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About 61farnham

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Romsey, England
  • My Project Cars
    '48 Plymouth Business Coupe
    '61 Ford Zodiac Estate


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    Romsey England
  • Interests
    old cars

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  1. 61farnham

    started on the 55 pontiac

    Thanks for taking the time to post this build, got to love a wagon but then i'm a little biased, look forward to seeing your progress. Regards.......... Simon.
  2. 61farnham

    The 4th Annual P-15 Picnic in the UK (pictures)

    Big thanks to Chris, Dean & Robin for organising the weekend, looking forward to next year. Nice photos........ Mines the '48 grey business coupe which was imported to UK in 2011 and I've owned since 2013. It came out of the LA plant, I only know some of it's history from the late eighties onwards gleaned from a large wad of receipts that came with the car and it seems it spent most of it's time in the San Francisco bay area with owners living in Freemont, Oakland and Los Altos that I know of. That would make a nice toolbox/bumper sticker😉 Regards to all ............ Simon.
  3. 61farnham

    Clutch pedal bushing?

    I used these bushings that fit a '48 Ford https://www.ebay.com/itm/1940-48-Ford-brake-clutch-pedal-shaft-brass-bushings-flathead/261944785986?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D4c532b0e9b374ebc9b5117f5f89d11c9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D163287081014%26itm%3D261944785986&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Af0c9f562-c5c0-11e8-8fb9-74dbd1805b4f|parentrq%3A3188537a1660aad3210c51b6fff3d181|iid%3A1 od - 0.8125" id - 0.750" Length 0.680" They used a pair of bushings on each pedal on the Ford My '48 Plymouth needed a bushing 1.250" long for the clutch and 1.750" for the brake pedal so I fitted a pair of the Ford bushings in each pedal and cut off the excess on the clutch and lived with the 0.390" gap between the two bushings on brake pedal. I also used the Ford shaft and e-clips from the same seller. The Ford shaft is 0.750" in diameter but about half an inch longer than the Plymouth's, if your clever you could cut it length and remachine the e-clip groove or if your too impatient like me you can add a couple of 3/4 id washers on each end to take the slack.When i'm next under the car I'll take a photo and post it. Hope this helps regards............. Simon.
  4. 61farnham

    Fish carburettor

    Never come across them before but I'd say you'd need at least a triple carb set up to run one of our flatheads. A standard 1000cc A series engined Mini runs an 1-1/4" SU carb for comparison on my Ford Zodiac which has a 2600cc straight six i'm running triple 1-1/2" SU's which was a period upgrade in the day to replace the original single Zenith carb. Still would be a cool thing to see and a good talking point at a show and obviously you'd need to make an intake manifold as well.
  5. 61farnham

    P15-D24 stickers

    Pm sent regarding international shipping.
  6. 61farnham

    Freeze/Core Plug Question

    Plan on using brass ones, still able source imperial sizes over here. Thanks for everyone's help.
  7. 61farnham

    Freeze/Core Plug Question

    Thanks for the recommendation I was planning on using a smear of sealant with the new plugs but two plugs sounds even better, definitely not an easy place to get too.
  8. 61farnham

    Freeze/Core Plug Question

    Thanks to all the believers, appreciate your input.
  9. 61farnham

    Freeze/Core Plug Question

    Hi all, Finally got some time to tackle the leaky core plug in the rear of the block on my P15 and got everything stripped out by the end of the day. I was wondering if the smaller plug to the right of the large leaky one in the pic below is in a cooling passage or oil gallery. I'll replace them all while i'm in there just curious before I dug them out. Thanks.......... Simon.
  10. 61farnham

    Hello from the UK - ‘54 Dodge Suburban

    Gotta love a wagon, welcome to the forum.
  11. 61farnham

    Hi from England

    Nice ride, welcome to the forum.
  12. 61farnham

    P15 Brake Pedal Draft Seal (Grommet?)

    Another thing learned, when i pulled my floor panel to change the master cylinder i noticed a previous owner had used sealant to stick them to the floor so that's the way i put them back.The floor panels currently out again though waiting for me to change a leaky core plug in rear of the block so i'll replace the draft seals properly this time.
  13. 61farnham

    price differences wheel brake cilinder

    Another option is to find a local company to re-sleeve your old cylinders with a stainless sleeve. regards......... Simon.
  14. 61farnham

    p24 engine help wanted

    If you need parts in the future try http://www.rockauto.com/ they're based in the US but have a good overseas shipping set up all tax's /duties are payed up front and there's usually a 5% discount code available with a google search. I've used them several times shipping parts to the UK with no problems. Regards........ Simon.
  15. 61farnham

    Freeze plug question

    Thanks for posting these photos they helped me locate the source of the coolant leak on the rear of the block on my Plymouth. Another job for the winter!!!! Regards......... Simon.

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