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Title: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 20, 2016, 03:55:36 AM
I'd have the white 54 Chevy station wagon.

http://www.papastoyscarcollection.com/available-vehicles-for-sale.html (http://www.papastoyscarcollection.com/available-vehicles-for-sale.html)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on October 20, 2016, 05:48:36 AM
The Nomad X El Camino thing makes my eyes bleed  :-[

Pontiac Delivery is pretty cool but  ;D
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Post by: Bill on October 20, 2016, 07:00:59 AM
El Camino and GTO for me please.
Bill
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Post by: Beepa on October 20, 2016, 07:24:48 AM
Smokey and the bandit Trans-am Firebird for Christmas thanks. :D
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Post by: tk421 on October 20, 2016, 07:46:18 AM
There are some beautiful cars in there. 
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Post by: raider on October 20, 2016, 08:28:54 AM
One of the 64 T Bird convertibles for me please.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 20, 2016, 10:29:49 AM
Raider I'm with you.  I'll have the other one, even if it is a FUD.
Now, how do we fit a Hayman Reese tow Hitch, so I can go campin'?
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Post by: Champin on October 20, 2016, 06:09:23 PM
The '46 Ford  COE would do me. Saw  '47 maple leaf, running, for sale local for $3700 recently. Didn't have the cash at the time. Spewin'. Gunna kick Murphys arse when I see 'im.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 20, 2016, 06:14:47 PM
I'm sure we have some swaggers with some "Very Cool Cars" that should be in this thread too.

On blocks awaiting work.
Finished and awaiting a run.
Your dream car you want to own.

Post 'em all up here.  :cup:
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Post by: edz on October 20, 2016, 06:24:58 PM
The '46 Ford  COE would do me. Saw  '47 maple leaf, running, for sale local for $3700 recently. Didn't have the cash at the time. Spewin'. Gunna kick Murphys arse when I see 'im.
I happen to know where there is a time capsule " Maple Leaf " in a shed that is looking for a new owner .Country NSW.
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Post by: Champin on October 20, 2016, 06:30:59 PM
OK... I see where you're going with this and throw into the ring one '47 chev maple leaf. My plan being...build a 5th wheeler, old style, to lug around behind it as my retirement travel, 75kph, pi55 everyone off, aroung oz, plan.
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Post by: Coolblue80 on October 20, 2016, 06:34:19 PM
OK... I see where you're going with this and throw into the ring one '47 chev maple leaf. My plan being...build a 5th wheeler, old style, to lug around behind it as my retirement travel, 75kph, pi55 everyone off, aroung oz, plan.

Why not go a modern Turbo Diesel engine and have the best of both worlds. Old school looks and modern grunt?
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Post by: Champin on October 20, 2016, 06:37:19 PM
Drooool edz. But alas I have a renovation happening at the mo.limited fianances and even more limited room. I am a patient sucker though, and I have seen these around at times, so my time will come.
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Post by: tk421 on October 20, 2016, 10:01:47 PM
Why not go a modern Turbo Diesel engine and have the best of both worlds. Old school looks and modern grunt?

OK... I see where you're going with this and throw into the ring one '47 chev maple leaf. My plan being...build a 5th wheeler, old style, to lug around behind it as my retirement travel, 75kph, pi55 everyone off, aroung oz, plan.

Many many moons ago (20ish years) I stumbled across this in the deserts in the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona. From memory he was adding a Supercharger.

Excuse the quality it's a photo of a 20year old photo.

(https://s5.postimg.org/5m8pbr35j/image.jpg)
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Post by: Bird on October 21, 2016, 07:16:20 AM
I always had a softspot for this... I reckon you could have some fun out there in it.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ae/1a/a6/ae1aa612da9b29698671948a78cb9b09.jpg)

for me the ultimate kruisers are Ratrods.
(http://cdn.wallpapersafari.com/30/35/wRvxh1.jpg)

but the ultimate kewl would be a Sled with a big arse blower hanging out the front
(http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/full/ebay311817.jpg)

or a bit of both
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/b0/8d/e9/b08de93288f9cd868f1719ca05af242c.jpg)
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Post by: oldmate on October 21, 2016, 08:32:31 AM
On our recent trip to the USA.
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Post by: oldmate on October 21, 2016, 08:37:38 AM
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Post by: Bird on October 21, 2016, 08:57:18 AM
you took a photo of a Beetle ???
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Post by: oldmate on October 21, 2016, 09:12:50 AM
you took a photo of a Beetle ???

Yep, it very original.

Does it offend you??
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Post by: oldmate on October 21, 2016, 09:19:41 AM
Just cause!!

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: oldmate on October 21, 2016, 09:22:28 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161020/9c71d1922af7c46b4f2e1085c7e8f3b1.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161020/6410e83c93821c792c196b9b8295a10b.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161020/9f279a72e5d766376cc62df2472be732.jpg)


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Post by: Onion on October 21, 2016, 10:53:08 AM
I once knew a guy who had one of these bolted onto a 350 Chev in his HQ SS. The belt noise was amazing!
Magnuson Twin MagnaCharger MC220
It ran twin 53mm side draft weber's if I recall...
Don't bother to ask about fuel economy.

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Post by: edz on October 21, 2016, 12:31:18 PM
Ever since seeing a Model A 4x4 hot rodded tray back truck on Fraser  once, and having kids I reckoned a 4x4 dual cab version would be cool .
But done in an aged / weathered condition along the lines of this O'l girl .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 21, 2016, 03:32:40 PM
I see the VW has a swamp cooler too, very cooooool.

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Post by: oldmate on October 21, 2016, 04:03:01 PM
I see the VW has a swamp cooler too, very cooooool.

Yeah. Yeah.


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Post by: kylarama on October 21, 2016, 06:06:38 PM


Ever since seeing a Model A 4x4 hot rodded tray back truck on Fraser  once, and having kids I reckoned a 4x4 dual cab version would be cool .
But done in an aged / weathered condition along the lines of this O'l girl .

A close friends father has an old A Model buckboard very similar to your bottom pic. Built it out of parts dragged out of paddocks in the late 70's. 
Was his daily driver (his weekender is a beat up E Type Jag...) up until the cops put it off the road a few years ago.

My partner and friend would get dropped off to school sitting on the back and there was even a trip to Phillip Island when they were kids.  Couch strapped to the back and a water tank cut in half roped over as a roof...
Had to ditch the tank roof half way as they were getting fumed out.

Up until 10 years ago, every year he'd drive it from Melbourne to the Tamworth county music festival.  Took a while....

I'll try and find a pic. There was a feature done on it in a book call Beaut Utes.


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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 22, 2016, 03:55:56 AM
Some nice stuff in this line up. The red 64 SS Impala would look good in my garage.

https://www.mecum.com/auctions/kissimmee-2017/collections/lifelong-collection-of-don-fezell/ (https://www.mecum.com/auctions/kissimmee-2017/collections/lifelong-collection-of-don-fezell/)
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Post by: oldmate on October 22, 2016, 06:37:19 AM
Yeah. I like that list mate.


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Post by: kylarama on October 22, 2016, 06:48:54 AM


I'll try and find a pic. There was a feature done on it in a book call Beaut Utes


Photos of the photos in the book. Not tge best quality.

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Post by: edz on October 22, 2016, 12:28:06 PM
Gold FM on the coast had a billy cart race the other day, ripped these pics from face crap, This ones a beastie
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Post by: oldmate on October 22, 2016, 12:49:39 PM
I was at the bully kart race and neither of those were there.


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Post by: Paddler Ed on October 22, 2016, 01:06:46 PM
Local VW:

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13147756_10154072748150856_3871080263993330097_o.jpg)

In daily use, the story is he parks it facing downhill a lot of the time, so he can roll start it... I suspect it's old enough that it might be a 6V car... He also has a set of car boots and out of car boots, and gets changed into them accordingly.

At work we also have a hot rod show each year:

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12322431_10153293180917947_1845187663784964694_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12339667_10153293180982947_3791445005878358697_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12304268_10153293693212947_8732825196934315205_o.jpg)

This one is a local car, and was doing laps around town last night (as he is wont to do):
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12322843_10153293182577947_6223719781071249885_o.jpg)

And because this is a camping forum:
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/11064272_10153293692707947_3360994696493957974_o.jpg)
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Post by: oldmate on October 22, 2016, 01:08:14 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/5b38b11f8ffcfb802413f2d308542006.jpg)


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Post by: fergy on October 22, 2016, 01:35:11 PM
(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/danielferg/jasper%20in%20the%20rod_zpssmrfeul0.jpg) (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/danielferg/media/jasper%20in%20the%20rod_zpssmrfeul0.jpg.html)
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Post by: fergy on October 22, 2016, 01:36:35 PM
the same little dude now packed for camping apparently
(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/danielferg/IMG_2907_zpskzzudvjd.jpg) (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/danielferg/media/IMG_2907_zpskzzudvjd.jpg.html)
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Post by: edz on October 23, 2016, 12:55:49 AM
I was at the bully kart race and neither of those were there.


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Bugger and here I was thinking how cool some of them were, just checked out the web site for Gold FM, Would still have been fun .
Did you enter O'lmate ??  .
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Post by: oldmate on October 23, 2016, 07:45:57 AM
Nah. I just happened to be driving past the velodrome and saw the gold fm flags so quickly stopped and had a look. There was only about 5 billycarts competing. I saw the final then nicked off.


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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on October 27, 2016, 09:25:16 AM
Only 750 made, probably 748 have rusted away to nothing  :'(

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Post by: edz on October 27, 2016, 04:59:43 PM
Heres another advert for you ..
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Post by: fergy on October 28, 2016, 11:06:09 AM
http://www.graysonline.com/sale/7014978/motor-vehicles-motor-cycles/unreserved-american-classic-cars-auction?cid=ds%7Cnet%3Afacebook%7Ccmp%3AClassicCars%7Ccre%3Acarousel (http://www.graysonline.com/sale/7014978/motor-vehicles-motor-cycles/unreserved-american-classic-cars-auction?cid=ds%7Cnet%3Afacebook%7Ccmp%3AClassicCars%7Ccre%3Acarousel)
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Post by: Bird on October 28, 2016, 11:41:56 AM
http://www.graysonline.com/sale/7014978/motor-vehicles-motor-cycles/unreserved-american-classic-cars-auction?cid=ds%7Cnet%3Afacebook%7Ccmp%3AClassicCars%7Ccre%3Acarousel (http://www.graysonline.com/sale/7014978/motor-vehicles-motor-cycles/unreserved-american-classic-cars-auction?cid=ds%7Cnet%3Afacebook%7Ccmp%3AClassicCars%7Ccre%3Acarousel)
I'll take the 41 ford ute.
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Post by: tracker on October 28, 2016, 04:00:27 PM
Got a 1966 MGB in a garage.....is that old enough.....with eletric over drive....

                         ;D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 28, 2016, 04:29:03 PM
Got a 1966 MGB in a garage.....is that old enough.....with eletric over drive....

                         ;D

Geez, you in a MGB......  you'd look like a kangaroo rooting a tennis ball.

Lots of project stuff here.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLlkT1p-scI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLlkT1p-scI)
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Post by: tracker on October 28, 2016, 04:34:47 PM
Geez, you in a MGB......  you'd look like a kangaroo rooting a tennis ball.

Lots of project stuff here.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLlkT1p-scI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLlkT1p-scI)


     Gezzz Mate....never said i get in it....The tennis ball would be easier....lol :o :o :o
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Post by: Paddler Ed on October 28, 2016, 05:45:25 PM
Got a 1966 MGB in a garage.....is that old enough.....with eletric over drive....

                         ;D

My parents MGBs had the overdrive on 3rd and 4th, in effect a 6 speed box or one with some half gears in between.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 29, 2016, 04:21:48 AM
http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lincoln/zephyr/1155395.html (http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lincoln/zephyr/1155395.html)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on October 29, 2016, 07:49:37 AM
???

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Post by: mumbls on October 29, 2016, 12:26:46 PM
Just found my "if I win lotto" project  ;D
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Post by: tk421 on October 29, 2016, 01:35:11 PM
My parents MGBs had the overdrive on 3rd and 4th, in effect a 6 speed box or one with some half gears in between.

My dad had an MGB in his youth. His mum took it for a drive and commented "This feels fast for 50mph".  She was actually looking at the rev counter which was in increments of 100 so she was doing 5000rpm in 4th gear down the high street.
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Post by: Skuta on October 30, 2016, 07:24:48 AM
Here's my old girl. Love the wagons, really wanted an eh and still do but the fc will do. Best looking holden grill by a long shot.
It's got a warm 186 with a trimatic, Hr frontend and chassis bracing for future upgrades ;) just a cruiser.
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Post by: rellbell on October 30, 2016, 07:53:51 AM
Here's my old girl. Love the wagons, really wanted an eh and still do but the fc will do. Best looking holden grill by a long shot.
It's got a warm 186 with a trimatic, Hr frontend and chassis bracing for future upgrades ;) just a cruiser.
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Oh oh so very cool, thanks for posting I love old cars ;D

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Post by: edz on October 30, 2016, 08:29:38 AM
Very nice, Brings back memories  from my days as a little kid travelling thousands of miles around Australia with the family, Though our wagon was a  two tone calamine lotion pink  EK ..  :cheers:
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on October 30, 2016, 08:32:04 AM
 8)

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Post by: Skuta on October 30, 2016, 08:35:40 AM
Very nice, Brings back memories  from my days as a little kid travelling thousands of miles around Australia with the family, Though our wagon was a  two tone calamine lotion pink  EK ..  :cheers:
Same here but in a white Hr with a purple back door, still remember the smell

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Post by: D4D on October 30, 2016, 08:36:17 AM
Here's my old girl. Love the wagons, really wanted an eh and still do but the fc will do. Best looking holden grill by a long shot.
It's got a warm 186 with a trimatic, Hr frontend and chassis bracing for future upgrades ;) just a cruiser.

Very nice :cup:
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Post by: tedota on October 30, 2016, 10:37:12 AM
Even had the venetians.
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Post by: Skuta on October 30, 2016, 12:31:44 PM
Even had the venetians.
That is iconic

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Post by: oldmate on October 30, 2016, 12:47:57 PM
Here's my old girl. Love the wagons, really wanted an eh and still do but the fc will do. Best looking holden grill by a long shot.
It's got a warm 186 with a trimatic, Hr frontend and chassis bracing for future upgrades ;) just a cruiser.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161029/db0fcb5577cf9fd4a16dcb05b30ac76c.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161029/f5064a94154c4494af9738fa70fb3cea.jpg)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 30, 2016, 04:02:14 PM
Love the FC.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 31, 2016, 04:06:59 AM
http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2014/10/01/hmn_feature1.html (http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2014/10/01/hmn_feature1.html)
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Post by: raider on October 31, 2016, 02:10:29 PM
Saw this yesterday at the Tallangatta 50's Festival but there were other very nice cars there too.  Out driving today and a smick looking caddy passed by the other way so i turned around and followed him to the local washbay. Asked whether it was a Fleetwood as it had the squarish look of Jeeper's Caddy but it was a Calais. Bloke said he was getting on a bit ( like Jeepers apparently )and wanted a cruiser for the odd weekend drive.  This thing was a gold colour with 60,000 miles on it from Iowa and was immaculate. He got it from a bloke in Bendigo who imports them and his son got a car as well. I drove off and realised I forgot to take a photo but i wouldn't have been able to fit it in the frame. Bloody hell they're big cars.


(http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p762/brelen4/IMG_1193_zpsl26l1huz.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/brelen4/media/IMG_1193_zpsl26l1huz.jpg.html)
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Post by: raider on October 31, 2016, 02:17:15 PM
Even had the venetians.

The old man had an EK sedan in this colour scheme. Eventually upgraded to an XY wagon and they unfortunately lent it to my Uncle in 1975 , when he came from Pommyland, to go fruit picking in and it got absolutely trashed. :'(
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 31, 2016, 03:23:04 PM
The Caddy's are big alright.  ;D
The specs below are for our car.

Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan, model year 1964, version for North America (up to September)
•4-door sedan body type
•RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
•petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 7025 cm3 / 428.7 cui, advertised power: 253.5 kW / 340 hp / 345 PS ( SAE gross ), torque: 651 Nm / 480 lb-ft
•characteristic dimensions: outside length: 5677 mm / 223.5 in, wheelbase: 3289 mm / 129.5 in
•reference weights: shipping weight 2123 kg / 4680 lbs base curb weight: 2210 kg / 4872 lbs
•how fast is this car ? top speed: 198 km/h (123 mph) (theoretical);
•accelerations: 0- 60 mph 9 s; 0- 100 km/h 9.5 s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.6 s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com)
•fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c: 23.1 l/100km / 12.2 mpg (imp.) / 10.2 mpg (U.S.) / 4.3 km/l

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on October 31, 2016, 03:43:41 PM
This is my old car. Been off the road now for probably 10 years, or more  :'(
It's progressed a little from this pic, not enough though.
I bare metalled it by hand, flicked it with a wash primer and repaired all the metal. It's definitely the best body wise, I've seen when bare, which was a pleasant surprise  :D (Apart from the previous repairs ::) ).
Still required about 9 repairs to the subframe, 3 floor pans, two lower guard and grill replacements due to poor repairs/fitting, inner guard repairs, lower door repair, door to wheel arch repair, lower quarters, upper C pillar, lower rear window repair, tulip panel replacement, boot floor, spare tyre well, PS outer boot floor, inner beaver repair, outer beaver replacement.

All rust is repaired now, metal all hammered up and filed where required. Wash primer is gone and whole thing is 2k epoxied. Body, doors, bonnet and boot have had a skim of filler where needed and in high build now.
The entire floor and under subframe is in 2k satin black. Engine bay is in 2k flat black. Bit more tidying up in the boot and it'll get a flick of the same flat black next.
Picked up a complete period correct new interior recently in Goya Red. Interior paint is going Yeoman Red. (Already painted some bits  :D )
Exterior will be white, but not the Ermine White that they were. Something a bit more crisp is the plan.

Front end is rebuilt, painted and back under the car. All std except with a later brake upgrade complete with 16.7:1 steering ( for when I go to Bathurst ;D )

Engine is built. A very mild 327 with Dart heads, Dart intake, forged crank and pistons, mild cam, etc. Will spin up around 360-380 HP, so very tame but with enough go for a nice streetcar.

Trans is also built. Shift improved Powerglide with manual override. Very mild stall to suit the cam. Diff is also built and under the car with new suspension and brakes. Running a GM 8.2" 10 bolt (not the Holden Salisbury) with HQ type brakes to suit front stud pattern. Still have 4 wheels to modify yet to suit.

95% of electroplating is done, both chrome and zinc. Redoing everything, light housings, door handles, light bezels..... Everything ;D

Half of the dash is rechromed. Still got some more to strip, repair, have rechromed then mask up and paint. The masking and painting of those bits suck.

Hoping to paint it myself, but need to paint a few more cars before I do. Want to be able to do this build 100% on my own. But at the rate I'm going, 2034 looks like turn key day  :'(

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 31, 2016, 03:51:33 PM
Hey mate, love to see some more up to date pics.

Love the shot of the floors.

I use to baby sit this HQ for Clarkie years ago. (RIP Adam)

From memory, it went 9.2 @ 142mph on the bottle or thereabouts.
It was as tuff as nails though, yet quite drivable on the street.
His brother has it these days with a 598 big block.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374217.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374217.jpg.html)


(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374218.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374218.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374221.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374221.jpg.html)
A parachute release.... every HQ should have one.  ;D

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374223.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374223.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374225.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374225.jpg.html)
Some mongrel trimmed the dogleg.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374226.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374226.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374227.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374227.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374228.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374228.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374229.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374229.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374230.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374230.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/Clarkie/SL374220.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/Clarkie/SL374220.jpg.html)
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Post by: oldmate on October 31, 2016, 04:42:04 PM
Nice project Shane. Hope I live to see it finished mate. I'm heading down to a mates place in a few weeks, I'll get some picks if I can of  his ute.


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: crocb8 on November 01, 2016, 07:32:36 AM
This is my next project, 5th wheeler with modern running gear
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Post by: Bird on November 02, 2016, 10:21:48 AM
Oops.


Quote
Caveat emptor - buyer beware - should be the first principle of anyone buying a second hand car.

But a classic car mix up in regional Victoria that's left a man $110,000 out of pocket and facing legal bills for failed court appeals seems to have shot that timeless warning full of holes.

Glen Sell from Wodonga in regional Victoria had no reason to doubt the vehicle he had owned for 30 years was an original Ford 1970 XW GTHO Falcon - one of the rarest and most valuable vintage Fords on the market.

The car had a letter from Ford confirming its identity, which had been based on its Vehicle Identification Number.

An inspection by a Melbourne-based car expert as part of Mr Sell's divorce proceedings found the car to be genuine and he listed the vehicle for sale on Gumtree in August of 2013.

And when Lyle Walker travelled to Wodonga to inspect the vehicle later that month, it was in such good nick that he looked it over for about 30 minutes before agreeing to buy the car for $135,000.


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/what-do-you-do-when-your-expensive-classic-car-turns-out-to-be-run-of-the-mill-20161101-gsfrrr.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/what-do-you-do-when-your-expensive-classic-car-turns-out-to-be-run-of-the-mill-20161101-gsfrrr.html)

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Followme1 on November 02, 2016, 11:54:22 AM
This is my daily work ute 48 Chev Style Master 100mm chop on the roof
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 02, 2016, 04:07:43 PM
bloody cyberspace

Try again....  ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X6AXoiCAZk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X6AXoiCAZk)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 02, 2016, 04:21:25 PM
Don't get me wrong here, its still a nice car...... but it isn't restored.

Love the car, hate the wheels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXdHkWFo7u8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXdHkWFo7u8)
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Post by: gordo350 on November 02, 2016, 04:49:03 PM
I hope that is a D9 cat running in the background.  Coz if that noise is coming from the 186 something ain't right 😂
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 02, 2016, 05:36:33 PM
Add that Monsta tach to the list of no likey too .. For me the  only  rims that realy suit EH's are these style / Era rims in 13" ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 02, 2016, 10:56:19 PM
bloody cyberspace

Try again....  ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X6AXoiCAZk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X6AXoiCAZk)

That crash pad came up a treat  :cup:

'Gaps' ??? EJ/H's don't have gaps! They have gaaaaaaappppss.
That's a very straight EH. Nicely done  8)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 03, 2016, 03:47:59 AM
Won't polish out either.

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1884156.html (http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1884156.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: sol on November 03, 2016, 05:16:35 AM
Add that Monsta tach to the list of no likey too .. For me the  only  rims that realy suit EH's are these style / Era rims in 13" ..


       Nice real nice. :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on November 03, 2016, 05:33:41 AM
Won't polish out either.

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1884156.html (http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1884156.html)

Looks like that one hurt. Check out the steering wheel
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 03, 2016, 06:32:39 AM
Won't polish out either.

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1884156.html (http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1884156.html)


Time to build a race car  ;D

It's the perfect donor.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 03, 2016, 07:39:43 AM
The main cabin seems to have stood up pretty well, given shes had a fairly heavy hit in the snout, Reckon the steerer would have a few neck and chest issues though, using those seat belts  .
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 03, 2016, 08:11:58 AM
The main cabin seems to have stood up pretty well, given shes had a fairly heavy hit in the snout, Reckon the steerer would have a few neck and chest issues though, using those seat belts  .

She's stuffed. Look at the crash pad and dash fascia.
And the big whoop in the LH 1/4 between the drivers door wheel arch. The front subframe would have done horrible things to the floor and firewall.

As for the seat belts, it's got the hwy belts fitted. You can see the passenger one hanging in one of the pics, but judging by the last pic of the front screen, they weren't wearing them.......

(And while I'm being picky, it's a 68 not 69  ;D )
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 03, 2016, 03:18:23 PM
What would you know about 60's Camaros?  ;D

Its either a Drag Car or land fill now.

Don't look at these if you have a weak stomach. A couple of these took a pretty big hit going by the damage.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1888873.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/camaro/1888873.html)

OH, not the Fleetwood......  :'(

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/fleetwood/1885038.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/fleetwood/1885038.html)

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/oldsmobile/88/1881657.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/oldsmobile/88/1881657.html)

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/super/1852031.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/super/1852031.html)

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 03, 2016, 03:50:35 PM
What would you know about 60's Camaros?  ;D


I certain white one went on the market today, at a stupidly low price too.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 03, 2016, 04:33:37 PM
I certain white one went on the market today, at a stupidly low price too.

Really!

 
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Post by: edz on November 03, 2016, 05:20:00 PM
Nooooooo !!! 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 03, 2016, 11:34:14 PM
Really!

Yep, really. Told you spanners were going to be thrown into the works. There was some big spanners thrown.

Nooooooo !!! 

Yep. BIG changes happening.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 06, 2016, 03:15:24 AM
This would bra fairly rare as a 6 cyl I would think?

I'd own it in a heartbeat for the wife.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/fairlane/1886026.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/fairlane/1886026.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MadMarv on November 06, 2016, 08:11:53 AM
My two favourite cars were Ford 1969 XW wagon and Datsun 1200 wagon .... loved them both .... wish i still had them ...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: corndog on November 06, 2016, 09:09:56 AM
I've just got back from Bright Victoria where the Bright Rod Run is on. I'm not a car person but the town was full. There was some amazing cars there. What amazed me more was the amount of $$$ that would have been in the town for this weekend. Someone said it would have to be in the mid double figure millions of dollars.
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Post by: Bird on November 06, 2016, 09:20:33 AM
I've just got back from Bright Victoria where the Bright Rod Run is on. I'm not a car person but the town was full. There was some amazing cars there. What amazed me more was the amount of $$$ that would have been in the town for this weekend. Someone said it would have to be in the mid double figure millions of dollars.
yea its an annual run.. starts with the tristate in renmark... ran into them few years ago in Big 4 Renmark... top bunch of people
http://www.murraypioneer.com.au/tag/tri-state-rodders/ (http://www.murraypioneer.com.au/tag/tri-state-rodders/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 08, 2016, 12:45:16 PM
https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/TD79WZI754B873Q3/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/TD79WZI754B873Q3/)

:o

$225k it went for.....
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 08, 2016, 12:47:07 PM
https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/TD79WZI754B873Q3/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/TD79WZI754B873Q3/)

:o

$225k it went for.....
complete with scratches and dings!
(https://www.shannons.com.au/library/images/auctions/T79EE5392OG974VB/1600x1066/1969-holden-ht-monaro-gts-350-bathurst-coupe.jpg)


FB went reasonable
https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/EL537GMDN4CG51Q8/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/EL537GMDN4CG51Q8/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 08, 2016, 01:44:54 PM
WG still has at least one fan.

https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/T577X5WLW1Z91H88/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2016-shannons-sydney-spring-classic-auction/T577X5WLW1Z91H88/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 08, 2016, 02:20:41 PM
On the Monroe, great to see a survivor time capsule, And not one thats not been rehashed  to near perfection better than brand new standard and lost its originalitly .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on November 08, 2016, 02:28:16 PM
The wind deflectors on the wipers were the expensive bit.
The mesh headlight protectors didn't help either.

 :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 08, 2016, 03:59:50 PM
The Packard for $16,000 had to be a good buy too.
The 61 Fleetwood is a good indicator for our Caddy too.
The 61's were never as sought after as the 64's and being a 75 series, its gunna be 6.2 metres long, so a friggin big car to be punting around in the traffic.
Ours at 5.7 metres is big enough for me.

I wonder how high the prices will get to?
It will all settle out?
I think there is more people than ever now, investing in old cars with their super monies, so the run has a while to go yet.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 12, 2016, 06:20:07 AM
45 years ago........ don't we all feel old now!

https://blog.hemmings.com/?p=128352
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Post by: edz on November 12, 2016, 10:24:56 AM
Loved that car chase ... Looks like they got a new 68 caddy you liked  .into the scene to Kev ..  on the Bullit chase #1 vid  at the 2:10 mark into it ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: oldmate on November 12, 2016, 12:23:14 PM
A mate of mine built this up.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/9d9f5ed918b888da7712f921f5512c73.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/990fbf5647efe721bbec776e4d667cd7.jpg)


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on November 12, 2016, 07:18:16 PM
Very nice. I do like a white K/T/G, especially with a white engine bay. Really makes that engine pop.

Is he going to fit that GTS bonnet? Will certainly set it off.

He's done well.

 :cup:
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Post by: kylarama on November 12, 2016, 09:00:46 PM
Very nice. I do like a white K/T/G,


I've got a  soft spot too. First ride was a HK wagon.

(http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv260/kylarama/CCF15112009_00001_edited.jpg) (http://s689.photobucket.com/user/kylarama/media/CCF15112009_00001_edited.jpg.html)

186 with a traumatic and underneath that glossy baked enamel paint was 2 ton of rust...

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Post by: AdrianLR on November 12, 2016, 10:07:03 PM
A mate of mine built this up.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/9d9f5ed918b888da7712f921f5512c73.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/990fbf5647efe721bbec776e4d667cd7.jpg)


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Reminds me of working on a mates XB Falcon. It started raining so we sat in the engine bay under the bonnet while we worked.
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Post by: GeoffA on November 12, 2016, 10:58:32 PM
Reminds me of working on a mates XB Falcon. It started raining so we sat in the engine bay under the bonnet while we worked.

I know what you mean there Adrian. I had to get into the engine bay of my XB to remove/refit the Cleveland inlet manifold......heavy suckers.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: oldmate on November 13, 2016, 06:29:08 AM
Very nice. I do like a white K/T/G, especially with a white engine bay. Really makes that engine pop.

Is he going to fit that GTS bonnet? Will certainly set it off.

He's done well.

 :cup:

Nah don't think so mate.  It looks great done. He is a retired panel beater. He has already moved onto the next project. He has a HX prem wagon armed behind this that is in very good condition for its age. He also had a retro van that he is working on too.


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Post by: lukeycat on November 13, 2016, 06:27:55 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161113/1a1cb61fda00683ce9ca6e5f3b8ee6ec.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161113/3810f8c16ea32ce24cad22b1b4cf2150.jpg)
One of the cars we had in our wedding was Monaro with a lazy blown 6l in it all under bonnet it's a friend of the family's car also had a genuine xw gt and a 59 Impala


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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 22, 2016, 04:20:43 PM
Huh, this is cool.

I've been searching the previous owners of the new car for any history I can get and bugger me.
When you do a google aerial search of the last owner, the Caddy is in the driveway on the other side of the world.  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 30, 2016, 04:27:24 PM
https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1611/celebrating-the-holden-red-motor-six (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1611/celebrating-the-holden-red-motor-six)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: macca on December 02, 2016, 04:28:21 PM
This rocked up at the guy i contract to workshop today, think that makes it number 28 in his car collection. Among them he has some pretty cool Fords

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161202/2326a526deb11209eb3c574259d3a112.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 03, 2016, 03:31:46 AM
I'm not a huge fan of Ramblers, but.....

This thing is $9,950 and if ya got it for $9,000, this could be a cool buy.
$9,000usd would be about $12,500aud and then add in every charge known to mankind to get it on your doorstep.

For around $19,500 or thereabouts, this would look nice in anyone's driveway.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/amc/rambler/1867725.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/amc/rambler/1867725.html)
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Post by: GeoffA on December 03, 2016, 06:13:10 PM
I'm not a huge fan of Ramblers....

This would be ideal for scraps..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: speewa158 on December 03, 2016, 06:31:28 PM
This would be ideal for scraps..... ;D ;D

Bit to  " Modern " for that OldMate        :'(
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Post by: Paddler Ed on December 03, 2016, 06:34:04 PM
Annual Smoke and Iron Hot Rod and Custom show at Armidale Tourist Park this weekend:

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15326486_10154635863715856_7378007669732255930_n.jpg?oh=6627ea41a9b8f2dd2b2d435faf6fd78a&oe=58F51111)

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(Going to get a 302 Windsor in it... one day...)

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1UZ fitted into a Chevrolet.

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This wasn't the only one on L's at the show - great to see the kids getting dragged into the scene

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(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15338630_10154635864075856_7041884556064942492_n.jpg?oh=1b64417429fea3637400ab793968b6cb&oe=58B08D41)

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(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15267799_10154635864230856_8908975261766928952_n.jpg?oh=799f343d92a1502f4d07482a5bbbd491&oe=58B47836)

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I wouldn't drink that...

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(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15350484_10154635864470856_5564921200123240293_n.jpg?oh=1f03a9e1acb8da0b10c24857f6c70834&oe=58F44620)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: tedota on December 04, 2016, 01:18:24 PM
This was the old mans Rambler "Ambassador" back in the 60s. Push button auto job.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 04, 2016, 03:57:02 PM
We gave the Caddy a run to the Sunshine Coast today.
The idea, was to go to the "Cars and Coffee" at the old Etta Pub, then swing by and surprise F.S.Shane at home, but I forgot to put in the stuff I needed to drop off to him, so no surprise was happening there today.

