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Old 05-27-2010, 12:26 PM   #41
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Gee, I'm going to miss answering a 3-day old question and finding that no one saw the answer because it was two feet down the page...clicking my way back to the main list over and over because the threads don't connect all the way through...finding the search page is down for six months at a time, and is nearly worthless because it cannot narrow the subject or choose by person...the internet needs to be hard and challenging, like driving a Model T through the mud season.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:50 PM   #42
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I agree with Bruce. It was tough to find continuity on any long thread. And having to scroll way down a page to see if anyone added a post was a pain. I know there are a few who don't like the change, but I certainly cannot see any drawbacks to the new format. I think on the whole everyone is pretty pleased. Also I think most of the guys are open to flathead modifications to increase performance and reliability.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:59 PM   #43
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All I know is, Ryan has taken the Fordbarn to new heights as the alternative would have had a real negative affect on the hobby, to be sure - go Ryan!!

Not all the guys are in to stockers however, myself included (I do not own a stocker), and I've been on for quite some time. But there are certainly very, very few who had cut one up save for perhaps those who were on the street rod portion (and who are now directed here). I guess you could say the Fordbarn leaves out the "custom" portion that is the HAMB, but there are certainly a good mix of hot rods and stockers both, and many guys own one or more of each.

My opinion - if you are in to flatties in any way shape or form - go there - into old Fords in general? go there as the Fordbarn is the place to be. Couple guys are building/have blower motors, some are running flathead dragters, others are nursing horsepower out of their flatheads in all traditional and more modern ways. Regular contributors to the 'Barn like Ol' Ron has a book out called Nostalgia, JWL also has one out showing step-by-step performance improvements and how the dyno liked them (with some pretty sorpurising answers), and Mac VanPelt has an excellent book out on Ford's 3-speed trannies. Bruce Lancaster has spoken about these books and is also a millestone when it comes to flatheads and has a book coming out as well. All talk about flathead hop up, performance improvements and just plain everyday reliability - all three books are in my library as the writers (and Bruce's will be too) as well as their works are invaluable to the hobby.

Lurk, join in, whatever - the old Ford info on the 'Barn will just blow you away ....
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:59 PM   #44
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Nice!
Thanks for the much needed update to FordBarn. For those disgruntled about the changed look, you can change back to the "threaded look" by going into the "control panel" and click "edit options".
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:09 PM   #45
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Looks great, glad its still around.

Good work to all involved.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:33 PM   #46
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Gee, I'm going to miss answering a 3-day old question and finding that no one saw the answer because it was two feet down the page...clicking my way back to the main list over and over because the threads don't connect all the way through...finding the search page is down for six months at a time, and is nearly worthless because it cannot narrow the subject or choose by person...the internet needs to be hard and challenging, like driving a Model T through the mud season.

There you go. It is probably a prayer come true for Bruce.

There are people in all areas of everything who can't deal with change and are the most vocal about it but usually change ends up for the better.

I'll have to come up with a fresh name for over there though. But at the moment I actually have more flathead Ford Chev engines than I do Chev engines.

Thanks on more time Ryan for saving a valuable resource for us to use and enjoy.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:45 PM   #47
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I think it would be great if folks from Fordbarn and the HAMB started posting in each other's classifieds. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

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Old 05-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #48
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I think this is what most of the people that are up in arms just dont get...... if this hadnt been done..... there would be NO Fordbarn.
Im glad it is still around.
Much as I like restored cars, the restorer attitude sometimes piques me. These are the same folks who would see a nice, traditional hot rod built from a wadded up, rusty body found in a riverbank as “a waste of a perfectly good old car”. They’d have rather seen that body (or the Fordbarn) dissolve into that riverbank than have it turned into anything besides what it started out as.

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Old 05-27-2010, 02:06 PM   #49
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What I wanna know is if any old Fordbarners said "oh wow neat, a hotrod board" and joined the HAMB?
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:07 PM   #50
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Well Congradutions Ryan and good luck ! Sorry we didn't get to hook up with ya last week as coming back from the c2c10 run with Bob K.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:37 PM   #51
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where's the Chevy Barn?
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #52
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Glad you took the opportunity and are making it more intuitive...that a GREAT medium that spans the globe...and we all benefit form your effort, so thanks!
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:49 PM   #53
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One thing I noticed is that generic early Ford discussions end up in the "Early V8" catagory. Shouldn't they be in the Model A or T catagorys? Leaving only tech discussions for early V8s in there?
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:38 PM   #54
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Here's a link to my intro on the Ford Barn.

I'm starting to think that a flathead might be the price of admission ... and, of course, I have a 350.

Guess I brought a knife to a gunfight.

http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...ed=1#post16376
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:46 PM   #55
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Guess I brought a knife to a gunfight.
No, its more like you brought a Salami Sandwich to a Vegan Convention.


They like their Flatheads at the Ford Barn.

We like Traditional Hot Rods and Traditional Customs.


And there is nothing wrong with that...
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:50 PM   #56
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Cool!
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:05 PM   #57
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MOST EXCELLENT !!! .... Waay cool
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:09 PM   #58
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I agree with Bruce.
We all agree with Bruce, ALWAYS, it's in the Forum rules I think.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:38 PM   #59
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Quote from 52merc in NZ posted today on Ford Barn-
"i see ryan has sent a post on j/journel very interesting read,i thought he might have got into those hamb guys before this but at least hes done it thanks ryan as it was getting uncomfortable to say the least when remarks such as if you were on the other site i would get into you!!forums of any type should not tolerate this ,we are here to learn & give info on old flatheads not to get smart ,as i said forums should be for info & not photo shoots such as the offical 32 ste or the 34 site there a place for all these pic & its not really on the forum my 2 cents worth "
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:51 PM   #60
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Congratulations

Joined the other week - Great source of information
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