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Offy Powered '29 Ford Track Roadster


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I recently finished this 1929 Model A roadster. 

Built as a period correct hot rod with a nod to late ’50’s Indy Roadsters.

Paint is custom mixed using lavender and silver pearl pigments in U-Pol 2k clear. Various Alclad metal finishes and AK Interactive washes. Custom mixed light and dark gray enamel for interior.




Smoothed out with Replica Miniatures of Maryland Hallock windshield frame. Model Car Garage track nose with photo etched grille. Parts by Parks head light bezels with Czech Truck Models headlights on scratch built stands. Scratch built tail lights with bezels. Custom photo reduced license plate with photo etch frame. Frenched flip top fuel filler.



Engine: Ezell’s 270 cubic inch Offenhauser modified for street use with electric starter, generator and scratch built Drake style supercharger drive. Replica Miniatures of Maryland super charger with parts box injectors. All appropriate electrical, cooling and fuel plumbing were added along with a complete dry sump oil system. RB Motion spark plugs and boots. Scratch built exhaust and muffler. Injector scoop from AMT Surf Woody with foam filter. Many machined or photo etched nuts and bolts added. Transmission is a Ford 3 speed from a Revell ’40 Ford with clutch linkage added. Scratch built radiator.


Interior: Replica Miniatures of Maryland Auburn dash insert with custom “abalone” pearl insert with separate gauges, bezels, buttons and ignition key with chain. Model Car Garage Banjo steering wheel with machined horn button attached to sprint car style steering box mounted under dash. Scratch built pedal assemblies, shifter and floor mats. Revell seat and door panels painted in two tone gray to simulate lambskin leather trimmed with black piping.



Chassis: 10” zee’d frame. ’40 Ford center section and rear spring crossmember for extra strength. Replica Miniatures of Maryland Quick Change rear axle and buggy spring attached to modified rear split wishbones with reinforcement bars. Front axle from ’29 Ford with friction shocks. Wheels are remastered Eztel with separate tires, wheels, pressure plate and knockoffs. Replica Miniatures of Maryland Kinmont brakes on front. All brake lines added with fittings and brackets.


Thanks for looking.


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Three letters- WOW.

That is a fantastic build, well executed. I can appreciate the work you put into it, and how integrated your aftermarket parts and mods.

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Too much!  It’s been tough getting my jaw off the floor after looking at this. One of the finest Model A’s I’ve ever seen.  Period perfect in every way – the synergy of style/parts/paint/features is just extraordinary.  Well done, sir.

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This model is beyond BAD ASS! 

Just when I think I'm putting together some neat hot rods then a model like this pops up and slaps me in the face. Every detail is spot-on and true to full-scale accurate. The engine and chassis are killer. The interior and the shading on the wheels is superb! 

Good grief...


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