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Old 02-14-2020, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Maiden voyage accomplished!

Well, the last of my flathead cars is now on the road! PO bought it in 1957 with a freeze cracked engine, I took it out of the garage in about 2005. He bought lots of NOS parts for it, never did anything but accumulate parts, 2 sets of NOS fenders, running boards, 2 gas tanks, pretty much everything you could buy at a Ford dealer in late 50s including a new in the crate 59 series engine. I have a 40 coupe album that shows progress. Engine has 4" crank, Ross pistons, metric rings, mild cam with lobes at 114 degrees, Holley 390, Columbia rear. Should be some good cruising this summer!

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Old 02-14-2020, 10:25 PM   #2
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What a junker! hahaha cool
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:26 PM   #3
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Good cruising? I should say so! You have gotten a lot of this together in the last two months since we stopped by. Dang it, what a beautiful car!
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:27 PM   #4
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I love 32's and 36's But a 40 is just a doll. In high school a buddy had a 40 two door sedan with a Cadillac V8. I remember that the back seat was huge. Good memories
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Has it been 2 months Gary? Anyway Thanks!
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:03 PM   #6
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Beautiful. Great job!
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:21 PM   #7
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Amazing what happens if you turn off the computer and TV
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:42 PM   #8
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Good for you, deuce!...
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:47 PM   #9
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Nice job on a great looking car! Enjoy!
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:18 AM   #10
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Beautiful job! For those who haven't seen Mike's work it is impeccable. Pictures don't do it justice.
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:22 AM   #11
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Thanks for the compliment Tom! It isn't perfect but as we say when we are working on our own car "It's good enough for who it's for"!
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:02 AM   #12
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She’s a wee beauty mate. Great work.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:09 AM   #13
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It looks beautiful. It's a credit to you. You "bought right" though, what a find. All those parts the PO had collected was a godsend.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:21 AM   #14
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Nice looking '40, is that Lockhaven green?, enjoy your ride.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:47 AM   #15
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I am VERY happy for you! Thrilled in fact. Good for you!!!
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:36 AM   #16
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Beautiful car, I enjoyed looking through your album on this project. Fantastic!
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:03 AM   #17
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CONGRATULATIONS. You hung in there all those years. Now your dream came true.
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The album states the colour as cloudmist grey.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:25 AM   #19
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Beautiful car, I enjoyed looking through your album on this project. Fantastic!
I just looked through the album as well. Very nice. And the color is terrific on the car!
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:40 AM   #20
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great lookin car, a 40 coupe ranks quite high on my list
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