albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

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albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby glynn » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:34 pm

Dont have much info yet . But if anybody could help it would be appreciated on my new purchase ..wot engine would it of had fron new .. and wot colour would it originally been ??????
Full restoration starts next month ....just got tell the wife ;)
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Re: albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby glynn » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:42 pm

Thanks for you reply . im picking it up on saturday so will be looking for numbers .. with the engine is it x flow or pre x flow
im not sure ..
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Re: albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby glynn » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:44 pm

Ps im in christchurch Dorset
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Re: albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby Alacrity » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:46 pm

Hi Glynn, you have two CMBA members in Christchurch with you, Scandal & Assegai are both in that area.

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Re: albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby rnb » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:51 pm

The cortina 1500 is a pre xflow , good luck with the project.
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Re: albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby glynn » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:55 pm

Are that will be the one :roll:
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Re: albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby chris barker » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:55 pm

Its a later model two seater built between 1960 and 1967 and numbered between A1 and A105. Most had either a Ford 1500 engine or a Coventry Climax. The very last half dozen were fitted with the Ford 1500GT

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Re: albtross project (code name dont tell the wife)

Postby VivaSportiva » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:24 pm

I have over the years restored about a dozen albatross 8x2 seaters and now 4x4 Seaters so have quite a fair knowledge of what should go where so if you think I can be of any help please ask and I would gladly lend any assistance I can.Currently I am refurbishing A Continental with a Coventry Climax engine with all mechanics done by the previous owner and I have started a 2 seater Classic with a Vauxhall Viva 1275cc engine which has spent all its life in Poole.I have booklets and Owners manuals which may help with your rebuild. I have never had an A model but am familiar with the differences.Send me an email with your telephone number and we can have a chat if you wish.I am based at Ferndown Dorset so very close to you.
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