A chance to talk mostly about Bolwell Sports Cars.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
David with the 3 Buchanans - Look what else he has.
Was browsing awhile ago when you did a bit on Bolwell Drag Cars and you showed photos of the old Voodoo. It was at about this time I was looking at a drag car and realised it was the one and same. I have since rescued it from it's resting place under a tree and put it in the shed. As you can see from the photo's it has been heavily modified since those days.
It now has a full chromeolly chassis,has been stretched in the front by approx.6 inches to accomodate a big block,has adjustable coil overs front and rear and a 35 spline 9 inch diff.
The body now has a one piece lift off front along with hornet scoop a fully tubbed rear.
The bloke I bought it from said he bought it from a panel shop in inner Sydney about 15 years ago. It was then white with a black bonnet. He di all the fibreglass work and painted it the red it is now. It is a credit to him for the quality of his workmanship.
It doesn't have an engine ( he had a big block Ford sitting in it) but has a clutched Torquflite box fitted. I will do alot more homework before finishing her off. .
I acknowledge that the modifications done since virtually make it impossible to restore to original form but would only add to it's safety features. I would like any information on the running gear and would follow those lines. I am under the impression that it ran a 289 (being a Holden man this is a bitter pill to swallow but under the circumstances I can live with this).
This is a nice addition to my 3 Buchanans in the shed and am finding myself fascinated with the Aussie Fibreglass scene as all of this was before my time.
I would appreciate for any information from you and your followers could offer on which way I should tackle this build and any history available.
Forgot to mention that new chassis was built as left hand drive to counter act torque force on launch. Not real keen on this but will look at it later and contemplate converting back to right hand drive. Car is still in Sydney area.
Well, now we know where "Voodoo" had managed to get to.