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Old 12-19-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hey Fellas... Some Clarification...

I've gotten a bunch of private messages as of late about this and thought I had better speak up.

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Question: Is the Ford Barn about stock/restored early Fords?

Answer: YES!

Question: Is the Ford Barn about hot rodded or customized early Fords?

Answer: No... That's not our focus on The Ford Barn. The Jalopy Journal focuses on that stuff.
All that said, I understand there is some overlap. A great example is a guy with a '40 coupe that he likes to drive quite a bit. For drivability, he might stick a dual carb intake and maybe even some heads on his mill. Advice on such modifications is, of course, welcomed.

I realize (and I'm sure you guys do as well) that there is no broad line of separation between hot rodded and stock early Fords. This would be easy if there was... But it's important to remember that the Ford Barn focuses on the stock restorations while The Jalopy Journal focuses on hot rods and customs. Sure, we will have some "sidebars" on each site covering more bases, but the general premises remains.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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Ryan:
Why on earth Do people think these sites.Have to be so cut and dry. Either / OR.
Life is not that way.This Hobby should be fun not stress a the person out if He or she offending some one With the Question the would like a answer to.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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Ryan:
Why on earth Do people think these sites.Have to be so cut and dry. Either / OR.
Life is not that way.This Hobby should be fun not stress a the person out if He or she offending some one With the Question the would like a answer to.
THANKS BILL WZOREK
I cannot see why it matters much, most of the traditional cars I see anymore could be put back to original in a day...i.e. remove drop axle, fenton headers and multiple carbs and you basicly have a stocker. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:16 PM   #4
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I wish I could find a site dedicated to LATE flat head Fords/Mercs - I rarely see much here related to my 52 & 53 Mercs,I suppose it is because they are the LAST years in the "early" thread, & too "flat" for the 54 & up thread
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:20 PM   #5
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Does this mean I'm going to get kicked out of the "Barn"?...
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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It's been said that this site would remain very close to what was allowed on the OLD FordBarn.
I have seen practiclly NOTHING posted here so far that would have been taboo on the Old Barn, so why are a few people getting their undies in a bunch.
You will loose alot of people, with alot of knowledge, and helpfull advice to other members, and that won't do anyone any good !!!!!
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:18 PM   #7
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cant we all just get along
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:42 PM   #8
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This is not about putting a 302 ford engine in a 1940 Ford.
This is about someone with personal problems,and want to make some smoke on other.My car is NOT stock and its about time i go to the HAMB.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:54 PM   #9
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Drama sucks... There is never a "right" side in my opinion. Level head folks don't typically get into internet arguments. As such, just report any drama and I'll take care of it.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:25 PM   #10
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As I understand it, there is not a problem discussing juce brakes on a '34 or a 59 AB engine in a '38. I think that is still in keeping with the original cars that are being driven.

HOWEVER, I, for one, have NO INTEREST in a discussion on the availability of engine adaptors to install a Small block Ford in a Early V-8 Car and such stuff. That definately does not belong on this Forum.

Again, Just My Opinion!

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Old 12-28-2010, 12:40 PM   #11
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As I understand it, there is not a problem discussing juce brakes on a '34 or a 59 AB engine in a '38. I think that is still in keeping with the original cars that are being driven.

HOWEVER, I, for one, have NO INTEREST in a discussion on the availability of engine adaptors to install a Small block Ford in a Early V-8 Car and such stuff. That definately does not belong on this Forum.

Again, Just My Opinion!

Chris

Actually, a guy that goes by hitchhiker gave me a hard time and Ryan sent me an email for it, because i wanted to put F1 steering on my model A...i mean its originally designed henry ford parts....
even tho the parts i mention are pre 1952....its still not small blocks, disc brakes, or power steering...but to him, its all the same thing and its still hot rodding and its not aloud on here.
thanks for clearing me up Ryan....

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Old 12-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #12
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Ryan, Thanks for all that you do, I can see that it not easy. This is a nice place to visit.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:08 PM   #13
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Not sure what brought this on. I thought everything was running along pretty smooth.
Just remember "Pobodys nerfect".
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:18 PM   #14
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Not sure what brought this on. I thought everything was running along pretty smooth.
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Well said, Ron!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:19 PM   #15
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Guess I will see you guys ,it's been fun .Nothing stock about my Truck .Have a merry one .I guess I got in the wrong place to start off with.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:17 AM   #16
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Joe,

I hate to hear that you are leaving as you have helped me out on a couple of my posts.. I dont think the intent is to keeep someone off of here that has a modified vehicle, even if it does have a sbf/sbc, but to take that part of it somewhere else..

I think there is a lot of valuable information on body, suspension, frame and engines here. Just have to keep each piece in mind as you post..

If you put late model shocks on your car are you going to booted? I doubt it..

I like this site a lot, check on it daily.. Am I wrong?




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Guess I will see you guys ,it's been fun .Nothing stock about my Truck .Have a merry one .I guess I got in the wrong place to start off with.
Sorry to see you go. I like your truck. I learn a lot from the diversity of people and rides. Don't go unless you have to or want to. If we were voting, my vote would be for you to stay. Take care...jack
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #18
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Well my truck isn't stock either. Iy started life as a KB1 international. Engine went bad so I put a 51 Merc engine and trans /rear end. it stayed this way for 5 or6 years untill the rods started singing. Next came a SBC 350/350. That lasted another 5 or 6 years, got tired and I decided to use it as a Flathead test platform, gave it to my grand son and this summer we put a new "K" member and a 42 front suspension.
Engine is a 280ci Flathead EAB heads and cam. this will be a test truck for ecinomy.
I will pass along everything I learn so youse guys can improve your rides
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:53 PM   #19
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Engine is a 280ci Flathead EAB heads and cam. this will be a test truck for ecinomy.
I will pass along everything I learn so youse guys can improve your rides[/QUOTE]

Better watch out Ron, Ford never made a 280 ci flathead and that would be considered modified, therefore, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME.

I thought car guys got over this crap 30 years ago. I appreciate a nice restored, but with hydraulic brakes for safety and seat belts, but a nicely done resto-rod trips my trigger much better. My 38 is not stock, oh the side rails are, but nothing else under the car. Guess they didn't come with 325 baby hemi's either.

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Old 12-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #20
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Geez and I was reluctant to post about my car because it's a 28' fenderless with a 29' engine! My others are 95% stockers and would like to someday have a nice T or an A stock ford.

Hate to see anyone gone and "I" would say it's not about what you own but what gets posted. Many people here are hambers' too. I think they will testify that there is a lot of great early ford guys over there, but you have to wade through the rest of the stuff to find anything on topic. Unlike here. So join both!

Enjoy the barn and the people here. Thanks you guys and you too ryan.
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