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Old 01-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
corn boy
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Default 1946 Ford 2 door sedan

City: Portland
State: or
Price: 7,000


This is an original old Hot Rod. 50s era.

1955 265 Chevy small block in it. This is the first year small block Chevy, sans oil filter mount.
The motor was bolted in using a Hurst front motor mount and a Cragar transmission adapter. I installed new rubber pads on the front mount and a new mount at the transmission.

The motor has a new timing chain, gaskets, clutch, pressure plate and surfaced flywheel. The pressure plate and flywheel were balanced together work done by Ron Lindvig at Lindvig Machine in Medford, OR.
Bubba's Speed shop in Indy, restored the Mallory dual point distributor a few months ago.

At idle 20 psi, at 1,500 RPM about 55 psi oil pressure.
Little bit of valve noise.

It runs an Edelbrock 355 intake with 3 Stromberg 97 carbs. New Stromberg progressive linkage and Stromberg Deluxe rebuild kits in the carbs. New Holley low-pressure fuel pressure regulator.

The exhaust was done 6 months ago, 2" all the way back with Cherry Bombs. Sounds nice.

12V negative ground system.
Fresh rebuilt generator, and a new voltage regulator. Charging system is in good working order. The generator had died but I didn't figure it out until after I replaced the battery and volt. reg.

The main leaves on the springs are Posies with the reverse eye.
The rest of the drivetrain is the original Ford equipment. New shackles and bushings on the front spring, NOS perches spring installed too.

3.78 geared banjo reared. Smooth and quiet, no whining or grinding.

'46 Ford column shift 3 speed transmission which was rebuilt 8 months ago with a NOS main cluster. It retains the stock gearing.

Original Ford shocks, front and rear which still work fine. New linkages.

Original front axle, which was dropped 1.5 inches.

Ford 16" wheels with Firestone 16x6.00" tires up front and 16x7.50" tires in back. Tires are 75-80%. Very good shape, no sidewall scrapes, cuts, etc.

Original old Moon fuel pressure gauge, aftermarket other gauges.

The wiring is a newer job. The blinker switch is there but is not hooked up.
The heater and wipers work fine.

Runs cool in the summer.

The body is really solid. It does have some rust through on the front fenders, visible in the pics, and the left rear fender by the truck lib. The rockers have a couple rust hole on each side. A little rust in the floor of the trunk too. Couple dings in the body, nothing bad. The roof is nice and straight.
The doors are solid, straight, and close nicely with a firm push, not a slam.
All glass is good except the drivers side window is cracked.
One of the rear windows does not roll down, don't remember which one.
I have the bows for the headliner, no inner panels.

It drives great, steers nice and predictably, one handed even, brakes smooth and evenly. Has great acceleration. Cruises 65 mph no problem. Comfortable.

Not sure what else to say.

Open to offers. Possible partial trade for milling machine, 70s Datsun or Toyota, or land/home in OR or NV

thanks, Gary
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Last edited by corn boy; 10-12-2013 at 11:16 PM. Reason: added info, and price drop.
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