Today’s car is a 1924 Ford Model T coupe finished in traditional Ford black with Apple Green wheels and matching pinstriping, Owned by Alan Kahan, this traditional high top T rod is powered by an “A code” 1965 Ford 289 V8 with an Edelbrock 4-bbl carburetor, that puts out 225hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a C4 Cruise O’Matic and delivers that power to the rear wheels through 3.78:1 rear end. The car uses old school 1940 Ford hydraulic drum brakes all around, and retains its Ford “buggy” suspension, cross leaf springs, front and rear. It has 16″ Kelsely Hayes wire wheels with bent edge spokes for extra strength.
A few more interesting things about this car. Alan bought the car in 1958 from his Scoutmaster in pieces, and completed it in 1966. It was pin striped by Von Dutch who charged Alan an extra $20.00 to sign it. The interior was done at Barris Kustoms. George asked Alan if he could take it to a car show he was attending and did! The exhaust headers were purchased from Shelby America in El Segundo for $10.00 apiece. There is some great history and there is plenty more.
The total number of 1924 Ford Model T’s produced was 1,922,048. The original MSRP was $265.00. This is a great car that just says COOL! There is nothing that I don’t like about this car. Now, all I have to do is convince Alan to bring it out to more Cars & Coffee events. Thanks for riding along. Frank