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Features I bought my 4 year old son his first Car last night ( a Henry J )

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piston Farmer, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,013

    von zipper

    Just look at that smile on his face!
  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,002

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    In 1968,I help my buddy BOB put a 283 in his"J".
    The stock 6 was really pretty hot "J" red seal contenial 6cly had a lot power for the "J" lite body vs the 4 cly that was also in some"J"s.
    If the 6 was a good runner,it'd be good to use tell ya got v8 in great shape ect.

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  3. ^ The 6 is stuck, im gonna dunk it in a barrel of molasses till spring and see if i can save it for something in the future but i already have a really nice 283 to go in the HenryJ.
  4. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,561

    ems customer service

    great!! it is important to get the young ones involved early, i always take my 2 girls to al the car shows i can
  5. choppwatchagot
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 166


    This is awesome!!!! I also just bought my 4 years old son his first car a 49 ford tudor! He doesn't know its his yet but it will happen soon.
    rodbiz likes this.
  6. That is excellent, you are a good dad!!
  7. Trix Saum
    Joined: Aug 16, 2009
    Posts: 28

    Trix Saum

    Did I meet you at Chop Tops with Henry James?
  8. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,585


    Sweet. Your son is a lucky kid. Just think of the many hours you and he are going to spend either bonding or arguing. My son and I did the latter. He still thinks his old man doesn't know crap.

  9. Nope, sorry not us.
  10. noclubjoe
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 639


    man thats too cool, we need more young gearheads to keep this hobby alive!

    thank you!
  11. That smile couldn't get any bigger. Super cool.
  12. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    thats great. very lucky grandson has loved mustangs since he could say mustang. he has been able to pick out every year mustang since he was about 3, well last yr a bought a ot mustang(68) to flip. good car. great shape. well he sees it and falls in love .i ask him if he wants it YES. so i give it to him thinking he just forget about it a short while. WRONG. now hes tell me what color he wants it so it looks good when he drives it to school. he just turned 5 a few days
  13. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,037


    will you adopt me please..........
  14. deadgearhead
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 315

    from Washington

    Is he gonna build a gasser out of it? :p
  15. Trix Saum
    Joined: Aug 16, 2009
    Posts: 28

    Trix Saum

    I met a lovely little boy (also Henry James) with his father and grandfather when I was with my '51 this summer in KC. He was looking for a '51 for his son as well. Looks like it is all there! Great find!
  16. Today the flathead 6 went into a Molasses bath for a couple months, we will see how well it disolves the rust! My son loves the movie Who framed Roger Rabbit, so the drum of mollases shall from here on out be called " The Dip". It just barely fit in that thing.

    The head is loose so the Dip can reach the cylinders, valves, ect...


    We pulled the oil pan


    Tight Squeeze but it fit


    5 gallons of Molasses


    mix with water and you get The Dip


    Alot of work for something we have no plans on useing anytime in the foreseeable future.
  17. Ive never used a molasses dip, I've only read about it. I hope you post some after photos when you pull it in a few months.
  18. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,127


    Tubs are for taking baths. My friend Tammy in K.C. has a Henry J that isn't being done gasser style, will she be in trouble for being so inclined? I love em however they are done, good luck with the car. ~sololobo~
  19. boy it looks like those rear wheel wells are just ACHING to be cut! good luck
  20. henry's57bbwagon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
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  21. drcliff
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 9


    Well played. I bought my newborn son a 49 Buick Straight 8 motor. My wife hasn't quite caught on yet, either!

  22. Not much progress as of yet, I pulled the fuel line from the engine compartment to under the body. and talk about some old gas, this thing was last registered in 68. and im not sure it ran much after that, but hard to belivie there is still fuel in the line.
  23. Mr.Dickies
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
    Posts: 664


    Congrats!!! I bought my son a 52 HJ before he was born.It's not going to be a gasser either just a mild Kustom.
  24. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,311


    really cool I want more info on the dip!
  25. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    That is freaking awesome.
  26. So we can get a jaguar from my uncle for a couple hundred bucks, we might see about putting IRS under the J
  27. Update on "The Dip", It was a month yesterday since we dropped the engine in and i thought we would check on the progress. the easiest thing to be able to tell was to reach in and pull the fan out. And well the pictures speaks for itself! the little bit of black you see in the photo is all thats left of the original paint and the rust is gone off of it. We are still going to let the rest of it sit in the dip awhile longer.


    all that was done was a simple hose off of the fan after pulling it out.
  28. The Continental
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 363

    The Continental
    from Texas

    Nobody is going to get upset if you admit your son was named after the Henry J car. Your other son's middle name isn't Hornet is it? Either way you have to get him a Hudson now.
  29. acj
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 32


    That's just to cool,you an your son are lucky.... keep us posted.
  30. Hemi j
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
    Posts: 389

    Hemi j
    from Colorado

    I hope he grows to love it as much I love mine!!

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