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Projects Converting 1934 Ford 4D Sedan to 3W Coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kontra, Oct 30, 2022.

  1. coupeman36
    Joined: Oct 18, 2005
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    Great job!
     
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  2. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
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    Finished product looks great. Huge respect for big body transformations like that.
     
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  3. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
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    Brave colour choice but it worked in the end .. looks great . Brilliant job making something from nothing ; Turned out looking just swell :)
     
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  4. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    Very impressive....where there's a will, there's a way.
     
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  5. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    from NE Vic

    What a great story & lovely car! I love the way you toned down the bright colour, it's perfect!
     
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  6. Kontra
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
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    Thanks all the nice comments!
    I appreciate it :)

    After the Tampere Hot Rod & Rock Show in April 2022 there was another show in May. I organized Primer Magazine 20-years Anniversary Show in my hometown Karkkila, Finland.
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    After all shows I booked time for engine tune up.
    My friend owns older roller dynamometer and idea was to to tune up AFR (Air Fuel Ratio) as good as possible. AFR was quite good with stock jets and timing. There was some mystique problem in the 21-stud. Sometimes it drops 1 or 2 cylinders off. Weirdest thing that it could be whatever cylinder. I have a new Stromberg e-Fire, new plug wires, new plugs, new fuel pump, new alternator… We didnt find what was the problem….
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    After the engine tune up I drove the car to trailer and towed it to another friends garage to do 3D wheel aligment. That is a thing that you should do every car!!

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    I was bored this engine problem. I couldn't find the reason!! Car sit about one month and didn't touch it at all!
    There was still some electrical work to do and it took almost rest of the summer.
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    When electrics were done I did some test drive in the roads first time! Great feeling!!
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    At the end of the August car passed registration procedure! Finally I had a pleasure to bolt Finnish plates on it!!
    There is still some issues on the 21 stud and clutch is slipping. So enough work to do in this winter!

    Best regards


    Ari Berghäll

    Päätoimittaja/Editor in chief


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  7. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    I have one of those Stromberg distributors on my T roadster and I had running issues with it too, not sure if you ever got yours solved, but my issue was my generator quit charging, and the Stromberg distributor needs to have at least 6.5 volts to run properly, it would start and run with just the battery but it ran poorly. Once I got my generator working properly again, all of my distributor issues went away. Now it start easy and runs great through the RPM range.
     
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  8. tippa77
    Joined: May 26, 2017
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    from Finland

    Hi Ari
    Look at FordBarn there is discussion about Stromberg e-fire. I also bought it to my 39 coupe and i have some issues with it
    Arska
     
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  9. BILL LUPIANO
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    Looks great Ari!Congrats!!
     
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  10. Straight Axle Guy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2018
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    Great job, congrats!!!
     
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  11. Kontra
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
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    Thanks for all the comments! Very glad to read all the compliments!! :)
    About the engine "not running perfect"-case:
    I got a new e-Fire from Clive at Stromberg. That doesn't change a thing at all. I also tried with new plugs (32 pieces), different gap in the plugs, another new set of plug wires. I add extra ground cable from distributor to chassis. I add a fuel pressure regulator.... everything.
    I try to post a video here somehow how it runs...

    Best regards
    Ari Berghäll
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  12. Squablow
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    Start it up and test to see if your generator is charging. If it's not making at least 6.5 volts, the distributor won't work. Easy thing to check, get that out of the way first. That was my problem.
     
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  13. the oil soup
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    from Tucson,AZ

    The patina looks super and car came out great!
     
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  14. Kontra
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
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  15. j hansen
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    Learned a new sentence in Finnish:D
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  16. A lot of really nice work here - now drive the wheels off of it! Congrats!
     
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  17. micshotrodgarage
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
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    from colorado

    Love the work you have done, Inspiration for us all! What's your next build? looking forward to more from you ; Cheers.
     
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  18. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    Love the look of an undropped axle on a 33/34!
     
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  19. Kontra
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
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    from Finland

    Thanks for the all compliments and nice words!!

    I promised that I won't start as big project ever!
    My A-Coupe was total "puzzle" when I bought it November 2007.
    Terrible work to build a car for this crap
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    This '34 project was even worst puzzle than a A-Coupe!
    There has been few dream cars on my mind something like +25 years:
    A-Coupe (DONE)
    '33-34 Coupe (DONE)
    '48 Chevy (DONE)

    This time I decided to go the easiest way and in June 2022 I bought ´48 Chevy Kustom.
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    Best regards
    Ari Berghäll
    Päätoimittaja/Editor in chief

    PRIMER MAGAZINE
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