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1927 Ford Model T Roadster Hot Rod Project on 2040cars

Year:1927 Mileage:0
Location:

Wyoming, Michigan, United States

Wyoming, Michigan, United States

This is a 1927 Ford Model T Roadster project. It is a new fiberglass body, both doors and trunk open, it is larger in width, height and length for more passenger area. Aluminum windshield stantions. No hood or grille. Brand new crate Quad 4 engine purchased from GM, it has never been run, comes with computer and wiring harness, has cast exhaust manifold, also has flange to make a header. Has had all work done to convert to rear drive including a new Tilton hydraulic throw out bearing, and a used 4 speed S-10 transmission. The frame is built from rectangular tube, with a new drop front axle, spindles, spring, hair pins, friction shocks, etc. The rear end is a Chrysler product that has all new brake parts installed. Rear coil over shocks with panhard bar and four bar. Has new brake and clutch master cylinders. Steering gear is a Schroeder cowl steering that has been rebuilt by Schroeder. New Wilwood front disc brakes. New 1950 Pontiac tail lights. 2 Kirkey aluminum seats with covers, one cover will have to be altered to fit. New steel wheels and radial tires. Comes with new custom aluminum gas tank with GM pump installed, new aluminum radiator, new headlights,new gauges and senders. Factory GM service manuals. No warranty or guarantees. Local pick up or I will load on shipping company truck, but buyer must arrange shipping.

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