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Old 07-31-2010, 04:51 PM   #21
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My dads a Ford man, my grandfather was a Chevy man. It was always fun giving each other a hard time. My first car was an 73' El Camino and even though my dad didn't want me to get it he said ok the boys gotta learn a lesson some how. That car was a nightmare. Lesson learned!!!

My second car was my 55' Country Sedan that I still have (waiting patiently for her time), I drove this car everywhere 10,000 miles the first year,the car had 170,000 on it when I got it with only having new bearings and a re-ringing in the 80's. Burned a qt. of oil every 100 mi. if you gave to much throttle you'd have a blue cloud the size of Texas behind you. Even burning so much oil I never had one problem with this car other than replacing the front crossmember, can't say the same about the El Camino.

I'm a fan of all the BIG 3, but Fords are it for me. I inherited my grandfathers 58' Impala and these are beautiful cars, but after disassembling it and my 55' you can see the differences between the two. Examples would be thickness in steel for frames, size and amount of bolts used, wheel stud sizes. Now I'm not saying there bad cars, my granfathers cars/trucks never gave him major problems, I just don't think there as well built.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:26 PM   #22
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When I was born I was brought home in a 55 sunliner so I guess that done it,still have the 55 and have had other brands but I know Fords the best. Of the GM brands I do like Oldsmobiles the best.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:16 PM   #23
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I think it was the sound of the old Ford Flathead exaust and the way they would start almost before you could get your finger off the starter button.

The 1938 Ford cpe starts the same way all these years later.

I have had other brands but always come back to Ford.

The Fords I have at this time include, 1928 rdster, 1938 cpe, 1956 T-bird, 1966 Bronco, 1976 Bronco, 1978 F-150, 1978 F-250, 1990 Mustang conv.,1994 Mustang Cobra, 2000 F-250, 2005 F-150 KR.

If I had more room proly would have more, I think it is an ilness?

Always wanted a 32 and have just missed buying a couple, afraid I am running out of time to own my dream 32 but i like them all.

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Old 08-02-2010, 06:48 PM   #24
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My Dad retired from the navy in the fall of 1955. He bought a Left over 54 Pontiac 4 door with a straight 8 and automatic trans
from a neighbor who owned a Pontiac dealership.
Two months later he sold the Pontiac and brought home a brand new 55 Ford Victoria.
The car was Raven black and goldenrod yellow two tone. Car had the 272 with optional power pack and Fordomatic.
Interior was yellow and black vinyl with buttons that got stuck on your belt and pulled out.
The car also had power windows which on any day 3 of the 4 worked pretty good.
My Mom took one look at that yellow and black Victoris and swore she wouldn't be caught dead driving it.
My older brother had his license and in no time we put on Glass pack mufflers , and a
continental rear wheel.
I got my license in 57 and by that time we had put in a rolled and pleated black interior with yellow trim.We split the cost $70.
A pair of 57 Mercury turnpike cruiser skirts and a rear speaker for the radio.
I had the best time with that car and can still remember cruising in the Vic.
I wrecked the car in 1961 and swore I would find another one. It took 52 years.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:03 PM   #25
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I must have inherited my Ford addiction from my Dad as that is all we had growing up. My Dad taught my how to work on/repair cars while I was growing up and I spent many a late night with him fixing a car so he could drive it to work the next day. Admittedly I think my car addiction exceeded his; my Dad enjoys classic cars but he doesn't enjoy working on them like I do.

In comparing Fords to other makes, I like and appreciate a variety of cars but I always seem to come back to Fords and Mercurys. Recently I've had the opportunity to restore a '48 F4 for a gentleman I know (I'm still working on it) and help another friend work on his '50 F1 and just last year I purchased a '57 Ranchero from 40cpe (Thank you) and my kids love it. My daughter enjoys riding in it and she always sits right next to me and I hope my boys will catch the car bug so we can work on it together.

