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Visa Time!

Richard Turner May 5, 2016

One side effect of our politicians falling out is that before we can get a Russian visa, we now need to have biometric tests carried out, or to you and me, fingerprints. The time flies by, and with less than…

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Check, Check and Check Again

Richard Turner March 4, 2016

Today is the day… off we drive full of expectation to test the car on Dartmoor, and be photographed by a very tough Dartmoor Ranger (in that he stood in the rain / hale with no hat and smiled!). As…

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Are we ready? Is the car ready?

Richard Turner February 18, 2016

Have we really finished the car is the main question Lynn is asking and the answer is .. well not quite. At last the extra radiators are in place, the pumps, levers, fans and electrics are all in sorted, and…

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Bolting it all back together

admin December 7, 2015

Now we have to be careful, no sharp items near the car. So the first damage was from my watch strap on the back window surround as I leaned in – Nigel was relatively pleasant about it. We had sent…

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Rebuilding the body

admin December 7, 2015

Whilst the engine was having a heart transplant, the bodywork was undergoing an extreme form of plastic surgery. If I never see another tub of filler or roll of sandpaper it will be too soon. It seems the aim is…

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The engine

admin December 7, 2015

With the brakes fitted, the new axle and springs in place and the new torsion bars fitted, I was at last allowed to spray the chassis. The engine was a problem. Not least was the rather poor oil filtration system…

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The brakes

admin December 7, 2015

The original brakes were rod and however many times I suggested that these would work, Nigel was not convinced, and so we opted for a new hydraulic system fitted to new wheel hubs front and back. We are indebted to…

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The chassis

admin December 7, 2015

And now to the springs and back axle. The Ford has transverse springs which were slightly collapsed so had to be removed and sent for re-tempering in a specialist shop in London It’s amazing how many old manufacturing…

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Stripping the car

admin December 7, 2015

The big strip down…. the aim is to not lose all the parts and especially all of the nuts, bolts and assorted fixings which have been added to the car over the last 75 years. Therefore we made a big…

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Le Mans 2014

admin December 4, 2015

Four cars attended the 2014 Le Mans trip, a 1965 S Type Jag, my 1970 E Type Roadster, a 1965 MGB and the Ford. Not a very well matched range of cars for travelling at the same speed however. The…

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Why Peking, why now?

admin June 12, 2014

If you want to start with a classic rally, then why not go for the longest and most well- known rally? In January 2014, over a beer on a Friday night, the idea of taking part in a classic car…

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