Historic 1930 Ford 5-Window Hot Rod
The Ford Model A was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company after its predecessor, the Model T.
The engine was a water-cooled L-head inline 4-cylinder with a displacement of 201 cu in. This engine provided 40 hp. Top speed was around 65 mph. The transmission was a conventional 3-speed sliding gear manual unsynchronized unit with a single speed reverse. The Model A had 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes.
The Ford flathead V8, often called simply the Ford flathead, flathead Ford, or flatty when the context is implicit, such as in hot-rodding, is a V8 engine of the valve-in-block type designed by the Ford Motor Company and built by Ford and various licensees.
Although the V8 configuration was not new when the Ford V8 was introduced in 1932, the latter was a market first in the respect that it made an 8-cylinder affordable and a V engine affordable to the emerging mass market consumer for the first time. It was the first independently designed and built V8 engine produced by Ford for mass production, and it ranks as one of the company's most important developments.
The engine was on Ward's list of the 10 best engines of the 20th century. It was a staple of hot rodders in the 1950s, and it remains famous in the classic car hobbies even today, despite the huge variety of other popular V8s that followed. Today, the flat-head Ford is mainly used in "retro" hot-rod builds by builders more interested in a retro vibe and recreating history than performance.
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And the Ford Five-Window we have here at Skyway represents what a Street Rod should be with the Ford Flathead proudly used to power it. With it's chopped roof, Flathead engine, stance and all it reminds me a lot of the Yellow Deuce Coupe that we all remember in American Graffiti.
That Yellow paint covers the body fenders, hood, and radiator shell and commands attention when you see it for sure. Check out the custom two-tone painted “flames” that come back from the radiator shell.
The car rides on a custom square tube chassis with performance front and rear suspension including adjustable 4-links, coil-over shocks, updated performance rear axle, dual exhaust, quad chrome exhaust tips, and more. The Ford has a modified Flathead engine complete with a set of Tri-Power performance carbs, Offenhauser heads, headers, performance coil and ignition, performance hoses and plumbing, oil pressure gauge, and even air conditioning.
The interior has black door panels, black padding on a billet sport steering wheel, a black bucket seat interior, floor mounted piston head shifter, orange flame floor mats, wood grain dash trim with a full set of performance gauges, and the trunk is covered in black textured upholstery as well as the custom fuel tank with it's “Moon Eyes” gas cap.
Let's not forget that it rides on wide custom mags and wider in the rear performance tires to give it that great look and attitude.
And if your attitude is ready for a great street rod, come down and see this 1930 Ford Five Window Street Rod at Skyway Classics. It is ready for you to take it to the local Drive In!
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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- 91 Octane or below
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- Leather & Vinyl
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- Center Console