Ron Clark's 1930 Model A Coupe

Ron Clark's 30 Ford Coupe

 

Ron's car is an all steel 1930 Model A 5 Window Business Coupe. This car was located in a field in the Western part of Virginia in 1973. These photos give some idea of how rough the car was prior to the street rod project.    
    After a 5 year street rod project this is how the car appears today. Car sports a PPG Urethane paint with pin-striping and graphics by Tom van Nortwick (Danville, Virginia). This car was built by Mike Ayres and Larry Hooper of Bedford, Virginia. Ron directed the project to produce the car that he saw in his mind's eye when it was dragged from the field in 1973.
The interior was completed by Sandston Upholstery (Freddie Jordon). Freddie has finished many award winning interiors. The engine is a GM Crate motor: 350 HO Deluxe. The engine is rated at 330 hp at 5000 RPM and is a strong performer for this car at 2800 pounds.    
    The car has been hammered 2 1/2" and filled by a roof from a Pontiac Gran Prix. The doors have been suicided, radiused and recessed. Handles have been shaved. Power windows from Nu-Relic. Rear Window is powered also by SPW's universal kit.
License plate is on a lift and shows only when the key is on. Trunk is powered. Tail lights from '42-'48 Ford with LED lighting. This car is driven regularly. Power is transfer to the pavement with an 8" Ford Rear End using 3.08 gears. Gets good gas mileage.    
    The car sports an aggressive rake and gets a lot of attention when driven. The car rides on American Racing Torque Thrust II  with American Racing Spinners. Tires are BF Goodrich 205R70-14 Front and 285R70-15 Rears.
 
Send mail to rclark@virginiastreetrods.org with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 04/20/12