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« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2013, 20:35:04 »
My pleasure Andy [:)]

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« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2013, 09:05:40 »
Paul, How nice to see your contributions again.
   As far as I can tell, it was January 2007 when the "How many Frua's..." thread began, and March of 2007 that you piped up with the beginnings of an answer. You've been the catalyst in arriving at an answer! (and, as you might remember, there will one day be a long-lost addition to the list - hopefully)
   Thank you!

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« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2013, 18:44:48 »
Thanks Jeff [:D] Certainly been a while and what the picture was like back then compared to today, trying to stop them being converted into Cobras with top price I think being around £30 - £40k or so with most topics about rust and overheating. And what it was like throughout the Nineties always stuck from vague memory around £15 - £20k or so ? I can also remember Andy once saying we need someone famous to buy one, Beckham I think it was, so howzabout you and Emmanuel together when ready paying a real casual “just passin’, howdy” visit to Jay Leno ? That would really be a cool way to git things movin' on upwards agin.... ! [8D]

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« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2013, 22:53:42 »
Updated 4/4/13
   
   Unknown 01: Formerly Keith Moon's AC 428.
   
   http://acfrua428.activeboard.com/t19535676/unknown-cars/

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« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2014, 12:07:36 »

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« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2014, 04:38:29 »
Message to Classicus:
   
   Paul - I tried to send you an email, but your "fruafan" address is defunct.
   I was trying to send you photos of another "unknown" fastback for your register. It's CF26, intact under a 40 year layer of dust. (It is VERY "dusty")
   Are you still with us? Would you like to see?
   
   And by-the-way...
   I have a photo of Jay Leno admiring my 428. He pulled up next to the Frua in his Merlin-powered Bently, and was full of admiration for the car. He really likes the 428's - knew all about them, and said he wanted one. (this mentioned, as you had expressed an interest in having feedback from him)

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« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2014, 12:46:37 »
Hi Jeff
   
   Great news ! Can’t wait to see the pics of CF 26 well done ! How did you find it ?
   
   And Jay Leno on top !! Ooooo - which always reminds me of the guy in “Car 54 where are you ?” which goes back ! Really love to see the pic of him admiring yours too. Long overdue recognition and publicity for the 428 indeed !
   
   Just sent you an email....
   
   Thanks !! [8D]
   
   Paul

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« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2014, 22:11:10 »
Hi Paul,
   
   "Car 54 reporting" I am here, the car is getting back together slowwwwwly.
   
   I just saw the rebuilt calipers yesterday, newly blasted, painted new pistons and seals. Incidentally, we found a stock MKIII Girling clutch fork, master cylinder, slave cylinder and bracket to replace the Kit car system used previously (Bracket and slave cylinder out of a 59 Ford pickup, we had issue sizing the Girling master cylinder. I never liked it! My clutch was very light but the travel was way too long (like that of a truck) and I did not like it. It will be heavier but I think much better. This not a "girly" car anyway! Should feel just like a big block Cobra. Jeffrey, this will work for you as well since you have the same 59 Ford system on your car.
   
   Better than new.
   
   Emmanuel[:)]

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« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2014, 22:19:01 »
Paul -
   No email as yet from you. I checked my address in "profiles", and it should work.
   Somehow your email to me has gone astray.
   Try again please.
   Jeff J

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« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2014, 23:18:48 »
quote:
Originally posted by Emmanueld

   Hi Paul,
   
   "Car 54 reporting" I am here, the car is getting back together slowwwwwly.
   
   I just saw the rebuilt calipers yesterday, newly blasted, painted new pistons and seals. Incidentally, we found a stock MKIII Girling clutch fork, master cylinder, slave cylinder and bracket to replace the Kit car system used previously (Bracket and slave cylinder out of a 59 Ford pickup, we had issue sizing the Girling master cylinder. I never liked it! My clutch was very light but the travel was way too long (like that of a truck) and I did not like it. It will be heavier but I think much better. This not a "girly" car anyway! Should feel just like a big block Cobra. Jeffrey, this will work for you as well since you have the same 59 Ford system on your car.
   
   Better than new.
   
   Emmanuel[:)]

   
   This is so funny ! I'd genuinely forgotten you had CF 54....!!!
   
   Watch it through....[:D]
   
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyXmncTIbDg

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« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2014, 00:07:52 »
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Originally posted by J Jones

   Paul -
   No email as yet from you. I checked my address in "profiles", and it should work.
   Somehow your email to me has gone astray.
   Try again please.
   Jeff J

   Hi Jeff
   
   Email re-sent...
   
   I was wondering what had happened too, look forward to seeing pics.
   
   Paul

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« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2014, 19:16:21 »
Hi Jeff
   
   Mystery, I just tried to send myself an email from the forum to my regular gmail address about half an hour ago as it’d always been working ok, but it still hasn’t arrived for some reason so could explain why the first one didn’t arrive ?
   
   So cross checked by sending a second one to the same address only this time using gmail to gmail direct instead and it arrived immediately so no idea what it could be.
   
   Try sending one from the forum to yourself as well, see what happens…
   
   Thanks
   
   Paul

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« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2014, 22:23:44 »
sent three photos of CF26 to your temporary email address. Hope you get them. Good to know there's another existing 428 to add to the register. Though partially disassembled with parts scattered, I was told it's complete under 40-ish years of dust.

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« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2014, 19:30:26 »

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« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2014, 22:07:45 »