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    1958 Ford Prefect
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    Stuart Thomas

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  1. Physical exterior dimensions are similar, but sitting in a 2b and/or Gaz's The Hood, is night and day difference. Far more space in the 2b/The hood
  2. So, err... that happened. I accidentally set fire to the Prefect.
  3. theduck

    Parts clearout

    As I said in last post, everything is packed away currently and not easily accessible. It will be some weeks / months before I get round to getting back that box back out and I am not entirely sure what is left. I will do a new thread when I get round to getting that box back out. For now am locking this thread.
  4. theduck

    Parts clearout

    Sorry guys, all the stuff I have left is boxed up and packed away at the moment and not easy to get to. I'll start a new post when I get round to digging it back out with an updated list of whats left.
  5. With the right ratio diff you could probably forget first and just use 2nd
  6. This video is a selection of lots, but not all, the little jobs that go into finishing off an engine installation. Things like making custom hoses, custom hardlines, custom HT leads, all the stuff that makes the difference between an engine bay look good as well as be functional. Sure, the result is still really busy, there is a lot going on in a small space, but I hope you will all agree, its looking sweet!
  7. The tunnel does provide strength, but could be redesigned. I went the other way as it was quicker and easier.
  8. Need to confirm exactly what you have. As above though if its the sierra shocks and springs then first try and confirm which springs you have, and swap to saloon springs if you have estate ones. You can still buy Sierra lowering springs if you do need them, but I would be surprised if that were the case. Full sets of 40mm lowering springs on ebay from little over £80 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Kilen-Sports-Suspension-Lowering-Springs-Set-922408/351224006592?fits=Car+Make%3AFord|Model%3ASierra&hash=item51c69507c0:g:XFkAAOSwJJdc2erJ
  9. For IVA I squeezed some Cobra 7 seats in, later I swapped to some MG Midget seats which gave me a better driving position and were comfier. In the end I modified the top "chassis rail" and fitted a kirkey 17" seat which was the best of the lot. Shortly after that though I decided to build a new car.
  10. As someone else who is also larger framed, I found I couldnt fit in any of the composite seats that would fit into my s7
  11. In this video I pay a socially distanced visit to Steve Walford Motorsport to let Steve practice his aluminium TIG welding on a host of parts for the 1958 Ford Prefect Pinto Turbo project car. First up is chopping the end off the bargain AH Fabrications fuel tank and shortening it to fit in the boot of the Prefect. Next is welding up the top rad hose that I made in a previous video, and last but not least, welding new fittings onto the charge cooler radiator.
  12. Despite all her complaining, she loves it really.
  13. In, out, in, out, shake it all about... Yes, the Pinto Turbo is going BACK in the 100e! That first start is getting close now, and I cannot wait! Lots of little bits to do first though.
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    Latest iva manual is here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iva-manual-for-vehicle-category-m1
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