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Ford Model A (1928)

Ford Model A (1928)

After sales of over 15 million cars, the Model T made way for the Model A in 1928. While the previous car had done well, it was dated in technology by the late 1920s, but the A more than made up for it with new-found refinement and an all-new engine. In fact it had double the power of the Model T and the extra torque was because of a longer stroke crankshaft. Another development was the use of battery-fed ignition. Further changes occurred in the chassis, which had four-wheel brakes against the two rears which had featured on T, plus higher effort steering and 19-inch (482mm) wheels in place of the 21-inchers (533mm) to give a lower ride height and more suspension travel. By 1929, two million Model As had been produced, but in 1931 sales dropped due to competition from Chevy and the Great Depression. There were also rumors of a new V8 Ford for 1932.

Ford Model A (1928) Specifications

Top speed:65 mph (104 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):32.0 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:201 ci (3,293 cc)
Transmission:3-speed manual
Max power:40 bhp (30 kW) @ 2,200 rpm
Max torque:128 lb ft (173 Nm) @ 1,000 rpm
Weight:2,212 lb (1,005 kg)
Economy:18 mpg (6.4 km/I)

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