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Old 01-15-2019, 10:52 AM   #21
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Ford38v8: Yes, I do appreciate what you are saying for sure. I over research everything in my life...LOL, it is almost a disorder! OK, so would you have any issues with a Pertonix Igniter 1 and 1.5 ohm Flame thrower coil, new resister ign wires? How about signal lights?


John: thanks for Van Pelt, already saved to my favorites and have been a great resource so far, mainly for Torques!


Ron: valuable information. I knpow nothing about the suspension and brakes on these cars! It is all original and had no plans of making any mods to any part of it except for maintenance. I know the shocks have never been oiled because I asked the orig owner. So I plan on doing that at least. He told me he used to paint the springs with motor oil? It goes down the road pretty nicely actually. I did notice a swish swish noise and that may be the shocks screaming for some oil. The car has 97K on it. Not good news about the brake drums though!
I am in total learning mode with this car sio thank you all.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:03 PM   #22
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Nothing wrong with going fast, Nothing wrong with stopping either. I still run points. Always starts. Not putting down electric points either.

Mechanical brakes work very well if adjusted correctly. Don't be fooled, you'll get lot's of suggestions. take it all in.

It's a process. Creep up on it. Drive it and get a feel for it.


Motor oil is natures anti-rust. Nothing to be lost from spraying oil under an old ford.

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Old 01-16-2019, 11:16 PM   #23
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i am not getting fancy at all, just the basics!
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:18 PM   #24
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I get it. Them fancy restorers can hinder you. Drive it for a while and have fun!
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:33 PM   #25
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that's the plan
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:41 PM   #26
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Do whatever. I argue that stock takes some emblematic of fortitude... but we all need to compromise.
I look forward to your progress.

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Old 01-17-2019, 08:35 AM   #27
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Dave, please post some pictures when you get a chance.
Of the car, of the suspension of any of it!
I'm in the process of collecting parts to "restore" (read get driveable) a '36 fordor too. I'm hoping to get mine to the place yours is. Mostly original and safe. Mine still has the original block in it but I have a motor like yours to put in it. A '53 merc.
*any* pics would be appreciated.
Does yours have:
Chrome trim on the edges of the running board?
Flip out windows for the rear quarter windows?
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:40 PM   #28
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Hi Terranova,
I have no pics of the suspension at all. I have been taking pics of things I am working on. What parts are you looking for? I will be working on it tomorrow so I could slide under and take some for you.
I have the chrome on the pass side RB only and it is pretty beat!
Yes, I have the flip out rear windows.

I will post some pics of my car. I have rust on the bottom leading edge on both side. I already have the new repair panel for 99.00 each. That is the only serious rust on the car
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:41 PM   #29
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:47 PM   #30
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That's a real nice car!
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Thank you
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