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List interchangable items for hard to find parts
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Elan
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Does any one know ...

Post by Elan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:41 pm

Does anyone know what parts interchange with other makes? Certainly they used the same distributor, carburetor, starter, transmission, brakes, or their parts, on other British cars.

peteleo
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Post by peteleo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:11 pm

Not much interchange with other British cars of that era. Only the dist cap, points, oil filter, oil cap, rad. cap, brake shoes, gen / starter, voltage reg.
I may have missed a couple of items that others may know.

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Post by JAN » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:21 am

Earlier Fords tended to use standard Lucas electrical equipment such as starters, charging, ignition and lighting, but from about 1966 began a move towards in-house components, which were generally inferior to what they replaced. Similarly, brake parts were for a long time Girling products, carbutettors being Zenith, Solex and later Weber.

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Post by Brett Wilkie » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:00 am

JAN wrote:Earlier Fords tended to use standard Lucas electrical equipment such as starters, charging, ignition and lighting, but from about 1966 began a move towards in-house components, which were generally inferior to what they replaced. Similarly, brake parts were for a long time Girling products, carbutettors being Zenith, Solex and later Weber.
Hi Jan, I think I must have passed through your neck of the woods yesterday on our train trip from London to Glasgow, I was thinking of you when I took this photo at the station.

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JAN
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Post by JAN » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:21 am

You were nearer than that, Brett. About three miles south of Wigan on the railway is Bamfurlong station long gone,, and the line runs about half a mile to the west of my home.

I didn't see you wave, though!

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Post by Brett Wilkie » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:15 pm

I will wave next time through for sure. I haven't used the rail system in Canada in decades so I don't know what their performance is like but I am impressed with the speed and punctuality we experienced on the U.K. rail system, my Wife was quite relaxed at 125 MPH.
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Post by JAN » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:15 am

Just glad you're enjoying yourselves, and the rest of the holiday lived up to expectations.

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