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Old 06-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #101
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The car started up on the first try after my dash rewire job. Always good. I guess I can re-install the front seat. Now working on the headlight switch body rewiring and soldering.

The Narrangansette Wiring Harness' good so far. Only one problem: the starter button wire should be a male end and not a ring end. I changed it out and it works.

Not many comments on my new whitewalls when I posted the photos last week, but then again my car ain't a red convertible.



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Old 06-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #102
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Tony - Great looking car! Seems like you're really going about "reviving" it the right way. For the record, love the whitewalls. Got 'em on my black '46 Tudor. Just right with the beauty rings. Good luck.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #103
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Yes, the whitewalls look great on the black car.

I wonder about the guy that scribbled the "33 W 80" on the bottom of that seat.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #104
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Cool car!!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:51 AM   #105
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Thanks guys.


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Old 06-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #106
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If you need help with the wood graining in the interior, let me know!
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:18 PM   #107
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Finally was able to install my newly restored 1937 DeLuxe Windshield. Still need some slight tweeking out with the adjustment screws but I am totally happy with how it came out. I had the 11-36 Windshield Glass reproduced by Saunders Restorations. A standard frame windshield with non Ford glass stood in while I restored my original windshield and frame.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:48 AM   #108
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Tony, what is to the left of the starter solenoid? Looks like the remnant of a "Sunday heater." I have the same "vent" on the passenger side of my 36 fordoor and was told at one time there was a heater but all the parts on the engine side are gone. I will try to attach a photo.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:51 AM   #109
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Second photo is with the vent moved to show the ring which is for a cable attachment to pull the spring loaded door open. The views are from the interior side in both of my posts.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:54 AM   #110
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:19 AM   #111
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Tim, yes, that is part of the old Southwind Heater set up that I disconnected.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:06 PM   #112
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New muffler and hardware installed on Saturday by Ranshell's Automotive in Burnham, Illinois. I installed the tip.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:22 AM   #113
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First event with my 1937 Ford--Lansing Cruise Night (Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois, 07-13-13). Not enough Fords for me. This white 1939 Ford Panel Truck was interesting. I learned later on that it took the guy months to pound his grill back into shape. There was a fake body 1937 Ford Replicar there (I don't think the car had one part that was real 1937 Ford). There was a 1935 Coupe, a 1949 Coupe, a 1950 Coupe and a chopped 1940 Tudor. There were some kit 1932 highboys there too.

My brother won another trophy with his 1941 Buick Series 90 Limited. But he wins all the time. We'll see what kind of chops he really has when I take his car to the Big Buick National Meet at South Bend, Indiana, next week (he can't go). Believe it or not his car needs some more detail work (I will be over there doing it for him) and then maybe he will win a real trophy at a judged Buick event. All 60 or so of his bullshit cruise night trophies could not equal one Buick Club of America trophy.

I was happy to finally get my car out to an event. I am not sure I am of cruise night fiber. I like looking at other people's cars more than I like talking about my own. Since my car is an original condition 85hp Ford, I doubt it will win any cruise night trophies. Not a big deal to me. That is not why I am in the old car hobby. What I love most about my 1937 Ford is when it is driving down the road at 45mph with me behind the wheel.

Phase one complete.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #114
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DITTO on this as my main pleasure is actually driving mine around also . Way too much BS and huge egos for me at most car shows . Took the 33 5w to a little local town thing and got to listen to the " experts " telling their attending flock about my car . Best part was listening to all the INACCURATE info spewing from the " experts " . Some actually called it a 34 and told the followers that 33's are way rarer . I of course had no info sheet BUT the 1933 California plates SHOULD have been a clue Kinda fun in a detached way as they didn't know the guy in the worn looking work clothes standing by the next car was the owner = me . That said lookin good Tony and enjoy driving it . Bet you get lotsa phones pointed at it going down the road !!!!!!
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First event with my 1937 Ford--Lansing Cruise Night (Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois, 07-13-13). Not enough Fords for me. I am not sure I am of cruise night fiber. I like looking at other people's cars more than I like talking about my own. Since my car is an original condition 85hp Ford, I doubt it will any cruise night trophies. Not a big deal to me. That is not why I am in the old car hobby. What I love most about my 1937 Ford is when it is driving down the road at 45mph with me behind the wheel.

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:23 PM   #115
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This car got a lot of attention at the Hammond Lion's Club 1st Annual Car Show at Hammond, Indiana, today. It was the oldest car there. The folks there really dug the story of the car being in storage for 50 years and how I brought it back to life.

I don't do many shows, but my wife wanted me to go to this one. Her friend's father was in it (the maroon Chevy in the background). It was the Lion's Club's first car show. Proud to have been part of it. The rain came and chased everyone off a couple of hours early.
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:54 PM   #116
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Tony,

Haven't seen this thread before so I just read the whole thing. Great car! Glad you kept it original. What is prompting me to post is that I have the same piston key chain you show on page 4 for my '51. I stopped at a local bar on my way back from my shop a couple of years ago, and the gal behind the bar said "You like old cars don't you? Someone left this here a couple of years ago and I am tired of moving it around!" I really liked it so I took it and used it. Glad I'm not alone!

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Old 09-20-2014, 11:41 PM   #117
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Thanks Tubman.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:22 PM   #118
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New Hinge Pin Mirror.

I have another--Should I do the other side?
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