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  1. Modified stock ford manifold to accept a Stromberg intended for a straight eight Chrysler. The Manifold was bored out to accept thin sleeves that have 1.4375 I.D.(to match the carb. I.D.) the manifold was heated in an oven, a household oven that was in a home, don't do this unless your wife is going to be away for weeks, to 500 F. and the sleeves were pushed into the intake. The holes in the block for the carburetor preheat were tapped and pipe plugs installed. The engine has a 400 jr. track cam and pulls strong from around 45 to about 70 mph. about time I lift due to the bias-ply 16 i
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    photos of our cars

    We have a few older cars, 8 are currently operable with a few more to be made operable and some parts cars. None of them being show cars, a couple of them preserved originals, some saved from any ill conceived rodding efforts and just some saved from the scrap yard
  3. From the album: photos of our cars

    I removed green plaid seat covers that I believe were on from the assembly line. Each cushion had a brown paper tag affixed with an upholstery staple, it is still visible on the right rear seat back.
  4. From the album: photos of our cars

    This car is from my neighborhood growing up, I always wanted it (1968 the original owner passed away, I was 14) and had all kinds of j.c. whitney stuff picked out for it. good thing I didn't get it until a few years ago
  5. Hello here's a Bugatti update, the original front leaf springs gave up at the end of last year, from the beginning their quality was suspect, late this summer I ordered low-grade spring steel from McMaster Carr and made some new springs. They aren't chrome plated as original but they have a nice blue tint, and they work, the old springs would sag after a little while so's the frame would be setting on the axle. They would get rearched by picking the car up and pushing the axle down, . The throttle pedal is moved all the way forward and our 8 year old is a little tight, inorder for him to
  6. Hello I would like to tell you about our 48 Ford Coupe. This car has been in my neighborhood as long as anyone (those older than myself) can remember. The original owner lived down the street from me and I would go and study the car then go home and pick out items from the J.C. Whitney catalog for it. When the Man passed away in 1968, I was 14 Yrs. old and was convinced nobody else was interested in this old car and had my Aunt making inquires. The car stayed in the family belonging to one sister until she passed and then to another sister, when she passed in 1970 a local undertaker g
  7. From the album: Studebaker

    getting there
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    We became the owners of a Studebaker this past year then just like that we had two
  9. From the album: Studebaker

    ready for a trip, by towing
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