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Old 06-13-2019, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default 10 years a roadster!

Check out this shot of a hard used roadster from SHORPY.

https://www.shorpy.com/node/24849?si...iginal#caption
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:49 AM   #2
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If that's period-correctness, I feel guilt-free for doing full-on restoration.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:20 AM   #3
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I had one like it in High School. Painted it red with blue fenders, then yellow with black fenders, then silver all over using aluminum paint. All done with a brush. Put an old V-8 60 in it. Went to college and my Dad sold it, or gave it away to get it out of the yard. Damn that was fun!!!
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Hey Jack,

A flathead V-8 in a Model A, sounds like you were a "hot Rodder" in your day. When did you get "religion" and start working on 4 bangers?

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Old 06-13-2019, 07:29 PM   #5
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No, just being a kid. My buddy and I decided to swap our engines. My put my A engine in his ‘46 ford and his engine I’n my A. I don’t know why.
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The classic saying "Rode hard and put up wet" ...


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Old 06-14-2019, 08:22 AM   #7
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What a great picture. All things considered it looks better than a lot of period shots I've seen with crumpled fenders, missing tops etc.


Jack, how'd that V-8 60 do in the A? Of more interest might be how the '46 did with the 4 cylinder?
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:28 AM   #8
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Imagine kids of today doing the engine swap that Jackson describes. Not happening! Kids today (i'm generalizing I know) can't even handle a crescent wrench. Sad , really.
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In the A, it was smooth, but not much power.
The '46 would move but I don't know what happened to it. The A engine stayed in it. By this time, I had a '40 Ford and was off to school. The back yard adventures stopped about then.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:12 AM   #10
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NOT necessarily true. I have young friends and grandsons who do EXACTLY the type of things being discussed here. Not all kids spend there time on their Iphones.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:16 AM   #11
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Come to think of it, all kids did not do those things when I was young. In the early fifties when I was in high school, I worked and chased a girl or two, didn't have time or money for cars. Drove my dad's, BUT "DON'T leave it empty". Saved enough to buy a 4 year old 1951 Chevy BelAir hardtop when I started college. Sure wish I still had it. (even though it was a Chevy)
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That was a 10 year old car when the picture was taken.

A 10 year old car today is a 2009 which is newer than both my daily drivers.

Pretty cool. Thanks for posting.
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