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Projects Hershey Rain Score 1937 V8-60 Sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mramc1, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. mramc1
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 418


    Thanks to Skidmarks and Clark I have a new toy. If you would have told me on Tuesday at Hershey that I'd own a new car by Friday I would have told you you were crazy. Then I found this sweet little sedan out in the Red Field, in the rain.


    Turns out it's been stored in a barn since 1975. Very very solid all original V8-60 Touring sedan. Here is when Skidmarks pulled it out of the barn.

    I kept coming back in the rain, wetter and wetter each time, to check it out. The more I came back the more I realized what a nice little car it was. A deal was struck and after a short stay at Clark's house it went to it's new home in NY.







    I plan on checking all the mechanicals, grabbing some new rubber and busting her out in the spring. I have never owned a completely stock car before, but untouched pre-war Fords are getting scarcer by the day so I had to have it.

    The V8-60 is cool and I'm sure I'll have fun winding the 4.44 rear out to about 50 mph on a nice sunny afternoon. All my hot rod buddies will think I've flipped full antiquer on them, but I think this will be a fun little car.
  2. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,499


    Oh, that will be a way cool ride!
  3. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,221


    a late friend of mine once said "when you finally get to drive it around your own area, you will find hills that you never knew were there" :)

    He was talking about Austin Bantams and the like...something like 12hp
  4. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    I'm jealous...;)

  5. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    I wouldn't be in a big hurry to change it. sweet ride. drive it.
  6. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,092

    from Berry, AL

    Nice! That V8-60 looks tiny in there!
  7. kursplat
    Joined: Apr 22, 2013
    Posts: 295


    oh that is just too cool. planning to keep it stockish?
  8. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    from NC

    Loving it just the way it is!
  9. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,269


    :D Nice score.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  10. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,431


    Josh, Great score. It looks nicer than what you described last week. You keep buying them and you will have a different cruiser for every night of the week next year.
  11. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,019

    from Tampa, FL

    Congrats! My first build was a Fordor 37 slantback with a V8/60. In stock form it looked a lot like your car. But it was very slow (55mph max for mine) and had terrible mech brakes. No way to go thru life. Sell the engine to a vintage midget racer or build a little speedster around it. I think of all the swoopy mid-30's Fords they are the most beautiful. Too bad Ford dropped the 3W that year. Have fun, Gary
  12. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,771


    I saw it on maybe Wed., didn't realise it was part of Skidmarks stash. You did good, nice car.
  13. Nice car! Good luck with it!
  14. K00L
    That goes against the old sayin
    "Never buy a car in the rain"
  15. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Very cool fine.. I agree, stock old Fords are getting harder to find which makes this one all the more "COOL"...
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,404


    Nice find! Now you can spend the winter checking all the parts that differ on a V8-60. Bob
  17. Looks straight and solid. Hard to find one with good floors, and yours look solid. The 60 was not a bad engine, only thing wrong with it was that they put it in vehicles that were too heavy for the engine. Simcas (French Fords) used them up to about '59. They can turn as high or higher RPMs than the 85 HP flathead, and they would fly in a lightweight sprint car. Ford put them in trucks up to 1 ton. Never saw a 60 HP 1 ton, but they did make them. Railway Express Agency had a lot of 60 HP panel trucks.
  18. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,542


    Great car! And when the engine wears out, you can rebuild it at the kitchen table!
  19. Great looking car,,,congratulations. HRP
  20. Leakie
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 264


    Sweet ride.
  21. 1lucky1
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,230

    from Morgan NJ

    Nice find,Enjoy it, Lucky
  22. joburnsjo
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 101


    It made it to my house under it own power looks great
  23. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123


    I think she went to a good home!!
  24. and a hump back ta boot! I'm not an antiquer either, but that car is cool, just like it is.
  25. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    I love these tudor's. I was actually looking for a slantback when I found mine..I would say thats an awesome score!
  26. fatkoop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 712


    Today at the Golden, Co. cruise, there was a beautiful black '38 or '39 coupe V8-60 with a columbia rear. Very stock (restored) looking to me, stock heads, intake, chassis, etc. The owner told me he's owned it about 40 years and he's driven it to and from both East and West coasts and Canada and plans a trip soon to Mexico so he will have all 4 US borders under his belt.

    He said it runs it all day at about 60-65 on the road.
  27. rer_239
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 190


    nice! i dig '37s
  28. 69z
    Joined: Oct 5, 2013
    Posts: 75


    Awesome find!
  29. mramc1
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 418


    Damn, I didn't imagine this kind of response! Thanks for all the thumbs up. I plan on driving the wheels off it, mechanical brakes and all!
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013
  30. mechanic58
    Joined: Mar 21, 2010
    Posts: 681


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