Here is a heap of pics from "Cars and Coffee" Pretty cool turnout, with free coffee and patti cakes. Its run by Poison Kandy Klothing and its run from 8am to10am on the first Sunday of every month.
I might add here too, all the cars were "Drivers", no show ponies, just cool old cars and their owners having a good time.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5765_zpss74h8fih.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5765_zpss74h8fih.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5764_zpsqol7biro.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5764_zpsqol7biro.jpg.html)

THIS 57 WAS VERY COOL.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5763_zpshbzm8one.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5763_zpshbzm8one.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5762_zpspfr13pfd.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5762_zpspfr13pfd.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5785_zpsqs3pvdja.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5785_zpsqs3pvdja.jpg.html)

GEEZ, THE HOT ROD IS A BIT SHORT.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5784_zpsdow18wdv.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5784_zpsdow18wdv.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5783_zpshuerkpbn.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5783_zpshuerkpbn.jpg.html)

THIS WAS A GREAT LOOKING 32.  8)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5782_zpsoj3jd3ea.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5782_zpsoj3jd3ea.jpg.html)

MRS JEEPERS AND THE CADDY, BOTH LOOKING VERY STYLISH.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5781_zpsgundpehr.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5781_zpsgundpehr.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5780_zpssefmonhx.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5780_zpssefmonhx.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5779_zpsstyi83eq.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5779_zpsstyi83eq.jpg.html)

$27,000 WOULD BUY THE 64 T.BIRD.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5778_zpsmsnzigy7.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5778_zpsmsnzigy7.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5777_zps9ls09cgx.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5777_zps9ls09cgx.jpg.html)

THIS 64 C10 WAS VERY NICE ALSO. I'D HAVE IT.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5776_zpsyhhyt8xx.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5776_zpsyhhyt8xx.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5775_zpswrrpsvsk.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5775_zpswrrpsvsk.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5774_zpsjur8194c.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5774_zpsjur8194c.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5773_zpsl64spwdg.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5773_zpsl64spwdg.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5772_zpsc1l6uxm5.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5772_zpsc1l6uxm5.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5771_zpstst0i370.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5771_zpstst0i370.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5770_zpsndlzvadk.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5770_zpsndlzvadk.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5769_zpsg7c77gf9.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5769_zpsg7c77gf9.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5768_zpsxu6h0t0l.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5768_zpsxu6h0t0l.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5767_zpslozm09o4.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5767_zpslozm09o4.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5766_zpszxqkcy2e.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5766_zpszxqkcy2e.jpg.html)

We headed off to Palmwoods and set ourselves up at a café next to Rick's Diner for a toasted cheese sanger and a milkshake.
I said to the ol girl, glad we were the only Caddy there.
Just then, a 69 Coupe DeVille pulled up behind our 64, so a photo op couldn't be knocked back.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5788_zps9cpa5tnc.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5788_zps9cpa5tnc.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5787_zps3herqf0i.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5787_zps3herqf0i.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5786_zpsfdma8fpj.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5786_zpsfdma8fpj.jpg.html)

After that, we headed off through Nambour, the Bruce Hwy before jumping off and going via the Mary Valley Road.
Great day, lots of cool cars in the Queensland sunshine.





Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on December 04, 2016, 10:28:39 PM
MMM.I like
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 05, 2016, 06:36:18 AM
Nice Charger  :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on December 05, 2016, 07:53:56 PM
The Hyundai in that first photo is just stunning  :-*
Fits right in.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 05, 2016, 08:09:18 PM
The Hyundai in that first photo is just stunning  :-*
Fits right in.

The first thing I noticed in that pic was the treadly. How cool's that  :cup:

Looks like a Malvern Star was raped by a Penny Farthing.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on December 05, 2016, 08:16:30 PM
The first thing I noticed in that pic was the treadly. How cool's that  :cup:

Looks like a Malvern Star was raped by a Penny Farthing.

Lol I saw that as well but thought it was a bit of a wank........its something the hipsters would ride down Hastings Street to get attention
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 05, 2016, 08:28:04 PM
Lol I saw that as well but thought it was a bit of a wank........its something the hipsters would ride down Hastings Street to get attention

It's something you build, because you can, AND you can ride it.

The Hastings St Hipsters couldn't ride it. I bet whoever built it can wheel stand it ;D

(I hope I'm not wrong and some twat has  bought it and just shows it off to try to be cool ::) )
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 05, 2016, 08:46:20 PM
I've never seen one in the flesh, but one in this condition for sale, doesn't come up very often.

I think I need it  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on December 05, 2016, 09:40:04 PM
It's something you build, because you can, AND you can ride it.

The Hastings St Hipsters couldn't ride it. I bet whoever built it can wheel stand it ;D

(I hope I'm not wrong and some twat has  bought it and just shows it off to try to be cool ::) )

lol............I think twat is the correct answer......who takes a pushie to a car meet  ???

back to the yundi.........dont you just love the headlight set up....it will be a classic for sure.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 06, 2016, 03:29:49 PM
How much is a fair price for a brand new XC Falcon Panel Van?

https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1612/brand-new-ford-xc-falcon-500-panel-van-auctioned (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1612/brand-new-ford-xc-falcon-500-panel-van-auctioned)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on December 12, 2016, 09:10:37 AM
Here you go, An alternative bolt on kit to give your Hotted up beastie some economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Vck6oCi3A&feature=youtu.be#t=245.913272 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Vck6oCi3A&feature=youtu.be#t=245.913272)
Extra 150 f/lb of tourqe and  35 MPG from a 6 ltr big block  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 12, 2016, 04:32:50 PM
I'm not up to speed on the going price for a 55 Chev, but this would appear to be ok value I think. Pretty tidy ol girl'

  https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/chevrolet/bel-air/1899207.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/chevrolet/bel-air/1899207.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: oldmate on December 13, 2016, 06:22:26 AM
I like that jeepers. If only I had space.


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 14, 2016, 03:56:19 PM
Hey Oldmate,

This would be just up the road from you.



https://www.streetmachine.com.au/news/1612/torana-a9x-lj-xu-1-hx-gts-and-more-up-for-auction (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/news/1612/torana-a9x-lj-xu-1-hx-gts-and-more-up-for-auction)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 15, 2016, 12:04:08 PM
Have been working on this one recently.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 15, 2016, 04:48:04 PM
Noice
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lukeycat on December 16, 2016, 05:00:14 AM
I've never seen one in the flesh, but one in this condition for sale, doesn't come up very often.

I think I need it  ;D
That's a good looking car


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: oldmate on December 16, 2016, 06:05:00 AM
Hey Oldmate,

This would be just up the road from you.



https://www.streetmachine.com.au/news/1612/torana-a9x-lj-xu-1-hx-gts-and-more-up-for-auction (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/news/1612/torana-a9x-lj-xu-1-hx-gts-and-more-up-for-auction)
Oh yeah some nice rides in that. Love the duster.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on December 16, 2016, 06:39:03 AM
This O'l girl would be a hoot to drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALTALFMmxIA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALTALFMmxIA) and of it in action, just love that Turbo whine at boost  in the second vid .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5kr5CsS8KI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5kr5CsS8KI)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 16, 2016, 04:59:49 PM
I wish this tilt tray was unloading at my place.

Rare colour combo on this one, only convertibles came in black with a red interior, making this a special order.
All original, 36,000 miles or thereabouts.
What a find huh.

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k611/CaddyShackPA/Cad59/59_loading.jpg_zpsi1fhizsp.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on December 18, 2016, 10:46:52 PM
Well in this case, It was a cool car even if it had been crashed and wasnt perfect [ Dont think it was crashed ], But what sort of Goose would do this to a hard to find Falcon Hard top .
 If you were going to go to this level of work, Surely rebuilding a roughy and having a collectable original style car in good condition would merit the effort more so than ending up as Frankensteins deformed ugly half brother .
### Language warning ###   Wonder if he watched too much London Garage Chop Shop and got his inspiration from that Indian Lepue guy .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da5JkEOowxk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da5JkEOowxk)  .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 18, 2016, 10:56:57 PM
Looks like he saved the money to do the job, by driving around in an old Cortina.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on December 18, 2016, 11:28:04 PM
The Cortina would be worth more than the Abomination its parked behind . ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on December 19, 2016, 08:03:35 AM
The Cortina would be worth more than the Abomination its parked behind . ;D ;D

The spare wheel on the boat trailer would be worth more than the abomination.  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on December 19, 2016, 08:10:29 AM
 :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 19, 2016, 02:28:42 PM
I reckon its yours Edz.  :D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 19, 2016, 02:35:40 PM
I reckon F**** O* R*****h D**p subbied out the creation of an Aussie Coupe to go with their current model.
The contractor is obviously a bit behind with making delivery.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on December 19, 2016, 03:01:54 PM
I don't know if it ever got finished,  but good on who ever it is that's doing it. Stick it up the purists and the knockers. Most who critisize his work couldn't even tighten a chain on a kids bike, let alone join two cars together that have been built 30 years apart.
It's a damn sight better than that sedan with the ute tub spotted to the back in the other thread  ;D

It's all well and good to cut up a Shoebox and stick the front on the back and back to front to create an I dunno what,  but only if you're a big time name. Hell, you'll even win awards for it ;D

But if you're a nobody,  these days you're going to get nuthing but criticized,  generally by smaller nobodies :D

Good on them for having a go. That's a massive task to undertake.

Edit:
Now that I think about it, it wasn't even a Shoebox, was an old Holden.  FE, FB ?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lukeycat on December 19, 2016, 04:04:56 PM
I don't know if it ever got finished,  but good on who ever it is that's doing it. Stick it up the purists and the knockers. Most who critisize his work couldn't even tighten a chain on a kids bike, let alone join two cars together that have been built 30 years apart.
It's a damn sight better than that sedan with the ute tub spotted to the back in the other thread  ;D

It's all well and good to cut up a Shoebox and stick the front on the back and back to front to create an I dunno what,  but only if you're a big time name. Hell, you'll even win awards for it ;D

But if you're a nobody,  these days you're going to get nuthing but criticized,  generally by smaller nobodies :D

Good on them for having a go. That's a massive task to undertake.

Edit:
Now that I think about it, it wasn't even a Shoebox, was an old Holden.  FE, FB ?
Have to agree not my cup of tea but a lot of engineering has gone into that.


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 19, 2016, 04:46:23 PM
same here, i'm sure a lot of work has gone into it...... but....

http://rd.trovit.com/cookieid.1120106138585781f68460c6.71917620/id.lCNYb1dy1M/what_d.holden%20eh%20ute/origin.2/section.1/section_type.1/pos.5/tracking/page.1/country.au/vertical.cars/iuid.17930web-modphp-02585781f684a9d/ (http://rd.trovit.com/cookieid.1120106138585781f68460c6.71917620/id.lCNYb1dy1M/what_d.holden%20eh%20ute/origin.2/section.1/section_type.1/pos.5/tracking/page.1/country.au/vertical.cars/iuid.17930web-modphp-02585781f684a9d/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 19, 2016, 05:13:45 PM
Jesus H Christ...... this won't be fixed with a buff and polish.

Good reason not to drive a rusty car.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/impala/1900860.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/impala/1900860.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 07, 2017, 04:35:04 PM
Cool cars, cool music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tqiVQAsVw0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tqiVQAsVw0)
Title: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BS61 on January 08, 2017, 10:47:47 AM
Here are a couple of my old whips past and present.

First was a chopped fe ute with a grey motor and Toyota 4 speed. The chop was done when I had it but the whole car was pretty rotten.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/1641d23335717946651e2e7f400bce96.jpg)

Next was an EJ wagon. Once again typical old holden it was a bit rotten and I kind of regret getting rid of this one. I would love to get hold of another EJ wagon one day

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/9b0074b54a38074cc6d3feba051b681e.jpg)

At the same time I had the EJ my daily was this old Cherokee chief. It was a bit rough but I loved it and once again kind of wish I kept it and ironed it out a bit. It ran a 350 chev on gas and turbo 400 with the tcase adapted to it. Would have towed the camper trailer along nicely!! Driving a dark old car with a V8 in qld summer became a bit much though so being a bit soft I sold it as I had my eye on something else.

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The all time car my wife and I have always wanted was an Ek holden. A pretty solid car came up just after I sold the jeep so my wife and I jumped on it. It was a Toowoomba car all its life and had been Regod and on the road its whole life so it had a few battle scars but it had always been well maintained. We put the whitewalls and cruising skirts on it and cruised it for a few years before It started getting a bit tired and I took it off the road. It is currently undergoing a bit of a major freshen up.

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Lots of service history

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Current state. I've almost cured it of cancer.. it's new heart awaits

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While the Ek is off the road we needed something old to keep cruising in. We ended up buying the old 65 Belair my wife grew up in. The owner we bought it of had neglected it a bit since it was in her family so it needed a few mechanicals sorted to make it a reliable family cruiser. Because of this we got it real cheap. We have since sold this one too and once again probably should have held onto it.. especially after all the work we did to it but I made pretty good money on this one. The guy I sold it to bought it sight unseen and drove it all the way back to Gladstone. When we first bought it you wouldn't have driven it to the end of the street.

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So apart from the Ek I also have a ha/gr car I am building. For those unfamiliar these are a throw back to the early post war rail cars. Yes im a glutton for punishment with a super understanding wife...

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 08, 2017, 11:59:04 AM
Hog away mate, hog away.  :cup:  :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 09, 2017, 07:00:56 AM
Got to have some period sounds to go with those photo's above https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlOUJUHgM1U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlOUJUHgM1U)    And  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dEpdVwGnCU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dEpdVwGnCU)  ..
Love the Allison V12 Aero engine dragster with dual rear tires in the second vid, Would have had a minimum  of 1710 ci and 1000 Hp  ;D
Notice the front mounted direct drive crank driven supercharger of the winning dragster at the vids end .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 10, 2017, 06:29:05 PM
You never really appreciated what you had till it's gone, right.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: NewieCamper on January 10, 2017, 06:40:53 PM
You never really appreciated what you had till it's gone, right.
Was talking to a guy today who had a whole bunch of cars that are now collectible. Monaro, hq 1 toner, get Falcons.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BS61 on January 11, 2017, 05:23:11 AM
You never really appreciated what you had till it's gone, right.

Yeah spot on.


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BS61 on January 11, 2017, 05:24:39 AM
Got to have some period sounds to go with those photo's above https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlOUJUHgM1U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlOUJUHgM1U)    And  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dEpdVwGnCU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dEpdVwGnCU)  ..
Love the Allison V12 Aero engine dragster with dual rear tires in the second vid, Would have had a minimum  of 1710 ci and 1000 Hp  ;D
Notice the front mounted direct drive crank driven supercharger of the winning dragster at the vids end .


Gotta love a bit of cackle!


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BS61 on January 14, 2017, 07:56:19 PM
Picked up a new whip today. Should scrub up ok.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 14, 2017, 11:36:17 PM
Looks a bit like thats been the result of an anxiety   ;D ;D  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkAYkfIqivc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkAYkfIqivc)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 15, 2017, 08:21:17 AM
 This is my toy. Just put it up for sale this morning.

FOR SALE - 1970 VG VALIANT HARDTOP $19500 neg Gladstone QLD.
1970 VG Valiant Hardtop. 245 Hemi and 3 on the tree. Mild cam, 350 holley, electronic ignition and extractors. Fully rebuilt front end inc tie rod ends and tubes, ball joints, bushes etc. Rebuilt VJ/VK calipers with resleeved and rebuilt VG master cylinder modified for disc brakes. All new rear brakes right down to the springs and clips. Reproduction Pacer finned drums fitted.
Plenums are mint. Body is in good condition. Repainted in its original colour approx 14yrs ago. Vinyl roof replaced approx 5 yrs ago. Interior is in good condition for age with the only mods being cd player and speakers. Dash pad is mint. I also found and fitted a vanity mirror for the glovebox. Wome sun damage to top of rear seat.
All in all it's just a nice honest car with no nasty suprises that I know of.
I'm a two minute drive from Gladstone airport and have a hoist in my shed that the car can be inspected on.
No joyriders. No lowball offers. I will pm my number to interested parties. Plates are not included.
Will post some more pics after I wash the car later today.
Cheers, Mike.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_155747_zps7pngypia.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150606_155747_zps7pngypia.jpg.html)


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Post by: NewieCamper on January 15, 2017, 01:09:14 PM
Nice. I had a 69 VF 2 dr with 360 V8 and 4 spd. If I had time/space/money I'd love to get another one, but give it an electric conversion.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2017, 01:48:56 PM
Hey Mike,

Sorry to see ya gunna sell the Val.

From memory, it's not that long ago that you bought it?

Kev
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 15, 2017, 04:53:08 PM
I've had it for 2 and a half years.  Not very long I suppose.  I know it sounds funny but I never really fall in love with the car. It's cool to say that I have one though.  I really want to do a 1hdfte conversion on my 80 series.  Although I can do it without selling the Val, it makes more fiscal sense to use the money from the Val to fund it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2017, 05:06:56 PM
Mate, common/fiscal sense has no place on this forum.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 15, 2017, 05:36:38 PM
I know.  It felt wrong when I was typing it. Doesn't even sound like something I would say. Might have been channeling the wife for a minute.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 16, 2017, 04:41:00 AM
A story I stumbled across about the EH S4.

Motorsport in 1964

 The 179 EH came about thanks to Victorian Holden dealers Bill Patterson and Bib Stillwell, who reckoned that the Armstrong 500 would make a good competition debut for the EH. They obviously had friends at G.M. H.'s Fishermen's Bend plant, who understood that a competition version of the EH was necessary – and it would be preferable if it were to include such additions as discs, a floor change four-speed box, bucket seats, larger fuel tank, etc. The 179 cu. in. engine had modifications including improved breathing and exhaust . But Holden were keen to stress that their decision to build the necessary number of cars to make them eligible for racing should not have been misconstrued as an official entry into motor sport. But as you would expect, nothing was further from the truth. At the time of the EH, GMH were duty bound, as were the entire GM global conglomerate, to abide by the agreement among American manufacturers (Ford excepted) not to support motor racing.

 At the time GM were far and away the world's biggest automotive corporation, and many considered that, had the organisation have backed motorsport, they would have steamrollered all opposition, and the sport would have suffered. So, while GMH were not officially into motorsport, they were following their successful pattern in the States, where you could buy a Chev or a Pontiac in various stages of time and with various extras. The EH 179M, judged historically, can be seen as nothing more than an attempt to gauge the extent of the growing market of pseudo-racers. But such was the demand for the 179M that the General was soon to release the (officially designated) EH 225 M-S.4 with its 179 cu. in. engine. It was identical to the EH 225 M except for a rear axle ratio of 3.55:1, a PBR servo brake unit, small clutch changes which included a different lining, a slightly modified steering column gearshift mechanism, a .25in. increase in the tail shaft diameter, and a 12 gallon fuel tank which was been achieved by enlarging the lower half. Other changes included a modified carburettor, float chamber, larger clutch housing, which also made it necessary to revise the exhaust pipe attachment bracket, etc.

 Since the race rules permitted competition brake linings, the car was fitted with sintered iron linings on the front and Mintex on the rear. Sintered iron linings had already gained a good reputation, thanks to Norm Beechey's racing Impala, and many considered them as effective as discs. A fire-extinguisher, a lap belt and a laminated screen are required for competition, were also fitted to the EH. Armstrong shocks were naturally a must for the race, and the Holden used competition Armstrongs all round with adjustable on the rear. Some 120 of these cars were produced and sold to the public for A£1160. There were some cases, it was alleged, of dealers selling these cars at inflated prices - and it was obvious that, with 600-odd dealers, GMH couldn't give one to each. This gave rise to the rumour that the cars were not available to the public and that the ARDC, the Armstrong 500 organisers, should have considered refusing their entry. No doubt realising that the race would fall flat without new cars, the promoters (Armstrong) and the ARDC had a second and more realistic look at the new cars, which without doubt complied with the race regulation. They could have only been rejected on that loophole clause which allowed an organiser the right to refuse an entry without stating a reason.

 Apart from the 120 "produced and sold" cars, the factory produced for the Victorian dealers three cars to be driven by Bib Stillwell - John Youl, Bill Patterson - Doug Whiteford, Lex Davison - Brian Thompson, in the Armstrong 500, another one for Scuderia Veloce for the same race, and a couple for themselves as test cars. The Victorian cars were soon given over to the Police Forces in Victoria and South Australia when the ARDC originally banned the cars. It was a shame, as the handling of the 179M, aided by the shock absorbers, was quite remarkable - flat and firm, yet never uncomfortable. Shod with Goodyear G8 tyres, adhesion was good. Sedan car racing in Australia underwent quite a change in 1963 and 1964. And the biggest shake-up came in the up to 1600cc. class. The man who started the new trend was rally-cum-track expert, Harry Firth. He introduced the Ford Cortina to circuit racing here, and the cult caught on so fast - boosted along by the advent of the GT model - that Cortinas took over in popularity from the long-in-the-tooth 2600cc racing Holdens. Not only were the Cortinas faster than most of the ageing machinery of nearly twice the capacity, but the Lotus-modified cars were exhilarating.

 A case in point came from Neptune team driver Jim McKeown of Victoria. McKeown's Lotus Cortina began as a 103 bhp road model. The engine was opened up to just under 1.6 litres and worked over extensively to give more than 150 bhp. Naturally, handling was improved to suit the car's extra performance. The Victorian Lotus was not only a consistent class winner, it re-wrote the record books, and put a scare into the big bore sedans, especially on tight circuits like Warwick Farm. The EH Holdens, particularly the Armstrong S4 cars, also showed a lot of potential. Norman Beechey proved that the Holden could be made to go really hard, but his car was a bit too brittle. Sydney's Brian Muir had a similar mount - and almost as fast - but it was more consistent mechanically. Em Abbott's Valiant lost its good nature when it found more horsepower - 300-plus was the figure claimed - and a lot of work had been put in to find reliability.

 The South Australian Valiant of Clem Smith had seemingly satisfied its appetite for crankshafts. Most consistent car of the lot was the 4.1-litre Jaguar of ex-Australian champion Bob Jane. It chalked up more than 30 successive wins, a truly impressive total. Jane hadn't "bought" his titles through having expensive equipment. The white Jaguar had had some formidable opposition, including the Beechey Impala and the equally vast and explosive Ford Galaxie. Further down the scale, the Geoghegan brothers got back into touring car racing with a GT Cortina, and showed the same polished - and winning - style that took them to the top in open-wheelers and sports cars. Ian Geoghegan winning the 1964 touring car championship. Among the tiddlers, the two outstanding drivers were Peter Manton and Brian Foley, both BMC works drivers. Manton was called the Mini king, and it was a well deserved title. He held the lap record at most of Australia's main circuits, and he lapped Sandown quicker than the Holdens of Spencer Martin and Bruce McPhee, and only a shade under four seconds slower than the Jane Jaguar and the Galaxie. Foley was an accomplished sports car driver as well as a top Mini man.
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Post by: edz on January 16, 2017, 07:19:11 AM
I'd be worried my gate would get taken .. Cool gate though . 8)
On another note some footage of the EH S4 then and now    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LY38ir0NH8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LY38ir0NH8)    ..........     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQeouqlwwno (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQeouqlwwno)    ;D ;D
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Post by: Traveller on January 16, 2017, 08:27:44 AM
Like the way the interior light comes on occasionally, surely the body isn't flexing that badly.
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Post by: BS61 on January 16, 2017, 08:53:23 AM
A good watch with a pertinent message about men's health as well. Interesting twist at the end too. Well worth the watch if you have a spare hour

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mdsYeSK-fTk


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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 16, 2017, 02:14:15 PM
Pic for Bird.
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Post by: Bird on January 16, 2017, 03:11:18 PM
Quote from: Footy Shorts Shane
Pic for Bird.
Couple of them at the Friday night car show at the local BP, just not in black ;).. every Friday they have a get together.
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 16, 2017, 09:30:54 PM
They're a nice car. The 70 is probably my least favorite. 
71 is nice ;D

A 68 body with 69 hanging panels would be perfect though  8)
(In anything but black ::) )
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 17, 2017, 10:50:54 AM
Couple of them at the Friday night car show at the local BP, just not in black ;).. every Friday they have a get together.

Here's a couple of black ones for you  ;D

The 70 above and a 72 dressed up to look like a 71
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Post by: Nomad on January 17, 2017, 07:15:52 PM
I'll have the 72 please. What sort of coin would one of these get?
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 17, 2017, 08:37:17 PM
I'll have the 72 please. What sort of coin would one of these get?

Like that, (big block, bling wheels, lowered, loud, etc) $50k ish

Sold a '71 Malibu before Christmas,  350 small block, auto, air 12 bolt diff all factory options. (Had a bottom end replaced at some stage so wasn't matching #'s) Texas built no rust or repairs. Best Chevelle I've seen and driven.
Was red, std height, std wheels and that reflected on the price. Went for under $40k.

6-7 years ago, they were half that.

That black 70 will most likely go on the market a bit higher. See what it turns out like when I'm finished  ;D
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Post by: edz on January 18, 2017, 12:58:02 PM
Sooo you found an old car and want to restore / save  it  ;D ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSisoRZoW-I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSisoRZoW-I)  Be prepared to put some effort in ..
Gojeeps Willy's project 75 pages of master metal fabrication skills http://jeep-xj.info/WillysHotrodTruck1.htm (http://jeep-xj.info/WillysHotrodTruck1.htm)   and  virtualy hand fabricated from scratch Ford Escorts From Turkey http://bbs.rallyesportescorts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=39992 (http://bbs.rallyesportescorts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=39992)
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Post by: Moggy on January 19, 2017, 09:00:22 AM
Turned up to do a job for a bloke & these were in the garage

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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/b65f0153fac0dfdff8adb2771152f115.jpg)

Price of job just went up 😉

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 19, 2017, 01:51:56 PM
I have a big soft spot for 34 3 window coupes.

I'll have the 34, someone else can have the red thing.
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Post by: Bird on January 19, 2017, 02:04:38 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
I have a big soft spot for 34 3 window coupes.

Doesn't everyone??? :D
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 19, 2017, 02:31:45 PM
Doesn't everyone??? :D

No  ;D
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Post by: edz on January 19, 2017, 04:49:04 PM
Thats one very ..... unusual rare coupe / owner ............................................................................................. He actually has a Ford motor in a ford  ??? ??? ..
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Post by: kylarama on January 19, 2017, 05:30:24 PM
5 window 34’s are cooler.  Mates old man has had one in storage for over 40 years. Bought it in the 60’s and had a crack a rodding it.  Tank Fairlane running gear (Y block) and a reveresed HR front end.  Drove it once, apparantly it went good, but didn't stop or turn…

Locked it up in the back shed while he built a house and had kids.  Last year we dragged it out after 41 years.

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Had a brand new chassis built with rod Tech front and rear end.  Built himself a mild 351 windsor, AOD auto and 9”.  He’s a chev man, but can’t bring himself to crossbreed on a genuine full steel body 34.   Chassis is completed ready for paint, but the body still needs to be steeled out (still has the original timber frame)  Still has a ton of hours and dollars to complete it.  Finished it will be black, red leather, wire wheels, full electrics, AC & PS.  A comfortable cruiser.

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Post by: edz on January 19, 2017, 06:18:53 PM
Now that is cool, though I would have kept it as a survivor time capsule .. And put all the goody new bits into a new build .. But thats just me .  Always wanted to put a sticker on my customised cars  to be able to point to.. "  It Is, I Did, You Dont Have To " .  for when they ask you about it and did you build it and say I dont like it ...
BUT  as this sticker says
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Post by: kylarama on January 19, 2017, 07:02:47 PM
Now that is cool, though I would have kept it as a survivor time capsule .. And put all the goody new bits into a new build .. But thats just me .  Always wanted to put a sticker on my customised cars  to be able to point to.. "  It Is, I Did, You Dont Have To " .  for when they ask you about it and did you build it and say I dont like it ...
BUT  as this sticker says
I'd personally drop the body untouched straight onto the new chassis. You can't fake a 83 year old paint job.

There's been many a boozy night in the last 20 years discussing how this 34 should be done.  Other than engine combo, he's never swayed from his original plan in the late 60's. arrow straight gloss black paint, red wire wheels and red leather interior, including the rumble seat. This has been his dream for almost 50 years.

The original chassis has been claimed by my mate.  Plan is to get the motor running, service the brakes and suspension. Then find a cool old ratty body to drop over it.  Preserve the 60's homemade hot rod chassis.

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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 20, 2017, 09:11:36 AM
Thats one very ..... unusual rare coupe / owner ............................................................................................. He actually has a Ford motor in a ford  ??? ??? ..

And it actually has a real blower on it that is suitable to engine size. (Looks like a 6/71, could be wrong)

Most hot rod guys go straight for polished billet BDS 8/71 sitting on top of a shiny low comp crate engine.  ::)
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Post by: jwb on January 20, 2017, 10:17:53 AM
Here are a couple that a mate has atm
The F Truck is getting some major work
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Post by: jwb on January 20, 2017, 10:19:12 AM
and then there is this Chrysler he' not long got his hands on!

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Post by: edz on January 20, 2017, 10:53:41 AM
F-Truck powered by an Oldsmobile big block huh . Should be a nice cruiser when finished .. 8)
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Post by: kylarama on January 20, 2017, 06:45:50 PM
Work is usually a drag, but today was good.

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Post by: edz on January 21, 2017, 12:00:25 AM
You work at an auction center ? Couple of nice pieces of early tin there .
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Post by: kylarama on January 21, 2017, 06:41:49 AM
Just finished the fit out for Shannons.
Hand over day was pretty cool.



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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 23, 2017, 01:20:12 PM
Just a Sunday cruise....  8)

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Post by: edz on January 24, 2017, 11:24:20 AM
C.A.D. [ clay aided design ] back in the day
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 24, 2017, 01:17:12 PM
WHOA.....big money for a 66 Fleetwood.

Granted, it is MINT CONDITION, but it does still have over 80,000 miles on it too.

http://rmsothebys.com/az17/arizona/lots/1966-cadillac-fleetwood-sixty-special-brougham/1701653 (http://rmsothebys.com/az17/arizona/lots/1966-cadillac-fleetwood-sixty-special-brougham/1701653)
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Post by: Bird on January 25, 2017, 08:06:02 AM
I'm finished.
1977 Holden Torana SS A9X 2 Door Hatchback
Year: 09/1977
Make: Holden
Model: Torana SS A9X
Body: 2 Door Hatchback
Engine: 308, V8, Petrol
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
VIN/CHASSIS: CLX054605M
ENG No: HT73452
Odometer Indicating: 140,347
Seats: 5
Colour: Palais White with a Black Bonnet
Description/extras:
GENUINE A9x - Just 99 Produced in Total. If your looking for a rare car - look no further!
Car purchased by current owner about 15 years ago. A set of original rims come with the car. Number plate sold with car if QLD buyer. Sold un-registered.




(http://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000041001-0000042000/0000041711/1067814.jpg)

http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=5488&lid=957761&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True (http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=5488&lid=957761&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True)
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Post by: Bird on January 25, 2017, 09:20:08 AM
or if you want a fixer uppererer

http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-5th-february-2017---bass.html (http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-5th-february-2017---bass.html)

or
http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-26th-february-2017---coburg.html (http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-26th-february-2017---coburg.html)
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Post by: NewieCamper on January 25, 2017, 09:42:59 AM
or if you want a fixer uppererer

http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-5th-february-2017---bass.html (http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-5th-february-2017---bass.html)

or
http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-26th-february-2017---coburg.html (http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-26th-february-2017---coburg.html)


ooohhh, there's a couple of Magna's in there that'll go for a pretty penny  ;D ;D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 25, 2017, 04:12:37 PM
Hey Bird, this has your name all over it. Cars nice, price tag sucks.

http://www.classiccarliquidators.com/classic-cars/Mercury/1951/Coupe/51ME36964M/2417 (http://www.classiccarliquidators.com/classic-cars/Mercury/1951/Coupe/51ME36964M/2417)
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Post by: kylarama on January 25, 2017, 06:42:34 PM
Found my new car today.

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Loved this one too. Absolutely spotless, but only powered by a 186S and a Powerslide.

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This ones the real McCoy Bathurst 327.

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Post by: edz on January 25, 2017, 09:49:36 PM
The days of BOLD . Holdens Super Chicken Van / utes and Splash .And the one that never made it the "  Big Block Old Man Emu "  Phase 3 Ford killer and the 1974 308 Q concept show car ... Fords Super Bird Falcon, A mates dad had an XB GT Hard top in the Mulberry metalic colour with white interior and  silver Super bird decal . Loved that car .
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Post by: edz on January 25, 2017, 09:58:00 PM
Old Man Emu " 350/Z  and 308 Q
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Post by: BS61 on January 26, 2017, 07:43:28 PM
Going through some old photos and given its Straya day and all here is a pic of my old tonner. Single pegger 9 inch would lay a strip for days.
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 26, 2017, 09:14:18 PM
I'm finished.
1977 Holden Torana SS A9X 2 Door Hatchback
Year: 09/1977
Make: Holden
Model: Torana SS A9X
Body: 2 Door Hatchback
Engine: 308, V8, Petrol
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
VIN/CHASSIS: CLX054605M
ENG No: HT73452
Odometer Indicating: 140,347
Seats: 5
Colour: Palais White with a Black Bonnet
Description/extras:
GENUINE A9x - Just 99 Produced in Total. If your looking for a rare car - look no further!
Car purchased by current owner about 15 years ago. A set of original rims come with the car. Number plate sold with car if QLD buyer. Sold un-registered.




(http://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000041001-0000042000/0000041711/1067814.jpg)

http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=5488&lid=957761&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True (http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=5488&lid=957761&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True)

Mu brother had one of these and sold it many years ago for a great price. Fastest car I ever drove. Will try and find a pic of it

GG

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Post by: oldmate on January 26, 2017, 09:22:46 PM
Current bid. $240000.


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Post by: edz on January 26, 2017, 11:24:15 PM
Might just get closer to the 1/4 mill mark yet
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Post by: Bird on January 26, 2017, 11:26:24 PM
Might just get closer to the 1/4 mill mark yet
stupid money for what it is... but yea I'd have it!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 27, 2017, 03:38:47 AM
stupid money for what it is... but yea I'd have it!

Not if you're the seller.  :D
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Post by: Coolblue80 on January 27, 2017, 04:05:41 AM
Well it looks like the Coupe is sold. I am taking it to it's new owner next weekend.
Bring on the next project. FTE power in my 80 series.
Cheers, Mike.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 27, 2017, 04:48:44 AM
Bugger, I bet ya happy and sad about that.
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Post by: GeoffA on January 27, 2017, 05:31:58 AM
Current bid. $240000.

These types of cars are not a good long term investment IMO.
Once the cashed-up baby boomers are gone (and that's not all that far off), nobody will want them and the prices will taper right off accordingly.
Fun to own and drive, and OK if you have a crystal ball and know when to sell....

 :cheers:



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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 27, 2017, 06:33:57 AM
The trend is swinging to original good driver quality cars a fair bit too.

The HT Monaro Shannon's auctioned last year was a good example, $225,000 with a dent and a scrape included for the price.
That's then why mint ones are as dear as they are.

That's why we bought the car we did, couple of bumps on the front guards, but approx. 75% is still the original paint from1964 and its never been dicked with, except some knucklehead by-passed the original A/C control.

We have a replacement already and will be sorted shortly.

