I've been collecting some parts for a '30/'31 Ford Coupe AV8 project. I've located 3 main components for my project and am wondering what all the experienced builders here think about how well they'll work with what I have. My plan build the coupe on a set of '32 Ford frame rails. I was intending to use Model A front and rear cross-members. I have the frame rails (reproduction) and an original Model A rear cross member. I also have a line on a couple original Model A front cross members and can have one pretty quickly. Question 1 - I wanted to use a 59 A-B flathead engine for my project. I located a core that's a little over a 2 hr drive but it's pretty complete (carb to pan, has a clutch and flywheel, generator, and pulleys. The problem is that I won't be able to pull the heads or the oil pan before purchase. Although I'm in an area where freezing is not an issue, I don't know if the engine is originally from this area so it's hard to tell the real condition of the block crank, and rods which are the parts I want most out of that engine. Although the engine looks better than some, I noticed that it looks like some spark plugs are missing. I'm assuming the engine is froze up. This is a Craigslist listing and the person selling it doesn't know a lot about it. Is something like this even worth following up on? Question 2 - I located a 1939 Ford rear suspension (rear end, wishbones, torque tube, spring, drum to drum. The price seems very reasonable and I can drive about 3 hours to pick it up. My intent was to use the Model A rear cross member with this, would I need to change the spring or grind the '39 spring pack to fit the cross member? I remember reading somewhere that the later springs don't fit the Model A cross member and they need to be ground down to fit or change the spring. I also remember reading somewhere that the Model A rear cross member can be flipped around so that the angle works better since it will be set back to accommodate the spring being behind the rear end instead of over it. It's not my intent to split the wishbones. Question 3 - I also located a 1936 Ford front suspension (axle, wishbones, steering linkage, drum to drum) that has already been converted to juice brakes. It's also in pretty good shape but needs gone through. This is a bit further of a drive for me to pick up but is in the same direction as the '39 rear end mentioned above, I can make a single road trip out of this. Will this work with my plan for a Model A front cross member? I had also planned on using an F1 steering box and column and have some F1 spindles and steering linkage. If I go the F1 steering route, would it be best to switch out the spindles and look for all the F1 brake parts and steering parts? Question 4 - I haven't even looked at the center cross member and am not sure what to do there. I've seen some people here use an F1 center cross member and use the F1 pedals with that. I've also seen that some people have installed '35-'41 x-members but I can't seem to locate any of those very cheap. Any advice on what might be the cheapest/easiest way to do the center cross member and pedals with the front and rear suspensions I mentioned above? Thanks for any input. K.C.