I don’t often post stuff from eBay, but I was sorely tempted by this one I have to say!
Having previously owned a US Spec Ranger the bug lurks near the surface
My heart says buy it, my brain and the post Brexit £ to $ exchange rate says no sadly 😦
Lovely vehicle, take a look here
From time to time I’m going to pick what I see as a “nice” American car for sale on eBay UK.Totally my choice and idea of “nice” comments welcome!
My pick is –
1961 Ford Falcon Sedan, tidy looking car for sale here on eBay
I have no connection with any of the vendors or cars that I may list here.
As you may know the car came with a very poor quality hydraulic brake conversion, to rectify this I gathered the parts to convert the system to the superior 46-48 single adjuster system. I was however missing two grease boxes for the rear. Luckily I’ve managed to track down a pair on eBay from a nice gentleman called Al for a very reasonable cost. Hopefully these will be winging across the pond shortly!
Grease boxes shown below
The old set of 39 – 42 backplates removed from the Model A this week!
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Managed to sell the old brake set up to a very nice man from Oxford, they will live on as part of his A pickup project !
As I’ve got many horribly dirty and grimy parts on the A, I thought this looked a handy little project for the small parts (found in the magazine Practical Classics August 2014 edition)
I have all the items with the exception of the gloves, which I’ve ordered from eBay.
I’ll post some pictures once our version is in progress.
Finally got around to fitting the kill switch on the Model A. With a car this old it’s nice to be able to kill the electrics when parked in the garage, this saves lifting the floor boards each time to disconnect the battery. Nifty bracket from O’Neill Vintage Ford which utilises the starter bolt, vintage style kill switch courtesy of eBay.
A Dolomite 1500 was being broken for spares and I managed to buy the alternator mounting and adjusting brackets.
These as expected fitted well, and the belt adjusted correctly.
The belt pulley run also looks straight and the original belt can still be used,
The pump fits very nicely above the washer bottle and I installed a nice little switch where the old pump went. The switch almost matches the heater blower switch, so looks OK!