 
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Post by: edz on January 27, 2017, 10:33:05 AM
But is the aircon Cold Kev, Would be multi zone too  wouldnt it,  front and rear vented  left right on / off etc .
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 27, 2017, 11:52:12 AM
These types of cars are not a good long term investment IMO.
Once the cashed-up baby boomers are gone (and that's not all that far off), nobody will want them and the prices will taper right off accordingly.
Fun to own and drive, and OK if you have a crystal ball and know when to sell....

 :cheers:

100% agree with Yank cars.

Aussie cars are the exact opposite though. They're just going up and up.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 27, 2017, 01:10:07 PM
But is the aircon Cold Kev, Would be multi zone too  wouldnt it,  front and rear vented  left right on / off etc .

Nah, nowhere near cold yet, only cool.
I had a trouble shooting book arrive from the states on Wednesday and we're (me and the lecky) are getting there.
Being the first year of the Climate Control A/C, only 4 vents in the front.

The series 75 stretch had a separate back A/C unit.
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Post by: edz on January 27, 2017, 01:12:33 PM
^^^ I temper that with there just isnt the quantity of  factory built specials or even base models as survivors in good condition or original parts to restore them .. So when a realy good or execptional one comes up so does the collectability and price .
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Post by: Coolblue80 on January 27, 2017, 04:20:47 PM
Bugger, I bet ya happy and sad about that.

I'll get more bang for my buck by having the 80 brought back up to scratch then I will having the Val sit in the shed. I will miss it. It really is a well looked after, reasonably original car. And a coupe to match. Everyone knows 2 doors are cooler than 4. Took it for a run to the beach yesterday for Aus. Day. Had 7 different blokes stop and chat about it whilst it was parked up. Got a few thumbs up and a some bird at Maccas screamed out her window that she "Loved my sexy car". Oh how we laughed. Anyway it's going to a good home and I've had some fun in it. Lot's more fun to be had in a FTE powered cruiser though. Bring it on.
Cheers, Mike.
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Post by: kylarama on January 27, 2017, 04:33:09 PM


The trend is swinging to original good driver quality cars a fair bit too.

The HT Monaro Shannon's auctioned last year was a good example, $225,000 with a dent and a scrape included for the price.
That's then why mint ones are as dear as they are.

The yellow bathurst HK I posted earlier is predicted to go for around 250K at next months Shannons auction.  Looks like its had a repaint, but the interior looks original.

The owner of a panel shop a panel beater mate worked at back in the 90's had an all original XW phase 2 HO. Complete with a nice whack in the rear quarter. Now you'd think owning a panel shop you'd fix it? Nup, would need a new quarter to repair and that would mean it's no longer 'original'. I never really understood his thinking back then, but at least he drove it a fair bit.
His brother had a wicked fast big block XA GT coupe.



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Post by: GeoffA on January 27, 2017, 09:02:40 PM
100% agree with Yank cars.

Aussie cars are the exact opposite though. They're just going up and up.

At the moment they are Shane, but once the baby boomers (and possibly include those born a few years later) are gone, so will the demand.

The point is, numbers willing to pay the big bucks will fall....today's kids aren't interested in them.
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Post by: NewieCamper on January 27, 2017, 09:40:22 PM
Agree. Cashed up retirees are buying up what they either had or desired in their teens/20s, or maybe what dad drove. Probably always been that way, current 20yo won't desire a Torana, they'll be chasing something they are driving now.

Of course there are exceptions, but when only the exceptions are left there won't be the demand, and hence not the price.

Edit: we are also rapidly approaching when electric cars are more normal and self driving cars available. that will change the market as well. Maybe we'll see electric conversions to keep away from petrol prices, but they won't need to be original then either.
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 28, 2017, 02:30:16 PM
The point is, numbers willing to pay the big bucks will fall....today's kids aren't interested in them.

This came up on Facebook today.
(A HQ Coupe just sold for almoat $160k on the Goldy today)

Prices aren't going south and some kids today love them.
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Post by: GeoffA on January 28, 2017, 03:49:23 PM
....some kids today love them.
Sure, but will there be enough to maintain the prices??
Talking about a few years down the track, not today or tomorrow.
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Post by: NewieCamper on January 28, 2017, 06:33:40 PM
There is also a big difference between $10k for a tidy HQ and $250k for a collector special. I don't think the basics will change much. As the 'tidy HQ' become more rare will probably hold their value well. Less of them, but with less buyers too.
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Post by: Bird on January 29, 2017, 09:18:49 AM
I'm finished.
1977 Holden Torana SS A9X 2 Door Hatchback
Year: 09/1977
Make: Holden
Model: Torana SS A9X
Body: 2 Door Hatchback
Engine: 308, V8, Petrol
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
VIN/CHASSIS: CLX054605M
ENG No: HT73452
Odometer Indicating: 140,347
Seats: 5
Colour: Palais White with a Black Bonnet
Description/extras:
GENUINE A9x - Just 99 Produced in Total. If your looking for a rare car - look no further!
Car purchased by current owner about 15 years ago. A set of original rims come with the car. Number plate sold with car if QLD buyer. Sold un-registered.




(http://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000041001-0000042000/0000041711/1067814.jpg)

http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=5488&lid=957761&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True (http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=5488&lid=957761&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True)
love to have seen the final price :(


Current Bid:
 
Not for Publication
 
Bidder(s)  C166122 x 1
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Post by: Bird on January 29, 2017, 09:43:50 AM
200k?
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/pKMAAOSwq5lTpn-B/s-l1600.jpg)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151573373317/ (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151573373317/)

AHhh I see why ....
"2 x Polarisers"  :cup:
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Post by: ravenhard on January 29, 2017, 02:03:25 PM
love to have seen the final price :(


Current Bid:
 
Not for Publication
 
Bidder(s)  C166122 x 1

Saw something on Facebook that it set some sort of record at $260k
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Post by: Coolblue80 on January 29, 2017, 02:30:36 PM
200k?
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/pKMAAOSwq5lTpn-B/s-l1600.jpg)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151573373317/ (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151573373317/)

AHhh I see why ....
"2 x Polarisers"  :cup:


Mmmmmmmmmmmmm........Director.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2017, 02:33:35 PM
Correct, it was an online bid at $260,000 and when they started the actual auction, no further bids were received.

I watched it live to air, the whole thing was done pretty good, except for Laurel and Hardy doing some commentating.
One was bearable, the other was a complete nimrod talking crap.

The guy that bought the 67 Nova should have bought it in Nov 16 when it was for sale at $95,000.
He paid $105,000 under the hammer.
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Post by: edz on February 01, 2017, 11:40:10 AM
Yeah yeah I know its not an old car But it aged and it is cool and it fits in a car ...  8)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwjgbw0gqmM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwjgbw0gqmM)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 01, 2017, 08:30:13 PM
Not often, but occasionally you find a little history under rear seats of Yank cars. Build sheets, trim code specs, delivery receipts etc.
Pulled a rear seat from a '69 Chev today.  Almost 50 years of trim code, production line details etc stashed away out of sight, until today  ;D

Love old cars  :cup:
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 02, 2017, 02:56:41 AM
Some great reading right there.
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Post by: edz on February 02, 2017, 11:31:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBspaN2Hikw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBspaN2Hikw)  and this VeeDub     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxR_iJIWFxQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxR_iJIWFxQ)     8)
Title: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BS61 on February 03, 2017, 06:28:35 PM
Another one back on the road. My mate and I went halves and bought this old girl back to its former glory. It's on the market and up at Toowoomba swap if anyone is keen for a HR
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 03, 2017, 07:28:13 PM
Well done!!!!! :cup: :cheers:
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 04, 2017, 05:54:19 PM
Good luck with the HR at the swap.

We came across a pretty tidy 1951 Cadillac sedan at Minden today. Pretty tidy old girl too and didn't seem like too bad a value at $30,000.
Only a quick look though.

We had places to be and Mum in hospital to visit. 
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 04, 2017, 07:19:49 PM
Another one back on the road. My mate and I went halves and bought this old girl back to its former glory. It's on the market and up at Toowoomba swap if anyone is keen for a HR.
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Very nicely done  :cup:

Did you pair do it all ?

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Post by: Wukkers on February 04, 2017, 07:30:19 PM
It looks magnificent.  Is the radio original?
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Post by: BS61 on February 05, 2017, 03:13:23 PM
Very nicely done  :cup:

Did you pair do it all ?

We sure did. Only thing that was outsourced was the seat covers. Nearly 500 hours of work in it between us.....


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Post by: Coolblue80 on February 05, 2017, 03:19:39 PM
Just spent the last few hours cruising in the Coupe with some mates. It was my last drive. She runs out of rego tonight and the new owner is coming to pick her up next week. Will be sad to see it drive away but also very keen to get onto my next project. Cheers, Mike.
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/20160827_172143_zpsrsnd1zno.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/20160827_172143_zpsrsnd1zno.jpg.html)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2017, 04:29:41 PM
We sure did. Only thing that was outsourced was the seat covers. Nearly 500 hours of work in it between us.....


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Bloody tidy ol girl...... a job well done.

Did ya sell it at the swap.
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Post by: BS61 on February 05, 2017, 05:05:58 PM
Bloody tidy ol girl...... a job well done.

Did ya sell it at the swap.

Thanks for that. No joy at the swap but plenty of interest and a few people have organised to look at it during the week. Hopefully the right buyer comes along soon.. got an Ek and hambster to build

Oh and more camping to do


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Post by: Coolblue80 on February 05, 2017, 06:43:07 PM
Another one back on the road. My mate and I went halves and bought this old girl back to its former glory. It's on the market and up at Toowoomba swap if anyone is keen for a HR
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Well done. Looks like a quality resto. Always like the HR and dare I say it the HD.
Cheers, MIke.
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Post by: Bird on February 06, 2017, 03:25:51 PM
Noice ratty... love the ZD30 shifter!!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Of8AAOSwA3dYhaJ4/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Coolblue80 on February 06, 2017, 03:45:46 PM

Nice. This was my mates.  Now in a collection down south. Was on Man and Machine last year.  All steel Brooklands body. 350chev. TH350 and 9 inch.
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/downloadfile_zpsbnddizlu.jpeg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/downloadfile_zpsbnddizlu.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 07, 2017, 05:47:48 AM
We sure did. Only thing that was outsourced was the seat covers. Nearly 500 hours of work in it between us.....


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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 07, 2017, 02:38:04 PM
Sometimes old cars aren't very cool   :-[
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Post by: edz on February 07, 2017, 02:41:08 PM
MMmmm Lime milkshake   ;D ;D SB  Chev huh .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 07, 2017, 03:53:17 PM
Chemiweld will sort it out :cup:
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Post by: Coolblue80 on February 07, 2017, 04:07:09 PM
This was my mates back yard in the early 2000's from memory. There were a couple more hardtops in the front yard as well.
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/16602990_1237683232934138_9172915855431827002_n_zps2mk5s9ae.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/16602990_1237683232934138_9172915855431827002_n_zps2mk5s9ae.jpg.html)
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/16425753_1237683269600801_5359184217599861023_n_zpsedzrwleu.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/16425753_1237683269600801_5359184217599861023_n_zpsedzrwleu.jpg.html)
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/16427381_1237682976267497_2319245161570255435_n_zpsvm9t8uhi.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/16427381_1237682976267497_2319245161570255435_n_zpsvm9t8uhi.jpg.html)
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/16426256_1237683059600822_1097816330825228562_n_zpsglwgf2b5.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/16426256_1237683059600822_1097816330825228562_n_zpsglwgf2b5.jpg.html)
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/16603065_1237683022934159_5337947824742764917_n_zpsmm50kqlr.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/16603065_1237683022934159_5337947824742764917_n_zpsmm50kqlr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 07, 2017, 07:32:02 PM
MMmmm Lime milkshake   ;D ;D SB  Chev huh .

Big one.

Chemiweld will sort it out :cup:

So would fitting the correct intake gaskets ::)
Almost brand new Shaffiroff 540 that was played with by a clown.......
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Post by: edz on February 07, 2017, 10:30:51 PM
http://www.shafiroff.com/chevy-crate-engine/540-realstreet.php (http://www.shafiroff.com/chevy-crate-engine/540-realstreet.php)       sounds ok   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9fU-CBrCaQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9fU-CBrCaQ)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 08, 2017, 04:13:20 AM
Shane, now you've gone out on your own and taken a bit more control of your life..... how's that spare time for camping going?

I'm sure we could fit you in at Burrum Heads on the week-end.
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Post by: edz on February 08, 2017, 07:06:49 AM
 ;D ;D "   Reckon he might be busier than a one arm paper hanger trying to balance on a ping pong ball  "  Kev ..
But a defuse for a week end with you lot would be a good recharge ...  8)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 08, 2017, 08:36:24 AM
Shane, now you've gone out on your own and taken a bit more control of your life..... how's that spare time for camping going?

I'm sure we could fit you in at Burrum Heads on the week-end.

Would love too, but that won't be happening for a while unfortunately. Way too much Shit going on at the moment,  but things are settling down slowly.
We went away twice last year. Not so long ago it was about 10 times a year.  :'(

;D ;D "   Reckon he might be busier than a one arm paper hanger trying to balance on a ping pong ball  "  Kev ..
But a defuse for a week end with you lot would be a good recharge ...  8)

It's starting to get a bit silly really.

I reckon a week on Fraser would be the go.  8)
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Post by: Bird on February 08, 2017, 10:11:05 AM
http://www.shafiroff.com/chevy-crate-engine/540-realstreet.php (http://www.shafiroff.com/chevy-crate-engine/540-realstreet.php)       sounds ok   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9fU-CBrCaQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9fU-CBrCaQ)
10.68 @127 on its 2nd pass, 1st time out. Gopro video.
 aint bad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUqcjur-qI0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUqcjur-qI0)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 08, 2017, 11:15:48 AM
http://www.worldclassicmusclecars.com.au/chevell.html (http://www.worldclassicmusclecars.com.au/chevell.html)

Here's one I built a few years ago with a 598ci Shaffiroff. Did a few laps at Powercruise but never got a chance to race it. Beautiful car to drive.

Sold it to a guy in Melbourne. Dunno if it's still down that way.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 09, 2017, 03:51:11 AM
HERE'S ONE YOUCOULD FIX UP.....MAYBE

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/El-Camino/1915549.html?refer=blog (http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/El-Camino/1915549.html?refer=blog)
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Post by: edz on February 09, 2017, 07:34:44 AM
Pretty much nailed it dead center, Some how when I clicked on that pic the thought " Unsafe at any speed " instantly came to mind   ::)
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Post by: Moggy on February 09, 2017, 03:09:41 PM
This was listed in the local fb classifieds

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170209/6ff43a3eaae027d6e8aca9d80beb4caa.jpg)

Reasonable price

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Post by: Coolblue80 on February 11, 2017, 02:13:21 PM
Well, the coupe went to it's new home today. Didn't think I'd get upset about it but I had goose bumps and felt a bit sad about it. Have a great big hole in my shed now. Oh well, better things are to come.
Cheers, Mike.
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Post by: edz on February 11, 2017, 11:52:09 PM
If you think theres a big hole after only a couple of years owning it, Imagine what it would feel like to say goodbye to something after  30 + years, Not a day goes by that my mate doesnt regret selling the bike he built and rode at Bathurst ..
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Post by: Bird on February 14, 2017, 09:34:23 PM
http://www.kindigit.com/gallery/caddy/ (http://www.kindigit.com/gallery/caddy/)
Nice Paint
(http://www.kindigit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Caddy_Header_2100x992.jpg)

nice donk!
(http://www.kindigit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Caddy_Large_2_1495x992.jpg)
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Post by: edz on February 15, 2017, 07:36:30 AM
This one should be called Caddy Rat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAFaYSUJTS0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAFaYSUJTS0)
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Post by: Bird on February 16, 2017, 11:54:24 AM
Power to weight aint too bad... ;)

The result was an engine that produced 704 bhp at 8,000 rpm with 535 lbs./ft of torque at 5,550 rpm.
Stock Curb weight 1180 kg (2601 lbs)

(http://dealeraccelerate-all.s3.amazonaws.com/canepa/images/1/2/6/3/1263/41986_e992f7e2ddf8_low_res.jpg)
http://canepa.com/photo-gallery/1986-ford-rs200-evo5544/ (http://canepa.com/photo-gallery/1986-ford-rs200-evo5544/)
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Post by: edz on February 16, 2017, 12:34:04 PM
Have always loved the RS-200, there are some very wild versions around these days far exceeding the original Grp B specs ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dFfMmPJ6vo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dFfMmPJ6vo) ..
From memory  it was reported back in the day that Martin Schanche's Rally cross car could hit 0 > 200 k's in just on 4 seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQJupVFjXac (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQJupVFjXac)
Also wanted an Escort RS 1700 T   ....
Rally super cars group B vids on youtube  .. This is a great clip of the Audi Quattro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdy8CG09rSU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdy8CG09rSU)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 17, 2017, 10:31:16 AM
Sold for $240k apparently.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on February 17, 2017, 10:50:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbFohJ43aw4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbFohJ43aw4)   ;D ;D
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Post by: cardinal28 on February 17, 2017, 12:34:39 PM
Those photos remind me of my old XA GT I had for about 15 years

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 17, 2017, 01:38:55 PM
Ya gotta love the 70's and the colours they gave us. :cup:

Todays colours, black, black, white, black, silver, white, black, white, silver........repeat x 10,000

Seeing the old Green Is Nice clip reminded me of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tAM5tc1hag (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tAM5tc1hag)

Sitting at the Capalaba drive-in and I deadest got a horn watching that nitrous bottle getting turned on.
I swore, one day, I would run nitrous on a car.
We were sensible of course, as you would expect from me, running either a 250 or 300 shot on stock rods and crack and crossed fingers.

I think it was the crossed fingers that got us over the line too.
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Post by: jclures on February 22, 2017, 06:47:38 AM
I just had a look at this not quite old, but some clever work though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqRQ4qV9cHk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqRQ4qV9cHk)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 25, 2017, 03:16:16 AM
He does really cool work ol Ron.

The Kombi looks as if its a cartoon toy, even watching it drive, messes with ya head.... well, mine anyway.

I would seriously love to buy the car below for Astrid if I had some money to spare.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/country_squire/1913484.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/country_squire/1913484.html)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 28, 2017, 07:48:27 AM


https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2017-shannons-melbourne-late-summer-classic-auction/H3566NTC7CO5R99L/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2017-shannons-melbourne-late-summer-classic-auction/H3566NTC7CO5R99L/)

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Post by: kylarama on February 28, 2017, 10:42:53 AM

https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2017-shannons-melbourne-late-summer-classic-auction/H3566NTC7CO5R99L/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2017-shannons-melbourne-late-summer-classic-auction/H3566NTC7CO5R99L/)
I was at the auction early on, but left well before this came up. This one had massive interest in the lead up. I think they were estimating 250K. Looked like newish paint, but the interior was all original in mint nick.

The fully restored silver mink 186S HK sold for 92K!

A restored HR Prem covered in Nasco accessories had zero interest and got passed in with 1 bid at about 25K.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 28, 2017, 01:18:30 PM
Its hard to fathom some times, the EK Holden did well yet the HR didn't.  ???
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Post by: Bird on February 28, 2017, 01:47:03 PM
UC Torana going for $7k??? Has the world gone mad?
70k for number plates ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???


The XP Coupe looks very tidy!

I'm finished (just piss off that scoop)
(https://www.shannons.com.au/library/images/auctions/ZV539600WFS18M4C/1600x1066/1934-ford-3-window-hot-rod-coupe-rhd.jpg)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 28, 2017, 03:58:11 PM
Based on the job Shannon's did with the Legends Of Motorsport series etc, I reckon they should do a show on their auctions.

Pick maybe one high end and one average car as slightly larger story portions, then cover the rest with enough time to make a one hour show and the ads etc.

The likes of Autobarn and those sorts of business's would flock to be on during it and IMHO, the viewer coverage would be pretty bloody good.

Would beat the crap out "My Kitchen is Full of Tools", "I'm a Dick, Get Me Out of the Jungle", "Home and Away" and I wish it would stay away, the millionth time that M*A*S*H* has been repeated and the rest of the Shit. 

I did listen to the Lloyds Auction live from the Gold Coast the other day, went alright except for Laurel and Hardy trying to be funny.
Even the wife said what the hell are they on about.
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Post by: edz on February 28, 2017, 09:47:28 PM
 ^^^   Arnt those shows on after your supposed to be in bed.. Prime possum and Big Dog wouldnt be happy to find out you young ones are still up at that hour . ;D ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwLIKWACug4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwLIKWACug4) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-maaIJL-UQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-maaIJL-UQ) ..
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 01, 2017, 03:24:27 AM
I might be in bed by then, but I can tape it.

Stuff watching dribble on TV just to watch one show, rather go to bed and make my own reality TV in my noggin.

Handsome gardener, seduced by a naughty MILF.... ha ha ha ha in my dreams.

For the discerning Cadillac owner......

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwivjN3DqrPSAhWDGJQKHXUXDZ4QFggvMAY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F63-64-Cadillac-Coupe-Deville-Polished-Stainless-Trim-Beard-Hair-Mustache-Comb-%2F331676758383&usg=AFQjCNH0_uAeuB55TrXUwUahhFLFE81Dbg (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwivjN3DqrPSAhWDGJQKHXUXDZ4QFggvMAY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F63-64-Cadillac-Coupe-Deville-Polished-Stainless-Trim-Beard-Hair-Mustache-Comb-%2F331676758383&usg=AFQjCNH0_uAeuB55TrXUwUahhFLFE81Dbg)


More here, make a nice Fathers Day pressie.

http://www.blvdchromb.com/ (http://www.blvdchromb.com/)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 03, 2017, 01:45:36 PM
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1429742113703724&id=1355588237785779

Stupid phone is melting down and won't let me upload pics  >:(
Facebook link to one I finished yesterday.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 03, 2017, 04:14:18 PM
Nooooice
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Post by: edz on March 03, 2017, 10:10:52 PM
The way to drive and not a computerelectrogizmo in sight .. Not bad for a little RS 1600   ;D ;D O'l Skool   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnkPegCOD34 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnkPegCOD34)  Big screen it and Crank up the sound .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 04, 2017, 03:51:27 AM
This would be very cool to drive to the next "Cars and Coffee" meeting.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/dodge/coronet/1628363.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/dodge/coronet/1628363.html)

This is a pretty cool clip for lots of reasons....... now behave ya self Bird, no rude comments....  :angel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6QAMqB4BQY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6QAMqB4BQY)
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Post by: Mallory Black on March 04, 2017, 08:27:52 AM
I regret selling this little weapon, driving it was almost like telepathy
Ever since I saw the first episode of the TV show 'The Professionals' I had to have one
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Post by: edz on March 04, 2017, 04:09:21 PM
^^^ I Love my little Giant Killers too, Have to revive my old favourite one day .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 05, 2017, 03:27:21 PM
We attended the Old Skool Car Show at Caboolture yesterday afternoon, some very nice cars, including a Surferoo Falcon ute. I hope the link works.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1915085492054296.1073741884.1729595567269957&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1915085492054296.1073741884.1729595567269957&type=3)

Enjoy, unless I've cocked it up.
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Post by: edz on March 05, 2017, 04:14:56 PM
Lots of very nice tin there Kev, But fancy some bugger sticking a Cadillac in amongst them .. ;D ;D  Nahh Migaloo looked right at home .
Looked like they had a good turn out ..
Wouldnt be many of those Surfer Roo's around either ..
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 05, 2017, 08:23:07 PM
Couple of Cobra's and a JGS too.

Nice Falcons  ;D
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Post by: edz on March 05, 2017, 09:57:19 PM
Always loved that Cobra paint scheme, Dont mind the one thats been done in the metalic stripes  either.
Dont see to many  John Goss specials around, I like blue but the green on them  just looks a lot nicer for some reason ..
 Probably a lot lesser known is the Allan Moffat special 4 door but I would hazard a guess there would be more of them about though, they didnt seem that much different to a standard GS.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 06, 2017, 03:50:25 PM
This was a good show, with a cut off at 1986, it removed the Buzz Box Brigade and a lot of the "younger guys" from the festivities.

Hot food was available, live music and a good cross section of cars.

We'll go back again, maybe give it a month or three.  8)
Its a fair hike for us, at two hours traveling time, but geez, the ol Caddy just ate up the miles.

When we left, we cruised along behind a white 52 Chevy...... very nice on a clear Autumn night with this music pouring outta da speakers.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqrzVfguyE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqrzVfguyE)

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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 07, 2017, 08:19:57 AM
There's a meet at Ettamogah this Saturday night from 6.
You bringing that white Shitbox down for a cruise?
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 07, 2017, 02:08:38 PM
I would, but we're heading off at 6am Sunday morning the Redlands Rockabilly Revival and the grille gets too many bugs in its teeth to have it clean to go again. 

Let me know when the next one is and we'll bring the big white Shitbox along.
Who puts it on?
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 07, 2017, 02:15:38 PM
How would you feel if you owned an old red Valiant and this lived in your street.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLy94PxIq6s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLy94PxIq6s)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 07, 2017, 04:00:17 PM
This is some more pics from Saturday night just gone.... click on the FB Holden and enjoy.


https://www.facebook.com/259111587559075/photos/?tab=album&album_id=894698440667050 (https://www.facebook.com/259111587559075/photos/?tab=album&album_id=894698440667050)
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Post by: mrsedz on March 07, 2017, 04:02:27 PM
For those into old cars and are anywhere near Murwillumbah, NSW on 2nd to 4th June this year, this car show is worth checking out:

http://www.wintersun2.com.au/ (http://www.wintersun2.com.au/)

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Post by: edz on March 07, 2017, 05:29:48 PM
Could always Book into some of the camping spots around the tweed and make for a nice week or two's winter getaway ..
Beach side caravan pk camping or a spot or two out by a mountain all within say a 40 minute drive  to the event ..
https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU703AU703&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=caravan+parks+hastings+point& (https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU703AU703&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=caravan+parks+hastings+point&)*  and http://www.wooyungbeach.com.au/ (http://www.wooyungbeach.com.au/)  and a little south https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU703AU703&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=brunswick+heads+camping& (https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU703AU703&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=brunswick+heads+camping&)*                 or the hills
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/sheepstation-creek-campground (http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/sheepstation-creek-campground)   and https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/cutters-camp-campground (https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/cutters-camp-campground) or http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/rummery-park-campground (http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/rummery-park-campground) or a 4x4 park style https://www.facebook.com/Nightcap4x4/ (https://www.facebook.com/Nightcap4x4/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 08, 2017, 07:40:18 AM
I would, but we're heading off at 6am Sunday morning the Redlands Rockabilly Revival and the grille gets too many bugs in its teeth to have it clean to go again. 

Let me know when the next one is and we'll bring the big white Shitbox along.
Who puts it on?

2nd Saturday of each month.

Some club in Brisbane do it. They all meet some where and cruise up together. I think they do it down the Gold Coast and Ipswich monthly too.
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Post by: Bird on March 08, 2017, 06:56:10 PM
Could be a great find... could be manure.

Quote
Ford Mustang found in Mexican junkyard is from 'Bullitt,' expert confirms

Frank Bullitt couldn’t have done a better job cracking this case.

Nearly 50 years after it was last seen, a 1968 Ford Mustang found in a Mexican junkyard has been confirmed to be one of two known to have been used in the filming of the Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt.”

“I’m 100 percent sure it’s authentic,” classic Ford expert Kevin Marti told Fox News after travelling across the border to Mexicali to inspect the car last week.

The car was discovered last year in Baja California Sur by a man named Hugo Sanchez, its then-white body rotting away and its original drivetrain long gone. Hollywood legend had it that the car, which was the film's primary stunt car, had been sent to the junkyard shortly after filming was complete, but a couple of layers of paint sprayed on top of its iconic Highland Green suggest that it had lived several lives before finally ending up in one.

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/03/06/ford-mustang-found-in-mexican-junkyard-is-from-bullitt-expert-confirms.html (http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/03/06/ford-mustang-found-in-mexican-junkyard-is-from-bullitt-expert-confirms.html)
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Post by: edz on March 16, 2017, 09:47:38 PM
Howard Hughes's 1925  Doble Steam car .. How would you like to go 132.5 MPH in this 2.5 ton jalopy with  mechanical brakes .. Four cylinder Direct drive and 1000 F / LB's of torque .And runs a couple of hundred miles on roughtly 2 ltrs of water .. Little wheel is the throttle .  8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUg_ukBwsyo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUg_ukBwsyo)
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 23, 2017, 09:30:08 AM
https://www.motormag.com.au/news/1703/ford-falcon-gt-ho-phase-ii-sells-for-500k (https://www.motormag.com.au/news/1703/ford-falcon-gt-ho-phase-ii-sells-for-500k)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on March 23, 2017, 10:29:21 AM
Anyone lookin for a fixxer upperer... I think SIMM's will do well out of it but few reasonables.
http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-28th-may-2017---longlea.html (http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-28th-may-2017---longlea.html)

Wouldnt mind an old XL/XM/XP ute myself.
(http://www.martinevansauctions.com/uploads/1/9/0/3/19038771/img-0550_orig.jpg)
or wagon
(http://www.martinevansauctions.com/uploads/1/9/0/3/19038771/p688_2_orig.png)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2017, 12:23:46 PM
I tell ya what, as long as the hole in my arse points downwards, i'll never get my head around the "i'll leave it to rust before I sell it for $xyz"

I bet a fair amount of those cars are not worth the time and money now to save. Cheaper to just buy a complete "driver quality" car and enjoy.
Parts cars at best. Its a shame, someone once drove those cars home, so proud of their brand new car.

Neighbours coming over to check out the new car.... shiny paint, new car smell.......
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 23, 2017, 12:33:47 PM
I reckon that 70 Falcon coupe would fit in at my place real nice ;D

I tell ya what, as long as the hole in my arse points downwards, i'll never get my head around the "i'll leave it to rust before I sell it for $xyz"

I bet a fair amount of those cars are not worth the time and money now to save. Cheaper to just buy a complete "driver quality" car and enjoy.
Parts cars at best. Its a shame, someone once drove those cars home, so proud of their brand new car.

Neighbours coming over to check out the new car.... shiny paint, new car smell.......

Spotted two prime examples earlier this week.  Both outside a good shed. XA/B/C coupe and a sedan with GS markings. Both partially stripped and left to rot. If that's what they keep outside the shed, I'd love to see in it.
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Post by: feisty on March 23, 2017, 01:06:19 PM
Love what these two poms are trying to achieve. Very skilled, funny as and highly entertaining.  Well worth a watch for those into classics or restoration
https://youtu.be/7hCPODjJO7s

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2017, 01:08:27 PM
Hey, how's this for a cool picture.  8)

Been dicking around today while it was raining and cleaned off the chassis rail with a wet cloth.  :o

The date the chassis was completed and ready to be married to the body. Its on upside down, hence the photo being arse up.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0072_zpsafnqqkx0.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0072_zpsafnqqkx0.jpg.html)

Bit of a close up of it. (Bloody clear to read too for a 53 year old car)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0071_zpsazmrncmr.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0071_zpsazmrncmr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2017, 01:14:10 PM
Not sure if this will lift across or not.

http://bestride.com/news/entertainment/if-you-remember-these-10-car-features-youre-old (http://bestride.com/news/entertainment/if-you-remember-these-10-car-features-youre-old)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 23, 2017, 01:34:51 PM
Pop the lower part of the rear seat out Kev and have a look for trim build sheets. They're often still there.

Every thing was dated back then. Time, date and shift were cast into most components, then date stamped when finished.

Worst thing I did was show the old man how to decipher Ford codes. He quickly learnt Mums 63 Thunderbird had a 65 model engine and the front end was from a 64. Guess who's already built a 63 front end and is currently building a 63 engine for it ::)

Pics are trim build sheets from 69 in a Chevelle I had in a few weeks ago.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2017, 01:36:57 PM
Shall do......  :D



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Post by: Paddler Ed on March 23, 2017, 02:28:14 PM
Not sure if this will lift across or not.

http://bestride.com/news/entertainment/if-you-remember-these-10-car-features-youre-old (http://bestride.com/news/entertainment/if-you-remember-these-10-car-features-youre-old)


Don't have to be that old to remember some of them... or I'm older than I think I am...

-Cup holders moulded into the Glove box: 1980's and 1990's Volvos still had those...
-Manual windows: I used to have a 1986 FJ73 Land Cruiser with vinyl seats... the only electrickery in that was lights and the radio...
-Quarter windows (vent windows): See above... my 4Runner though is a 1992, so missed the quarter windows that the 1989 and 1990's (and Hi Luxes of the same era) had
-Unique radio placement: A bit like unique fit radios, or the double DIN ones that actually gave you buttons that were a decent size...


I'm only 37...
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Post by: edz on March 23, 2017, 02:53:03 PM
1999 Rav 4 molded in cup holders =check
1990 4Runner manual window winders and opening 1/4 glass [ poor mans aircon ] = check
Radios with knobs = check  ;D
Ford Escort Mk2 .. Steering column mounted stalk with horn button = check   
Rear center number plate hidden fuel filler = check
Internal control manual adjust door rear view mirror = check
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2017, 03:31:17 PM
1964 Cadillac Fleetwood, yes oh great Grasshopper..... 1964.

6 way power seats.
7 position tilt steering column
4 electric door windows.
4 electric vent windows.
Power boot release.
Power boot closer.
Power duel circuit brakes (Drums)
Automatic Transmission.
Climate Control Air conditioning.
Power Steering.
Cruise Control.
Twilight Sentinel headlights.
Self Dimming headlights.
Power Door Locks.

And you bastards wonder why I bought a Cadillac.  ::)
Uncle Jeepers likes a bit of bling and luxury.  8)

It is however, very slightly broken at the moment when a bit of piston broke away and hit the spark plug..... bugger... ;D

Never mind, motor out on Saturday and we'll sort it out.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0064_zpssytiar1j.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0064_zpssytiar1j.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0066_zpsgazwggwo.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0066_zpsgazwggwo.jpg.html)

 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on March 23, 2017, 04:07:47 PM
Quote from: Footy Shorts Shane
Spotted two prime examples earlier this week.  Both outside a good shed. XA/B/C coupe and a sedan with GS markings. Both partially stripped and left to rot. If that's what they keep outside the shed, I'd love to see in it.

