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Modern bars should fit, you might have to bend the stem out a tiny bit (<1mm), but nothing thats un-doable.
700C tires WILL NOT fit 27" wheels. I think tubes can be interchangable, but I'm not sure, thats just going off of the fact that the tubes I use have some crap written on the box about 27" as well as all the stuff I really pay attention to that says 700C 18/23.
I suggest getting your wheel from Tony at IRO instead of eBay. Chances are you'll be happier for the same money.
I'd be careful using the stock cranks and going down to 700C. My 70's Raleigh Grand Prix with 165mm cranks (I think the old cottered cranks were closer to 170's) and 700C wheels has some serious pedal clearance problems due to it's low BB height. Pedal strike on a fixie is not fun! Also, if your cranks are cottered, make sure you run a brake!!!!