Out With The Old

This week we a nice little coupe come into us for a little of our own speciality in house detail service. The car was a little dull and needed a little TLC from our man. Yogi continues on his reconstruction of the ’69 Mach1 suspension.

Park & Pic

This ’67 Coupe with a proper engine in it is now with us. We don’t have the before and after pics of the detail, but we have a selection of the after and (err) even more after pics.

Customer Car

The ’69 Mach1 had the botched carb blank of rubbers ‘fitted’ and this is what it looked like. OK, might be partially hidden under the air filter but that is no excuse to be honest.

Yogi has re-routed the fuel line with the proper metal pipe and improved the look no end all very subtle stuff. Out with the old:

In with the new Yogi custom pipe work:

The running gear has had a beef up on the sway bar to our popular 1″ version.

The steering upgrade will be in shortly but first the brake servo was out, we are not sure (as this is written) if it’s to go back in again or not.

The new steering starts to go back in:

The rest of the running gear follows with springs, perches and shocks.

The owners will think this is a different car when they get back into her for the first drive!

Customer Kindness:

A close friend and customer of our returned from the USA with this tankard which he donated to our Mustang memorabilia. Thanks to Gary W. for the item. We would love to know more about this item.

This pewter tankard was made in UK, sent to Geneva (possibly) and ended up in the States:

The dates don’t seem to tie up with anything specific, but if you take the USA date format it becomes 3-9-1966. Was this something to do with ’66 Le Mans win? Perhaps somebody could give some theories and let us know as we’re not sure. Currently the tankard resides on Adam’s desk in the main office holding a collection of pens, I’m pretty sure one of which is mine! 😀

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9 Responses to Out With The Old

  1. Simon says:

    Hey Guys!! You seem to make a 50 year old car look super young again!!! Keep up the great work!!

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  2. Gary W says:

    Great blog as always. The red coupe looks superb…..great job with the detailing. I am pleased the tankard has found a proper and deserving home on Adam’s desk…from the research I did it would seem that (if you take the Euro way of dating) the tankard was for the Geneva Motor Show – 9th March 66 and would probably have been an internal Ford item – when Ford gives stuff away to the press or public it usually has the event or programme detailed on the item (car launch, sales drive etc) but the fact it merely gives a date and ‘engineering’ it is likely it was presented to the Ford Engineering Team for a job well done (Le Mans prep) or if you take the US dating method – 3rd September 66, to celebrate success at a big event for Ford (Le Mans win). So it could well be related to the engineering effort for Le Mans……but as there is no real firm evidence on this and how it got to the US we can only guess. Still a cool item and the best place for it is with Mustang Maniac.

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    • Thanks Gary, We are on the fence with this one, it’s a great story which ever way it goes. Adam loves the tankard and loves it when little gems like that land on his desk – literally.

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  3. Loving the Tankard. It would be nice to think of it as celebratory Le Mans win. Like Gary W. says it could be either. shame the people who know these things have probably passed away and we probably never know, which is a real shame.
    Good work on the red coupe – shiny good work.

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  4. When I was at school, I had a beautifully balanced and silky smooth Swan fountain pen. The Art Master stole it from me and used it for his pen and ink sketches for which, I grant, he had a particular talent. Nevertheless, when challenged, he refused to return it. I have today in my library one of his prized volumes, “Modern Prints and Drawings”, by Paul J Sachs, published in New York in 1954. Adam beware.

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  5. Antony says:

    Great blog

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