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1948 Ford Prefect E93A
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:47 am    Post subject: 1948 Ford Prefect E93A Reply with quote

Hi all,

Today I uploaded a short vid about another Ford that came along earlier in the year, a 1948 E93A Prefect.



Walkaround: https://youtu.be/ZR4SUkbLIPI

I had tried to buy it early in the year but I was pipped to the post, however the opportunity came along a little while later to buy it (for the same ) from the new owner as a planned housemove had been given the green light and he wanted to reduce the amount of things he'd need to move to the new house.



As I've owned sv Fords on and off since the late 1980s, and with spares already "in stock" to cover most mechanical eventualities, it didn't seem like a bad plan to take on its re-commissioning. The plan is to get it back into roadworthy state without worrying too much about the cosmetics, especially as I like the original "lived in" appearance of old survivors like this. Plus it's a good garage mate for the Anglia and the E83W van. The plan this year has been to reduce the number of big projects, and also streamline things a little by having toys about the place that share similar running gear, rather than all being different to one another.



It had been owned by a gent who took it in lieu of a bad debt in the early 1970s, he squirrelled it away in his garage and there it remained. He did do a few mechanical jobs to it in more recent times, as I touch upon in the vid, then decided to advertise it early this year.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Rick. Are you going to preserve the bodywork with wax or just an oily rag? Either way it has just the right amount of patination to deserve saving. The Anglia and the Prefect make a lovely partnership.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Nice one Rick. Are you going to preserve the bodywork with wax or just an oily rag? Either way it has just the right amount of patination to deserve saving. The Anglia and the Prefect make a lovely partnership.


The plan is to tickle up any unsightly bits of the paintwork (ish) then go with the boiled linseed oil, it dries to a sheen and helps protect things and is quick/easy to re-apply whenever required. Any vulnerable joints/seams around the body I'll just pour whatever oil I have to hand into, then wipe over.

If the body was riddled with proper rot-through then it'd all need re-doing, but bar a few little bits here and there, there's no welding needed so it'll be a preserve as-is job, similar to the Anglia and (eventually) the van.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be a real challenge if a 'new' panel were fitted, trying to artistically match the new paint to the old, complete with worn patches? Smile

Not time today to watch video, what is the interior like? {Interiors are my bane!!]
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks and sounds good!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good find, Rick. Id keep the mismatched tail-lights as they are. Looking forward to the winter updates.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
It would be a real challenge if a 'new' panel were fitted, trying to artistically match the new paint to the old, complete with worn patches? Smile

Not time today to watch video, what is the interior like? {Interiors are my bane!!]


Not bad for its age, headlining isn't great but is ok, the rest all good to go really (carpets have been removed but who needs them anyway).

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb car and lovely to see an original looking E93A.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watching the video I love the patina of the interior.

I must say that seeing these Fords just makes me want to revisit the restoration of my 7W.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
Watching the video I love the patina of the interior.

I must say that seeing these Fords just makes me want to revisit the restoration of my 7W.


Have we seen photos of the 7W? (please forgive my memory if so!!)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have to fish out a photo, she hasn't been out of the back of the shed for 10+ years.

She had an E93A grill/bonnet etc fitted just postwar and that s what she had when found by us. But a couple of years back I managed to source an original 7W grill from New Zealand which is safely tucked away with the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Had a move around the other day, and now have the Prefect up on stands while I start to poke around underneath and make a start on things.

I think the priority is to get it running correctly, it runs after a fashion (on choke only), so the first two jobs are to check the carb and drain out the old fuel. Today's video covers these initial steps:
https://youtu.be/pcxxCpcOX-c

After that I think I'll sort the blowing exhaust and see how well it runs and sounds after those jobs are complete.

The above vid also covers a few items of memorabilia, a tree coming down, thoughts on sidevalve engines as a whole, and also a quick mention that next week OCC celebrates its 20th birthday.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20th Birthday!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks,

In today's upload to the OCC Youtube channel our working on the Ford's carb, manifolds and rest of the fuel system is covered, in a bid to make it run again which, when I last tried, it wasn't too keen on. Junior kindly offers to help inspect the spare 1172cc engine that we also have in the garage, it was bought as an unknown quantity but believed to be in decent condition.

All good fun!

https://youtu.be/E8nj0yonOws

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick. Please can you check for me that the radiator grille is not actually brass?

You may just be pleasantly surprised.
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