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Bramton, on canada - Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 11:35:17 (EDT)
I love 1932 fords. They are the most beautifil cars ever built. I have to admit i am a street rodder, and do my share of modifing but either way it's hard to beat the lines of a '32. Also I am suprised you didn't include a three window coupe. Maybe something we can look foward to in the near future.
ST.Clair Shores, MI USA - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 18:39:56 (EST)
I visited The Ford Museum & Greenfield Villiage, in Oct.1994, this made the work trip (two weeks)worth while, I loved it, I tell people about it all the time, proud you have a webb site now, it's very nice.
Albertville, Al Marshall - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 10:19:27 (EST)
This website is really interesting many old cars are now sold as classics for thousands of dollars. But threy were worth so little back than I can not believe that the model T auto mobile was worth 825 dollars that is so cheap but I guess back then it was a alot of money. Your site is so cool hope there were more like it. sincerly, erika
houston, tx U.S.A. - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 17:17:33 (EST)
If you really like this 32 Ford or the 49 Ford, check out www.earlyfordv8.org for a club devoted to these cars.
Rusty Davis <email@example.com>
Monroe, MI USA - Monday, December 27, 1999 at 17:08:40 (EST)
You know... i am so glad you have this site because i am doing an assignment about' technology. And i picked Henry Ford..." 1932 Ford Model T" for its stylish, rare and delicate beauty i am only 17 years old...but i love classic cars. If only i had one. Thanx!, Kimberly Van Winkle
Kimberly Van Winkle <Supergirl_1569@yahoo.com>
San Antonio, Tx United States - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:36:55 (EST)
I have always loved the "Duece" 32 Ford. A Hot Rod Club I belonged to in the 50's had a 32 Ford Pickup. We ran B Altered at the drags and for a short time we held the national record with NHRA. I love to see a great 32 Street Rod......Maybe some day......
Ralph King <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Annapolis, MD USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 18:51:06 (EDT)
Hi first time at this site just looking into what a Model B was and how long made and why it was made. thanks Mickey Stubley
Mickey Stubley <email@example.com>
Gibsons, BC Canada - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 01:39:42 (EDT)
O.K. So we all know that Mr. Henry Ford was the first to manufacture the V-8 engine and put his design 20 years ahead of its time. Henry Ford was the Concept Guy. Who were the detail men, i.e., the engineers or the head engineer on this "impossible project" My hat's off to the gallant engineers who actually took Ford's concept and actually made his dream happen. Any ideas? help. Larry P. in K.C. Who were the men behind the scenes, the truly unsung heros.
Larry Parrish <LLPGM@aol.com>
Lenexa, KS Johnson - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 23:12:50 (EDT)
My father-in law has a 32 roadster and we are currently building another 32 now. If anyone can help me witha coupe body I would be most appreciative. Even a complete car. I have aslo just purchased a Ford Tunescope, mid 30's era, any info on this wo uld be appreciated.
Ross Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pukekohe, New Zealand - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 18:08:07 (EDT)
We have a fully restored 1932 Ford Model 18 Deluxe Coupe that we regularly use in tours and trips. I purchased this car in 1953 when I was 14 years old and drove it through high school and college. Let's see, I guess that means I have personally owned this car for 46 years! I finally got around to restoring it in the 1970s and it is still in showroom condition. It frequently takes 1st Place awards in car shows and attracts a lot of attention wherever it goes. I grew up in a 1939 Ford coupe and remember wonderful times with my parents as we traveled in that car. Now we have raised three children, now all grown to adulthood, and each of them can say they grew up in our 1932 Ford. Perhaps one day there will be grandchildren to experience this too. This fine little car is an integral part of our lives and is our pride and joy.
