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Barn find 40 ford coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TANNERGANG, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. TANNERGANG
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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    TANNERGANG
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    from alabama

    I've knew about this car 20 years or more.....been sitting in current shop 15 years...set in last shop close to 10 years......one of those you know about and just keep your mouth shut.......Saturday a friend in casual conversation told me it was finally for sale.....It's paid for and I'll pick it up Thurs. evening..............Don't know for sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but IT IS MINE FINALLY.............
     
  2. TANNERGANG
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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    TANNERGANG
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    from alabama

    Here's a few pictures.
     

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  3. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    ss34coupe
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    Good find! Have fun with the project!
     
  4. Stick Shift
    Joined: Oct 2, 2005
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    Stick Shift
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    from LENA IL

    Kool. So in the last 20 years what have you thought you would do with it if you ever got it. :)
     

  5. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
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    draider
    Member
    from Texas

    Looks like a solid car. Congratulations!
     
  6. TANNERGANG
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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    TANNERGANG
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    from alabama

    Originally I wanted to put a 350 with 3x2's and a 4 Speed...headers and exaust coming out through the running boards at the rear wheel like a Nascar Exhaust....letter it up like an old race car and drive it......not all fixed up, just a Hot Rod Beater........I've got a 350 with Demon 3x2 setup still sitting in the machine shop........it's got a Turbo 350 and small block already sitting in it.......It may have to sit a while........bought in on impulse tonight within an hour of looking at it.......I'm making me a bed in the shop now....hehehe...nah, my wife said buy it if you want it....She's the Best....never complains at anything I buy.
     
  7. Bart78
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 717

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    People must be broke with all these barn finds poping up. There have been some good cars lately. Nice car love the 40's.
     
  8. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,460

    CharlieLed
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    Nice score...I am in a similar situation, except my guy won't sell yet!
     
  9. Nice buy. Drive it and enjoy it after all it's a 40!!!!!
     
  10. Ace'sSpeedshop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
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    Ace'sSpeedshop
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    from Washington

    Awesome find but I would never put a Chevy engine in it.
     
  11. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
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    hotrod40coupe
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    That's what small blocks were made for.
     
  12. 68hillbilly
    Joined: May 10, 2007
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    68hillbilly
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    from KENTUCKY

    GREAT FIND, how about early hemi or a nice flatty? maybe a y-block. pleassssssse no more sbc's.
     
  13. TANNERGANG
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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    TANNERGANG
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    from alabama

    Gotta use what I have.........I'd love to have built Flatty with 3x2's and aluminum heads.....DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY SMALL BLOCKS YOU CAN BUILD FOR WHAT A GOOD FLATTY WOULD COST?............Flatty's did right cost money
     
  14. 49F1Jeff
    Joined: Oct 24, 2011
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    49F1Jeff
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    from Oregon

    Yeah! Dare to be different. Put an Olds 350 in it! ;)
     
  15. Groovybaby6
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
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    Groovybaby6
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    from Denver

    Please remove the tilt column! :)
     
  16. Sweet find! I would put an old Olds in it if it were mine, but it is not darn it!
     
  17. The only good Ford is an old Ford with a chevy in it!;)
     
  18. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
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    teddyp
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    Sbc best let them all cry
     
  19. theHIGHLANDER
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    theHIGHLANDER
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    There's only 3 engines that belong in that car, and you already have 1 of them. SBC, hopped up flatty, 49-62 Cadillac. Ok, an early Olds would be 2nd runner up...
     
  20. Put a black and decker aquarium pump in it, or maybe a 10 hp mercruiser! Lol!

    Run wacha brung!

    I like it, yes a flatty or an old olds or hemi would look proper but a sbc works, I'm building a 261 Chevy inline 6 and I could have built 2 sbc's for what this is costing me

    Anyways I'm watching this one
     
  21. orange40
    Joined: Nov 16, 2010
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    orange40
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    Love it, I started with a lot less than that. And it's got a SBC in it. Only way to go..

    Ray
     
  22. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    R Pope
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    SBC ain't my choice either, but it's already set up for one, so go for it! Just get her running and leave the hood closed.
    Heck, it's a '40 Ford! And it's yours! You can't go wrong!
    Good things come to those who wait.
     
  23. TANNERGANG
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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    TANNERGANG
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    from alabama

  24. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
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    39 Ford
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    As someone who is between low and no bucks, my car has a Chevrolet in it as it has from 1967. More years with a Chevrolet in it than a flathead.
     
  25. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
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    I love traditional as much as anyone, but sbc's are now traditional, several guys I knew in high school in '60-'61 ran sbc's in their 40 ford coupes (but of course we didn't call them sbc's back then, because it was before the bbc's)...you are certainly right about the cost differential between a Chev v-8 and a flathead...
     
  26. I'm way jealous! Always wanted a 40 coupe!!!!
    And like Groovybaby said - I'd loose the tilt column. Just my 2cents......
     
  27. MRTS33
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
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    MRTS33
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    She probably has her eye on it. ;)
     
  28. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
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    slowmotion
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    Great find, put what YOU want in it. No need to apologize for runnin' the best engine ever built, if you choose. :rolleyes::D
     
  29. Congrats on your find and purchase. I'm doing a SBC in my Coupe....Let em eat your dust....LOL

    Murph:cool:
     
  30. Carnuba
    Joined: Mar 19, 2012
    Posts: 430

    Carnuba
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    If found sitting for years in two shops, why are you calling it a barn find?
     

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