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    Found this at my local metal scrapyard.
    Dont really know what it is but recognised a lion.
    Is it a pug or a holden???

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    Looks like a Ford Prefect to me.
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    correct..


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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Found this at my local metal scrapyard.
    Dont really know what it is but recognised a lion.
    Is it a pug or a holden???

    Owner of yard is negotiable

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    snap!

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    From the pic, it looks restorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chisholm View Post
    From the pic, it looks restorable.
    Picked it as a Prefect from the first pictures! - grille and lights were a dead give-away.

    Agree, it does look to be in good condition for its age. Might it be rescued?

    They were a very simple car. I'm ashamed to say that, as a young and foolish man I demolished one as a paddock basher (had found it abandoned in the bush, threw in a battery I found at the tip and charged up, some fuel, cleaned the plugs, fitted a second hand fan belt, hot wired and clutch started it, and off we went! Had lots of fun until it died, and we abandoned it again.)

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    Looks as though someone has had it under cover and looked after it for a long time, maybe with restoration in mind one day. Look, it could've belonged to some old bloke who had a lifelong dream to restore this thing but old age/death got there first.

    This is all so sad I now won't sleep peacefully tonight.

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    A good alias for someone from Betelgeuse.
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    What don't we know on AF isn't worth knowing.

    I'll have to go and look at the tailgate logo tomorrow.
    I'm sure it looks like a lion and ball and I just assumed it was GM or pug.
    How wrong was I?

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    It's okay Jo, I made a mistake once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chisholm View Post
    It's okay Jo, I made a mistake once.
    Me too.

    That was the car for which Ford UK actually developed a new side-valve engine in the early 1950s if I recall. Compared with the truly awful predecessors, it wasn't bad actually. I had a ride in one once, driven by a middle-aged Italian who said "I will show you how to drive, John". I should have fled. We charged around the back streets of Glynde, in Adelaide, at outrageous speeds. No seat belts... No looking at intersections..... No life expectancy...... I used a large proportion of my luck that afternoon.
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    That's rather newer than the prefect I have a photo of...

    Also looks similar to a Nash Metropolitan.

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    Ford Defect and Ford Angular !! Amazing how many people called the Anglia an Angular-was in because of the angular back windows on the later model-was that the E 93A-long time ago.

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    Just thought I would ask how many of you have replaced or tightened up your ROCKET cover gasket recently-they seem to be more common cars lately.

    SPENT THE LAST 6 weeks looking on all of my cars to see if I can find just one-blowed if I know.

    Thought it might be a good idea to contact the next person who says they have worked on theirs and ask him if he/she could let me know where theirs was located.

    Oh well -life and the English language can present surprises.How would we go if we tried Chinese or such-WOTS OFF TWUBBLE !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pekay49 View Post
    Just thought I would ask how many of you have replaced or tightened up your ROCKET cover gasket recently.......
    I did up my trouser fly this morning. Does that count???


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    Would make a nice street rod.
    Small block 350 Chev with THM 400.
    Lower first gear for better launches than THM 350.

    No supercharger as it would overpower the car

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    No supercharger as it would overpower the car
    The original 1100cc side valve engine "over powered" the car.
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    Just do the world a favour and crush it.

    Just because something is old doesn't make it a classic.
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    Which one David, the old Prefect, the newer Prefect or the Metropolitan.....
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    You could re body your rolled or rusted twin cam escort ,with this .pugs
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugwash View Post
    You could re body your rolled or rusted twin cam escort ,with this .pugs
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    Ford Anglia was the vehicle of choice for that transplant. And they were very competitive in their time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Just do the world a favour and crush it.

    Just because something is old doesn't make it a classic.
    I don't know that it'd be doing the world much of a favour. I agree with your second statement though. The big question is what does make a car worthy of saving?

    Seems to me it's always a matter of sentiment trumping common sense; and thank goodness it does. I don't think the Renault Fregate would rate highly in a classics shootout, but I'm very happy to read about 59Floride's amazing restoration. Perhaps something of the worth of a car is how much love, pride, whatever, the owner has had in it over the years. I can't say the Prefect does much for me, but I'd be quite pleased if one more Prefect was on the road against one Camry less.

    Have fun,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugwash View Post
    You could re body your rolled or rusted twin cam escort ,with this .pugs
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    But it wouldn't be the same......
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