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The whole story of my 1936 Ford 3 window coupe "barn Find" and how I am preserving it

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by INLAW MODEL A, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. chrome
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
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    chrome
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    from melbourne

    Man thats a cool story, looking good mate.
     
  2. wow i just read through that. That is an amazing story, and an amazing car.
     
  3. So I finally got a chance to work on the car again. I am putting the brake drums back on. I can't for the life of me figure out why the front brakes were greased. Any idea? The drums still have the turning tool marking in them. Possibly for long term storage?

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  4. Tnomoldw
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    :)I read a hamb article yesterday, a very smart man wrote riveted grease soaked brake linings can be saved by boiling them in a big pot of water and skimming off the floating grease , cook till water is clear, sounds good to me.:cool::cool::D
     
  5. WOW....just read this whole thread, what a great story, looks like the ol'36 has a great new home!
    HAVE FUN WITH HER!
     
  6. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    This thread rules.. Love that car. Love that you're doing exactly what I would have done too.
     
  7. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
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    Jersey Joe 67
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    from J Town

    That sure is a beautiful 36!
    I'm going to pick up my 36 on sunday out in PA. The car is a true survivor, original PA car, from what i'm told.
    Good luck with yours, i'm excited to see how she comes out.
     
  8. chevy54man
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    from NC

    This is an awesome story and glad you got this car. You sound like a good man and the world sure needs more folks like you. Best to you and yours!
     
  9. rideordie
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    rideordie
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    from Oregon

    Great story fun to read!
     
  10. bigvinny
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  11. biscaynes
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    wow, so cool! sounds like it's in good hands, congrats!
     
  12. wizzard23
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    Enjoying this thread, thanks so much.
     
  13. It has been a while since I posted about the 36 because I have not had any time to work on it much in the last 2 months. Just a little bit here and there. Here is 2 pictures of some of the cool pieces on the car.


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    Here is the tarp stuck to the body, go gone won't touch it.

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    I had the chance to buy these Edmunds parts and who know if I will use them, but they wont spoil.

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  14. I measured the old airplane shocks on the front of the car and looked in the Monroe book and found these that were close to the same size.

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    I replaced all the yokes and clevis pins on the brakes. This is the rear clevis pin on the center bar:

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    I thought I had a after picture on this heater hose fitting but I can't find it. It cleaned up like new.

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    I did not have the wire looms but found this set-up in a junk yard this summer before I had the 36. Glad I grabbed it.

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    New and old hoses:

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    Making progress, new plug wires installed.

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    I looked all over for the correct size belt. No stores in town had them. I found this one new at my dad's shop in our belt stash. Should have looked there first. The old one is red rubber. I bought the belt sizer at the swap at Back To The 50's. Handy tool to have around.

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    The original front bumper is pretty rough. I got this with my load of parts in the very first post. It cleaned up ok with some steel wool. I like the grille guard. It must be a Warshawski accessory.

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    Here is how the engine looks now. I just cleaned up the wiring and made some copper fuel lines. I was trying to make it look neat and tidy and period. I straightened the choke and throttle rods and installed new grommets on them.

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    The windshield wipers did not work mainly because the hose was broke. I took down the header panel to find this:

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    I sucked out all the mouse carcases and nest and ran a new vacuum hose and the wiper works! I pressure washed the header and put it back in.

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    The rear window channel was gone and the window just rattled around. My old buddy Willie picked me up a new channel and I installed it. I am not sure why the inner panel was brush painted yellow. Willie also cut me a new drivers door glass because the original was cracked from a bb gun. I am sure nobody did it. ;) He came over and helped me install it Saturday. I forgot to get his picture.

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  15. I had a few ask what I did with the tires. The tires were new in 1965. The tread was great and they all held air. The bad thing is that they were egg shaped and a little rotten.

