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Old 02-09-2021, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Difference, 1987 '40 Ford Book & new one ?

Curious as to what is different in the "New '40 Ford Book vs the one that was done in 1987.
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:17 PM   #3
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Coop, is that the free refill size?
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:18 PM   #4
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I would compare it to a owners manual for a car (the old 40 book) to owning the service bulletins (new 40 book)

I know, bad comparison. The original 40 book was good for a 40 owner, but the NEW 40 book blows it out of the water. Mike Kubarth did a excellent job at showing individual correct parts primarily in restored form but also many photos of original and NOS parts at nearly every aspect of the vechicle including the hardware and their respective part #’s

After reading through it, I have some Fix’in to do on my 40 coupe

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Old 02-09-2021, 09:41 PM   #5
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The old one was dictated to a recorder by a well known collector as he described things on his own cars, the new one was researched extensively and looked for the true answers and needed proof from Ford sources to verify.
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Old 02-09-2021, 10:14 PM   #6
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I would compare it to a owners manual for a car (the old 40 book) to owning the service bulletins (new 40 book)

I know, bad comparison.
I think that's a GREAT comparison.
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This is the Cover of the original issue of this 1940 Ford Restoration Book.
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This is the Cover of the much expanded latest Restoration Book on the 1940 Fords.
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Curious as to what is different in the "New '40 Ford Book vs the one that was done in 1987.
I am attempting to take this query seriously. Really I am.

The new book weighs 2#, 2oz. The old book weighs 10oz.
So, a difference of 1# 8oz.

The new book is .520" thick. The old book is .165" thick.
So, a difference of .355".

The new book is $50. The old book (as I recall) is $20.
A difference of $30.

The new book is the result of cold hard research. The old book - not so much.
So, the difference of reality vs. conjecture.
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I am attempting to take this query seriously. Really I am.

The new book weighs 2#, 2oz. The old book weighs 10oz.
So, a difference of 1# 8oz.

The new book is .520" thick. The old book is .165" thick.
So, a difference of .355".

The new book is $50. The old book (as I recall) is $20.
A difference of $30.

The new book is the result of cold hard research. The old book - not so much.
So, the difference of reality vs. conjecture.
Love your response Kube, very detailed, as is everything you do!
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As noted, no comparison. Like comparing apples to oranges.
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Old 02-10-2021, 01:14 PM   #13
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but for years there were no such thing as a "BOOK" on a 40 or any other and Benny Bottle and Wayne Moore tried to help us back then to do a better restoration, yes not as detailed as the new book but read the title of the old one. A compendium of CURRENT restoration practices. yes apple and oranges but look back on what there was before the apple!
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No intent to denigrate the first book.
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but for years there were no such thing as a "BOOK" on a 40 or any other and Benny Bottle and Wayne Moore tried to help us back then to do a better restoration, yes not as detailed as the new book but read the title of the old one. A compendium of CURRENT restoration practices. yes apple and oranges but look back on what there was before the apple!
You are indeed correct Alan. I used that book a LOT many years ago.
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Old 02-10-2021, 07:35 PM   #16
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thank you Kube, a lot of us used the old book, your new one will be a great read.
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Thank you all. That's exactly what I wanted to know. It sounds like if I were a serious restorer it would be great investment.
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Thank you all. That's exactly what I wanted to know. It sounds like if I were a serious restorer it would be great investment.
IF you are a V8 Fordie and just want to "know" 40 Fords...early/late, right/wrong.....Its worth the investment!!! Even IF you don't have a 40 for that matter.
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I got the new book last week and it is great. Similar format to David's 32 books with the same outstanding and comprehensive attention to detail.


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I got the new book last week and it is great. Similar format to David's 32 books with the same outstanding and comprehensive attention to detail.


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Well thank you! Any positive comparison to Mr. Rehor's '32 book is a huge compliment. Ya made my day

I have the '32 book even though I am not a '32 guy. It is amazing, simply amazing.
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