1969 Merlyn Mk 11A Formula Ford FF1600 Project
1969 Merlyn Formula Ford 1600
Chassis no 181/FF/69
Purchased direct from the late Paul Flanery in Texas, who with his brother Jerry was the USA Merlyn importer and dealer in period (Merlyn of North America).
The chassis is the original and has been inspected by Merlyn expert Simon Brown, however after 50 years of having a tough life the general concensus would be to replace it with new from Clive Hayward at CRD (the original manufacturer) as also the roll over hoop has been removed to aid shipping. That's the bad news.
The good news, complete new body and windscreen assembly, new wishbones, new front uprights, stub axles, disks (x4) and calipers (x4), top ball joints, track rod ends, wishbone bushes (all).
New latest spec fuel tank and fire shrowd, four as new period-correct 5.5 Dunlop wheels and new nuts, new U/Js and outer yokes, new master cylinders and pedals, new engine mounting feet, Smiths chronometric tacho and new enamel nose badge.
Also available seperately -
Period correct Hewland Mk 6 H6-173 fully overhauled by Tony Wilson (at a cost of £5k). 9/31 CWP with new Hewland ratios. 14/36 19/32 22/29 24/28 fitted with correct rotoflex outputs and new slave etc. - £6k
FF 1600 Kent, stripped, measured and ready to assemble, fresh linered block (decked), polished standard crank, new pistons, bearings, gaskets, timing chain and tensioner, complete with inlet manifold and carb, 5-port oil pump, mechanical tacho front cover. dry sump and rocker cover and finally new CNC head with valves. £2750
All of the above available for a deal price of £18500