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Mar 29, 2008 19:26 |  #16

You could've asked the dog who owned it... ;) Like the way those shots turned out!


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Mar 29, 2008 22:38 |  #17

Thanks...the dang dog wasn't talking...I asked him.


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Mar 29, 2008 22:40 |  #18

Woolburr wrote in post #5221094 (external link)
Thanks...the dang dog wasn't talking...I asked him.

If we'd have given him enough space he might have spelled it out in bite marks on one of us.... :p


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Mar 29, 2008 23:09 |  #19

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Thanks...the dang dog wasn't talking...I asked him.

Ya know what is such a riot... I cropped my shot of this dog exactly the same way! <insert Twilight Zone Muzak>

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Mar 29, 2008 23:49 |  #20

Who cares about getting it running...
Would be a GREAT prop for you to use for portraits! Model, senior, kid\baby, anything! Just park it in your park yard :-p


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Mar 30, 2008 00:09 |  #21

I think you are right about it being a 1952, I had a 1951. That flathead only puts out 80 hp, so I would recomment a 302 replacement and a Falcon front end with disk brakes. I do like the deep red color and remember the red paint from those days was kind of chalky looking. Heck, that truck is 7 years younger than I am!


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Mar 30, 2008 00:18 |  #22

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Who cares about getting it running...
Would be a GREAT prop for you to use for portraits! Model, senior, kid\baby, anything! Just park it in your park yard :-p

It would make a great prop....no doubt...the paint is rough but it has a certain depth to it...I think it could be buffed and given a fair sheen.


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Mar 30, 2008 00:21 |  #23

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I think you are right about it being a 1952, I had a 1951. That flathead only puts out 80 hp, so I would recomment a 302 replacement and a Falcon front end with disk brakes. I do like the deep red color and remember the red paint from those days was kind of chalky looking. Heck, that truck is 7 years younger than I am!

I was thinking a 48 block with Edelbrock heads and a triple deuce intake. I just like the flathead for the looks...not all that crazy into performance. But the Falcon front end with disks is a near must...


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Mar 30, 2008 05:12 |  #24

th first one looks great!! the second one looks a bit odd, but thats just cuz the rear end isnt very flattering on those trucks!! hehe




  
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Mar 30, 2008 08:55 |  #25

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th first one looks great!! the second one looks a bit odd, but thats just cuz the rear end isnt very flattering on those trucks!! hehe

No bumper and no tail lights add to the confusion. :D


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Mar 30, 2008 09:11 |  #26

I think Frank was a little confused before coffee this morning....the only Chevy motor going in a Ford I own would be the one in a box riding in the bed of the truck!

:D Well, I'd never put a Chevy in a Mopar, but a Ford is fair game & a lot of guys here use them. The idea behind that suggestion is cheap fun & it's pretty hard to hurt a 350.
Look carefully at the right side license bracket on this one:
'30 Model A Coupe 350

If it were mine, I'd put a 383 in it. ;)

I was thinking a 48 block with Edelbrock heads and a triple deuce intake. I just like the flathead for the looks...not all that crazy into performance. But the Falcon front end with disks is a near must...

They look good & I'm with you on that, but spending that kind of money for 1950's performance takes away the "fun factor" for me. I could probably live with the "302 replacement and a Falcon front end with disk brakes." mod, though.


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Mar 30, 2008 10:26 |  #27

Woolburr wrote in post #5221564 (external link)
I was thinking a 48 block with Edelbrock heads and a triple deuce intake. I just like the flathead for the looks...not all that crazy into performance. But the Falcon front end with disks is a near must...

I dunno...I'd like it better stock with the original engine. Part of its panache and appeal is to putter along some country roads, imagining the nostalgia and what it was like back then.

Anyone know the MPG for an 80hp flathead? :lol:


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Mar 30, 2008 22:40 |  #28

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:D Well, I'd never put a Chevy in a Mopar, but a Ford is fair game & a lot of guys here use them. The idea behind that suggestion is cheap fun & it's pretty hard to hurt a 350.
Look carefully at the right side license bracket on this one:
'30 Model A Coupe 350

If it were mine, I'd put a 383 in it. ;) They look good & I'm with you on that, but spending that kind of money for 1950's performance takes away the "fun factor" for me. I could probably live with the "302 replacement and a Falcon front end with disk brakes." mod, though.

I am more of a purist...I like my Fords to be Fords and my Chevys to be Chevys...I wouldn't own a Chrysler product...so you can put whatever in one of them. ;)

I helped a friend do a frame up restore on a '56...complete with the original 6 banger...unfortunately all the photos and negs of the project were destroyed in a fire in his shop.


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Mar 31, 2008 09:50 |  #29

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I dunno...I'd like it better stock with the original engine. Part of its panache and appeal is to putter along some country roads, imagining the nostalgia and what it was like back then.

Anyone know the MPG for an 80hp flathead? :lol:

40 MPG would be sweet. :lol: Around here we don't have enough straight road to appreciate anything more than 80hp anyway!


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