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  1. I really wanted to get the 51 F1 out yesterday, 62 and sunny. I resisted the urge. Still too much salt residue on the roads; need a couple of good rains before I venture out. Today is supposed to be 60 and rain. Soon. Very soon.
  2. Please let us know the following: Location of you and the car Once you post that, someone from here will be able to guide you. Beautiful car!
  3. I would not assume that he is giving you the car; if you are wrong, you will ruin a great friendship. I suggest that you decide what it's worth, given the needed repairs from sitting so long, then hand him a check for that amount. If he wants to give you the car, he will refuse to take the check. Absolutely beautiful car.
  4. I have been using methylene chloride stripper for years. I have found that applying a heavy coat and letting it sit for 20 minutes or so burns through most old paint. Scrape it off, then use hot water mixed with 2 tablespoons per gallon of Soilax ( a cleaner available at your local house paint store, used by painters to clean before painting) or Borax Powder, scrub off the remaining stripper and paint. The Soilax acts as an emulsifier, allowing the stripper to mix into the water. Scrub until all paint is removed from all surfaces, cracks, and crevasses. Hose off the wood and wipe dry; I use c
  5. I used Waldron's for the stainless dual exhaust for my 51 Ford F1. Fit was very good to excellent. I did have to cut and reweld the fitting at the passenger side exhaust manifold because the angle was slightly off. Might have been my fault-as this truck did not come stock with dual exhaust, the passenger side manifold was, IIRC, off of a different Ford, and I may have given Waldron's the wrong part number. It was no big deal-took me 5 minutes to cut off the flange and grind the end of the pipe to the correct angle. I did not have a TIG setup, so I took it to an exhaust shop around the corner a
  6. Matt, when I tore down the original flathead V8 in my 51 Ford F1, my research revealed the necessity to spend as much time as possible poking, prodding, scraping, and power flushing the water jackets, as flatheads are notorious for large quantities of sand, casting wire, and other debris packed at the back end of the water jackets. No pictures, but I removed about 2 coffee cups of debris with about 4 hours of work. I used stiff wire, long screwdrivers, home made scrapers, a piece of steel cable that I unwound the end of and used in a drill, and my power washer, along with lots of compressed ai
  7. I have used one of these for years: http://www.thumlerstumbler.com/vibratory.html Works well with the ceramic media for cleaning; I use the walnut shells coated with red compound for polishing if needed. I bought a 5 gallon pail of lubricating liquid from McMaster Carr or MSC that I add with water to help the cut and it keeps the parts from flash rusting. It is not a fast process, usually takes overnight to clean up a load of hardware. I have the UV-18, and I have to be careful not to overload it. When I do put too much weight in it, it overheats
  8. It appears that there is no engine, probably no tranny, no wheels, and decades of exposure to the elements. Any moving parts appear to be rusted into a solid mass. Honestly, I think it is too far gone to have any value at all. Are all of the vehicles in this condition? If this is the best of the bunch, then unfortunately you've got nothing but scrap. Sadly, this is a common occurrence, where vehicles are neglected to the point of no return.
  9. The OP has been given tons of great advice from many experienced and knowledgeable folks, who are sincerely trying to help. He has chosen to ignore most of it. I, personally, am done. Everything that can be said has been. I suggest everyone just calls it a day and lets this one die on its own.
  10. After all of the advice you've been given, it really comes down to two choices: Advertise the car everywhere you can, and hold out for how ever long it takes to get the $9,000.00 price. be prepared to have the car for weeks or, most likely, months, until the person comes along who really wants the car and believes that the price is right. OR Advertise the car everywhere you can, accept that you won't get your money back that you have into it, cut your loses, and take whatever you can get for it. Either choice, accept that selling an old car is no
  11. 5 pages. 105 posts. If we haven't convinced the OP that his car is only going to sell for $7K to $8K by now, I don't believe that we ever will.
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