1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Roadster
- Trim: Roadster
- Year: 1930
- Mileage: 2,000
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 327
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: 5 Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1930 Ford Roadster
Heres my latest build, 1930 Ford Roadster done in a traditional-ish style. Henry Ford roadster body on a heavily modified 1932 frame powered by an early 327, acked with a T5 5 speed manual transmission. This is a pro built bare steel car with around 2000 miles on it. The car is a great driver that has already been on a few road trips and I hope will go on many more. Heres the details of the build.
The chassis started out as a 32 frame pinched for a Model A, t was built by Gary Maxwell at Blackboard Hot Rods. I moved the front crossmember back 3” and pinched the front rails to the width of a 32 grill shell. The front spring is mpounted off a pair of early Ford wishbones while the front axle is a dropped original Model A from Okie Joe. Steering is handled with a Vega box, heres also F1 shock mounts, panhard bar and So Cal front shocks. In the rear I decided to go with an adkustable quarter elipse setup, ts all custom made. Theres a pair of Pete & Jakes ladder bars and the rear show mounts are So Cal lowers and heavily modified Walden Speed Shop uppers. The rear axle is a narrowed 9 inch Ford with 5 on 5 ½ axles and 3.25 gears in an open carrier. Front brakes are ’46-48 Ford and rears are also Ford, verything is new or totally redone. All the plumbing is new and done right with 3/16 steel lines with residual valves for brakes and 3/8 steel lines for fuel, heres a Wilwood master cylinder for brakes and a canister style fuel filter with a cast bracket from So Cal.
The motor is an early 327 with 1957 Power Pack heads and bitchin’ Offenhauser three deuce setup. The Rochester 2 Jets are a real three deuce steup with one carb that runs the motor and two that are dumps only with no idle circuits or chokes. I am running the motor only off the middle carb right now but the others could be hooked up easily. Theres also a really nice Mallory Double Life Distributor with points in it! The motor was gone through about 2000 miles ago with new rings, earings, il pump, iming set, tc. The heads were done as well, heres some mile Comp valve springs and a nasty Thumper cam from Comp as well. The transmission is an S10 T5 that’s all new as well, t was modified with gear ratios better suited for this combination.
The body is a real Henry Ford Rodaster and is very solid. Its been helped with door skins, ower quarter panel patches and a decklid from Brookville. Theres also a Steadfast Engineering subrail kit in the body as well. I built two tubular sub structures inside the body from 1” .090 wall DOM, heres a braced hoop under the dash and a big X style brace that runs from door jamb behind the seat and under the package tray. The car has just been clear coated to keep the look without rusting.
Its got a Duvall style windshield from Past Tech and the dash is from a 1936 Ford. Theres a pair of Stewart Warner Duplex Gauges from a 1933 Chevrolet for water, uel, il and amps, hey all work except the amp guage, hich only goes to 20 amps. The speedometer is a Stewart Warner Police Special and the tach is also period correct Stewart Warner cable drive, he tach works but the speedo does not.
The seat is a third row seat frame from a Dodge Caravan that I modified to work in this car, t was re-foamed and covered in tobacco colored vinyl. Pedals are from Walden Speed Shop and were heavily modified to work in this application, he clutch is mechanical and works great. No Leaks! No bleeding!
The entire car was wired from scratch front to rear and everything works. I left extra circuits under the dash in the event that the new owner wants to add neon lighting or air conditioning. But please, on’t add neon lighting or air conditioning.
Theres a thousand other hand built parts on this car from the clutch linkage to the headlight bar to the radiator, lease look at the photos.
Overall the car drives great, have taken it on two extended freeway excursions (over 300 miles) with no issues. Ive also driven the car pretty much daily for the last six weeks or so, have a 35 mile round trip commute and its never left me anywhere. It pulls smoothly from 1500 in fifth gear and sounds really radical at idle with the big Thumper cam. Off idle it runs smooth, ow do they do that? It drives straight and does not bump steer, ull or do anything weird. The suspension is incredibly compliant and I have become a huge fan of quarter eliptic rear suspension. Works so, o much better than a buggy spring out back. The bias ply tires make you pay attention but they sure look great! It does not run hot, ver! Even stuck in oh-my-god-please-kill-me-now LA traffic it never goes above 190.
This is an excellent opportunity to buy a pro built hot rod that’s done right and works well. Theres no waiting and my reserve is far below what any reputable shop would charge to build a car like this. Its got the look and is ready to drive to your next local cruise, ight now. Take your time and finish it out or leave it as is, ither way it’s a smoking deal. This car is titles as a 1930 Ford Roadster.
I welcome international bidders. Vehicle sold as is with no warranty expressed or implied. Feel free to call me at 631-379-6806 with any questions or to arrange an appointment to view the car. Thanks and happy bidding!