For Sale By:Private Seller
Engine:350 4 bolt main bow tie
Drive Type: automatic
Model: Model A
Trim: 5 window coupe
You are Bidding on a 1931 5 WINDOW COUPE ORIGINAL HENRY FORD STEEL BODY with a 350 CHEVY 4 bolt main BOW TIE. FRAME is a ROD FACTORY made PRO STREET. FRONT AXLE CHROME SUPER BELL 5in DROP AXLE. POLISHED ALUM WELL WOOD FRONT DISC BRAKES with ALUM HUBS.REAR END is a FORD 9in with 31 SPLINE AXLES.
POWER BRAKE BOOSTER-POLISHED STAINLESS BRAKE Lines- FRONT WHEELS 15x7 RIKEN RAPTOR Tires. REAR WHEELS 29x17 PRO STAR WELD 15x14 wide with M&H soft compound STREET TIRES .BROOKVILLE TRUNK LID Lower Panel- RUNNING BOARDS- VINTIQUE HEADLIGHTS 12volts with turn SIGNALS and TAIL LIGHTS. GLASS is DARK LIMO in color except windshield from BOBS CLASSIC GLASS.SUMMIT 8GAL FUEL CELL with TIP VALVE.WALKER- Z RADIATOR ULTIMATE FAN & SHROUD- STAINLESS STEEL STEERING COLUMN - STUART WARNER GAUGES. Every thing Listed Above is NEW.CAR HAS NEVER BEEN DRIVEN AND IS BEING SOLD AS A PROJECT CAR Has TITLE/ REGISTERED MOTOR RUNS. CAR Does NEED double D Steering-U Joints- Drive Shaft- Floor-Wheel Tubs. MOTOR Has EAGLE STEEL CRANK and RODS-FLAT TOP PISTONS-HIGH VOLUME MILLINGS OIL PUMP- BOW TIE ANGLE PLUG HEADS-202 VALVES 64CC-MSD DISTRIBUTOR AIR GAP EDELBROCK INTAKE- 750 Duel feed single pump HOLLEY CARB -BELT DRIVE SET UP -Double roll True TIMING CHAIN-PRO COMP ALUM ROLLER ROCKERS AND GUIDES PLATES- ARP SCREW IN STUDS- HOLLEY HIGH VOLUME FUEL PUMP -SANDERSONS FULL LENGTH CERAMIC HEADERS 1 7/8 TUBES- BILLET SPECIALTY BREATHERS -TRANSMISSION: is a BRAND NEW SUMMIT 350 SHORT TAIL SUMMIT 10in CONVERTER 2600 STALL SUMMIT FLY WHEEL ARP FLYWHEEL BOLTS & CONVERTER BOLTS B&M trans fluid 6AN RUSSELL FITTINGS EVERY WHERE
Building a car out of aluminum has a number of benefits - the lighter weight allows the vehicle to be more agile, more fuel efficient, make better use of its power and be more resistant to dings and dents. The downside to the advanced construction, though, is that repairs are both challenging and expensive. That's troubling for the new, aluminum-bodied Ford F-150, because it's kind of made a name for itself as a rugged, durable work vehicle.
How will the legions of Ford buyers cope when it comes time to insure and repair their new trucks? Well, according to Ford, it's expecting a ten-percent jump in insurance costs for the aluminum-bodied F-150, although Ford's truck marketing manager, Doug Scott, was quick to point out that the F-150 is generally cheaper to insure than its competition from Ram and General Motors. "At the end of the day, that's sort of a wash," Scott told Automotive News at last week's Detroit Auto Show. "We've spent a lot of time and feel very comfortable that that's not going to be an inhibitor."
The other issue facing Ford is the distinct lack of body shops that have the training or equipment to repair aluminum-bodied vehicles. AN cites an estimate from the Automotive Service Association claiming that of the 30,000 independent body shops in the US, less than 10 percent are able to work on aluminum.
Ford's highly influential head of design, J Mays, has announced that he'll be retiring from his position after 33 years in the industry, 16 of which were at the Dearborn, MI-based company. Upon departure, he'll be succeeded as group vice president of design by Moray Callum. If that last name sounds familiar, yes, he's the brother of Jaguar's Ian Callum.
It's difficult to explain just how big of a role Mays had on not just Ford's design over the years, but on the entire industry. Before heading to Dearborn, Mays worked for Audi, BMW and then Volkswagen, where he was involved in concept cars that paved the way for design icons like the first-generation Audi TT and the Volkswagen New Beetle. As for his Ford resume, it's extensive.
Mays joined the company in 1997 as design director for Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Mazda, as well as the Premier Automotive Group (Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar and Aston Martin). He was heavily involved in the Ford Fusion, Focus, Fiesta, Taurus, F-150 and Mustang, while also contributing to concept cars like the Atlas, Evos, 427, Forty-Nine, Shelby GR-1, Lincoln MKZ and the MKC.
The imposing commercial truck above has a feature that might be surprising to most Autoblog readers - a Blue Oval emblem on the front. Here in North America, Ford simply doesn't play in the eighteen-wheeler sandbox, but that doesn't mean that the Dearborn-based automaker is absent in the heavy hauling space in other parts of the globe. In fact, Ford presently fields two completely different big rig ranges under the Cargo moniker - one a product of an Eastern Europe/Turkey joint venture, and another from Brazil. But that's about to start changing with the advent of this new cab-over model seen here.
Unveiled in São Paulo, Brazil, this new generation of Cargo is perhaps the largest physical embodiment of CEO Alan Mulally's "One Ford" global streamlining strategy. Instead of multiple models, company engineers have developed a new single truck that it says will better meet the needs of truckers in all markets. Designed to compete in what's known as the "extra heavy-duty segment" elsewhere in the world, this Cargo was developed jointly by Ford engineering teams in Brazil, Turkey and Europe.
Specifics remain hard to come by (read: unreleased), but Ford is promising an all-new engine enabling hauling capability of up to 56 tons while still returning excellent fuel economy. Ford's global Cargo lineup will henceforth consist of a dozen models, but Ford tells Autoblog has no plans to bring this hot and heavy-duty action to North America.