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Finally drove my 40 ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by plumfat40, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. plumfat40
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
    Posts: 324

    from colorado

    Well its been a haul trying to get this one on the road. Drives under its own power , first time since 1956. Now hook up the Columbia rear, some cleanup and install my Mercury caps after putting a few miles and retorqueing the rear axle nuts!!


  2. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    It reallly looks great. How was the first drive ?

  3. plumfat40
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
    Posts: 324

    from colorado

    It was ok, just a mile or so, I was just happy it moves!!!!
  4. Ryguy442
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 242

    from Nc

    Awesome, put some miles one that thing. It's got 56 years worth of driving to catch up on! Just got my 60 Pontiac moving under its own power again after 5 years of work. Feels great, still got a long way before it goes after then my gravel road.


  5. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,288


    Good looking 40, of course I'm partial! If yours is like mine the more you drive it the more you'll love it. Where in Colorado?
  6. power wagon
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 117

    power wagon

    will never forget your first time
  7. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 4,015


    Wow, what a great thing to get that 'Ol Bear out of hibernation and back on the road.
    Good for you, and nice job too.
  8. plumfat40
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
    Posts: 324

    from colorado

    In Colorado Springs, I think it will be cool. First flathead powered car, My 40 coupe has a SBC as does my 53 Pontiac.
  9. Old Tin and New Tin
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 301

    Old Tin and New Tin

    Neat ride. Keep er rolling and have fun...............
  10. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,874


    Great lookin tudor. Excellent stance! Gotta love those 40`s , have fun.
  11. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,795

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)


    You have to feel GREAT!

    I feel great just by knowing that YOU did a good thing!

    Git driving!

    Keep working,
  12. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Awesome!!! That's a great looking car and I love the stance!
  13. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,588


    NICE looking car "...hubcaps, you don't need no stinkin" hubcaps!"
  14. Congrats, looks great!!
  15. flat 39
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
    Posts: 253

    flat 39

    Excellent find. Enjoy your new ride.
  16. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,718

    junk yard kid

  17. hotrodharry2
    Joined: Nov 19, 2008
    Posts: 717

    from Michigan

    Love those '40's! Enjoy!!
  18. plum...CONGRATS!!1 I hope to have the same message soon.

    Let me know what you like the best...SBC or the Flatty....I'm trying to make that decision now!. What is the color on your sedan?

  19. Babar40
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 314

    from Florida

    Mine was parked in 1973. I have had it 17 years and waiting for my first drive under the mighty flatty power! Have fun.
  20. Congrats. I keep thinking one of these days I'm going to get to drive mine.
  21. Nice looking '40, one day I'd like to have one as well.

  22. plumfat40
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
    Posts: 324

    from colorado

    Well I love the way it sounds and drives. So far so good. My car was painted in 1952 not sure of color. It has very fine metal flake. I had it matched to do the wheels and 1 front fender. I need to still polish it and age the one fender
  23. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,553


    Wow, what a gem! I think you'll fall in love with the flatty.
  24. Looks great. Congrats.
  25. Jake H.
    Joined: Sep 16, 2003
    Posts: 489

    Jake H.

    That's a killer car. Love the stance and color.

    I can relate, with my '39. It was a prisoner of a barn, then garage, for over three decades before I got ahold of it.

    I can vividly remember that first time I got it out on the road, last summer. I love my flathead, btw. Great sounding little cruising mill.

    Good job.
  26. Fordy Frd
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 86

    Fordy Frd

    Congrats plumfat, I hope to be there next spring! I know mine was together in 1962 (see avatar) but after that........ Brought it home in may boxes.
  27. x2 - Can we get any details specs of front/rear axle, tire sizes, etc...?

  28. love it!! In 1957 at 12 years old I worked all summer and bought a 40 coach just like yours. even the same blue. It needed a valve job, but ran and was in great shape. A year later my older brother bought a wrecked 57 buick. The nailhead, tranny, rear end and wheels, brakes and much more of the Buick went into my ford. How I wish I had it now. I never had a car I liked as much. I was only 13 , and drove that car to a rural school almost all summer. Great times in northern anitoba. I want your car....ha!
  29. Good for you. Enjoy it!
  30. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,278

    Staff Member

    First drive posts are the best...

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