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Old 12-16-2018, 05:16 AM   #61
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Looks like a standard Fordoor that has been uh.....'upgraded'. I can't tell about the wood but if you poke at it with an awl and it doesn't go in very far then consider the wood good. However, the whole body is made of wood, roof, top, doors sill etc. Do the doors sag at all? Do they close nice and tight? You have a "fairly rare" car as many Fordoors got turned into Townsedans so there are not many stock Fordoors left.


But the Body looks nice and straight, dent free and solid. So, outside of the engine I think you have a winner. Don't forget to check over the brakes and front suspension.


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Mike, rereading posts here. To answer one of you questions, yes, dorrs close very well . They are tight, no sag, and line up perfectly.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:59 AM   #62
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Try mixing Acetone with Atf 50/50 and soak, or Kroil oil.


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Old 12-16-2018, 11:22 AM   #63
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The green is under the black paint. From what I saw, the car was on concrete floor in heated basement garage. But Had just been shipped from Maine. Was always inside for three years storage.Sent
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Thanks, knowing the background and history of the car is useful in providing advice. Sounds like it may have been sitting for a long time, perhaps in less than optimal storage conditions. Perhaps sitting because of this issue.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:25 PM   #64
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If the starter is still stuck... grab the starter with a strap wrench and turn the housing. The bendix will snap back into place and the starter will fall out.
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:43 PM   #65
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Hey guys! I got the starter out and engine looks ok!
Bad news, I lost all contacts and names !
Rob need you to contact.
I'll be working on getting her running after holiday.
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:45 PM   #66
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Used a crow bar and hammer, jently....lol
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Used a crow bar and hammer, jently....lol


Is the motor free now?
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:52 PM   #68
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Is the motor free now?
Motor is free! Looks good.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:25 PM   #69
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Mike, rereading posts here. To answer one of you questions, yes, dorrs close very well . They are tight, no sag, and line up perfectly.
Checked brakes. They seem like new on my truck...lol
Body does have hint of lead near bottom of coal and on two fenders. Steel fenders.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:26 PM   #70
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Lead bottom of cowl
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:26 PM   #71
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Hey guys! I got the starter out and engine looks ok!
So it was just the starter that was hanging up then?.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:00 PM   #72
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Now that the engine is free, change the oil before you try to start it. Open plug and let it drain overnight. See what comes out.
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Now that the engine is free, change the oil before you try to start it. Open plug and let it drain overnight. See what comes out.


Note the level on the dipstick 1st, and measure how much comes out. 1st time I drained, only got about 3 quarts, if I had known better would have known it was a clue that I had tons of goo in the bottom of the oil pan and should have dropped the oil pan and cleaned it out.


Another reason for changing the oil 1st is you may have contaminated oil due to pouring stuff into the pistons.
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:42 PM   #74
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David: So you bought a Model A with a stuck starter? I wonder if the seller knew that? Maybe he thought the engine was fatally seized? Some guys have all the luck!! Glad you got the starter out and the engine now turns freely.

I would definitely follow all the good advice from previous posts regarding changing oil, and thoroughly. Like they said, let it drain over night and see what you get. mike
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:52 PM   #75
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When your ready to start the engine, crank it with the plugs out to remove most of the oil mixture used as a penetrant. A towel over the plug holes would be a good idea.
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:56 PM   #76
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Well did you get it to run?. If so how does it sound.
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