Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Andrew Kohler's '30 Roadster - Purpose Built

So Mr. Kohler, of Kohler Kustoms, keeps building these insane roadsters for the Race of Gentlemen.  The guy just won't quit!  What will he think of next?? (wait and see!)

Andrew showed up to TROG 2016 with a 1930 Model A Roadster that was just as clever and nasty as the T Roadster he showed up with the last couple years.  The body seams are welded, wheel wells filled, cowl is "pruned and smoothed" and all channeled over a '32 frame with sectioned rails to get the most for leg room.  Tubular X-member combined with the integrated floor structure makes for a rigid chassis. Details include '41 Ford dash, MGA banjo steering wheel, an aluminum tonneau cover and F1 pedals and steering box.

There's tons of unique details to this car, with the obvious being that front to rear full belly pan that surrounds a hopped up 276 ci Flathead V8 with Edmunds heads, dual 97 carbs, Windfield su1a cam, Mallory dual point ignition and puking exhaust through tube headers.  All this is backed by a '39 Ford top-loader trans, delivering power to the rear wheels via a Mike Moore V8 quick change rear with 3.20 spurs and reversed 48 Ford bells with a T rear spring.  Front end is held up with a dropped and filled '34 front axle with 36 split wishbones and a front model A spring mounted forward.

Here's the pics from the man himself.  Thanks for the details man!

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