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Old 08-09-2020, 11:57 AM   #21
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I notice the headlights appear to be sealed beam, rather than the "bug eye" standard. Has he converted it to 12 volt or are the sealed beam 6 volt? Just curious. Almost as pretty as my blue 5 window!!! Rod
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:23 AM   #22
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Hello to Ron Pilger in Alberta and everybody else on Ford Barn. I'm trying to learn to use this site, but it's not 100% easy and I can't attach images.

Thank you to Trevor for posting photographs. Do you want to see a couple more photos?

Yes, the car acquired sealed beam headlights at some point, possibly in or shortly after 1950 when it was purchased by a fellow named Horton in British Columbia who modified the car somewhat. The headlamps are 6 volt, mounted in BLC 682-J housings.

We put on a set of original FoMoCo stainless spyder hubcaps in 2013 shortly after buying this '36. It was driven to Ontario, Canada from northern Alberta via Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma using Route 66 wherever we could find it ......... then north through Missouri and Kentucky and Ohio and Michigan before crossing the international border. That trip focused on the Early Ford V8 Club Of America's 50th anniversary Grand National Meet at Lake Tahoe.

Mapquest calls it 5272 miles, but en route we drove around the Tahoe area and also Albuquerque as well as Mesa Verde in Colorado, so it was probably two or three hundred miles more than that. And also went for an ~85 mph full throttle run on the salt at Bonneville.

As you can see the vehicle has a pretty much stock appearance. Specs are:

221 cubic inch 1936 LB engine

Columbia two speed rear end (75 mph, no problem, great freeway cruiser)

1939 transmission

1939 pedals and hydraulic brakes

1939 banjo steering wheel

Firestone 6.00/16 belted tires



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Old 08-12-2020, 09:38 AM   #23
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Grant, get that roadster ready for Tahoe 2021.
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Old 08-13-2020, 06:39 PM   #24
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Beautiful car thanks for the pics
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Old 08-13-2020, 06:54 PM   #25
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I had occasions to meet Grant at several EFV8 Club National Meets. Loved his attitude, stories and car. Super nice guy, a gentleman....
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:13 PM   #26
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Gorgeous car !My dream car !Would love to have a 35/36 roadster !! Thanks for sharing but you awakened old desires !!lol !
Awesome story about the Mr. Flemming's roadster.

I'm with you, Sid. A '35 Roadster will be the next car I purchase. I watch for them all the time and I'm ready to pull the trigger when the right one comes up.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:41 PM   #27
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Hi Everyone, I've had fun hanging with Grant at a couple of meets. Here's a picture from one memorable tour on Route 66 in Springfield IL when Grant was driving Ken36's lent roadster.



As for his roadster, here's another shot. I think I snapped it in front of the host hotel in Dearborn.

Grant's car also has some pretty cool add-on's.

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Old 08-13-2020, 09:00 PM   #28
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Nice to hear from all of you fellows.

I sure would like to have an opportunity to cruise across America again to attend that Western National Meet at Lake Tahoe in 2021.

Let's hope next year will be safer for traveling ...... so far the international border remains closed. Very frustrating.
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:38 AM   #29
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Hi Everyone, I've had fun hanging with Grant at a couple of meets. Here's a picture from one memorable tour on Route 66 in Springfield IL when Grant was driving Ken36's lent roadster.



As for his roadster, here's another shot. I think I snapped it in front of the host hotel in Dearborn.

Grant's car also has some pretty cool add-on's.

Love 'em!
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Old 08-14-2020, 05:09 PM   #30
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These photos are from Bill, Nova Scotia and were taken at the Early Ford V8 Grand Nationals, Dearborn 2018. They show Grant's 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster and a 1936 Ford Deluxe Three Window Coupe on the Concourse.
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I'd hate to have to choose between the two in that last picture.
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Various 1936 Fords on display at the Early Ford V8 Grand Nationals, Dearborn, 2018. With so many desirable 1936 Fords, how do you pick which body style is best?
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Difficult choice, but the backseat in this model offers significant advantages. Wet and cold weather can be a challenge, but that's why you bring someone to snuggle with!

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Old 08-14-2020, 08:28 PM   #34
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Some of us love our cars, like Grant does.

This owner didn't really love his car. I think he hated it and was way beyond ready to get an award to advertise his car's quality and get it sent down the road at maximum value.

He was grumpy about the way the judges evaluated his restoration efforts but please cut the judges some slack. If you have paint patches, dude, they must actually blend with the rest of the vehicle so you can't tell it's two colors.
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Jeff said "Difficult choice, but the backseat in this model offers significant advantages. Wet and cold weather can be a challenge, but that's why you bring someone to snuggle with!" but there is so much room in the rear of these Phaetons, that you could just about add an extra seat?
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Old 08-15-2020, 05:24 AM   #36
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Are those snaps on the top of the door?....you could put side curtains on right?.....Mark
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Another shot of Grants 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster on display at Dearborn in 2018. These are great looking old Fords. The lines are just perfect.
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Old 08-17-2020, 08:51 AM   #38
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Are those snaps on the top of the door?....you could put side curtains on right?.....Mark


Yes, The square holes accept side curtain rods and the upper larger snaps are where they attach to. The lower snaps appear to be for a tonneau cover
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Jeff mentioned that the red 1936 roadster has "add-ons". These three photos show the cast aluminum XF-9 Jetstensions on its dual exhaust tailpipes, as advertised on page 72 of Motor Trend's July 1953 issue.

Has anyone else run across old XF-9s like this? Somebody at one of the Early Ford V8 Club national meets said they were being reproduced but I've never seen another pair.
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