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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mark Jenny, Mar 8, 2019.
Subscribed. Can't wait to see it on the road. I'll be sure and wave if I do see you out and about.
Great find. Good looking car. Glad to see you're keeping it pretty much as built. I built mine 1971/72, then in 74 life got in the way, it sat for 33 years. In 2007 I got a wild hair and put it back on the road.
i have one of those chevy master cylinders rebuilt, ready to go. if you need it, let me know. (its cheap too)
I'm interested...got a pic or two..and how much?
That is exactly what happened to the owner of this one...he parked it when having a family to priority...he just never got around to getting it back on the road...time gets away from us somehow
Never seemed to care for History in school....BUT sure do love History NOW !!
Congrats on your find and on the SAVE, Mark !
funny how when we had the chance to learn we didn't care about anything but fun...kinda twisted..
I'm blown away on how freaking clean that engine is. Just a wonderful find, good luck on getting her back on the road.
still have to rebuild the carbs...readjust the valves and a few other misc tweaks..but she fired today!!
If I could figure out how to load the video of it running I would
just upload the video to youtube then post a link...simple and congrats on getting her running
Thanks..I'll give it a try..
here is is running....still plenty to do, but the motor seems strong!
probably run Lots better with the Vacuum advance line hooked up, huh?
yep...will get around to that on the final tweaking...I can't believe the plug wires still function...and we are only running on one set of points...new points and carb kits are on order...in the meantime I'll keep going after the roof wood...
In my best Dr. Frankenstein voice, "It's alive!!!". Valve lifter tick or something else? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
God I love solids and dual quads
yep...we adjusted the valves cold before we fired it up...now we will adjust them warm and get rid of that lifter tap...there may be a slight exhaust leak as well...I chose not to run exhaust manifold gaskets...still some tweaking to do,but yea...It's alive!!
Really neat car! Roman Red? Are these the same color? 59 Corvette color? Can our cars go out and play together?
looks like the same color to me...mine leans to that reddish orange look...I think it is a stock vette 50's color...that is an awesome coupe you have there!!...please let me know if you ever wanna part with it
Thought I would update the progress...things are going well ...we are making progress,although it's been slow...motor all dialed in now, as well as the clutch,shifting linkage and trans...now we are working on pedals and brakes..had to replace all brake lines,wheel cylinders as well as master...need to add one more brake line in the front,then finish bleeding and adjusting,then back on it's wheels...interior is out and in the process of getting an overhaul...installed new roof wood...as soon as I can pull it up on a trailer it will go to the trimmer to finish the interior...getting excited about that first trip around the block!!
I remember this car when it was on the magazine cover, I was chopping my '29 at the time. It looked so good in the photo, was it just thrown together, or had a real hard life later on? Bob
Bob...was this sedan on a magazine cover back in the day?...it hasn't been on the road since 1966...sat in a makeshift carport/leento I was told by the seller who know the owner from 1962...I know it was sold in HotRod Magazine in 1962,but I didn't realize that it had been a cover car...I would like to see that magazine...do you know the year?..I can hunt it down
SORRY! I got this car confused with the other red one that was on Street Rodder in the 1980's that was found last year. It got cleaned up for the GNRS. Carry on with the overhaul. Bob
I'll bet you are...The Time Machine...hop in turn the Key and Presto 1962..Such a Cool Hotrod
Thanks for the Update and she's lookin' Mighty Fine...
Love your sedan! Everything is for sale somehow.....
ok...there is one that I have on a 1963 HRM cover, they look very similar, but they are for sure not the same car...I think Red was quite popular for hot rods back then
well I was serious..would love to have that along with the sedan ...kinda like family...I have a 33 five window that I'm going to sell...maybe we can work out some sort of a deal
Sweeeeeetnesssssssss have fun with her
I’ve had a handful of survivors their fun learning the history of
Interesting. At the moment, I would really have to be persuaded. A 32-34 anything, even 4 door, could possibly, maybe do it.
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