Dennis and Beckie's Fun '31 Model A
Hi, I am Inliner #2192. Here is a photo of our 1931
Model A 2-door, that we purchased as a rusty relic in 2002. All of the
work except for the machine work and upholstery was done by me over a period of
3 years. It was finished and licensed in 2005 and now has about 2,000
trouble-free miles on it.
It is powered by a 181 cu. in. Mercruiser that i got from a wrecked boat, then rebuilt. It has a Chevy II head with 1.94" and 1.50" swirl-polished stainless valves, mild pocket-porting and a solid lifer cam. The pistons are 9:1 for a bore of 4.03. I built my own water-heated intake and mounted 2 Carter-Weber progressive 2-barrel carbs that I bought from Tom Langdon. They have been one of the best investments I ever made for a hot rod! The transmission is an SR-4 Borg-Warner, coupled to a V8 Maverick 8" rear end with 3.55 gears. The front end has a 4" dropped axle with '53 Ford pickup brakes. It was fun to build and drive and my wife, Beckie, and I get a lot of thumbs up from folks we meet on the road. I would be proud to see it posted on this great site!
Thanks, Dennis & Beckie Hutchinson, Danville, PA
181 cu. in. Mercruiser engine