Vehicle Title:Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Model: Model A
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: standard
Bradford, Vermont, United States
Up for bids is my Real steel 1928 Ford Roadster hotrod . This Car is an original steel body, on a fully boxed real 28 frame. The motor is a 59A Ford Flathead, with the matching 3 speed trans. It has a GM 7.5 inch rear end with I believe 2.73 gears. Here are some specs on the car:
Original Steel body
1946 Flathead 59A
New Gas tank
Converted to 12 volts (gen)
New stewart warner repop gauge bezel
new omega tan face gauges
All new Drum brakes in rear
New juice brakes in front
Original steel grille shell
New griffin aluminum radiator
new cap and rotor
New plug wires
New voltage regulator
all new wiring, wired basic hotrod style.
nice new tires all around
This car still needs a few minor things to be roadworthy. The car needs brake lines installed, and needs interior done. The lower firewall and the floor where the trans tunnel is fiberglass. There is also some fiberglass patching around the inside of the trunk lid. It does have a seat in it but that's it. There are probably a few things I have missed. Please ask questions and I will answer them as good as I can. Feel free to call me (802) 222-1863 before 9:00 est.
This car is a really good start to a kick ass hot rod! Its almost done! These cars finished are 20k plus! This car could be cruising down the road with a weekends worth of work.
I will consider offers and reserve the right to end this auction at any time. A $500 Non refundable deposit is due within 24 hours of auction end. Thanks and happy bidding!
Solid axle? What solid axle?
I was fully prepared to embark on a seven-day journey down a rabbit hole of broken bolts, internet hearsay and consternation.
This should not have gone this easily. Having a long and checkered history of simple projects punctuated by much wailing and gnashing of knuckles, I was fully prepared to embark on a seven-day journey down a rabbit hole of broken bolts, internet hearsay and consternation when I finally decided to lay hands on the '89 Mustang with the goal of relieving the car of its stock rear axle. Instead, it took less than a full morning's worth of work to carve the old 7.5-inch solid axle from its moorings and mock up something, well, different.
Is there a more iconic, American racecar than the Ford GT40? That may be a discussion for another day (although by all means, tell us how wrong we are in Comments), but this video of heaps of GT40s running in the Goodwood Revival races certainly has us thinking that Ford's Ferrari-killer might just be the best racer the Land Of The Free and Home Of The Brave has ever come up with.
That's completely ignoring the fact that the GT40 was largely developed by Brits using American money, but that's besides the point (there was also a rather brash Texan, who had a big role later in development). The resulting vehicle was dominant, besting the cars of Il Commendatore from 1966 to 1969, although it should be noted that Ford's GT40 was unable to beat Ferrari in its first two Le Mans outings in 1964 and 1965.
Those four years of dominance, which started with Ford sweeping the podium, were enough to establish the GT40's legend. And now, here we are almost 50 years later, celebrating the mid-engined monsters at Goodwood, in their first ever one-make race. Take a look below for the entire video.
With July 4th just around the corner, what better time could there be for Cars.com to announce that the Ford F-150 is the Most American car of 2013? This may be especially true since it was the Toyota Camry, a car produced by a company based in Japan, that had held the top spot from 2009 to 2012.
Cars.com compiles its Most American list by considering the amount of parts each vehicle uses that come from America, where it's final assembly takes place and how many units per year are sold. "While the assembly point and domestic parts content of the F-150 didn't change from 2012-2013, vehicle sales are responsible for bumping the F-150 to the top spot," according to Patrick Olsen, Editor-in-Chief of Cars.com.
As far as automakers go (as opposed to individual models), Toyota retains the top spot it held in 2012, with General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and Honda (in that order) rounding out the list. The motivation behind this list each year, according to Olsen, is "to help car shoppers understand that 'American-Made' extends beyond just the Detroit three" and because "a study we conducted in 2012 indicated that 25 percent of shoppers surveyed preferred to buy American."