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    is that fast freddies old car?

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    yep, water pumps looked ok with no wear & bolt in waterway not corroded, but when off impellers were rusty & would have reduced the flow so got 2 new revised ones off jim at royal customs

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    more slow progress

    rad now back (another £375 gone) Stromberg dizzy & new leads fitted. water pumps off new ones on the way from jim at Royal + new eng/gbox mounts. engine half painted & started closing the many random holes in the bulkhead.
    just spotted another usa bodge a std bolt in the center of the front spring with no nut!

    more pictures soon

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    wiring clear out! as its too cold to paint

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Size:  196.9 KBtaking the speedway 12 circuit mess out ready for my own simpler neater loom.

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    Look forward to the updates on the loom, good luck
    Cheers
    John


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    Thanks for the info, will pop over next week.

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    Front brake shoes relined & wiring loom now almost done apart from tidy up. Engine now full of water so soon give flathead a long run to see if fan cuts in & temp is OK.
    Last edited by kooloval; 02-04-19 at 02:39 PM.

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    just removed the rear trim panels to fit seat belts. so made up some plates with nuts welded & fitted them in the door pillars. next problem 80 year old trim panels just crack so now to cut some new panels & recover. bench seat now back from brockwells trimmers in kings lynn.

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    Very nice choice on the seat trim !!


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    Can't wait to see this out.
    Them whitewalls improve the look immensely!

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    more home trimming & seatbelts

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Size:  115.9 KBbench seat showed the rear panels up so did them myself to save some money & fitted the seat belts.
    now to refit the new side windows & surrounds.
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    yep thats my old 38 sedan it is a great car

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    dont tell the wife!

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Size:  352.5 KBthat 38 was a beauty! what have you got on the go now fred?
    I had a moment of weakness, don't tell the wife but its too late now! & got the next project. think I will just run this around until the 38 is on the road. its got a Mitchell synchro box with better ratios & mechanically A1 so may just look for some 35 wires for now.

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    Hey pal the standard coupe grill is the propper hot rod grill without a doudt,anyway ive got the 37 95% finished but its stalled Im just waiting for my son to finish the wiring.Im hoping to have it ready for next season.So to keep me ticking over I bought a 55 tbird for the wife and its a cutie,done a few shows with it and won a couple of pots.Oh nearly forgot a bought a 1960 el camino I thought it would be a quick lick over but true to form Ive gutted it and frame is due back tomorrow so i can get the rolling chassis sorted this week.I post some pics when I can ,cheers Fred

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