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Old 06-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default 1937 Cabriolet with walls of white

After building the dual exhaust and adding white walls it was a pleasure to back it out of the garage. The old exhaust was hitting the frame resulting in some vibrations. All that is gone and a smooth running flathead with some heavenly tunes emanating from the shiny stainless tips greeted me this morning.

Some folks opted against whitewalls but…hey, this is MY car and I do whatever I want. The radial tires makes the car ride very smooth and ruts in the road are no longer a challenge.

All in all, the car is very tight and a joy to drive. While driving through town I saw the car in the reflection in the shop windows and damn…I look good driving it.






The 1939 caps looks great with the ripple design.




It is a little tall in the nose, I think I have to bring it down about two inches.



The office: Not only does it look good, it is very comfortable. What a difference from my ’32 five window.

A great start to the summer.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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WOW, very nice,
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Beautiful car!
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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Looking good, Rolf.

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
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Very nice. Wish it was mine.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #6
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Looks good!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Those White Walls really make that '37 "POP" !
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #8
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looks good, even w/ the walls of white.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #9
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WOW! Very, very nice....Matt in Alameda
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #10
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beautiful would look good parked next to my red 37 pickup. Tony.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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What size tires ? Brand ? I just backed my Tudor out of the garage, but as you can see there is a long way to go. Zeke
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #12
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Stop being so modest
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
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very nice
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #14
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Red looks great on 37s!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #15
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What size tires ? Brand ? Zeke
Cooker Classics, 600R16

Yes, I have heard horror stories about Cookers but I have never had any problem with them. I have probably gone through 7-8 sets, ranging from Firestone pie crusts, Silvertown Radials and now these bias looking radials.

Interesting fact: My local tire dealer installed them for me but they could not balance the wide fives as they do not have an adapter. Well, I forgot all about it and installed them "un-balanced"

I hit the freeway at 60 last night and... smooth sailing. I may not need to touch them at all and the wheels looks so nice without weights.

Also, installed a WA 1937 plate with a vintage frame:



Wait, there is more:

The Optima battery does not too sexy in the engine bay so I opted for the stealth solution:



Like so:

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Old 06-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #16
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I think just about anyone would look good driving that car, she’s a real beauty!
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:06 PM   #17
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And, don't forget the blue dot tail light lenses. Great looking car!
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #18
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I just backed my Tudor out of the garage, but as you can see there is a long way to go. Zeke
Forgot to say, your car looks great. Love all '37's, maybe because they are different or something.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:27 PM   #19
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Wow !!! It would be a hard choice between a 36 and 37 for the best nicest looking Henry made. In my opinion !!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:39 PM   #20
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Fine looking ride not sure about the driver as I have never seen him.
Should you need to balance those wheels find someone with a bubble balancer.
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