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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crazy Steve, Apr 2, 2014.
I'm liking where this is going.................
What the heck I haven't posted a picture of my '47 in a while. 59a with 2x2, Edmunds heads and manifold, Isky Max 1 cam, Red's headers, Mitchell overdrive.
Here's my 46 business coupe with a Canadian flattie. Front drop axle and reverse eye rear spring with custom made extended shackles to lower rear a bit more.
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Mike, That is a Sharp Looking Tudor. The first car I ever wrenched on was my Cousins 48 Tudor. I was just a Dumb Ass 13 year old helper and had the pleasure of busting my knuckles while helping replace a busted drive shaft. That was quite a job for a first timer.
When the original flattie went, a 53 Merc rebuilt was ordered from Sears Roebuck & Co. It was amazing to me as a Kid that you could buy a rebuilt long block. Even more amazing that the Merc Power could really eat drive shafts and axles........... Jeff
Mine is one of the best rides of all different models I've had.
Have a 41 FORD Super Deluxe Club Coupe that is returned to its late 40's hopped up spec. The color is the rare, original Florentine Blue, a 1941 FORD spring / Easter offer.
This car belonged to my Grandpa from 1941 - 49 - I purchased this 41 in May 2012 and began returning the Coupe to the spec my Grandpa outfitted the old girl in after the war. A few of its original soup up parts include Hexagon twin Stromberg 97 set-up, Pre War block letter Edelbtock flatheads, Zephyr gearbox, original Appleton 141 spot, Autolamp fog lamps, and fender skirts.
Not really a hot rod , but period hop up.
Not your fathers four door!
I sold my 46 last year since I had my 40 on the road. Sure miss it.
My old 46 w/400/350
My 48 weighed in at 3240 on certified truck scales
My 47 with blown 383 Chevy. ford 9" 4,11 Detroit locker= FUN CAR!!!
My avatar is my 1st car; 1947 2 dr sedan, purchased in Apr (??) 1964. The pic below is my 1948 (year I was born) 2 dr sedan street rod, purchased Apr 2014.
Huh, my first on the street hot rod was a 47 Ford sedan dechromed, raised in the rear 3/4 cam painted red and white like a stock car. My friends had a 41 sedan, a 52 Ford lower and in primer, a 40 convertible, and there were many and varied cars at the time (Mid 1950s). We considered them hot rods. Not every where was southern Cal.
This is my 48. It now has a 296, ported, stainless undercut valves, 400jr, two 97's edelbrock heads and an edelbrock regular manifold. I never liked 4 drs till I got this one and now I like how easy it is to take people with you. I take this car if more than two people are going with me
my 41 business coupe w/ 50 merc flathead head
I always considered my '47 coupe more of a "street rod" by definition.
Smoothie looking, shaved, sbc, a car with fat fenders, not chopped, non-traditional wheels, A/C too (real hot rods dont have that).
Am I wrong to call it that? What's your take on that term?
Now that is a HOT rod!
Every one of these cars represent "saving" something that reminds us of a better time.
I really really want one of these.
No pictures but my first car was '47 Ford Coupe with a 56 or 57 Lincoln mated to a '39 Ford transmission. It had the 4-barrel 'teapot' carb on it which would tend to catch fire since I couldn't get the timing right.....turned out to have a bad vac advance on it. Was still 6 volts...and did you know that if you break an axle on a banjo rear and your buddy tows you home there is nothing to keep the wheel attached???
Learned a lot from that car.....the hard way
While I don't have a picture to post, yet; I do have a long door coupe, a second rust free frame to build and put under it, 9" rear, 350 small block, 400 trans, stang2 cross member, and a parts car to aid a B'ville correct 3" chop. I liked the Fat Jack Coupe, and studied it for ideas, though its demise might be a lesson that there are boundaries. I want a beater with a heater that is neater because it will be a road eater, to paraphrase an old flip flop hot rod journalist of yore. I've owned a whole bunch of these cars, and other flavors of hot rods, and from one who knows, they are the undiscovered gold of hot rods. Built for comfort by Ford, big and roomy, with strong frames, some of the late ones had lots of aluminum parts on them. And, like old shoes when put in service, they wear well. The dash imposes problems from a hot rod point of view, even though dressed in chrome it is art deco quality eye candy. To me, the most important part of making it look 'right', as per the orange screamer, is getting it low, because otherwise the top is in the clouds. I do go on, sorry. More later. Carl
I saw these today in Rogersville, TN.
WOW!! These are some really sweet cars. Makes me want to go cruzn Right now! LOL!
I built my '47 Tudor in 1965-67. 331 Hemi, 10:1 Jahns pistons, 2-4's on a Edmunds intake, Mallory Mag-spark, fenderwell headers, aluminum flywheel, Muncie 4-speed, '56 Chevy rear w/4:11 gears. Black outside, black VW bucket seats inside. Pretty neat Hot Rod for it's day. In 1967 I drove it from Cape Cod, Mass to Pueblo Colo. No pics left but I really miss that car even today.
Pic # 3
I'm really liking the black walls and no skirts!
my 47 Tudor Hot Rod
green light by millersgarage posted May 23, 2013 at 9:29 PM
build thread of the 302 engine swap http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...a-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time.421572/
mustang II front suspension, 302 with c4, 9inch rear with parallel leaf springs. Runs and drives like a dream, and can hold the entire family.
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