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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 03:55 AM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Makes sense they didn't change the letter when the plant moved.
Thanks for the clarification.

I'm new to these old Fords but like to learn as much as possible.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Any thoughts on the question I had above?


And the car has arrived at the shipping company's storage faciltity, waiting to get loaded into a container and shipped across the Atlantic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 02:08 PM
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Views: 3,509
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I'm trying to decode the VIN of the 1953 Customline and I found out this, but earlier in this thread I was told that the San Jose assembly plant didn't open until 1955?

B = Flathead V8
3 = 1953...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

The car is getting transported by West Coast Shipping, no complaints about it not being driveable.

Old picture of the car, from the late 80's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Yes, it has factory power steering and it's a 2 door sedan, not a coupe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Then it was probably assembled in Richmond.

Anyway to find out for sure where it was assembled?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 02:51 PM
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Views: 3,509
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

The Customline in the pictures is what I bought.
Engine is running, body and frame are solid.

Brakes, cooling system and fuel system is what needs work to make it a driver and that is no problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 12:47 PM
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Views: 3,509
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

According to the seller it came from the San Jose assembly plant.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 10:54 AM
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Views: 3,509
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Well, I ended up buying a 1953 Customline 2-door.
With Fordomatic trans and original power steering.

Can't wait 'til it arrives here in Sweden from sunny California.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 11:16 AM
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Views: 3,509
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

46-48 coupes are on my list of potential cars.
And I just happen to have an engine and trans from a 47 laying around, good to have if needed for spare parts.



Fordors are definetly less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 11:06 AM
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Views: 3,509
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I appreciate the offer but I'm not ready to pull the trigger just yet.
First I need to decide what model I really want before I start throwing money around.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Nothing more fun than waking up an old car that's been sitting for a few years.
As long as it's not rusted out since I'm not into major rust repairs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Cool car but those floorpans looks rustier than I would like them to be.:o
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 03:48 AM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I do like the looks of 39-40 Tudors and Fordors a lot better than 41-48 Tudors and Fordors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 03:38 AM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Funny you mention it because it has crossed my mind but these days they bring almost the same money as a Ford V8.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I'm not looking for a definitive answer, just want to hear some opinions from more experienced people than myself.

Fully aware of that it's my decision to make in the end of what car to buy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Mikko_
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Great answers.
Budget could probably be stretched a bit above 10k, winter is coming so I have a few months to do some more saving before next summer.

AV8's are cool and I have the Tardel/Bishop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Mikko_
Affordable Ford V8's

I'm currently in the process of putting together a 1928 Model A Phaeton powered by a 4 banger but I'm feeling the itch for a flathead V8 powered car too.

I've been reading up on different models...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Model B engine transmission and brakes on Model A

I'm using the adapter kit from Bert's in my Phaeton, nice quality items in my opinion.

I've seen that Snyder also sells the Model B adapter kit now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

John and Juggs: Thanks for the pictures, helps me a lot. No need to send the crosshaft as I already have one. I'm only missing the parts inside the drum.

Mel Gross: Good information about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

Yes they do, but would still like the names of things to make sure I don't miss some little thing. Shipping from US to Sweden is expensive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Mikko_
Re: Rear brake assembly diagram

All I know is that the rear axle is from a '30 pickup, don't know more than that.
Don't have the lever in the backplate.

Pics of how it should look fully assembled would be much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By Mikko_
Rear brake assembly diagram

Does anyone have a list that explains what all parts on this assembly diagram are called?

My '28 phaeton is missing everything that has to do with the parking brake so some sort of list would help...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 10-06-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Mikko_
Re: The HAMB

Weird, I'm unable to se anything.

Tried both Google Chrome and Edge as my browser.
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 10-06-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Mikko_
The HAMB

Does anyone here know what's going on with The HAMB?

Been down the last 3,5 days for me and it says "Will be back online late tonight".
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