Drive Type: 5-speed
Model: Model A
Options: Leather Seats
Red Hook, New York, United States
You can't get much more traditional hot rod than this beautiful car. This car was recently purchased with the possible intent of swapping out the flathead for a J2 Olds or early SBC we have but it is simply too well done and this flathead runs so sweet that it makes no sense. We'll start with another car rather than messing with this one. Starting out with a very nice Canadian body that was chopped 5 inches a complete new floor was installed with the correct sills to match the 32 frame rails. The body is also using a heavily modified 37 truck grille, 38 Ford dash, passenger cowl vent and 1950 Buick tail lights. Inside is gorgeous rolled and pleated leather interior with lots of extra material for future modifications that might be desired. This interior was done by a well known and respected professional upholstery shop. This is one of the most well done A-V8 projects I have ever seen and one be hard pressed to find a nicer one. The frame begins with new 32 rails that are fully boxed, narrowed to fit the A body, have A crossmembers front and rear and a very nicely done center crossmember with lots of triangulation. Rear is a 9" posi with Dutchman axles and 3.70 gears on the A spring with ladder bars. Front is all chrome Superbell with Wilson Lincoln brakes using Buick aluminum drums and cowl steering. The engine in this beauty has got to be the sweetest sounding flathead you have ever heard. It is a .040 over 255 Merc ported, relieved, 1007B cam, new valves, springs, lifters, oil pump, etc. It employs Evans heads, Weiand tall intake, new Super 7 Strombergs, Bubbas' Chevrolet distributor, rebuilt starter and generator. Transmission is a rebuilt S10 T5 that works very well. This A also uses an Odyssey battery, an aluminum fuel tank and 16" Ford wheels, caps and trim rings. Also included is a painted, rewired and period correct heater that is that has already been modified to fit the firewall of this car. This gorgeous A starts, stops, runs, drives very well and a stack of receipts an inch thick is included along with one of the magazines the car has been featured in. A note of caution for the sake of full disclosure and complete honesty. The original 38 speedo in this car cannot be connected as the T5 is the electronic style and in order to connect to a cable the transmission must be removed and the tail shaft housing replaced with the mechanical speedo type. The drive gear is on the shaft however. The vintage tach in the dash will possibly need a control box to operate or revision to modern internals. Title is a clear and open PA title and the car is titled correctlyas a 1930 Ford.
Just because the new 2015 Ford Mustang has officially been released, you didn't think that would be the end of the matter - did you? Of course not. There'll still be plenty of rumors, reports and video footage to bring you. Like this, the first non-official footage of the new pony car in the wild.
Shot by YouTube user SotA1080 and dug up by our friends at CarBuzz, this clip shows the new Mustang posing for photos (alongside other Mustangs) and starting up its engine at the most recent gathering of Cars & Coffee in Irvine, CA. And this being the GT model, it's not packing the V6 or the turbo four, but the red-blooded 5.0-liter V8 that tells us and enthusiasts worldwide that the new Mustang has not lost its way. Scroll on down to watch the footage for yourself.
Dreamworks Studios, Electronic Arts and Ford Motor Company announced today that the Ford Mustang will play the lead hero car role in the upcoming Need for Speed movie, slated to hit theaters next February. Of course, the Mustang didn't audition for the role like we imagine the film's star, Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame, might have. Rather, Ford and Dreamworks struck a partnership deal that meant the Mustang could skip the casting couch. The deal will also see the film's universe populated with other Ford products (gratuitously so, we're guessing), and the automaker will also help the studio promote the video-game-turned-movie next year.
The hero car in question is a special one-off Mustang created by Ford that is making its debut at the E3 video game trade show as we speak. Powered by a supercharged V8 and apparently based on the Shelby GT500, the car's been modified with a widebody kit, 22-inch wheels, larger air intakes and twin hood nostrils. Ford also provided the film's production with an F-450 truck that will be called "The Beast" in the film's story, and a second Mustang to be used during filming as a camera car.
The Mustang's movie career is really taking off, with news of its Need For Speed casting closely following last week's release of the trailer for Getaway, a movie coming out in August that stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and another Shelby GT500. In addition to Aaron Paul and a modified Mustang, the Need For Speed movie also stars Michael Keaton (cop, we're guessing) and Dominic Cooper (villain, we're guessing), and is directed by Scott Waugh, who directed the Navy SEAL film Act of Valor in 2012.
Raptor, Excursion, Texas And Hennessey
Each of those words are synonyms for big and bold - combine all four and you've got one of the largest, most powerful and robust street-going sport utility vehicles in the world.
John Hennessey is a Texas-based tuner known for creating some of the fastest and most capable cars on the planet. Over the past two decades, machines like the Viper Venom 550, Ford GT 1000 Twin Turbo, HPE 700 LS9 Camaro and the almighty Venom GT have emerged from the Hennessey Performance garage. And those are just the celebrated flagships; the company has modified thousands of other street cars including those from Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Ferrari, Ford, Porsche and Toyota, to name a few.