1935 Ford Pickup
A quick tour of what's on this site. You can navigate using the buttons at the top of each page, or click on the links below:
- A running commentary on fixing up this truck dating back to 1998 when my wife and I bought it.
- Pictures of Ford V8 flathead engines and antique cars, including some pictures of one of the complete French flathead engines.
- Pictures of hotrods. Not all of these are Flathead powered. This is where I have pictures from the Tyrods reunions.
- Pictures of antique trucks.
- Pictures of Ford Mustangs, mostly from the 1960's. I also have some pics of "modern antique" (mid 1950's or later) Fords and Ford powered cars here.
- Links to web sites and information on all of the above, include restoration parts for early Ford V8's
- Getting close to the Early Ford V8 Spring Tuneup in Fitchburg, MA. April 17, 2005. Hope we have better luck than last year: we just barely got past the end of our road when the transmission started making some noise. Still not sure what happened, but something broke off and got jammed in the main drive gear. I think it may have been something from the synchronizer. We took the transmission out and used a dremel to clean it up so it stopped making a racket, but really need to get all new gears for the innards. And we located some steel rear fenders for the truck! Didn't buy them there, but did get them later in the summer. They still need to be straightened and painted and put on the truck.
- The annual Tyrods Hot Rod Reunion. Moved to a new location this year with room for more cars. So we took the truck. We're about an hour away from Canton (as opposed to 15 minutes from Hudson). Turns out that one ballast resistor isn't enough to keep the ignition coil from overheating with a 12 volt system. We had to change it in a convenience store parking lot. Yes, I keep a spare in the glove compartment. After getting home though, I went back to the adapter plate and a modern 12 volt coil.
- Fixed some broken links to the Stovebolt site sent in by an alert reader. Actually, maybe not such an alert reader since they sent the broken link e-mail to the people at Stovebolt! Or maybe just when given the choice, decided the Ford site must be correct, and the Chevy site must be broken. :-)
Plus a few things not deserving a place in the navigation bar:
Hope you find the site useful and informative! If you have comments or suggestions, I try to respond to e-mail.
- Tom Teixeira
Last modified Friday, May 20, 2005
All pictures taken by the author (except for the better ones, like on this page, which were taken by my wife)