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Old 04-28-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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I like this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PORkrY_e_HQ
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Old 04-28-2019, 02:50 PM   #2
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good choice ron. all the new ones today are at Kube's house
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Two hoods equal one canoe....
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:02 PM   #4
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Those hoods sure were good for sledding! Actually the 40 sure was a fine vehicle.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:33 AM   #5
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Hi Ron, when you git-r-bought, come to Ohio 4 a road trip and gimme a ride.
Love them 2 door sedans. Heck i'd trade my 52 Vic even up for one. mike
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:26 AM   #6
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Hi, Ron,


Really like that 40' Ford dealer promo you found!! Thanks for posting!!!


P.S. kind of makes my '39 seem like a "piker"!
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:37 AM   #7
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Great video. Gloves on all the ladies. And what is the battery condition indicator? Thanks for posting. Mike
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:07 PM   #8
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... what is the battery condition indicator?
Voltmeter

Skinny people fit three across!
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:42 PM   #9
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I ran right down to the Ford dealer, but they acted like they didn’t know what I was talking about? I guess they haven’t arrived here in Seattle yet?
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:55 PM   #10
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Talk about skinny.! I had 2 girls & my buddy in the front seat of my beautiful blue std coupe when I rolled it 3 times ,sure flattened it down almost to the dash. The girls being in the middle ended up under the dash. My friend & I were still in the seat. They wanted to go for a hotrod ride. They got one that they talked about years later. No was hurt thank the good lord on that one.
Some time later I was in s Cal & mom called me. She was cashing my dads paycheck & the market & the cashier ask if she was BOBs mom .She said yes why & she sez OH I was with him when he rolled the 40. My folks never knew what I did most of the time.

Sorry Ol Ron for hi-jacking your post I just couldn't resist. I had another one that when the tornado came thru town I flattened the building the car was parked in. We hammered it out with sledge hammers.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:49 PM   #11
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What saddens me the most is:: All the cars I had as a kid that I either junkes or sold for oea nuts, To name just one. a 32 roadster complete grear sheet metal all the running gear Hyd brakes, less engine 250 bucks. I was asking more but nobody wanted it.it.To name but a few.
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Ron, don't beat yourself up!!! That was a long time ago and the '32 roadster was a lot less desirable then, sans the engine, than it is today.


We could buy a semi-decent 30's and early 40's running flathead Ford in my part of NJ in the early 50's for $25 bucks....and I went through a few!!



Your $250 was big $$$ in those days where I lived!!!
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Ron do what makes you happy and brings joy. Hey some guys love a old AMC gremlin. A 40's ford is no gremlin. Enjoy!
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Don't do it Ron! Them Fords aint been no good since they went to that sliding gear transmission in '28!
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:57 PM   #15
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I just bought my uncles 40 Mercury which has been in the family for over 70 years, not much different than a Ford, but longer wider and a 95 hp motor, still weak I enjoyed the video very much, Ive been a Chev man my whole life so a learning curve has began with the Merc, I just replaced that stupid helmet distributor with a Crab style Mallory and upgraded to a 6 volt alternator, getting ready for a big trip to Canada
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I just bought my uncles 40 Mercury which has been in the family for over 70 years, not much different than a Ford, but longer wider and a 95 hp motor, still weak I enjoyed the video very much, Ive been a Chev man my whole life so a learning curve has began with the Merc, I just replaced that stupid helmet distributor with a Crab style Mallory and upgraded to a 6 volt alternator, getting ready for a big trip to Canada
Leave it to a Chevy Lover to denigrate the venerable Ford dual point distributor.
Sorry fella, you're not getting off to a great start with your first post on the Fordbarn.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:17 AM   #17
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Leave it to a Chevy Lover to denigrate the venerable Ford dual point distributor.
Sorry fella, you're not getting off to a great start with your first post on the Fordbarn.
I guess that Ford Motor Co didn't think the distributor was that great either otherwise the distributor would have been used on every flathead until they went out of production.
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So Ron when are you going to pick one up?
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:07 AM   #19
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Don't feel bad Ron, in 1970 I restored and sold a split window vette for 2k. You could buy them all day long for 1800 and I thought I was making a great deal. Sigh, we all have those deals.
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I guess that Ford Motor Co didn't think the distributor was that great either otherwise the distributor would have been used on every flathead until they went out of production.
I think the reason for changing the distributor was that HF II turned the bean counters loose and they said that dual point distributor costs too much!
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