July 11, 2023

1929 Ford Model A

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The Ford Model A (also colloquially called the A-Model or the A , and A-bone among hot rodders and customizers) was the Ford Motor Company’s second market success, replacing the venerable Model T which had been produced for 18 years. It was first produced on October 20, 1927, but not introduced until December 2. This new Model A (a previous model had used the name in 1903-04) was designated a 1928 model and was available in four standard colors.

By February 4, 1929, one million Model A’s had been sold, and by July 24, two million. The range of body styles ran form the Tudor at US$500 (in grey, green or black) ($8,521 in 2022 dollars). In March 1930, Model A sales hit three million, and there were nine body styles available.

Model A production ended in March 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made in all body styles. Its successor was the Model B, which featured an updated inline four-cylinder engine, as well as the Model 18, which introduced Ford’s new flathead (sidevalve) V8 engine.

Prices for the Model A ranged from US$385 for a roadster to US$1,400 for the top-of-the-line town car. The engine was a water-cooled L-head inline four with a displacement of 201 cu in (3.3L). This engine provided 40 hp (30 kW; 41 PS). Top speed was around 65 mph (105 km/h). The Model A had four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The 1930 and 1931 models were available with stainless steel radiator cowlings and headlamp housings.

This Model A came in to have a over heating problem diagnosed and repaired.

Removed the hood to diagnose what caused the engine to overheat.

We began to remove carpet to look into some wires that could be leading to the overheating issue.

Installing a new fan relay and attached to the firewall.

Removed the broken drivers window, track and motor.

The gas tank has been removed to customize the drivers seat location.