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5/15/10

1928 Ford Roadster - Custom, For Sale!








Im wanting to sell my 1928 Custom Ford Roadster. Cash is great, but will consider trades - I like 1949 1950 Mercury, 1935 1936 Ford coupes

If your looking for Traditional, this is it. This car was built modeled after the 1932 Ford Roadster owned by Veda Orr, from the 1940's.

Here are my specificatons of the car:

Engine - 4 banger - Model A:
- Stock Model A bottom End
- “Hot” Flathead Model A Cam – Biggest grind (unknown numbers – Made from fellow in Temecula, Ca.
- Model “C” Head, chambers polished and smoothed
- Adjustable Model A lifters
- 4” bore
- Valves have been lapped to block
- New valve springs and keepers
- Aluminum Timing gear
- 25 lbs lighter flywheel
- 32 Ford Mechanical Advance Distributor with updated points (Mustang)

Fuel System:
- Stromberg 97 Carburetors
- Holley 1-4 lb. fuel regulator – chrome
- Standard 12v electric fuel pump with built in reguator
- Model ‘T’ Oval tank – Approx 7 gallons
- ‘Vintage Metal’ 2 port fuel block

Rear End:

- Stock Model A Ring Gear – 4:11
- Kiwi Quick Change – New Zealand - The Best
- 6 spline Standard Winters Gears – Setup 3:54 current
- Stock Model ‘A’ Axles
- Stock Model ‘A’ Axle tubes
- Completely new bearings
- New Pinon Bearing – Double Race
- New Axle Seals
- Lucas Gear Oil in Case

Drive Line:
- Ford V-8 Driveshaft cut down to fit with 6 splice coupler machined and welded on end
- Stock Model ‘A’ Torque Tube
- 37 – 39 Ford 3- Speed Top Loader transmission – Completely rebuilt
- Model 'A' to 3 Speed Aluminum Adapter
- Lucas Gear Oil in Case

Steering:
- Ford F-1 Steering Box with Model ‘A’ 2 bolt flange welded
- 40 Ford upper steering shaft
- Vintique – 1940 Ford Deluxe steering wheel
- 40 Ford column Jacket
- 1937/38 Ford Column Drop – Ignition Switch

Brakes:
- Early Juice – 40 Ford
- 1949 – 1951 Ford Master Cylinder
- Model A Pedals with F-1 Ford upper arms welded to accept round pads
- Setup – Hard lines and fitting like 1940 Ford Juice brakes

Suspension:
- Superbell Front Axle – 4” Drop
- Early Ford Round Back – 1935 – 1939 Ford Spindles
- New Kingpins installed
- Model A Friction shocks
- Front Wishbones – ends were cut off, flipped from side to side and welded in upside down, angle cut for 8.5 deg caster
- Rear Wishbones are stock Model A
- Front spring – Mono Leaf
- Rear spring – Posie Super Slider for Model ‘A’
- 1935/1936 Ford 16” Wire Wheels
- 5.50 x 16” Dirt Tracker Firestone Tires with Tubes
- 7.00 x 16” Bias Ply tire with Tubes

Emergency Brake:
- Unknown Year – Early 30’s Chevrolet; Possible Sedan/Sedan Delivery Pistol grip
- Stock Early Ford Juice Brake Cable driven Emergency Brakes
- Custom Linkage from E-Brake Handle

Electrical:
- 12v GM one Wire Alternator – 74 amp
- Universal Headlight Switch
- 1940 Ford Dimmer Switch on floor
- 1955 Chevy glass fuse Accessory panel
- 12v standard coil
- Aftermarket safety fuse at starter
- 30 amp fusible link at starter leading into car
- Universal Heater speed control switch – Borg Warner
- 1928 Ford Drum taillight
- 1934 Ford Headlights – 12v bulbs
- Early Nash – Possible 30’s Heater box – 6v with voltage Reducer added
- Standard push pull switch under dash for fuel pump shut off

Wire Color Codes:
o Headlamp – Green – Low Beam
o Headlamp – Yellow – High Beam
o Brake light – Green – Brake Light
o Tail light – Yellow – Tail light/License Plate Light (Same Bulb)
o Fuel Pump – Dark Blue
o Brake Light Switch – Grey
o Heater/Fan Power – Purple
o Headlight Switch – Yellow
o Main Power from Starter - Red
o Coil to Distributor– Pink
o Coil power feed – White
o Dash Lights - Brown

Body:
- Started as 1928 Ford Sports Coupe
- Doors were shortened top to bottom and topped with inner panels installed
- Bear claw latches installed
- 1932 Ford interior door handles installed
- 1939 Ford Super Deluxe Dash with all original gauges – Working!
- Bake-light ball knobs – picked up from local hardware store
- Polished stainless steel washers installed behind balls for bright work
- Stock 1939 Ford Glove box
- Rear deck above decklid was stretched 5” to accommodate Ford Roadster specifications
- Brookville standard decklid
- Stock Body, no modifications - Made from 4 other Model 'A's for good sheetmetal
- Custom windshield stanctions
- 1928/1929 Ford Roadster Windshield including all hardware and rubber
- Custom made foldable roadster top
- Custom made wood for rear deck and floors
- Custom made floors and rear hump pans
- Original 1932 Ford Truck Grill
- Custom wood floors

Frame:
- Stock Model A with 4” Step in rear

Cooling:
- Model ‘A’ Radiator Modified with front fill tube, top tube solderd shut
- Model ‘B’ Water pump – Stock
- 4 blade cooling fan – Stock
- Aluminum belt pulley on water pump

The interior and top are completed. I also have custom side curtains made for the car.

Car is titled and non op'd.

This project is freshly completed and has never been on the road. There are a few details that I am working on, but it runs (runs well but I am working on dialing the carburetors), sounds strong, Electrical is fully completed, fuel system is fully completed. This car was built to drive not trailer...period. She's not a trailer queen!

$21,000.00 firm or trade for chopped 40 Mercury

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