April 17, 2010 at 9:52 am #23373
Excellent! We will have to get your car on more covers if it gets us more press coverage!!!!!!!
Maybe a few more side-valve members will consider a prefect or 105e!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:April 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm #23409
The engine – i.e. the steam engine No. 2968 – is on loan from the Severn Valley Railway to the Llangollen Railway, so I spent all Friday and much of today, there. Today’s weather very variable, but I got this early this morningJuly 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm #23907
Car was my grandfather’s – we took it over in 1971 when it had done 34000 miles and it became our main means of transporting a young family. Had many a happy time in it and it has been subjected to some tough tests – not least carrying a roof rack laden with old scouting tents.
It’s had one respray (keeping the original Imperial Maroon) when we also took the opportunity of getting rid of the dents which my grandfather had put in (He’d never passed a test and it showed!). Engine refurbished after 120000 miles and has currently done 146000 miles. Treated this year to refurbished seats for its half century.
A great car and one which now takes us to shows where we always find folks interested. When I have time, I’m trying to get outstanding bits and pieces done (as well as keeping the rust at bay)- hence my request elsewhere for info about paint colours and refurbishing the headlining.
http://www.aulf29.dsl.pipex.com/page1.htmAugust 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm #24130
On 10th July, I refitted the engine that came with the Prefect some three and a half years ago, and which developed a piston fault after about 10,000 miles. It was fitted with new pistons, shells, thrusts, timing chain and a camshaft from a MkII Escort, which is similar to the 1500 GT one, and I fired it on the floor up last February, intending to fit it over Easter. It ran very well. The engine I put in then has now done over 70,000 miles, all bar 10,000 of them since fitting in the Prefect, and while it was giving no cause for concern, it probably has only about 15 – 29,000 miles left in it, and I didn’t want to have to do the transplant over a weekend while I needed the car for work.
This engine is now fully run in and going VERY well indeed! But I’ve just dismantled the engine I took out.
It was indeed running well and no horrors were found on dismantling; it’s now obvious that it would have done 20,000 miles plus with ease. The pistons, shells and thrusts are all excellent, so don’t believe all you hear about these engines being weak. Everyone who knows me will tell you that this one certainly hasn’t been pampered, but is still in very good order. Still, I’ll take the opportunity to ring and shell it, and look for a crossflow camshaft at the same time…December 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm #24866December 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm #24874December 27, 2010 at 11:01 am #24881January 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm #24999
All clean and sparkly again: washed, polished, the underneath pressure washed and some touching up of the grey paintwork!January 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm #25001January 7, 2011 at 8:49 am #25008January 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm #25017January 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm #25028
I still smile now after all these years (about 6) about that conversation.January 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm #25136
great winter pics jim im afraid my NK is tooked up under the carport this winter even when the volumes of snow we had in lincolnshire from last November well into late december i kept wiping off that wet cold stuff off the front end of the car and bonnet .Ah roll on milder weather NK really needs a good run . admire you as always using your car everyday.January 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm #25141
Classic Monthly magazine….. keep your eye out in a month or so’s time for a nice little feature with a nice little 107E in it!January 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm #25142
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