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Old 04-24-2013, 08:59 PM   #81
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That looks like it will work well. Since you are going to paint to match the headliner, what would you think about making it one peice cardboard frfom front to rear and matching the contour of the car and headliner and mounting it like you have with stainless screws. Marv
Marv, Thanks for the comments.

That was the plan at first, one continuous piece. If I can find suitable material of the correct length, I will go that route. Thanks.

New Tires next month and the car should be ready for the season. I have black walls on there now and I do like the way they look. When I first got the car I fully intended to get white walls. But the blackwalls look pretty dog gone good too and I really like the look. So I began to wrestle with the problem of Whitewalls vs. Blackwalls. But a few weeks ago, with no prompting from me, my wife said she wanted me to buy whitewalls when I buy the tires. What a dilema. I guess I will have to go with the whitewalls.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:47 AM   #82
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When I removed the intake manifold I found this oil-soaked shop rag in the valley. Wow. I wonder how long it had been in there?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #83
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Nice car-


the interior has stood the test of time and looks comfortable!

Have Fun with it!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:23 AM   #84
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Tony, You should be able to find the correct fuel pump stand easily. Let me do some digging after work.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #85
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Tony, You should be able to find the correct fuel pump stand easily. Let me do some digging after work.
Thanks Seth. I appreciate the help.

I think I solved this problem. Thanks.

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #86
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Hooray for you and hooray for the guy that sold it to you! That is a great find!
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:12 PM   #87
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Thanks Gumpy and Thanks Shadetree.

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:26 PM   #88
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Today I installed Restored Aluminum Intake Manifold, rebuilt Stromberg 97 Carburetor, New Fuel Pump, New Radiator Hoses and Themostats, New Fan Belt and New Fuel line. This car is running real good now. Need to have my new muffler installed. Will be getting some new tires soon. Here is a photo of what the engine compartment looked like when I purchased the car and what it looks like now.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:40 PM   #89
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Back on the road.
Need to finish the re-wire job, install my new windshield and get new tires.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #90
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Great work, would look good with red highlights on the rims and some whitewalls
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #91
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Looks great Tony!
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Thanks Chad. Good to see you back on FordBarn.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:55 AM   #93
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I finally got my windshield back together--it took three tries. I had to go with thinner glass setting tape. I thought I measured it right but it turned out that I needed 3/64ths instead of 1/16th setting tape. I cut pie cuts around the bends. I would like to thank Chris Blattie for his advice. I looked up Chris Blattie on H.A.M.B., messaged him and read his threads. He was a tremendous help. It turned out great. I will put in the windshield seal and re-install the windshield on the car this week.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:59 AM   #94
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Hi Tony M,
my 1st time at this so dont know how I will go.
Take a look at WWW.CARS FOR WEDDINGS.CO.NZ
and see my 37s.
My knowledge is not up to posting photos.
You have got yourself a very nice unit there.
Good it is 85HP.
Once ugly and not wanted 37 is these days very popular.
Enjoy your Model 78.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #95
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New Patent Plate installed. The old one was just a piece of blank aluminum. New generator wiring with ground. Need to take out the front seat to finish the dash through firewall wiring. New starter solenoid; the other one worked, but the threads were real bad on one connector. 1937 Ford DeLuxe Fordor at 156th Place and Henry Street.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #96
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Awesome find! What a great reference for one who is trying to restore their interior. I really like the condition of that deluxe steering wheel!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #97
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Thanks Felix.

I was investigating a clutch chatter problem and discovered that the left hand side "Engine Radius Rod" , also known as an anti-chatter rod, was not even connected to the frame. The special bolt with square hole was found resting in the frame hole. One good bump and it would have been lost forever. I removed the chatter rod and discovered that it was bent. I researched the piece and found that it should be straight. I bent the chatter rod back to straight and it fit perfect.

It took a long time to thread the special recessed threaded bolt with flat head/square hole through the frame and the chatter rod because of limited space for tool or hands/fingers. I made a special lug to help out. Took 3.5 hours to thread that bolt through the frame and piece; boy was it a tight squeeze--about 1.5 inches between frame and floor. Plus stop light switch and other stuff in the way. Had to thread over half way with greasy fingers before I could get a tool on it. Then I kept knocking the lug off. After two thirds of threads, I got the tool on it sure and it tightened down real nice.

Changed the trans oil and checked engine mounts for tightness. All good. Weather might not cooperate for the test drive. Hope the Clutch Chatter is gone. New tires from Coker arrived yesterday.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #98
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Sounds like you're really making progress. You will like those new tires & your ride.
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Success! Solved the problem. The Clutch Chatter is gone.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #100
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New Whitewalls.
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