has a total 4,000 miles on it at most, as I only drove it to few car shows during the time I’ve had it. I built the car in the style of the 1950’s, staying true to the period with parts and design. The only thing this car needs to be a complete show rod is paint...the chassis is completely painted and detailed, as is the engine. The power plant for this beast is a 390 cubic inch Cadillac engine from a 1959 Eldorado, bored .030 over to become 396 cubic inches. Fuel is provided via 6 vintage chromed stromberg 97 carburetors on top of a very rare Edelbrock CA-6 intake manifold, which has been polished. Spark is from a Vertex Magneto...a real one, not a look alike electronic distributor. Valve covers are very rare Edelbrock finned aluminum covers which have also been polished. Water pump, oil pan, pulleys, 4 blade fan, generator, valley pan have all been triple show chromed. It has a very aggressive Babe Edson 500/300 cam, which is a lopey full race grind. The headers are custom made stainless steel zoomie pipes with removable baffles. Radiator is a brand new modified Ford Mustang radiator. A Wilcap transmission adapter mates the engine to a GM turbo 400 automatic with a B&M 3000 stall torque converter. Shifter is a Hurst Quarter Stick. Driveshaft is a custom made piece by Catco of Fond du Lac, Wi. The rear end is 1955 Chevy with stainless steel triangulated ladder bars joined to the chassis with zinc plated 1/2” heim joints and transverse mounted buggy spring. Shocks are chrome gas charged on a four corners. Front shock mounts are original modified Ford F1 mounts. The front suspension is 1940 Ford, set up suicide style with the spring behind the axle, 1940 Ford juice brakes, and 1963 Buick finned aluminum drums. 1940 Ford split wishbones with heim joints on the ends for strength. Rear brakes are 1955 Chevy. Steering box is 1940 Ford with a custom made stainless steel steering column, joined together with one universal joint. The body is 1930 Ford steel, chopped 4 inches and channeled 4 inches over the frame. The body has a complete subframe made from 1”x 3” rectangular tube steel and a floor made from 18 gauge steel, completely welded in. The seat is Dodge minivan with a Mexican blanket covering it, and it folds forward for a small area of storage. Windshield is new safety plate glass, all other windows are plexiglass. All door and trunk hardware is new. All gauges are Stewart Warner, with a vintage Sun 1/2 sweep tachometer and matching Sun tachometer control box. The grille is a new aftermarket insert inside a vintage Ford 1932 grille shell with the radiator hole filled in the top. Headlights are vintage Dietz chromed headlights from the ‘50’s mounted on Speedway finned aluminum stands. The chassis was custom made by my shop, Koop’s Kustoms, Grade A Welding of Fond du Lac, Wi, and HD Welding, also of Fond du Lac, Wi. The perimeter frame is 2” x 4” rectangular tube steel, 1/4” wall thickness. All X bracing on the chassis is welded in for strength, including the transmission mount. Wheels are chrome steelies, bigs and littles in the style of the day, with Coker wide white bias ply tires 5.60 x 15 in front and L78 15 in back. Tail lights are 1939 Ford tear drops, and the wiring harness was custom made in my shop, Koop’s Kustoms, by myself. It uses modern blade fuses, and all wiring has been hidden whenever possible. As far as features I’ve failed to mention, the inside of the body has two trap doors in the floor, the driver side providing access to the 1967 Chevy truck dual master cylinder for the brakes and the passenger side trap door providing access to the battery mounted under the floor. The gas tank is mounted in the trunk, and is a custom made stainless steel tank with Stewart Warner sending unit. The transmission cooler is a finned aluminum tube type mounted to the passenger side inside frame rail, fuel pump is a Carter electric, and the fuel filter is an aluminum polished Hilborn piece from the ‘50’s with removable and cleanable screen filters. This car has been in my care for quite a while now, and it was built to the highest standards of quality, safety, and period correctness. By no means is this a rat rod...this is the perfect representation of a 1950’s hot rod you’ll find, and it breaks my heart a bit to let it go, but hopefully it will go to someone who will have more time to spend with it, and someone who can enjoy it for many, many years to come. Thank you for looking, feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and good luck bidding!

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