A Steal at $28K

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A Steal at $28K

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:30 pm

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:33 pm

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by Atomic » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Boy wouldn't it be fun to go back to the 1930's and buy a bunch of $500 coupes to place in storage and resell today.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:15 pm

That is, indeed, quite the offer.

Only my lack of cash, and the fact that local roads, as well as road salt in the winter, would damage that car too quickly prevent me from seriously considering it.

But I've always been fascinated by cars of that era.

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:17 pm

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 pm

I forget where i got it - i kinda feel as if it were a t-shirt i saw an ad for.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by Bookworm » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 am

What i find interesting is that those are not restored cars. They're upgraded.

Disc brakes, for example. They'd still be nice looking, but not as dangerous on the road :)
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:00 am

Bookworm wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 am
What i find interesting is that those are not restored cars. They're upgraded.

Disc brakes, for example. They'd still be nice looking, but not as dangerous on the road :)
Still... unless a whole bunch of stuff was upgraded, have fun finding parts when something goes wrong...

I'd still love to have one, though... but it's not practical... Apart from car shows (where you transport it there on a trailer, as they have done, here), or on a nice, slow ride in the countryside on a Sunday afternoon, I can't really picture using these cars as "daily drivers"... Too much potential for damage.

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by Typeminer » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:08 am

Description sounds like they might have entirely replaced the suspension and drive train. The guys over at Doc's who rebuild old cars do that.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:17 am

I guess that would make more sense. I suppose some purists would object, but let them... :P

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by TazManiac » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:00 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:00 am
Bookworm wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 am
What i find interesting is that those are not restored cars. They're upgraded.

Disc brakes, for example. They'd still be nice looking, but not as dangerous on the road :)
Still... unless a whole bunch of stuff was upgraded, have fun finding parts when something goes wrong...

I'd still love to have one, though... but it's not practical... Apart from car shows (where you transport it there on a trailer, as they have done, here), or on a nice, slow ride in the countryside on a Sunday afternoon, I can't really picture using these cars as "daily drivers"... Too much potential for damage.
This would definitely be 'the Other Car', exactly for Sunday Drives, etc...

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by Bookworm » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 pm

327/350 auto sounds like a complete engine and drivetrain replacement, yes.

As for the potential for damage? Only if you hit someone, and they're likely to be the one damaged.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by Catawampus » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:15 pm
That is, indeed, quite the offer.

Only my lack of cash, and the fact that local roads, as well as road salt in the winter, would damage that car too quickly prevent me from seriously considering it.

But I've always been fascinated by cars of that era.
One in original configuration would be interesting to drive around sometime, but I wouldn't want to actually own one. There have been a lot of improvements in performance over the years that it would lack, and of course the whole issue of maintenance and repair would be annoying.

An old car body that has been updated externally, on the other hand, might be fun. I would have to really look it over first, though, to be sure that it all meshed together well and that it didn't have some weird hybrid issues. I had a car from the early 1950's that was basically entirely re-worked as far as the power-train went, and it was fun to drive around in (though had terrible fuel efficiency).

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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 pm

Bookworm wrote:
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What i find interesting is that those are not restored cars. They're upgraded.

Disc brakes, for example. They'd still be nice looking, but not as dangerous on the road :)
They're hot rods.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:16 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:17 am
I guess that would make more sense. I suppose some purists would object, but let them... :P
Hot rods are an art form in and of themselves.

In the 40s/50s/60s engine swaps and suspension upgrades were common, though there was subset of hot rod culture that specialised in getting max performance out of cars' original Ford flathead engines {which Ford didn't discontinue until some time in the 50s - 1958, i think}.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by Bookworm » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:41 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:16 pm
lake_wrangler wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:17 am
I guess that would make more sense. I suppose some purists would object, but let them... :P
Hot rods are an art form in and of themselves.

In the 40s/50s/60s engine swaps and suspension upgrades were common, though there was subset of hot rod culture that specialised in getting max performance out of cars' original Ford flathead engines {which Ford didn't discontinue until some time in the 50s - 1958, i think}.
I believe that the Ford production plant in one of the south american countries (Brasil?) Kept making the V8-60 until the 70's or 80's.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by jwhouk » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:56 pm

I have had the privilege of riding in a '40 Ford Deluxe V8 that was not modified. It... wasn't much to speak of.
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:56 pm
I have had the privilege of riding in a '40 Ford Deluxe V8 that was not modified. It... wasn't much to speak of.
The '40 Coupe - like the black one in those photos - was highly regarded as a starting point for rods because it was very well-balanced.

{As was the '57 Chevy and even its station wagon variant.}
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:20 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:41 am
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:16 pm
lake_wrangler wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:17 am
I guess that would make more sense. I suppose some purists would object, but let them... :P
Hot rods are an art form in and of themselves.

In the 40s/50s/60s engine swaps and suspension upgrades were common, though there was subset of hot rod culture that specialised in getting max performance out of cars' original Ford flathead engines {which Ford didn't discontinue until some time in the 50s - 1958, i think}.
I believe that the Ford production plant in one of the south american countries (Brasil?) Kept making the V8-60 until the 70's or 80's.
Wouldn't surprise me - the original VW Beetle was in production down there for years after they stopped making it elsewhere.

The flatty was a damned strong engine, and you could push it further than an OHV design before something broke.

Mill the heads, polish-and-port, install a half-race cam and a stroker kit...
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Re: A Steal at $28K

Post by Dave » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 pm

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:20 pm
Mill the heads, polish-and-port, install a half-race cam and a stroker kit...
A pity that the good fuel/oxidizer mixes suitable for storable JATO boosters weren't developed until the late 1950s...

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