First start of our new 1953 Ford Customline. I saw this car on a coldwarmotors video. The three video series on this car was called "Will it run episode 20". At the end of the second video I wanted the car so I called Scott and we came to an agreement. He normally collects old Chryslers and he doesn't sell cars but I am persistent so I gave it a successful shot. We towed the Customline home on a tow dolly with a 2001 Dodge Dakota for 5000 Km's from Edmonton, Alberta to Hamilton, Ontario in three days. It was a fun trip.
I take a look at the Fan and the generator and repair them. I am not too sure about the generator I have a feeling that the field windings are damaged, probably from the bare wiring shorting out and/or people trying to start it with a 12 volt battery. I didn't get a chance to try it out in the car.
Work continues on the 1953 Ford Customline. Just a quick engine tune up and replacing some of the scarier wiring to see if the generator works. Sadly the cooling fan decided to fly apart so I have another thing to fix but the best part of this old beastie is most parts can be repaired. More to come.