Cammo's best mades dad has a nice (well used to be nice) XB Coupe sittin there partly restored, but its been in that state for 25 years apparently. Kids and marriage and mortgage got in the way
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 24, 2017, 04:46:56 AM
Hey, how's this for a cool picture.  8)

Been dicking around today while it was raining and cleaned off the chassis rail with a wet cloth.  :o

The date the chassis was completed and ready to be married to the body. Its on upside down, hence the photo being arse up.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0072_zpsafnqqkx0.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0072_zpsafnqqkx0.jpg.html)

Bit of a close up of it. (Bloody clear to read too for a 53 year old car)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0071_zpsazmrncmr.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0071_zpsazmrncmr.jpg.html)


The AOS refers to the chassis builders. Its pretty interesting finding out some of this stuff.

https://www.aosmith.com/About/History/ (https://www.aosmith.com/About/History/)
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Post by: NewieCamper on March 24, 2017, 07:17:07 AM
The AOS refers to the chassis builders. Its pretty interesting finding out some of this stuff.

https://www.aosmith.com/About/History/ (https://www.aosmith.com/About/History/)
And I thought it was AUS so the car knew where it would end up.
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Post by: Pete79 on March 24, 2017, 04:11:08 PM
Just been having a look at the Time Warp Festival that's coming up on April 29th in at Palmwoods (Sunshine Coast).

Looks like a bit of fun. https://www.timewarpfestival.com.au/ (https://www.timewarpfestival.com.au/)

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/4b8f21_10cea58dbc40405fad533c2748a9fdbb~mv2_d_5393_3595_s_4_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_368,h_232,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/4b8f21_10cea58dbc40405fad533c2748a9fdbb~mv2_d_5393_3595_s_4_2.webp)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: chillipepperz on March 24, 2017, 06:14:03 PM
Love what these two poms are trying to achieve. Very skilled, funny as and highly entertaining.  Well worth a watch for those into classics or restoration
https://youtu.be/7hCPODjJO7s


YES!! I have been following that series for a while now. The engineering solutions and quality of work are simply awesome. Worth viewing all episodes if you are into cars, problem solving, engineering, silly humour and big ideas.

Cheers!
Andrew
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Post by: feisty on March 24, 2017, 07:24:32 PM
YES!! I have been following that series for a while now. The engineering solutions and quality of work are simply awesome. Worth viewing all episodes if you are into cars, problem solving, engineering, silly humour and big ideas.

Cheers!
Andrew
Yep. Think I watched all l of them in a day... 

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Post by: lincolnland on March 24, 2017, 07:34:05 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/95b56c3ceeed0e6bacd4f40989202cea.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/9e7993291e147e80d350db2fa570ef13.jpg)

BEAST! old iron rocks!!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 25, 2017, 04:34:52 AM
that looks pretty tough.

What was the HP reading.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 26, 2017, 01:01:26 PM
Not 100% sure, but I think I found the problem.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0079_zps36zolna8.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0079_zps36zolna8.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0076_zpsopc7akxb.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0076_zpsopc7akxb.jpg.html)

I think its shot the missing bit straight out the exhaust.  ??? The piston top looks remarkably good considering the size of the bit gone.

 (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0075_zpslfuja8gp.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0075_zpslfuja8gp.jpg.html)

They're a friggin heavy ol lump of iron too.

Just leaves a friggin big hole there now. Good chance to give the engine bay a once over.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0074_zpsr6soplsh.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0074_zpsr6soplsh.jpg.html)

Friggin rained on and off during the removal too, just to make a fun job a little bit more challenging.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0073_zps2bkwasgq.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0073_zps2bkwasgq.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0080_zpsxyayzpt8.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0080_zpsxyayzpt8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Coolblue80 on March 26, 2017, 03:28:50 PM
Doesn't even look like it's touched the bore. Any improvements happening whilst it's out?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 26, 2017, 03:38:17 PM
Doesn't even look like it's touched the bore. Any improvements happening whilst it's out?

Yeah, I think it missed everything. I need to run some kero into the ports to see if a valve is bent.... but looking ok so far.  8)

Mate, the engine is going back together stock unless is needs an overbore (highly likely) but that's it.
Because these things are a "little bit rare being a Fleetwood", I'm keeping it stock and even retaining the single exhaust.
(one will notice the hi-flow pipe crossover next to the cross member)

They produced 340HP when new, which actually gets the ol girl to shuffle along pretty good.
Even the engine bay spruce up will be done to look original rather than restored if you know what I mean.

I want it to look like a really tidy, 53 year old engine bay.

I've got all the colour codes for the engine, even the correct exhaust manifold colours.

I think i'm getting old........


 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 26, 2017, 03:49:22 PM
Well done Jeepers.
Shame about that Piston. 

Hope it works out Ok.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 26, 2017, 03:55:22 PM
Just been searching stuff on the 63/64 chapter I'm part of. (huge help and great website.... its like Myswag for Cadillac's)

Mine isn't the first to break in exactly the same spot and a lot of 'em at lower mileage than mine.

I don't feel quite so special any more.
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Post by: Coolblue80 on March 26, 2017, 04:02:51 PM
Yeah, I think it missed everything. I need to run some kero into the ports to see if a valve is bent.... but looking ok so far.  8)

Mate, the engine is going back together stock unless is needs an overbore (highly likely) but that's it.
Because these things are a "little bit rare being a Fleetwood", I'm keeping it stock and even retaining the single exhaust.
(one will notice the hi-flow pipe crossover next to the cross member)

They produced 340HP when new, which actually gets the ol girl to shuffle along pretty good.
Even the engine bay spruce up will be done to look original rather than restored if you know what I mean.

I want it to look like a really tidy, 53 year old engine bay.

I've got all the colour codes for the engine, even the correct exhaust manifold colours.

I think i'm getting old........

Nothing wrong with the stock look. I'm a bit of a fan of it myself. I personally think a lot of cars are spoiled by overdone/underdone engine bays. don't get me wrong. There is a place for speccy stuff. I just like a nicely detailed motor hole. Neat and tidy.
Cheers, Mike.
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Post by: edz on March 26, 2017, 10:19:06 PM
Just been searching stuff on the 63/64 chapter I'm part of. (huge help and great website.... its like Myswag for Cadillac's)

Mine isn't the first to break in exactly the same spot and a lot of 'em at lower mileage than mine.

I don't feel quite so special any more.
Wonder if its something weird and unique to the design of the Caddy combustion chambers and plug placement,  like the piston kicking a fraction each time the plug fires the intake charge ??
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2017, 03:47:28 AM
Its just fatigue on the weakest portion of the piston on a 200,000 klm (124,000 miles) old engine

Bit like the ol red motor Holden's when the piston separates at the ring line and drops the top off the jam tin.   
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 27, 2017, 08:35:33 AM
Wonder if its something weird and unique to the design of the Caddy combustion chambers and plug placement,  like the piston kicking a fraction each time the plug fires the intake charge ??

Detonation has done it.

The blown head gasket probably has a Shitload little bit to do with it ::)

 :angel:
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2017, 12:52:49 PM
I was pretty sure detonation was the problem, but I hadn't noticed yet, the blown head gasket.....oh dear...  :-[

In my defence, by the time I had the engine out Saturday, I was absolutely buggered.

I had already spoken to Shane about checking the curve on the dizzy long before the engine made it out, so I was pretty confident what caused it.

Bit disappointed though, that the little bit missing caused all my compression to leak out.
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Post by: Bird on March 27, 2017, 01:10:40 PM
DO it (http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-0804-541-big-block-cadillac-v8/)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2017, 01:24:31 PM
 ;D

That would get the 64 moving along.

Pretty cool when ya think a luxury car comes with 500 cubic inches standard.
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Post by: lincolnland on March 27, 2017, 01:35:14 PM
that looks pretty tough.

What was the HP reading.
made 440 on the engine dyno. trans issue on the dyno in the pic only dialed up 286 at the tyres
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Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 27, 2017, 02:27:28 PM
I'll post this up when you're ready to fit it. Bit easier than 9m of chain :)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2017, 03:11:10 PM
Ta mate,

At around 10:30 Saturday morning I though "FUK" I've got no lifting do-dad.
Straight down to the chandlery and got 2 x 1 metre lengths of chain.

Got home, about 150mm too short on each one, so I bolted some other bits of short chain I had to the big bits and out she came.  ;D

I was going to make some lifting brackets, as I have some old balsa wood sheet here someplace. But what you have may work better.  :cup:
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2017, 03:55:09 PM
Results from Saturdays Auction.      (to continue means it was passed in and still negotiating)
Lot 1 is to show how to bid, I haven't missed one.

Lot 2 1972 Austin 1800 $1900

Lot 3 1984 Mercedes-Benz 280E $2850

Lot 4 1979 Mini Moke $8200

Lot 5 1977 Morris Leyland Mini $4211

Lot 6 1974 Mini panelvan $5500

Lot 7 1976 Leyland Mini $8000

Lot 8 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia $16,400

Lot 9 1980 Mercedes-Benz AMG 500 $3200 (to continue)

Lot 10 1972 BMW 3.0CS auto $45,000 (to continue)

Lot 11 1960 Borgward Isabella TS coupe $16,250 (to continue)

Lot 12 1955 Volkswagen Beetle customized $12,000 (to continue)

Lot 13 1967 Volkswagen Kombi split window $38,000

Lot 14 1980 Volkswagen Kombi $12,250 (to continue)

Lot 15 1972 Volkswagen Kombi $4900 (to continue)

Lot 16 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera $35,500

Lot 17 1987 Ferrari Testarossa $175,000

Lot 18 2002 Maserati 1937-39 tribute $73,500

Lot 20 1973 Kawasaki Z900 original condition $20,500

Lot 21 1926 Graham Brothers charabanc $8500

Lot 22 1954 FJ Holden Jigsaw street machine $36,200 (to continue)

Lot 23 1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 $6050 (to continue)

Lot 24 1980 Chrysler Lancer hatch modified $12,500 (to continue)

Lot 25 1963 Chrysler Valiant $22,000

Lot 26 1959 Ford Ranchero utility $18,000 (to continue)

Lot 27 1968 Ford Cortina rally replica $25,000

Lot 28 1946 Buick 8 Special $15,700 (to continue)

Lot 29 1961 Pontiac Parisienne 2-door hardtop $15,500 (to continue)

Lot 30 1972 Chrysler Charger $29,000

Lot 31 1970 Chrysler VIP $19,000 (to continue)

Lot 31A 1970 Cadillac deVille convertible $30,000 (to continue)

Lot 32 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible $27,000 (to continue)

Lot 32A 1967 Chevrolet Impala fastback $30,500 (to continue)

Lot 33 1966 Chevrolet SS convertible $24,500 (to continue)

Lot 34 1970 Chevrolet Corvette convertible $26,500 (to continue)

Lot 35 1974 Chevrolet C3 Corvette $25,000

Lot 36 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 $36,500 (to continue)

Lot 37 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS $43,500

Lot 38 2006 Dodge Ram SRT10 dual cab $52,500

Lot 39 1969 Ford Mustang fastback 428 Cobra Jet auto $88,000 (to continue)

Lot 40 1969 Ford Mustang fastback 428 Cobra Jet manual $57,000 (to continue)

Lot 41 1965 Ford Mustang fastback 302 auto $45,000 (to continue)

Lot 42 1966 Ford Mustang notchback 289 auto $24,500 (to continue)

Lot 43 1985 Ford Mustang SVO 2.3lt turbo manual $9800

Lot 43A 2005 Ford Mustang GT coupe race car $28,500 (to continue)

Lot 44 1997 Ford Fairlane V8 $15,500

Lot 45 1950 Ford single spinner utility $2250

Lot 46 1966 Ford Falcon utility $13,500

Lot 47 1959 Ford Zephyr MkII $6800

Lot 48 1963 Ford Zephyr MkIII $6300

Lot 49 1978 Ford Fairlane hearse $8500 (to continue)

Lot 50 1989 Ford EA hearse $5600

Lot 51 1966 Ford Fairmont $26,000 (to continue)

Lot 52 1972 Ford Fairmont coupe 302 auto $57,000

Lot 53 2002 Ford FPV Cobra Super Pursuit utility $69,000 (to continue)

Lot 54 1969 Ford Falcon XW GT-HO auto $165,000

Lot 55 1969 Holden HT utility $8600

Lot 56 1954-55 Holden FJ project car $1100 (to continue)

Lot 57 1976 Holden LX3300 $4700

Lot 58 1964 Holden EH wagon $8000

Lot 59 1981 Holden WB utility $4600

Lot 60 1981 Holden VC Commodore $6300

Lot 61 2000 Holden VT Clubsport $6400

Lot 62 1990 Holden DMG90 Commodore $6700

Lot 63 1984 Holden WB Statesman $15,200

Lot 64 1988 Holden HSV SV3800 $1800

Lot 65 1991 Holden HSV Clubsport $9200

Lot 65A 1988 Holden HSV $10,100

Lot 66 1980 Holden Gemini TE sedan $6800

Lot 67 1967 Holden HR sedan $8800

Lot 68 1999 Holden VT Berlina supercharged $7300

Lot 69 1994 Holden HSV Senator $7300

Lot 70 2000 Holden Corsa $10,500

Lot 72 1971 Holden HG utility $16,500

Lot 73 1964 Holden EH stretched limo $15,000

Lot 74 1967 Holden HR panelvan $22,500 (to continue)

Lot 75 2010 Holden HSV Clubsport $25,000 (to continue)

Lot 76 1990 Holden VN Commodore SS GpA $62,000

Lot 77 1977 Holden Monaro GTS sedan $38,400

Lot 78 1976 Holden HJ GTS 5.0lt sedan $29,500 (to continue)

Lot 79 2002 Holden HSV Monaro low miles $30,000 (to continue)

Lot 80 2002 Holden Monaro with GTO front $18,500 (to continue)

Lot 81 1974 Holden Torana LH SL/R5000 sedan $65,000

Lot 82 1972 Holden Torana XU-1 tribute $40,000 (to continue)

Lot 83 1976 Holden Torana A9X tribute later mechanicals $51,000

Lot 84 1970 Holden Monaro 350 auto $80,500

Lot 85 1970 Holden Monaro GTS 350 auto $310,000
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on March 29, 2017, 10:04:58 AM
https://www.streetmachine.com.au/street-machine-tv/drag-racing/1703/blown-holden-six-powered-brumby-fj-holden-runs-890-%E2%80%93-video (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/street-machine-tv/drag-racing/1703/blown-holden-six-powered-brumby-fj-holden-runs-890-%E2%80%93-video)
BLOWN HOLDEN SIX-POWERED BRUMBY FJ HOLDEN RUNS 8.90 – VIDEO

Now thats different.
(https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/s3/digital-cougar-assets/streetmachine/2017/03/28/Misc/FJ-Holden-Brumby-2.JPG)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on March 29, 2017, 11:16:16 AM
150 MPH from a 186 Holden Gotta love the Humpy .. ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 29, 2017, 12:59:09 PM
New rules are in now for importing old cars. All brake shoes, disc pads, clutches and Klinger type exhaust gaskets are to be removed prior to shipping or proven to not contain asbestos.

Cost of importing an old car just went up couple of $k ::)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 29, 2017, 01:49:57 PM
So, I wonder if you had a letter signed by the previous owner stating facts to that effect, would cover that or not?

I can't see customs on this end pulling wheels to check if its been done or not.  ???
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on March 29, 2017, 01:50:56 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
So, I wonder if you had a letter signed by the previous owner stating facts to that effect, would cover that or not?
I can't see customs on this end pulling wheels to check if its been done or not.  ???
or gearbox out....
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 29, 2017, 03:10:52 PM
All the stuff I like has a slushbox.  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 30, 2017, 05:01:11 AM
This would be a very rare part for that special car.

Google "O'Reilly Auto Parts 121G"
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jclures on March 30, 2017, 06:38:41 AM
This would be a very rare part for that special car.

Google "O'Reilly Auto Parts 121G"

That might be the answer for your engine troubles Jeepers. ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 30, 2017, 06:50:11 AM
 :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 30, 2017, 07:30:36 AM
Guys..... ya just being a pair of pricks now.

Where in Tin Can Bay will I be able to buy plutonium?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on March 30, 2017, 08:13:03 AM
PHHHTTTT  You got no hope of that working for you ATM, Be buggered if you think Astrid is going to push 2+ tons of  Migaloo to 88 MPH  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 30, 2017, 03:41:21 PM
This is proving to be a VERY WORTHWHILE engine rebuild I reckon.

I managed to get a little more of it pulled down today......  :o

The timing chain has more slop than a $50.00 hooker.
I reckon its missing a dowel from the sprocket to camshaft too, but it appears its never had one... I'll have to look into that.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0082_zpssmzamzyr.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0082_zpssmzamzyr.jpg.html)

The plastic coated cam gear is shedding itself.
Would've been to long before we could play hopscotch over the remains of the teeth.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0081_zpsbdeaatjt.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0081_zpsbdeaatjt.jpg.html)

I reckon I'll be calling into see my mate F.S. Shane one day towards the end of next week..... if it ever stops raining that is....
Then we can stick a mic up my holes and see how much slop I have.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on March 30, 2017, 06:29:55 PM
You know Kev, piece of mind your going to have to give that auto a go over now too ....
 A fresh 340+ HP hooked onto  a unit thats put in 50 + years of wear and tear and was used to a donk thats come down in power over that time .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 30, 2017, 07:46:44 PM
Generally you measure delayed cam timing in degrees.

That cam is about a day late ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 31, 2017, 11:45:52 AM
That's a bit harsh Shane.

Down to the birthday suit now......

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0088_zpspehh1r8n.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0088_zpspehh1r8n.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0089_zpsbgzf8usp.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0089_zpsbgzf8usp.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0090_zpsmiqbefcl.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0090_zpsmiqbefcl.jpg.html)

Next trip is to F.S. Shane and then the machine shop. (if only one of them wasn't moving premises this week-end)  ;D

No to the trans Edz, no sense fixing something I haven't broken ...yet.
I will change the front seal in the box, but its shifting fine etc and besides, the ol girl will probably never see a full blast anyway.
Shane and I reckon it was down to around 250hp and the barge still got along ok...so not much will change in the way I drive it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 01, 2017, 05:58:04 PM
I reckon, if I had a few dollars to waste, this would be a cool cruiser for the wife. Sure ticks a lot of the boxes.

https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/29452635 (https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/29452635)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 04, 2017, 09:54:14 AM
O'l skool campers
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Wukkers on April 04, 2017, 10:53:12 AM
Handy ladder on the back.  Put there so the grizzly bear won't scratch your paintwork when he comes to eat you.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on April 04, 2017, 01:45:05 PM
O'l skool campers

Pretty.......but a shame it makes the boot space totally unaccessable  :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 04, 2017, 04:06:45 PM
Also I reckon the flat canvas tent roof would have been trouble in heavy weather  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 04, 2017, 06:03:22 PM
I reckon the shape wouldn't help either.
It appears to create a venturi effect across the roof of the car, and cause high use of fuel, by comparison to without the camper.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 04, 2017, 10:47:32 PM
Given that the sedan is an Edsel Ford, I dont think there would be that much that could make it worse than what it is .. From memory  it ranks close to number 1 in the All time worst car ever built category ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 05, 2017, 12:04:47 AM
I didn't say they couldn't afford the fuel, I just figured they couldn't travel as far because of the wind resistance.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 06, 2017, 05:03:28 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39489527)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 07, 2017, 01:47:17 PM
A Trip Down Memory Lane..... or in this case ... the Pacific Highway.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2016/06/14/surfers-paradise-queensland-1961/ (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2016/06/14/surfers-paradise-queensland-1961/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2017, 04:08:43 PM
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/lotus-evora-tesla-ev-build-390674/index5.html (http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/lotus-evora-tesla-ev-build-390674/index5.html)
not old... but 3000nm - better than average for towing?
Tesla motor in a Lotus
Title: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pete79 on April 07, 2017, 05:32:13 PM
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/lotus-evora-tesla-ev-build-390674/index5.html (http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/lotus-evora-tesla-ev-build-390674/index5.html)
not old... but 3000nm - better than average for towing?
Tesla motor in a Lotus

So...........Many............Words........
And waaaaaaaaaaay too much plastic for this thread. ;) :P
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 09, 2017, 05:03:58 PM
Is an XD Falcon considered old or cool?       Fuk Yeah

Wanna Race?

What ya Got?

6 Cyl auto XD.

You're on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70XvW4Yh5vw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70XvW4Yh5vw)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on April 09, 2017, 05:06:29 PM
Ive seen that thing race at drag challenge. Insane! Love it..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 09, 2017, 05:47:20 PM
I agree with Lincolnland, truly insane! :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 13, 2017, 08:39:11 AM
About AU$30k for a 58 mile, never registered Ford Cortina (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232289554190)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on April 13, 2017, 09:29:21 AM
Quote from: Paddler Ed
About AU$30k for a 58 mile, never registered Ford Cortina (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232289554190)


That is phenomenal! with a magic 1500cc DELUXE automatic  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on April 13, 2017, 10:06:02 AM
how about this work of vomit.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dee-why/cars-vans-utes/toyota-celica-v6-dual-fuel-ex-show-car-must-sell/1144527135 (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dee-why/cars-vans-utes/toyota-celica-v6-dual-fuel-ex-show-car-must-sell/1144527135)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: TimE on April 13, 2017, 10:55:12 AM
how about this work of vomit.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dee-why/cars-vans-utes/toyota-celica-v6-dual-fuel-ex-show-car-must-sell/1144527135 (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dee-why/cars-vans-utes/toyota-celica-v6-dual-fuel-ex-show-car-must-sell/1144527135)

Fuuly sic 'bro  :o
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 15, 2017, 01:35:55 PM
Even a bitsa one .. Yes please https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB3YNxUy9Jk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB3YNxUy9Jk)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jk on April 15, 2017, 01:49:18 PM
I've always had a woody for Overlanders.  Almost bought one 16 years ago from a guy in Tassie but was not able to finalise the deal. It had a fuel injected 308 with the turbo700 gearbox in a station wagon.......................still kicking myself over that one  :-[
Title: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BS61 on April 17, 2017, 06:41:44 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/2699d8c5c377b9e8515e762a83fadc9f.jpg)

Next one that's been dragged home to get back on the road and fund the EK and drag car build. It's a bit new for my liking but I've always like the twin headlight prems and ls monaros in the hq series.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on April 17, 2017, 07:20:23 PM
that is a sweet Q.. steel bumper cars rule!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 18, 2017, 02:10:48 PM
Yeah, nice Prem you picked up. What's hanging down underneath it?

You make sure the ol girl in the background still gets some attention now....

Ordered the following today for our big girl.

Full gasket set.
8 x pistons. (30thou over)
Rings.
Bearings.
New cam.
Lifters.
Oil pump rebuild kit
Auto service kit.

Pretty happy and fairly broke now.

Yabba dabber do, a little box of goodies just arrived form the states about 10 minutes ago too.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MadMarv on April 18, 2017, 02:23:07 PM
Is an XD Falcon considered old or cool?       Fuk Yeah

Wanna Race?

What ya Got?

6 Cyl auto XD.

You're on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70XvW4Yh5vw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70XvW4Yh5vw)

Gawd i used to own one off these .... but i pulled out the 6 and droped in a 302 .... went better after ...hehehehe was a good ride
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BS61 on April 18, 2017, 07:36:46 PM
Yeah, nice Prem you picked up. What's hanging down underneath it?

You make sure the ol girl in the background still gets some attention now....

Ordered the following today for our big girl.

Full gasket set.
8 x pistons. (30thou over)
Rings.
Bearings.
New cam.
Lifters.
Oil pump rebuild kit
Auto service kit.

Pretty happy and fairly broke now.

Yabba dabber do, a little box of goodies just arrived form the states about 10 minutes ago too.

The thing hanging down is some garden hose that was being used to feed the trans cooler ....

Yes the poor old Ek is well overdue for some attention. It will happen sometime this century.

Good to see the land barge getting some love


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 20, 2017, 12:19:03 PM
oh crap, buggered up the link.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 20, 2017, 08:55:50 PM
LLoyds Auctions this week end, might be a bargain to be had for some ..http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=5971&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=classic-cars&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator (http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=5971&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=classic-cars&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on April 20, 2017, 09:39:26 PM
LLoyds Auctions this week end, might be a bargain to be had for some ..http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=5971&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=classic-cars&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator (http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=5971&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=classic-cars&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator)


Ahh.........I might have just bid that shorty up a few bucks...................... ??? ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 20, 2017, 10:12:51 PM
The old girl or the beauty queen with mags  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on April 20, 2017, 10:33:23 PM
The old girl...........

4.2 diesel.....???? I hope so  :cup:

I like the rust.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 20, 2017, 11:01:53 PM
Here ya go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_LFzDVueU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_LFzDVueU)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on April 21, 2017, 06:34:54 AM
Well I'm still infront.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 22, 2017, 02:06:49 PM
Any luck in the Auction ? Didnt get as high as I thought it would though .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 22, 2017, 02:49:58 PM
I liked the RRC (http://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=5971&lid=1035112&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True) in that auction... $25k isn't too bad when you see what the 2 doors go for in the UK..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on April 22, 2017, 06:01:46 PM
Any luck in the Auction ? Didnt get as high as I thought it would though .

I was at work so missed the final couple of hours.......I missed out by $200..........I didn't really worry me though I thought I might be biting off more than I can chew........

If I got it my plan was to put pizza cutters back on it and do the absolute bare minimum to make it roadworthy again.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 25, 2017, 05:01:25 PM
Making a bit of headway again...

Auto serviced and new front seal fitted.
A few things have been getting a bit of paint on 'em.

Geez, its bloody hard trying to buy Cadillac engine paint here.... ???
Its a really dark/deep blue and the closest I could get was a FFFFFF Ford colour.... oh the shame of it all.

Friggin good match though.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0129_zpskbbqiet2.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0129_zpskbbqiet2.jpg.html)

Its no show car, so I haven't got too carried away, but I did blow some paint over a few bits.... although, not many will see the transmission pan.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0126_zpsckkl1f3b.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0126_zpsckkl1f3b.jpg.html)

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jclures on April 25, 2017, 08:50:38 PM
Just run over some one to show it off. Easy fixed. ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Tim - Stratford on April 25, 2017, 09:33:36 PM
You blokes with your 'modern' cars!  ;D

This is the old man's 1932 Dodge Tourer complete with dicky seat.

Tim
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 25, 2017, 09:50:23 PM
You blokes with your 'modern' cars!  ;D

This is the old man's 1932 Dodge Tourer complete with dicky seat.

Tim

Top piece of Yankee Iron there Tim.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 29, 2017, 12:56:23 AM
Trophy Rat .. yes please https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ_s0Nwg_mU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ_s0Nwg_mU)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 02, 2017, 03:20:35 PM
A big kick arse box of parts arrived today.  :cup:

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 02, 2017, 03:28:01 PM
Woo Hoo .. Wont take long now to give the O'l girl a new lease on life .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 02, 2017, 03:50:13 PM
It MIGHT be back together by the time you get here, if not, it will be bloody close.

All the front bearings got repacked on the week-end and I gave the brakes (All new from the previous owner) a hit with some brake clean.
I'll do the same to the rears this week-end.

Been using paint stripper to get the tappet covers back to bear metal. Crap stuff to use when ya got a few nicks and cuts on ya hands.

Its beyond me, how people manage to dent tappet covers.  ??? Been trying to tap out small marks before painting....

By my calculations, we'll gain about 5 cubic inches with the 30thou overbore, so we should be packing around 434 cubes at the finish. I tell ya, its a shame these 429 engines have such poor cylinder heads and intake manifold design. Decent heads and manifold, you'd have 500HP easy

Hope all my stuff keeps selling..... ya want camping stuff... see Jeepers, he has a Caddy to rebuild. 8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 02, 2017, 11:34:33 PM
A nice set of Ally heads and a  few different inlet manifolds available in yanky land, can even get port plates and reversion stubs for them.. up the  compression a touch [ O ring the block, might pay too any way ] a nice balance job, would perk the O'l girl  up a bit .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 03, 2017, 01:56:53 PM
Nah, just going together with Grandpa specs.... stock as a rock. (Mind you, 340 HP stock and 480 ft lbs of torque @ 2,800 RPM is still pretty good)

Nice shiny, brand spankers new starter motor arrived today too. $87.00 to the front door.....  8)

Box of goodies is going to Footy Shorts Shane tomorrow via my courier next door neighbour.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2017, 02:35:29 PM
Quote from: Tim - Stratford
You blokes with your 'modern' cars!  ;D

This is the old man's 1932 Dodge Tourer complete with dicky seat.

Tim
yea you win!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 09, 2017, 11:54:39 AM
Kevs new work truck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hlwRsSIfA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hlwRsSIfA)       ...     Caddy Clippers Prestige Grass Cutting service .?? . ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2017, 01:14:54 PM
Too nice for me for work. You've seen the van....  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: loanrangie on May 09, 2017, 01:17:11 PM
You blokes with your 'modern' cars!  ;D

This is the old man's 1932 Dodge Tourer complete with dicky seat.

Tim

You mean coupe , my old man has a few dodges 1927 roadster, 1928 sedan, 1928 fast four.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2017, 03:33:43 PM
Would love to have something very much like this for the wife.....oozes cool.... and has a swamp cooler too. Its only the money or lack thereof stopping me too.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/chevrolet/fleetline/1851933.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/chevrolet/fleetline/1851933.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 10, 2017, 03:44:01 PM
Or this, i'd own it in a heartbeat. (click on the photo if you want to enlarge it)

http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/index.php?topic=145165.0 (http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/index.php?topic=145165.0)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 13, 2017, 10:14:57 AM
Reading this thread always makes me check out what Brightwells have in their upcoming auctions, and to read the catalogue descriptions... Some great ones in the May sale (http://brightwells.com/classic-motoring/leominster-classic-vintage/leominster-classic-vintage-may-2017/classic-car-catalogue-17th-may/) by the looks of it when you read the catalogue brief. (http://brightwells.com/classic-motoring/leominster-classic-vintage/leominster-classic-vintage-may-2017/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 17, 2017, 03:56:21 AM
I've been getting a few bits ready for the return of the block and heads soon.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0165_zpsv5a6ycbf.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0165_zpsv5a6ycbf.jpg.html)

In primer, the tappet covers looked mint.... until the gloss went on and the right bank cover has a dent. Luckily, its up the back, as i'm not re-doing it now.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0166_zpsubczyvra.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0166_zpsubczyvra.jpg.html)

Pretty reasonable shine too, so fairly happy with the outcome.
Even if I did have to use Ford dark blue to get close to the Cadillac blue. (Good ol VHT)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0164_zpsyeyxfz03.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0164_zpsyeyxfz03.jpg.html)

The correct colour, which is bloody close to what I've used, is available in the states, but Aussie Post and the US Postal Service would Shit themselves if I got someone to post aerosol cans. Be my luck i'd come up short too.

At least Autobarn Gympie isn't far away if i run out.  :D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 17, 2017, 08:19:14 AM
Looking good Kev !,  Your having fun Huh, howd you go with the engine bay tidy up .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 17, 2017, 02:06:52 PM
Looking good Kev !,  Your having fun Huh, howd you go with the engine bay tidy up .

Haven't done it yet. I have made a timber cradle to hang a heap of stuff off so its out of the way.
Most likely happen in a fortnight.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 18, 2017, 09:59:00 PM
Ok it would be tight squeeze but I'd drive it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqAwDIlfOo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqAwDIlfOo)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 19, 2017, 02:05:44 PM
Reading this thread always makes me check out what Brightwells have in their upcoming auctions, and to read the catalogue descriptions... Some great ones in the May sale (http://brightwells.com/classic-motoring/leominster-classic-vintage/leominster-classic-vintage-may-2017/classic-car-catalogue-17th-may/) by the looks of it when you read the catalogue brief. (http://brightwells.com/classic-motoring/leominster-classic-vintage/leominster-classic-vintage-may-2017/)
Oooooooooooooooo......... I like!

(https://assets.brightwells.com/image/lot/5/4353/100007973/DSC_0002_36.jpg)

(https://assets.brightwells.com/image/lot/5/4353/100007973/SHELSLEY_WALSH_SPEED_HILL_CLIMB.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 20, 2017, 04:21:30 PM
Looking good Kev !,  Your having fun Huh, howd you go with the engine bay tidy up .

Weather permitting, next Saturday (27th) we paint the engine bay mate.

I am having fun ya know. When it first went pear shaped, I had the S H 1 T's really bad, but its been a blessing in disguise really.
I didn't realize how much I missed doing this stuff until I got back into it.

The ol knees and back, take a flogging, but still worth it.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 23, 2017, 03:58:54 AM
Geez, this would've been a big hit...stuff me...

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: NewieCamper on May 23, 2017, 07:06:40 AM
Geez, this would've been a big hit...stuff me...

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html)
It's a fair bit of money for a couple of bits of glass a steering wheel and a few lights.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Rumpig on May 23, 2017, 09:17:20 AM
Geez, this would've been a big hit...stuff me...

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html)
Geez, this would've been a big hit...stuff me...

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/commander/1938953.html)
no blood on the driver's seat, wonder if anyone was in the vehicle at the time?
Looks to me that something like a truck ploughed into the back of it, and punched it into something in front.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 23, 2017, 11:14:03 AM
^^ That and the steering wheel isnt deformed / horn ring broken etc from being hit by a body ... Still wouldnt like to take a hit in one though .What was it Ralph Nader said about Yank cars of that era  " Unsafe at any speed " ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 23, 2017, 01:50:15 PM
Road trip to an auction? (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-22/central-australian-car-collection-discovered/8547878)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Mace on May 23, 2017, 02:22:14 PM
Road trip to an auction? (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-22/central-australian-car-collection-discovered/8547878)


Its online:

https://www.pickles.com.au/damaged-salvage/item/search/-/listing/listSaleItems/8701477# (https://www.pickles.com.au/damaged-salvage/item/search/-/listing/listSaleItems/8701477#)!/search-result?q=ProductType.Vehicles.&sort=Product_Type_Sequence
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 23, 2017, 03:31:56 PM
Its online:

https://www.pickles.com.au/damaged-salvage/item/search/-/listing/listSaleItems/8701477# (https://www.pickles.com.au/damaged-salvage/item/search/-/listing/listSaleItems/8701477#)!/search-result?q=ProductType.Vehicles.&sort=Product_Type_Sequence
Gee.. hows the FJ Holden collection!!!!

