Found out about an older gentleman in PA selling some of his stuff and went over to look at parts he had in sheds and barns. Picked up a few nice things and when they opened the garage door to one large shed, I saw this. We were only there for parts, but couldn’t stop thinking about this car. After another visit and a little back and forth, we struck a deal and the car was mine. I couldn’t pick it up for a little while and went to visit it a few times. We pulled it out of the shed, washed it up and pushed it into his big garage until we could come back for it. Tried a few times to get it running with no luck. It was hot rodded a little while ago and has been sitting for most of the past 30 years or so. Trying to find some history on it. Have the full names of the past 2 owners. Pushed out of the shed, but still a little dirty. Getting ready for its first wash in a long time. Cleaned up Have to try out the rumble seat. It is so roomy in there Tucked away until we could come back for it. After a few long weeks, we went back, loaded up and heading home. My garage was full so we had to keep it at my buddies in PA for a little while. Temporary garage space in PA My buddy came down for Thanksgiving and brought the 35 down. Now I can get to work on it in the free time I don't have. Here is what I know: Kentucky insurance sticker in the rear window from 1985. 430 appears to be an area code in Kentucky Titled to a Robert L. Jr from Cheltenham, PA in August of 1987. Title from 87 has mileage at 51,000. Currently reads 52,800. 1800 miles in 29 years if the mileage listed was accurate. Purchased by Frank B. in 18-20 yrs ago. Don’t know the exact date and title was still in Robert’s name. Frank was downsizing his collection and I was able to buy this one. His other cars were much too nice for me and I am so happy I was able to get this one. The story of the 35 I got was he bought the car and they were driving it home. Where I bought it was about 30 mins from Cheltenham. The car died along the way and they put it in a large shed/garage on their property. They may have worked on it a bit here or there, but it wasn’t driven since that day. Frank B has a number of perfectly restored cars so my sense was he was planning to go back to stock with it. I’m glad he left it as it was. After trying multiple times to get it running without tearing into it too far, we got it out of there and pulled the grill and radiator to check the distributor. Turns out the distributor cap was toast. Put in a rebuilt distributor and it fired off. Probably why it quit on them and why it’s been sitting so long. Modifications to the car I have found so far: 59ab flathead with stock intake and heads. Pulled the heads and the block is relieved, bored to 3-3/8”, 4” crank and Isky 1007B cam. Going to pull intake and check lifters next Rear spring bent at the ends to lower it down a bit. Front spring looks flattened out. Steering box mount and column drop slightly modified. Tube shocks front and rear. Stock 35 wires with port-a-walls. Homemade headers with dual exhaust and glasspacks. Exhaust hangs pretty low with homemade exhaust hangers. Trunk switched to rumble seat. No pads on tail light or fenders to get in. Aftermarket tail lights and yellow fog lights on the front. Black vinyl complete interior and rumble seat. Good condition. Original tank was removed and a smaller tank from something else installed. Almost impossible to fill so I am going back to a stock tank. Crazy wiring without fuses and all the same color wire. I am ripping out and starting from scratch. Ordered wiring kit from Sacramento Ford and going to switch to 12V and keep the gauges 6V. All the work on the motor and it still has mechanical brakes. Going to see how well it stops and switch to hydraulic brakes eventually.