Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SR6 progress

A brand new engine has been built using a 179 block with the original head plus V8 BMW forged pistons and steel con rods. Fingers crossed that the leaking head stud problem is now fixed for good. Most of the suspension is now renewed and a new set of wheels have arrived from the UK to replace the poor old Bowins. John reckoned 45 yo magnesium wheels are probably not cutting edge safety items. The car is ready for and is to enter the Phillip Island Classic in March 2015. The SR6's very first logged event was there in November 1969. Looking forward to some photos in the near future.

Meanwhile John is keeping his eye in with the Cortina at the historic Wanneroo last month.
Others there that caught my eye were of course these.....
WA has its fair share of historic material like this...

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