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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Pete S., Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Series6

    Series6 Past President Gold Level Sponsor

    Now that that is solved, how many times do you think the guy hears "I had one juuust like it in college".
     
  2. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    About as many times as he hears " no.. Mine had the Chrysler v8".... ;-)
     
  3. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for finding out what car that was Greg! I have never seen or heard of one. Very few made in the mid 50's in France and all were RHD too.
     
  4. mikephillips

    mikephillips Donation Time

    I've heard of the Salmson name, but don't really know a bit about them.
     
  5. SoCal'beaming

    SoCal'beaming Donation Time

  6. watisit

    watisit Platinum Level Sponsor

    Just for fun! I thought I would share my "WATISIT" as its the first words that every one says when they see it...... Cheers!
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  7. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    Early 60's Ford Prefect 100E.

    We had a butterscotch Prefect DeLuxe when I was a kid.
     
  8. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor



    There is a little extra meat under those rear fenders! What is the power train?
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  9. watisit

    watisit Platinum Level Sponsor

    Well it is a hand full to say the least but it is a bucket load of fun!......Ford 351 with duel quad fuel injection with AOD. Cheers!
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  10. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Nice!
    Do you make the dual quad EFI work monitoring one or both? Very interested in your setup.
     
  11. watisit

    watisit Platinum Level Sponsor

    Its the FiTech system. One of the throttle bodies handles all the brains while the second holds four additional injectors plus the IAC for idle stability. Its a great set up and works very very well. I was constantly tuning/tweaking my old Edelbrock's, these i don't touch at all and I can leave the car for some time and it just fires straight up. Cheers!
     
  12. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    That is awesome and I like the look of dual quads! Thanks
     
  13. ALC 68A

    ALC 68A Donation Time

    Unless the car was exported from the UK to the USA under a different model name, this isn't a Ford Prefect. In the UK at least, the Prefect name was only applied to the four door version. Two door cars were called an Anglia until 1959 when they were renamed as a Popular until 1962 on the introduction of the new Anglia (the one with the fins and reverse sloping rear window). As a Popular, the car was detrimmed and realigned as the cheapest model in the Ford range after the old pre-war style Popular was finally dropped.

    The 100E series was launched in 1954 and had a unibody with the then modern McPherson strut front suspension, but retained an old style long stroke flathead engine of 1172cc. About 475,000 two door cars were made, but I don't know how many were exported to the USA. I wouldn't have thought this car would appeal to 1950s US tastes, with its plain styling and feeble engine.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2019
  14. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I bought one like this in 1959 when I arrived on tour in Bermuda. It was a 1956
    2-door Dark Blue in colour. Love it! Very dependable too.
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    The Maroon one below is for sale. It too is very nice.

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