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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by khead47, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Ralphies54
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    Way back in 1961 I installed a 58 283 4V in my 48 coupe using Honest Charlies adapters while I was in the A/F, 0riginal 3 spd and rear held up fine and I sort of beat the shit out of it, later sold to BIL and he hammered on it some more and he resold it still with original running gear, you will be fine if the stuff is in good shape to begin with. Happy motoring!! Ralphie
     
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  2. khead47
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    Thanks !
     
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  3. khead47
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    There is a gauge cluster for an early 70s F series truck on that auction site. NOS. Tested. $169 BIN + S&H. Hmmmmmmmmmm
     
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  4. khead47
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    Did speak with a used car dealer today. No Go. Unfortunately, the P.O. put my name on the title. Too many hoops. Thanks anyhoo.
     
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  5. khead47
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    Woo Hoo ! Got a appt. with the DMV tomorrow am. Awright. Can finally legally drive the 47 ! 20200601_110825 (1).jpeg
     
  6. 5window
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    Wait, Squirrel's blind? Nice car.
     
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  7. hotrodjack33
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    I guess it's good that he only drive a 1/4 mile at a time:D
     
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  8. Digging the upholstery - there must be a lot of :eek: 'crime scenes' in those English pubs' - LoL :cool:
     
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  9. -Brent-
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    Really neat car.

    At first sight, I thought maybe the interior had been dyed. While most wouldn't use that material now, I think it's part of that car's charm and it looks to be in good shape.
     
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  10. khead47
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    Brent-actually that pattern of upholstery is still available !
     
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  11. -Brent-
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    I caught that, still it's a pretty particular design. One that fits your car well.
     
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  12. khead47
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    Took it out for the first time today ! Minor issues with brakes. Pulls to the right. Slight clicking once per wheel revolution on right front. Also when turning right it sounds like brakes grinding when not braking ? Wheel bearing and cracked drum ? I really can't investigate because of recent double hernia surgery. All in all, am very happy with the car. It does pop out of 2nd gear upon deceleration. But I'm a happy camper !
     
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  13. straykatkustoms
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    Congrats finding the kool ride. You have been Blessed
     
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  14. ceresco
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    from nebraska

    Probably depends on how you drive it. I had 5 39 Ford three speeds in my 47 Ford with a warmed up 303 Olds when I was in high school.
     
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  15. Lovely car, congrats.
    Bob
     
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