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made some progress , buffed out the old original paint & cleaned up the chrome , got it running & driving good, got the original radio to work , could use a better speaker grille a washer pump for the dash & some decent rear light lenses , working towards replacing the front & rear screen gaskets since they came with the car dump the wheels &clean up the inside , found another old picture of my dad & me at the derby when his 58 highline was brand new .
Know what you mean Ray, Zephyrs ,Cresta`s seemed huge when I was young , but by todays cars even in the UK they are small , I was surprised when I compared the weight of the Cresta against a modern car , it weighed the same as a Ford Focus
funny how they seemed like a big car , when I was kid riding around in my dads & sitting in my place amongst all the 50,s yank stuff it looks pretty small, right now I,m proper fed up , been waiting about two weeks for two front bearing grease seals to arrive from Blighty , nobody seems to know where they are so now its sitting on the lift dead in the water can't bleed the brakes or put the front wheels back on , frustrating .
one of my dads old zody,s he bought new, this one was a 58 coral/white ,radio sun visor, leopard print seat covers , quite the looker in the medway towns back then
That's very tidy on the underside , original with no welding , great project and unusual for over in the states , they share a lot of lines with their American cousins
I have a box somewhere with a lot of those pink Lodge spark plugs, we used to use them in Villiers engine bikes when I was a kid
Very nice, as you say keep it as is with different wheels
i,m older than that & i,ve never seen one , i,ve put fresh ones in it but i,ll keep these just fro the hell of it
Last time I saw a pink Lodge it was in my grandfathers lawnmower...and Im 60!
i,ve been thinking about that but trying to keep my brain focused on keeping it in one running driving piece for the time being , i reckon these must be the original plugs i,ve never seen any like it over here
nice car ray, and you know how easy a small block ford goes in them too i'm sure.
have all the brakes done now & gas tank back in , strange car the odd shows 14,000 miles & I know its been off the road for the best part of 20 yrs, the engine does,nt look like a 14,000 mile unit but it runs like a Swiss watch & the plugs are pink ceramic called lodge & they stay made in England which leads me to believe they are the originals , I,ve never seen a plug like it before all the pedal rubbers look like new boot floor mat looks perfect, I,m leaning towards it being original miles but no way of knowing either way I like it except I cannot find inner bearing grease seals anywhere over here rock auto has them listed but not available , I took the shoes in to be relined the guy asks what kind of a car is it ,when I told him a ford zodiac he says a what never heard of it !cheers. RAY A
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