Or P76's.. I think everyone left that hasn't rusted away to dirt is there....

some nice cars there great bases for restorations
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 26, 2017, 05:37:56 PM
Just been cruising around the bay in a 1937 straight eight Buick. Very cooooool. (I'll chuck a pick up later)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on May 26, 2017, 05:39:11 PM
looking forward to that pic!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on May 26, 2017, 05:43:57 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170526/01bc39f3403e8d42c821f2dffd33762d.jpg)
heart transplant commenced
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 28, 2017, 04:37:21 PM
Just been cruising around the bay in a 1937 straight eight Buick. Very cooooool. (I'll chuck a pick up later)


(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0171_zpsxethkeyp.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0171_zpsxethkeyp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 28, 2017, 04:49:06 PM
Big week-end on the Caddy.
I'd thrown together a timber cradle to try and save some dismantling of the air cond, cruise control and power steering, but it did make the room to move about in there a bit tight...... the photo's tell the rest of the story.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0173_zpsncj5h3ve.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0173_zpsncj5h3ve.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0172_zps2k9ryoxj.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0172_zps2k9ryoxj.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0176_zpsfircxww0.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0176_zpsfircxww0.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0178_zpsx2hoxyhu.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0178_zpsx2hoxyhu.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0181_zpslwdqt2vh.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0181_zpslwdqt2vh.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0183_zps0cr51t19.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0183_zps0cr51t19.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0184_zpslcalhulb.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0184_zpslcalhulb.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0186_zps0hjxee3e.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0186_zps0hjxee3e.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0194_zpsryijcmub.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0194_zpsryijcmub.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0190_zpsjnpeusgg.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0190_zpsjnpeusgg.jpg.html)

The bonnet now has the insulation infills done and everything came up pretty good. Bit hard to get good pics of the work, but it will look 10 x better once the engine is in again.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0189_zpsfk32k5wd.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0189_zpsfk32k5wd.jpg.html)


 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 02, 2017, 06:19:35 PM
Some very cool cars and some bitchin music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqrzVfguyE&t=3s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqrzVfguyE&t=3s)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 04, 2017, 04:56:36 PM
How cool does this look.....  :cup: Big thumbs up for Shane, he's a true craftsman.
The painted cover is on an unpainted engine, because he dial gauged number 1 to confirm TDC on the balancer against the timing marks.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0206_zpsnqziz7nm.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0206_zpsnqziz7nm.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0205_zpsbahuov4e.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0205_zpsbahuov4e.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0203_zpsokmktbtc.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0203_zpsokmktbtc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: impala408 on June 13, 2017, 05:29:22 PM
This tread seems very fitting to post up some of my toys I currently have :P
The blue one is a 1965 Impala coupe, Started life as a record breaker pro stock drag car in the us until i got it back over here and mainly use it for the occasional race meet or street cruise.
The red on is a 1969 Impala convertable - frame on rebuild built the motor as a good cruiser 370hp fuel injected and 4 speed auto
Also have - pics all to big lol
1972 Ford LTD convertable factory bigblock, p/s and a/c
1996 Dodge Ram
1996 Camaro Z28
2001 Chev Tahoe
and hopefully soon to add 1943 Chev coupe for the misses haha
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 14, 2017, 04:36:23 AM
Could I have the 65 please.....  8)
I have no money to pay you, but I will look after it very well.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: impala408 on June 14, 2017, 07:07:53 PM
Could I have the 65 please.....  8)
I have no money to pay you, but I will look after it very well.

Always welcome to come for a drive and look around if your ever up this way :)
Just sold a 1974 Fleetwood brougham coupe too! if you are caddy person you would of loved that.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 15, 2017, 02:57:49 AM
Hi mate, 74 is ok, but the 60's is more my go and the wife loves the 40's and 50's era.... big and swoopy.

I'll be able to fit this next week-end.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0223_zpsmdjr9dw3.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0223_zpsmdjr9dw3.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0224_zpspzqvylws.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0224_zpspzqvylws.jpg.html)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0225_zpsk36hftjd.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0225_zpsk36hftjd.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 15, 2017, 08:24:03 AM
Think Ive found a recording of  firing up the Caddy after the rebuild Kev .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hhi-l_MXDE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hhi-l_MXDE)   ;D ;D
Looks great mate .
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Post by: oldmate on June 15, 2017, 08:38:49 AM
block looks awesome jeepers.    the motor, not your head!!!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Rumpig on June 15, 2017, 11:22:37 AM
block looks awesome jeepers.    the motor, not your head!!!
i thought you were talking about the one across the road, the one his competitors probably mow and not him ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 15, 2017, 11:30:59 AM
Settle down, that's one of mine.... cheeky bastard.  :D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on June 16, 2017, 08:29:54 AM
Installing the inlet manifold on that beast would be like laying bluestone 😂
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Gandalf the White on June 18, 2017, 09:40:49 PM
Saw this shiny beast in the Darwin cbd, thought it might be of interest and took a pic or two.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 19, 2017, 04:24:00 AM
75 series Fleetwood..... a lot of car and such refined, modest and not too over the top styling.  :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 24, 2017, 03:46:47 AM
We are gathered here today to see the coming of one.
In the side driveway, in the morning sunshine and in the sight of God, I ask those present to witness the joining of these two  portions of Cadillac in holy matrimony.

Do you, Miss Fleetwood 1964, take Big Block 429 to be your lawful wedded engine?
To have and to hold with your front cross member, to care and to supply fuel, to accelerate sensibly when required, to use your brakes when danger appears, to cruise in Cadillac style from this day forward?

I Do.

Do you, Big Block 429 take Miss Fleetwood 1964 to be your lawful wedded body.
To have and to hold, with your warm exhaust manifolds, to never overheat and never over-rev.
To love and to cherish and to cruise in Cadillac style from this day forward?

I Do.

By the power vested in me (As long as my wife says yes) I now pronounce you a classic car.
You may now enter the bride.....

The bride looking lovely in white.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0237_zpsrqyflorq.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0237_zpsrqyflorq.jpg.html)

The groom is a bit blurry, but it was a big bucks night the day before. He does look handsome in a tailored blue suit.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0238_zpsq65czo0s.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0238_zpsq65czo0s.jpg.html)

You can see the brides veil pulled back by the mirror, as the groom moves in

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0239_zpss5apksnr.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0239_zpss5apksnr.jpg.html)

A big round of applause please, the groom has entered the bride and shall be at one now for the rest of time.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0243_zpsmssgsxl7.jpg) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Piston%20Broke/GEDC0243_zpsmssgsxl7.jpg.html)


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Post by: GeoffA on June 24, 2017, 05:38:39 AM
A big day!!  :cup:

When do you expect the consummation to take place Kev?
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Post by: UIZ733 on June 24, 2017, 08:06:38 AM
A big day!!  :cup:

When do you expect the consummation to take place Kev?
I hope he is not going to 'root it' on his first drive!  ;D
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Post by: lukeycat on June 24, 2017, 09:21:44 AM
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One of my close mates just picked up this needs a little work but hasn't done any miles in last 33 years but still runs ;)


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Post by: paul.o on June 24, 2017, 10:15:56 AM
Super Sweet Monaro!
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Post by: edz on June 24, 2017, 11:08:41 AM
[quote ]
Do you, Miss Fleetwood 1964, take Big Block 429 to be your lawful wedded engine
[/quote]
Cadzilla lives then .. Woohoo    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuoKNZjr8_U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuoKNZjr8_U)  Ohh that feeling when you fire up a fresh engine for the first time .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 24, 2017, 01:15:14 PM
Well, at 12:08 this afternoon, we fired the 64 into life and did the first 10 minute stint of the camshaft break-in procedure. She fired on the first revolution and was on song really nice.

It will get a second 10 minute stint in the morning.

The bloody O-Ring on the crossover/water pump connection was leaking.... bugger it.

Anyway, that the Caddy done for today, as I have to go and put a gearbox in a lawn mower now.... oh, joy oh joy
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Post by: edz on June 24, 2017, 02:15:57 PM
Great stuff, cam run in, retension head bolts,  triple check for leaks  and then the initial bed the rings run in drives and Endure the odd looks from passers by as you go past with a grin bigger than a Cheshire cats .. ;D
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Post by: jwb on June 25, 2017, 06:09:00 AM
There are some very nice cars here at Laidley atm🤤

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Post by: edz on June 25, 2017, 07:32:30 AM
   http://shownshine.info/csqlcncrf.htm (http://shownshine.info/csqlcncrf.htm)     ....    For those that might like a day out at Laidley ..
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 25, 2017, 02:19:54 PM
   http://shownshine.info/csqlcncrf.htm (http://shownshine.info/csqlcncrf.htm)     ....    For those that might like a day out at Laidley ..


Yeah, we were hoping to get to that one, as we are due for a periodic inspection on our house about 30 klm from there. Could've claimed the trip and all the expenses.  :cup:

Unfortunately, while my mind is willing to work all day non stop, my body had made other arrangements.

We have now done the third and final 10 minute stint of breaking in the camshaft and able to go to an idle at last. Checked the timing, adjusted the idle again and the ol girl does sound crisp.... really good and even has a nice note out of the factory exhaust. Not loud of course, but a solid note that sounds just like they did in 1964. Gotta love that
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 30, 2017, 03:32:59 AM
TEST.
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Post by: Moggy on June 30, 2017, 03:53:14 AM
ICLES

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 02, 2017, 05:06:51 AM
The guy who painted my engine bay left me his Stromberg carby for his HD Holden yesterday for an overhaul. Been a while since I've done one of those.
I had to dig out my main jet removal tool that I haven't used in around 30 years.

Lucky they are so easy to do...... ah, memories, from the corner of my........
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 04, 2017, 05:13:48 AM
I hope he is not going to 'root it' on his first drive!  ;D

No, not me, but a stupid cow turned directly in front of me on Sunday morning.
Going along the road from Tin Can to Gympie, we have a normal 4 way intersection and the dumb bitch was facing towards me.

I was about on top of her when she turned straight across my path.
I hit the picks and big ol girl was doing her best to stop, but I knew it was gunna be a big hit straight off.

I could see the woman's face and her look of horror, cause man, she knew as well what was about to take place.
Because the intersection has slight curve in it, the back of the car started to step out a tad and I figured a side on hit was better than a head on hit.

So I hooked the wheel to get the Caddy so slide, after all, its way narrower than is it is long. (sort of)
I knew the hit was inevitable..... but I tell ya what, everything sort of slowed down a tad like it was all gunna happen in slow motion.
i could see there was no cars coming the other way, so I got off the brakes and just ploughed nearly 19 feet and close to 2 and half ton of car to wrong side of the road and then hooked it back again.

I tell ya what, for a friggin big car, its response was pretty good.

Straight around BEHIND HER with about 3 feet or considerably less I reckon.
Corrected up the other side of her and was still travelling towards Gympie and quite frankly, fukkin amazed i'd just managed to miss her.
A huge wash of relieve passed over me for a moment.

About then, the pot boiled dry and at the first opportunity, (About 200 metres) I pulled a U-turn to off after her.

WRONG THING TO DO I know, but I had an overwhelming need to inflict serious injury's to her.
That fine line between sanity and flipping out I didn't just cross, I jumped over it.

As I came back up towards the intersection, the bloke who was behind me had a look of stunned amazement on his face while giving two thumbs up.
The engine only had about 25 miles on it and I did keep a cool enough head not to thrash the crap out of it

NOW, A REALLY GOOD THING HAPPENED..... I sedately cruised the area of Cooloola Cove and couldn't find the woman.
That was a very good thing, as I would've ended up arrested.

Edz and I were cruising around yesterday in the car..... he was stunned the tyre marks are actually in the intersection and how short they were when I showed him.

All in all, the Cadillac lived to cruise another day.  8)

I think Edz was suitably impressed yesterday at just how nice a 1964 model can drive too.
We looked like a couple old drug dealers cruising around.... :cup:


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 05, 2017, 09:45:38 AM
The rarest of the rare 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snakes sells for millions.

https://www.facebook.com/carrollshelbyfans/videos/10155638441108258/ (https://www.facebook.com/carrollshelbyfans/videos/10155638441108258/)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 17, 2017, 04:01:08 PM
I knew Footy Shorts Shane works most Saturdays, so we swung by last Saturday for a surprise......  :D

The bastard took the day off......the big sh!t.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 17, 2017, 05:43:40 PM
I think Edz was suitably impressed yesterday at just how nice a 1964 model can drive too.
We looked like a couple old drug dealers cruising around.... :cup:
Does a grin like a Cheshire cat every time I think of the cruize  around  Tin Can Bay sound like I'm impressed with Migaloo " YEP "   ;D
She just turns heads and turns people into smiling noddy dogs as she purrs on by " 2.5 tons of Total class " .
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Post by: edz on July 19, 2017, 03:50:44 PM
Project !  anyone .. Could be a nice starter for someone . Little Toyota shaggin wagon .on face crap today .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: prodigyrf on July 19, 2017, 11:54:05 PM

One of my close mates just picked up this needs a little work but hasn't done any miles in last 33 years but still runs ;)


Err...how much did he 'pick it up' for?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68-HOLDEN-HK-MONARO-307-saginaw-9-inch-gts-gear-suit-hg-ht-hq-le-ss-slr-torana-/232414763396 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68-HOLDEN-HK-MONARO-307-saginaw-9-inch-gts-gear-suit-hg-ht-hq-le-ss-slr-torana-/232414763396)
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Post by: lukeycat on July 20, 2017, 07:20:26 AM
Err...how much did he 'pick it up' for?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68-HOLDEN-HK-MONARO-307-saginaw-9-inch-gts-gear-suit-hg-ht-hq-le-ss-slr-torana-/232414763396 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68-HOLDEN-HK-MONARO-307-saginaw-9-inch-gts-gear-suit-hg-ht-hq-le-ss-slr-torana-/232414763396)

In the low 70s. No rush and body is straight its going to get a pretty big resto too with a decent 6 figure budget. Oh to have spare coin laying around lol.
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Post by: Bird on July 20, 2017, 09:09:43 AM
Err...how much did he 'pick it up' for?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68-HOLDEN-HK-MONARO-307-saginaw-9-inch-gts-gear-suit-hg-ht-hq-le-ss-slr-torana-/232414763396 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/68-HOLDEN-HK-MONARO-307-saginaw-9-inch-gts-gear-suit-hg-ht-hq-le-ss-slr-torana-/232414763396)
I never bid on hidden bid auctions..
"private listing - bidders' identities protected"
did couple of times in the past, but amazingly instant you bid someone bids it up 10 at a time to just boost the price... usually the sellers mate.
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Post by: Bird on July 20, 2017, 09:13:05 AM
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322600890872 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322600890872)

28k for a HT wagon ??? Kill me now
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Post by: tryagain on July 20, 2017, 11:12:20 AM
This one is in my gumtree watch list in case of the extremely unlikely event that I somehow get some spare coin and time to finish it.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-waverley/collectables/suzuki-lj80-completely-rust-free/1148468532 (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-waverley/collectables/suzuki-lj80-completely-rust-free/1148468532)
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Post by: NewieCamper on July 21, 2017, 05:52:01 PM
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322600890872 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322600890872)

28k for a HT wagon ??? Kill me now


Or $10.5k for a Datto 120Y!
https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Datsun-120Y-1977/SSE-AD-4381152/ (https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Datsun-120Y-1977/SSE-AD-4381152/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 22, 2017, 03:20:30 AM
Back in 1994, I  got $11,000 for my 1970 Datsun 1200 sedan. (it was slightly modified)  :angel:
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 23, 2017, 04:41:05 PM
Extreme Collectors Season 1 Ep. 8 Toronto.

Just finished watching this on Ch. One Melb.
Cadillac's all over the joint, some very rare one-off's.
Even one reputed to belong to Johnny Cash.
All in almost pristine condition.

good to see someone saving all this from the scrap merchants.
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Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 23, 2017, 07:42:27 PM
A few of the cars that have been in the driveway in the past

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/b32ae725d95438b1ec269a9983621e20.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/416735d3a99dbb4588fc5b6f0df2cca8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/cc63770a28e1c1cb4e00af6e1049744c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/a42eebcf3b28c7c30821c1311cdb4cbe.jpg)

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 24, 2017, 03:53:37 AM
Lots of stuff (100 in total) went to Auction on Saturday.... A9X Torana, @ $250,000, was the highest price one of the fleet.
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Post by: prodigyrf on July 24, 2017, 09:24:31 AM
Where can I buy shares in Shannons Insurance?  8)
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Post by: GeoffA on July 24, 2017, 08:11:55 PM
A few of the cars that have been in the driveway in the past

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You put a big block into an Escort??.....very impressive indeed GG.... :cup: :cup:
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Post by: Bird on July 27, 2017, 10:22:13 AM
https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/1556316614443390 (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/1556316614443390)

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD SEEN IT ALL...
The Max Jones collection, Orange NSW will be going under the hammer 16, 17 and 18 March 2018 by Burns & Co MILDURA.

3 generations of collecting and one of the countries most prized private collections.

Max, now 80 (and his father before him) has travelled the country attending clearing sales since his early 20's and now it's time for his own.

Three action packed days including motor vehicles, trucks, horse drawn, farming, tractors, Industrial, petrol and Oil, blacksmith and so much more.

Book the date for a once in a lifetime experience and REMEMBER WHEN PRICE MATTERS THINK BURNS & Co.

Definitely nothing for sale prior. Further details will follow


I want
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some hidden gems
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Post by: edz on July 28, 2017, 09:43:36 AM
If you cant buy it build it
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Post by: Bird on July 28, 2017, 10:03:43 AM
If you cant buy it build it
I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth
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Post by: edz on July 28, 2017, 11:53:34 AM
Even though its a survivor build from those days, I reckon I'd be putting it back to std front end panels pretty quick if I had it .
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Post by: Bird on July 28, 2017, 12:21:24 PM
Quote from: edz
I reckon I'd be putting it back to std front end panels pretty quick if I had it .
agree 120900w823u0923875 9823 759238582375923859%
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Post by: Bird on July 29, 2017, 09:46:05 AM
Some of Australia's most famous Bathurst race cars will go up for auction on Saturday as private collector John Harris sells his personal motor collection in Brisbane.

Brisbane car enthusiast Mr Harris and his son, Craig, have put together one of Brisbane's best collections of Ford race cars at a shed in Eagle Farm over the past 17 years


http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/motorsport/bathursts-famous-fords-to-go-under-the-hammer-in-brisbane-20170728-gxkof5.html (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/motorsport/bathursts-famous-fords-to-go-under-the-hammer-in-brisbane-20170728-gxkof5.html)

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Post by: edz on July 29, 2017, 01:23:20 PM
Cars pulled over $1.6 million..     $430.000 For a Falcon two door group C car,  XD / E Group C  cars $200 + K .. Interestingly though the couple of Group C Ford Capri's in the photos weren't in the auction . might have been on loan to the museum .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2017, 03:15:49 PM
Cars pulled over $1.6 million..     $430.000 For a Falcon two door group C car,  XD / E Group C  cars $200 + K .. Interestingly though the couple of Group C Ford Capri's in the photos weren't in the auction . might have been on loan to the museum .
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=6424&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=cc-race-car-29july&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=6424&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=cc-race-car-29july&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator)

how much?
(https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000046001-0000047000/0000046760/1323267.jpg)
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=6424&lid=1117100&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=6424&lid=1117100&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True)
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Post by: kylarama on July 29, 2017, 05:36:58 PM
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=6424&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=cc-race-car-29july&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=6424&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=cc-race-car-29july&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator)

how much?
(https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000046001-0000047000/0000046760/1323267.jpg)
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=6424&lid=1117100&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=6424&lid=1117100&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True)
A few years after the Greens Tuff Bathurst stack. Sims Metal got the wrecked body shell from Dick and scrapped it.  Most of the metal chunks from the shredding were turned into paper weights.

A mates got one. Might be worth a pretty penny now?

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2017, 05:47:43 PM
Quote from: kylarama
A few years after the Greens Tuff Bathurst stack. Sims Metal got the wrecked body shell from Dick and scrapped it
if the door got 25k, the whole shell would have got 100k +..
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Post by: Rumpig on July 29, 2017, 06:29:45 PM
if the door got 25k, the whole shell would have got 100k +..
a mate used to live across the road from Dick when that incident occurred, reckons the postman was delivering envelopes of cash donations for 2 years afterwards...so Dick probably got more then that himself...lol
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 30, 2017, 03:03:16 AM
A few years after the Greens Tuff Bathurst stack. Sims Metal got the wrecked body shell from Dick and scrapped it.  Most of the metal chunks from the shredding were turned into paper weights.

A mates got one. Might be worth a pretty penny now?

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Yeah, I've still got one of those paper weights myself. I  wonder if it is worth maybe $100 these days?

A mate and myself attended the Nambour swap meet yesterday. Its been about 25 years since I've been to one too and I reckon some of the sellers are the same folks from way back when.

This was a bit odd huh..... lots, and I do mean lots, of stall holders had magazines for sale.
I had no interest and didn't look at any....until, about 30 minutes before we left, I noticed a guy had about 10 or so mags in a pile with an old 83 issue of Custom Rodder on the top.

I bent down, flicked through maybe 6 or 7 magazines and went, there she is and pulled out a mag from the pile.
Noel looked at me a bit puzzled when I said, that's my car.

I bought the mag for $5.00 and as we walked off, Noel asked which car was like mine.
I held the book up and said, this one is mine and showed him the custom Mk 2 Zypher on the cover.  ;D 

The feature was there in all its glory on page 39 and another shot of it in a car show a more pages in.  8)

Possibly one of  the ugliest customs to ever grace a magazine i'm afraid, living proof, you should never change the style mid  stream.
Christ, that's another story for another day.
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Post by: NewieCamper on July 30, 2017, 07:19:24 AM
 :worthles:

You've got to show us!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: GeoffA on July 30, 2017, 07:41:19 AM
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=6424&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=cc-race-car-29july&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?aid=6424&pgn=1&pgs=100&smode=0&gv=True&utm_campaign=cc-race-car-29july&utm_medium=lloydsauctions&utm_source=rotator)

how much?
(https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000046001-0000047000/0000046760/1323267.jpg)
https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=6424&lid=1117100&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=6424&lid=1117100&pgn=1&pgs=100&gv=True)

I was at the track (Skyline) the day that door was bent.
Walked down the hill and watched them pull the car out of the scrub..... :'(
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on July 30, 2017, 08:45:07 AM
Yeah, I've still got one of those paper weights myself. I  wonder if it is worth maybe $100 these days?

I bid on one on eBay 10 years back. Stopped at about $30 and it sold for just over $40.



I was at the track (Skyline) the day that door was bent.
Walked down the hill and watched them pull the car out of the scrub..... :'(

Still love watching that shootout lap. The sweet sound of that clevo and the steam roller rear wheels.

https://youtu.be/WpNqdpVebMY





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Post by: edz on July 30, 2017, 10:20:24 AM
No matter how many times Ive watched that bit of footage, I still cringe and get goose bump chills as Dicky clips that wall and goes off into the trees .
Nothing like the sound of a  big Carbed old Skool V8  full throated growling roar at high revs echoing across the country side . Injected donks just dont sound the same .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA_garPb6DM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA_garPb6DM) Still sounds good 25 years on . Twenty five year old tyres are a bit dodgy though.  8)
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Post by: Bird on July 30, 2017, 10:54:16 AM
Quote from: edz
Nothing like the sound of a  big Carbed old Skool V8  full throated growling roar at high revs echoing across the country side . Injected donks just dont sound the same .
agree.. Shits on taxi's....

still remember this one too...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtcjlF4aFo4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtcjlF4aFo4)
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Post by: edz on July 30, 2017, 11:00:42 AM
Surfers Raceway with a metalic green #17 Dicky J Falcon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6It1gqlyEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6It1gqlyEc)
And for some bike action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ENWO_1PdM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ENWO_1PdM)  I was in the crowd somewhere there on this day . Wish they would invent a bloody time machine sometime soon ..
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Post by: Bird on July 30, 2017, 11:07:23 AM
Surfers Raceway with a metalic green #17 Dicky J Falcon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6It1gqlyEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6It1gqlyEc)
Is john smales the dumbest **** on earth.. he always asks the dumbest Shit..
Johnson out of the race
"You must be very disappointed?"

What the **** does he expect him to say?

love the safety gear on the spanner blokes... shorts, tshirts and cheap sandshoes :D
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Post by: kylarama on July 30, 2017, 02:19:53 PM
Latest issue of Australian Muscle Car Magazine.  Great write up on the Can-Am series of the late 60's / early 70's and all the Aussies and Kiwis that competed.

Then just watched this new release doco on Bruce Mclaren.  Some brilliant original racing footage.

https://youtu.be/NkcqA7AoqZo



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Post by: gordo350 on July 30, 2017, 02:55:14 PM
Surfers Raceway with a metalic green #17 Dicky J Falcon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6It1gqlyEc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6It1gqlyEc)
And for some bike action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ENWO_1PdM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ENWO_1PdM)  I was in the crowd somewhere there on this day . Wish they would invent a bloody time machine sometime soon ..
How's the triple cylinder two stroke 750.  Brought a tear to my eye. Had one back in the day. Scary in a straight line.  Downright  dangerous in a corner
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Post by: Bird on July 30, 2017, 03:06:05 PM
How's the triple cylinder two stroke 750.  Brought a tear to my eye. Had one back in the day. Scary in a straight line.  Downright  dangerous in a corner
https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2017-shannons-melbourne-autumn-classic-auction/F8V8VE3R1D23ND35/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2017-shannons-melbourne-autumn-classic-auction/F8V8VE3R1D23ND35/)
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Post by: gordo350 on July 30, 2017, 03:31:35 PM
Yeah.  That's it. Single solid disc on the front.  Made it look like it could stop but it told lies. Vicious power band. Nothing till about 4500 rpm then all hell would break loose
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 31, 2017, 01:53:17 PM
We'll be going to Cleveland this Sunday for Greazefest 2017. http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwidj8i-z7LVAhWJy7wKHcxCBy8QFggnMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greazefest.com%2F&usg=AFQjCNFjUpXvXx9j5umfWqaD_vHpr1TNTw (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwidj8i-z7LVAhWJy7wKHcxCBy8QFggnMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greazefest.com%2F&usg=AFQjCNFjUpXvXx9j5umfWqaD_vHpr1TNTw)

Cool cars, very cool music and after a couple of lessons, i'm gunna hit the dance floor....bah ha ha ha ha.

Can't wait to see how many toes I can tread on during that. (picture a slightly retarded elephant with a club foot.)
The ol girl thinks we're gunna burn up floor..... i'm just likely to lightly burn my underwear.
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Post by: Bird on August 03, 2017, 12:44:54 PM
http://www.ferraris-online.com/pages/article.php?reqart=FOC_201707_SS2 (http://www.ferraris-online.com/pages/article.php?reqart=FOC_201707_SS2)

Our story begins in 2003 when the Australian government issued a zero-tolerance ban on any and all asbestos products, aimed mainly at imported Chinese drywall, a problem America also faced at the time.

Fast forward to March 6, 2017 when, without prior warning to Shipping and Customs agents, let alone to owners, the Australian Border Force (ABF) began randomly testing all imported collector cars for asbestos, without any industry consultation, procedures or practices in place. One of our clients had two cars already en-route to Australia and so had no choice but to comply.

One was a 1966 Shelby Mustang 350 GT and the second a stock 1966 Mustang donor-car, found together as “barn finds” and imported into Australia for restoration.
read on...
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 04, 2017, 03:53:07 AM
Now this is way too cool and a very complete style of package. Lots of retro gear here.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/oldsmobile/76/1971350.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/oldsmobile/76/1971350.html)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 05, 2017, 05:33:44 AM
http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiKzPzop77VAhUMp5QKHUMjCkgQFghYMAs&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oldcarsweekly.com%2Fblogs%2Funder-the-hood%2F10-crazy-car-accessories-100-years-jc-whitney-catalogs&usg=AFQjCNG7xwJL4rXkuFPZLeugbalWzVDyVA (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiKzPzop77VAhUMp5QKHUMjCkgQFghYMAs&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oldcarsweekly.com%2Fblogs%2Funder-the-hood%2F10-crazy-car-accessories-100-years-jc-whitney-catalogs&usg=AFQjCNG7xwJL4rXkuFPZLeugbalWzVDyVA)
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Post by: edz on August 05, 2017, 08:21:14 AM
Pretty cool stuff for its day Huh Kev . 8)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 05, 2017, 04:26:22 PM
Pretty cool stuff for its day Huh Kev . 8)

Should be some cooool stuff at Greazefest tomorrow too.
Oh baby, we've gone the whole 9 yards for this one, we'll be dressed very 60's and i'm gunna hit the dance floor baby.  :-[

Meeting up with friends with a VERY ANGRY 460 cuber in a 1960 Tank Fairlane.
Cam rolls in at 750 thou lift, 12:5 to 1...... poor ol Doug's sh!ttin himself I think.
Lucky for him, its about a 10klm round trip..... us, about 485klm round trip.

Can't wait, cars washed, whitewalls cleaned...... 6am leave.  8)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 06, 2017, 07:00:01 PM
Picture this.... you're doing 90 in the fast lane of a 110kph road and this comes up in the mirrors.......  ;D

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Post by: lukeycat on August 06, 2017, 07:21:17 PM
Picture this.... you're doing 90 in the fast lane of a 110kph road and this comes up in the mirrors.......  ;D

That is awesome my kids would loose there Shit hahaha looks like something outa the movie cars ;)


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Post by: edz on August 06, 2017, 11:51:42 PM
Needs a set of Green or red tinted  LED daytime running lights in the headlights ..with angled shades [ Angry Jeep style headlight shades ]  ..
 Now that is COOL Love it ..
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 07, 2017, 04:14:28 AM
Geez, Greazfest was a good thing on Sunday. We left Tin Can @ 6am and didn't get home until 6pm and that was only because we left there a bit early.
Ran the last hour home in the pissing rain....but hey, the Fleetwood ain't made of sugar and the wipers work, so all good in that respect.
We covered 510 klm in comfort (Edz can confirm that) and the old girl never missed a beat, runs nice and cool and going by the thumbs up we got off everyone, looked good doing it.

Hers some more pics from yesterday (all Cadillac's)  ;D with a shot of a bagged 63 next to our 64....made ours look like a 4WD.  ???
Yeah, we sort of dressed for the occasion as well and hell, i even hit the dance floor a couple of times.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 07, 2017, 04:22:09 AM
Some more pics.....

It pays to look beyond the subject car too, there was hundreds of cool old cars, swamp coolers mounted on window, stills mounted on the roof. you name it, it was at Greazfest 2017.

Food is a bit expensive on site, but pretty good quality though. 


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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 07, 2017, 04:25:30 AM
Its only allowing me 5 pics per post, sorry guys.

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Post by: Bird on August 07, 2017, 09:45:52 AM
Yea Zombie has been a fav for a while
(http://autoaus.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/random_zombie-cadillac-l.jpg)
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Post by: prodigyrf on August 09, 2017, 11:52:41 PM
A bit of Holden racing history up for grabs-
http://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/holden (http://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/holden)’s-first-factory-race-car-is-up-for-auction/ar-AApJZpL
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Post by: edz on August 10, 2017, 08:51:39 PM
Ok its sacrilege but JEEZ ITS COOL ..At least it still has a Ford Heart..    I'd have one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFSGSL3Nrmc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFSGSL3Nrmc)
And the build up pics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOpsmor6u8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOpsmor6u8)
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Post by: Paddler Ed on August 10, 2017, 08:57:54 PM
Uralla Dust Up this Saturday, will get some pictures for here...

This is the write up from last year's event. (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/events/1702/uralla-dust-up-2016)
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Post by: Hairs on August 10, 2017, 09:13:31 PM
Think I just got a little wood.
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Post by: Bird on August 14, 2017, 08:09:14 PM
:(

Quote
http://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/fire-at-classic-car-lot-destroys-around-150-historic-vehicles/ar-AAq2lzl?li=AA8ewQ&ocid=ientp

Important automotive history went up in smoke Tuesday night in southeast Illinois as a five-alarm fire destroyed many vehicles at Country Classic Cars in Staunton.

The fire began around 8 p.m. Approximately 100 firefighters from 13 different departments did everything they could to save the business. Five buildings, one of which housed about 150 vehicles, were a total loss.

“They don’t make them like this anymore,” said Russ Noel, owner of Country Classic Cars. “A lot of those cars in there, I’ll never replace them probably.”

Flames lit up the night sky; the blaze could be seen from miles away. Witnesses said smoke was so thick they had to close nearby roads. About five percent of the cars were owned by folks who put their vehicle under consignment.

The business kept about 600 cars dating from the 1920s to the 1980s on the property. About a quarter of those cars burned.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 14, 2017, 08:53:08 PM
Uralla Dust Up this Saturday, will get some pictures for here...

This is the write up from last year's event. (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/events/1702/uralla-dust-up-2016)

Kev would have had palpatations I suspect at the Dust Up... none of this make it shiny and schmick... no, lob it around the centre of the showground ring or up the 200m flat track...

