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Author:  Dedwinson [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:04 am ]
Post subject:  New member '54 Customline

Just got a '54 Customline about a month ago. This is my second resto/mod (http://www.frontiernet.net/~dedwinson/). I "finished" a '66 Corvair Convertible a few years ago and came across a clean '54 so I took the plunge.

I tend to do a lot of research before digging into a project, but aleady I am thinking a 302/351 engine swap and adding a C4. Currently the old Y-Block leaks from a main seal and the carb leaks bad so I figure if I am pulling the engine I might as well go newer since my wife wants A/C, Power Steering etc. The Old Y-Block just doesn't have the mounting spots for all the modern items.

I am also going to completely convert everything to 12 volt. The old 6 volt system is still there and "works" but there are bare worn wires all over the place just waiting to spark and catch fire.

Body is in superb shape with only 66K original miles which, combined with being stored most of the time, is why the body and frame are in great shape. Most of my resto work will be minor body dings and engine etc.

Really looking for any guidance as some rodder message boards have folks that seem short tempered. I only gather this by reading responses to other posters over the board's history.

Author:  Dedwinson [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New member '54 Customline

Couple of pictures of the car just before I brought it home.

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Author:  Fairlane62 [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New member '54 Customline

Looks nice. Don't see many with the continental kit.

I think that you will find that folks here are not short tempered, they just want to help.

James

Author:  hotrodprimer [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New member '54 Customline

Welcome to the site, we are a small group dedicated to the '54 Ford and everyone is willing to offer help & assistance.

We don't have any problems with attitudes because everyone is here for the love of '54 Fords.

With that said our members have a lot of experience in restoring & hot rodding and we all get along.

Author:  Dedwinson [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New member '54 Customline

From what I have seen by reading posts and responses, folks seem extremely willing to help out. I have been highly active on my other board (corvair) and hope to continue the same here offering both help and asking questions.

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Author:  54vicky [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:51 pm ]
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welcome very nice looking as an aside it has Coranodo (spelling?) kit so as not to confuse other newbies in future not you as I am sure you were aware

Author:  Dedwinson [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New member '54 Customline

I heard people call it a Continental kit, but that's probably because you see similar on Lincoln's and the name stuck in folk's minds. They sound similar anyhow Continental Coronado. Honestly Continental seems easier to say anyhow but a rose is still a rose and by any other name still smells as sweet.

Author:  paul274854 [ Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:22 pm ]
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Nice looking car - welcome

Author:  Rustyfords [ Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:24 am ]
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Looks like you have a nice, clean little sedan to start out with.

We don't do bad tempers, flaming, or things like that here. We're all about getting, and keeping these cars on the road, regardless of whether they're stock, hotrodded, or something in between.

Like Danny said, we're a small group but willing to help.

Author:  Dedwinson [ Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New member '54 Customline

so far I have been extremely impressed with the help I have already received from this board. makes a person feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and looking forward to offering my help as I build up my knowledge base and start contributing.

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