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New to the hobby!! Have a 1930 Model A.

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New to the hobby!! Have a 1930 Model A.

lm4969 lm4969
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 02/11
Posted: 02/26/11
05:38 PM

I have inherited a 1930 Model A and am wanting to get started on it. After several days of surfing the internet I can't seem to find a answer. I've joined this forum in hopes someone will send me in the right direction.

I am planning on building a street rod but I'm trying to find out which engines can be put on a 30 Model A frame.

I realize that I will have to get a new frame (the one I have is in bad shape). I am wanting to use as much of the Model A body as possible including the engine cover, but need some guidance on how I figure out how big or which one I can put in it. Can I install a Feul Injected Engine in it. Maybe picking up a power train from a recent wreck of a late model car.

Any guidance would be extremely helpful and please excuse my ignorance. Confused


3836bbl 3836bbl
Enthusiast | Posts: 254 | Joined: 12/10
Posted: 03/01/11
08:11 PM

lm4969 1st off welcome to the forum. Now the 1930 Ford, the oil pan clearance at the front axle will be your main problem thats why most install a small block Chevy with a rear sump but many other engines will work you may need to have a custom pan or some oil system mods to make them work. The length & hieght of an engine if you plan on running a hood will be the next issue, then the cooling system, trans & mount, suspension frt. & rear, rear axle & gears, engine mounts & electrical. Try Speedway Motors they have alot of stuff to choose from that will get you started. Personaly I would put a Ford in a Ford, but thats me. I would purchase a couple of books on "how to build a ____" you fill in the blanks. That will help tremendously with alot of the more simple question & you can refere back to them regularly. Good luck with your project.    3836bbl/Budnicks  
"Fill Your Library Before Your Fill Your Garage"  3836bbl alias Budnicks