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Hi! I have started this page on my website (because I can) to find other Ford Prefect owners (closet or otherwise).

My thoughts are that I will compile a page, or list if you will, of owners who wish to have their name and details listed.

Idea : is to buy sell - parts, swap info and general knowledge

My reasons : Second childhood! This is the first car I ever owned (back in 1974) and I feel really lucky to have been able to buy one again - after all it is as old as me! (You do the math!).

Info received will be via e-mail will be published on Linked pages, there will be no charge for this service

This is a fun page so don't be shy and i will do my best to compile all info that is received, however you must help by making all info legible and will be published as  you submit it, I have a limited amount of room so keep it simple.

Any helpful advice will be taken on board.

Ford Prefect 100E 1959

Cheers Ross.
 


 

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Name Phone Car Year Type Car Photo Owner Photo  Country E-mail Tip
Ross Avery 06 3555515 Prefect 1959 100E 1959 Prefect  Pic 2 you will be lucky NZ mrmodels@xtra.co.nz Tip
Al Simmons . Prefect 1951 E493A AnnabellePic 2 Waiting Canada als@almarkfinancial.com Info
Trina and Malcolm Russell . Prefect 1961 107E 1961 Prefect Pic 2 Pic 3 See Car Photo NZ russells.car.painting@xtra.co.nz Tip
Anna Dixon . Prefect 1958 100E 1959 Prefect Waiting Auckland NZ madaz_anna@hotmail.com Info
Robbie Pringle . Prefect 1957 100E 1957 Prefect Waiting Christchurch NZ Info
Rob Preston  Prefect 1957 100E Mr Models Shop FrontMr Models Shop Front Waiting Christchurch NZ robertpreston1960@mail.com
Maureen and Pete Ransley Ph: 07 377 6360 Prefect 1961 107E 1961 Prefect Pic 2 Waiting Taupo peteandmaureen@xtra.co.nz Tip

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I've heard that replacing your front, and I should imagine rear, brake hose with new  ones can improve braking. My car pulls to the left quite badly. Any ideas? -- as a follow up, I have since had the front brakes repaired. Easiest remedy is to replace all brake master cylinders they cost around $19.00 each cheap enough and does the job they work fine now.
Hello, Im Andy Woodley and I am currently doing up a 1950 Prefect and am looking to obtain a windscreen wiper arm & blade for my car. 
I also has 2 rear doors, left & right  and also a back & front mudguard for a 1950 prefect that I want to sell, I can be contacted on ph 07 8896100 or at 11 Cobham Drive Morrinsville.
I'm looking for Prefect 100E 1959 bits and pieces. PH 06 355 5515 or e-mail me here at mrmodels@xtra.co.nz
You can recolour your old faded tail lights by using a clear paint called Tamiya. No X27 which is Orange Clear and X26 which is Red Clear. Either you can paint your bulbs, the internal defuser or the inside of the light itself. I've done mine and they look great and we sell the paint of course ! Now Avaiable in spray form
A few links to have a look at:  www.team.net/sol/clubs.htmlwww.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/1085/    Ford_Prefect.html
Great place for spares (although a little pricey)  www.smallfordspares.co.uk  Thanks Anton for the info.
Here is a site that may be of some interest. It is www.restospares.co.nz They do a series of accessories for Fords. They have just produced some door handle gaskets for my Prefect and they look great. Thanks Restospares!
If anyone is interested  (Magaliesburg Reservations) have found 4 virtually complete 1948 prefects on a farm in Natal, South Africa. The owner will break for spares. Contact me if you need help. Contact info@magaliesburg.com
Another good source for older parts is Mr Bruce Ardell. Bruce is contactable only on land line. Based in Fordell, near Wanganui PH 06 342 7713. There's not much Bruce doesn't know! He has been very kind to me over the last few months; even selling me one of his prized cars - a 1957 Morris Minor. Thanks Bruce.

 
Al's Info :  I am the proud owner of a 1951 Prefect which has 21,400 miles on the clock. It is an export version (LHD) with a 6v electrical heater. Which I think that only vehicles exported to North America had this fitted. The type designation is E493A produced between 1949 & 1953. Spares I obtain from the UK or from relatives in Britain.
Above 40 MPH the car becomes erratic compared with today's cars. Check out Al's resteration on ----- http://www.ourjournal.ca/Annabelle.htm --- My home e-mail address is Email: als@almarkfinancial.com . Regards Al Simmons. ----- See pics of Al's car on   Ford Prefect Owners Club page 

 
Anna's Info :  I'm from auckland.  She's a 1958 100E deluxe, 3 speed, mostly standard as they come. I have had for approximately 3-4 years.Its my first restoration and all I know is what I'm learning as I go and what I ask. She only has approximately 69,000 miles and I bought her off her original owner who was 91 years old.
Since I've had her I've just fixed bits and pieces to get her warranted and 'VINned', such as changing the brakes and clutch cylinders, hanging the shocks, tyres, belts, a new radiator and exhaust etc.I had problems with the brakes initially but I also changed the brake hoses and cylinder and bled the entire system and now they are good. Currently I'm not working on her because I'm saving up to get her blasted, panelled and painted.  I havn't had any major problems with her that I can think of . . . 
I also have a spare Prefect. I'm not sure what year it is but it's the same shape as my one. The body is fairly wasted but it has an engine which apparently worked, although I haven't tried it. I have taken some parts off it though. ----- See pic of Anna's car on Ford Prefect Owners Club page
It would be interesting to hear from others interested!  Thanks Anna

 
Robbies Info : Hi Ross, I just thought I would send you a pic of my 100E for the website.The car has had 3 owners and done an original 57,000mls It has been repainted in original Ford colour "Pink Bit" . Regards Robbie ----- See pics of Ribbies car on   Ford Prefect Owners Club page

 
Pete's Info : Hi Ross, I just thought I would send you a pic of our 107E. Would be interested in parts and contact with other owners.
Email:peteandmaureen@xtra.co.nz. Regards Peter ----- See pics of Peter's car on   Ford Prefect Owners Club page

Above, The 1959 Ford Prefect 1172cc Side Valve engine and engine bay.
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