The Jalopy Journal
Don't know how I missed this thread for so long, but fantastic car and history to go with it.
This is one of my favorite threads on the HAMB.
Great car and writing.
Same guy that helped me buy this car and my old '53 Customline, I have full confident in him.
If he says a car is good it is good.
Thanks, car is scheduled to arrive in Sweden july 28th.
I've seen a couple of A's with 33-34 bumpers and it actually looks ok, but the 32 bumpers look even better.
Found an old picture of a '29 coupe that has a great look IMO.
Maybe something to aim for with my car...
Very cool find, looking forward to follow your progress on it.
Very nice build for sure.
Wheels came out nice after blasting and powder coating.
Still a bit torn though if I'm gonna use these or go with a set of '40 Ford steelies...
Well, one of the 17 inch wheels I bought ended up being to bad to use after sand blasting.
Luckily there was an Early Ford swap meet/car show...
Looks great, thanks for the picture.
Was thinking about that but I'm far from sure which direction I want to take this car so I decided to get it home and drive it as a stocker first...
My initial plan was to use a drop axle too, now I'm thinking that I'll maybe start with just a reverse eye spring for a milder drop? Time will...
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Scored a set of 17 inch wire wheels, might use these instead of steel wheels as I was thinking first?
Well, the engine was pulled from a 1947 Ford coupe and it also has manifolds for dual exhaust, maybe it was a "high school hot rod" back in the...
Got the intake off. Lots of old oil-stuff but adjustable lifters was a positive surprise, I think?
You're right about the .030, I read it from the wrong direction and thought it said 8 for some reason :rolleyes:
I'll get the other head, intake...
In 2019 I bought this flathead V8 out of a 1947 Ford coupe that was being street rodded.
It's been sitting in my garage ever since, untouched...
Very clean under the car as well.
Thanks for your comments, I'm very excited about this.
Not really, my contact in the US handles all the contact with the shipping company.
Sold my '53 Customline last weekend and a new project is already in the works, this time a Model A coupe.
Thinking unchopped, full fendered,...
Things changed quite a bit here yesterday, got an offer for the car that I couldn't refuse so I'll have to start looking around for something else...
What about these repop Buick drums?
Still waiting for the new wiring harness to arrive so old wiring is still in place.
Thanks, it's getting better.
We have snow one day and the next it melts away, then we get snow again and then it melts away and so on.
I ended up making a bracket that attaches under one of the intake bolts, along with a Stromberg #9167K.
First drive of the year today.
As said previously, get it running and driving safely.
Hopped up flathead V8 under the hood, or maybe an OHV-converted 4-banger.
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