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Old 09-02-2010, 12:15 AM   #41
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If you can successfully work on a flathead Ford automobile,, you shouldnt have any trouble working on any car. Davy's old tyme flathead philosophy.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:40 AM   #42
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Barring a 'project" on the Coupe, it gets driven daily. Course i dont work anymore so its that much more enjoyable ,just fartin around town in the Coupe.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:39 AM   #43
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Once you find one of those doohickeys that bolts to where the distributor was to tell you what valve is off the cam lobe, then you're home free. Not sure if someone makes those still? I think Dick Spadaro was thinking of doing it, but don't this he has yet.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:34 PM   #44
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Wrenching on them is part of the experience.
I,d rather that than a computer telling me whats wrong with my car.

RIP ED

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Old 09-04-2010, 12:44 PM   #45
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I,d rather that than a computer telling me whats wrong with my car.

RIP ED
At least they told you what was wrong, the computer(s) only told me what sensors to replace, starting with the most expensive and then it still ran like crap.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:02 PM   #46
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I missed driving old stuff daily so I sold my modern truck and bought this last June. Drove it 1000 miles home, replaced transmission, rebuilt carb twice, done typical tune-up stuff, 2 sets of plugs, re-wired electric system 60%, rebuilt brakes, new full exhaust laying on my back on the floor, new gauges inside & under the hood for tuning, 4 oil changes since June . Oh yeah, all that done while daily driving it a 60 mile commute to work & back. I don't have anything else to drive except an '83 F-250 that needs a motor & transmission rebuild. I drive my F-100 everywhere...I love it.

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Old 09-04-2010, 03:45 PM   #47
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Hi......You sure got a nice backup car.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:37 AM   #48
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Ryan, I have felt the same way working on my cars. I have jumped into many projects that I didn't know much about. Examples are: chopping and chanelling my model A Tudor, rewiring and then converting my '51 Mercury to 12 volt. And now lowering the Merc. It's definitely a little scary jumping into some of these projects.

Conquering the task is one hell of a reward though! This website and the people on it have taught me infinite ammounts of knowledge. I couldn't have done many of the things on my cars without it. Hopefully, you get motivated to jump right into that flathead and get your Deluxe back on the road. At least you have the worlds best loner car in your Coupe. My next project on the Merc. is to hop up the engine. I'm not very knowledgable on major engine work, but maybe I'll jump right in like you did....maybe I'll f- it up and learn something...
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