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Ford Thames? 03 Mar 2012 23:56 #77490

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Hi All
Have a mate on a farm that has an old Ford Thames. Has anyone ever heard of them and can you tell me a bit more about them?
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Re: Ford Thames? 04 Mar 2012 00:40 #77491

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GA/Day Beddy42
Fordthames had a side valve V8 in 1940s and 1950s ,there is one here in Berrigan which has a deisel in it 1960s.Have driven a 1950s one but much rather drive a inter ;)That will make the English make owners :'( ;)
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Re: Ford Thames? 04 Mar 2012 07:56 #77492

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They used the same cab made by Briggs as (english) dodge and leyland Comet with detail differences. There were a lot around in their day but very few seem to have survived. Ford bought Briggs so the other makers were cut out of that option.
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Re: Ford Thames? 04 Mar 2012 14:15 #77493

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Saw a pug nose Ford Thames recently, with a 6 cylinder motor, had the spark plugs on the right side, wondered if it was a Zephyr 6 car motor. David.
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Re: Ford Thames? 04 Mar 2012 21:56 #77494

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Hi Beddy 42, The Fordson Thames had the Briggs body and these are a different truck to the Ford Thames Trader which to my knowledge never had a v8 fitted.
I have a 1949 Fordson Thames which is currrently under restoration and it is fitted with the flat head v8. There are not many restored in Australia but quite a lot in the UK. I know of at least 10 in NSW. 1 is restored and on the road 3 are in good order but not on the road and the other 6 all need restoring. In the UK they had the v8 a 4cyl petrol and a 4 cyl diesel fitted. All the ones i know of have the v8. I might be biased but i think they are a great looking truck. Hope this info is some use to you.
Cheers Hardshar. :) :)
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Re: Ford Thames? 04 Mar 2012 22:45 #77495

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There is one in Blackburn South (Victoria) that belongs to a club member. Another club member about 30 miles had this one but it has since been sold on. Here it is before being sold on

Hiding in the shed covered in grease and muck - want a coffee?
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Re: Ford Thames? 05 Mar 2012 09:01 #77496

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Thanks Guys
This one also has the flat head ford. It is sitting behind his woolshed. I dont know what order it is in but do you think it is worth nabbing?
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Re: Ford Thames? 05 Mar 2012 17:22 #77497

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if the motor is any good would be worth having
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Re: Ford Thames? 05 Mar 2012 21:20 #77498

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Asking if it is worth saving is a bit like asking if the Pope is Catholic.
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Re: Ford Thames? 05 Mar 2012 21:20 #77499

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