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40 Ford Stock....or is it?

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started on my pre WW2 40 ford club contest Project, I picked up this 40 for $5.00 at the last meeting, contest is for pre world war 2 cars so I thought I'd do a early Moonshine runner with a Hot Flat Head, not doing to good with info from the net on what speed equipment would have been available, I do have a resin duel carb intake that I'm sure would have been used ( I hope, ) other wise what did they do pre WW2 ? also if anyone has an extra set of Headlights I could use a set ;)

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Taken apart and ready for the Easy Off soak

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Typical 60s/70s Paint going to need another soak

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I'm quite sure pre-war flathead speed stuff was limited to that dual carb intake, at least what you could see. And maybe some type of homemade dual pipes. Put a "load dump" pipe under the rear bumper and use some truck type tires with a period correct look. Moon runners are neat cars, good luck!

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Jon is right. The '38 and onward engines had 24 head studs, as opposed to 21 on earlier engines. By 1940, there just weren't a huge number of available aftermarket parts for the newer engines. As he says, you'd be safe with a 2-carb manifold and some cobbled up headers and dual pipes. That's about all that would show. Some of the real hot-shoes racing on the lakes would have converted magnetos, but not likely on a shine-runner.

It wasn't until after the war that the availability of trick flathead parts exploded onto the market.

Very cool project. Glad you're trying to get the period stuff right.

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Thanks Guys

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cool car but aint supposed to be rusty

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ha! an exta leaf spring..........i know what it will be hauling!

cheers

bryan

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