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Old 07-03-2020, 10:38 AM   #1
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! Met with Walt Dupont this PM. He is alive and well as can be expected for 85 years young. Has some pretty serious non correctable back issues, and the ravages of age have fogged his memory somewhat. He is still building engines, but has everything double checked by his 67 year old son-in-law. He was working on his “Lo-40” that he built 45 years ago..four carbed flathead. Yesterday, he and his wife took the “B” powered “A” for a “near” 200 mile run...figured he used 10 gallons of gas !. Part of the run was in downpours and showers, says it never leaked a drop.
He no longer uses a land line, and has stopped contributing to FORD BARN or other forms of information....people were asking ‘too many stupid questions” that could be easily accessed on internet. His unofficial shop hours are 9:30 AM to noon, takes a break, and 2:00 PM to 4:00 or so.. He has four, and one on the work in progress stand. finished engines on the floor...3 V-8’s and one “B”. . No more removal & install, strictly cash and carry on your engine.
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Old 07-03-2020, 10:39 AM   #2
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I copied this from an email sent to me by a friend in Maine who stopped in to see Walt yesterday.
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Fantastic. Go Walt.
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Old 07-03-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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Thank you for the information on Walt. Glad to hear he's still working on Flathead engines and enjoying his old Ford's.
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Old 07-03-2020, 11:21 AM   #5
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Thank you for the information on Walt. Glad to hear he's still working on Flathead engines and enjoying his old Ford's.

Fortunately, I'm glad to hear that Walt is still enjoying generally good health and his old Fords. UNFORTUNATELY, it sounds like he had enough of the inconsiderate and simpleminded ingrates that wasted his valuable time and knowledge. The best to ya, Walt! DD
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Old 07-03-2020, 11:58 AM   #6
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Good to hear this about Walt!
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Old 07-03-2020, 12:06 PM   #7
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splendid news!
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Old 07-03-2020, 12:31 PM   #8
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Walt built my Roadster engine years back. A very strong running motor.

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Old 07-03-2020, 01:01 PM   #9
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His 40 coupe when he had the McCulloch super charger was the inspiration for my engine. Somewhere I have a picture of Walt next to the car, I'll look for it. Great he is doing well.
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good news about Walt!!
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His 40 coupe when he had the McCulloch super charger was the inspiration for my engine. Somewhere I have a picture of Walt next to the car, I'll look for it.

Here's Walt (on the left) next to THE coupe! DD


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Old 07-03-2020, 02:03 PM   #12
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I'm very glad to hear he's still at it!
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Old 07-03-2020, 02:58 PM   #13
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Very good news. Thanks for the update.


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Old 07-03-2020, 03:10 PM   #14
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Good to hear, think that coup might need another carb!
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:49 PM   #15
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DD: That's the car. Now I have to find the picture of it with McCulloch
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:59 PM   #16
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Found it I think.

http://vs57.y-block.info/the_30s_pinups.htm[

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Old 07-03-2020, 07:19 PM   #17
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That's good to hear...
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Old 07-03-2020, 07:20 PM   #18
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Great news!
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:15 PM   #19
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Yes, Good to hear. If you can read this the Rods you sent me ore on the wayinto a 258. Thanks much. Ol'Ron
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I am glad he is still at it. I miss his postings, though.
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