1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod
Mark is a card carrying, astute and highly respected member of the World Famous Beggers Car Club in Washington State. As such he drives an appropriate car…daily. Yup, this is his daily commuter.
A lot of folks builds traditional style hot rods and some try to use only era correct parts. Some builders are more successful than others in this effort. There is not a single component that is made after 1940 in this car.
It’s all in the attitude! As you can see the car is not ridiculously low, it sits just like a car from that era should sit. Stance and attitude is everything. This original 1931 body rests on an original 1932 Frame. There is not one single reproduction piece on this car.
Chevrolet (Ooops, sorry about that, Ford Fans) …anyway, you get over it!…Vintage Chevrolet hood sides offer these factory louvers for a great and different look. It also offers a practical solution as it helps with cooling of the flathead.
The flathead is equipped with two leaky Strombergs mounted on a vintage Weiand manifold. Mark did some thinking about the exhaust manifolds. What would the 1940’s hot rodder do for tubing? Well, a home built hot rod could very well have used flexible tubing and that’s what Mark went with. Looks great. Also, note the liberal use of copper tubing adding to the “right” look.
The office: Lack of door stops offer easy access. Seat belts are vintage aircraft units.
Yup, it’s all in the attitude!
Thanks Mark for sharing your cool ride with us!
June 28 – 30, 2013, at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, Washington.
Very subtle car with 500 horse roller-cam nailhead, Tri-power, Muncie M-22 four speed, Ford nine inch limited slip rear axle, cheater slicks, pro leather interior, 1956 Chrysler instruments, Lincoln brakes, Buick brake drums and shiny paint.
How ’bout some teaser shots: