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Old 07-31-2020, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default New V8 Owner, 1936 Tudor Touring Deluxe

Hi all,

I recently purchased my first pre-war Ford V8. I purchased this vehicle from and elderly gentleman several weeks ago. The car was taken out of storage two years ago. Fuel line (cleaned), gas tank, Stromberg carb, and fuel pump replaced (carb rebuilt) upon take out of storage. This car sat in storage from 1983 to 2018. The previous owner only drove the car twice between 2018-2020, health issues lead to his sale of the car.

This one is special in my opinion as it is a factory original survivor with factory original black enamel paint, factory original deluxe interior, as well as all factory accessories original to the car still present when ordered new from the dealership back in 1936. The car has been very well preserved in it's original state. I figure this car's condition can be attributed to the heated storage up on blocks it sat on during the last 30+ years. Very little rust on the car underside. Interior very well preserved with original mohair still intact. Around 65,000 original miles. I plan to keep all cosmetics factory and original to the car, I want to overhaul the mechanical side to make the car roadworthy and drivable on long distance trips if ever desired. Mechanical servicing/restoration will not deviate from factory original specifications. I am a stickler for originality, and want to keep things as they were as much as possible when able. If things have to be replaced I want to use factory correct reproduction parts. I will not modify or cut corners on mechanical servicing. Still very new to the early V8's and 1930s cars altogether. This will be a fun and exciting new learning experience and journey. I am looking forward to sharing my work as well as discussion regarding these early Ford V8 cars. I will have many questions! Hope you enjoy the pic's. Comments welcome.

Included is a picture of the previous owner and myself, I am wearing the turquoise shirt on the right. If it matters I am 31, I have seen little to no young person activity in pre-war cars. Sad, would like to see the many pre-war cars in general continue to be taken care of as time marches on. Like many of you I feel it is very important to preserve, restore, and care for these old cars as time continues on.

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