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1932 Ford Coupe Project

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Post  Wayne Pearce March 4th 2016, 12:31 pm

That's looking great, Pat - I'm envious of you for the car, and having such a great dad!

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Post  JACKAZZFLATZ March 4th 2016, 1:41 pm

That is turning out waaay cool ! Very nice.
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Post  61coon March 4th 2016, 1:45 pm

Pat, that sure is a super nice car! I love the fact that you and your dad are building it. You'll never forget any aspect of the project. Thanks for posting it up! I enjoy reading every bit of it! ---RED
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Post  billandlori March 5th 2016, 12:00 am

That thing is just flat out cool!! Ford in a Ford, painted a Ford color to boot!! Should be a real fast little car too!

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Post  supervel45 March 5th 2016, 12:04 am

Something else I like are the PI center caps, had hell keeping mine on my Crown Vic but, they looked cool as hell. Cool

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Post  Tommyj466 March 5th 2016, 7:22 am

Looking great! Thanks for updating this thread. You and your Dad have made a hell of a nice car as well as great memories!

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Post  patfromjersey August 21st 2016, 3:58 pm

It's been a long time since my last post, but I made some great progress.  Work has been so busy, that I'm hardly on the internet anymore.  When I work on the car, I just want to get it done, so I haven't taken all the pictures I wanted to either.  haha  I can't believe this engine is 10 years old this summer, with all the parts, except for the stroker kit (Barry at Survival Motorsports), bought through Lem Evans!  Lem, this Ford 521 has 5000 street miles and 100+ drag strip passes and it's still running strong, even after sitting and rotating religiously for 4 years in the garage.  This was the first engine I ever built by myself.  Well, two weeks ago, Dad and I took the maiden voyage and she runs great!  I can't believe how quick this thing is.  I put it on the scales at a place down from my job, and it's 2800lbs with a half tank of gas (10 gallons).  All that's left is the interior, which I will have done over the winter, when the guy who did the seat gets slow.  I still have some more work on the clearcoat, mostly buffing out some spots I missed and a couple runs to smooth out. It looks good in the pictures, but I'm my worst critic.  I think I watch too much TV car shows where they are perfect.  Anyway, I can't tell you how happy I am to finally have it driveable for my Dad.  I'm going to take it to South Carolina to see my brother over Labor Day, up to Dad's two weeks after that, and then I will keep it in his garage when he comes back from a trip with Mom early October.  Thanks again to Ed and Chris at New Age Motorsports for a beautiful template and excellent support!!!  

I only had the seat done.  It's in heather grey tweed and gray vinyl.  The rest of the inside will be the same theme.  I like the old school vinyl/tweed mix.

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I found some LED license plate bolts, which have a threaded shaft and nut to hold the plate on.  The B&M Quicksilver shifter has a micro switch for reverse lights, so maybe I have the only 32 Ford with reverse lights.  haha The lighted LED above the plate comes on with the parking lights for the plate.  The 50's Pontiac LED tail lights are nice and bright.  

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Here's a quick video of my Dad (nickname Troat - Jersey accent for throat, he always has a sore troat)

https://youtu.be/xwed-HnNPw8
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Post  cool40 August 22nd 2016, 12:35 am

Cool Cool Cool great job! You're gona have a blast in that thing!
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Post  Lem Evans August 22nd 2016, 11:22 am

Nice Exclamation

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Post  John Myrick August 22nd 2016, 1:23 pm

Great looking hot rod Pat Cool

It doesn't look like you have a brace going from the top alternator bolt to either the frame or a water pump bolt. After time I have seen set-ups like this break that bolt.  Especially with the amount of spacers you have.

Just an observance
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Post  patfromjersey August 22nd 2016, 9:20 pm

Thanks Guys!  John, I've had this setup since 2006 in my 66 Fairlane when I went with the electric water pump.  I had a nice bracket from the alternator to the mechanical water pump before that.  I do have a nice heavy duty turnbuckle setup underneath the alternator, which I use to take the belt off.  The alternator is solid, so I will take my chances it will keep working the way it's been.  I have dual batteries in the Coupe, so if I lose the alternator, I know I can drive 45 minutes at night with no alternator.  Don't ask me how I know that.  Laughing    I had to do it in the Fairlane about 6 years ago from my brother's house.  Dual electric fans, electric fuel pump, electric water pump, lights, and light to light all the way home.  I just made it to my house.

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Post  bbf-falcon August 28th 2016, 4:41 am

Very nice Pat.You and dad outdone yourself.Glad to hear from you and thx for the update.

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