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Old 02-12-2022, 05:30 PM   #41 (permalink)
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This '29 Ford Model A still roams around in my hometown, yet its stock sidevalve engine was replaced by a 4-cyl Chevy 153 more than 30 years ago, most likely due to parts shortage between the '70s and '90s.


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Old 02-12-2022, 05:49 PM   #42 (permalink)
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No camera () but last time I was at the recyclers, in the parking lot was a 28-29 phone booth truck. Maroon with similar wheels and a big amber fog light below the radiator.

I hadn't seen it in years. It used to be a regular on South A Street.
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with similar wheels
Notice this has 14-inch wheels instead of the 18-inch stock ones. The owner of this car said the tires are of the same size (7.35-14 bias-ply) fitted to the local derivatives of the Dodge Dart.
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Similar, to include mill finish five-spokes.

28-29 Fords had 21x3" wheels, 30-31s had 19x3" (same as the BMW i3).

IIRC '32s went to 17s. Wrong:18s.
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28-29 Fords had 21x3" wheels, 30-31s had 19x3" (same as the BMW i3).

IIRC '32s went to 17s. Wrong:18s.
I have seen motorcycles with larger tires. On a sidenote, some folks who were already more supportive of a stock look tended to adapt motorcycle tires to old Fords from that vintage in my country.
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A flathead block strapped, girdled and plated with billet aluminum.
Roller lifters and roller bearing camshaft to get 460 thou of valve lift
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I'd be more interested onan engine suitable to all-around drivability instead of "breaking records", yet it's always cool to see some developments still being applied to the Flathead V8.
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