Didn't get a picture of the Torana being punted round, but the Impala went round a few times and made an awesome noise:

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20729159_10155441002020856_923584129448978487_n.jpg?oh=e4054f9d3828b27fa4ce8d97e3bde4d1&oe=59EB6E6B)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20729306_10155441419225856_8836415352746455107_n.jpg?oh=bb1c04d8a3b520afb223a94f8797e0a2&oe=5A28E98F)

Some were a bit more purpose built:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20708380_10155441004425856_5786206931134076415_n.jpg?oh=0e706f56c399ef9200e9106d6002f1e7&oe=5A3734B9)

Others just ran what they had:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20664144_10155441004885856_303675842841961839_n.jpg?oh=3b80b7aa226b715981dfb0aba6e017b4&oe=5A2B5635)

Even had a "Jeep" in it.... not sure it was 100% Jeep though...
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20729257_10155441004945856_5405927233368429259_n.jpg?oh=71cf8b9c8ddb7b5e61a2d87154279ac4&oe=5A294606)

This was pretty quick on the flat track:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20664865_10155441005040856_2527207554186899669_n.jpg?oh=863242ba095dd977721edd41cbe519c7&oe=5A325831)

Kingy wagon was a Summernats car...
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20664931_10155441003905856_2751100256556105988_n.jpg?oh=5d577fb6aee3610e5e90f3dff70c888f&oe=59F451FA)

(and yes, the mud did reach the roofline...)

This was also quick on the oval and on the flat track:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20728088_10155441431150856_8061336902767367288_n.jpg?oh=7f2c6bcacab192a1d284285393539129&oe=5A1DC9BB)

It was a bit of everything really though at the end of the day, and if you could get it sideways then it was fair game:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20767793_10155441422630856_4661278762141576563_n.jpg?oh=49789bb5cdd58d689f85719f5d5e1f3f&oe=59EB3C5B)

It was only $10/person spectator entry, and I think $30 car entry and $20 passenger. We got there at 11ish and left around 3pm...

There's a few other events that are in the same vein, so we're thinking about a suitable ute...
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Post by: Bird on August 14, 2017, 09:01:04 PM
Kev would have had palpatations I suspect at the Dust Up... none of this make it shiny and schmick... no, lob it around the centre of the showground ring or up the 200m flat track...

Didn't get a picture of the Torana being punted round, but the Impala went round a few times and made an awesome noise:

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20729159_10155441002020856_923584129448978487_n.jpg?oh=e4054f9d3828b27fa4ce8d97e3bde4d1&oe=59EB6E6B)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20729306_10155441419225856_8836415352746455107_n.jpg?oh=bb1c04d8a3b520afb223a94f8797e0a2&oe=5A28E98F)

Some were a bit more purpose built:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20708380_10155441004425856_5786206931134076415_n.jpg?oh=0e706f56c399ef9200e9106d6002f1e7&oe=5A3734B9)

Others just ran what they had:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20664144_10155441004885856_303675842841961839_n.jpg?oh=3b80b7aa226b715981dfb0aba6e017b4&oe=5A2B5635)

Even had a "Jeep" in it.... not sure it was 100% Jeep though...
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20729257_10155441004945856_5405927233368429259_n.jpg?oh=71cf8b9c8ddb7b5e61a2d87154279ac4&oe=5A294606)

This was pretty quick on the flat track:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20664865_10155441005040856_2527207554186899669_n.jpg?oh=863242ba095dd977721edd41cbe519c7&oe=5A325831)

Kingy wagon was a Summernats car...
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20664931_10155441003905856_2751100256556105988_n.jpg?oh=5d577fb6aee3610e5e90f3dff70c888f&oe=59F451FA)

(and yes, the mud did reach the roofline...)

This was also quick on the oval and on the flat track:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20728088_10155441431150856_8061336902767367288_n.jpg?oh=7f2c6bcacab192a1d284285393539129&oe=5A1DC9BB)

It was a bit of everything really though at the end of the day, and if you could get it sideways then it was fair game:
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20767793_10155441422630856_4661278762141576563_n.jpg?oh=49789bb5cdd58d689f85719f5d5e1f3f&oe=59EB3C5B)

It was only $10/person spectator entry, and I think $30 car entry and $20 passenger. We got there at 11ish and left around 3pm...

There's a few other events that are in the same vein, so we're thinking about a suitable ute...
$10/head is  bit better than $150 isn't it ;)
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Post by: Paddler Ed on August 14, 2017, 09:32:13 PM
$10/head is  bit better than $150 isn't it ;)

Free entry to their big show off in December.... pretty much only need a powered site to enjoy it (and that's $38/night) for whole weekend...
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 16, 2017, 03:46:18 AM
This is good reading.... (I couldn't be bothered looking for the drag racing thread.)

http://www.dragnews.com.au/news-all/local-news/4079-where-does-a-top-fuel-dragster-accelerate-the-hardest.html (http://www.dragnews.com.au/news-all/local-news/4079-where-does-a-top-fuel-dragster-accelerate-the-hardest.html)
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Post by: edz on August 16, 2017, 07:45:16 AM
Here ya go Kev    http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30349.msg479129#msg479129 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=30349.msg479129#msg479129)    Cool reading that stuff
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 21, 2017, 05:11:57 AM
We took the Fleetwood yesterday for a traditional Sunday Drive.

Left TCB, through Gympie and then the Bruce to Brisbane. Over the Gateway and out to the BP truck stop at Larapinta.
Stuff me sideways, fuel was 152.9 a litre....  :'(

Met up with some members of the Cadillac Club and then headed out west a little.
We pulled up for lunch in downtown Fernvale.
We had 7 Cadillac's in total, but the highlight was an unrestored 1927 Cadillac LaSalle. What a car.

Originally sold to the Walker Family of Maryborough at Royal Show (Ekka) in Bris in 1927, it was a 21st birthday gift for their daughter.
(Yes, the Walker had money)
In 2017, Walkers Limited was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Walkers Limited is regarded as being one of Queensland's greatest companies spanning 150 years in the engineering manufacturing sector.

Now, back to the car....
Not a perfect 100 point car, and it has had a paint job during its live, but in really good condition and a stunning grand old car.
303 cubic inch/90 degree V8 and it was a torque monster too.
Cable brakes.

After lunch, the others all headed for Brisbane again while we went via Wivenhoe Dam, Esk, Kilcoy, Beerwah, and then the highway home.

In total, a 622 KLM run and I tell ya, damn comfortable too.

I'll whack some pics up later. 

Oh, and some knob jockey P plater in a WRX Scooby Doo was picking a race with me on the way home too...  ::) I declined .  :police:
Plus, I would've lost, no fun in that.
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Post by: edz on August 21, 2017, 11:26:48 AM
 :cup: :cup: Sounds like a nice little cruise, You got the comfort bit right, be like sitting on a cloud.
 The big girl should be starting to loosen up a little now, Hows she sipping the juice Kev or is she being a greedy pig ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3syL4SF-3g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3syL4SF-3g)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 21, 2017, 12:48:46 PM
Some of the pics from yesterday.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 21, 2017, 12:51:33 PM
and a couple more.....including Mrs Jeepers trying to do a deal on the 27 as a straight swap for the Jeep.

Leon backed out of the deal when we let slip it was a Jeep. :-[

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Post by: edz on September 05, 2017, 10:45:50 AM
ICON Derelict series of cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIh1Sm4DyAE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIh1Sm4DyAE)   8)
Love this old Buick    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3X8DtxYt8I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3X8DtxYt8I)   lots of $$$$$ though .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 05, 2017, 12:37:54 PM
In the road tests on both cars, they seem to be bouncing around a fair bit.
I'm assuming they've got for a fairly tight suspension.

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Post by: edz on September 05, 2017, 01:53:33 PM
I'd say combined with that and big springy sofa seats yep ..  Decent progressive rate springs to get a better ride or go with an  active type suspension . They are dropping serious coin on these builds anyway ..
Go to bigger roll bars to  control the roll, Got the GO n  Whoa and point n shoot bits good ..
 Just went with big is best for straight line and forgot about the twisty stuff, typical Yanky tuner thinking . ;D
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Post by: Bird on September 18, 2017, 07:05:50 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/d%E2%80%99alberto-holden-collection-goes-to-auction/ar-AAr44OE?ocid=ientp (http://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/d%E2%80%99alberto-holden-collection-goes-to-auction/ar-AAr44OE?ocid=ientp)


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: prodigyrf on September 19, 2017, 03:50:46 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/rare-jaguar-tipped-to-break-aust-record/ar-AAsciaU (http://www.msn.com/en-au/motoring/news/rare-jaguar-tipped-to-break-aust-record/ar-AAsciaU)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 08, 2017, 01:44:05 PM
I run a Cars n Coffee thing up here on the second Sunday of every month. (Today was our second one)  :cup:

We had 22 cars last month and 16 today, which was pretty good with Bathurst being on.
This one fronted up today...... Bird will like this.

 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 11, 2017, 08:50:13 AM
http://www.fpnevins.com.au/property?property_id=161317 (http://www.fpnevins.com.au/property?property_id=161317)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 11, 2017, 08:58:30 AM
wonder how long this has been hidden

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/06/75/7e/06757e484a35a4256e4fe34e0b9b9173--find-cars-sad.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/3c/dd/2b/3cdd2b4db5c3c701a3d4077f4f8850e9.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/39/12/fb/3912fb9c191d42052aec654ce3ee9ef7--rustic-dead.jpg)


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on October 11, 2017, 09:29:36 AM
WOW  thats a classic,Hopefully the rust in the lower parts isnt to crazy ...    Reminds me of the pics you see of Yanky cars buried in leaf litter for decades ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 26, 2017, 01:38:21 PM
From a mate off stalkerbook.. and to think we paddock bashed these old cars and then burnt em out as kids :'(



Quote
Redbook says it's worth $17,100 - $22,900, so I'll put $20,000 as a guide.

I am helping a friend sell his car, he drove it into a shed 20 odd years ago and there it has sat, until we pulled it out a couple of weekends ago.

I have taken the photos to be as honest as possible, it has 20 years worth of dust and some wasp nests on it

Engine runs, needs a thermostat housing (leaking)
Brakes and clutch go to floor, probably just need reconditioned master and slave cylinders
Tyres stay up, starts easily.
It's manual
Front floors have been covered over with steel sheet
Front seat upholstery is good
Spare gearbox and a couple of extra wheels

I think you could have this registered and running for under $1000

He still has the registration papers, should be walk in rego.

Cheers, Aaron.

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-0/p180x540/22791975_10155458217953551_5431392065385570868_o.jpg?oh=7152c4e4c7e9427e3b3956fe383f452a&oe=5AABF761)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-0/p180x540/22829735_10155458228598551_4481279960372757158_o.jpg?oh=e363460aef9c00ee07d49f9984c531f6&oe=5A7B83B2)


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pete79 on October 26, 2017, 03:17:29 PM
wonder how long this has been hidden

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/06/75/7e/06757e484a35a4256e4fe34e0b9b9173--find-cars-sad.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/3c/dd/2b/3cdd2b4db5c3c701a3d4077f4f8850e9.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/39/12/fb/3912fb9c191d42052aec654ce3ee9ef7--rustic-dead.jpg)
If it was in South East QLD it's probably only been parked up for the weekend.... :D ;)
'tis grass growing season round here now.. ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 27, 2017, 08:22:46 AM
Second big collection to go up in flames in few months.


Quote
http://theprovince.com/news/local-news/langley-fire-torches-lifetime-collection-of-classic-muscle-cars/wcm/6db35358-0c79-4701-856b-24ef9d282e99

(http://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.23074909.1508992671!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_804/vcr500433048-jpg.jpg)

Fire raced through a large garage in Langley on Wednesday, destroying a multimillion-dollar collection of vintage cars, some of which are shown in a recent handout photo. Garry Cassidy spent decades collecting and only in the last year put his collection of 40 vehicles in the new garage. Alyn Edwards / Canadian Press   


LANGLEY — A multi-million-dollar collection of vehicles was destroyed Wednesday when fire raced through a building in Langley.

Alyn Edwards, columnist who writes about classic cars and a good friend of the owners Garry and Darlene Cassidy, says they are devastated by their loss.

Edwards says the Cassidys are on their way back home from the United States after learning of the fire.

He says Garry Cassidy was in tears when he spoke with him on the phone over the loss of about 40 classic cars, most of them Chevys from the 1950s and 1960s.

The vehicles were insured, but Edwards says Garry Cassidy told him that many of the vehicles can’t be replaced.

Langley Township deputy fire Chief Bruce Ferguson says an alarm system alerted them to a fire early Wednesday, but by the time they arrived the flames were shooting out the roof of the two-storey building.

He says the cause of the fire in the approximately 740-square-metre building hasn’t been determined.
(https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/cars-fire-langely.jpg)

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 27, 2017, 03:51:11 PM
Arson?

I nearly cried just looking at it......  :'(
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 27, 2017, 04:01:50 PM
Arson?

I nearly cried just looking at it......  :'(
agree... heartbreaking doesn't come close
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: prodigyrf on October 29, 2017, 12:57:08 AM
When you get those old bangers going you'll need to sport an appropriate old watch to time them  :cup:
https://www.msn.com/en-au/money/company-news/paul-newmans-rolex-watch-sells-for-a-record-dollar178-million-at-auction/ar-AAu9blx (https://www.msn.com/en-au/money/company-news/paul-newmans-rolex-watch-sells-for-a-record-dollar178-million-at-auction/ar-AAu9blx)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 29, 2017, 04:56:33 AM
I would really love to give this thing a new home in Australia. Its very plain to look at, but something about it has me by the short and curlys.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/62/2010161.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/62/2010161.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on October 29, 2017, 06:15:34 AM
Ooh I like that
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on October 29, 2017, 08:26:52 AM
in the process of a driveline update in my old jigger. new tunnel been fabbed and finish welded it yestie :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/34898557060db43b9f6a5e9f6e591494.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/f94407e59e7961c309c44f65797f04c1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/e1ac46042235b203e6fb704783ef8fec.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/f856db7cdafd4978c5f4311eb0eb471c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/a3f3c873354a4df73bf93762abcccae7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/24bb998a7f1c877d2a681931874c41f9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/57ef9969321f2a299fbf28fd4851c1ce.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/ecc4e223806787db8d68a9d81dc5fd84.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171028/26003a94c7e4365f6eaea201dde794d0.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on October 29, 2017, 08:27:53 AM
Second big collection to go up in flames in few months.
please say it aint so?????
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on October 29, 2017, 08:30:10 AM
I would really love to give this thing a new home in Australia. Its very plain to look at, but something about it has me by the short and curlys.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/62/2010161.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/62/2010161.html)
This could get a bit expensive for you Kev .. Buy this car and shipping from the USA, Buy the block next door to build a shed  house it  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: glenm64 on October 30, 2017, 06:46:55 PM
Seen in Freo yesterday.
No 2 alike. Very cool.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171030/5d9450ac3b67cea9f3eb95d888d0e084.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171030/df744032f97579d3b2628814cb907280.jpg)

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: grc on October 30, 2017, 07:08:28 PM
That's different cant say ive say anything like that


   CHEERS GRC  :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 30, 2017, 07:38:26 PM
must admit I do like sandstone walls
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 30, 2017, 09:01:45 PM
Yep, 3 different vehicles in one and re-manufactured with up2date Brakes etc., I like it.
Not everyones cup of tea, I know.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on October 30, 2017, 10:33:53 PM
Its nice to see some people build their dream cars, It shows that the rest of the the world that you shouldnt  take LSD and try to design something .. Nahh good on them ..
Should put this sticker on it ..
I had one that Said    "  IT IS.  I DID.   YOU DONT HAVE TO. "
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 30, 2017, 11:25:29 PM
Sometimes Google is ya friend.

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj-z8TVuJjXAhUGi5QKHdREBJQQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fredkanter.net%2Fcars-789.html&psig=AOvVaw1kEMKQTsKJ9Zc8fD2ZzPLB&ust=1509456196910807 (https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj-z8TVuJjXAhUGi5QKHdREBJQQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fredkanter.net%2Fcars-789.html&psig=AOvVaw1kEMKQTsKJ9Zc8fD2ZzPLB&ust=1509456196910807)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 31, 2017, 03:40:39 AM
That's different cant say ive say anything like that


   CHEERS GRC  :cheers:

Me either..... friggin how lucky are we. To me, IMO, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 31, 2017, 08:29:46 AM
Me either..... friggin how lucky are we. To me, IMO, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/cwtf.gif)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on October 31, 2017, 08:34:28 AM
God I love sleepers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p4bga-8pkE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p4bga-8pkE)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on October 31, 2017, 08:58:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuC9E3H6FH8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuC9E3H6FH8)   ;D ;D and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70XvW4Yh5vw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70XvW4Yh5vw)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on October 31, 2017, 09:03:02 AM
God I love sleepers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p4bga-8pkE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p4bga-8pkE)

This is one  (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1709/lsa-powered-volvo-sleeper)I know from another forum (https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/4623/1983-240-6-0l-ls2-v8-conversion), and have read the build thread:
(https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/imagegen/max/658/-/s3/digital-cougar-assets/streetmachine/2017/09/30/-1/LSA-Volvo-V8.jpg)


But yes, sleepers are awesome. However, I don't think my new project is going to be a speedy sleeper... I may be asleep by the time I get anywhere due to the lack of speed:
(https://i.imgur.com/EOPXsJjh.jpg)
1978 Land Cruiser HJ45. Lots of original parts (including a key with the original lock numbers!) and lots of rust patches filled in...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on October 31, 2017, 02:38:30 PM
Inspiration for your project Huh !  Ed ...  http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=45292.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=45292.0)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 02, 2017, 06:13:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tma8mFjccPo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tma8mFjccPo)   8)     
and for realy cool this thing is a Hoot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HADpy9bF2U4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HADpy9bF2U4)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 02, 2017, 10:05:07 AM
Bloke owned it 24hrs apparently...
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22886005_765437856998807_4941789694618074064_n.jpg?oh=1f63cbe0b63f262cd5c3d0afeec0ca66&oe=5A747F5D)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 02, 2017, 11:17:18 AM
" Ohh Shiiittteeee, I forgot the the handbrake "  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 05, 2017, 12:01:15 AM
Now heres a new gadget to make you shift gears like a V8 racer, Pricey though https://www.bremershifters.com/shop (https://www.bremershifters.com/shop)   got sent a vid of it at SEAMA , by a mate to the wifes Facebook .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 12, 2017, 05:34:21 AM
I was talking to a mate yesterday that I haven't seen in a couple of years and haven't spoken with for maybe 6 months.
Went through the usual what's new deal and he said he bought a 71 Valiant.

Me: Oh that's pretty cool, what did that set you back?
Him: $130,000
Me: Fukkin How Much?
Him: yep, a $130,000 and its all there, but a lot of it is still in boxes.
Me: What the fukk have you bought.
Him:  Leo Geoghegan's 71 Charger.
Me: What, the figgin race car.
Him: No, his E38 road car.

Its an original, big tank, E38 and is 100% the real deal,that Leo drove around it in and we believe, even towed the race car with it.
He sent me some pics to my phone, which I have no idea how to get on here.

He'll be getting in contact with Footy Shorts Shane very shortly to have some stuff done to it.

Apparently, the car disappeared for a time and was unheard of for nearly 20 years.

I can't wait to see it in the flesh.  I love cars with the history intact.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 12, 2017, 11:24:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDLc29YQLrU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDLc29YQLrU)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 12, 2017, 04:29:50 PM
This 55 fronted for our Cars n Coffee meeting this morning.

Not a true clone to the Two Lane Blacktop 55, but tough as nails anyway.

Mini tubs, tuff small block, 4 speed... what's not to love.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on November 12, 2017, 08:29:44 PM
And now for something completely different to Jeepers Classics...

This weekend was the machinery show in town, so I headed over Saturday morning, again in the afternoon and back again this morning. Didn't take as many photos as I did last year, I was just happy walking around and talking to people I knew.

Friend's "new" 1920's Model T Ford. Their 13 yo is the only one who fits in it to drive it:
(https://i.imgur.com/UNelXnah.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/UNelXna.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZdRYqURh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ZdRYqUR.jpg)

Mate's lad on the lose on a big old Case from out west:
(https://i.imgur.com/DT6XhYUh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/DT6XhYU.jpg)

Does the tractor pull no problems - the owner did the pull with the County attached to the back, with the blade down and the brakes on as well...
(https://i.imgur.com/0GW08bGh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/0GW08bG.jpg)

Some of the old trucks that were around on the Saturday
(https://i.imgur.com/r6yaP8gh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/r6yaP8g.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ITbhplNh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ITbhplN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pTSxyqih.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/pTSxyqi.jpg)

Some of my mate's trucks that were there (excluding the Land Rover)
(https://i.imgur.com/zAONUTkh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/zAONUTk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/e63kpMkh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/e63kpMk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cY8go3Nh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/cY8go3N.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rfMkgs0h.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/rfMkgs0.jpg)

This little lot are owned by one of the long term local families:
(https://i.imgur.com/OgBi15Th.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/OgBi15T.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Cgj5Owyh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Cgj5Owy.jpg)

We hitched a lift in the Model T; dog not that impressed with the rattles and bangs, but did OK:
(https://i.imgur.com/IKSgObWh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/IKSgObW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GoZCbzbh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/GoZCbzb.jpg)

Few from the Parade today:

Mate's lad in the Model T:
(https://i.imgur.com/ORBDgcRh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ORBDgcR.jpg)

That little Landie again:
(https://i.imgur.com/Aa0NqOBh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Aa0NqOB.jpg)

Mate's lass driving the Kaiser Wrecker (lass is only 16, got her L's 2 months ago...)
(https://i.imgur.com/wAw6MP7h.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/wAw6MP7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gBY5mY2h.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/gBY5mY2.jpg)

Quick change when some of the other tractors came through, and the lass and her bloke are back to one of the Chamberlains (and some clever comments from the MC!)
(https://i.imgur.com/cgrWZ5Gh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/cgrWZ5G.jpg)

The big Oliver - powerful older thing:
(https://i.imgur.com/pKdIox7h.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/pKdIox7.jpg)

Young lad in the County
(https://i.imgur.com/9Ux1lZKh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/9Ux1lZK.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 12, 2017, 09:47:57 PM
Great stuff Ed, some nice gear there ..
Still getting a good turn out for the Coffee and Cars Kev
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 13, 2017, 03:13:46 AM
Great stuff Ed, some nice gear there ..
Still getting a good turn out for the Coffee and Cars Kev

Over 30 cars yesterday....  :o
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 13, 2017, 07:00:40 AM
Great stuff, Tin Can Bays unofficial monthly show and shine gathering . :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 13, 2017, 11:31:19 AM
One bloke wandered in and wanted to know what the go was.

He would've been 80 in the shade.

Went on to say he had around 20 cars and he should come back with his XY GT.
I said, well go get it.
He said, I have to do some shopping first and off he went.

About 30 minutes later, in rolled an XY GT Fairmont, factory black vinyl roof, sort of a darkish gold/bronze colour, very original and unmolested.

A few were confused being a Fairmont, but Ford sent them to South Africa in that guise.
(HG Monaro's went there as a Chevrolet SS.)

Most of the other cars he has are out west in a fairly dry climate..... yes I have his name and ph. number and no, you can't have it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on November 13, 2017, 03:42:56 PM
Are you in his will?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 13, 2017, 03:47:23 PM
http://www.safairmontgt.com.au/history.htm (http://www.safairmontgt.com.au/history.htm)

there is this old cherub from 09
http://www.ausmotive.com/2009/02/19/ford-gt-stash-uncovered-in-south-africa.html (http://www.ausmotive.com/2009/02/19/ford-gt-stash-uncovered-in-south-africa.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 13, 2017, 05:04:18 PM
Are you in his will?

Not yet, but i'm working on it....  ;D

Couple of pics from Yesterday.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 14, 2017, 09:59:56 PM
Would be nice to go to Drag week USA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QgBY-68QyQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QgBY-68QyQ)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Ragman on November 14, 2017, 11:14:01 PM
Not yet, but i'm working on it....  ;D

Couple of pics from Yesterday.

at least the Morrie Minor parked between the lines...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 15, 2017, 07:15:10 AM
Seems the Moggy is a bit modded in the handling department, Is that a Sway bar I see hanging down under the front end  ...
 One of the scariest rides Ive ever had was in a mates 48  Moggy Lo Lite 2 door,  fitted with a 1275 Cooper S motor sucking Avgas through a  45 Weber side draught, 120 MPH on cheese cutter mags and the original style suspension and lever action shocks .
The little Moggy body shell wasnt  exactly the stiffest when it came to flexing through the twisty bits of road, I distinctly remember a lot of air getting in through the doors  ;D ;D ;
Smelt and sounded fantastic though at full noise .. Loved that sweet smell of Avgas .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 15, 2017, 12:50:27 PM
Yeah, Dorris the Morris has a 1500 Nissan motor, later model struts, bigger brakes etc, handles like a go-kart on steroids.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 16, 2017, 08:53:26 AM
This sounds very kewl


Quote
We're doing it again, this time raising funds for Motor Neuron Disease.
Come along and watch the Bandit drive poor old Jackie Gleeson crazy all over again in the original "Smokey and the Bandit".

We've specifically chosen this film as being family friends so make sure you bring the kids as well.
 All makes welcome for the car show
https://www.facebook.com/events/750604571793813/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/750604571793813/)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/23004693_1597024130358486_4740480721499249347_o.jpg?oh=2366dc19c2132945b530641d48384a9b&oe=5A61F62A)
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Post by: Davepatrol on November 30, 2017, 12:10:11 AM
some cool stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcI-z47SUDE&feature=share (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcI-z47SUDE&feature=share)
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Post by: Hewy54 on December 01, 2017, 06:12:27 PM
Noticed a sale of 11 Holden Premiers from Western Australia.
premiercollection4sale.com.au
The HJ Premier belonged to my uncle George. He bought it when he retired from GMH at Woodville as paint shop manager in 1975. The car went down the line with his name on it and went through the paint shop process several times to give it a unique finish.
It was offered to me 12 years ago for $5000 but I already had an HZ Premier so I declined the offer.
Bugga!
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Post by: achjimmy on December 03, 2017, 09:19:59 AM
Id love this

http://www.ecuriebowden.com.au/1975-ex-goss-group-c-xb-gt-falcon-coupe (http://www.ecuriebowden.com.au/1975-ex-goss-group-c-xb-gt-falcon-coupe)


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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 03, 2017, 01:33:08 PM
I love this...

I've currently got one of the wife's kidneys on E-bay to see if we can afford to buy this 58.
If I had to, I might consider doing a deal on both kidneys, as I really... really like this car.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/fleetwood/1974252.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/cadillac/fleetwood/1974252.html)
 
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Post by: duggie on December 03, 2017, 07:07:58 PM
This is the first car that I owned , 1964 Datsun tray back . Cost me more for the rims and tyres than I paid for the ute .

I had a ball with this thing , blew up a couple of engines due to constant over revving , wiped out a few doors and guards , and got a sh!# load of tickets , undue noise , speeding type of thing .

But I love the ute , sad day when I sold it and bought a Datsun 180B .



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Post by: edz on December 04, 2017, 07:07:02 AM
Great photo Duggie .. Back in the day when cars had character and didnt look like cockroaches / jellybeans or Pregnant roller skates ..
Ohh and we should  bring back side burns too  ;D ;D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 04, 2017, 07:28:06 AM
Cool way to sell a 1968 Monaro.

Arh, Brisbane, back when I liked it...... enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udWiC9w4bao (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udWiC9w4bao)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 04, 2017, 07:52:41 AM
Now, who can remember these things.... hmmm.

The next door neighbor (Wogs) to an old mate of mine, had a white one with black trim and all the wog trimmings of the day.
The only one I ever remember, except in the dealers..... not ac raging success.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bRvhhwuL90 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bRvhhwuL90)
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Post by: edz on December 04, 2017, 07:58:35 AM
There is some stories captured in those pics .. Like the bloke in the hood and cape being filmed with a movie camera ? .. Spotto a yellow  Cabs two door Cortina MK1 ?  to name a couple and look at all those new and not so new cars with style.
 Ohh and look at the people and car  clogged streets, must have been peak hour  ;D ;D
Thanks Kev .
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Post by: Bird on December 04, 2017, 08:33:54 AM
love the old school look
but hows the donk in it :D
(http://www.classiccarstudio.com/speedshop/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/10/62_Chrysler_300_CCS-1.jpg)
http://www.classiccarstudio.com/speedshop/project/1962-chrysler-300/ (http://www.classiccarstudio.com/speedshop/project/1962-chrysler-300/)
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Post by: edz on December 06, 2017, 09:23:37 PM
Anyone watch Custom car garage on 7 Mate ... they featured this T-bird on Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq9uLX_sOcQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq9uLX_sOcQ) not fussed on the final colour though .
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Post by: Paddler Ed on December 09, 2017, 08:42:08 PM
Some interesting lots in here (https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-december-2017-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all) for people on here - Escort van for example
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Post by: edz on December 09, 2017, 11:21:29 PM
Played Shadow all the way to my work with one exactly the same as this today, A 1959 Ford Galaxy LHD .. Looked like it was brand new off the showroom floor it was that tidy, Only difference was it had a very healthy big Cammed V8 donk rumbling away under the skin.
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Post by: MadMarv on December 10, 2017, 03:55:37 PM
This is the first car that I owned , 1964 Datsun tray back . Cost me more for the rims and tyres than I paid for the ute .

I had a ball with this thing , blew up a couple of engines due to constant over revving , wiped out a few doors and guards , and got a sh!# load of tickets , undue noise , speeding type of thing .

But I love the ute , sad day when I sold it and bought a Datsun 180B .

I still miss my old Datto 1200 wagon i had back in late 80s early 90s ..... you could fang them about and if they broke parts were cheap
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Post by: rusty gates on December 11, 2017, 12:14:12 AM
I've got one of these  8)

It's a Sunday cruiser...and sometimes during the week, too!!
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Post by: edz on December 11, 2017, 06:57:43 AM
Always nice to see a well kept survivor .. That pic took me straight back to memories as a kid, of my uncle showing up at our place in a  Brand new of the showroom floor Cyan Blue metalic  LJ GTR-XU1 and taking us for a test drive .. Ahh that new car smell ..  8) 8)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 15, 2017, 02:55:18 PM
I've been chasing the final piece in the puzzle for the details of the dealership our Cadillac came from.
I'd been told, it was purchased in L.A. and then driven home to Hanford Ca., but that's a long way to go to special order a car.

I obtained the build sheet for the car, but the Heritage Centre still couldn't give the final info.

I got onto a guy in the states who could decipher the outlet code and got the following.

Quote: ""For 1964 model year, 765019 represents Visalia Motor Sales, 212-214 East Acequia Street, Visalia, California. 
The business name and address are from a 1964 telephone directory.

The outlet code itself is the result of the late Matt Larson's work for GM Heritage Center.  GM's contractor, Allied-Vaughn,
may not have remembered to check Matt's notes when you inquired.  They have that outlet number and its connection to
Visalia, but probably not the street address.  Matt found the number in a MY1963 document relating to a special request
order that named the city, if not also the dealer.  Visalia is relatively close to Hanford, more or less due east of Hanford."" Unquote.

In actual fact, its only 33.1 miles from the Dealership to the owners address back in 1964 and this final bit of information, means I have the complete history of our car from day #1 to the present time.

I also found this interesting....the car that followed ours off the assembly line was a sister car in so many ways.
Our car:  64 M 106761...64 Fleetwood Sixty Special, Aspen white, turquoise interior.
Next car: 64 M 106762...64 Fleetwood Sixty Special, Aspen white, light blue interior.

Out of all the Deville's and the rest, it would've looked very cool seeing two gleaming white, top end Fleetwood's, end to end coming off the line.

I'd pay good money for a photo of that.

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Post by: Bird on December 15, 2017, 02:58:20 PM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25289457_1774904475873933_2499712969893564900_n.jpg?oh=5f2783d3de09d60eeac3e7d0b6ac2746&oe=5AC668A6)
A railroad crew cab...1962..Only 6 were ever built.
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Post by: edz on December 15, 2017, 07:35:27 PM
Yeah I know, 63 model's .. But probably the closest we out here are going to find in Youtube land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM8lW6y1qDg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM8lW6y1qDg)  ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqN5hkUUNQI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqN5hkUUNQI)  ... 
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 16, 2017, 01:49:53 AM
Yeah, I've seen both those clips. They're cool, but they seem bigger in real life than they appear on film.

The two white 63's do look nice.

The engine bay of a Torana that turned up for our Cars n Coffee morning. (We had 20 cars last Sunday)
Pretty good I reckon for here.
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Post by: edz on December 16, 2017, 09:18:23 AM
 Looks a nice LC there Kev .
:'(   LC Torana GTR all original for $1900, Back in the day I fell in love with a white one that was going to be  my first car,  But my old man wouldnt loan me the extra $700 I needed ..
He didnt like my next choice either, A two door HB Torana with a worked 308 slotted in, Kept going on  about its too much power for the body and unsafe,  the brakes wouldnt be big enough ... " Brakes and power Ppfffttt "  what would he know ?  that a 17 yro  Wannabe pro racer didnt, besides that it had pretty blue metalic paint and mags ..   ;D ;D
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Post by: Bird on December 19, 2017, 10:07:02 AM
Oh yes please.

But the price ??? WTF?
Price: AU $225,000.00



Quote
The No-1 Holden EK 225-1-A Sedan Cataract Grey / Garrison Grey Museum Piece!
Date of Manufacture:  05/1961
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):  EK 2023 A
Kilometres:  28,000

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162809708804/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162809708804/)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ijgAAOSweZJaN0Zu/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 19, 2017, 01:15:34 PM
Mint looking EK, but the owner is on drugs thinking anywhere near that price.

I've never heard of one in "Cataract" Grey / Garrison Grey.

