Here you will find the latest additions to this website.
The links below guides you to the respective sites were the addition is described. Some contents will show up in the respective area of the part and in the overall assembly site.
Since May we have traveleld about 2900 km with very few problems and 5 oil changes. . From now on I I try to give from time to time some information about the performance of the car and things that happen and need attention.
So far everything has been working fine, only the following items needed to be replaced: Condensor and flasher, both new parts.
One thing concerns me: The engine has developed a quite impressive oil leak. I have nor jet investigated enough, it could be the rear main or more probable the end of the camshaft. It is not blow by, overfill or a blocked oil brather pipe. I installed an oil janitor, so it is not a problem, but a nuisance. I will see if I can spare some time during the winter to remove the oil pan and have a more closer look.
The car is finally finished had has passed the governmental check for roadworthyness (TÜV) without problems. See pictures in major milestonses.
Interior is finished:
Rear door upholstery front door upholstery and window trim, front seat.
Windshield and wiper installed. For just the wiper see here.
Front floorboards in.
The interior is begun. All pictures regarding the assembly of the interior (upholstery, dash panel, window frames and mouldings, headliner, floorpans and carpet you will find in the section "interior".
So far the headliner and cord, windlace, panels, floor pans and cowls panels, carpets, rear and quarter windows and window shades, the respective garnish mouldings and window frames and the rear seat are in the car. Starts to look nice.
February 19th 2015
Entire fuel system is installed in the car.
Speedometer cable installed.
Instrument panel installed with ammeter, speedometer instrument light, pop out switch and the respective wiring.
Headlights, Horn and Main Harness.
Stop light switch installed and wired.
Turn signals installed and wired
Pictures of undercarriage wiring
Battery disconnect switch
January 5th 2015
Hood installed and body finally shimmed.
Running board trim, mat and rear fenders and apron.
Doors: finished including glass, window riser, latch and lock mechanism.
December 19th 2014
The body is on the chassis! See also major milestones.
December 10th 2014
Final assembly has begun. We added a new chapter "Assembly" were from now on all the pitures will shown.
Engine Pans installed.
Front fenders, apron and running boards assembled,
November 18th 2014
All sheet metal parts painted.
Front and back seat upholstery finished.
October 26th 2014
Windshield painted and glass installed.
Shell repainted and polished.
September 19th 2014
Rain gutters installed.
Final Preparation for painting are finished.
July 20th 2014
Preparation for painting has been started: Filling.
May 25th 2014
The car is running, respectively the chassis. We drove around! I think you could call it a "Running
May 19th 2014
Engine mounted in chassis and running! Great!
May 19th 2014: Hi Chester, you asked a question about the pictures of the wood. I can not reply to your email adress, it says connection refused. Please try again, may be with another
May 3rd 2014
Due to the assumed accident the right panels above the doors had to be pronlonged for about 0,5 cms.
Rear door checks assembled.
All wood is finished, sheet metal nailed and riveted to wooden skeleton and body finally adjusted and removed from the
Tires mounted on wheels and wheels mounted on hubs.
March 16th 2014
Gas tank installed.
Hood: Disappointing realisation: The original hood has to be replaced.
New Radiator from Brassworks arrived.
Body Aligment (Hood Alignment and assembly and fitting of passenger side doors) startet.
Radiator emblem cleaned and polished.
March 8th 2014
Sunvisor and panel above windshield attached to the body.
The fitting of the body (cowl, wood, sheet metal) is quite tricky due to the deformation of mainly the cowl section due to an accident sometimes in the past of our car.
February 16th 2014
Engine assembly continued.
Water pump finished.
First sheet metal panels nailed to the wooden sceleton.
January 26th 2014
Pictures of Mahagony Woodgraining added.
Engine assembly started.
January 4th 2014
Mahagony Woodgraining finished
Engine is back from the machine shop, painted and ready for assembly.
Wooden sceleton is finished.
December 4th 2013
Mahagony Woodgraining begun: Preparations made: Blasted, primed, filled, base colour painted.
October 1st 2013
Water pump housing blasted and primed.
Radiator examined: Leaking and rotten.
Water return pipe and drain petcock finished.
Top Wood finished. (see also assembly and wood fitting)
Accelerator assembly is finished.
Sediment bowl is finished.
Speedometer and speedometer cable are finished.
As suggested on fordbarn.com we replaced the welded steering arms with good used originals. Safety first!
August 15th 2013
Door Pillars, inner and outer side rails finished (Body wood)
Engine cracks closed, engine ready for babitt boring and cylinder honing.
Carburator and accelerator assembly andsediment bulb have been disassembled.
Oil pump is reassembled and ready.
Reproduction manifold availiable.
Water pump housing has been sandblasted and turned out to be cracked.
July 8th 2013
Oil pan finished, oil pump disassembled and cleaned.
Block cleaned, disappointing insight, the block is cracked twice.
Paint removed of replacement head.
Water pump disassembled.
Connecting rods and pistons disassembled and cleaned
May 31st 2013
Bumbers are back from plating.
Inside door handles, window handles and seat adjust knob are back from plating.
May 11th 2013
Steering column, steering gear, steering wheel, horn rod finally assembled.
All electrical parts are restored, wiring and coils available as reproductions and ready for assembly! In Detail:
Cutout mounted on generator.
Horn finished. Headlights, taillights and cowl lamps finished.
Windshild wiper finished.
Battery box installed.
April 12th 2013
Headlamps (ebay France) and taillights (ebay US) disassembled.
A new battery.
Horn (ebay US) disassembled.
More pictures of wood and door alignment.
March 14th 2013
New chapter Body Assembly and Wood Fitting in Body section created.
In This chapter we try to dicribe the "interesting" process of fitting and aligning the wood, doors, cowl etc.
Starter is finished and in working order!
February 23rd 2013
February 14th 2013
Steering gear and steering column finished.
Door wood installed.
January 27th 2013
Horn Rod finished, as ist is part of the steering column you will find it there.
December 31st 2012
Assembly continued: Brakes finished:(see also brakes), shock absorbers mounted.
December 3rd 2012
Assembly has begun: Front and rear axle, brake shafts (see also brakes), transmission, u-joint, drive train and clutch have been assembled into the frame.
Rear brakes including hubs and drums are finished and assembled.
September 26th 2012
All Brake and hubs parts finished, some brake parts preassembled.
All shock absorber parts are ready for assembly.
August 9th 2012
Brake completely dissambled and parts sandblasted, wheels blasted and attempted to paint (failed), hubs finished.
More parts of body wood finished.
Vince Falter's Page in the links section
June 16th 2012
Transmission, Clutch and Flywheel finished.
April 30th 2012
Some links online.
April 22nd 2012
Windshield frame finished, less final paint and glass.
5. April 2012
All remaining sections of "Restoration" online.
1. April 2012
Tie rod, front Axle and remaining parts of springs finished. Actual pictures uploaded (Front axle, tie rod, springs).
Chapters "Transmission and Clutch" and "Cooling System" uploaded.
22. March 2012
More Pictures in Area Restoration - Body online. (e.g. Body Wood)
20. March 2012
Pictures in Area Restoration - Body - Doors are online.
19. March 2012
Website is online! (Not all pictures have been uploaded jet)