Wednesday’s Words

No one showed up at Toppers today so I came home and started working on painting the engine for my roadster. My original thought was to just scuff and shoot it a new color but after examining the paint I knew it would have to be stripped to satisfy me. I have some stripper that you spray on so the job was not that difficult, just messy. I will not paint it until tomorrow when the block is nice and clean. While I had the engine upside down I pulled to pan to see what it looked like inside. I was happy the engine looks fresh with new assembly lube and clean everywhere you looked. The new oil pump pickup had been welded to ensure longevity which meant someone knew what they were doing. I am going to paint it maroon as I really liked the look in Walt’s Woody engine compartment with all black accessories. I might even consider painting the car a deep maroon which would not be a bad color for the roadster. I have always thought I would paint it black but my ability to shine has diminished since I started the project.

The paint flowed flawlessly yesterday and now the doors and dash are standing tall. The problem with restored parts is a place to store them while you finish the rest of the car. The wife said no to the extra bedrooms we have so I will have to hang them somewhere. My friend Gary, has his SD parts hanging all over his house, inside and out. You think the HOA would mind a few items hanging on the side of my walls! I sure have lots of problems with my old cars.

The stripper is about ready so ….

Stay Tooned!


I ran an ad looking for a model 40 sedan and there are not many available. I don’t know why but Deuce sedans are everywhere but the 33/34 Ford is either not desirable of just not for sale. The 1933 Ford is really hard to locate. In my youth the 34 was the sought after model not the 33. That changed in the 80’s when Boyd started the smooth 33 looking cars. He chose the roadsters and coupes but did build a couple of nice sedans. This was a rust free example for $15K.

A nice profile is what you are after with the sedan and this one certainly has the look. Stance is everything on these big sedans. The silver color looks good on the sedan. Note the curved louver hood sides.

I also liked this well done sedan with Americans and rubber running boards. Both of these cars are 1933. Have you priced a nice 33 hood or grille lately? The are quite high and difficult to locate in good condition.

I first saw the original version of this Alloway built roadster in Gatlinburg several years ago. I think it was one of the first DuVall windshield 33’s I had seen. I still like this car. The genie burnt in Alloway’s garage fire.

Here is another version of the DuVall windshield roadster in basic black.

A 37 grille can be made to look good on a 33/34 Ford roadster or coupe. This one is on HRHL for sale.

Jeff seems to like the same kind of cars I do. He has this one listed for sale again in basic black. Do you like the wheels he is running? I think they look great.

Another “Old Timer” is up for sale. I never grow tired of this look with all the accessories added to make it look authentic.

I have seen this before and it seems like a good idea in a sedan. The trunks in sedans are not that large to begin with so this is a space saver. The current availability of small batteries make this easy and accessible for changing the battery.

Today’s 33’s Rear End….Perfect!

Yes, I love the QC rear end in almost anything. The high arched A spring and the quickie just spell Hot Rod to me.

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