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Feb 9, 2024 - 6:46:28 AM
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rinemb

USA

16147 posts since 5/24/2005

I would like to pin down year this local pic was taken. (Photo is low rez). Photo has fashions and autos. Auto production was interrupted by WW2. I saw many of these cars as a kid in the 50s. ladies fashions? Thanks, brad


 

Feb 9, 2024 - 6:57:15 AM
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RB3

USA

1983 posts since 4/12/2004

I'm guessing that the car in the lower right corner is the newest one in the photo. Accordingly, I would guess that the picture was taken no earlier than about 1946.  I learned to drive on a 1948 Plymouth coupe that my father used to drive to work; it hand front fenders that looked very much like the car in the lower right corner of the photo.

Edited by - RB3 on 02/09/2024 07:00:44

Feb 9, 2024 - 7:01:52 AM

1256 posts since 3/7/2006

quote:
Originally posted by RB3

I'm guessing that the car in the lower right corner is the newest one in the photo. Accordingly, I would guess that the picture was taken no earlier than about 1946.


I'm going to agree. I was thinking 1940's mobster style coups. Maybe mid 1940's. I just cannot pin down specific makes or models. The clothing looks appropriate for that era as well. 

Feb 9, 2024 - 7:11:56 AM

40848 posts since 3/5/2008

I'm thinkin the 1940's

Latter part..
Looks post wwll...
Could it be early rual small town 1950..?

 

Mebee ..a more metropolitan..

City or area might have the latest trends n stuff.?

Edited by - STUD figmo Al on 02/09/2024 07:14:39

Feb 9, 2024 - 7:40:05 AM
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rinemb

USA

16147 posts since 5/24/2005

The photo is a portion of downtown Wichita, my home town. The Spines store is a friend of mines old family clothing shop. I my guess was shortly after WW2. Brad

Feb 9, 2024 - 7:43:11 AM
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rinemb

USA

16147 posts since 5/24/2005

My gramma drove a car like the light colored one, clear into the late 1950s. Dad finally forced her to get a new car. It had air conditioning! Brad

Feb 9, 2024 - 8:48:52 AM
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14936 posts since 1/15/2005

I'm with Wayne thinking the mid 40's. The coupe is late 30's, maybe 1938, but could be a 40 model, but not a 40 Ford coupe.

Feb 9, 2024 - 10:58:37 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27877 posts since 6/25/2005

I put it at 1946-47 before reading the replies. Looks like a unanimity—as rare as that is on this forum.

Feb 9, 2024 - 12:46:58 PM
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rinemb

USA

16147 posts since 5/24/2005

I would love to have the coupe!

Feb 9, 2024 - 2:55:26 PM
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8551 posts since 9/5/2006

1949

Feb 10, 2024 - 7:22:50 AM

14936 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

I would love to have the coupe!


Me too.  I sold my '38 Ford coupe a few years ago and would probably miss it if drove it some.  Sitting in storage didn't do me or the car much good.  Hopefully the new owner is driving it.

Feb 10, 2024 - 7:34:58 AM

chuckv97

Canada

71789 posts since 10/5/2013

I’d say 1948. Looks like a woman in the lower left , & wearing- goodness gracious- “slacks” !

Feb 11, 2024 - 5:44:07 AM
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rinemb

USA

16147 posts since 5/24/2005

While my life and early memories does not kick in until the fifties, I get to thinking how special it was to go downtown on Saturdays while mom shopped. (There were few other shopping strips away from DT back then). If I behaved, mom would take me to the soda fountain before heading home. I actually got a few sodas or milk shakes on occasion. ;-) 

Edited by - rinemb on 02/11/2024 05:44:35

Feb 11, 2024 - 7:19:30 AM

79585 posts since 5/9/2007

The last of the flatheads.

Feb 11, 2024 - 8:09:54 AM

40848 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

The last of the flatheads.


Me buddy usta drive  a 1951 flat head..

 

I think it was a ford..?

 

I know it was a v8..

Edited by - STUD figmo Al on 02/11/2024 08:10:47

Feb 11, 2024 - 2:30:32 PM

3728 posts since 4/5/2006

Henry Ford was a stubborn old coot. Fords & Lincolns didn't get OHV engines until 1954.

Feb 11, 2024 - 7:02:16 PM

Paul R

Canada

16880 posts since 1/28/2010

If the latest car is identified as a '46, then later Forties.

Feb 13, 2024 - 6:56:16 AM

79585 posts since 5/9/2007

Same flatheads in '53 as '33.

Feb 13, 2024 - 7:01:57 AM

14936 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

Same flatheads in '53 as '33.


......but more horsepower!

Feb 13, 2024 - 1:31:42 PM

79585 posts since 5/9/2007

A tad more.
They got a lot better with the early "hot" heads.

Feb 13, 2024 - 1:37:08 PM
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14936 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

A tad more.
They got a lot better with the early "hot" heads.


Went from 65 in 1932 to 85 in the mid to late 30's and to 125 in 1953.  My '38 Ford Couple had 85.  I always liked the flatheads as they were ultra simple to work on ..... but of course had their limitations.

Feb 13, 2024 - 1:52:28 PM

79585 posts since 5/9/2007

We got real mechanical engineers back from Pratt and Whitney after the war.

Feb 14, 2024 - 6:43:55 AM

heavy5

USA

2994 posts since 11/3/2016

35 Ford coupe 3 window in the center , a 5 window was my first car !    $25 from a neighbor !

Worked maintaining a small golf course after school & weekends to afford it .

First evening I didn't know how to turn the lights on ? 

 Good thing the manual was in the glove box  ! 

  I would crank open the windshield & w/ my dad's 30/40 Crag could drive thru the meadows hunting woodchucks .

Edited by - heavy5 on 02/14/2024 06:57:53

Feb 14, 2024 - 6:51:19 AM
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rinemb

USA

16147 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

35 Ford coupe 3 window in the center , a 5 window was my first car !


My first car was a 1930 Ford Modal A sedan.  I could not afford the Modal A with a rumble seat, that I wanted.  It was a doggy, but I could keep the engine running-and I am no mechanic.  The big back seat was great for a drive-in movie date.  Brad

Feb 14, 2024 - 7:26:13 AM

79585 posts since 5/9/2007

My favorite '40 Ford memory comes from attending SMVTI for Auto Technology.
Our last project (end of the 2nd year) was to blueprint an engine of our choice.
40 Ford owner Ronnie,who is a brilliant mechanic,bought a new 400 SB Chevy short block which only had 8.5 : 1 compression in '72.

We were very curious as to his choice of engines.I did a 4-bolt '64 327 and others built 60s Mopars and Fords.We thought he was going to mill the heads and or change the pistons to get some compression back,but he said those would be fine with some port-matching.

The next day he brought in a 6-71 blower and manifold and we immediately understood his low-comp choice.He put on a pair of Holley dbl. pumpers and the new creation went into a '40 Ford with a tilt fiberglas clip.

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