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Old 06-19-2021, 07:38 AM   #1
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According to the V8 Ford Club of America today is Drive Your V8 Ford Day. I fully intend to do so. I hope that all of you can too!
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Old 06-19-2021, 11:43 AM   #2
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Yeah. Drove my 40 to the gas station, would not start, Jumper wire from coil to battery, started right up. Ran crappy under load, made it home, put it in the garage, charging the battery, Will look at it later.
Any trip where you break down and make it back home is a good trip.
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Old 06-19-2021, 12:17 PM   #3
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A bunch of us from our regional Ford V-8 Club group are headed out for a picnic at a local park today.
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Old 06-19-2021, 12:27 PM   #4
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I was a day early, drove mine yesterday even with the missing hub cap that fell off the day before! People just love seeing and hearing the Flathead, such a great looking motor. Rain today so she is all tucked in my shop. Enjoy the drive
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Old 06-19-2021, 12:56 PM   #5
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Drove the 40 today to a show in a nearby town.
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:05 PM   #6
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Yeah. Drove my 40 to the gas station, would not start, Jumper wire from coil to battery, started right up. Ran crappy under load, made it home, put it in the garage, charging the battery, Will look at it later.
Any trip where you break down and make it back home is a good trip.
Yes, it's always good when you make it back home! That said breaking down away from home is not my idea of a "good ride"!
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:29 PM   #7
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I'm in compliance with a driving tour of our little town.
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Old 06-19-2021, 03:22 PM   #8
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I got most of the tree sap and pollen off the '51, so I have it out today, too.

I'll finish the cleanup tomorrow.
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Old 06-19-2021, 03:35 PM   #9
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Mikes 34 at interstate state park . ADDING click on pic and it gets big . Also I attempted to post more pics but they all failed . This one finally uploaded after shrinking all the beautiful scenery out .
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Old 06-19-2021, 04:29 PM   #10
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I thought every day was Drive Your V8 Ford Day!
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Old 06-19-2021, 04:44 PM   #11
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We took the '40 sedan to Washington, NH to visit the beautiful village there.
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Old 06-19-2021, 06:09 PM   #12
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This morning went to get a current state inspection sticker, no issues. Went home to take my wife for a nice ride and take a picture for "drive your Ford V8 day", everything was going fine until! Yes, had an issue with the Columbia Two Speed, it wouldn't shift or engage at all! Ended up coming home on a hook, guess who besides me isn't pleased? Now I'll have to figure out what the heck happened. You've got to love these old Fords.
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Old 06-19-2021, 06:39 PM   #13
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I had my 50 out today and yesterday. First time in a while; coincidence- I didn't know about Ford Day. It really seems like a viable car, like I could go somewhere in it.
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Old 06-19-2021, 06:42 PM   #14
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Will be taking my 40 business coupe out for some back road driving after dinner.
Beautiful day in the PNW.
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:52 PM   #15
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drove 38 coupe to a cruise in and parade, calling for rain, left 38 conv. in garage, didn't rain much
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:09 PM   #16
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My wife and I had the 46 Coupe out today, to participate in our clubs cruise to one of our seniors homes. Because of COVID restrictions here in Canada, it was a drive by event. The residents clapped and cheered, showing their pleasure.
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This morning went to get a current state inspection sticker, no issues. Went home to take my wife for a nice ride and take a picture for "drive your Ford V8 day", everything was going fine until! Yes, had an issue with the Columbia Two Speed, it wouldn't shift or engage at all! Ended up coming home on a hook, guess who besides me isn't pleased? Now I'll have to figure out what the heck happened. You've got to love these old Fords.
Haha you made me laugh!! We came home on a "hook" once too. Was a hundred miles from home. Wonder how many have never the pleasure of a hook??
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:43 PM   #18
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Just drove about 80 miles home from the Back To The Fifties show in St Paul Mn.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:51 PM   #19
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Uncertain weather had me on hold for my crop spraying operations (again) today so this evening I took the Merc out for some sunset pictures. If all the stars align and weather co-operates I just might possibly get to a car show tomorrow. First in two years.
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Old 06-19-2021, 11:06 PM   #20
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Had my original 1949 Ford Custom Fordor at Back to the 50's weekend. First large group get together since 2019.
Enjoyed the day, the National Anthem and the T-6 trainer flyover, followed by a former Pan Am Clipper.
They announced 10,630 registrations. Down from 2019 due to those that are still cautious and those from across the border in Canada that were unable to attend.
Also saw a new trend in powering a reproduction 1932 Ford roadster. Someone has taken a Harley Davidson v-2 and installed it. It does have more horsepower than the original flathead.
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