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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 36 Penny Coupe, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. jim32
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 569

    1. Hamb & Eggs

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    The fun is in the driving !
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  2. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,730

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I love that sort of book so I just found and ordered a really affordable copy of it.
    I think it’s going to be a really interesting read.

    Through my many years of motorcycle touring through many parts of North America I’ve found the trips I’ve enjoyed the most were ones that were restricted as much as possible to smaller secondary roads. No interstates unless there was no alternative.
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  3. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,834

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    We do , somewhere in Idaho . Summer 2018 IMG_0818.JPG
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  4. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 197


    '41 Hot Rod Pickup FB_IMG_1539475887748.jpg
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  5. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 197


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  6. Straight Axle Guy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2018
    Posts: 28

    Straight Axle Guy

  7. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 1,125


    followed a mate home from a rod run last sunday

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  8. Between my two '40 Fords, they racked up around 20,000 miles last year, mostly doing the mundane task of carting my keister back and forth to work, 45 miles from the house. It's always fun when folks catch me going down the road and snap photos and post them on FB. Here's a few that I recently got tagged in.

    From this evening, coming home from the office in Branson, fighting 45mph wind gusts. Spotted by my buddy Philip.

    A few weeks ago, heading to work in the '40 coupe, spotted by my friend Terrae.

    And probably one of my favorites...My friend, Jamie spotted me, but she couldn't get her phone out in time, so she drew me a quick sketch of what she saw. (This one made me laugh for a while)
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  9. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,364

    anthony myrick
    from al

    According to the tire deterioration thread a lot of guys don’t drive em much
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  10. I didn't post in that thread, but the coupe got new fronts (165/80r15s) for a fresh pair, due to wear, last summer. The rears got swapped 2 weekends ago, with noticeable tread wear and cracking between tread rows. They were installed in 2011, when I was driving the '37 sedan I used to own.

    The '40 stake truck is probably in need of some new kingpins and bushings, as the fronts are wearing on the insides, and will get swapped this summer. It's backs are Firestone Transforce HT 235/85r16 10 plys, and I will run them for as long as they don't show cracking between the treads. They are 2012 tires.
  11. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,364

    anthony myrick
    from al

    Put those same Firestones on the front of my “hot rod” short bus. Got about 17k on em in less than 2 years. So far so good.
  12. Deescott
    Joined: Mar 1, 2017
    Posts: 202


    Daily. And to the drags and back. BD4578B0-5369-4E9F-810D-EA66724DDFE6.jpeg 88C0FC0B-BEEA-4E76-B181-C3E91ED85B93.jpeg BA1E5F0F-56DF-4821-9947-6F504BDE899A.jpeg 08508D37-6A10-4598-A9C6-A36FEC2E75C7.jpeg 8921CC36-23E5-43BF-B691-061FCB49C596.jpeg 08508D37-6A10-4598-A9C6-A36FEC2E75C7.jpeg 93EA8054-5181-49A0-A641-1E515E5AB17F.jpeg 8EC0BA94-9E11-42A2-9ED2-3D5A786C03A9.jpeg EDA738CA-FB8B-4E41-A157-528A3F1B014E.jpeg

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  13. droplord49
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,678

    from Bryan, Tx

    As much as possible...... IMG_1299.JPG
  14. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 815

    from Indiana

    In September we took the model T to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan from central Indiana. 4 days and 1500 miles. Great trip. No problems. Secondary roads along the lake shore all the way North. Interstates going South. That little T will run right along with that 75 MPH Michigan traffic. But it's like pushing a sheet of plywood down the road. Not good mileage. IMG_0108.JPG
  15. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
    Posts: 232


    Well,after 40 yrs. of owning multiple 55-57 chevys,1corvette,35 ford cpe.,37 Chevy cpe.,and never finishing them and in a lot of cases ,never starting them. It hit me, I want to drive the 57 Chevy I bought in November 2018. I plan on a traditional “60’s style build. I have followed the HAMB for years but just joined in Feb,2019. Inspiration from this site has rejuvenated the desire for this finish this one. So I intend to be who is driving.
  16. jim32
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 569

