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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by knuckle50, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. knuckle50
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    Well I finally ended up with a model A, I have always wanted one since I was a young teen and now nearly 40 years later I have one. It's not perfect but it's pretty straight with no rust issues and runs and drives. I wanted one not chopped or channeled (prefer to do that myself). It has a rebuilt 1947 Flathead with manual 5 speed, 8 inch rear, superbell front axel, it does need some love though. The gauges, interior, and wiring need to be gone through along with checking every nut and bolt on the chassis for safety reasons. Needless to say I'm really happy with it so far, and by the way before anyone mentions the wheel and tire combo, they are coming off for a set of chrome wheels and some wide white tires....☺
     

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  2. earlymopar
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    Neat car 50!

    - EM
     
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  3. Doctorterry
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    Beauty!


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  4. knuckle50
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    I will get some better pics later today.
     
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  5. Bugguts
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    Very Cool!
    A set of chromies and wide whites will look awesome!
     
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  6. rust&patina
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    ... :cool: ...
     
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  9. Model A Gomez
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    Nice! Hard to beat a Model A coupe.
     
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  10. mike bowling
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    ^^^^ They're like chips- you can't have just one! Congrats
     
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  11. waxhead
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    Nice looking coupe, can't wait to see more pics.
     
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  13. knuckle50
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    I finally got around to taking some outside pics, this weekend I plan to rebuild both 94,s and replace clutch and pressure plate. Seems the person wanted a race style pressure plate which makes it way to hard to drive.... View attachment 3739798 View attachment 3739798 IMG_20171207_130021.jpg IMG_20171207_130021.jpg IMG_20171207_125948.jpg
     

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  14. Tim
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    Actually by the time people were running the v8 -post ww2- they would have ditched the wire wheels for the 40-48 solid disc wheels. You also saw changes in the headlight size around then.

    It would not be un believable for an earlier built car to gain the fenders back and some chrome wheels and white walls in n the late 50’s.

    These cars where updated all the time.

    I’d say order some chrome 40 ford style chrome wheels and bias okie white walls. Run them with no hub caps and I bet that thing looks awesome with the rake and stance it has now!

    -by the way speedway is now carrying wheel smiths- made in America- 40 ford style wheels in chrome in 5x5.5 and 16x4.5 like a stock wheel is.

    Stock hubcaps don’t fit you’d need the wheel smith ones but who runs caps on chrome 40 ford wheels? Anyhow they are waaaaay cheap for what they are, I bought a setnfor my ford and I’m super happy with them
     
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  15. knuckle50
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    I totally agree... I love the look of chrome wheels and some bias white wall....been looking at Speedway and summit.... Both have what I want.....thanks for input.....
     
  16. Hot Rod Nut
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    That Flathead looks great in there. So kool! Needs some pinstripes for me. Congrats to you.
     
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  17. knuckle50
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    That's what I was thinking, it would help with breaking up the black.
     
  18. knuckle50
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    Today I plan to take replace the clutch and pressure plate, should be easy enough I hope lol. I did get my CA plates and registration yesterday which in this state is no small task, only took two trips to the DMV....
    After crawling around the car last I found I have alot of things to do, one is the wiring, seems I don't have break lights. And some are saftey related, seat belts, battery relocation, brakes, and the list goes on.
    Well got to run and get started.....
     
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  19. elmitcheristo
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    Did that car come from southern Oregon?
     
  20. knuckle50
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    Yes it did! I bought it from a guy in Mariposa named Harold. Do you know this car?
     
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  21. knuckle50
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    Well got the transmission and all pulled only to find out the parts I ordered were wrong....made a call to Speedway to figure out what I need, should be here by Thursday. Of course you take apart one thing and find 10 other thing to fix or redo. I did rebuild both carbs today, and walk the the dogs with my wife.....lol IMG_20171210_163711_1.jpg IMG_20171210_163711.jpg
     
  22. 41 C28
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    Fine lookin Model A. Have fun.
     
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  23. knuckle50
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    Thank you....I'm having alot of fun with this one.
     
  24. elmitcheristo
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    It looks exactly like a car that a local guy (Roseburg, OR) built a few years back. His name is Mike Jaramillo. I didn't know that he sold it. I will check with him.
     
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  25. knuckle50
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    It's the same car. I have his name on the title. Not a bad car, there are some things that are pretty sketchy but Im working them out as I go along.
     
  26. catdad49
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    Looks like A great start, but I might be A little partial. Clutch, safety issues and Drive! Keep us posted, Carp.
     
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  27. knuckle50
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    Safety is key 1......love that little A you have as your avatar!!!!
     
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  28. catdad49
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    Thanks Knuck, bought it about 2 yrs. ago and have been slowly trying to make it more HAMB friendly. Also, retired about the same time so now I am on a fixed income. Oh well, life ain't necessarily easy, yours looks like it has good "bones". Keep us updated, Carp
     
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  29. knuckle50
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    Well after nearly 3 weeks I have everything back together. Still working out some bugs with the clutch adjustment and carbs but it is drivable. Decidied to buy new 97,s...and go from there. Wife and I took down the highway a few miles and enjoyed every mile.
    Merry Christmas to all.....
     
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  30. knuckle50
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    OK guys, Im thinking of going to chrome steel wheels with whitewalls. My question would be fenders or fender less. If I keep the fenders my rear tire would need to be around 29 in dia. Or less. Any ideas?
     
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