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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 12:48 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 02:32 AM
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Views: 359
Posted By Mikko_
Re: 1953 Ford car wiring

Thank you for the great answers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:28 PM
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Views: 359
Posted By Mikko_
1953 Ford car wiring

I'm going to need to replace the headlight wiring on my '53 Customline but can't find any stock looking replacement harnesses.

Does anyone here know if the headlight wiring on a '51 Shoebox is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Rear brakes all done and bled, still need to bleed the front brakes.

Put the rear wheels back on and let the car down on the ground.
Looking good in the garage atleast, we'll see how it looks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Swapped the brake shoes so I got the one with the longer lining towards the rear of the car, adjusted the brakes and then down on the ground to have a look with the wheels.

Looks like it's been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Absolutely not, looked at the photo of the old ones and the rear is longer.

Thanks for the heads up, I just assumed they were all the same without looking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 10:26 AM
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Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Brakes all done on the front, just waiting for a new outer wheel bearing for the left side.

Also got the front wheels painted, put on some new Firestone's and did a testfit on the car along with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I have all new parts for the brakes, including the rear hose.

Thanks for the confirmation regarding the manifold.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Thanks for the suggestions on cars to buy but I already have a '53 Customline now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 10:39 AM
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Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I was born in Sweden and have lived here my whole life.
Mikko is actually a finnish name and the reason for that is because both my parents are from Finland, so I can actually speak some finnish too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Going to start with rebuilding the brakes.
Picture of the front before tear down.
Hose and cylinder will be replaced with new stuff.

Also found a manifold in the trunk which I believe is for use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 03:20 PM
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Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I'm one of those rare young persons that appreciates pretty much all things that are old.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Today the car arrived at my place.
Very happy with it and looking forward to get it drivable again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Makes sense they didn't change the letter when the plant moved.
Thanks for the clarification.

I'm new to these old Fords but like to learn as much as possible.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Any thoughts on the question I had above?


And the car has arrived at the shipping company's storage faciltity, waiting to get loaded into a container and shipped across the Atlantic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I'm trying to decode the VIN of the 1953 Customline and I found out this, but earlier in this thread I was told that the San Jose assembly plant didn't open until 1955?

B = Flathead V8
3 = 1953...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

The car is getting transported by West Coast Shipping, no complaints about it not being driveable.

Old picture of the car, from the late 80's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Yes, it has factory power steering and it's a 2 door sedan, not a coupe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Then it was probably assembled in Richmond.

Anyway to find out for sure where it was assembled?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

The Customline in the pictures is what I bought.
Engine is running, body and frame are solid.

Brakes, cooling system and fuel system is what needs work to make it a driver and that is no problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

According to the seller it came from the San Jose assembly plant.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Well, I ended up buying a 1953 Customline 2-door.
With Fordomatic trans and original power steering.

Can't wait 'til it arrives here in Sweden from sunny California.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

46-48 coupes are on my list of potential cars.
And I just happen to have an engine and trans from a 47 laying around, good to have if needed for spare parts.



Fordors are definetly less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I appreciate the offer but I'm not ready to pull the trigger just yet.
First I need to decide what model I really want before I start throwing money around.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,520
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Nothing more fun than waking up an old car that's been sitting for a few years.
As long as it's not rusted out since I'm not into major rust repairs.
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