Luke Castro's 1929 Ford

From Kustomrama
Jump to: navigation, search
As it appeared in Car Craft July 1956. Photo by Eric Rickman.
Photo by Eric Rickman.
Photo by Eric Rickman.
Photo by Eric Rickman.
Photo by Eric Rickman.

1929 Ford Model A Roadster owned by Luke Castro of California. Luke's Roadster was powered by a 1948 Chevrolet inline six truck engine that would blast away from most late model cars. The Hi-torque truck engine featured a rendered intake manifold with two Ford 97 carburetors on. The exhaust manifold was made into a dual manifold as well, rest of the engine was stock. A 1941 Chevrolet transmission was chosen in able to shift gears smoothly. The bumpers were disassembled and chromed . It was lowered up front by installing a Dago dropped axle with de-arched springs in the back. Mechanical brakes were replaced by juice brakes, and the wire wheels with solid steelies, fit with super-cushion tires trimmed with 1954 Chevrolet hubcaps. It also had seal beam lights for better view at night. The windshield was chopped as well. The upholstery was done in a two-tone scheme, and the steering wheel was off a Chevrolet as well.[1]

Magazine Features and Appearances

Car Craft July 1956



Did you enjoy this article?

Kustomrama is an encyclopedia dedicated to preserve, share and protect traditional hot rod and custom car history from all over the world.

Can you help us make this article better?

Please get in touch with us at if you have additional information or photos to share about Luke Castro's 1929 Ford.

This article was made possible by:

SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!

Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can advertise your business on Kustomrama.

Personal tools
Help us