1931 FORD MODEL A ROADSTER BROOKVILLE FLATHEAD HOT RAT ROD TROG 1932 H.A.M.B.
- Condition: New
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model A
- SubModel: MODEL A/B
- Type: ROADSTER
- Trim: DELUXE
- Year: 1931
- Mileage: 1,200
- VIN: *A453---9*
- Color: CLEAR/ BARE METAL
- Engine size: 239 FLATHEAD
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 3 SPEED MANUAL
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: MAROON
- Options: Convertible, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1931 Ford Model A MODEL A/B
Up for auction 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 Ohio 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 subrail kit to mount the body to a 32 chassis. He now sells these same kits all over the world. He also fabricated the rear crossmember cover, grafted in and shortened the 1940 ford dash, and modified the rear to accept a 32 tank. Then I received the body and continued the process by having the deck lid punched with 144 louvers, 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 brited then clear coated with a product from Por 15. It has held up very well and didnt yellow like some Ive seen.
Now onto the chassis. The frame of the car started out as a really nice and clean original frame with all three original crossmembers. 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 mastercylinder. 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 crossmember installed and the front crossmember modified to fit the motor. The chassis consist of an original chromed 1932 wishbone connected to a really rare Okie Adams dropped chrome axel (less then 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 powdercoated 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 powdercoated 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 was 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, Fluidamper crank pully, Tuff Stuff alternator, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Isky cam, Egge waterpumps chromed, Best gaskets, early polished Eddie Meyer intake water cooled, and two original 97 Large logo Stromberg carbs fully rebuilt with gennie parts and plumbed with copper lines, and a custom made air cleaner is mounted on top. Also complimenting the engine is an original beehive oil filter that was chromed in the 50's. The engine is mounted to a completely rebuilt 1939 Ford transmission.
The engine is cooled by a set of chrome new waterpumps 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 and then I stamped and fabricated 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 taillights.
The steering consists of a new Schroeder steering box with a 16:1 ratio reducer and drilled aluminum pitman arm. Extra support has been mounted inside the cowl to allow for this setup. Outside is a hand made aluminum blister to cover the steering box. Mounted to the top of the column is a new 1940 ford style steering wheel. Inside the car is a custom Tea’s seat recovered in distressed vinyl, a set of original 40 ford gauges(not working), a chrome glove box hides a set of 3 gauges, a Rebel wiring panel, and an original pair of military seat belts.
A couple of other things are the new gas tank with a custom made gas cap in the back. A rolled front spreader bar, and 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 is also part of it.
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. I will warn you though, that it does ride like a vintage hot rod, this is not a comfortable street rod built with air ride suspension. This is how they use to build them before all the technology. You feel every bump, you can feel the lines in the road, you feel like you are turning back time driving this car. The car is being sold AS IS. There is no refund policy in place. The license plate and H.A.M.B. tag on the firewall are not included in the sale. You are more than welcome to come take it for a spin. It has been driven to Columbus a couple of times and to Maryland once, so it is road worthy. I am 6'2" and 280 lbs and I drive it with my 7 and 11 year old boys. The seat sits low and way back, so there is more then enough room. If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask. I will help in any way I can for shipping. I will sell Overseas if you make the shipping arrangements. I can deliver to Goodguys Columbus or Louisville Ky NSRA show in August. A $2000.00 deposite through Paypal is due at the end of the auction. Full Payment can be made through wire transefer 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. Thanks.