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1948 Ford Prefect E93A
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

You may just be pleasantly surprised.


Yes it is brass.

RJ
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a little time over Christmas and New Year working on the Prefect in the garage. Putting the fuel pump back together took a couple of attempts before it worked correctly off the car, but once it felt like it was operating with sufficient ooomphhhh I re-fitted it. Priming up took a couple of goes as initially it wasn't keen on functioning, but by rigging up a temporary fuel feed to run the engine off, with the pump's outlet disconnected, forced fuel through into the pump.

This and other tinkerings are covered in today's upload: https://youtu.be/SJhXN7ZcUiI

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This afternoon was spent underneath the front of the Prefect, scraping & chipping away decades of caked-on mud. Not the best fun in the world but quite satisfying in a way, next little job I think will be to pull the front drums and have a peak inside. It'll also give me an opportunity to replace the rubber dust covers that protect where the brake cables pass through the backplates.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress continues on the E93A, the front brakes have been checked over and I also got around to replacing the rubber dust boots that fit over the brake cables, where they pass through the backplates. Various parts have been greased, and I also had a crack at knocking out a few dents around the front end.

Recent progress summed-up in today's upload to the OCC Youtube channel:
https://youtu.be/I8elZAk_Y8s



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

left you some comments, Rick, on you tube..
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