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Old 07-12-2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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After several years and lots of distractions, the 35 Phaeton is finally done. Just got the license plates for it and now for the 'shake down' runs. A few trips up and down the road to 'see what falls off' and it will be back rolling again. The first project will be to get the brakes adjusted. I put the floaters on it and so far it just slows down instead of stopping.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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Looks nice, very nice well done.
Are the floaters Ted's ones? If so give him a shout, he's on here "Flathead Ted" I think.
others will no doubt chime in on how they set them up.
More info would be good on the brake performance, does the pedal go all the way to the floor?
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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That's a beautiful car. You should be very proud of it, but finished? hahaha you will keep doing little things to it for years. (as you should)
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:09 PM   #4
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Sweet ride. Enjoy the miles.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:13 PM   #5
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Looks nice.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:19 PM   #6
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very nice....enjoy.....Mike
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:21 PM   #7
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Very nice indeed! I really love the looks of a 35.
On your brakes, did you run the linings though a machine to shape them?
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:22 PM   #8
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Very nice car. Enjoy it.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:00 PM   #9
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Congrats, nice car!
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:24 PM   #10
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Your car looks fabulous! Congratulations!

Interesting - the wheel bases on both your Phaeton and the Three Window Coupe are both the same at 112 " but your Phaeton looks positively huge visually compared to my "little" Coupe"
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:00 PM   #11
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Great looking car.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:20 PM   #12
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Nice ride!
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:25 AM   #13
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Ya just gota luv '35's don't ya. Is that a dual windshield I can see, if so, is it a Ford accessory or one from a aftermarket supplier of the day?
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:59 AM   #14
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Beautiful, lucky man, interested in that extra screen, could you post a few pictures?
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:30 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the kind compliments! I think they are Teds floaters. My dad purchased them years ago, so I'm really not sure. The linings are the woven material instead of the recommended molded. So that explains some of the 'mushiness' (technical term). They were arched to the drums properly. I owned a brake shop for 30 years, so I am up on that. Might try the molded lining if adjustments don't improve things. The dual cowl is an aftermarket item purchased back in the '70's. I'll post some pictures of it later.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:50 PM   #16
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Congrats. Happy Motoring.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:01 PM   #17
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Very nice, beautiful vehicle . Best of luck with it.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:23 PM   #18
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great looking car 35 tubs are great looking and fun cars
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:29 PM   #19
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Congratulations! Those first miles are some of the best.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:41 PM   #20
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Congrats..........Just Awesome looking....
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