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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Simca Vadette.
    Correct. And no wonder it looks a bit like a Ford - Simca bought the Vedette factory plus product line from French Ford. It was essentially a Mk II Zephyr only fitted with a flathead V8 instead of a six. When Simca took it on they dropped the bigger V8, and upped the power of the V60 by fitting higher compression alloy heads. This reduced the weight on the front wheels, improving the handling. Brakes were improved by going to 15" wheels with lower profile tyres, allowing the drum brakes to go to 11", which in turn allowed the lower suspension pivot to move further out.

    They were assembled in Adelaide by Chrysler in the late fifties, replaced by the Valiant about 1961.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    How did you tow a caravan with an ID19 and not have it overheat ? They sure would have been sedate journeys
    I didn't - my brother, who owned it before I did, borrowed my caravan. He thought he had done the clutch where this picture was taken - actually he had one front wheel on the grass! But I towed a heavy welder with it and never had an overheating problem.
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    Iím only 25 so have a bit to go yet but these are my cars:

    1977 Triumph 2500 was my first road going car



    My first Land Rover



    My current daily driver. 1993 D110


    My Kia work van when I was doing outdoor power equipment repairs



    And one of the new ones...

    1968 P5B



    I do have a 76 RR Classic, 91 Disco 1 three door and a 94 Disco 1 three door as well but I havenít had them on the road.
    REMLR Registrant No. 436

    1979 Series III GS FFR
    1980 Series III GS FFR with a Perentie RFSV tub
    1993 Defender 110 200Tdi ute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    There is already an old thread along these lines. Mods please amalgamate.
    Do you know what it was called?
    Ron B.
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    2004 L322 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Auto
    2007 Yamaha XJR1300
    Previous: 1983, 1986 RRC; 1995, 1996 P38A; 1995 Disco1; 1984 V8 County 110; Series IIA



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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    Correct. And no wonder it looks a bit like a Ford - Simca bought the Vedette factory plus product line from French Ford. It was essentially a Mk II Zephyr only fitted with a flathead V8 instead of a six.
    My boss at Moree Satellite Earth Station in 1968 had one. It blew a head gasket so myself (I was still a trainee radio technician) and one of the Plant Officers were assigned the job of fixing it. We unbolted the heads (flathead V8) but they wouldn't come off. In the end, we started it up with the head bolts fitted but loose so that if the heads came free, they'd be restrained. The blasted things still wouldn't come loose. So we had to belt them with a small sledge hammer whilst running the engine.

    I think the heads were alloy but I can't be sure.
    Ron B.
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    2004 L322 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Auto
    2007 Yamaha XJR1300
    Previous: 1983, 1986 RRC; 1995, 1996 P38A; 1995 Disco1; 1984 V8 County 110; Series IIA



    RIP Bucko - Riding on Forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Do you know what it was called?
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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    My boss at Moree Satellite Earth Station in 1968 had one. It blew a head gasket so myself (I was still a trainee radio technician) and one of the Plant Officers were assigned the job of fixing it. We unbolted the heads (flathead V8) but they wouldn't come off. In the end, we started it up with the head bolts fitted but loose so that if the heads came free, they'd be restrained. The blasted things still wouldn't come loose. So we had to belt them with a small sledge hammer whilst running the engine.

    I think the heads were alloy but I can't be sure.
    My brother did rings and bearings on my father's one, but I don't recall him having any problems with getting the heads off - possibly becasue it had been dealer maintained from new.

    But a school friend of mine inherited his grandfather's '34 Ford with alloy heads - and he claimed (possibly with some exaggeration) that he drove it round for a week with no headbolts installed when he did an engine overhaul.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    No
    That should be easy to locate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    My brother did rings and bearings on my father's one, but I don't recall him having any problems with getting the heads off - possibly becasue it had been dealer maintained from new.

    But a school friend of mine inherited his grandfather's '34 Ford with alloy heads - and he claimed (possibly with some exaggeration) that he drove it round for a week with no headbolts installed when he did an engine overhaul.
    There was a special tool for that. In essence a very thin milling cutter that cleaned out the thin layer of corrosion between the alum. head and the stud. I have not seen one for donkey's years.
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    Brian, you are a fount of wisdom on tools!
    John

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