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2019 marks our 50th Anniversary                 50 Years of FUN - driving Early Ford V8s             50 years of NO grass growing under Our tires!                    Our club, #24, keeps rolling On, and On - and has been for 50 years - WOW! !     
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Southern Automotive:  (770) 898-9360,  Fax (678) 432-5859.   70 Sims Street, McDonough, GA 30253   MAP
Website  E-mail     THE Experts in Ford FE (big block) engines with the best stock of original 427 side oilers in the country.  Offer the
finest engine and power train options for Cobra replicas and provide Ford Power in small block engines, such as the 351 Windsor
and Cleveland, as well as 289 and 302 power.
Their Ford top-loader transmissions are completely rebuilt with all new internal parts and they can help you with engine and transmission choices. Together, their staff has over 250 year of combined experience in the automotive power plant field.
Mustangs Unlimited  (770) 446-1965,  (888) 229-2929.   2505 Newpoint Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30043-6003   MAP
At Mustangs Unlimited, service excellence is our top priority. Our commitment with is to quality and a fast turnaround time so you can get your parts fast. Mustangs Unlimited offers worldwide delivery of the entire Ford Racing brand of parts right to your front door. If a shop is handling your work, we can send these and any other parts directly to them saving you time and money. We deliver daily to auto repair shops, auto body shops, and performance centers nationwide. Call today or order online!  WEBSITE
Summit Racing   800-230-3030.    20 King Mill Road, McDonough, Georgia 30253   7 days a week 9am-9pm  MAP  Everything Online Parts for Fords  Local Store  FREE Catalog   Perhaps the largest High-Perf Auto Parts Distributors in the World.  Almost everything is available at their store or online.
Banister's Upholstering Inc   David Bannister (404) 767-4396.  1515 Central Ave., Atlanta, GA 30344  MAP   Website  Photos of Jobs Done
"Upholstery Specialists, Convertible Top Repair - Banister’s is a full service professional upholstery shop, specializing in upholstery for your Car, Truck, Boat & Furniture for over 60 years.  You can always expect quality workmanship & products at reasonable rates.
YP.COM  (Yellow Pages Online)  A great way to find Ford Parts, Speed parts or ANYTHING you desire.
EXAMPLE:  Enter "racing automotive speed shops" and YOUR City and get a great list of all that fit that category within the proximity of your city  [the URL it shows on your screen would be  http://m.yp.com/conyers-ga/racing-automotive-speed-shops]. 
Typical search words: auto upholstery, chrome plating, wheel repairs, auto restoration, abrasive blasting, auto striping
Ford Racing Parts:  Website  Directory of FORD Racing Parts Dealers: See them ALL-everywhere  OR: Click on "STATE" to sort by State
LOCAL Parts Suppliers
(within 100 miles or so)
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Fraser-Dante  Fine cars   Inventory  tel 770-641-8354  fax 770-641-8373.  10997 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, Georgia 30076  MAP
Harold Smith Early Fords:   (770) 964-6219.    4313 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349.  MAP
Harold (Putt) & his son Jeff. work full-time on Flatheads - Fords, Mercs & Lincolns.  Harold is a long-time, highly respected member of our club and has been building flatheads for 50 years.  He builds engines (V8s & V12s), has tons of parts (including engine blocks), does every type of machine work possible for Flatheads and even service work. THE VERY BEST.
Larry West Signs  Shop: (770-992-5921), Home: HOME 770 992 2296.  826 Ellis St., Roswell GA.  Signs, Car Striping & Art.  Facebook
Melvin's Classic Ford Parts    (770) 761-6800.  1521 Dogwood Dr SW, Conyers, GA 30012 (along I-20) "We stock parts from front bumpers to rear bumper, accessories, books, chrome trim to upholstery. Whether it is a hard part to find or a standard replacement part, Melvin's Classic Ford Parts has what you are looking for! We have a large inventory of N.O.S. (New Old Stock), and used parts as well. Competitive pricing on quality parts for Mustang, Falcon, Fairlane, Galaxie, Thunderbird, Model-A, Early Flathead V8, Pick-up and Street Rods."
