Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jason's No.1 mechanic really gets into his work.


What members do - No.1

Congratulations Sandy. This is the first time Sandy has exhibited one of her pastel works in an exhibition. See it at the Kapunda Gallery's "Seasons" exhibition by local artists.
Fantastic.

Monday, January 30, 2012

What's a cruise without a few tailfins?


That Viper again.

This time in Saudia hobnobbing in good company.
Thanks for the photo Bilal.

Aquajets

Are they making these redlines again? Or are these people driving around on hard old rubber from the past?
In addition to these two gold HKs at the Cruise-On there was a Warwick Yellow 327 also with the original looking rubber and hubcaps. I've seen the ridiculous prices paid on eBay for old Aquajet redwalls. The lengths some people go to.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Touring Car Masters

Can't wait for this year's opening event at the Clipsal. The races are becoming more exciting than the V8 Supercars.
Here's John Bowe's new livery for 2012.
Glenn Seton should give him some hurry-up in this XB Falcon.
But look what Bruce Tyson has built for Jim Richards.
It's a '73 AMX Javelin. This is going to be interesting.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

This year's calendar.

What do you think everybody?

Recognise this model?

Graham Pocock, in NZ, sent us this photo of his Bolwell. Well, it was sold to him as a Bolwell. I have no idea what it is but it's a great looking little car nevertheless. Look for more on this car in the next SA Slipstream.

Kapunda - week 43

We've just had our first longtrack speedway event at the trotting track. It was a huge success and I'm looking forward to the next one.
On display was this classic outfit and look, an electric fan in the floor of the sidecar.
There were some TQs there too, courtesy of some old veterans of the Eudunda and Districts Car Club that used to run the Point Pass Speedway way back then.
I took this photo hoping to gain some suspension tips for the Bolwell.
Now we know where all the Austin 7 front ends have gone.
Here's the old TQ's typical power plant.
As you can see this one's a Beesa but the JAPs were the order of the day.

The Clubman has come a long way.

Especially if it's a Donkervoort.
This is the Donkervoort D8 GTO.
Audi power.
And I thought John K's latest Puma was just so up to date.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Shannons' Sydney auction, Feb. 20th.

This is Lot 11.

Spycam - through the keyhole.

Spotted in a paint shop somewhere in Australia.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bushfires destroy!

Johnny Szabo took this photo of his car after the Victorian bushfire. I presume Frank Rushton's looked the same.
Warwick Brooks' Mark 7 almost suffered the same fate. The wind changed when the fire was at his front gate.

A quiet road in Lebanon.


Kapunda - week 42

Tour Down Under.
They even came out of the pub to watch.
The break-aways. They're about a mile ahead.
Here comes the mob.
And more.

Seen the Mangusta for sale in Sydney?

http://www.classicthrottleshop.com/classics.htm

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Pantera collection.


It's not very big but here's the group of Panteras I've collected over the years with a couple of Mangustas thrown in.
This is the collection box they live in. See the coin slot on the top?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kapunda - week 41

Falcon GTs are a bit thin on the ground in Kapunda and XR GTs even more so but look what we find 2 doors up the street from our place.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Flashback, over 40 years.

6 Hour at Winton.
The Burdon Mark 7.
....and the Wall Mark 5.

V8 Perana for sale in Queensland.

and reasonably priced IMHO.

Leo Kusters, the latest.

Leo's Camaro hits the track.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tech session from Grant - Tips on Brake Bias


Obp Tech-Session Top Tips and Information on Brake Balance / Bias Bars
As I have mentioned before your aim is to design your brake system so you will obtain maximum braking efficiency from all four wheels. Under braking weight is transferred to the front of the vehicle so that means your front tyres and the front brakes will be required to do more of the work.
In order to allow you to fine tune your brake balance from front to rear you will require bias / balance bar.  To install the bias / balance bar it is necessary to use a dual master cylinder set up.

The bias / balance bar functions quite simply by altering the fulcrum (pivot) point on the rod that connects to the push rods that operate the front and rear brake master cylinders. By moving the fulcrum point you are able to control and change the amount of relative force that is applied to each of the master cylinders. This bias / balance application when correctly installed will give you the fine tuning you require so the front brakes will lock up just before the rear brakes. This professional brake system set up is essential to be competitive in motorsports.


The bias / balance bar functions quite simply by altering the fulcrum (pivot) point on the rod that connects to the push rods that operate the front and rear brake master cylinders. By moving the fulcrum point you are able to control and change the amount of relative force that is applied to each of the master cylinders. This bias / balance application when correctly installed will give you the fine tuning you require so the front brakes will lock up just before the rear brakes. This professional brake system set up is essential to be competitive in motorsports.

SOME TOP TIPS ON ADJUSTING BRAKE BALANCE
1.   Changing the ride height of the car changes the braking characteristics and generally will cause the brake balance to be altered.
2.   The balance bar push rod should be adjusted so that the balance bar is perpendicular to the master cylinder push rods when the pedal is released. When the pedal is released, both push rods should be pulling against the retaining washers of the master cylinders. If the system is not adjusted correctly the push rod can advance the caliper pistons enough to cover the bleed holes in the calipers and this will cause the calipers to lock up as soon as they get hot.
3.   The only way to adjust the brake balance / bias assembly is by changing the fulcrum point between the master cylinder push rods and the pedal. You can’t adjust the brake balance proportion by changing the length of the push rods relative to each other.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Kapunda - wek 40

Chris P had her beautiful Mustang out for the street party the other week.
Karen's photo.
Wasn't a bad roll-up.
One of my favourite cars there was this one.
It's Glen S's Hudson Pacemaker. He's got a couple of Commodores for spares. The reason it's not quite as clean as when Glen left home is because, like heaps of people around here, he's a farmer and lives down a dirt road. Here's a typical road........
Gibbo's photo.