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Projects 1934 Ford Tudor - Bonnie

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Fairlane500, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. So I picked up an old family heirloom last December, a car which I have recovered history of ownership back as far as 1955. It was last driven prior to my purchase in 1974 by my father who purchased it in 1971 and although it has passed through six owners after he sold in 1987 it had remained untouched.

    Very happy to have it and get it running driving and it drives surprisingly well. Car was in daily use up until 1971, so about 37 years of use.

    Having some fun with it and getting a few little jobs done on it that need attention but plan is to run it as is.

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  2. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,445

    from oregon

    Good for you. That is a nice one
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  3. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 480

    from NZ

    Very cool. The extra 3 studs will kick it along nicely.
  4. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 24,102


    Holy round in were quite fortunate to end up with it again in a solid workable un-f'd with condition it seems. Congratulations.
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  5. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,893


    Sweet car and its in amazing condition. Have fun with it!
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  6. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
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  7. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,207


    Kick ass
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  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,917


    Cool hot rod. Congrats
  9. Ed Angel
    Joined: Nov 17, 2015
    Posts: 121

    Ed Angel

    Very cool car ! I’ll stay tuned to see what you do . I’m a Tudor fan .

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  10. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 3,171

    Corn Fed

    Fantastic car. I see that it is RHD but yet has a "US" body. Did most of the New Zealand '34s have US bodies or where they like the Australian version?
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  11. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
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    We were fortunate in NZ, all our early cars were imported from Canada (US bodies), we didn't get any of the Australian bodies. 33 - 34 bodies really showed up the difference.
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  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Sweet, It looks like it is still in great shape too.
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  13. New Zealand cars were US bodied canadian assembled until 1936 when a Ford assembly plant was built in Seaview Wellington. We have both local built and canadian built 36’s here as it seemed to be a changeover year. The 34 still has the door lock on the Left hand door and nil on our drivers door. They also had twin battery floor cut outs which is unique to them.

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  14. I have a PM7 manifold to fit to her and get set up and she needs some spring shackle bushes to take some slack out but otherwise bits and bobs to get everything working, needs another drivers door window regulator which i have bought to get the window functioning. I have rewired the whole car as the rodents had dined out on it and when I put a battery in the smoke leaked out of the wiring loom, so converted to 12 volt whilst at it.

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    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    Deuce Lover

  17. triumph 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
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    triumph 1

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  18. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    Like what you are doing with this nice tudor!
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  19. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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  20. IN THE BEGINNING: The car had a 24 stud installed where the 21 stud engine originally laid, the engine had never been run, had to come out as the 10" clutch fitted was hitting the clutch release shaft casting boss of the 1934 transmission housing. So that was good reason to remove and give a tidy up of the engine and engine bay, I had a set of Alloy C7RA Heads so fitted them to give it a better look.
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  21. THICKSTUN PM7 INTAKE MANIFOLD - So the plan is to get the PM7 in place asap but as has been stated many times before there is no 5 minute intake swap, so collecting the required pieces for carbs, linkages, fuel lines, vacuum line, air cleaners (the ones pictured were off my roadster and look good but don’t flow enough air) I like the Grace & Co air cleaners so have ordered a pair to top it off.

    I like the clean look of the Canadian Alloy C7RA Heads and they are items I have had hanging on the wall for a while so were an easy and cheap upgrade on the look of the engine bay.

    Doesnt scream hot rod with a single carb Flathead. Being a stock C51A i think dual 97’s with 43 Jets will do her until I get the longer term goal of a built C59A in there.

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    Trans cover upgrade required... slight mod for the Right Hand Drive requirements

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  24. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 802


    Love it! Congrats!
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  25. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
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    Good on you Fairline, she looks great. I have a 34 fordor my Grandfather bought brand new. They
    are wonderful cars, have fun, and keep us updated.....
  26. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,962


    That's a beautiful 34 and some great history! Have fun!
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  27. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,510


    Me want it...
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  28. Outrageously cool!:)
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  29. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,385

    from California

    very nice. I don't know how anyone could shift with their left hand. I bet there is a lot more missed shifts over there than here in drag racing
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  30. THICKSTUN PM7 INTAKE : The Grace and Co air cleaners arrived today and they look as good as tits. Looking forward to getting the remaining items to get this thing on there. [​IMG][​IMG]

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