This is registered as a 1929 Ford Model A Roadster. The body may be a Star, or
something, but I really don't know other that that it is all vintage steel, not
Here goes the description:
"1929 Ford Model A" Roadster Kustom
1958 Cadillac 365 c.i. V-8, pro built by Adams Machine in Grand Forks, ND.
Balanced, with stainless steel valves, bored .30 over, and a lumpity cam.
Spun Aluminum Moon Fuel Tank, Moon aluminum fuel tank, Edelbrock carb, stock 4 bbl
manifold, Chromed original valve covers, Vintage "clear" red plug wires, chrome
wire looms (not vintage), Cool Flex hoses, Late model Ford radiator, Moon direct read
temperature gauge, Hand built headers, Chrome T bucket style turn out side pipes with
integral mufflers, 1958 Cadillac Jet Away Transmission, reversed Mr. Gasket Daytona
shifter, Late model Ford rear end.
T-style chassis, fully boxed, dropped tube axle, side steering, chrome hairpins front
and rear, front tube style shock absorbers, Ford econoline van style spindles, 4 wheel
hydraulic drum brakes (Ford), Dual reservoir master cylinder, Lokar short handle emergency
brake, rear buggy spring, steel wheels, spun aluminum moon wheel discs, Firestone vintage
wide whitewalls 8.20x15 rear, 6.70 front.
Vintage steel body. Cool hand built, hooded "coffin" style grille shell
(formed from '58 Cadillac front fenders), filled firewall, filled doors. Wowee! '58
Cadillac fins! '58 Cadillac molded in taillights, Rr Bumper built from '58 Cad front
bumper overriders--with dagmars, hand formed rear valance, chopped windshield frame, green
tinted safety glass. Vintage flavor unrepaired rust holes in front cowl corners.
Moon rearview mirror, Total Performance hand operated windshield wiper, '59 Chevy
speedometer, Vintage Stewart Warner oil and amp gauges, Rectangular gauge pod molded into
dash, silver sparkle vintage style steering wheel, white tuck and roll with green sparkle
piping, matching green early style seat belts, low-buck column drop, hand made steel
"WHOA" brake pedal. HOOTER label for horn button.
This little hot rod does not have the following:
Turn signals, top, side windows or opening doors, dash lights, friends on the police
She's a billet proof, crude but not ratty, radical roadster. The thundering
Cadillac V-8 runs cool, was built in 1996. It is happiest on cold days, tunedfor the
low lying prairie. Could use some fine tuning for hot days in the mountains when it
seems to run a little rich (Not dramatic or smoky, just down on power).
The transmission is an old Cadillac Jet Away four speed (Dual Path) Hydromatic.
It shifts harshly between 2nd and high range (Gears 3 and 4). The transmission also
leaks, and from what I've seen on the web this is very common.
The body has some very cool modifications. The fins, rear valence, firewall, and
super-cool grille shell are all quite nice. The filled doors and windshield frame
are not that nice. The front body corners, by the cowl, were left unrepaired on
purpose. The taillights and rear bumper are painted silver, not chromed.
Ackerman (scrub) angle is not correct, and should be corrected using Total Performance
or similar T-bucket spindles and steering arms.
The Firestone wide whitewall tires like to follow rain grooves at highway speeds.
Front suspension works nicely, the rear is harsh (as you would expect from this
vintage set-up). I had a line on complete Jag rear for $300. May still be
This car is super fun at rod runs and shows, and draws stares of awe, dismay, or
appreciation, I'm not sure which. It impresses grandmas and frightens small
children, and is hard to drive without having a big grin on your face. I'm
looking for a decent to nice '70-'71 429c.i. powered Mercury Cyclone, in case you want to