    1. Hamb & Eggs

    From one 70 something to an other, good decision! Don't worry about all the details, there will be time for that after you get it running, and you drive it. After you drive it for a wile your list of details may change. I know some people finished a car to completion only to find that it was not fun to drive and 5 or 6 years later the completed car sits in their garage with less than 200 miles on it.
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  17. Greasyman
    Joined: Oct 23, 2010
    Posts: 139


    My 23 T bucket pretty much sits in the garage. It seems I'm always working on it, it's 95% work and 5% drive. That's ok though, I like twisting wrenches and that car is so easy to work on, it's like a mini bike. Coming up soon are replacing a broken rear shock, a new shifter, and manual shift kit.
    I don't mind that I don't drive it very often, because that means that when I do it's a special occasion, and I really enjoy it and don't take it for granted. I did drive it a short distance a couple of times last week.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
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  18. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 956


  19. johnneilson
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 932


    Saturday morning coffee meet IMG_5792.JPG
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  20. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 464


    I use mine lightly and love going to Church in it. I'm reminded of the days when I would day dream of what I was going to do to my car after church. The car I was daydreaming about was a 1966 Huffy Drag Bike with a special Shimano five speed transmission....

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  21. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 200

    from NJ

    I have been driving my mildly customized Avanti for 32 years now. I just love it. I get into the 55 which was inside out when I got it. I think to myself this thing drives great these cars put the fun back into driving. Unfortunately North Jersey has the worst roads for calcium chloride, salt, potholes so nothing goes out between November to March. I am now chomping at the bit to go for a ride
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  22. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,354

    Bandit Billy

    Had one like it myself, with a red wall rear slick. I still have red lines to this day for my 442, thanks to that bike. :cool:
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  23. Hi HAMB folks:

    I am the odd duck on here for sure...I really enjoy working on them...they keep me busy at far as driving them goes...never been a fan...too slow...wont turn...rides like a hay always have to let the traffic pass by on the way to where I am going...terrible on gas mileage too...I will continue to work on them but once they are done...we send them to their next caretaker...

    I think growing up riding around in (now vintage) Mercedes Benzs really spoiled me when it came to driving older vehicles...

    My Hero on here F&J who I got to meet last December...he drives a 32 Ford every day...

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
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  24. I've been drive the '50 Coupe and Brenda's wagon as often as possible this year but I am getting antsy wanting to get back behind the wheel of my old beater, I took the sedan to Dave's Shop for a interior December 31 and he's trash on his days off trying to get me back on the road by the Nat's South in Knoxville, Tenn the first of May. HRP
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  25. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,177


    Hi Mike. Before anyone thinks I went to upstate NY in the 32...I did not. My son bought a Buick powered 1948 Willys from Mike, and my son & I took his truck & trailer up to bring it back.

    I don't drive it every single day, but it's out a lot. A couple afternoons ago I went to the dam to get in a better mindset with old age issues and the crappy weather. Well, hamber Slim Tempo was coming back to his home across the river(in the Rambler wagon) , saw me and pulled in to chat, and then made a video. I thought I'd get to post it showing the 32 running but he must have had problems uplinking it to YouTube.
  26. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 2,961

    sloppy jalopies

    Kid, Dana, next door got a 20" banana bike... chrome frame, 5 speed, cheater slick...
    our yard was in the shade … snow lasted till June…
    he would come over and do "snowouts" up the back lawn... pretty cool...
    my first parts purchase was a $5.95 banana seat from Western Auto in Damarascotta, ME... 1967
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  27. Jeffrey B Booth
    Joined: Mar 10, 2019
    Posts: 6

    Jeffrey B Booth

  28. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,851


  29. The coupe looks good and I really like the guys sense of humor with the Tonka pickup. :) HRP

  30. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 464


    ^ That 63 Chevy is such a nice looking car!!^ They always grab my attention!
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