QUOTE(Swell Box @ May 4 2012, 08:39 AM)
QUOTE(Pixie*Porsche @ May 3 2012, 10:17 PM)
QUOTE(louise1712 @ May 3 2012, 09:03 PM)
QUOTE(Pixie*Porsche @ May 3 2012, 03:23 PM)
Bought my first "proper old car"
3 forward gears, 1100 sidevalve, can feel the speed already
What have you got?
1956 Ford 103E Popular
It's like nothing I've ever driven before, even got a cool vacuum powered window wiper! Soooo original with only one previous owner.
Very, VERY SLOW but didn't expect anything else.
That is so nice. I hope you enjoy it
The bodywork looks in excellent condition. What is it like mechanically? I guess at least it is easy to fix with a simple screwdriver and an adjustable spanner. No horrible Torx fasteners.
I have heard about vacuum windscreen wipers, and how they slow down as you go faster, but I have never experienced them. (Compressed air wipers are still used on some ships and older trains, I believe.) However, I do remember the vacuum powered windscreen washers of the same era. They usually had a little chrome button, which you had to keep pressing, and nothing would happen. Then, when you had almost given up, they would spray the entire contents of the washer bottle onto the screen - usually when it was too late.
Maybe you should invest in some 1950's fashion, and perhaps a 1950's hairdo to match.
PS: Having read your post again, I realise the Ford Pop was built in the same your that I was, which makes me feel very old.
Thank you all so much for the great comments
Done about 40 miles altogether in the Pop today, in the rain, lol!
Lovely to hear everyones memories, apparently my dad remembered going on a school trip in a 103E LOL!
The wiper practically stops altogether whilst the throttle is open! Considering thats most of the time, you start to get used to finding areas you can ease off for a second for the wiper to work! It's a bit like driving on ice in the wet, lol, car slides about quite a bit.....
I used to absolutely love vintage fashion
Used to own quite a collection, then I became poor and wore out my wardrobe
suppose times are a bit better now
My newest car is 13 years older than me and my oldest (the Ford) is 3 years older than my mum!