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Old May 27th 2024, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by ddsrph
I have the body of my VW car finished except for painting the sides. I will rebuild all the mechanicals and save engine for last. The body is partially welded and partially bolted together. ....
It's looking good, thank you for sharing. I was wondering just last week, how you were progressing with your project.

My own semi-project Accord, with its TSX motor, came unstuck on Saturday afternoon. I pulled away from traffic lights as they turned green, shifted out of first and, .... the gear lever became detached from the shift linkage, and looser than a loose tooth! Luckily I had enough momentum to roll along and reach a very lightly used access/ exit turn lane on the right where I could wait for a tow; also I wasn't in a desperate hurry to get somewhere.

It turned out that the shop that swapped the motor apparently put an undersized cotter pin in the gear shift linkage.
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Old May 27th 2024, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by ddsrph
I have the body of my VW car finished except for painting the sides. I will rebuild all the mechanicals and save engine for last. The body is partially welded and partially bolted together.

Will there be additional protection between the tank and the cockpit area?
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Old May 27th 2024, 8:20 am
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Will there be additional protection between the tank and the cockpit area?
Just the transaxle and engine.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
It's looking good, thank you for sharing. I was wondering just last week, how you were progressing with your project.

My own semi-project Accord, with its TSX motor, came unstuck on Saturday afternoon. I pulled away from traffic lights as they turned green, shifted out of first and, .... the gear lever became detached from the shift linkage, and looser than a loose tooth! Luckily I had enough momentum to roll along and reach a very lightly used access/ exit turn lane on the right where I could wait for a tow; also I wasn't in a desperate hurry to get somewhere.

It turned out that the shop that swapped the motor apparently put an undersized cotter pin in the gear shift linkage.
That was lucky it was a simple problem with easy fix.
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Originally Posted by ddsrph
Just the transaxle and engine.
I guess that's enough to protect the tank in the case of being rear ended!
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Body of car is done finally. With the cut down tunnel wheel base is 74 inches. All new wheel bearings and brakes. Only need to clean and paint transaxle install new seals then start on the engine.
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This is in the UK (near my house this afternoon) but it is a car. No idea what sort though.






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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter
This is in the UK (near my house this afternoon) but it is a car. No idea what sort though.

​​​​​​​Ford 1933 Model Y.
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Ford 1933 Model Y.

​​​​​​​That was quick.
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That was quick.
​​​​​​​Not really, bit staid compared with the opposition!
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Not really, bit staid compared with the opposition!


You should have been here on Sunday when a load of semi-fossilised Mods were in town on their Vespas.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter
This is in the UK (near my house this afternoon) but it is a car. No idea what sort though.





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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter
That was quick.
If you have enough interest, memorizing details of cars such that you can recognize them immediately, doesn't require much effort, certainly not requiring time to "study" the distinctive details. I didn't recognize that car as a Model Y, but I knew to a high degree of certainty that it was a '33 Ford, or a year or two later, maybe.

This is a well known '33 Ford Coupé.

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Originally Posted by Nutek
Rees-Mogg out and about in his Velocipede.
Possible.

Originally Posted by Pulaski
If you have enough interest, memorizing details of cars such that you can recognize them immediately, doesn't require much effort, certainly not requireing time taken "studying" the details. I didn't recognize that car as a Model Y, but I knew to 99% certainty that it was a '33 Ford, or a year or two later, maybe.
I think I'll rely on you lot as my car reference book. You provide very efficient service.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
If you have enough interest, memorizing details of cars such that you can recognize them immediately, doesn't require much effort, certainly not requiring time to "study" the distinctive details. I didn't recognize that car as a Model Y, but I knew to a high degree of certainty that it was a '33 Ford, or a year or two later, maybe.

This is a well known '33 Ford Coupé.

Nice stripes. I'd drive that.
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