One of my customers calls my car a Cataract.  ???
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 20, 2017, 05:38:03 AM
Tried to lift something over, didn't work, now lost in space with the Jupiter 2.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 20, 2017, 09:38:48 AM
Silly bugger.
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Post by: Bird on December 20, 2017, 06:05:06 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yU0AAOSwbihaLvRT/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on December 21, 2017, 10:30:49 AM
Why cant I walk into a barn and find something like this

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322939017856 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322939017856) :(
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Post by: edz on December 21, 2017, 11:51:34 AM

Wheres the Way bay machine when you need one to go back in time ...
A mate and I  pulled a damaged one out of  a large clump of Lantana that was beside an old half collapsed shed on an overgrown farm  back in the mid eighties ....
Very second hand with a fair bit of rust in the floors, fuel tank,  doors, mouldy interior rotted and rats nested from the windows being down a bit , all the hydraulics were shot .. Got the motor  going but wasnt good, sticking valves carby stuffed didnt have an air cleaner on it and the bonnet had been left up for best part of 10 years ..
From memory he paid about a  grand for it and flogged it a month or so later for about $1500 .We did get it drive sort of, well enough to go on a car trailer . Dont know how it ended up after that .
He used that money to help buy a Monza Red XC GS 351 that just needed a freshen up .
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Post by: edz on December 22, 2017, 05:20:43 PM
 ;D ;D Been listening to this record / tape / cd ever since I was  kid  ;D ;D Wes Harrison sound effects guy does it all by mouth .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hhi-l_MXDE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hhi-l_MXDE)
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Post by: edz on December 25, 2017, 11:55:16 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS ..... Astrid and Kev ..   Hope this works and a big thank you to DewXT for the windows link thingy .. 8)
https://vimeo.com/248676306    ### CLICK the VIMEO word  to go to FULL SCREEN .. ###
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 25, 2017, 12:47:21 PM
Maaaate, very cool and i'm very impressed........ Thank You. I really don't what else to say.  :cup:
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Post by: Hookie on December 26, 2017, 06:19:53 PM
Why cant I walk into a barn and find something like this

My brother in law (in USA, married to wife's sister) is a car guy, and always regretted selling his first car, a 1950 falcon. So for his 50th birthday his wife decided to try to track it down. She managed to find the guy who bought it from him, called him up, and for whatever reason, he had bought this car, stuck it in his barn, and never touched it again. Hadn't even transferred the rego to his own name. Same tyres, same mileage, and probably the same engine oil that my brother in law sold it with.
So she got it back, I believe he was a nice old guy who charged her the same dollar value he paid for it all those years ago. After a very gentle run in period and few replaced rubbers etc, he drives that thing every weekend.
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Post by: SEADOO on December 26, 2017, 09:26:12 PM
Anyone know anything about Australian delivered Studibakers?

My father-in-law has one from his uncle (original owner) that was sold through an Australian dealership with the factory right hand drive conversion. He use to work for Holdn spare parts and it's been fitted with a factory 327 chev and he replaced the rear diff with a factory 10 bolt Holden diff.

It's to be passed onto me. He said I can keep it to restore it or sell it. I'd rather sell it to a restorer and not have it stripped of its running gear.

Any idea what it'll be worth? I think it's a 1963 Cruiser.
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Post by: edz on December 26, 2017, 09:35:38 PM
Maybe try the clubs http://www.studebaker.com.au/clubs/vic/ (http://www.studebaker.com.au/clubs/vic/)       ...
http://www.studebakerqld.org.au/ (http://www.studebakerqld.org.au/)
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Post by: SEADOO on December 26, 2017, 09:37:02 PM
Doing a google search, about as valuable as a second hand Hyundai Getz.

Worth fk all.

Reckon I'll strip of the good parts and scull drag the rest to the tip.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 27, 2017, 12:16:39 PM
1969 Mustang, good project car for somebody who is good with their hands.

Will pass any inspection...... Throw in some fuel if you can find the fuel tank and drive it home.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/mustang/2037353.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/mustang/2037353.html)

This is a very nice thing, just stand on an angle and it looks just fine.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/president/2050227.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/studebaker/president/2050227.html)
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Post by: Bird on December 27, 2017, 09:02:05 PM
Doing a google search, about as valuable as a second hand Hyundai Getz.

Worth fk all.

Reckon I'll strip of the good parts and scull drag the rest to the tip.
theres probably some bloke out there desperate for a few bits to restore his.. strip it - but chuck the shell on ebay.. you never know ya luck...
have a look at some of the rusty hunks of Shit on there that most people would have taken to the tip years ago that sell for few grand.
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Post by: GeoffA on December 27, 2017, 09:16:46 PM
Doing a google search, about as valuable as a second hand Hyundai Getz.

Worth fk all.

Reckon I'll strip of the good parts and scull drag the rest to the tip.

theres probably some bloke out there desperate for a few bits to restore his.. strip it - but chuck the shell on ebay.. you never know ya luck...
have a look at some of the rusty hunks of Shit on there that most people would have taken to the tip years ago that sell for few grand.

Yep. Google for a Studebaker club near you SEADOO. Someone will love it.
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Post by: Bird on December 27, 2017, 09:21:56 PM
nice old ford on ebay... god they had style to them back in the 60/70's...  8) 8) 8)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ocsAAOSwCJxaPLxa/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: edz on December 27, 2017, 09:58:51 PM
Style and with the right work, Plenty of poke too ... BOSS Windsor cranked real nice .
Yes I know its a Clevo and its been around heaps and its still a favourite clip ... But crank up the Surround sound and enjoy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLPTjE1GZk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLPTjE1GZk)              oh and it was for sale too        http://www.my105.com/ListingDetails/id/6751 (http://www.my105.com/ListingDetails/id/6751)
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Post by: Davepatrol on December 28, 2017, 01:15:01 PM
wouldn't mind these parked in my garage.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 02, 2018, 07:20:18 AM
(https://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/dukes-of-hazzard-general-lee-dodge-charger-filming-fleet-on-set.jpg)

(https://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/dukes-of-hazzard-general-lee-dodge-charger-car-carrier-e1513315234822.jpg)


https://selvedgeyard.com/2017/12/14/just-some-good-ol-boys-dukes-destruction-of-the-69-dodge-charger/#more-42482
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Post by: SEADOO on January 02, 2018, 08:08:58 PM
Scroll down to the bottom,

Daisy Duke is still hot AF.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 02, 2018, 08:59:56 PM
Scroll down to the bottom,

Daisy Duke is still hot AF.


She doesn't look like that nowadays.

https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/655655/Dukes-of-Hazzard-sex-symbol-Catherine-Bach-Daisy-Duke-where-is-she-now (https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/655655/Dukes-of-Hazzard-sex-symbol-Catherine-Bach-Daisy-Duke-where-is-she-now)

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 03, 2018, 03:21:33 AM
still in better nick than this little hottie.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/corvette/2053303.html?refer=blog (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chevrolet/corvette/2053303.html?refer=blog)
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Post by: Bird on January 03, 2018, 09:12:32 AM
Quote from: Cruiser 105Tvan
She doesn't look like that nowadays.

https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/655655/Dukes-of-Hazzard-sex-symbol-Catherine-Bach-Daisy-Duke-where-is-she-now (https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/655655/Dukes-of-Hazzard-sex-symbol-Catherine-Bach-Daisy-Duke-where-is-she-now)
still looks great for a 63yr old (28 Nov 17)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5124523/Dukes-Hazzard-star-Catherine-Bach-63-dazzles-LA.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5124523/Dukes-Hazzard-star-Catherine-Bach-63-dazzles-LA.html)

It would have to be a real sulphuric acid fart for me to kick that out of bed.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 03, 2018, 02:45:48 PM
Yeah, but you said that about me once too.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on January 03, 2018, 04:25:07 PM
American cars. Australian car parks
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180103/e9d8b5d6c29bf44f1511dcc045105d89.jpg)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 03, 2018, 04:46:11 PM
(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/figjam007/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5783_zpshuerkpbn.jpg~original) (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/figjam007/media/Cars/CADDY/Ettamogah%20Dec%202016/DSCF5783_zpshuerkpbn.jpg.html)
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Post by: Bird on January 03, 2018, 05:34:33 PM
American cars. Australian car parks
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180103/e9d8b5d6c29bf44f1511dcc045105d89.jpg)
My patrol and commodore look the same in the local shopping center carpark... actually Mitz 380's barely fit... that's what you get for the council demanding the developers put in extra parking spaces..  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 03, 2018, 07:46:20 PM
40k gets ya this
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OWYAAOSwZqZaJ0PQ/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/apsAAOSwttVaJ0Pp/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yGAAAOSw3ZtaJ0RA/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Bird on January 04, 2018, 10:27:18 AM
Now that's different... ugly but different...

Quote
The Only 32 Three Window Coupe powered by this extremely rare motor

The Rod Bods Downunder Fibreglass 1932 Three Window Coupe Body is powered by a GMC V12 Twin Six Motor (702 Cubic Inch) with a Turbo 400 Gearbox.

 The body has been mounted on a 32 Chassis

The interior has been fitted with black leather bucket seats and has been fully trimmed with black leather and carpet.

A set of six Dolphin Gauges have been mounted into the 32 Dash Panel, a 21 circuit wiring harness and pulse generator have been installed.

All external hinges and dress-up chromed
275 @ 2400 rpm
630 @ 1600-1900

(http://www.rodbods.com.au/V12_files/image003.jpg)

(http://www.rodbods.com.au/V12_files/twinsix_702_bsm.jpg)
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Post by: edz on January 04, 2018, 11:04:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT4rmlQv9I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT4rmlQv9I)  ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOirQyycd0o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOirQyycd0o)         Sounds alright too .

More than enough torque there to pull several sailors of ya sister .. ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 04, 2018, 12:12:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT4rmlQv9I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT4rmlQv9I)  ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOirQyycd0o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOirQyycd0o)         Sounds alright too .

More than enough torque there to pull several sailors of ya sister .. ;D
the ad actually said it will tow a campertrailer :D
what about towball weight for 1932??
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 04, 2018, 04:40:16 PM
They're still out there waiting to be discovered.  8)

The car: 1964 Cadillac Deville Convertible, 64k original miles. California car. Original owner had the car in his garage from brand new, passed away in 1990 and the car was parked and not driven since. 100% original, no rust at all, interior needs some work on seats (cracked). Small biff on left tail light and fender.

http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168174 (http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168174)

http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168258 (http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168258)

http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168260 (http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168260)

http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168262 (http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168262)

http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168173 (http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168173)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 04, 2018, 04:53:05 PM
Might get a tad cool driving around Illinois / Ohio in the winter in one of those .. :angel:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on January 04, 2018, 11:27:41 PM
Don't see many of these around, standard or modified. Bloke in Mackay is selling his '38 Studebaker rod.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/0f228d8d9a14309c39b3687f2225b9fa.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 05, 2018, 08:25:18 AM
Quote from: MattNQ
Don't see many of these around, standard or modified. Bloke in Mackay is selling his '38 Studebaker rod.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/0f228d8d9a14309c39b3687f2225b9fa.jpg)
ugly as a hat full of arseholes rat rod.. just like they should be  8) 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: MattNQ on January 05, 2018, 09:50:35 PM
ugly as a hat full of arseholes rat rod.. just like they should be  8) 8) 8) 8)
Yep it ain't pretty. I'd love to drive this to work every day (except when it is over 35 degrees pehaps....) He wants $20k for it unfortunately. 


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 06, 2018, 03:11:54 AM
Ya just gotta love, old Cadillac's and their reliability.

This is three separate responses from mates in America at the moment during their "big Freeze/Cold Snap.

1. Yeah my main cars are a '61 Chevy with 327/700R4 trans and good old '66 Corvair but neither one wanted to play nice this week so "Walter" my '64 series 62 coupe got the contract. Supposed to warm into the 20's next week so I should be able to give my other GM rides a chance to shine. Nothing like driving a BIG, HEAVY classic on icy roads though.

2. You are reminding me that the 64 Caddy was the most reliable car we owned when it came to always starting in the cold temps when the other cars were dead in the water
 She would always start and run

3. North Central Indiana- average high since Xmas has been 3 degrees F.  Wind chills average around -10 to -30 F. So cold my wife's 2014 CTS would not start Tuesday and we had to take the '64 Cad Coupe to work.  Hey it was either do that or walk five miles each way in the cold.  Matter of fact, I have been driving it all week because there has been great difficulty getting anything else on the lot going.  Lots of stranded motorists along the way, roads made of solid ice and snow that won't melt with more on the way.  Good times!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 07, 2018, 06:12:35 PM
Is this really 'worth' $22,000 ???  Rusty and needs restoration..
“Lower sections are quite rusty.. Car will need rust repairs and a full restoration"


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 07, 2018, 06:24:20 PM
Mate is selling a part restored Mini van at the moment (https://www.facebook.com/groups/buyswapsell/permalink/1558418010877948/?sale_post_id=1558418010877948&ref=messenger_share)... $7500... if interested let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.

"Complete car
Has rust needs a bit of work
Have heaps of spare parts to go with sale"

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p320x320/26169328_1555388741243850_8203453226746373666_n.jpg?oh=56543de1627c780a9eb76c69c6cf3a9d&oe=5AEB3EE0)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/26196235_1555388777910513_4359674787331061747_n.jpg?oh=08efb0b6207810efbf0669b540a21eb2&oe=5AB6B970)


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on January 07, 2018, 06:29:22 PM
Is this really 'worth' $22,000 ???  Rusty and needs restoration..
“Lower sections are quite rusty.. Car will need rust repairs and a full restoration"


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045)
Not to me it ain't
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: mumbls on January 07, 2018, 10:17:09 PM
Is this really 'worth' $22,000 ???  Rusty and needs restoration..
“Lower sections are quite rusty.. Car will need rust repairs and a full restoration"


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045)

No idea, but someone does. Had 36 people bid when i looked. Makes me wonder what the HK Monaro shell that we sold to the scrappy, after pulling the motor and gearbox out, would be worth :'(. Just wanted to put it into a Hilux  8). 20/20 hindsight, the things we do at 18.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: doc evil on January 08, 2018, 06:26:54 AM
Is this really 'worth' $22,000 ???  Rusty and needs restoration..
“Lower sections are quite rusty.. Car will need rust repairs and a full restoration"


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322971816045)

Nope.......if the motor was there and all numbers matched, maybe.........
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 08, 2018, 08:48:09 AM
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/273004007330/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/273004007330/)
What the fark??? Articulating Rodeo... ????
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 09, 2018, 03:52:41 PM
429 Cadillac motor..... (NOT MINE EITHER)

Try and pick which piston is the problem one.

http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168887 (http://6364cadillac.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=6543066%3AUploadedFile%3A168887)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 09, 2018, 07:04:37 PM
At least it doesn't have a leg out of bed.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on January 09, 2018, 07:20:52 PM
Would love one of  these in my f350😎
http://www.enginelabs.com/news/a-look-back-at-the-702ci-gmc-twin-six-v12-engine/
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 09, 2018, 07:24:37 PM
Always wanted one of these as a teenager as everyone else in town had V8's... but I could never afford the $2000 they were asking :(
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282800386666 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282800386666)

20k - reserve not met ???
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 09, 2018, 10:19:46 PM
Would love one of  these in my f350😎
http://www.enginelabs.com/news/a-look-back-at-the-702ci-gmc-twin-six-v12-engine/ (http://www.enginelabs.com/news/a-look-back-at-the-702ci-gmc-twin-six-v12-engine/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT4rmlQv9I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbT4rmlQv9I)  ;D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOirQyycd0o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOirQyycd0o)         Sounds alright too .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 11, 2018, 03:37:23 PM
His Dad wouldn't buy him a tricycle when he was little and he never really got over it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGqvY4ZCPHg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGqvY4ZCPHg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 11, 2018, 03:39:58 PM
Mates with passion and common interests turning pub talk into reality and living out their dreams.
Come along for a ride in an E48 6 Pack Valiant Charger at Targa Tasmania 2016.

https://vimeo.com/250400724
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 11, 2018, 07:56:54 PM
His Dad wouldn't buy him a tricycle when he was little and he never really got over it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGqvY4ZCPHg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGqvY4ZCPHg)
Reckon there would have been a few quick throttle chops till he got used to the soft suspension wind up  .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 11, 2018, 08:37:39 PM
Mates with passion and common interests turning pub talk into reality and living out their dreams.
Come along for a ride in an E48 6 Pack Valiant Charger at Targa Tasmania 2016.

https://vimeo.com/250400724
WHAT A GREAT VIDEO .. Thanks Birdman...    Totaly enjoyed that .. Poor Buggers to have the finish snatched away like that .. But thats Racing .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2018, 08:05:40 AM
Quote from: edz
Poor Buggers to have the finish snatched away like that .. But thats Racing .

That would have been soul destroying.. even missing all the social events at the end with presentations etc I noticed he didnt say 'we'll be back'... but it was his second crack at it. Some awesome sounding V8's in that vid...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 12, 2018, 01:24:11 PM
Not sue if this will lift across or not..... here goes.... the good ol days.

Ok, it did lift across. Guess who is driving the pink 34 Ford Coupe.  ;D

https://www.facebook.com/WildBunch80s/photos/a.1663686410568509.1073741828.1663683710568779/1670585509878599/?type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/WildBunch80s/photos/a.1663686410568509.1073741828.1663683710568779/1670585509878599/?type=3)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on January 12, 2018, 04:05:18 PM
Bloke I went to school with just picked this up. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/c56de58574bd753687015f71456788fb.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 12, 2018, 05:14:32 PM
looks good.... what did that cost him?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pete79 on January 13, 2018, 06:26:16 AM
I had my own little shed find yesterday.

This 200B hidden in behind a bunch of busted old steam boilers.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/065441eca4a45eb668e928ebfa6190e2.jpg)

And this Humber that was apparently on the road until just a few years ago.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/6e22077a54157aaf0036a6023bca3831.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/0a2a4cb9729052eaecd707937f1c903a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/8c16f8253853e92d94f87c5ae831672f.jpg)
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Post by: MattNQ on January 13, 2018, 03:06:01 PM
looks good.... what did that cost him?
No idea. He posted it on FB. May not want the missus to know..... I might ask quietly :)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: NewieCamper on January 15, 2018, 08:17:28 PM
First saw this not long after I moved locally.  Guess that means it’s been sitting there for a (not) good 20years and the climate is most certainly not dry in Newcastle.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152865015997 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152865015997)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Marcus73 on January 15, 2018, 08:30:15 PM
Just a few of the toys I've had to play with in the past few months. I'm a Holden man but these are pretty cool....


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 16, 2018, 08:06:25 AM
Quote from: Marcus73
Just a few of the toys I've had to play with in the past few months. I'm a Holden man but these are pretty cool....
VERY nice... I'll take the red one thanks
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 16, 2018, 11:50:43 AM
I recall vividly being very sideways in a Wild Violet coloured  Worked 351 Falc at full noise on Fat rubber at night on a very skinny,  tight n twisty country road .. Scary fast BUT JEEZ it was great fun .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 16, 2018, 01:30:32 PM
VERY nice... I'll take the red one thanks

Mate, i'm not that picky.... i'll just take all 3 of em'

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 16, 2018, 01:46:40 PM
Mate, i'm not that picky.... i'll just take all 3 of em'
red just looks the more original of the 3 ;)

70k gets me this replica
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NmkAAOSw8b1aN0rm/s-l1600.jpg)


105k gets me this one
1970 Ford Falcon XW (RE-BODIED) Gtho Phase II Candy Apple Red Manual 4sp M
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/f2sAAOSwkh9aXV7X/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Marcus73 on January 16, 2018, 07:43:28 PM
Only one real one in of the three and that was the green one. Unfortunately that recently caught fire so a few repairs are now needed.


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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2018, 08:12:06 AM
we had Sam on one of Eric's Old School Cruisers group runs... top bunch, and don't they get a turn out.. Masters carparks weren't big enough (but most of the sites are locked up now anyway :( )
https://www.melbourneoldschoolcruisers.com.au/ (https://www.melbourneoldschoolcruisers.com.au/)


very nice car, turned some heads when it showed up too LOL
(http://www.ozwild.com/madsam-02.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2018, 08:15:24 AM
Yes P L E A S E

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215178869929207&set=gm.2041697986078423&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215178869929207&set=gm.2041697986078423&type=3)

57 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26731593_10215178870049210_8824672423305595098_n.jpg?oh=83c1ffda245f2b0f61846c915a63cb57&oe=5AEEED96)

$69,900
Running a 454ci big block, Edelbrock intake,HEI dizzy, rebuilt 750 Holley, coated headers, gilmer drive. Battery in boot.

Fresh TH700-r4 trans, 2500rpm stall converter. Lokar shifter linkage & kick down cable.

Narrowed 9” LSD with 3.89gears & 31 spline axles.
 Aluminium Afco Racing radiator with 16” Thermo fan, PWR trans cooler.

All new tubular upper & lower control arms, adjustable coil overs, steering linkages & tie rod ends etc, heavy duty front sway bar, 4 wheel disc brakes.

20x8.5 & 22x10 Billet Intro Wheels.

New wiring throughout.
 No rust at all. As you can see in pics floor pans are like new, & painted same colour underneath as exterior of Car.
 2 layers of carbuilders heat & sound insulation on floors.
 Bluetooth headunit in glove box.

Mod plated in Qld.
 Currently on club rego so non-transferable.
 Feel free to PM or call 0452622623 for more info/pics. No time wasters please.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 17, 2018, 02:12:17 PM
Nice car... these do look tough I reckon

From interwebs

$35,000
1984 Dick Johnson XE Replica..
Listing for a friend with no Internet so please phone Darren
351 Cleveland..
Road registered..
Comes with number plates..
Pay transfer and drive away...$35000..
This price only till Monday 22nd
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/q82/s720x720/26961756_1559082630840897_3533226625693318980_o.jpg?oh=f3961b58530f1d993d56c70f033e53f7&oe=5AE6F847)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p320x320/26731181_1559082500840910_3600265959658186623_n.jpg?oh=c26cc1d2b4b3c6e944dcaf916ccbf323&oe=5AEF2F4F)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 17, 2018, 03:52:25 PM
Just wait until I post a pic of the wife's new wheels...... baaaaaargain and big thanks to my mate Doug for selling it me at the price he did.

Not what i'd deem as OLD or COOL really, but its funny, you think 2001 models are still near new, but far from it.

10/2001 Statesman, white with silver trim.
5.7 LS Gen 3,full leather interior, new brake rotors, pads and windscreen and road worthy for $1,650 (only 5 weeks of rego left)
19 inch alloys, good rubber, sports exhaust, sunroof.

Shannon's guy insured it for more than the sale price, which is pretty rare.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 17, 2018, 04:25:16 PM
Gold plated Bowtie Chev badges are pretty cheap on Fleabay Kev .
Nice pick up by the way .. ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 18, 2018, 04:50:10 PM
Hmmmm..... NO

Picked it today, not a bad thing either. drives good and all that crap.
The wife likes it..... even the rumbly exhaust.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Marcus73 on January 18, 2018, 09:15:26 PM
Just another bit of eye candy. This one is the real deal and at the time the only one in Australia and unless there's anymore that have been brought here since its sale, there's now none.
Sometimes I just love my job!


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Post by: doc evil on January 19, 2018, 07:33:46 AM
Just another bit of eye candy. This one is the real deal and at the time the only one in Australia and unless there's anymore that have been brought here since its sale, there's now none.
Sometimes I just love my job!


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I meet a guy quite a few years ago now (midish '80s), that worked at KarKraft in the US (he was an Aussie). He had an original Auto tranny out of a prototype that was never used.
Built a replica from memory around the auto.
This bloke did a lot of work with Alan Moffat in the early days again with KarKraft............for the love of my failing memory, I cannot recall his name tho.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 20, 2018, 02:31:35 PM
I had my own little shed find yesterday.

This 200B hidden in behind a bunch of busted old steam boilers.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/0a2a4cb9729052eaecd707937f1c903a.jpg)

And this Humber that was apparently on the road until just a few years ago.


'64 Super Snipe?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 20, 2018, 02:39:35 PM
That Humber will be full of hidden rust.
Great car in their day, real limmo, Great Granpa had one.
Built like a tank.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 20, 2018, 03:03:10 PM
That Humber will be full of hidden rust.
Great car in their day, real limmo, Great Granpa had one.
Built like a tank.
My auntie drove one.

Edit: She traded it for a Pontiac Parisienne...
2nd Edit: '68 Parisienne, way cooler than a Caddy....  >:D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 20, 2018, 03:27:42 PM
It's funny looking back. In the late 60's, early 70's, my old man was a car salesman, as were his brother, and brother in law. Even though it was in Ipswich, there were some cool cars to be had. My old man had a few different ones. "61 Chrysler Royal, 69 Rambler Rebel, 69 Chevvy Impala. And we used to buy stuff like FJ, FC FE EK etc Holdens, for under $100 back in '69-'70. We used to buy them and strip them down and sell them as parts. Some we used to drive in the scrub, after removing guards, bumpers and sale-able, easily damaged parts, and do "time trials" FMD there was some carnage. The Chrysler Royal even ended it's days as a scrub basher.

With the Holdens, if I bought the car, I'd get family discount, my brother got spotters fee, my old man got commission, and I just bought a nice FJ Holden for about $75.00.  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 20, 2018, 03:30:23 PM
WHHHHHHHAAAAT.

Never, ever, in a trillion years..... Better than Caddy..... I knew my ears were burning earlier.
I just thought that when ya took 3 Viagra, maybe ya ears do burn..... but NOOOOOOO. it was you.... you... you.
Oh, You horrible man.

I did own a 63 Pontiac about 20years ago, cool old LeadSled.

Hmmmph, better than a friggin Caddy... and its Cadillac, you friggin hick  :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Troopy_03 on January 20, 2018, 03:31:25 PM
 :cup:
WHHHHHHHAAAAT.

Never, ever, in a trillion years..... Better than Caddy..... I knew my ears were burning earlier.
I just thought that when ya took 3 Viagra, maybe ya ears do burn..... but NOOOOOOO. it was you.... you... you.
Oh, You horrible man.

I did own a 63 Pontiac about 20years ago, cool old LeadSled.

Hmmmph, better than a friggin Caddy... and its Cadillac, you friggin hick  :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 21, 2018, 03:45:09 AM
This is pretty wild.... and on the road.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1956-Holden-FJ-Ute-unfinished-project/192429428138?hash=item2ccdb00daa:g:kN4AAOSw05taXvz1&rmvSB=true (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1956-Holden-FJ-Ute-unfinished-project/192429428138?hash=item2ccdb00daa:g:kN4AAOSw05taXvz1&rmvSB=true)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 21, 2018, 05:09:56 AM
At least it works, mildly funny, but 4 m and 30 s of your life you can never get back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4g2bp_gZDE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4g2bp_gZDE)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 22, 2018, 11:32:35 AM
This is pretty wild.... and on the road.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/192429428138 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/192429428138)
was reading that other day
but I'd prefer this...
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152847679046 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/152847679046)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 22, 2018, 01:16:41 PM
I don't mind those old thunderbirds and their prices are climbing every week, but geez, they had some rust issues over the years.

$120,000 seems pretty keen though.  ???
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 22, 2018, 02:22:44 PM
This is the Holden Statesman I picked up last week for $1,650.
Now, i did buy it off a very good mate and I did ask about 4 or 5 times...."are you sure?
The price was his idea, I didn't even try to haggle and I was prepared to spend more and he knew that.

He reckoned i'd done him plenty of good turns over the last 35 odd years we've known each other. (Buggered if I remember them)

 
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Post by: gordo350 on January 22, 2018, 02:25:57 PM
Geez nice. Did you check for blood stains in the boot ?😎
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 22, 2018, 02:27:42 PM
This thing came with 18 inch wheels, good rubber.....nice rumbly exhaust and drives well.
Even though the odometer says 227,300, it copped a new 5.7 lt under warranty at 50,000, as a lot of them did due to oil usage and piston rattle.
It got few scraps, a dent in the bonnet and a million chips in the paint and while its not OLD or COOL, we both love it.

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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 22, 2018, 03:29:51 PM
I'm sure you'll have it looking like new in a very short time.

Good pick up Jeepers.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 22, 2018, 03:32:30 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
I don't mind those old thunderbirds and their prices are climbing every week, but geez, they had some rust issues over the years.

$120,000 seems pretty keen though.  ???
agree with rust and dreamy price... Bloke down the end of the street has a beautiful Thunderbird.. only ever see it outsid his shed, never driven in all the years I've beenhere
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Post by: Bird on January 22, 2018, 07:08:04 PM
Speaking of rare and dreamy
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322988637428 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322988637428)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vdUAAOSwdd9aVBsV/s-l1600.jpg)

or

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/332517937661 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/332517937661)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/i7QAAOSw42JZAuz0/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: edz on January 23, 2018, 08:50:21 AM
Reckon  one as a 4x4 dual cab sitting a bit higher would do me nicely  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 23, 2018, 01:54:49 PM
Blah.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 23, 2018, 02:12:00 PM
Blah.
;D ;D ..
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Post by: Bird on January 23, 2018, 08:52:27 PM
Heres ya body for it ;)
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yhaaWxHQGdk/hqdefault.jpg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaaWxHQGdk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaaWxHQGdk)

or something like this?

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/46/3e/bb/463ebb256461dbd42388d4110d7f801f.jpg)
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Post by: Bird on January 27, 2018, 01:34:06 PM
What do you make of this mystery.. L34 with "history" only worked V8 delivered by Holden $200,000 ....
Colin Bond car? ???

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253381948384/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253381948384/)
Hint: ??? (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nUsAAOSwMYRaauPk/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Bird on January 27, 2018, 01:43:38 PM
Hey Jeepers, Do you know if this is one of Shanes??? I seem to remember it from his thread... stunning car!!!!!

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WY4AAOSwqYZZunsy/s-l1600.jpg)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/202195636814 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/202195636814)
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Post by: edz on January 27, 2018, 01:49:54 PM
This might answer a bit [  Track pack option L34 Torana  ] maybe ..http://www.gmh-torana.com.au/forums/topic/58494-lh-l34-torana-production-volumes/ (http://www.gmh-torana.com.au/forums/topic/58494-lh-l34-torana-production-volumes/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2018, 02:01:24 PM
This might answer a bit [  Track pack option L34 Torana  ] maybe ..http://www.gmh-torana.com.au/forums/topic/58494-lh-l34-torana-production-volumes/ (http://www.gmh-torana.com.au/forums/topic/58494-lh-l34-torana-production-volumes/)
for the price it would wanna be something off the planet special, like a Bond or Brock car with their wallet in the glovebox
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 27, 2018, 02:53:36 PM
Hey Jeepers, Do you know if this is one of Shanes??? I seem to remember it from his thread... stunning car!!!!!

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WY4AAOSwqYZZunsy/s-l1600.jpg)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/202195636814 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/202195636814)

Mate, not sure, he has so many go through his workshop. It rings a bell though, so very likely.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 28, 2018, 03:59:00 PM
If you remember the car cult movie, Running on Empty from waaaay back in 1882, then you might be interested in this.  8)

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiL-rXr-vnYAhUOObwKHeJoCUwQFggnMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cobar.nsw.gov.au%2Fnews-info%2Fevents-calendar%2Fgeneral%2Frunning-on-empty-festival-2018&usg=AOvVaw2LPkI5kupRk4_vkG4r5cQv (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiL-rXr-vnYAhUOObwKHeJoCUwQFggnMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cobar.nsw.gov.au%2Fnews-info%2Fevents-calendar%2Fgeneral%2Frunning-on-empty-festival-2018&usg=AOvVaw2LPkI5kupRk4_vkG4r5cQv)

Some of the best ever one liners came from this movie. Yeah, some of the continuity was dodgy at best, but who cared, it was an Aussie movie on Street racing in Australia.   yeeha.
I sure hope Max Cullen gets his backside there.

I'll move heaven and earth to attend this Festival.
As a 22 year old at the Capalaba Drive-in, I watched that nitrous bottle tap get opened on the XY, the way the car just punched the arse sideways as it hammered up the street, and I promised myself then there, I was gunna built a kick-arse nitrous car.

10 years later, in 1992, it was mission completed. 10:61 @ 130mph
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2018, 04:27:50 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
If you remember the car cult movie, Running on Empty from waaaay back in 1882, then you might be interested in this.  8)

we watched some of it being made.. the servo was opposite the bottleshop and beer garden at Kurnell where we used to hang...  as were many of the burnout/drag scenes, and the servo scene filling up at the Caltex, you can hear Mouses old mans AP5 val diff whine going past LMAO!!!!!!!! The early part where they start pushing his car etc and the sand is out the nell too...

https://www.carsguide.com.au/oversteer/forget-the-fast-and-the-furious-this-82-cult-hit-is-so-much-better-66873 (https://www.carsguide.com.au/oversteer/forget-the-fast-and-the-furious-this-82-cult-hit-is-so-much-better-66873)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiFsTFaB8mY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiFsTFaB8mY)
the yellow monaro at the end of the clip, its only a 6cyl lookin at the chrome rocker cover :D

the full movie is on youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4uE0UmxyPk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4uE0UmxyPk)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2018, 05:50:52 AM
It'll be interesting to see who can front up for the festival.... star wise.

Richard Moir (Fox) has had Parkinson's for a while now, so I wouldn't expect him to front and a couple of 'em have fell off the perch.

Penne Hackford-Jones (female cop in leather) died about 5 years ago and some of the lesser known actors as well.

A lot of these actors are now late 50's and onwards and with Reb @ 77 years of age, he ain't getting any younger either.

Anne Semler, Reb's wife, is married to Dean Semler who is big in Hollywood with film making, so I reckon she's gunna be a long shot to attend.
It would be a hoot to see the Reb's garage crew back together though, all 5 of them speaking a few famous lines.

For true car guys/girls from that era, this really is, the last time this we're likely to see this happen I would think.

 
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Post by: Bird on January 29, 2018, 07:30:35 AM
It'll be interesting to see who can front up for the festival.... star wise.

Richard Moir (Fox) has had Parkinson's for a while now, so I wouldn't expect him to front and a couple of 'em have fell off the perch.

Penne Hackford-Jones (female cop in leather) died about 5 years ago and some of the lesser known actors as well.

A lot of these actors are now late 50's and onwards and with Reb @ 77 years of age, he ain't getting any younger either.

Anne Semler, Reb's wife, is married to Dean Semler who is big in Hollywood with film making, so I reckon she's gunna be a long shot to attend.
It would be a hoot to see the Reb's garage crew back together though, all 5 of them speaking a few famous lines.

For true car guys/girls from that era, this really is, the last time this we're likely to see this happen I would think.
agree...

The genuine "FOX" car was on ebay few years ago for phone number prices.

https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1603/ripper-car-movies-running-on-empty-(1982) (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1603/ripper-car-movies-running-on-empty-(1982))
Street machine
VERDICT: 5/5  8) 8) 8) 8)

it is a great movie, **** I'll have to watch it again tonight now....

