For Sale: 1930 Ford Model A in Hickory, North Carolina

$22,900

Vehicle Description

This model AA Fire truck was bought new in 1930 for a fire truck in South Dakota. Its had a frame-off restoration completed by Solid Gold classics in which they made a new flat bed and used the original canisters and original Federal Enterprises, Inc., light and siren model #C6BR and all its original tools, jack, hand crank, tire chains and hoses. Its mounted on new Firestone tires 6.50x20 This model AA Fire Truck was one of the first chemical and foam vessels built for fighting gas fires in South Dakota. This Model AA Ford Fire Truck is powered by the same 201-cubic-inch (3.3 L) engine I4 engine that the Model A Ford used. The engine produced a maximum of forty horsepower at 2,200 rpm. The engine featured an up-draft carburetor, six-volt generator, 2-blade fan, mechanical water pump, mechanical oil pump, electric starter and four-row radiator. All of these features were identical to the Model A Ford except the radiator. The engine could also be crank started if necessary by a hand crank that is inserted through a hole in the radiator shell. The Model AA was based on a chassis that was similar in design to the Model A Ford, except it was substantially larger and heavier to accommodate the work this truck was designed for. Model AA Ford has a four-speed manual gearbox. The transmission is geared lower than the Model A Ford to provide more power to move a loaded truck. This lower gearing reduced the top speed of the truck when compared to the Model A Ford. The transmission also featured a lock-out on the shift knob for reverse that required a lever to be activated with the thumb so reverse could be engaged. This was done to prevent accidental engagement of reverse while the truck was in motion. Early trucks had a worm gear rear-end that limited the top speed of the truck. That rear-end was replaced by a Ring and Pinion rear-end Differential to improve the speed of the truck. Later models were fitted with braces on the outer casing of the rear-end to provide addition

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-381644
  • Year:1930
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Model A
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:K3479
  • VIN:AA2640934