There's just something "magical" about the classic Ford and Mercury cars and trucks. They just have a class that today's cars just don't have.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:17 PM   #26
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My Dad always bought Fords and when he drifted off the reservation to another brand he was always sorry. Plus he sold millions of $ of paintline equipment to Ford and their suppliers with his partners while still serving as a weekend worrier in the Navy. A span of 33 years. From 1933 to 1966.

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Old 08-03-2010, 08:13 PM   #27
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Hi Dave !! Welcome, I'm glad yo jumped in.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:19 PM   #28
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Thanks! It's been fun perusing the board and trying to soak up all of y'all's knowledge. :-)
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:57 PM   #29
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:26 AM   #30
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My Dad worked at the same Ford dealer for 33yrs. They had to make him retire (although he really did need to). I used to go to work with him on saturdays and hang around him & all the guys starting when I was about 8 or 9. Was the first one in the neighborhood to see the new Mustang, drooled over all the hot rod FE's (my old man hated hot rods though) and ended up working there when I turned 18. That was 43 yrs ago, been a long ride.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:48 AM   #31
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my 1st hot rod was a 34 plymouth 5wd coupe 1961 its been all ford from then on mosty 32/34 i now have 9 -32/34 and 14 -26/31 its got a hold on me and theres no meds HELP i have no place left to work no im not sick just in love. my 1st love is my wife of 47 years 2nd my famley 3rd all my steel kids
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:25 AM   #32
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Daddy bought 25 straight new Fords from our local ACE Ford. Daddy had gone to HS with the owner. Mother got his trade ins. I grew up riding on the fold down junp seats in a 41 coupe. My first car was a 40 Merc 4 door convert. Now I have 2 Model A's and a '39 peeekup.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:14 PM   #33
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My dad was an accountant so he didn't seem to care about Fords when I was young. when I first got my license I bought dad's 35 Plymouth from him because of the price but always envied my friends with their Fords with dual Hollywood exhausts. After a couple more Plymouths I bought my first Ford. It was a 5year old early 49 tudor and that was followed by four other shoebox Fords and two of my favorites, a 53 Merc. Monterey and a 56 Merc. Montclair. They were the greatest and after all this time I still have a 97 Escort and two Model A's in the garage. I've pretty well stuck with them since 1954.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:24 AM   #34
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Never owned anything but Fords. My first car (pictured here) a 55 Ford sedan I bought at age 16 for $525 in 1972. I broke every piggy bank I had to buy that car and pay for insurance. I worked after school and weekends just to have gas and save money for the next insurance premium. I loved the look of that particular model. I thought it had a lot of style. Always wanted to own a 2dr Victoria hardtop. In '96 I ran across the shell of a '55 Courier sedan delivery and spent the next four years restoring it all with '55 Ford parts. Although it came from the factory with a 272V8 (which was gone) I put a 223 I 6 with a Fordomatic in it as an experiment in economizing. Ford trucks are the greatest quality especially in recent years. I have had a few new ones and keep em for about 7 years. Now I have a 2007 F150 white work truck. Dont drive it much though. Chances are good that if I am driving something, its one of those old 55's.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:52 PM   #35
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Only the fact that the first car I owned was my 1956 mainline that my dad and I restored starting when I was 14 and then I drove it during high school.

