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Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Jacking points
« on: May 10, 2022, 17:36:13 »
Hi all:

I wonder if the factory recommended any specific jacking points for the Aceca? I've got the original manual and jacking is not mentioned. It's important, because much of the undercarriage is far too weak to support the weight of the car and jacking will result in permanent damage. If none were factory recommended, what ones do owners recommend?


Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / "Mist Green" paint match
« on: November 20, 2021, 00:27:46 »
I'm trying to select the color to paint my 55 Aceca, and have photos of AE 822, which is apparently still the factory color of "mist green". I like it. Can anyone in the club provide a modern match for it? I've attached a photo. If this is not mist green, what color/paint is it?

3000ME Forum / 1985 3000ME for sale on BaT
« on: November 13, 2021, 22:43:03 »
No one else has posted about this car, so I will: There is a 1985 AC 3000ME for sale on Bring a Trailer. Auction ends in a little less than 5 days. Enjoy!

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / Aceca with Cobra grafts
« on: May 03, 2021, 18:50:13 »
My Aceca, bought as a stripped rolling chassis and body, was an attempted V8 conversion that was never finished. It has substantial modifications. It has a genuine leaf spring Cobra suspension, rear frame, brakes, and differential, grafted onto the Aceca frame. With it came an “extra” set of front A arms that we believe are from the same car that “donated” the rear end etc. I’ve attached a photo of the A arms – can anyone verify that the large arm looks like a Cobra part?

I’m looking for an Aceca rear quarter window hinge or part of one for my Aceca rebuild. This is the only window part I don't have. Either side will work. Anything would be helpful!


Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Aceca hand brake lever
« on: March 09, 2021, 19:00:51 »
My Aceca rebuild/resto proceeds apace, and now we are thinking about the hand brake assembly, which is entirely missing from the car. I rather like the stock unit and would like to keep it if possible.

Do any other cars use the same hand brake lever and ratchet as the Aceca?


Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / How to cover slits in Aceca roof
« on: June 15, 2020, 20:35:05 »
I need some advice about Aceca restoration, and hope I can find it here. Before stripping the body, there were indications in the paint that something was amiss above the rain gutters. After stripping the body, it was clear that there is a slit on each side above the rain gutter. The slit extends from the A pillar to the end of the rear quarter window. The alloy roof is carefully and evenly nailed with brads to the inside wood of the roof frame along both sides of the slit. At some point in the past, someone tried to solve this by applying fiberglass tape to at least part of the slit, but that did not last. I’ve attached photos of the slit. Apparently this was factory practice; I have been told that other Acecas also have this slit, and I have seen photos demonstrating that. My rebuilder and I are trying to decide what to do to ensure that there are no future body or paint problems arising from this method of construction.

My rebuilder thinks that because the slit is backed by wood, there will be enough expansion and contraction due to changes in humidity etc that it will produce cracking or other surface problems that will eventually show. He has suggested temporarily removing the wood framing to free the shell and then welding in a long alloy patch for the length of each slit. I am not so sure that’s a good idea.

Here are the questions I would appreciate receiving your opinions about:
1) What did the factory do to cover this area before painting?
2) Has the factory fix worked (that is, has it held up after all these years)?
3) If what the factory did can’t be done now or did not hold up, what should be done to cover this area?
4) If you’ve solved this problem, how did you do it?
5) Is there anything I’ve overlooked or don’t know about this method of construction but should know?

I look forward to hearing from folks who have dealt with this issue, and thanks for your time.

General Discussion / Possible scam?
« on: June 06, 2020, 04:27:40 »

As some of you know, I am rebuilding a 1955 Aceca and have been advertising for a variety of parts. I just received a message from someone who says he has almost every item I'm looking for. He claims to be an ex-dealer selling NOS parts (hard to believe) and say he is in Illinois in the US. I asked for photos of all the parts but was told that they're not available because his grandson takes them and is out of town right now. Sounds very fishy, what do you all think? Does anyone know of a verified Aceca parts source in Illinois?

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Aceca door locks
« on: March 21, 2020, 17:43:41 »
Hi All:

My Aceca (AEX 531) has no door locks. I have been told that they were the same as MGA OTS and also MGA coupe locks. The two locks are different. Can anyone tell me which I need? And, can anyone send me or post a picture of the door with the door cards removed so I can see exactly how the locks are fitted?


AC Weller Engine / What car is this motor from?
« on: January 27, 2020, 15:53:34 »

I'm a newby, having just purchased an Aceca. With the car came a complete AC motor, transmission, and overdrive. The motor is apparently later than the car, and its serial number does not appear in the list of AC engined Acecas. The motor is CLB 2416 91 NT. Can anyone determine what vehicle it came from?


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