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    I bought a very used set of Coker Classic and installed them Friday. I could not justify the $800 or so price tag just yet. The Cokers match the look of the car and drive decent for being worn. I am happy.
    I spent Saturday buttoning things up to take it on a test drive. Willie was over helping install some glass he cut. I got it out and picked up my buddy Dave. I let him drive me around. It ran and drove great. After sitting and idling it got warm and pretty soon would not run. I spent a few hours messing with it only to discover the coil is bad. I put the coil on from my Model A truck and took it out again. Skip will be getting it in the mail this week to rebuild it. I was stranded about a 1/2 mile from home because the car would not stay running. After pulling it back home with the helo of my wife I got it back in the garage. I figured out that the fuel line in the tank was plugged. I had flushed the tank last fall but it must still be full of crud. I ordered a new one from Bob Drake.

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> So in the last few months I fixed or replaced the following:
    front axle i.e. king pins, spring bushings, repacked wheel bearing front and back
    fixed exhaust leak
    turned armatures in generator and starter
    removed all battery cables and cleaned and greased connections, replaced lugs
    new yokes and clevis pins on brakes
    patched wiring harness, everything now works!
    new radiator & heater hoses
    new belt
    plugs and wires
    replaced old tires with old tires
    drivers door glass replaced
    rear window channel
    wiper vacuum hose
    and I still need to replace the gas tank, new brake shoe linings, rebuild ignition coil, door and trunk rubber, floor mat, and wiper blade.
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  16. Tnomoldw
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    :)The original color was Yellow.I surprised more does not show through.:)
     
  17. Here are a few pictures from my drive Saturday. The Cokers are on it here.

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  18. Tnomoldw
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
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    :)I looks like it should have a fox tail on the antenna:D
     
  19. 60'coupe
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
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    60'coupe
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    I love this thread, great job !
     
  20. what a great read ... congrats!
     
  21. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
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    Awesome story, awesome car. Great job keeping it as is and enjoying it. What a cool car.
     
  22. I think it is so cool that you cleaned it up, fixed what was broken and going to drive it as is. So many are made into tail draggers (don't get me wrong those are sure cool) but this one just looks great! I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for the read. You did good!
     
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  23. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    from Kansas

    I haven't checked on your thread in a while but this is almost unreal!! Too cool on all levels and looks like you've got her ready just in time for the upcoming season! Have fun as I'm sure you will!!!
     
  24. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    Amazing. Very, very cool. You're doing the right thing with this car.
     
  25. bb1970
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
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    Great story!! I'm jealous!!
     
  26. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
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    Thanks for the update mate
    Cheers Darren
     
  27. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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    awesome find!
     
  28. Tnomoldw
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
    Posts: 1,563

    Tnomoldw
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    :)It's become a legend!:D:cool: Did you not wake up this morning thinking this was another opportunity to mess up some bad guy's day? I did. : U.S.Marshal Raylan Givens
     
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  29. After the problems I had a few weeks ago driving the car, I decided to pull the gas tank. I was constantly getting rust in the fuel filter and sediment bowl. I figured it would never end. I bought a new tank from Bob Drake. I dropped the old one and I was amazed at the crud inside.

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    Apparently I was not the first person in the gas tank. I would assume the bottle corks were not factory installed :D

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    Here is the new tank in it's place for a test fit. It is a match to the original.

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    My buddy Willie said I had to remove the fender to get the filer neck out. I did not want to disturb the fender so I cut the filler and used a 2.25" id hose as a coupler. I brazed the ends so it could not leak between the filler neck and the nut.

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    I also ran new 1/4" steel line. I matched it up to the original as best as I could.

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    Do you remember that the front brakes were greased? Well the car stopped worse as the brakes heated up so I bought new woven linings from Mac's and borrowed Willies rivet tool to install them:

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    They turned out great. I cleaned and primed the shoes and lubed the rollers. The brakes work very well now.
     
  30. Tnomoldw
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
    Posts: 1,563

    Tnomoldw
    Member

    :)Wahoo ! :DGreat going , Fuel tank looked like a septic tank, how many gallon ? and the cost ,? people on HAMB are always replacing tank in hot rods,:eek:
     

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