Given the huge commercial success of Ford’s Model T and Model A Cars it is not surprising that some drivers would seek to improve the performance of their standard family transport. From this beginning a whole variety of very affordable speedsters, hot rods and out-and-out racers were built and many were, and still are, used in a wide range of motor sport activities. If you type Ford T & A Speedsters into your search engine you will see that the movement is very much alive and thriving with lots of different tuning add-ons being commercially available. This very striking looking car sits on a lowered Model A chassis and is powered by a later Ford Model B four cylinder engine which is a development of the Model A unit with a counterbalanced crankshaft with larger big end and main bearing journals. This engine has been further improved with a high compression cylinder head and twin Stromberg carburettors and it drives the rear axle through a modern 5 speed overdrive gear box. This could easily be replaced with an original three speed box if someone preferred a more vintage specification though my experience of the car so far would indicate that it must be much more fun to drive as it
gavin mcguire ford model a speedster 5-speed overdrive 1928
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