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Datsun 1000 mechanicals into 1949 Ford Prefect

Thought i'd put up some pics for anyone who is interested, the original flathead engine only produced 10 HP and was flat out at 80klh so i picked up a wrecked ex speedway Daddo and have been modifying everything to make it all fit, just about everything was stuffed so i've had to aquire a lot of new bits which was a challenge in itself it's easier to get 1949 Prefect bits than 67 Datsun, I had a bit of luck though and found the engine is a 1200 so the old girl should go a lot better with 69 HP.              
    Pedro
Love the swap Pedro.
 
Similar to some cars my dad has had since before I was born...
My dad has two 1940-something, fiat topolino's over in NZ
 
One  is 12hp and the other is 18hp.
got pull tabs on the B pillars that pop out as a low tech indicator.
 
Got to love all the oddities that come with older cars.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Love the front suspension, simply the best in concise yet modern dynamics
good sump mod and looking great all round. What paint will you use?
I found the rust paint from Japan is a great roll on paint that can be sanded
down in steps to look like its been sprayed on. I got the tip from the USA guys
who use their own cheap rust paint for the same process to avoid spraying.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
G'day beetwenty, yeah love the older cars myself they are a lot easier to work on than modern ones, although 10HP or even 18 like you're Dad's is not much fun and i'd prefer to do be able to do more than 80 klm an hour. lol
 I'd like to keep the old army look of the car d, as one of my mates said it looks like something out of the TV show Hogan's Heroes so i'm going to have to do some research and find what type of paint and colour they used.
   Pedro
Picked up some new shoes for her on the weekend, I wanted 15x6 but they are very rare so i ended up with 14x6. the car is up on stands still so she is sitting a bit high but i think they suit the old girl pretty well. 
Was gonna say tones of Grey, Mint, Beige, crimson and all those old world colors are cool
just easier than painting is roll on and sanding just in case you didnt like spraying
Wheels are a little hyundai excel my mum had I prefer old ford flat steelies myself but each to their own
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
Yeah i would have prefered steelies too d but when i priced them they were $220 each bare rim, so by the time i added hubcaps and tyres they would have been out of my price range, I've already spent thousands on the old girl as it is maybe i'll change them down the track, the mags are second hand Auscar rims and were only $390 for the lot with brand new tyres, much more affordable 
   Pedro
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