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    ..... here'a a picture of "Timmy", my 1948 English Ford Thames 1/4 ct. panel van at a recent Cars and Coffee event in Kernersville, NC ....... at nearly 8 years old he's getting a little "long in the tooth", but he still looks pretty good

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    He looks nice--are you still doing models???????
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    I agree. Beautiful ride!!!

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    Very nice ride and welcome to CHR!
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    Yep. Good looking ride. I've always liked the tall narrow nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    He looks nice--are you still doing models???????
    Yes sir, still fiddling with them. I manage to get one completed every now and then.



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    The Thames looks great Coyote, even better to see you out enjoying it! Gorgeous car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcoyote View Post
    ..... here'a a picture of "Timmy", my 1948 English Ford Thames 1/4 ct. panel van at a recent Cars and Coffee event in Kernersville, NC ....... at nearly 8 years old he's getting a little "long in the tooth", but he still looks pretty good
    Just love the wee Thames!
    The hood appears to be forward tilting.
    What's underneath it?

    Its got to be around sixty years since I drove one of them, and I seem to remember that the motor itself was off-set to the passenger's side to allow room for feet on pedals. And that motor was a teensy-weensy 10 hp side-valve four cylinder.
    So that has got me curious as to what on earth have you managed to squeeze into such a confined space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    Just love the wee Thames!
    The hood appears to be forward tilting.
    What's underneath it?

    Its got to be around sixty years since I drove one of them, and I seem to remember that the motor itself was off-set to the passenger's side to allow room for feet on pedals. And that motor was a teensy-weensy 10 hp side-valve four cylinder.
    So that has got me curious as to what on earth have you managed to squeeze into such a confined space?
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    Looks even better under the hood! (or is that "bonnet"?)

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    Crikey!
    That must've been a mission to get that big chunk of iron squeezed into such a confined area.
    Although I note that driver/passenger seats are situated a fair bit south of the B pillar now. That would've given more room lengthways but not necessarily any more in width.
    I take my hat off to the bloke that did the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    Crikey!
    That must've been a mission to get that big chunk of iron squeezed into such a confined area.
    Although I note that driver/passenger seats are situated a fair bit south of the B pillar now. That would've given more room lengthways but not necessarily any more in width.
    I take my hat off to the bloke that did the job.
    Those and many other small cars were quite common on the drag strips in the 50's and 60's and many with Hemi's. There was one out of Vista, Ca., I believe, running a very stout flatty called Willies Pie Wagon that I was quite fond of watching run.
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    I remember when you started on here with that in '04 John. ...... another "newbie" .........
    All the pics of the work in progress are lost now, you had put up quite a few posts about it.
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