Jimmymac & Alistair's Cars

JimmyMac

Lifetime Supporter
Thanks Ryan,
Back in the day I got those vents of mine in Australia from a guy who won several marque shows with his Zephyrs. He did not want to part with them !.
If I couldn't get them and I am less particular now, I would use a similar designed vent from the 2002 Ford Focus - a whole lot cheaper and readily available.
s-l1600.jpg
 
Amazing that you found them in Australia. There is only around 20 MK IV zephyrs here as they were never officially released here. All private imports.
I don't want to drift you excellent build diary any more.

Have you got much left on the "job list" to get the 2 cars completed?
 

JimmyMac

Lifetime Supporter
Ryan,

Alistair's car is complete and running but he is installing another 1965 FIA engine in the next couple of weeks.

We stripped all the suspension from my car after painting a long time ago.
The wiring loom is in waiting for my new dash which has taken me many months to get right hopefully, and I have spent the rest of my time fettling ancillary stuff and getting bits plated.

Other than this the current restrictions will keep me away from the car in the big workshop for a while.

Alistair's new FIA heads.
IMG_0960.JPG
 

JimmyMac

Lifetime Supporter
The original door seal rubber profile is no longer available and a friend procured a special run of the extrusion copying sections off of an original car in restoration and we are grateful for 60 feet of it.
Now we have a perfect lockdown job hand stitching the rubber to the woven cloth and assembling the two to the steel pinch weld.
fullsizeoutput_dd8.jpeg
 

Markus

SPRF40
Lifetime Supporter
Thanks Ryan,
Back in the day I got those vents of mine in Australia from a guy who won several marque shows with his Zephyrs. He did not want to part with them !.
If I couldn't get them and I am less particular now, I would use a similar designed vent from the 2002 Ford Focus - a whole lot cheaper and readily available.
View attachment 105811
JimmyMac,
I was searching the web for those vents, I think they are Ford Fiesta.....
Markus
 
Jimmy, i think i know the restoration/other project you talk of. Regardless of if i have it right or wrong, Its obviously going to be fantastic to see when it eventually gets unveiled given the level of detail that has gone into it!
I was considering trying to make it across the waters to see it, but given the current COVID-19 situation i am not sure that will be achievable.

I would love to be able to get more updates on its progresion, I will have to wait though, like everyone else.
:)

keep well.

Ryan
 

JimmyMac

Lifetime Supporter
Cheers Ryan,
Well I managed to get some black cording which looks correct so I will stitch this sample up whilst listening to Worker's Playtime.

fullsizeoutput_ddc.jpeg
 
This is fascinating stuff James.
i love seeing this. dont get to see many if any of these cars down under. only one i have seen #111 the Glescoe roadster that was at Philip island historic festival the other year.
 
Nice, I would be happy with that. What compression ratio did you end up with. Are you able to disclose the cam specs and fuel type?
 
Top