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IFHP
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last month my friend Kevin and I went down to Portland, OR to pickup these Taunus 17M bits, engine (without head or pan), trans, wheel/strut assemblies and rear axle. EnFoStuff member Ty is working on a P2 Taunus wagon project and wonít be needing these anymore. I probably donít need them anymore either, but they need a home.

Thanks again Ty.

Michael

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,

I'm headed out on another family road trip. If I see anything interesting Euro-Ford wise, I will be sure to report back.

Michael
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As reported elswhere, I didn't see any European-built Fords in 4,000 miles of driving, but I did see some Mexican spec modern Euro-designed Fords such as this Mk II (C1) Focus sedan.



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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 2:47 am    Post subject: Happy May! Reply with quote



HAPPY MAY!
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was a sunny day in May and I got to work on my cars, so it was a good day. My friend Kevin came over and we messed around with three of my cars. We checked the status of the Corsair and the Taunus by trying to hand crank over the engines. The Taunus cranked just fine, but not the Corsair. I last turned the Taunus over in 2005 but I hadnít tried the Corsair since about 2001. I feel bad about that. We shot some ďMystery OilĒ in to all the cylinders and I will try again in a couple of weeks.

Though I still havenít located any brake adjustment plungers for my Mk III Cortina, I went ahead and drove it around the neighborhood even though it effectively has no back brakes. The car has basically been off the road since May í08, so it felt good to be driving it again (started right up with year old gas and all). Unfortunately the Mk III kind of drives like a bowl full of jelly, Iím thinking that new shocks and rear end bushings might help.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This past weekend I spent some quality time with my parts cars (for the first time in years). They have been parked in an undisclosed rural location for the better part of a decade, but this summer I will need to find new storage.

Here are the cars under their ancient car covers. Anybody want to guess what they are.

I will post pictures of them unwrapped a bit later.

Michael







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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first one is a MKII Zephyr. The next one is a Taunus and I'm not sure about the last one, but I note it does have a continental kit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary,

You are so correct.









Considering that these cars have been sitting here for 5 to 10 years, it is amazing how much protection these car covers provided.

Unfortunatly I need to find new storage for these hulks this summer, which might be tough.

Michael
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zephyrgary - "continental kit" heheheehe

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Home Computer Crashed... and it will be two or three weeks wait for it to be fixed. That will slow down my browsing and posting quite a bit.

Have a good July, Michael Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The P3 wagon arrived here this evening. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that cortina mk3 in silver , thats a rare colour over here in the u.k, nice Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few pictures of my new P3 Taunus







Pretty darn cute, but unfortunatly only a runner, but not a driver. I was surprised to discover a badly cracked exhaust manifold.

I also am having some trouble with the title and will have to tow the car to Shelton to have the State Patrol confirm the VIN. I have two titles, both a little off (in different ways). Before I have it retitled, I'ed like to figure out the build date as one title calls it a '63 and the other a '64. I suspect that it is a '63, first licenced in the States in '64.

Michael
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, if it seems like a lot of the pictures that Iíve posted over the years are starting to disappear, it isnít your imagination. I am reorganizing (well, organizing actually) my photobucket account and I will eventually be reposting the pictures.

Thanks,

Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing. 2009 was the first year since I first got into this (1998) that I did not attend a single English Car Show. Better luck next year I guess.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Stayed up too late playing with my scale Fords. I've got some nice pictures to show for it though.

http://forum.love-fords.org/showthread.php?t=782
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