Gary Overby's 1940 Ford

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A photo of Gary's Ford dated September 1961. This was how the car looked when Gary got it. Photo courtesy of Dick Page.
The flathead engine that sat in the car when Gary bought it. Gary replaced that engine with an Oldsmobile Rocket that ran three Stromberg 97's. Photo courtesy of Dick Page.
A photo dated September 1961, showing the Ford as it looked after Gary had redone it. Photo courtesy of Dick Page.
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1940 Ford Convertible owned by Tacoma Drag-Ons member Gary Overby of Tacoma, Washington. When Gary bought the car it was already sectioned, chopped and shaved for trim and door handles. History was unknown for the early years of the car, but all work had been done in lead and the car had been bronze at one time. Gary blocked and painted the car, replaced the chopped top and installed an Oldsmobile V-8 that ran three Stromberg 97's. When Gary replaced the engine, he made a new exhaust for the car.[1]



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