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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gonzo, Apr 28, 2013.
The wind noise in my 40 coupe is not much worse at 80 than at 70.
Thanks okiedokie, I was mostly curious about the noise level on the the 39 because of the windshield configuration. I worked on and drove a 38 Deluxe sedan for awhile a few years ago but it had a one piece windshield in it. It was kind of a not too well thought out question since the OP would probably not have a base to compare it to.
I seldom hit 80 in my cars and when I do I am usually passing someone on a two lane and I am too busy hangin on to think about wind noise. I do hear the exhaust note though.
Here's a couple pics of my 40 . Only had it going on 2 months , 50 flatty wanna get it down a little .I see a lot on here that I like ,especially stance and tire size combo . Reading many post trying to see what full proof ( if there is such a way ) to lower it without losing drivability and don't want to ruin it . Member teach'm love the look of your green 39 kinda what I'm going after . Sorry guys not much on websites other then looking and wishing . Would like to contact or hear from member teach'm to ask a few questions ,thanks
Highlander looking at yours and teach'm 39 sedan ,kinda what I'm hoping to do with my 40 maybe over the winter .nice
I wrote a tech article about all this several years ago. I have several old Fords, and each needed the "treatment". Go here and feel free to PM me with questions: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...axle-spring-installation-tech-article.292075/
Thanks ,I will check it out
Hi, can you tell me a bit about this 38? how did you get it this low etc? cheers
Recently acquired this 90s survivor and looking for some input on wheel/tire size and offset. Looking for advice to get the front wheels inside the fenders more (backspace) and what size will fit under the rear. Any suggestions for the "big and little" look? Thanks!
I just posted these photos a few days ago for those 40 enthusiasts on another thread. These sedans were very well done and looked extremely cool. The stance was just perfect. (although parking lot bumps might require the angle path...)
My first ride in a red, 1940, 2 door sedan was nice back in 1961. It had plenty of room and looked cool driving around (reflections thread) and got me started in looking for one with room in the back for our surfboards. I ended up getting a 40 sedan delivery.
Your sedan looks good. There seems to be not a lot you need to do to it. Just drive it and have fun. We put on 1000s of miles on that red/orange (salmon pink) 40 sedan delivery all up and down the coast. It was a mainstay around the So Cal cruising grounds.
What's the front end and what is the rear end width? I am running 165/80/15's on 15x5 American TTO's on my coupe, with a dropped axle and reversed eye front spring with a leaf or two removed, and 235/70/15's on 15/7's on back. I've got a Granada 8" that measures 58" to the wheel mounting surfaces.
When I did the '40 MorDor, I used the same fronts, but used a 6" rear wheel, due to it having a wider rear axle, and ran 235/75/15's for a taller back tire.
MII up front and a 9" out back (not at shop so can't get exact measurement there. Good info thought, the pics help!
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Some weekend shots
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This is a great thread! I wanted to post some more recent photos.
Working on mine got the front end dumped this weekend, have to align the front end and trim the bump-stops. I have some '50s Chrysler Imperial wheels that I'm going to use, more to come.
Not sure if it counts but mine is a 39 Convertible Sedan
I sure miss this car
my 40 standard
This thread will tell you all you need to know about setting up your suspension.
I sure miss this one also. I can relate!!
see my post a few lines down, post#380, we have similar interiors
I'll add my new ride to the mix.
The best looking sedan. Love to see a black car with white walls.
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Hmm, Pierce County plate?
Here's my 40 during mock up.
Great 40 Dreamweaver.
yep totally gonna copy that look for my 47
I googled it and it is Pierce County, I bought it cuz it was 40 county, then later a friend also pointed out it was cool cuz I finished the car when I was 61 yo
Thought so... my dad grew up in Pierce County.
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