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About DavidAU

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  • Birthday 07/18/1944

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  1. Just a rough scaling of the photo it seems that if the wheelbase is 157 inches as stated the box is about 17 1/2 feet long. It must have been built to carry something very light. Maybe something like bulk horse hair, feather down etc. I think anything like hay etc. would be far too heavy if the box was loaded.
  2. Just looking at the picture that the OP put up it may be that this car is one of the 49 to 51 model the documents mention. The wheels on the car are certainly not 41 to 48 Ford and unless they are later model F100 they will not fit the 5 on 5 1/2 inch bolt pattern that the pre 48 Ford had.
  3. My father owned a 1936 Chevrolet roadster that was purchased in bits here in Australia back in the 70's. The car was a standard version but came with a lot of Master model parts also so the Master wire wheels and 6 wheel fenders were fitted to it during the restoration. The car has a Holden body and as you can see, has the solid windscreen posts. It also has a different rear bumper as well. The car is now in New Zealand. edit. I have also just noticed that this car has longer suicide doors whereas the OP's car does not.
  4. Macs list a couple of Swan neck mirrors http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mercury_early/outside-rear-view-mirrors-round-head-with-swan-neck-style-arm-polished-stainless-steel-head-chrome-arm-right-and-left-ford-and-mercury.html but if you are looking for the cowl mount mirror that replaces the original body mould it looks like they are out of production. You could try advertising on the Fordbarn as someone there may have a spare.
  5. Looking GOOD.
  6. Very Nice. Is That what they call Cobra Long Grain?
  7. Let the tension off the puller, soak the end of the shaft with 50/50 Acetone and ATF for 3 or 4 days and try again. It should come off.
  8. If anyone is interested, the Queensland archives lists the car in photo 6 Registered # Q 511 as a T Ford. Gympie road is now a very busy 4 lane road.
  9. I vote for the black also. I think once you add the cream stripe between the Blue and black it will break up the solid look and it will stand right out whereas on the other hand, I think the cream stripe would be lost if you had a Tan top.
  10. Larry is right. you have done a great job by installing the seat belts but in the event of a collision the sharp edges of the washers can tear straight through the floor panel. Even double thickness like you have. This is why the anchor plates that Larry put up have the edges bent down so if they are subjected to an instant load they will pull the floor panel up but not cut it and allow the seat belt to become free.
  11. I would be checking out the LaSalle. Later model, newer technology, a lot stronger chassis, body and engine etc. More comfort. OP means the Original Poster. ie You started the conversation regarding looking for a P2P car.
  12. Have you tried this business in South Australia? He doesn't list them but might be able to help. http://classicandvintagebulbs.com/page11.html
  13. "it doesn't matter what you use if it is light, economical and expendable; and you are versatile and adaptable." I would certainly agree with Ivan on that. I think the weight of a straight eight engine alone would rule it right out. A smaller engine can make just as much or more HP, be more economical and have less moving parts. The suspension on any car doing the P to P will take a terrible pounding so the lighter the engine the better. I also agree with the expendable part. If the car is badly damaged or irrepairable you should be in a position to be able to just pick up your gear and walk away from it and not worry about it again. That might not be the case if it was a 4 1/2 litre Bentley or similar but it should apply to most other vehicles.
  14. You may like to read up on this Australian guy who has been in the Peking to Paris rally twice in his 23/60 Vauxhall called Penny. He has also driven it throughout Europe, South America and Asia on rally's and endurance drives to places most people have never even heard of. It may be worth trying to contact him as I'm sure he could give you a few pointers. The car is usually sent back to Australia after each "adventure" to be checked and repaired if necessary and then loaded into its container and shipped to wherever the next drive will be. I believe he carries very few spares in the car as they add more weight and has managed to carry out any necessary repairs in transit to keep the car going. I imagine $US will repair just about anything. http://www.adventuresofpenny.com/about-penny/ http://www.adventuresofpenny.com/category/peking-to-paris-2016/