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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Thank you sir. It has a Posies spring front and rear, and a dropped axle from Nostalgia Sid in Oklahoma. He heat drops original axles. It also has Pete and Jakes Tube shocks in the front and tube shocks in the rear.

    The tires in the front are 600-16s. They are pretty big so I had to put an extra leaf in the front spring (from a spare spring I had laying around) to raise it back up so the tires would clear the fenders in turning. To be perfect I think it needs 550-16s and that leaf I put in taken out to drop it back down another 1/2". But these tires are good and new tires are expensive so I'm going to run it like this until these wear out. Tires in the rear are 750-16s.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I was planning on sending a spare axle off to Sid to get that out of the way. Was contemplating using original springs with reversed eye lower instead of going with new. I have too many original springs laying around.
     
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  4. An original spring will work just fine with a reversed main leaf and a few leaves removed. I don't know off hand how many leaves need removing, might have to experiment or ask someone who has done it to get the stance dialed in.
     
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    I made room in my shop to park the 40 next to my project 48 convertible so I can fix a few things and give her an attitude adjustment over the winter. I don’t like undergoing 2 projects at once but I’m making an exception cause this 40 needs some love to make it more roadworthy for longer rides.

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    Have done a few--usually end up with 8 leaves--just did one
     
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    Put away at a heated storage place for the Winter. They always look better under fluorescent light. 29552970-ce13-4cb6-b46c-adf20015386d.JPG
     
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  11. '40s are kind of like Viagra, aren't they? If not, you'd better see your doctor!!
     
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  15. The pickup got in the Sedalia newspaper from the 2021 Sedalia Christmas Parade.
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    My co-pilot from the trip to Bonneville Speed-week this past August just sent me a few shots from our trip. I thought I would share here since I check this thread on a regular basis and perhaps don't contribute enough. As mentioned in this thread before, we did over 4000 miles in 12 days on my untested '40 coupe. What a great trip! The road shots were taken from 'Axle34's 1932 Ford coupe. We both drove out with the Rolling Bones but returned to Michigan with just his 32 and my 40. The images with buildings in the background are from the Wendover Airfield which is adjacent to the Salt Flats. The air field is actually where the Enola Gay was stationed and practiced during WW2. If you have not made the pilgrimage out to Speedweek, you have to put it on your list.

    This winter the coupe will get it's hood installed along with a better grille that I have. I have a host of other little things to do that I did not have time for before the big trip as well. The primer from 1963, which was shot over the original black paint, will be staying, at least for a while. I look forward to more adventures with the coupe next summer. Man these cars are fun! road home 2021.jpg Salt 2021.jpg MZ5_0133-HDR.jpg MZ5_0121-HDR.jpg MZ5_1109.jpg MZ5_1100.jpg
     
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    40 converts look so damn good with the top DOWN.;):D
     
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    Agreed..top up, not so much.
     
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    Are these American TTO's? Which sizes?

    Yes Crusty Chevy, American Racing Torque Thrust. 15"x5" front (with 155/80R15) and 15"x7" rear (with 235/70R15).

    They would look good on your coupe and it is hard to beat the price! Good luck with your build and contact me if there is ever any info or other ways I could help.
     
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    I'll take a risk here and hope the mods don't delete this because I think some of you might like it. It is a 40 ford Trailer .I think it has been around for awhile. I think a guy named Don Pennington either made or had it made in conjunction with Dee Wescott. I believe Don lived in Vancouver Washington area and was well know for automotive art work.If any of you has any more information about Don or the trailer please let me know. What am I going to do with it? Well I think it might look pretty good behind one of my 39's. I may have to change out the tail lights though. It does have some road rash so it obviously was used a lot in the past. So I will need to freshen up with a little body work and some paint.
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    Cool trailer.....I'd like to have bumpers like that on my '40.
     
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    Just bought this a couple weeks ago! Right before 1st snow. 100_4433.JPG
     
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    I would imagine you would have to custom bend the 3 rib bumper to get that shape but they are still available from Brizz. See address below.

    brizz bumpers https://www.brizbumpers.com/
     
  28. Please, no.
     

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