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History Help me find some old photos of this Cedar Rapids Iowa 1940 Ford Coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Roadsir, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. 1940 coupe
    Joined: Sep 19, 2012
    Posts: 80

    1940 coupe
    from nj

    nice car what a great story.
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  2. I can't believe everybody missed this intake at the swap today.

    ........thanks Mark
  3. I have a new Vertex, but I'm thinking this Cragar distributor would be a nice pairing.
  4. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Man, you don't just have horseshoes up your ass lately, you got the whole goddam HORSE!:D NICE SCORE!!
  5. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,755

    Dick Stevens

    And, have you bought your lottery ticket yet?? If not, you should, you are a really lucky guy. Cool find, this is just like it is being orchestrated by a greater power and you were picked to do this. :rolleyes::cool:
  6. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 17,583

    Staff Member

    Oh man!! I can't believe I missed that!!!
  7. You don't know the half of it, IT'S THE WHOLE TEEM! :eek:
    The swap was a blast.:cool:
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  8. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

  9. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 2,910

    Runnin shine

    Ouch! Gittyup.
  10. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,051


    Found it smound it, lol!
  11. I need to see the Minneapolis swap next year. From the pics I've seen posted, some good hot rod parts available. I went to the Cedar Rapids swap over the weekend. Picked up a couple goodies but slim pickings for old school stuff.
  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,939

    Atwater Mike

    I had a Horne on my 354" Hemi, same one that was on Hank Silva's FED in Santa Clara, 1953.
    Hank later transplanted the Chrysler with Horne intake into his candy blue '40 Coupe...
    Coupe was sold to a Santa Clara policeman, John Millar; engine went into a '32 drag coupe, and a bud of mine bought Hank's old '40. I installed a 324 Olds in the '40, and my friend traded it in on a '57 Chevy!
    That was in 1961...Fast forward to 1979, I was upstairs at Brian Burnett's Street Rods West...and came across the Horne 4 jugger intake off the Hank Silva Hemi!

    Funny how this stuff gets around...:D
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  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    1961? Mike was this the one you did the'41/'48 fuel door on?
  14. Not much to report on the car this week, so I thought I would post up some pictures of trophies that Jack S. Brazier gathered in the late 50's.

    These are all pretty cool!



  15. YJ4000
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
    Posts: 273


    Very cool.

  16. Not much new to report. I did throw some stabil in the tank last Sunday and took the car out for a little longer drive. The new wheel tire combo took out a shimmy at 55-60. The new tires are really gummy, but skinny, and this motor will still break the tires loose at will. I think I will leave this car running for the fun factor until the hemi is absolutely ready to go in the car. I'll try to get a video posted up.

    Now I need to search out Mr Weyerhauser a little more....
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  17. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,406


    ...and I'm from Iowa ;)
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  18. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,051


    I got my wieand intake here so i figured id snap a pic of the bump in it for pic comparison
    10-10-2015_002.JPG IMG_0786.jpg
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  19. I see what you're seeing. So is the Weiand an open chamber for all four carbs and can you run them progressive or are they separated?

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  21. Stories like this is why I lurk around the HAMB. Well done on the 40. I love the Chrome Reverse wheels, but the story of the car and your sharing it with us is the best. Carry on and thanks.
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  22. Girard (the owner before Jack) called last night. He's been following the thread. He's going to run down Saturday am to check out a car he hasn't seen in person since 1956. I'll be sure to post up some pics!
  23. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,051


    id consider the weiand a dual plane.

  24. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,777

    from Raytown Mo

  25. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,154


    This is an incredible thread. How fun it must be to uncover all of this information. Hell, I had a blast reading it.
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  26. Thanks guys..This has been a lot of fun so far.

  27. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,777

    from Raytown Mo

    I liked it with the painted steelies and black walls better but with the much motor I'm sure you'll go threw those white walls soon enough ;)

    Let's see some sideway video :D
  28. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,179

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    I bet the '40 is glad to be with you for a while. What a great story. It is really something that the history just keeps coming. I wish I knew where my '38 is and my brothers '39. :(
  29. Well Girard and his son Dean made a trip down to see the 40. He was excited to check it out.

    I think Girard was surprised to see how much was unchanged, including the interior.

    Here are a few pics.



    He thought he paid $550 for the car, sold it for $850. He recalled the gas filler after seeing the hole in the trunk.


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  30. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 813


    You and Moriarity are my new heroes... :cool:

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