Nice 1930 FORD MODEL A TUDOR
-The primary reason the current owner bought this car was to go through it from one end to the other in order to study and enhance its design, it's just what he has done his whole life with all kinds of automobiles as a hobby. He is a very neat, organized, picky and patient mechanic with an A&P license who works as a Mechanical Engineer on the Space Program. He takes a lot of pride in taking his time to do things the right way and anyone who has ever bought one of his automobiles when he is through with them has been VERY HAPPY.
Although this car was in very good shape when he bought it, he spent about 2 or 3 months going through it from one end to the other and has truly enjoyed the experience and the history lesson. He noticed a few things that bothered him when he first drove the car, there was a lot of heat coming from the firewall into the cabin, the drivers seat was way to close to the dash and there was no water temperature gage on the instrument panel. So he installed a water temperature gage, installed dual sided reflective and padded thermal barrier insulation under the entire interior floormats and purchased and installed some 2 inch extensions for the front drivers seat. All the fluids have been changed, zerk fittings greased, and 30w oil applied where required . He rewired the entire car with an original wiring harness. He installed a 6 volt Battery Tendor that comes with the car. The other Model A folks told him that the 20 amp fuse was supposed to be removed whenever you parked the car for long periods of time or else the battery would drain down so he installed a heavy duty battery ON/OFF switch to take care of that problem. He pulled all the brake drums and all the pads are like new. He adjusted the brakes and re-packed both the front and rear wheel bearings. Also rebuilt the carburetor and also had all 4 tires balanced.
As far as drivability goes he is amazed at how well this car performs on the road.