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  • #26
    IF the car is as it was produced, it is 6v Pos chassis.

    I would say your best bet is to lift up the floorboard and check to see what it has for a battery and which terminal goes to chassis.
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    • #27
      Thanks Wizzard!
      There is no battery in the tray under the floor board. Some point it must have been taken out.
      This thing appears to be untouched

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      • #28
        Well, you might find a farm equipment store and get a 6v battery for that tray. It was positive chassis as it came from the factory, and at a glance it looks like it has not been "modernized". Now, I don't remember which battery size was used in it, I would measure the tray size and find something that fits.

        Also, not knowing what fuel was left in it, I would seek a rebuild kit for that fuel pump, which is right behind the carburetor. It was made to suck the fuel up from the tank, so it needs to be in top shape.
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        • #29
          May I add my Welcome to the VFF Matt. Great find. I hope you will be able to keep and preserve this rare find.
          I'm envious! Jeff

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          • #30
            Thanks for the advice Dizzy.
            I’m sure I’ll find a battery that will fit it somewhere.
            Also thanks for the welcome Jeff
            I knew once I found this forum that everyone here would appreciate the car and give me the advice I need to take care of the car the right way
            ill keep you guys posted

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            • #31
              Here is the battery I use in my 1933 6 volt ford....3 years ago it was 112$ only now almost double the price???

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              • #32
                Originally posted by hortmanCAR View Post
                Thanks Wizzard!
                There is no battery in the tray under the floor board. Some point it must have been taken out.
                This thing appears to be untouched
                I noticed from the photo of the engine, that your engine has IRON heads. These were originally aluminum and were replaced at some time with iron heads. Note: The original aluminum heads sometimes caused problems and were often replaced with the more reliable iron heads.

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                • #33
                  Here is a photo of what the aluminum heads look like. Note: If I have problems with my used Aluminum heads, I too will replace them with iron heads, but Paint them with Aluminum paint to look like aluminum heads! Ha HA.
                  Last edited by ClaudeC; 05-20-2018, 08:45 AM.

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                  • #34
                    Nothing wrong with Gibbs oil except price. Here is the same spec oil at about 1/2 price. Brookville Roadster uses this oil on bodies to prevent rust. I buy it direct from company.
                    It will not fisheye paint.
                    all-purpose-4-way-lubricant-and-penetrating-oil

                    John

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                    • #35
                      Thanks John, Good to know another source of the Gibbs type oil. Is this 4 way lubricant the same formula?

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                      • #36
                        Just moved the 2 pallets that were in front of the car. One step closer to moving this jewel to my shop where all my tools are.
                        Hopefully she’s running soon.
                        Was the original firewall/ angled floor board wood?????

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                          • #38
                            Love that car man
                            2 1930 Tudors

                            Henry Ford said
                            "It's all nuts and bolts"


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                            • #39
                              I believe the firewall down to the top of the bell housing was steel with the floorboard being a 2 piece similar to the Model A floor.
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                              We grow old because we stop playing ...
                              NEVER Be The First To Get Old!" Pilfered from the MAFC SA Newsletter

                              I JUST CAN'T FIX STUPID!!

                              "Why so Serious?"

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                              • #40
                                The floor itself in these v8's was actually wood, whereas the floors in the model B fords was steel.
                                But the angled firewall was steel...for model B and V8... Think of it for a minute, a wooden firewall would not be a good idea.
                                Last edited by ClaudeC; 05-23-2018, 12:15 PM.

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                                • #41
                                  Yeah I’m thinking that a wood firewall is no good.

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                                  • #42
                                    Just aired up the tire
                                    fixing to load her up

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                                    • #43
                                      My Gosh!!!!!!
                                      I’m in love.

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                                      • #44
                                        Here we go

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                                        • #45
                                          WOW, beautiful. That potter trunk is rare, too.

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                                          • #46
                                            1934 ford fordor in your color is a very famous car.

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                                            • #47
                                              Have you made a decision about keeping it or not?

                                              The car looks fantastic, save all that barn dust
                                              2 1930 Tudors

                                              Henry Ford said
                                              "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                              • #48
                                                You have to keep that car! Rare Trunk and all, rare fender spares, Bonnie and Clyde history, If you sell it, you will never find another one like it. These 33/34 are hard to find in un tampered with condition. these classic fords are fun to drive, driving at 40 mph you feel excitement and adventure like you were going 90 mph. You have a living piece of history.
                                                Last edited by ClaudeC; 05-24-2018, 06:36 AM.

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                                              • #49
                                                Oh, with a beauty like that you just must save it and keep it for yourself.

                                                You've already paid for it, you can take your time with the work that will need to be done. Looks to me like all you need do is put gas in it and a battery.

                                                I know that once you have it roadable your other half will have an ear to ear grin while riding in it, or even driving it!
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                                                "We do not stop playing because we grow old;
                                                We grow old because we stop playing ...
                                                NEVER Be The First To Get Old!" Pilfered from the MAFC SA Newsletter

                                                I JUST CAN'T FIX STUPID!!

                                                "Why so Serious?"

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                                                • #50
                                                  At least clean it all up, get it running. Many of these cars will start right up after the simple techniques already given to you in this thread. Dive it for a while and if you get tired of it or see that it is not for you, then you can sell it, as a running original car.

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