I visited my good friend Bob this morning. Â He just had his neck operation two weeks ago and wanted to go to the “Office” and see the gang. Â He is doing well and hopefully will regain all of his normal functions real soon. Â He cannot drive so I picked him up and Â drove him back and forth. Â Sometimes a friend just needs another friend to help them when in need. Â Car people are the best when it comes to helping each other out. Â Bob has picked me up many times in the past and driven me around so I felt good that I could repay the favor. Â He has not seen his roadster project in a couple of weeks so tonight he is going over for a visit to his baby.
We all have challenges during our life time and once we go through the procedure to meet the challenge we seem to be O.K. Â Yesterday, Bob O called and has a challenge that won’t seem to go away. Â The 12 volt conversion on his 40 coupe has developed into a dilemma that he or the gang can’t seem to solve. Â This morning was really a site for you to see. Â There were several tables of our gang going over service manuals on generators and regulators to see if they could solve the non-charging system in the forty. Â We finally came to the conclusion it must be a faulty regulator or an improperly polarized Â one that has burnt out the points. Â I will let you know the solution when we have one. Â If you work on these older charging systems it is helpful to have the correct service manual for the era. Â I have not used a generator on a car in the last 30 years so I had to look up the diagrams and see how the testing should be handled. Â Flatheads are popular and so simple to work on, but sometimes can be a challenge that takes a day or two to overcome. Â I like to keep my mind busy and the 40 is doing just that.
This 56 SW has a Paul Newman chassis and really handles on the highway. Â Frantic has one that he built for Lu and she drives the wheels off of the car. Â This body style is one of my favorites.
It is nice to see a couple of forties stopped in front of the beautiful home on the hilltop. Â I am a big sucker for a black plate car. Â My coupe had black plates that the new owner turned into the DMV.
There is nothing like having a cackle fest while your friends are visiting you. Â Ear plugs are optional.
The last stop was at Neal’s place where lunch was served. Â The RPU in the driveway is Neal’s.
Inside the garage was some real interesting “Stuff” you might like to have in your garage.
A flathead with fresh machine work looks like it would fit good in a roadster project. Â Chrome water pumps were the thing in my day but they always leaked.
How about a Deuce 4-door tucked away in the corner? Â The motor looks ready to go in this one. Â Note tube shocks on the front.
I love the color on this 41 pickup as well as the orange wheels. Â Why are 40/41 pickups so popular? Â You have to be small to fit in these cabs but I sure love the looks of this one.
Steve also attended the Vintage trailer show in Pismo. Â The Woody really looked great pulling the Airstream down the Coast highway.
I don’t know the brand but what a beautiful restored trailer. Â Ruby would fall in love with this one.
Yes, hot rodders love Vintage trailers too. Â These guys were having fun and enjoying the moment. Â Nice convertible sedan!
Today’s 40 Convertible….it could be yours!
A fully equipped 1940 Ford convertible has come on the market and judging by the photos I received it is a primo ride.
Here is another photo with the top down (my favorite) showing the classic body style of the forty Ford. Â I have lots of photos if you are interested in the car let me know and I will connect you to the owner. Â Please be advised that cars of this caliber are not inexpensive to purchase.