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Whole build looks very good to me.
Will be watching this coming together.
(You can probably figure it out but I'm the guy who bought those...
That's a neat idea.
But I'm not a very tall (5'9") or heavy (150lbs) person by any means so stock location will probably be okey for me.
Finally, the body arrived today.
Still work to be done: bolt it to the frame, get the new doors to fit properly, make a new backrest for the front...
Yes, it will most likely be brush painted to achieve a uniform look.
Long time since the last update but today I swapped out the butchered radiator shell for one that is not.
And if everything works out as it should...
That Phaeton is pretty much how I envision mine when "done".
Yes, performance wise I am sure it will be just fine for me, and I'll be running a 97 too.
When I said boring I was just refering to the look of...
It's this one: https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/A-9425-SGL_SINGLE-DOWNDRAFT-INTAKE-MANIFOLD?fromCategory=Products/model-a/manifold
Well, how things can change.
Had an order placed for a Brierley head but due to some other, unexpected expenses I had to cancel my order and go...
I've read somewhere on the Fordbarn that B-engines built in Dagenham, England had the serial number stamped on the block pad due to the law...
Well, all of a sudden I got an answer from them.
They apologized for the delay in answer and said they were understaffed.
According to the answer...
Just to be clear, I didn't order any TRJ issues, I ordered some books by Vern Tardel that they sell so shouldn't be a printer problem.
I've ordered some stuff from Snyders a few times this last year, only takes a couple of days before it arrives here in Sweden.
Guess I'll just...
That's a bummer if it's true since the order value was like $200.
On January 2nd I ordered a bunch of books from the shop at The Rodders Journal website.
I still haven't received anything and I've e-mailed them...
Good tip on checking the holes before installing studs.
When installing head studs in the block, should I put some sealant of some kind on the threads?
Or just make sure the threads are clean and...
Looks good, I'll follow along on the journey.
Will do, that's when the real fun begins.
But this year it will remain stock, maybe just a lowering since I want to do this right and make it safe...
Yes, since that post I have learned that when the plant moved to San Jose in 1955, they probably just kept the R-code.
So my '53 was assembled in...
And finally the car has been loaded in to a container and began its journey towards Sweden, ETA is March 3.
As it also happens to be my birthday...
That's an A banger, no fuel pump.
And congratulations, coupes are cool.
And do they have a deeper wheel than Ford, to allow me to use like an Olds Fiesta or Starfire cover?
Thanks for all the answers.
Guess another way to install Olds covers is to move the center of the Ford wheels a bit.
Or does Mercury wheels from...
Are the International pickup wheels the only Mopar wheels with 4-1/2" bolt pattern that will accept the Olds covers?
I've been reading about mounting Olds and Caddy wheel covers on Fords and some people say that one way to do it is by simply using Mopar wheels....
Looking good, I like that you kept it unchopped.
@J.Ukrop Nice find on the engine, the header looks awesome.
@Greg Stokes I follow you on Instagram and your T is just so perfect.
I'm not there yet in my build process but thinking about carburators for my B-engine, go with a new Stromberg 97 or rebuild the Holley/Ford 94...
I like it, nicely done.
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