MAP  Website    32-48 Ford Cars & Trucks catalog    49-51 Ford catalog    52-56 Ford catalog    Ford Book catalog     Other catalogs
BCI - Barnett Performance   (404) 522-3497 or 800-533-1320.   465 MEMORIAL DRIVE S.E.  ATLANTA, GA 30312   MAP   Website
The warehouse has 100,000 square feet of inventory - with over 42,000 different items (and counting) - ready to ship to customers and with a modern, well stocked showroom - on any given Saturday morning, you will find customers 3 to 5 deep, waiting their turn with one of the counter salesmen to place their order. Some customers travel up to 150-200 miles to do business with Barnett Performance
Honest Charley   888-795-7077.   1309 Chestnut St., Chattanooga, TN 37402  MAP   Website  Facebook
Honest carries all major brands (which you can see or order online) and his site has Barn-Finds, Speed Shop, Garage, Apparel, Blog, Videos & more.  Honest Charley is a Coker Group Company, which includes Coker Tire, Coker Cycle Co., Roadster Wire Wheels, M&H Racemasster Tires, DragRaceTires.com & WideWhitewallradials.com
Coker Tire  "Brand new Old Tires!"   800-251-6336.  1317 Chestnut St., Chatt., TN 37402 MAP  Website  Videos on tires  Articles on tires   Since 1958, Coker Tire Company has supplied collector vehicle enthusiasts with tires and wheels for many applications. With such brands as Firestone, Michelin, U.S. Royal and BFGoodrich, the product line at Coker Tire is filled with high quality bias ply and radial tires. Coker Tire ships worldwide and attends more than 40 events a year.
Will's Auto Machine Shop Inc.    (770) 451-4081.  3149 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341  MAP  Facebook
Will Hughes and his son Mark run one of the best Machine shops in Georgia.   They love Flatheads and do great work for all modern engines, all brands, both foreign & domestic.  They can help SAVE your Flathead from the destructive Ethanol in gas & lack of proper additives for flat-tappet engines as they stock DRIVEN Racing Oil & Carb Defender, and give us a great discount.  They also host our meetings from time-to-time.


Early Ford V8 Sales Inc.  Tel: 864-845-7878 or 800-417-3347  Fax: 864-845-7886  101 Hollow Drive, Piedmont, SC 29673 
MAP  Website    Specializing in Parts & Accs. for 1928-1964 Ford Passenger Cars and Pickup Trucks.  You can browse Parts & Download Catalogs on their site.   Telephone orders Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
You may also fax your order using our convenient order form located in the back of the catalog. Fax service is available 24 hours. 
Store sales during the above listed hours and by appointment at mutually convenient times on the weekends. Please call ahead to make sure we will be available. Orders may also be placed using our on-line catalog
Gran Turismo East   Tel: Call Kieran at 770-455-0347  3306 Shallowford rd,. Chamblee GA 30341.  This is the ONLY tire store in the Atlanta area that I found (DickA) CAN, and WANTS TO, do the highest quality work when it comes to Tires & Wheels.  They will first balance your wheel/tire assembly on a computer controlled machine and then mount it on the car & do it AGAIN - using two (2) people to actually spin up the tires!  It will be PERFECT at all speeds.  If your wheel and/or tire is not perfectly round they have the equipment to true it!   You will find that Gran Turismo is ALWAYS very competitive and they FULLY GUARANTEE their work. 
ALL the Racers and all the "high-buck" car dealers & shops use Gran Turismo East - the ones that have customers that won't stand for anything less than perfection.  I might add that they also do REAL Alignments, Quality brake work, Suspension Tuning and are Fast & Courteous.  Website  MAP   Email 
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From our Dec 2005 issue of TFRB
May 2002 TFRB  BP Rebuilders, Inc., 1420 Canton Rd., Marietta. (770) 427-5872. This firm specializes in the rebuilding of generators and starters. Returning home from the recent Easter parade, the generator again started overcharging, fortunately with the amp meter installed I was aware of the situation immediately and turned on the headlights which cut the charging by half. This has been an ongoing problem for several years with the '39. I took the generator to the firm and it turns out the armature was just about burn uped (melted solder inside the generator), the bearings were worn severely, and the brushes were on their last leg. The firm installed a new armature, bearings, and brushes and tested the rebuilt generator along with my voltage regulator to insure that it was putting out about 6.5 volts. They did this work in 24 hours so the car was not out of commission very long.
Nov 2002 TFRB
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