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PapaJoe



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Location: Massachusetts USA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:59 am    Post subject: New Member - 1917 Ford Model T, 1932 Chevy Coupe + Reply with quote

Hello, My name is Joe from just south of Boston, Massachusetts. I've been enjoying this website for quite some time and decided to chime in. My vehicles are all in good running condition (at the moment) but none are show vehicles, just drivers. So this website's philosophy and content seem just about perfect. Looking forward to sharing some of my projects, both successes and failures. Wishing everyone good health and safe motoring.
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1967 Harley (Aermacchi) Sprint SS
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Joe!

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, welcome Joe.

Perhaps you would like to share with us what you have. Some photos would be great.
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joe. Welcome. It is always good to see new members. Stay Safe..
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PapaJoe



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank to all for the welcome. Ray, I will load up some photos as soon as I figure out how it's done on this forum. Regards, Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2454
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PapaJoe wrote:
I will load up some photos as soon as I figure out how it's done on this forum. Regards, Joe


Excellent Joe!

Welcome to the forum.

Peter
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PapaJoe



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are photos of my 1917 Ford Touring, 1932 Chevy Coupe, and 1967 Harley (Aermacchi) Sprint SS. Regards, Joe

https://www.flickr.com/photos/191003545@N03/albums/72157716851454122
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote







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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO nice to see those great old cars being used. We are all for getting them seen out and about.
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: New Member - 1917 Ford Model T, 1932 Chevy Coupe + Reply with quote

PapaJoe wrote:
none are show vehicles, just drivers.


Joe, You are being very modest with your descriptions.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the kind comments. Here are some notes on the cars.

I've owned the Model T for many years and have only upgraded a couple of components. The NH carb is swapped for a Stromberg OF from the period. This improves acceleration and top-end speed, and the brass unit looks just right on the engine. For safety, I've added a set of period AC brakes to the rear. I just finished installing them, so it will take a little time to adjust them properly. We really enjoy this little car.

I've owned the '32 Chevy for 2 years much of which I've spent making it a reliable driver. Because I'm smarter than all the Chevy engineers of 1932, I tried to use modern techniques to adjust the rods and mains instead of following the service manual procedure. As a result, it took 3 attempts to get it right. This year I rebuilt the top end (using the service manual), so the Stovebolt Six is running as it should. This is my second early Chevy 6, having owned a 1929 Coupe years ago. People like this car because of it's flashy "Baby Cadillac" styling.
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe, the Chevy looks great, I'd love one.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. In the mid-seventies, I had a 1929 Chevy 3-window coupe, my first vintage car. That was the first year of the Stovebolt Six engine with an updraft carb. Had to sell it when I was transferred, and always wanted another. I found the 1932 5-window stored in a container in Maine in 2017. In 1932, Chevy upped the power to 60 HP and switched to a downdraft carb setup. Still, the '32 scratched the itch to replace my old '29.

Regards,
Joe
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Joe. I have a soft spot for T's as that was the first vehicle that I bought in 1960 and that lead to a long interest in T's and Model A's. Nowadays I go for more modern cars - Rovers, the oldest being a 1950 model.
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