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Series A Questions

Clay

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I said I'd post some pictures to show the colour so here they are. Still needs the decals adding and a coat of clear to protect from ethanol but you can see what Ford Imperial Maroon looks like - a whole lot better than it was!

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vibrac

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I think a 'C' would look nice in that colour.....:cool:

Like most things Vincent, I not only bet its been done, but I also bet some reader has a photo..;)
 

vibrac

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Incidentally that shade looks a lot like Amaranth Red from the well known Meriden stable
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I guess Turner copied Phil.... the dates say so
 

Prince Duster

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Hi - Simon mentions the A Comet, parked in 1940. Here's a shot of the bike.

It is the most amazing machine; I'm sure the only really original pre-war bike out there. It has only moved from garage to garage in the same farm since the outbreak of the War.

My sense is the maroon of pre-war bikes is darker than most people think, or restore their bikes with.

I've taken shots of another unrestored one, which is in Kent.

If you're on Facebook or Instagram, I will post a few more pics, as they don't upload easily here.

Search 'Speed Is Expensive' on FB or @speed_is_expensive on Insta.

David Lancaster
 

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mercurycrest

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Hi - Simon mentions the A Comet, parked in 1940. Here's a shot of the bike.

It is the most amazing machine; I'm sure the only really original pre-war bike out there. It has only moved from garage to garage in the same farm since the outbreak of the War.

My sense is the maroon of pre-war bikes is darker than most people think, or restore their bikes with.

I've taken shots of another unrestored one, which is in Kent.

If you're on Facebook or Instagram, I will post a few more pics, as they don't upload easily here.

Search 'Speed Is Expensive' on FB or @speed_is_expensive on Insta.

David Lancaster
Hi David,
I'd take a bit of mild rubbing compound to a discreet spot and see what it looks like with 77 years of grunge wiped off it.
Cheers, John
 

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