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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By the cooch
Re: 1937 original picup demise

Not to be a smart @$$, but there's plenty of unfinished, and new, whole streetrod chassis out there to grab and drop the body on. For possibly less money than adding a clip to the front and all new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,043
Posted By the cooch
Re: 51 merc needs a little speed up

I feel like you're floating a golden raft in a sea of turds. If you got your car up to 70 then someone doing 80 would be pissed. People trying to cut 5 minutes off a twenty minute trip will never be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,853
Posted By the cooch
Re: 35-37 pickups. Why so many black fenders?

It's true! The Cooch's carpet matches the drapes, know what I'm sayin'? Can't tell in that photo, but under the three coats of house paint are in fact body colored front fenders. The trucks original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,979
Posted By the cooch
Re: Location of members?

I don't mind describing a vague location on a forum, but printing the Early V8 club roster showing the street address and kind of vehicles a person has there is an unsafe practice these days. Make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 34,314
Posted By the cooch
Re: picked up a 1935 pickup project

Restored window regulator is awesome! That's digging deep and coming up gold right there- no such thing as "free time". Great whole car build thread, love the blurry line between "repaired" and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,100
Posted By the cooch
Re: The finished package

Don't let my old' lady find out it takes 18 yrs sometimes! She's on my case after three and a half! Car looks fantastic- every minute of that long process has paid off! Except that one minute, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,571
Posted By the cooch
Re: NY Times on the demise of the automotive cult

People like to commute in their own cars because there's an instinct at work. It tells us that the transportation of bodies in large groups, without individualism or personality is for livestock, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By the cooch
Re: UltraSonic cleaner mix ?

I use Simple green, white vinegar, and ammonia in varying amounts depending on type of gunk. Start with more simple green, changing out the water to more and more vinegar or ammonia as parts loose...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,200
Posted By the cooch
Re: here we go again... does anyone make 3 7/8

Gentlemen, thanks for your attentn to the Ford Barn, really helpful and enjoyable for guys that dont get out much.The 3 7/8 cranks seems like a fantastic archeological exercise to me! No offense to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,699
Posted By the cooch
Re: Model a----a simple car

Ok, now that's useful! You older fellows have a responsibility to make sure the next generation knows all of those practical jokes too!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-05-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By the cooch
Re: Swap Meet, Alameda, CA October 24th

That was a proper little swap meet! I was in town from way out in Colorado and made a point to go. Cool location at the naval museum, great weather all day and really nice vendors with way more car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,107
Posted By the cooch
Re: Vapor Lock Quick Recovery Tool

Weed is still illegal in SLC....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,912
Posted By the cooch
Re: Bubbas hot rods ignitions

I've never even purchased anything from the guy but he helped me troubleshoot a distributor he had built years earlier for someone else, over the phone, after looking at emailed photos the same day I...
Forum: Early V8 05-05-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By the cooch
35-36 pickup inner fenders

Looking for inner fenders, both sides, for 36 pickup. Damaged pieces ok. Thanks! -Chris
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,508
Posted By the cooch
Re: two carb setup

Too cold up there Ralph! A little heat helps the fuel lines bend. I put the little guys in the oven for a few last time. Torch is overkill and would make thin spots, i think, but I get easier, better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,785
Posted By the cooch
Re: 1934 5 Window Value ???

Hate to say it but I imagine most folks who could/would afford the cost of one of those would prefer to drop the bod and fenders on new, modern running gear. It may be slower but more profitable to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,141
Posted By the cooch
Re: Looking for a cariature ~~

Perhaps a version of the "Western Exterminator" about to smash an "ALS"? A little more hotrod-esqe, as it was kinda known to have been drawn by VonDutch's dad, and kind of filtered into the Kustom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,064
Posted By the cooch
Re: 35 pickup body repairs

Scott- Congrats on all the progress on your truck! Question- seems like the section of original bed that holds onto the bed bolts could continue to get kind of sloppy under a fascade like that, as on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,483
Posted By the cooch
Re: Still sober

Congrats and good luck!
Now if someone could just help me with this old Ford problem I seem to have. Out in the dirty driveway all day, up in the filthy garage all night. Always late for work,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,488
Posted By the cooch
Re: Renewed my membership

Making a useful informative thread out of your momentary lapse of attention, adding insight to The Barn was a righteous move. You could have gone your whole life telling no one, right? Dumb@$$ club's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,722
Posted By the cooch
Re: A few old pictures to enjoy

Wowwwww! That early slide film is soooo rich! Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,648
Posted By the cooch
Re: Happy 79th birthday to walt dupont

Happy Birthday, Sir! Thanks for all the conscientious attention to the Barn! Hope you have many more!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,099
Posted By the cooch
Re: How to decide when to throw in the towel?

Very common scenario-I'm coming to find out. Some of these dudes will blast you for this, some will be supportive, some will try to buy your shit right now! I'm super busy too and keep a lot of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,324
Posted By the cooch
Re: blue dot tail lights

I was under the impression ( from what those dastardly old hotorodders told me) is that those were first popularized by the cars that no one could "come up on" from behind and drivers who did not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 90,857
Posted By the cooch
Re: Fordbarn Average Age

Flatheads are my mid life crisis-started 10 years ago though, so I'm a baby around here. 43 last month....
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