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Projects FORD VEDETTE 53' Kustom from FRANCE

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by VEDETTE, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. fullhouse296
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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    Great work. You have amazing vision . As a flatheat enthusiest ,having owned what I thought was every model sidevalve that ford made ,including Beaulieu ,chambord and vidette ,your engine has the waterpumps in a position I have never seen on French v8s . Mine all had a single pump cast as part of the front distributer /front cover .curiouse and curiouser .Anyone got the facts on why go from a good setup to a worse one ,or is this block a very early style ?
     
  2. VEDETTE
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
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    from FRANCE

    Thanks!
    For V8 french pumps, I don’t know! but i think there have always been 2 pumps on the V8!?
     
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  3. chrisp
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    I believe Ford came up with the 1 pump design in 53 on the Vedette because it's the year of the new and improved cooling system called "thermo-compensateur Equiflux" it had higher volume capacity and it was completely redesigned. They also called it the climatised engine :rolleyes:
    So 2 things or yours got an engine /radiator swap or maybe early 53 didn't get the new and improved engine.
     
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  4. VEDETTE
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    Y'avait qu'une seule pompe a eau sur les V8 equipés d'Equiflux?
     
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  5. chrisp
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    Je suppose. I don't know them enough.
     
  6. VEDETTE
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    Ca m'etonne car ma vedette etait Equiflux a l'achat et y'avait 2 pompes.
     
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  7. VEDETTE
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    The guards are still toooooooo big! I think arrive at the desired result. o_O
    I’m thinking of installing tips exhausts in the bumper.. Has to think..

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. chrisp
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    I just checked a '54 : and it as 2 water pumps also.
     
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  9. VEDETTE
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    Soon finished!:cool:
    It remains to choose the Exhaust round or oval...


    [​IMG]
    And I closed the back of the guards for massive look !
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Lines
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    Lines
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    Very nice. In the beginnig I thought the large guards would look better. But for me now they are perfect. they dont look to heavy.
     
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  11. Peanut 1959
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    The oval exhaust openings get my vote!
     
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  12. VEDETTE
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    waiting for the suite.. little gift! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...@VEDETTE...life is good...you are a gifted Hamber All around...I've been checking out your videos...and like your craftsmanship in Custom, very very impressive...
     
  14. VEDETTE
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    Thank you! ;)
     
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  15. VEDETTE
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  16. Peanut 1959
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    Looking good! Will they be chromed?
     
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  17. VEDETTE
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    Yes! but chrome by vacuum metallization by cathodic pulverization + clear 2K .
    the advantage is that one can use bondo to fill defects!
     
  18. Dangerousdan
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    Crazy Good
     
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  19. VEDETTE
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    Manufacture of chromed resin reflector !
    [​IMG]

    Role-play! :D:

    Signal turn: (exterior side)
    [​IMG]

    Stop: (central)
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Peanut 1959
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    Nicely done! I think a lot of traditional rides could benefit from this kind of incognito safety feature.
     
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  21. VEDETTE
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    Some tests.. more to come..
    Beautiful: :cool:
    [​IMG]

    Not very beautiful without sun: :(
    [​IMG]
     
  22. C’est magnifique.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  23. VEDETTE
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    VEDETTE
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  24. greaser 35
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  25. VEDETTE
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  26. That looks amazingly good.
     
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  27. Lines
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    Lines
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    Sweet. Thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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