But honestly I never was a "ford guy" before that, heck I like em all. Still do. Years ago I always asked why he didnt save me the malibu or 57 chebby. Love my car though!
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:03 PM   #36
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My first car was a 30 model A tudor that I still have, hasn't ran for years, but some day (familiar huh). My older brother and I owned a a 57 Fairlane 4 door with a 312 T-bird, and sweetest set of dual pipes you ever heard. My next Ford was a 59 Fairlane 500 Galaxie,292, with the big automatic, could not tear that comb up bullet proof. Traded it was a 5 year old 63 Galaxie 500 with a 406 T-bird engine ran strong buy couldn't afford it and college too, so I sold it and bought a 59 Merc Montclair 2 dr hardtop with a 430 Lincoln turnpike cruiser,that was a fast ride well over 130 mph. Wasn't city cop in 3 counties that could stay with it top end, snapped the oil pump shaft one night doing about 110, was working 10-12 hours a day 6 days a week and couldn't afford to take the time off to fix it so I sold it and got another 63 Ford Galaxie, this was a 2door with a 352,2 barrel, and a ford-a-matic. It was rough, a buddy and I repainted it, worked on the transmission some, and the old baby ran like a tank,dual straight pipes off a Lincoln, did some terrible things to that car, from a rolling start about 30 mph I blew the doors off a 64 impala with a 300hp 327 4 speed, of course he had 4 other guys in his car and wasn't much of a driver, but his old man ran the chevy dealership, and I paid $150.00 for my old 63, same time I was working on and trading cars and ended up up a 62 fairlane 2 door sedan with a 260 V8, and a three speed. I put in 64 sport coupe interior, and a floor shift, neat little car but the little v8 was really worn, so I sold it and the 63 Galaxie to a guy who sold cars. And bought a 65 Ford Custom 2door,it was a used Hiway Patrol car with about 90,000 on it, it had a high-performace 390 ,old car was cruiser on the highway!! It was 50 miles on the turnpike to go home from college and I always made it in half an hour or less. Wrecked it twice kept beating the frame out and putting fenders back on. Sold it with 126,000 miles on it when I got out of college.
Lost my head owned some other brands and finally got back to my Fords,
had a 63 Econoline Pickup neat little truck, hauled some terrible loads with it when I was doing carpenter side jobs, great gas mileage but no heat in the winter. Got an 81 F-150, first of 4 with 300 six cylinders, owned by myself and my son, darn engines were bullet proof ;keep oil and water in them , they would run over 200,000 miles and give decent gas mileage.I had a 77 F-250 Supercab with a 460 V8 out of a Missouri state patrol car, darn thing would pass anything on the road but a gas station, if I really watched I could get about 12mpg. with it.
Owned several new Mercs, and Fords since. Running a Ford 500 car and a F-150 supercab now and love em. Yup guess I am a Ford man.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:30 PM   #37
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Hi, new here. Just bought my first Ford, although I own other Ford products.

My father doesn't know which end of a screwdriver, so I didn't get it there. Mom had a '54 Vicky with see-through doors and floor pans. When they stepped up my father bought Lincolns in the early '70s. He had a '70 Town coupe with a naked roof in double black. Put Red Lines on it. It looked like Darth Vader's car.

I started collecting things with the Continental name when a '77 Town Car in triple black, 25 years old with under 13,000 miles, stalled in front of my home. Then came the Mark II, then the Chris Craft Continental, '55 Porsche Continental and several other Lincoln Continentals including a limo and a Mark III convertible.

The Continental tie in with the Ford truck is the beautiful "Continental" style grill on the '41.

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Old 08-30-2010, 01:17 PM   #39
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Why is it you always se just one more you want?

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:36 PM   #40
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I haven't posted on here much, I usually spend way too much time over on the Y block forum or over on Ebay.

I got into Fords when I was 16 too. My first car was a 55 Club Sedan. That was in 1990. Everybody else my age was going after Mustangs, Camaros, or those low-rider trucks. Not me, I had to have an old Ford. I fell in love with the car the first day I saw her down in North Carolina -- just 2 miles from where my great Uncles kept their own stash of 55 and 56 Ford Crown Victorias and Sunliners.

Of course my dad fueled the flames by telling me about his first car, a 56 Ford Customline hardtop, that he bought when he was 16. His car was actually sitting on the showroom floor of a DODGE dealership at the time in 1966! It was a redone moonshine car in the hills of NC. 312, two 4 barrels, all of the go fast goodies, and from what his buddies, our relatives, and even the preacher has said - it was the car to beat in Mt. Airy, NC back in the late 60's.

Been in to Fords since 1990, working on a Sunliner right now (1955), and of course, I love the Y block!
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