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Old 02-27-2021, 08:06 AM   #1
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Hi, my name is Jim and I live in Northeast Iowa along The River. I was born into a Fordaholic family. I have strayed from the Ford line of great cars at times but always returned. I am also afflicted with MMS (multiple motorcycle syndrome). My current condition finds me with 2 Fords and 12 motorcycles.

I’m here after five years fighting a desire for an old Ford, Specifically a 1939 Tudor Standard. It took along time for this to develop. My first encounter with an old Ford was a mid thirties hump back sedan rust heap on my paper route in 1959. My Dad, a Ford parts man did not give his blessing. Four years later when I earned a drivers license he found me a ‘55 Victoria.

The need for an old Ford returned several years ago when I found a photo of my late father with his first car, a ‘40 Deluxe Tudor. Before this car he was on two wheels as in bicycle or Indian MC. Doing a little searching on the web I fell for the lines of the ‘39 Standard.

So here I am.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:16 AM   #2
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Jim...Welcome to the 'Barn! Great place to "hang out" for questions, answers and general "tire kicking!"

We like pictures also!

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Welcome Jim!
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:52 AM   #4
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Welcome to the barn, post some pictures of your collection. Somewhere I have a picture of me at age 13 wearing my Uncles black leather jacket sitting on his ‘47 Indian it’s one of my favorite bikes.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:56 AM   #5
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But wait there’s more! Waiting for the ‘puter to update.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:17 AM   #6
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:01 AM   #7
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hi jim minicepter86, welcome to the forum. i havnent been here long my self. my son and i have ridden are harleys in your area a few times.beautiful.my wife and i as well have been to McGregor. i dont have bikes any more. i am now driving and wrenching on a "37 ford fordor. good luck,jim. tom.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:04 AM   #8
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Welcome aboard& enjoy yourself around here !
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:33 AM   #9
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Welcome to the barn Jim
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:39 AM   #10
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Welcome, Jim! You are among friends here
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:57 AM   #11
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YUP, McGREGOR. that's me.
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:05 AM   #12
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Welcome. I am sure you will find a nice 39 to your liking.
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Thanks for the welcomes!
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:20 AM   #14
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Throw a couple more responses in here, and you're up to ten posts!
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:35 AM   #15
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Welcome Jim, great to have you here.
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:51 AM   #16
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I have put some pictures in my album
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:00 PM   #17
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Welcome to the Barn, nice car!
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:51 PM   #19
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Thanks for the kind comments. I flew out and drove it the 800 miles home over 2 1/2 days. It’s on 15” American Racing Torque Thrust wheels and radial tires. The flathead seems to run great, starts, idles nice no unusual noises that I recognize. Still running the 3sp on the floor, torque tube and 3.73? Rear axle. Headlights have been converted to sealed beams. Mis-matched bumpers.

As I have found out on this forum you can’t judge the displacement by the outside appearance. I was told it has a ‘53 Mercury in it, it has Merc heads with an 8RT 9510 F carb tag and 8RT/8BA manifold. On the block intake deck it has a stamped 4 inside a square. Cast into the block at the 12 o’clock position where the bell housing attaches is a M, at 10-11 it has M2824. So what is it??? I guess I’ll find out when I get around to the leaky pan.


So far I have rewired it using a Painless fuse panel. Everything is grounded back to the battery via a buss bar. I installed a rear sway bar and shocks and Woodward series speedo and gauges. I replaced the radiator with one from Wizard cooling as the old one was too far gone for a simple fix. Future projects include fixing the leaky pan, getting the windshield roll out fixed. I’d like to replace the dash panel as the po butchered it with a modern radio install. I need to explore the wipers, the screeching rear windows when rolled down or up. The banjo steering wheel has the usual cracks but no missing chunks. I don’t like the diameter of the rim so maybe a leather padded cover is in line. And a little lift to the front.

More later if you care!
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:58 PM   #20
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Nice car... and welcome to the Barn!

You must be close to Pikes Peak? My dad's family was from Clayton County...
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