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    Thanks Bruce, None more than me!
    Have had a couple of set backs, the race radiator (Dewitts) didn't fit, not even close! so another from elsewhere has been ordered, had some header issues and nothing fits any good so Left Manifold coming for USA, will need to airfreight.
    Apart from that its nearly there, finish bleeding the brakes, and tune the engine, fit the Driveshaft hoop. and the list of little finishing jobs. Cheers

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    Great progress Paul,

    Saw this American Falcon at Caffeine and Classics - the October event at Smales Farm.

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    A fairly rare car here in NZ.

    Cheers
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    Thanks Roger, Looks like some nice machines were there. Maybe get up there sometime soon.

    I have finished the wiring loom for the instrument panel and connected the gauges to the engine, Wiring loom for Tachometer is fitted, Front Driveshaft loop is all in and the car is all back together now
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    The new old stock Kirkey seat is fitted with new upholstery
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    Great work Paul, just saw the photos on your Fb page, Cheers

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    Its go day
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    That's a great sound, well done. Let's see some more!

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    Paul, you have left out the damage to the rocker panel
    Now what?

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    Haha OF, but wait there's more!
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    I hope I don't have this to look forward to.

    I read somewhere about a story where Graham Hill had an off in the Monte Carlo Rally and damaged the left front fender/wing, he and Ian Walker had to tie a rope to a tree to pull out the bumper etc so he could drive on.
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    Haha OF, but wait there's more!
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    I hope I don't have this to look forward to.

    I read somewhere about a story where Graham Hill had an off in the Monte Carlo Rally and damaged the left front fender/wing, he and Ian Walker had to tie a rope to a tree to pull out the bumper etc so he could drive on.
    It must have been a solid tree to pull a Falcon bumper out! Yes, keep it straight Paul, and all those other guys out there at the same time as Paul, stay away!

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    They had aluminum bumpers on those cars, but still fairly durable.
    Cheers

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    Ready for Taupo Historic GP this weekend at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park (23 & 24 January 2021)
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    On the dyno for pre race tune
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    Go well Paul B, [ and all the others at the Historic GP meeting ]. Understand another "Big " Ford will be there, a Galaxie and the meeting theme is FORD.

    The last time I was at Taupo, [ I was reminded of ] was for the A1 GP in January 2008.Still have the ticket.

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    Enjoy the weekend Guys - and post lots of pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
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    Funny that today, I have been transposing, (or a precis), of my 1964 handwritten diary into a spreadsheet - big job, even with just a sentence or two per day.

    "19/1/1964 - Benny Hill on the radio - and Graham Hill is still in the Monte Carlo Rally."

    Those were the days, when you got almost hourly reports on the radio (BBC) from the Monte Carlo Rally.

    I had absolutely no idea that car was the subject of this thread! Have only popped in once or twice. Awesome rebuild - especially impressed with the interior.
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    The car on track at Taupo on Saturday

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    Presumably that is the Ian Walker who was the well known team owner/entrant at the time, usually Lotuses as I recall?

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    Ray,
    You are correct.
    Was he related to Rob Walker ?

    https://drive-my.com/en/test-drive/i...lan-coupe.html

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    Paul,
    The car looks magnificent.
    Congratulations, it must be like a dream come true.

    Ken

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    Ian Walker Driver / Owner / Entrant.

    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Presumably that is the Ian Walker who was the well known team owner/entrant at the time, usually Lotuses as I recall?
    Was that the same Ian Walker who was involved with Private Entrant Austin Healey cars in Rallying in the early mid 1950's ?
    Maybe the question is for Ken H - seeing his answer in post #258

    I have this photo of Ian Walker's AH 100 - NWD 394 - event not known;
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    and this one of Ian Walker in the 1955 RAC Rally in an AH 100 again - looks like NWD 394 too !!
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    Sorry to hijack the thread Paul B..

    Great to see the photos of your car at Taupo.
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