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Old 02-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #21
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Very nice coupe. You can be proud to drive that one.
Couldn't tell if it had a columbia two speed rear.

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I think my grandfather put in a new rear end, I remember stories of him blowing past people on the highway because of it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #22
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Nice get it running and drive it like that.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #23
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Welcome to the barn-you will find a lot of knowledge here.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #24
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Nice get it running and drive it like that.
Yeah I doubt we will ever paint it up nicely, I really like the look that it has now. I don't want to cover up the the imperfections it has accrued over time. I look at it the way it is and I see my grandfather. Probably will weld in new metal panels where the body has cracked, but that is further down the road.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:51 PM   #25
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Okay the engine is un-stuck, pipe wrench did the trick! With the plugs out, the engine cranked really fast. But, when we put the plugs back in it didn't spin at all. I'm going to charge the battery a little more tomorrow, as well as clean the grounds. One thing I notice is it looks like the ground cable was changed, and it appears to be a 4 gauge wire. I know these 6v systems like thicker cables so, I'm thinking a new battery with close to 800 cca & thicker battery cables should do the job. Thoughts? Does anyone have a good source for battery cables?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:29 AM   #26
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Just crank it up. It will probably smoke like hell for a bit.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #27
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That's the thing, it doesn't crank with the plugs in.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:43 AM   #28
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Check to see if its hitting a plug. It might be just the compression with the plugs in.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:48 AM   #29
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I'm pretty sure it's because of the compression. The engine is really tight because it wasn't driven much after it was rebuilt. I hope a change of cables and a better battery will do.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:52 AM   #30
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I bet it will be ok. Good luck with it. Does it still have the skirts that it has on in the old pic. Those cars look so good with skirts.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:00 AM   #31
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Thanks, I'm sure it will be alright too. My grandfather made those skirts, but I'm not sure where they are. Don't know if they are somewhere in his garage, or if they got stolen. If I can't find them, I'll probably try my hand at making a set.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:30 AM   #32
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Your Grandfather did well picking the car's next caretaker.. You will do well with a fine car. Enjoy it and without saying I know you will always remember your Grandfather.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:21 AM   #33
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The thing I learned to to check the condition of all the wiring. You might have bad connections. If the wire casing is crumbly, replace it sooner rather than later. It doesn't take much messing with it to create serious shorts.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #34
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Looks good !!! Reminds me of mine, real good shape also.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #35
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Heres my 35 barn car. Went through it mechanically to make it safe and roadworthy and down the road I go. I'll leave the body just the way I found it.

looks like the same color even!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #36
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Heres my 35 barn car. Went through it mechanically to make it safe and roadworthy and down the road I go. I'll leave the body just the way I found it.

looks like the same color even!

Very nice lookin' '35 you got there, can't wait to get mine on the road.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:51 PM   #37
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It's been a while...

I got back to work today on the '35; hadn't touched her since last spring. The oil pan being stuck was the first order of business to attend to. After moving , hoisting, and prying a few things, I found there are only two ways I can get it out. 1: Remove the front suspension. 2: Un-bolt the transmission from the engine, and hoist said engine up. The latter is the one I think I'm going to go with. The weather is nice, I have time, so I might as well use it while I've got it. Stay tuned for further updates, I'll try not to be away for so long.

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:00 AM   #38
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Looks pretty solid and complete. Congratulations and welcome!
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:45 AM   #39
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The oil pan can be removed with engine in place....the crankshaft needs to be in the correct orientation. I think the front counterweight needs to be facing upwards, then the pan can be lowered. Good luck, enjoy your Grandfathers car.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:04 AM   #40
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Congratulations with your car. Such an charming original car. It is a piece of history (yours too). Id say: Make it run good - but don't restore it

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