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Good 41 3-window coupe project on ebay...

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Dale - My bodyman tells me there's some final bodywork that can only be done with the body together, where you can look at the fit and flow of the lines.

If I read the ad right, the guy has $17K in the body and $4k in the engine. Even if everything else is mostly complete / correct, he's going to have a hard time getting his money out at this point.

Let's just hope whoever the buyer is *doesn't* decide to rod this car. Too nice as it is to do that to it.

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Dear Cecil,If you ever bought a car in pieces it should be assembled first to check EVERYTHING out,door and hood gaps etc.Once that car is in PRIMER the bodywork should be finished.Thats the part i do not understand about this coupe.As a matter of fact this guy used a photo of a 41 coupe i bought last summer and have sold,it is the maroone car in the photos.Dale

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Yeah, I see your point. Maybe he just put it together to make it more sellable. Who knows.

Anyway, went up to Va and picked up the rest of my car stuff today, including the two blocks. The extra core block was taken out of a wrecked car back in 41, and frankly, I don't think it'll need to be bored at all. Maybe a hone job and back with standard pistons.

What's amazing to me, being new to pre-war cars, is how dang-blamed heavy everything is! Geesh, the oilpan itself must weigh nearly 20 lbs. I can pick up a bareblock 289, but had to struggle with this 267 <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />. I have to think these engines could take alot of abuse.

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