John Farrar <email@example.com>
Acton, CA USA - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 12:48:15 (EDT)
you need more pictures of older cars
Sallisaw, OK U S of A - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 09:30:20 (EST)
I have just purchased a '32 Ford pickup and I found some of the specifications to be very interesting. If you have or can get this type of information on the pickup I would be very interested in seeing it. I will check in from time to time just to se e. Mel
Temperance, MI USA - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 19:44:04 (EST)
I think im the biggest Ford fan that ever lived. I am enjoying this web site very much and am looking foreward to seeing anything that you add in the future. I learned to love Fords from my dad C.C.Lance who was born in 1909.(Please see my guest book c omments in the Model T section). His first Ford V8 was a 36 coupe. When I was born in 1952 he was driving a 50 Mercury 4 door. He also owned a 46 1 1/2 ton Ford truck and a 51 F-1. Later he bought a 56 F-100,57 Merc.Wagon,61 Merc Wagon a 66 Bronco and a 72 F-350. Yes I learned at an early age to be a Ford Nut. Not enough room to tell all the wonderfull stories. My dad ran a welding shop in Orlando for 40 years and in that time collected many old Fords. Well guess who got to play with them. He ended up wi th so many cars that is collection was like a history of Ford. He had a 26 Model T a 28 and 30 Model A and flat head V8 cars from 32-53 including 85 HP 60 HP up to 110 HP Merc. One thing I learned about a flathead V8.....if it doesnt crank after one revolution..somethings wrong with it. What a great motor! My older brother Ralph Lance still has a steel shop in Birmingham,Al. He built a yard crane out of a 50 1 1/2 ton Ford truck in 1968. It has no body just a boom on the frame and a tracter seat with stearing and controls facing rear. He painted it DOT yellow and named it the Yellow Monster. The Yellow Monster has been used daily for 31 years and that old flat head engine has ne ver failed. My Dad has passed on and most of his old cars were sold to make room to improve his property. One of the things I saved was a V 12 flat head engine from a 38 Lincoln. This motor has not run in 40 years. I have all the parts except the Distribu ter. I would love to hear it run. My understanding is this engine has the same small pistons as the 60 HP V8 and did not have a lot of power...only 292c.i. Well I dont care, Ford V8 engines from 32 right up to the 98 Mustang Cobra 4.6L sound better than A NY OTHER. I know that old V12 with some straght pipe has got to sound out of this world. When I get it running I guess I will have to build a street rod just to show it off. Oh that reminds me, My pet peave is Ford Hot Rods with Chevy engines.There should be a law. Want to solve the problem of people tail gating you. Cool story. Going down a mountain in Birmingham at night with Ralph in his 49 Ford truck with a set of stacks behind the cab. This guy was tail gating us doing around 60 mph. Well Ralph left his old truck in gear and shut off the ignition for 30 sec. then turned it back on. Well let me tell you it shot 4' flames out of his exhaust stacks and scared the hell out of the guy behind us. He backed off fast. This is really not a good thing to try, it could damage something least of which could be the lose of your muffler. I love the sound that Ford motors make. That Turnpike Cruser engine in my dads 57 Merc. was really cool sounding when you reved it up and then let off. Theres nothing sweeter than hearing a flathead V-8 at idel. Another really sound is a Model A at idel with the spark retarded...you can count the times the engine fires. I love going to car shows and studing the evolution of the body Ford Body styles. But, what I lile the most are the motors. If I win the Lotto I would have a working display of every Ford motor built from 1903-present. Or wouldnt it be cool to have a web page where you could see and listen to any Ford Motor run. How about a web page where you could drive a Model T or any other car you wanted. Well I know this is getting long, so I will close by telling you how much I love The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. The sights and sounds are wonderfull. I really like the fact that so much of our history is on disp lay there and everything is in working order. I like anything with a piston from a steam engine to a car motor and this is the only place in the world you can see it all up and running. I just wish I lived closer, I would visit every week. OK I said I was stopping but, got to tell you a funny story about the last time I was at Greenfield village. My son and I visited in 1994 after the Brickyard 400 at Indy. At the time he was 18. We were standing by the Ice Cream shop waiting on the big clock in the old J ewelry store to work its magic. For any of you that have not seen it. This is a really old store from London with life size figures that move when the clock strikes on the hour and half hour. Any way in front of us stood this older lady and a young girl a round 15 or so. It was about 5 min. till the hour and the young girl, who had her arms crossed and was impatiently tappng her foot,suddenly exclaimed "GRANDMA HOW MUCH LONGER TILL THIS THANG GOES OFF". My son and I looked at each other and fell on the gra ss with laughter. Oh well "WHAT EVER"! Oh yes one other thing this was the same day they had some flywheelers clubs at Greenfield Village with their hit & miss engines and steam tracters on display. Oh man that was cool. I could watch thoes things run for ever. Well if anyone wants to e-mail me with cool stories my e-mail is DavidOrlando@webtv.net. Im a Lt. with The Orlando Int'l. Airport Fire Dept. and guess what I do all day! I watch all them planes take off (and they pay me for it).
David Lance <DavidOrlando@webtv.net>
Orlando, Fl U.S.A. - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 21:47:39 (EST)
Hello, and congratulations! My father was visiting me from Argentina and seeing the pictures of the 1932 Coupe V8 brought him old memories of the one my grandfather used to have! Thanks!
Alex & Enzo Plüss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Moreno Valley, Ca U.S.A. - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 13:58:05 (EST)
Just researching the life of Henry Ford, and how he changed American History for my AP US History project. Thanks for the help and pictures!
MD USA - Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 17:08:40 (EDT)
First visit - love it! My father had a Ford dealership back in the 1930's. Still have original brochures on 1932 Ford. Currently own 1932 roadster street rod.
Jim Rothwell <email@example.com>
Concord, NC 28025 - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 19:45:08 (EDT)
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