Sunday, February 28, 2016

Didn't you know about the 2 door Statesmen?

Or should that be Statesmans? I always struggle with that.

Grey stuff 5.

Spotted in Mt. Annan, NSW today.

Nothing to do with Simon and Julaiha's visit to the Northern Beaches Car Show today.
Different coloured noses, different wheels. The red Nagaris are getting out and about in Sydney.

For the clueless knuckledragger

Grey stuff 4.

Discussion point.

Suggestions wanted. Now that Jason Weber has his Nagari back on the road (mainly on weekends) he would love to know what is a nice sticky road tyre to get.

Torque wrench tip.

When using a torque wrench, be sure to relieve and reapply pressure to the tool as you go, just in case the mechanism which produces the 'click' isn't working quite as it should. That way, you reduce the chance of shearing a bolt or stud.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

How good is this?

 Molly Taylor, off to the CAMS dinner.
Where she earns this year's Peter Brock Medal.
Then we learn that Subaru are back in the domestic rally scene and guess who's the driver!

Friday, February 26, 2016

We've been around a long time.

We must have , when early Slipstreams were produced on one of these.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

All American Day.

Darren Young proving it's not ALL about pink cars and tailfins.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Full circle.

Jacob Lohner & Co in Vienna, Austria produced electric cars from 1898 to 1906. FERDINAND PORSCHE, one of Lohner´s employees developed a drive system based on fitting an electric motor to each front wheel without transmissions (hub mounted). Vehicles of this type were known as Lohner-Porsches
And this is the proposed electric Porsche for 2016.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Carsales - $53,900

Darrell's getting serious.
Go for it Geoff!

Just arrived at Dellow.

We've just received a shipment of Tremec Transmissions, and we have the following options available. 

> Tremec TKO600 GM
> Tremec TKO600 - FORD 
> Tremec T56 (limited stock)

Please note we only supply original Tremec Transmissions in sealed cartons straight from the USA to you.

** A $100 discount applies when you buy both a Tremec Trans & a full conversion kit.

Give us a call on 02 9774 3873 and you can also order them here

TREMEC is the most popular and versatile performance manual trans available in the aftermarket. It is an extremely durable unit, perfect for retrofits in early muscle cars and street rods in addition to its originally intended purpose as a significant strength upgrade for late-model muscle machines. Handling up to 600 lb-ft. of torque, the TKO offers strength without compromise; combining awesome power-handling abilities with crisp, positive shift. A wide range of shifter locations allow for adaptation to an even wider range of vehicles. Add to that a deep overdrive for big savings at the pump and it’s easy to see how the TKO has become so popular!

They're a very long unit. This Cobra has one.
Here's the remote Craig H. made for it,
Just for interest's sake here's what's under the bonnet.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Good looking bloke.

One of Ian Smith's photos that didn't make the brochure.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Remember this?

The flying Minis.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lots in common.

(When it comes to fibreglass work among club members).
Popping out a rear bumper panel.

Too complicated for me.

Then again, this could be worse/

Grey stuff 3

Bit of plumbing there.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Social Media.

The Monaro swansong supposedly coming out next year.
I've just been reading the Facebook comments. Thousands of people calling each other rude names. For my 10c worth - I don't mind it.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

B8/57 has arrived at Shannons Sydney.

It's in the catalogue now. Go down and take a look. Auction is next month.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Grey stuff.

McGee fuel injection 1955.

FIM visit.

Initial moves are underway for South Australia’s new Tailem Bend circuit to host a round of the MotoGP World Championship.
Spearheaded by prominent SA businessman Sam Shahin, the ambitious project is currently in its final stages of planning and design before construction of a full 7.2km circuit commences.
The Federation International de Motocyclisme’s chief safety officer, Franco Uncini, visited the site last week to perform an initial inspection.
SA Motorsport Park is aiming to achieve an A level grading with the FIM, which will allow it to host all tiers of motorcycle racing, as well as FIA Category 2 status permitting all four-wheeled motorsport outside of Formula 1.
Situated 100km south-east of Adelaide, SA Motorsport Park plans to open in 2017, with hopes of securing a major international act for the following year.
The venue’s recently appointed general manager of commercial operations, Damien White, confirmed to that Shahin has a MotoGP round in his sights.
“Sam has made no secret of the fact we have an appetite to host the highest level events, and a round of the MotoGP Championship fits the brief I’m working to,” said White.
“We were enthused, but not surprised, at Mr. Uncini’s reaction when he visited.
“It’s not until you physically see the layout that you truly understand its character. And like every great circuit, Tailem Bend has plenty of character.
“We continue to work with FIM and FIA to attain final approvals. When completed we will be licensed to conduct every category except Formula 1.”
Uncini is expected to complete a safety and design report following his visit, seeking input from MotoGP riders as part of the process.
The Italian expressed enthusiasm for the possibility of Tailem Bend one day joining Victoria’s Phillip Island venue on the MotoGP calendar.
“In general the circuit is very safe and very exciting,” Uncini told the Adelaide Advertiser during his visit.
“I have worked with (Shahin’s) Peregrine Corporation for some time and it is fantastic to be here for the first time and see this fantastic layout.
“There is no reason not to have two MotoGP events in Australia.”
Two MotoGP rounds are currently held on Italian soil, while Spain hosts four of the season’s 18 events.
As previously reported, SA Motorsport Park currently holds a memorandum of understanding with V8 Supercars that could also see it join the domestic touring car championship’s calendar as soon as 2017.
Dr. Sam and Franco Uncini.

Sunday, February 7, 2016


When working on brake lines, put a smear of copper slip both on the union and on the brake pipe itself where it goes through the union. This way, when you come to undo it in years to come, you are less likely to snap the line through it having seized to the union.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Mass production

Bolwell have been busy. Here's some photos Scott took at the Christmas do.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Still around.

Haven't seen it for a while.
But it's still kicking around the suburbs.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I have a question (or two).

How come there are so many Corvettes and Mustangs that are "Indianapolis Pace Cars"?
And if they are all genuine, how did they all end up in Australia?