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31 Model A Pickup



Chuck Vranas shooting for Rolls & Pleats #31




Traditional Pre-war style, every part replaced, rebuilt or upgraded.

Engine: Rebuilt Model A, "B" Counterweighted Crank, NOS Weiand Head, NOS Wico Magneto, Riley crank pulley, Burns; Intake, NOS side cover & oil return, Dual Holley 94's, 1/4 Race cam with aluminum cam gear and magnesium cover, 4 into 2 hand fabricated header, rebuilt aluminum leak-less water pump, re-cored radiator

Transmission: Rebuilt to stock, lightened flywheel, V8 clutch

Rear: Rebuilt to Stock w/ 3.54 gears

Chassis: Stock with 1.5" front drop, Shortened pitman arm, Friction shocks

Body: Late 1931 Hardtop Closed Cab with 3" Chop, chopped seat springs with hand stitched Rolled and Pleated upholstery

Brakes: Stock Mechanical completely updated and rebuilt. New: cast drums, rods, rollers, pins and bushings, Full floater kits on all 4 wheels

Wheels: '36 16" Wires w/deuce V8 caps, new Firestone tires: 4.50-16 fronts, 6.50-16 knobby rears

Electrical: 6 volt positive ground system, Rebuilt starter and generator, custom hand wired with 100% cloth covered wire

The Pick-up has been sold and is currently residing in Switzerland