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A little work on Cuke

After a bit of spring cleaning my home shop is fit for working on Cucumber, which (who?) is being sold in a month or so to my friend Steve.  

New plugs, tappet cover gasket, front lower control arm bushings and more before it (she?) goes. Steve doesn’t live too far away so we will work on things together as they come up. Practically in the family.   



Some time for Cucumber

The 1800 is all jacked up and ready for its nice clean M-41 but I realized that I need a clutch fork bushing so I had some time to pay a little attention to Cucumber.


I did steering rods recently and now the only obvious loose bits are the tie rod ends to in they went.


It’s mildly lubricated down there and that seems to have helped keep the floors very solid. I might jack it up next week and treat whatever needs attention and undercoat. I look forward to lying on my back for two days under there on a piece of cardboard. Very Zen.

One PV444 For Sale (SOLD)

The time has come to sell my beloved Cucumber. She’s a sweet machine but I could use the funds and garage space so she’s on offer for $10k firm.

B16 engine, 4-speed, 6-volt. 1958, last year of the split windshield PVs. 63,000 original miles. Original Interior in good condition.  Recent paint in original green. Rockers and area below trunklid replaced, bare metal respray.

Other good things:

  • SU H4 carbs freshly rebuilt with new original-style all-metal air cleaners
  • Rebuilt AC fuel pump
  • Rebuilt Generator
  • New heater fan
  • New steering rods and OEM front shocks
  • New BF Goodrich wide whitewalls
  • Recent brakes all around
  • 544 style upper brake reservoir
  • Red covercraft custom car cover
  • Recored radiator
  • Gas tank redone, lined, new gauge sending unit
  • Rechromed bumpers with overriders
  • New rubber floor coverings and shift boot
  • Wheelglove leather wheel cover
  • Under-dash starter switch
  • New original-style ignition switch
  • New 123 adjustable solid state distributor (original one in box)

Some things needing attention:

  • Heater valve stuck open (I just use a shutoff valve)
  • Front hood trim, sparrows, door and trunk handles could use rechroming
  • Paint chips in left front fender, could be touched up a little better
  • Headliner is a little tatty and the driver’s seat has a split seam (stitching only)
  • Motorola AM tube radio was working when I got the car, now not

Huge folder of receipts (~$24k worth) along with a pre-restoration photo and CD with manuals, catalogs, and advertisements.

More pics:

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Could really use new vinyl but I kind of like keeping it original

Could really use new vinyl but I kind of like keeping it original

Solid underside

Solid underside

Award winning!

Award winning!