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Am I bad if I say the new one will look even better slamed on the baded steels (if they fit the back)?

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Cool a vanguard 'beetleback' :) Huge motors by comparision with the 8

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This estate one is particularly my fave - slammed over ARE 5 spokes please.



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first i've seen this thread. the car's amazing.. i was like ohshiiii when you said you wire brushed the banded steels but looks good on the red with chrome hubcaps now

oh and the dude that bands wheels.. i presume that's priced per wheel? not for the set..

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dude, this standard is awesome, or should i say these standard's
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Hey it's been a while...

The Eight is sold and the new owner has a 2.0 pinto ready to go in over the winter.

The Vanguard now after a mild lowering job and some paint on the wheels.







I lost the sun visor at 65mph :eek oops


I fitted an overdrive gearbox but have no further plans. I think it's cool as it is :D

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Looking sweet dude!! The Vanguard is definitely a bit of me there :tu

Was at Burnham autos open night and there's a guy there with a Standard on rusty wire wheels and just thought of you :D Forgot to take a photo though sadly, I'll take one when I'm there again next :)

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to pull a thread back from the depths of the internet, I am the new owner of substandards car (dont be confused by my similar username, it was too good not to continue),Anyway i fitted the 2 litre pinto engine and 5 speed box over the winter and finally, after many little niggles it is now back on the road going like shit off a shovel!!

heres a few pics of how it looks now

















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Welcome along Andy :D
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Current specs are

1954 Standard 8

2 Litre pinto engine running stock 32/36 weber
5 speed type 9 gearbox
facet fuel pump and filter king regulator
slimline fan
custom prop by bailey morris
4.1:1 herald diff
Spitfire disc conversion
Gaz coilovers on front
Axle flip on rear
Original wheels banded

the short term plans for the car are simple..... use it!

I do however have a few issues, the brakes are not really feeling up to the job so ive ordered some uprated cylinders and various overhaul parts for the rear brake drums tonight to increase the bias to the front to deal with the increase in mass at that end.

Also ordered some green stuff pads for the discs upfront, hopefully that should solve the problems.

Failing that i have the caliper brakes to fit gt6 calipers to it and i could go down the servo route if need be too.

The other thing on the cards is a visit to a well known local artist who specialises in custom bikes and hotrods etc for some period arbrushing/signwriting on a spare bonnet i have. Toying with the idea of something on the doors where the 8's used to be, maybe some cream and red distressed signwriting...

thoughts?


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