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Rod Ends

posted on 8/8/23 at 03:49 PM Reply With Quote
BUILD YOUR OWN CAR (1963)



Love the locost engine hoist

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Prof_Cook

posted on 8/8/23 at 04:58 PM Reply With Quote
Many thanks for posting - surprised the lifters weren't more nervous lifting the engine over that immaculate bodywork!
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JAG

posted on 9/8/23 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
What a great video! The beginnings of the British Kitcar industry!

Thanks for posting.

All to save the cost of the VAT - a great little dodge that we are thankfull for

My Dad used to talk about how he and his mates used to build cars on a Ford chassis with an 1172cc engine back in the 1950's. I can't recall which standard production car they used to buy to get the chassis but his photographs show a finished car that looks very like the car in that Pathe video. Kind-of a smaller, lighter E-Type looking car.

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Justin


Who is this super hero? Sarge? ...No.
Rosemary, the telephone operator? ...No.
Penry, the mild-mannered janitor? ...Could be!

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Mr Whippy

posted on 9/8/23 at 11:52 AM Reply With Quote
Those will be based the later 50's Anglia's and Prefects, those mechanics are much too modern compared to my car
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JAG

posted on 9/8/23 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
Mr Whippy has it about right. There are some interesting sites out there describing the cars built around the Ford Ladder chassis and 1172cc side valve engine and a mighty 30bhp

Dad's pictures show something like the cars on this page: www.fordspecials.co.uk

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Justin


Who is this super hero? Sarge? ...No.
Rosemary, the telephone operator? ...No.
Penry, the mild-mannered janitor? ...Could be!

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pewe

posted on 11/8/23 at 02:49 PM Reply With Quote
More likely E93A's which, because of its separate chassis, spawned lots of glass-fibre specials.
100E's were a unitary body.
I had mates who would run E93A's until the engine blew, then simply take a spare engine out of the boot a the roadside and swap them over.

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