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  1. Oh NO WAY don't get me wrong I can't STAND the smell of smoke. I wish he didnt, he started while he was out at UTI training to be a big bad diesel tech. He's trying to quit I guess, so he says anyway. But I pushed it in let it heat up brought it outside the car quickly enough for him to light up. I don't really know though, the classic old car smell this thing has is POTENT, I wonder if anything could really overpower it!

  2. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JohnD1956</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Good thing you don't need that cigar lighter.


    It's funny, for the first time in 70 years, it got used this summer! My buddy Sean consistently forgets his lighter, or at least he did for the better part of the summer anyway. At least 4 or 5 instances, starting with, I *think*, the second Guptills' cruise, he reached for the lighter and couldn't find it. I said "I got one, it's a 6 volt system but it's got kick alright!" Tried it, came out nice and bright orange, worked like a charm.

    Then a couple times at poppy's ice cream at Bear's cruise in he forgot it again, and I said "I'm gonna have to start chargin ya for this!" laugh.gif

  3. Yeah that's the thing the Century will be much more adept to higher speeds. Definitely check up on that again. It isn't local is it? I'd be glad to bring the 38 and compare em side by side! haha

    On a side note, I would think some serious work in relocating the motor mounts, etc would have to be done, and ya know there's a reason they lengthened the body. The thing fits very tightly against my firewall....and theres little room up front between the waterpump/fan/etc and the radiator and of course as is evident by the nose of the body, there's little room to relocate the radiator.

    I'd think if somehow the 320 was stuffed in you'd know it. Not saying someone couldnt do it cleanly, might be possible, but I'd figure on it looking rather botched. Perhaps this isn't a local vehicle, maybe you haven't seen it in person, but I figure it's worth mentioning.

  4. Yeah that's kinda what I figured. I will say I'm no different. Just recently found a guy parting out another 20th anniversary Cougar like mine....the seats have this cloth center and leather outside...its called "ultrasuede" and they dont MAKE it anymore! No upholstery shop can get it its just not made. So he had a good entire seat-back cover. Paid $60 for it, he wouldnt take any less. I feel like that's a little expensive....but you cant find it ANYWHERE besides a parts car. And....there is a big tear in the material on my seat and I HATE it!!!! So itll be worth it, plus the material from his seat is PERFECT!!!

  5. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Reatta Man</div><div class="ubbcode-body">While you are walking around out there, WATCH OUT! The SKY IS FALLING!

    Enjoy the event and ignore most of the news hysteria! </div></div>

    That's the thing it's good we have our hobby to keep our minds off the crazy stuff out there. Jeez it seems like more and more I feel like I don't really care what happens, if the president matches my viewpoints if everything sways left or right if this or that happens. Just like......DONT make any laws that say I can't play with my clunky ol' iron and dont take away my gasoline and I'll be ALL SET.

  6. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MrEarl</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Of course I was. I called shotgun!!! My buddy was in the back seat. smirk.gif I couldn't keep my eyes off that nice console though. </div></div>

    The CONSOLE he says. ALRIGHT. laugh.gif

  7. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Thriller</div><div class="ubbcode-body">and the 320 ci for the other series (Century, Roadmaster, and Limited) were rated at 165 hp.


    This figure amazes me every time I look at it. Knowing the '38 320 made 269 lb-ft of torque, I have to imagine with the dual carbs that the output was even better.....my 1987 Cougar, stock,.......made 150 hp, and 270 lb-ft of torque. Forty some-odd years LATER!!! Shameful laugh.gif

  8. Hey there hope everything's goin' alright!

    1941 and 1942 were the years for "Compound Carburetion" with the dual setup, which had two separate exhaust manifolds, each with its own heat riser for the carb etc. It was an option on the special and century, and I think on the roadie and limited too. The setups are obviously different sizes to account for the different lengths of the special (248 CI) and century, as well as roadmaster and limited (320 CI) engines. It is quite rare to find the smaller engine with dual carbs, less were ordered with that option than the higher models.

    If you've seen a '37 and it has the dual-carb setup, someone bought it on ebay and threw it on the car. wink.gif

  9. There's not tons of bracketry to remove like on a modern V8 that you'd take off to remove both cylinder heads...its a lot simpler. Pull that head and have a look. I'd guess you cooked your gasket. These heads and blocks are REAL thick, especially the big 320 CI engine as in your Roadmaster. I'd be real surprised if acid burned holes in any of the walls. Was this...something like straight hydrochloric acid or diluted like say more on the order of drain cleaner perhaps?

  10. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Steve Braverman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My dad was chatting with a cop once at a parade where he was driving his 1910 Sears. The conversation went something like this:

    "Where's your inspection sticker?"

    "It's on the windshield."

    "Where's your windshield?"

    "It's at home."

    -Blank stare</div></div>

    HAHAHA niiiiiiiiice. Now that's funny.

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