The first time we took a look at Harry Nicks' track-nose A roadster, we liked what we saw. At the same time, we were puzzled by what we didn't see: springs. Nicks decided against coilovers or buggy springs on the eye-catching '29. Instead, he equipped the car with the custom torsion bar system developed and produced by his Redlands, California, hot rod shop, Nicks Old Car Specialty. Starting with custom boxed '32 rails, Harry hid the front torsion bars inside the frame, with rear bars set up parallel to the four-link system (Drew Hardin described the entire setup in the December '01 issue of R&C). The front axle is a Magnum with a 4-inch drop. Rearend is a Ford 9-inch with 3.70:1 gears. Aldan aluminum adjustable shocks and Wilwood discs are mounted at all four of the 15-inch Billet Specialties rims wrapped with P195/60R15 and P275/60R15 BFG tires. George Eckhardt at Nicks built the Chevy 327, bored 0.060-over and stuffed with TRW forged pistons, with Edelbrock aluminum Performer RPM heads. A Speed Demon 750 double-pumper carb sits on the Edelbrock intake. A Super T10 four-speed with Borg & Beck clutch is operated by a Hurst shifter. Maybe you thought the handbuilt Model A body was black. It's really very dark blue, painted at Nicks and complemented by the bamboo-colored leather interior, done at Jerry Noone's Custom Auto Trim in Lancaster, California. We rode in Harry's springless A while scouting out a location to shoot these pictures and were blown away by how well the roadster rides. In addition to running like a high-dollar sports car, it looks like a first-class show car and has made the rounds of the more prestigious Southern California events, including Del Mar and the L.A. Roadster Show.