Good on you Barry.
Thanks Stacey for the pic.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Couldn't spend a day at the museum without posting a photo.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Most people know that I'm a bit of a fan of the old Chev straight 6 and we've talked before about the long life of the engine from its beginning in the 1929 Chev International right up to the 50s and 60s and finally turning up in the early Toyota Land Cruisers, so it was a delight to see that people still play around with them and that someone has extracted 320 hp out of this one.
Graham describes it as "an interesting project for someone".
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
It was really good to catch up with Mike Davidson on the weekend. Mike at one stage owned Nagari B8/58 which, incidentally, featured on our very first calendar in 1977. That car went to NQ and hasn't been heard of down this way since.
Mike, as you know, lives and breathes side valve Ford V8s, has written a number of books on developing the old Ford engines and produces parts including aluminium heads and fuel injection which you can read about at flatattackracing.com He has been behind salt lake racing at Lake Gairdner since its inception and this is the first car he took there in 1990....
His second racer.....
Now he's working on the next car which will feature twin engines in tandem, supercharged, fuel injected, with nitrous oxide, in fact, anything that makes horsepower.
1. This is the mould for the streamlined body.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Simon Wells writes...
"You mentioned the Mk 4 with the “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” windscreen.
Here’s a couple of pictures of my Buchanan as purchased with a Mini windscreen bonded in, and a hardtop made from part of a mini roof.After an attack with a grinder, some wire wheels and a coat of paint it didn’t look too bad."