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Old 07-16-2015, 06:22 PM   #21
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Chrome plated chain steering wheels
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:46 PM   #22
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And skull gear shift knob.
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18 in. wheels The new thing that look like s--to me on an old car.
What was Henry thinking in 1932 with those 18" wheels...
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:39 PM   #24
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There are 18" wheels and then there are 18" wheels....I'm with the original poster about bucket seats in pickups.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:09 PM   #25
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Digital gauges and radio display

Dials with needles seems soooo much more appropriate
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:17 PM   #26
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I pretty much agree with all of the above. I had quite a few Chevs in my younger years, some of them pretty neat. (Wish I still had that 63 SS convert 409-425!) I NEVER put any Ford parts on them, and I worked in a Ford dealership in those years, so I don't understand this Chev everything stuff. We still have a bunch of Ford units, in spite of the "new stuff". I'm constantly reminded that I am "just a Ford guy", and that I'm not very smart because of it. Then comes arguments, cause I have been known to speak first, and think later. Oh well, it's a cross we carry to drive a better built car or truck.
Another thing I don't get is buying an old car/truck, and making the undercarriage and drivetrain like a new one. Just buy a new vehicle if that's what you want.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:23 PM   #27
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A m e n !
I guess I'm guilty, I've got one of Bubba's chevy conversion distributors on my flathead. But it runs great!
My pet peave, any crappy looking modern wheel on an old car.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:50 PM   #28
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Really? The closed drive line does more than one job, for an open one to work aswell as a closed, you need to add a bunch of parts. Closed is simple, well designed and the torque tube being multi functional. Easy to work on and set up compared to Dana or 9" type rear ends. And the pinion hight being half way up sucks up much less horse power that the low pinion open types.
Just wish they had pull out shafts and safety hubs (like later stuff)
One of my gripes is late rear end where an early Ford one is ment to be. Obviously my opinion,
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Its not hard to ad pull out axles to a banjo rear and you can get the parts to do it out of a early F1 or a merc.......
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:00 PM   #29
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Digital gauges and radio display

Dials with needles seems soooo much more appropriate
Billet dashes with digital readouts!
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:33 PM   #30
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You'd think gm engines came standard in Fords. A load of horsecrap if you ask me.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:37 PM   #31
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18 in. wheels The new thing that look like s--to me on an old car.
Absolutely agree. I can't stand those big ugly chrome wheels that make a car sit up high and hardly any rubber tire showing.
I'm ok with bucket seats in a truck though. Got an old International with a pair of "captains chairs" that a previous owner installed and they are so comfortable. Plus the mice don't like them as much as the original seats.
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whip antenna's on any classic car
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:53 PM   #33
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What was Henry thinking in 1932 with those 18" wheels...
He was thinking deeply rutted country roads where ground clearance was important.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:21 AM   #34
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Its not hard to ad pull out axles to a banjo rear and you can get the parts to do it out of a early F1 or a merc.......
I'm fully aware of that conversion, I've done it using a Dana 44 Merc axle as a doner axle, no aftermarket parts. I got the info from an early 60's hot rod magazine article. Doing another one for my A V8 project.
Just wish they already came from Ford like it, that would save me haffing to do it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:29 AM   #35
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Over head valve V8 engines. These cars/trucks were known as Ford V8's, because of the engine. And that engine is a flathead!
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:44 AM   #36
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whip antenna's on any classic car
Even if it was a former Police car??
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:07 AM   #37
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A friend from our Cruise Night just purchased a 1948 F-1.... First thing he did was change to a 350....and then Bucket Seats....
what a shame....now he going to paint it some crazy ass colour with flames....

he may become a Non-friend now.

truck had 32,000 original miles

what a shame
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:13 AM   #38
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A friend from our Cruise Night just purchased a 1948 F-1.... First thing he did was change to a 350....and then Bucket Seats....
what a shame....now he going to paint it some crazy ass colour with flames....

he may become a Non-friend now.

truck had 32,000 original miles

what a shame
I just threw up in my mouth a little.

When I bought my F-1, a guy local to me bought another, nicer stock F-1 and ripped all the stock stuff off to put in a 454 and a bunch of other crap and painted it red with some lame 1980's lazer stripe. I bought a bunch of his stock stuff at a discount. Sometimes something has to die so another may live.
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:43 AM   #39
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People that criticize other peoples car/trucks
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:49 AM   #40
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whip antenna's on any classic car
WestCoast / Now I am offended / I want this thread stopped !!!

SHABA Has a whip antenna with a Raccoon tail on top. LOL

P.S. You are entitled to your opinion / EVEN IF IT IS WRONG !!!
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