Ford Model A Roadster, 1928 MY

Ford Model A Roadster is a car that has a 2 door roadster type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. The 3.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 4 cylinder that develops 40 bhp (40.6 PS/29.8 kW) of power at 2200 rpm. The engine drives the wheels via a 3 speed manual 'box.


Key facts

Ford Model A Roadster, 1928 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
What size engine?
3.3 litre, 3285 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
40.6 PS / 40 bhp / 29.8 kW @ 2200 rpm
How much torque?

Ford Model models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3285 cm3 40.6 PS 40 bhp 29.8 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 3285 cm3 40.6 PS 40 bhp 29.8 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3285 cm3 40.6 PS 40 bhp 29.8 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3285 cm3 40.6 PS 40 bhp 29.8 kW

Similar models

2 door roadster FR 3M 3447 cm3
1928 Ford Model A Roadster data
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2629 mm 103.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance 241 mm 9.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 37.9 litres 8.3 UK Gal 10 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 3.3 litre
3285 cc
(200.463 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.42 × 107.95 mm
3.87 × 4.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 40.6 PS (40 bhp) (29.8 kW)
at 2200 rpm
Specific output 12.2 bhp/litre
0.2 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 821.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 30 x 4.50
Tyres rear 30 x 4.50
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general ID364947
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 24.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1928 Ford Model A Roadster added 2014-03-10.
Last modified 2014-03-10.