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Old 02-01-2014, 11:52 AM
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I don't know how to ask this without giving away too much. So let's go with this and if hints are needed they will come.




And for added bonus points tell me the year of the Ford axle in my graphic.

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This is a strange front end. I do not remember a Ford with the drag link in front of the axle and this one is apparently a RH drive car. I am guessing this is the front end from an English Ford model of some type around 1948 or so.

Just a SWAG though.

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Old 02-01-2014, 12:02 PM
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This is a strange front end. I do not remember a Ford with the drag link in front of the axle and this one is apparently a RH drive car. I am guessing this is the front end from an English Ford model of some type around 1948 or so.

Just a SWAG though.

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LOLOL, I didn't even notice that John! LOL, who the heck knows what it is then, I don't! The bolt pattern would tell me 36-39 here but who knows if it's right hand drive how long they could have used that bolt pattern. Wild, good catch John.

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Old 02-01-2014, 12:28 PM
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Early 1962 A.C. Cobras

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Bristol AC that were converted to the 289 Cobra had them until I belive 64,???
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LOLOL, I didn't even notice that John! LOL, who the heck knows what it is then, I don't! The bolt pattern would tell me 36-39 here but who knows if it's right hand drive how long they could have used that bolt pattern. Wild, good catch John.

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Correct. Also the 36-39 had drag links behind the axle?????

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I'm going to revise my answer. The A.C. Cobra used a traverse spring suspension up until 1965 and the release of the Mark III with the big block and coil springs.

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Bristol stopped producing engine for A.C. cars in 1961. Instead A.C. installed a 6-cylinder engine from the Ford Zephyr.
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It's your floor BB. You need to get into the Towe Auto museum in Sac if you haven't been there (think we talked about this befor) there is a beautiful original Cobra there with dents in the body!

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It's your floor BB. You need to get into the Towe Auto museum in Sac if you haven't been there (think we talked about this befor) there is a beautiful original Cobra there with dents in the body!

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The first time I saw that collection , it was in Deer Lodge Montana! It relocate to Sac in 1996 and that was the last time I've been there. It's now the California Automoblie Museum. maybe I'll go next week. Here's a little history about the man and his cars. Back in Deer Lodge Ed would meet you at the door and shake your hand.

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Obituary: Edward Towe started precursor to California Automobile Museum - History - The Sacramento Bee
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Everybody probably had one of these. What is it?

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Re Transverse leaf FRONT springs - I once owned a 1966 Envoy Epic (a badge-engineered Vauxhall Viva) that had parrallel REAR leaf springs and a transverse leaf FRONT suspension. It might have even been a good car (for a 50 hp car) except for the lucas wiring, solex cab, lack of any ability of the heater to thaw things out, an extremely fragile trans, an even more fragile rear diff, and a propensity to rust to death in 2 or 3 years. (other than that, it was a great car!)
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That particular brand was a Fuzzbuster.Bearfinder then came the Cobra and Whisler ,then Top of the line Exscort with K&X band ,Wheeew, LOL
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Re Transverse leaf FRONT springs - I once owned a 1966 Envoy Epic (a badge-engineered Vauxhall Viva) that had parrallel REAR leaf springs and a transverse leaf FRONT suspension. It might have even been a good car (for a 50 hp car) except for the lucas wiring, solex cab, lack of any ability of the heater to thaw things out, an extremely fragile trans, an even more fragile rear diff, and a propensity to rust to death in 2 or 3 years. (other than that, it was a great car!)


I had a Super Victor Vauxhall I liked it about as nuch as you did yours ,But it did get us to the drive inn until I bought a Metropolitan,
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That particular brand was a Fuzzbuster.Bearfinder then came the Cobra and Whisler ,then Top of the line Exscort with K&X band ,Wheeew, LOL
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I had a feeling it would be too easy for a trucker, Radar!!

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to to respond .ben working in my interior
Here is an easy one where we can keep it moving,
Year make model/
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to to respond .ben working in my interior
Here is an easy one where we can keep it moving,
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