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Ford Model A Pick-up (1929)


Ford Model A Pick-up (1929)

Like most early Fords, the Model A was subject to much modification but still remained in the shadow of the 1932 Ford, which could naturally take a V8 engine as it had a Flathead eight-cylinder as standard. The A could just about take one at a squeeze, though many hot rodders used the 1932's chassis with the lighter A body on it to make their hot rods. This particular car uses a virtually stock Model A pick-up body mounted on a separate chassis based on the dimensions of the original frame. At the front, this car uses a beam axle which is similar to the original set-up, but which has kick-ups either side of the beam in order to allow the body to sit lower. The engine is a mildly tuned version of Ford's much later Windsor small-block V8 engine, and the power is handled by a 9-inch (227mm) live axle, which is of similar vintage to the motor.

Ford Model A Pick-up (1929) Specifications

Top speed:129 mph (206 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):5.3 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:351 ci (5,751 cc)
Transmission:4-speed auto
Max power:304 bhp (227 kW) @ 4,900 rpm
Max torque:380 lb ft (515 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:2,470 lb (1,122 kg)
Economy:13.8 mpg (4.88 km/I)
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