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Hot Rods The car I've been looking for my entire life! Well, 20+ years anyway. 1939 Deluxe Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mctim64, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. It's the stock mount with a different coil. When it goes in the car I will use the coil, dizzy and wires that are on the old engine.
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  2. Yes, the oil filter was made to work like the original, just bleed a little oil off and dump back into the pan. I have modified it by removing all restrictions and adding bigger lines to flow more oil so now it is the 3/4 flow type filter.
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  3. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,327

    from nor cal

    ZZZZZOWIE...that is gorgeous.
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  4. Absolutely beautiful car, and your planned upgrades only make it better. Enjoy your new car.
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  5. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 689


    My favorite Ford- I owned one for 24 years- sold it in 2000-
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  6. Full video of engine run-in.
  7. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,705


    Congrats on your beautiful '39.
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  8. I haven't kept up with this thread but just so you know the new engine is in the car and running good. There is also a fresh Paul Jennings 39 box behind it and it shifts very smooth. 20210915_100242.jpg 20210915_100245.jpg 20210915_112844.jpg 20210915_112848.jpg 20210915_150937.jpg 20210915_173304.jpg 20210916_135754.jpg

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  9. This all happened a while ago and I already have better than 250 miles on the engine. Yesterday we decided to run it a bit harder, performs very well. Disregard the complaints from the old 39 box, I assure you that it shifts very nice when treated with respect. ;)

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  10. I don't want to sidetrack Tim's excellent thread, but he may just be the guy too answer this...
    I've never had a flathead so I am not too familiar with them, but... I've always been impressed with how quickly they start: sounds like about a 1/4 turn and they're running. What makes them fire up so easily? It can't be a 'super tune, because I'm so good with finessing these things' (no offense to those of you that think that) because even my buddies in high school had flatties that fired up like that, and we weren't engine wizards by any means! Do they have a hotter ignition system than other engines of the era, or ???
  11. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,475


    Great looking car is the paint code and name known? Bob
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  12. I think it all comes down to a good tune and set up. This car fires so quickly hot or cold but my Merc is a hard hot start. May be the 6v vs. 12v but I hate to say it because I have several 6v cars that do just fine. I don't think that going 12v is an "upgrade", just a change.

    6 volt guys, rock on! :D
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  13. Sorry, I don't know it. I like it a lot though.
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  14. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,218


    They usually have low compression. My 1978 454 fires right up, I barely hear the starter. It's 9:1 compression. One thing all this pollution stuff taught us was you don't need a lot of compression to make a strong and fast street engine. It took me a few years to get used to putting 87 octane in this 454 but it runs so much stronger with the low octane. My initial is 22 and the mechanical 14 all in by 2500, no vacuum advance..
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  15. Just a few shots we did with Kyra a while back. I promised some photos with my "cheer leaders" ;)
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  16. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,911


    Beautiful car!! And it sounds awesome.
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  17. Nice road trip in the 39 today. 300 mile round trip to Onyx to celebrate the "Cam Father's" 101st birthday. Good to see him again, sharp as a tack as always. The old Flathead in the 39 performed flawlessly over 6000' and over 70 mph coming home on highway 99. Great day for sure! :)
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  18. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 14,287

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    So darn Beautiful Tim.... Now I like flattys!
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  19. joel
    Joined: Oct 10, 2009
    Posts: 2,251


    Have you added the Columbia yet? Beautiful car!
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  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,475


    Thank you for taking the time to show us a bit of America we haven't had a chance to see. Bob
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  21. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,908

    1. 1940 Ford

    Great photos,:D
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  22. toolz
    Joined: Dec 4, 2010
    Posts: 44


    Love your roadtrip pix - thanks!
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  23. My pleasure, High desert California has a beauty all it's own.
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  24. Not yet, but after this trip it may happen soon. It's a great car to drive on a long trip but revs a bit high over 65. I love driving it though.
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  25. Those are really neat cars, and that's a stellar example. Sheesh
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  26. Proof that wide whites work with wide fives. The car is looking perfect!
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