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1930’s Hotrod Powered By BluePrint

1930’s Hotrod Powered By BluePrint

Our friends at Factory Five offer hot rod fans the chance to experience a vintage Ford with today’s speed and technology.

Factory Five uses modern engineering to build cars that perform as good as they look.

This traditional 1930s Ford is difficult to replicate because the original frame, chassis, and suspension designs that make up the bulk of what is sold today, are not really capable of delivering sports car performance and modern ride quality.

Using the Factory Five product template helps keep the design as traditional as possible but make performance and drivability the focus.

This awesome 1933 Ford hot rod is powered by our 427 LS! BluePrint also offers a new, automatic 4L series GM trans for the LS engine!

Our crate engines offer a custom builder, hot rodder, or kit car builder an engine that is ready to drop in the vehicle. They come complete with all the components that will be needed to start and run the engine super quickly.

BluePrint engines are dyno-tested and shipped with a documentation of their high-performance power curve.

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The Ford Model A: A Brief History

The Ford Model A: A Brief History

The Ford Model A was the second biggest success for the Ford Motor Company after its more famous predecessor, the Model T.

First sold on December 2, 1927 it replaced the Model T which had been in production for 18 years. The new Model A was designated a 1928-year model and was available in four standard colors. By February 1929, one million Model As had been sold and by July of the same year, two million.

By March 1930, three million Model As were sold in nine body styles. Model A production ended in March 1932, after 4.8 million had been made in all body styles.

The Model A came in a variety of styles including:

  • Coupe (Standard and Deluxe)
  • Business Coupe
  • Sport Coupe (Standard and Deluxe)
  • Roadster Coupe
  • Convertible Cabriolet
  • Convertible Sedan
  • Phaeton (Standard and Deluxe)
  • Tudor Sedan (Standard and Deluxe)
  • Town Car
  • Fordor (five-window standard, three-window deluxe)
  • Victoria
  • Town Sedan
  • Station Wagon
  • Taxicab
  • Truck
  • Commercial

The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals, throttle, and gear shift. Previous Fords used controls that had become uncommon to drivers of other makes and a rear-view mirror was optional! The Model A was also the first car to have safety glass in the windshield.

It’s not every day that our engines get to power a vehicle that’s almost 100 years old! How cool is this 1931 Ford?

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Why the Ford Mustang Still Rules in a Changing Market

Why the Ford Mustang Still Rules in a Changing Market

The next time you see a new Ford Mustang, look closely. It won’t say “Ford” or “Mustang,” nor will it have a blue oval or a chrome name badge that’s become synonymous with the brand.

But, you’ll just know that you’re looking at a Mustang. Why?

The Ford Mustang is a classic, national symbol and is currently the best-selling sports car in the world.

During its first full year on the market, Ford sold more than half a million Mustangs in North America in 1965. It’s also been one of the most flexible sports cars – available in a wide range of performance, price, storage, and seating options.

The Mustang’s popularity is one of the major reasons why Ford is keeping the model while dropping the majority of its other car models in favor of SUVs and SUV-like vehicles.

According to Ford, the Mustang and the upcoming Ford Focus Active will be the only passenger car models it will keep in the North American market. The Ford Focus Active will debut in 2019 and is a crossover-like hatchback.

The company will continue to offer its full range of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, but by 2020, almost 90 percent of the Ford line in North America will be “trucks, utilities, and commercial vehicles.”

Shifting from cars to utility vehicles will be a larger profit driver for the company that has already reallocated nearly $7 billion of research funds from cars to SUVs and trucks. This news from Ford is an indicator of the changing North American car market.

Bloomberg reports that when gas is cheap, Americans fall back in love with trucks and SUVs because “bigger beats smaller, cheaper and fuel-efficient.”

General Motors will even stop production of the Chevrolet Sonic by as early as this year and is planning to discontinue the Chevrolet Impala in the next few years.

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