Running on Empty 2 could be interesting.. plenty or banter about it several years ago... hope they dont modernize it and **** it
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Post by: Bird on January 29, 2018, 07:47:21 AM
not sure what to make of it
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/27173251_10155987559871904_4659808298859099088_o.jpg?oh=34e8e1f3e9ad1a67828337f144e8fe7a&oe=5AE9D788)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 29, 2018, 11:01:23 AM
That just looks a bit wrong.

Had a look at a very nice, 1948 chevy Fleetmaster "bomb" yesterday. 8)

Really nice car, all very period correct, with a swamp cooler.
I'll get some pics and post 'em later on.

Google Chevy Fleetmaster Bomb if anyone doesn't know what i'm talking about. ::)
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Post by: Bird on January 30, 2018, 01:35:03 PM
I was wondering what I should spend my 1.2 million that I dont have on...

https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Lexus-LFA-2012/OAG-AD-15584285?Cr=1 (https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Lexus-LFA-2012/OAG-AD-15584285?Cr=1)
(https://carsales.pxcrush.net/carsales/car/dealer/f1rhixyxzhmki3x63pnsf.jpg)

its 5yrs old, thats an old car for some peoplez
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 30, 2018, 04:40:28 PM
If ya want a laugh, yesterday, Shane took a couple of pics of our car parked beside a Dodge Dart Swinger.

Shane just stood there, looked at me and said, Shit, ya car makes the Dodge look like a toy.
Now, a Dodge Dart is a fairly sizable car, just a 2 door Valiant hardtop really, but the ol 64 sure dwarfed it.

I'm not sure how to lift the pics over, so you'll have to go to his HPEngines facebook thingy. Nup, seems I can lift 'em over after all.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/27164496_1760441873967078_5699359169372432570_o.jpg?oh=181f22589c93be4ef281cc38108b3b6f&oe=5AEDDFC5

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/27624818_1760441783967087_2392413067189367717_o.jpg?oh=a7ee8ca9c0ce3f8780ea2511d4cbc30c&oe=5B18ADF4
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jclures on January 30, 2018, 09:41:41 PM
It comes with full service history, I would think that should be none. ??? It has only done 3200klms
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Post by: Bird on January 31, 2018, 08:31:36 AM
Quote from: jclures
It comes with full service history, I would think that should be none. ??? It has only done 3200klms

Modern sports cars only driven once a blue moon probably need servicing/checking every 1000klms - less than once a year LOL!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 01, 2018, 04:13:10 AM
I thought this was pretty cool read:........ Rare as now....

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2013/04/18/yesterdays-car-of-tomorrow-1962-1963-oldsmobile-jetfire/ (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2013/04/18/yesterdays-car-of-tomorrow-1962-1963-oldsmobile-jetfire/)
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Post by: Bird on February 01, 2018, 08:26:39 AM
I'll take it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18eZC9gfpUA&feature=share (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18eZC9gfpUA&feature=share)

one of the most awesome engine fits.. looks so clean and tidy



The last thing we expected to see under the hood was a 2JZ engine! Turns out - this was a father/son build that has been put together over the past 3 years, and boy did it come out NICE. 30lbs of boost is enough to get this tank into the low 10’s.. now that’s MOVING!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 01, 2018, 08:55:07 AM
That's a 9 second car with a decent launch, and I mean, deep into the 9's too.

This thing is a surprise package too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snHQ9XEttL4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snHQ9XEttL4)

And then there's this...... funny as. nothing like revving the ring out of something to show off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj48a8_XmdA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj48a8_XmdA)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2018, 09:01:23 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
That's a 9 second car with a decent launch, and I mean, deep into the 9's too.
Hope he replaced the drums on it ;)
yea he even said it was a Shit launch, so in time with a few more runs, he'll be asked to fit a shute :D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2018, 02:32:50 PM
OOOO yes please!

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/U38AAOSw6lRaaf9U/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/382155524626 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/382155524626)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 01, 2018, 02:49:57 PM
That was for sale when we bought the Fleetwood. they must be ready for a savage offer soon.
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Post by: Bird on February 01, 2018, 02:51:39 PM
That was for sale when we bought the Fleetwood. they must be ready for a savage offer soon.
they certainly like to put photos in their ads over there compared to the 1 or 2 if your lucky here.

must admit, it would have to have or get a chop top.. **** they look sweet
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/PysAAOSwW9RaaR7h/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://imagehost.vendio.com/a/919277/view/IMG_061121108M.JPG) .. (https://imagehost.vendio.com/a/919277/view/IMG_052621108M.JPG)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 01, 2018, 03:04:59 PM
When we bought the Fleetwood, we were supplied 130 good quality pics.

Ya get the odd knob jockey who only whacks up a couple of pics, but they are the minority.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: doc evil on February 05, 2018, 07:20:43 AM
hey Jeepers, you weren't heading north on Sandgate rd around 4ish yesty arvo were ya?

Was turning off at Deagon and spotted a caddy in the mirrors
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Post by: Bird on February 05, 2018, 08:04:13 AM
Oh my..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3yHAfXlCQ&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3yHAfXlCQ&feature=youtu.be)
'we started it for teh first time since 1956 this morning....'  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2018, 01:27:59 PM
hey Jeepers, you weren't heading north on Sandgate rd around 4ish yesty arvo were ya?

Was turning off at Deagon and spotted a caddy in the mirrors

No mate, it wasn't me, but there is a white 63 that looks similar that lives around the northside somewhere.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on February 06, 2018, 09:31:51 AM
Love this beastie.
Need to find something a bit out there like this for my daughter's graduation this year.
Would stand out from the usual tarted up dunnydores and falc-hoons.

https://youtu.be/on3yHAfXlCQ (https://youtu.be/on3yHAfXlCQ)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2018, 11:41:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlRKSmHgzdE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlRKSmHgzdE)

Searching in the heart of North Carolina’s NASCAR country, automotive author and Barn Find Hunter Tom Cotter ventures into a garage full of cars and is hit with a lightning bolt. Parked before him is a silver 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/2, covered in decades of dust and spider webs. The Italian Sleeping Beauty has only 13,000 miles on the clock and, Tom soon realizes, is one of only a handful that were built with an alloy body. It just can’t get any better than this, Tom reasons, and then—miraculously—along comes a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427.


https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/01/24/ferrari-and-cobra-barn-find (https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/01/24/ferrari-and-cobra-barn-find)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2018, 09:38:56 AM
Preparation is well under way for the massive Max Jones Collection to be offered by Auction in Orange in March 16/17/18. A full 3 days of selling.. the quality and variety is endless. Take a look

https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/1791813120893737 (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/1791813120893737)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 09, 2018, 12:35:58 PM
The Ford Prefect is the best thing there.

Some cool old stuff that will sell for a price waaaaay too expensive for my wallet.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2018, 02:17:46 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
The Ford Prefect is the best thing there.
Some cool old stuff that will sell for a price waaaaay too expensive for my wallet.

me to.

I'd love to get a rack of old oil company oil bottles like this - but Im sure thats a phone number not a price :(

(http://www.oldsydneysigns.com.au/products/SHELL-motor-oil-rack-and-bottles.jpg)
or even nicer

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6b/fc/65/6bfc6500d8122cdd6f00f70629b8ba3b--bottle-rack-hotrods.jpg)

one of them would be handy for filling the patrol from a 20ltr drum.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 09, 2018, 04:29:01 PM
I have a mate that collects all that sort of gear. If I need a nostalgia fix, I just go around to his house (300 metres away)  8)

He's recently bought a pretty nice MK 3 Zodiac.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 11, 2018, 09:43:30 PM
It all depends on how you define old cars...


This was a new car when I was in the first years of high school....

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1316/13758441/24798794/413763649.jpg)

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/general-pistonheads/readers-car-of-the-week-dacia-duster-roadster/37532 (https://www.pistonheads.com/news/general-pistonheads/readers-car-of-the-week-dacia-duster-roadster/37532)

Full thread:
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=47&t=1723248&i=0 (https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=47&t=1723248&i=0)

Advert from the thread above:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3294/2994165753_55518024d5_o.jpg)
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Post by: edz on February 12, 2018, 06:25:18 AM
In the Pub over  a few Pints and a game of Darts .
Noddy said to Bob the builder :  " I Would realy like a Range Rover "   
Bob the builder said to Noddy  : " I could build you one "
Noddy and Bob agreed and several days later, Bob the Builder presented Noddy with his Shiny new red Range Rover .. ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2018, 01:53:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwoUCNFpfkI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwoUCNFpfkI)

seller was HOPING for 600k for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Futurliner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Futurliner)
http://www.kindigit.com/gallery/39-gm-futurliner/ (http://www.kindigit.com/gallery/39-gm-futurliner/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on February 13, 2018, 02:29:54 PM
Wouldnt that just knock your socks right off with that price for it  .. What a weapon  that bus is ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2018, 02:31:19 PM
Wouldnt that just knock your socks right off with that price for it  .. What a weapon  that bus is ..
i like the comments .. the real winner was the bloke that got outbid... LOL! insane $$$$
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 14, 2018, 03:58:12 AM
I think it was Hemmings, who did a big write a few years ago on these things. It was good story and a pretty wild concept back in those days.

From memory, i think one ran up the arse of another at one point too.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on February 15, 2018, 01:12:16 PM
the crane ....

because it had been in a shed for over 30 years and no longer access to the shed to get it to the street had cut out the back of shed and crane it over the house

lifted out in Melbourne a couple of hours ago ... this is the car ....
https://youtu.be/WhSZ1qc3KkI (https://youtu.be/WhSZ1qc3KkI)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/27982746_833181253557800_2844287918006204983_o.jpg?oh=75ddf8e092da75a8b6afe224d1785d6f&oe=5B15CE55)

https://www.survivorcaraustralia.com.au/mothball---tv-episode.html (https://www.survivorcaraustralia.com.au/mothball---tv-episode.html)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 15, 2018, 01:44:03 PM
Fantastic story to follow that car for the rest of time..... I just hope they don't go and restore it.
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Post by: Bird on February 15, 2018, 01:47:35 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Fantastic story to follow that car for the rest of time..... I just hope they don't go and restore it.
Being an XA, Im shocked it isnt a pile of rust sitting on the ground where a car used to be.
Youd wanna be confident in those slings ;)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27971822_833212750221317_1800953235156584540_n.jpg?oh=86c347be98d5b40f778400d8b7e4730b&oe=5AD83EBC)

It'll probably be on the news tonight
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Post by: edz on February 15, 2018, 02:57:26 PM
Wow what a great  find .. Reminds me of the one we found up on the farm in the hills, But a million times better condition .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 15, 2018, 03:40:34 PM
I use to Shit myself when the boat was in the sling on the odd occasion it had to come out of the water, but it wasn't that high.
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Post by: Bird on February 15, 2018, 03:45:34 PM
I use to Shit myself when the boat was in the sling on the odd occasion it had to come out of the water, but it wasn't that high.
love to see it fall through the roof!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 15, 2018, 03:53:05 PM
Nah, that's a bit harsh.  :D

Preserve... preserve... preserve is the go with that car.  8)
They are only original once and that's why I won't touch up anything on the Caddy.
Our car is far from perfect, having had more hits than Elvis, but we still have about 75% of the original paint from 1964.
Same with our trim too, although, the hood lining will get replaced in the next 12 months.



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Post by: Rumpig on February 15, 2018, 05:14:51 PM
I use to Shit myself when the boat was in the sling on the odd occasion it had to come out of the water, but it wasn't that high.
the sling ain't the only worry....i know of a 45ft'er that fell over from it's stand whilst being worked on about a year and a half ago. The boat was repaired, but if you were well offshore and heard a noise, in the back of your mind you'd have to wonder if the boat was breaking in half wouldn't you?.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 15, 2018, 05:17:34 PM
=p
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Post by: edz on February 15, 2018, 09:16:21 PM
Could the Hood lining be carefully  steam spot cleaned Kev or some otherway .I dont recall any tears in it Or was it a bit threadbare in places ? . Can you still get the original material / Hood liner kits from  traders in the states ..
I know the Brother got OEM Grade Hood liner kits for his Cortina Trio,   from specialists in England at fairly reasonable rates ..
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 16, 2018, 03:18:48 AM
SMS fabrics in the states has the correct stuff.
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Post by: brickiematt on February 16, 2018, 04:36:35 AM
the crane ....

because it had been in a shed for over 30 years and no longer access to the shed to get it to the street had cut out the back of shed and crane it over the house

lifted out in Melbourne a couple of hours ago ... this is the car ....
https://youtu.be/WhSZ1qc3KkI (https://youtu.be/WhSZ1qc3KkI)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/27982746_833181253557800_2844287918006204983_o.jpg?oh=75ddf8e092da75a8b6afe224d1785d6f&oe=5B15CE55)

https://www.survivorcaraustralia.com.au/mothball---tv-episode.html (https://www.survivorcaraustralia.com.au/mothball---tv-episode.html)

That was our neighbour across the road!!
Whole street came out to watch, I was getting regular picture updates from my wife.
It's been sitting in there for ever, and our next door  neighbour and Barney's (the owner) son finally convinced him to part with it!!
I'm spewin i didnt get to see the "extraction", it was a pretty big deal; news crews, car programs and magazine photographer's.
Cool thing is, Alan Moffatt was there to witness the whole thing!!
 :cheers:
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Post by: Bird on February 16, 2018, 10:18:32 AM
Quote from: brickiematt
Cool thing is, Alan Moffatt was there to witness the whole thing!!
 :cheers:
he didnt look well when they interviewed him either :(
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Post by: macca on February 16, 2018, 12:26:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwoUCNFpfkI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwoUCNFpfkI)

seller was HOPING for 600k for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Futurliner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Futurliner)
http://www.kindigit.com/gallery/39-gm-futurliner/ (http://www.kindigit.com/gallery/39-gm-futurliner/)
I watch Dave Kindigs show all the time i revkon he does great custom work

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Post by: Bird on February 16, 2018, 01:27:03 PM
Interesting
http://www.hrc.org.au/images/Memories/Warwick_Bryce/186__DIESEL_Holden_Red_Motor__Oct_2017-2.pdf (http://www.hrc.org.au/images/Memories/Warwick_Bryce/186__DIESEL_Holden_Red_Motor__Oct_2017-2.pdf)
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Post by: edz on February 16, 2018, 04:44:04 PM
Ohh to have blokes of the likes of Maurice,  Dunstall , Duggan, Irving and  Foster with the lets just have ago it attitude around again ..The  Rotary valve heads for Holden 6's, The twin and single .overhead cam head conversions, Fitting Falcon cast 2v high port heads ,  Chrysler 6 HEMI heads to Holden 6's, Bolt on SOHC kits for Chev / Ford V8's   too .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 16, 2018, 04:56:46 PM
I was in Footy Shorts Shane's workshop today for a chinwag..... lots of cool stuff on the go. :cup:

Very talented guy.
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Post by: brickiematt on February 17, 2018, 04:07:20 AM
he didnt look well when they interviewed him either :(

Yeah, thought the same thing when i saw it on the  news.
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Post by: MattNQ on February 17, 2018, 11:59:21 PM
$5500. Complete car. Looks straight and tidy. Looks like a good buy.
Wish I had spare $$....and a shed....
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/78d50ff1cd4ad8a6068bccc98c04a6e6.jpg)

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Post by: Bird on February 19, 2018, 11:27:12 AM
impressive!
https://www.facebook.com/UniqueCars/videos/1139943819403579/ (https://www.facebook.com/UniqueCars/videos/1139943819403579/)
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Post by: edz on February 19, 2018, 11:43:48 AM
Bet the driver was wrecked after that stint .. Concussion, Neck troubles, lower back spine, muscle  , kidney troubles and a broken arse  ;D ;D
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Post by: Bird on February 19, 2018, 12:51:22 PM
Bet the driver was wrecked after that stint .. Concussion, Neck troubles, lower back spine, muscle  , kidney troubles and a broken arse  ;D ;D
that and no mini has ever gone through 1 small puddle and kept going, let alone 1/2 way through the Thames and took the jump :D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 19, 2018, 01:16:46 PM
Pretty funny but.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 19, 2018, 01:59:01 PM
Educational too.
Lotsa drivers, now, would have totaled the vehicle and not be able to continue.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 19, 2018, 03:22:59 PM
This Valiant Charger has done the US Drag Week for a lot of years. (it gets shipped back and forth like a yo-yo)

5 tracks over 5 days with around a 1,000 or more miles between 'em and it has to be street driven. John, has run 7.4's before  in the 190's, but on Saturday night in Perth, it ran a 201 MPH top end. The car was driven carefully off the line due to wheel spin. Worth a look.


https://www.streetmachine.com.au/street-machine-tv/drag-racing/1802/john-faraone-charger-runs-756201mph-video (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/street-machine-tv/drag-racing/1802/john-faraone-charger-runs-756201mph-video)
 
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2018, 04:20:18 PM
This is a few years old now, so i'm guessing she's carked it by now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxCpK1W_Gjw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxCpK1W_Gjw)
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Post by: Bird on February 23, 2018, 12:55:15 PM
Australia's first Survivor Car & Barn Find Show is on next weekend at the new Shannons showroom,
40 Corporate Drive Heatherton (Moorabbin) Vic.

Come along and be amazed with real farm fresh Barn-Finds that have never been seen before!
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Post by: jwb on February 24, 2018, 08:07:02 AM
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Post by: Ragman on February 27, 2018, 11:28:22 PM
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had one very nearly like that many years ago, except mine was an LJ instead of the the LC pictured.
was a cool car till my nephew wrapped it around a lamp post.
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Post by: Bird on February 28, 2018, 09:35:36 AM
Quote from: jwb
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There was one at local servo few weeks ago, at idle the whole servo roof was shaking like Shit... NFI was size donk was in it, but the twin 3in pipes ending at the diff and biggest rubber I've seen on a Torry in many a year were a good sign.
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Post by: jwb on February 28, 2018, 12:56:05 PM
Spotted this a few weeks ago!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180228/4a127132fb2ea76e6f36d48d912ce111.jpg)

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Post by: edz on March 04, 2018, 03:34:33 PM
Story goes it was done back in a time when people used them for speedway cars, Its a survivor currently running around North of Sydney apparently ..
Id have it in a heart beat,  V8 Auto Air etc, No wheezy stressed little oil burners or electric this's n thats to go kaput, A few drawbacks maybe but Bucket loads of style  .. Should have a sticker on it  " Old car with Altitude "   ;D ;D
Edit found another pic : Not a fan of the spare tire set up but hey ..
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Post by: alnjan on March 04, 2018, 04:13:56 PM
seen some complaining about it on facebook, I like it. 
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Post by: Rumpig on March 04, 2018, 05:56:20 PM
Was mowing my lawn yesterday and had a nice stock looking yellow HT GTS 350 Monaro pull up outside the house that is 2 doors down the street....stopped mowing for abit and drooled a little 8) 8)
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Post by: oldblade on March 05, 2018, 11:47:40 AM
This is my little toy a matching number 1968 mk1 Cooper s
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180305/6502b10e20416f7d2c996ab6cf84d82a.jpg)
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Post by: edz on March 05, 2018, 01:52:21 PM
Very nice, Got a soft spot for Mini's .. Never been around any corner ever, as fast as I have in a Mini cooper .. ;D ;D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 05, 2018, 03:15:09 PM
Very nice, Got a soft spot for Mini's .. Never been around any corner ever, as fast as I have in a Mini cooper .. ;D ;D

Oh bullShit, how would you fit in a friggin mini.
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Post by: Pottsy on March 05, 2018, 03:45:25 PM
Very nice, Got a soft spot for Mini's .. Never been around any corner ever, as fast as I have in a Mini cooper .. ;D ;D
They're like go karts, your arse is so close to the ground the sense of speed is heightened, it's a great feeling.  :cheers:
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Post by: edz on March 05, 2018, 03:55:46 PM
Oh bullShit, how would you fit in a friggin mini.
;D ;D ;D    I'll have you know I was flexible and thin once, I may or may not have looked like a pretzel in a Mini ..
 But Jeez the little Bugger was quick , Virtualy no suspension movement and sitting on near 10 " x 10 " rubber from memory .
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Post by: oldblade on March 05, 2018, 06:22:37 PM
yeah she is a little go kart and i love it :cheers:  as for corners what are they  ;D

You would be very surprised but we think mine was an ex cop car so if big coopers can get in them most people can

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Post by: Bird on March 06, 2018, 08:34:50 AM
Quote from: oldblade
This is my little toy a matching number 1968 mk1 Cooper s
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180305/6502b10e20416f7d2c996ab6cf84d82a.jpg)

awesome car for handbrake 180's... 360's and more :D
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Post by: Coolblue80 on March 06, 2018, 12:51:11 PM
This is my little toy a matching number 1968 mk1 Cooper s
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180305/6502b10e20416f7d2c996ab6cf84d82a.jpg)

A man after my own heart. My first car was a 76 mini clubman. Also had a 74 moke and a pretty neat 68 mini deluxe. The 68 had a 1310, twin 1 1/4 su carbs, big cam and straight through exhaust with a hot dog ( just to take the edge off of it). I'll scan a pick when I get home.
Cheers, Mike.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 06, 2018, 01:16:35 PM
A mate back when I was about 18...... shiiiit, that's 40 years ago.... :'(

Base model mini with a good engine and fitted a side draft weber to the silly thing.
Now, if you fit one of those, the weber hangs in the hole where the speedo should be.

One of the biggest little pieces of crap ever to get petrol in it..... it was rough, dings all over it....but Shit, could it haul when put to the test.

The odd backfire into the cabin was pretty normal.
For the life of me, I can't remember what became of it.... but i'm sure it was scrap iron long ago.

Its got me stuffed now what happened to the bloody thing.

I hope i'm not getting demen
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 06, 2018, 02:31:31 PM
How cool is this?

I went down to get some petrol for the coming week-end and stopped off to put in my lotto entry for the week.

A bloke walked up to me and said, Wow Man, I love your Cadillac, its gorgeous.

Anyway, as you do, we chatted for a while and he told me he had a 57 Seville and 60 Deville and a 63 Thunderbird. He asked if I'd restored the Fleetwood myself and he was a bit shocked when I said it wasn't/hasn't been restored, just maintained.

He told me he was from interstate, during the chat, it turned out, he'd imported the Thunderbird with the same people who bought our Fleetwood to Australia.

After some time, he introduced himself..... Hi, i'm Elvis and then gave me a business card and sure enough, his name is Elvis Leahy.

Look, I know its not "The Elvis", but who cares, not many people can say Elvis gave their car his approval.
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Post by: gordo350 on March 06, 2018, 03:20:21 PM
Should have let him drive it. Then get a sticker made for it. Driven by Elvis
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Post by: Coolblue80 on March 06, 2018, 03:31:57 PM
Righto. My first car. A 76 Mini Clubman. Stock as a rock. It was nicknamed PP. Power Plus(only a little bit sarcastic) Got it from a family friend. Had it for about six months fixing up a few things before I got my Ps. Had my licence for 4 days and stacked it going to pick a mate up and head into TAFE. Didn't make it to my mates place. Dirt road that I have known my whole life and a slight lapse in concentration.........BANG. And no I was not driving silly.
(https://i.imgur.com/OsCssMn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DELp3vH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bkMbTcE.jpg)

 My 68 Mini Deluxe. I got it with a stockish 1100 and drove it around while I found a 1275 and had it built. There was an old fella that had done his time on them when they first come out and he used to work from home. We ended up with a nice, balanced 1310 with twin 1 1/4 su carbs, exhaust and a really big cam that I chose. The old bloke(Bill) didn't agree with my cam choice and wasn't going to fit it. He was ranting and raving that it will be a pig below 3000 rpm and you'll have to rev the ring out of it to get the most out of the cam. In the end he fitted and he was right. It was a pig down low but golly gosh it was fun to wind it up. Especially when I had a source of 100LL Avgas. All on 4 wheels drum brakes. I had discs ready to go but never got around to fitting them. The final incarnation of the car is the photo with the white widened Cooper S rims. I redid the interior, new front and back bumpers, new flares and a good 2nd hand grille that we bent the louvres up a bit for some more airflow. My mate with his 5L VC Dunnydore couldn't touch around town. This one earned the name GRUMPY. My Girlfriend at the time ( now the Wifey) named it. She called it GRUMPY because she reckoned it never sounded happy. Big cams do that I suppose. I miss this car. I do have other pics but can't get to the box to get the albums out. No pics of my aforementioned Moke. Very fun car the Moke was.
(https://i.imgur.com/7lZdbSi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4JNVnE6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E67SxA3.jpg)

And my 76 Celica coupe. Holden Cyan Blue paint, retrimmed interior. 2TG 1600twin can with side draught solex carbs. Just a really neat, nice car. I'm actually looking at a couple of these on the net ATM. Thinking that this might be my next purchase. Although I think I want something with A/C this time around.
 
(https://i.imgur.com/p2KojLU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3LKLd0b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ob2FMF5.jpg)
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Post by: alnjan on March 06, 2018, 03:59:01 PM
https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/03/06/15/29/1977-holden-torana-to-fetch-a-quarter-million-at-auction

A pristine Holden Torana which sat in a North Sydney storage unit for almost 30 years is set to break records when it goes under the hammer next week.

The 1977 Holden LX Torana A9X hatchback is part of the Shannons Autumn Classic, where auctioneers expect it will fetch between $200,000 and $250,000.
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Post by: edz on March 06, 2018, 04:18:21 PM
Migaloo the conversation maker, Everywhere it goes the eyes follow .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 06, 2018, 04:49:17 PM
Migaloo the conversation maker, Everywhere it goes the eyes follow .

So does a petrol tanker.  :D

Taking it to the Redlands Rockabilly Revival this Sunday.
500 klm round trip, 25 l per 100.... oh dear.
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Post by: Bird on March 06, 2018, 04:53:52 PM
https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/03/06/15/29/1977-holden-torana-to-fetch-a-quarter-million-at-auction

A pristine Holden Torana which sat in a North Sydney storage unit for almost 30 years is set to break records when it goes under the hammer next week.

The 1977 Holden LX Torana A9X hatchback is part of the Shannons Autumn Classic, where auctioneers expect it will fetch between $200,000 and $250,000.
yea I'll take it thanks .... what awesome looking cars they are
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Post by: alnjan on March 06, 2018, 05:34:44 PM
yea I'll take it thanks .... what awesome looking cars they are

As a young bloke I always wanted an A9X, still do now.
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Post by: Bird on March 06, 2018, 05:36:38 PM
As a young bloke I always wanted an A9X, still do now.
x2...
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Post by: oldblade on March 06, 2018, 07:43:25 PM


(https://i.imgur.com/7lZdbSi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4JNVnE6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E67SxA3.jpg)

And my 76 Celica coupe. Holden Cyan Blue paint, retrimmed interior. 2TG 1600twin can with side draught solex carbs. Just a really neat, nice car. I'm actually looking at a couple of these on the net ATM. Thinking that this might be my next purchase. Although I think I want something with A/C this time around.
 
(https://i.imgur.com/p2KojLU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3LKLd0b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ob2FMF5.jpg)

I also had a 76 celica what an awesome little car
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Post by: MattNQ on March 07, 2018, 03:14:36 PM
Have you Mini fans seen this build on youtube? Probably not one for the purists.

Project Binky. Possibly the slowest Mini build ever, but quality work.
Bad Obsession Motorsports is the channel.

https://youtu.be/hViplB84We4

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Post by: Coolblue80 on March 07, 2018, 06:27:36 PM
Have you Mini fans seen this build on youtube? Probably not one for the purists.

Project Binky. Possibly the slowest Mini build ever, but quality work.
Bad Obsession Motorsports is the channel.

https://youtu.be/hViplB84We4

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I have been watching that one from the start. Very slow build. I laugh at the amount of tea they drink. Imagine the beer that would get drunk if it was an aussie build.
Cheers, Mike.
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Post by: oldblade on March 07, 2018, 07:32:23 PM
Have you Mini fans seen this build on youtube? Probably not one for the purists.

Project Binky. Possibly the slowest Mini build ever, but quality work.
Bad Obsession Motorsports is the channel.

https://youtu.be/hViplB84We4

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Love Blinky

Im one of those strange mini lovers
i like to flog them drive them like you stole it  ;D
Modify them within reason ie i tune mine via bluetooth  ;D
and just enjoy it
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Post by: edz on March 07, 2018, 09:16:54 PM
They most likely would have been better off to just build a tube frame chassis with tags for the mini panels to attach too .. AKA  like our V8 super taxis .. ..
Still been a fan of BINKY  from the start though .
Years back one of the guys in my old racing club was Shoe Horning a Leyland P76 V8 into a mini in an East West config . Lost touch over the years so dont know if it was ever finished or not, last I heard it was driveable 
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 08, 2018, 09:37:42 PM
Jeepers obviously you've never been pulled over by the NSW Highway Plods when they had Mini's.
Nothing like a NSW Plod peeling himself out of one, and then looking down on you.
They had some seriously big coppers driving Mini's on the Highways.
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Post by: Bird on March 09, 2018, 11:30:18 AM
https://www.streetmachine.com.au/street-machine-tv/1706/ls1-powered-leyland-motorhome-video (https://www.streetmachine.com.au/street-machine-tv/1706/ls1-powered-leyland-motorhome-video)

What a waste of an LS1, but sounds sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

leyland ls1 motor home
$12,000
Yarrawonga, Victoria
For sale I have a Leyland ls1 motor home with b&m shifter was registered in south aus with the ls1 and previously in Victoria with Holden 253. It drives good I drove it back from Adelaide with no problems at all. street machine did an article on this very bus! Very very regretful sale but it has to go to its new home as I would have love to have kept it and done her right up but time has been the issue for me please if you are interested in this give me a call as Facebook isn’t my biggest strength

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Post by: jwb on March 09, 2018, 11:53:09 AM
Looks pretty original !(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180309/3fe89a247ddd79a8b1f8e15a23e7beec.jpg)

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Post by: cardinal28 on March 09, 2018, 12:14:54 PM
So does the towbar !!! lol
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Post by: edz on March 09, 2018, 12:45:46 PM
No troubles with the Tow bar Its stood the test of time, Think our old HR Wagon had one similar that dragged a custom built Heavy 18' dual axle van half way round Australia ....  Draw it up, write up a brief and rubber stamp it as approved  ;D ;D
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Post by: edz on March 14, 2018, 08:39:38 AM
Old Skool new  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAfCKmg2w0A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAfCKmg2w0A)
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Post by: Bird on March 14, 2018, 10:20:18 AM
https://www.facebook.com/rustytruckphoto/posts/2127333377500634 (https://www.facebook.com/rustytruckphoto/posts/2127333377500634)
Nice ... very nice and doesnt it shine!
but needs a big arse big block in it :D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 14, 2018, 12:32:03 PM
This belongs to a very good friend of mine.... it has a very large 460 with attitude in it....C6, manual valve body, ratchet shifter...goes hard for a sled.

 https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29133631_10213731489194625_7632901009550868480_n.jpg?oh=df32496f8076d83862f7f0b62686db0b&oe=5B463375
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 14, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
https://www.facebook.com/rustytruckphoto/posts/2127333377500634 (https://www.facebook.com/rustytruckphoto/posts/2127333377500634)
Nice ... very nice and doesnt it shine!
but needs a big arse big block in it :D

RK motors has some really nice car porn and with prices to match
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Post by: Gazza00 on March 14, 2018, 12:51:58 PM
Old Skool new  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAfCKmg2w0A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAfCKmg2w0A)



Used to love watching this thing belting around Calder and Sandown years ago

http://www.motorsportretro.com/2014/01/australias-fastest-vw-fastback-thommos-ground-breaking-v8-sports-sedan/ (http://www.motorsportretro.com/2014/01/australias-fastest-vw-fastback-thommos-ground-breaking-v8-sports-sedan/)
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Post by: edz on March 14, 2018, 01:03:02 PM
Used to love watching him race his  Merc too .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Gg4Y8IDfY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Gg4Y8IDfY)
Miss watching the Sports sedans race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD-nJwz3RS0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD-nJwz3RS0)
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Post by: doc evil on March 14, 2018, 01:11:22 PM
Used to love watching him race his  Merc too .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Gg4Y8IDfY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Gg4Y8IDfY)
Miss watching the Sports sedans race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD-nJwz3RS0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD-nJwz3RS0)

Shame they butchered so many formula 5000's to create sports sedans..........

F5000, make real men go weak in the knees....... 8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-IwcGqopZg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-IwcGqopZg)
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Post by: jwb on March 14, 2018, 01:31:55 PM
.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180314/fb89f658386b7214cda9e5006c7078f5.jpg)

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Post by: Bird on March 14, 2018, 04:06:27 PM
Interesting... still not sure if I like it :D

http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/car-of-the-week/car-week-1930-ford-model (http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/car-of-the-week/car-week-1930-ford-model)
(http://wwwcdn.oldcarsweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/Model-A-Mail-Truck-3.jpg)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 14, 2018, 04:39:01 PM
This is much better.... the ol girl really liked it too.

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Post by: Bird on March 14, 2018, 04:46:27 PM
Another collection up forsale
https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/1836544453087270 (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/1836544453087270)
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Post by: alnjan on March 14, 2018, 07:17:00 PM
https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/03/06/15/29/1977-holden-torana-to-fetch-a-quarter-million-at-auction

A pristine Holden Torana which sat in a North Sydney storage unit for almost 30 years is set to break records when it goes under the hammer next week.

The 1977 Holden LX Torana A9X hatchback is part of the Shannons Autumn Classic, where auctioneers expect it will fetch between $200,000 and $250,000.

https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/03/14/15/59/1977-holden-lx-torana-a9x-sells-for-275000


Sold at Auction for $275000.   
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Post by: Paddler Ed on March 14, 2018, 07:50:03 PM
Not cars, but still cool:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180312-the-salvagers-who-raise-world-war-two-tanks-from-the-dead (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180312-the-salvagers-who-raise-world-war-two-tanks-from-the-dead)
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Post by: Bird on March 16, 2018, 09:10:53 AM
The owner of a 1977 Holden Torana had no trouble finding a buyer. The 'jasmine yellow' A9X model was expected to fetch $200,000 at a Shannons Car Auction last night. Instead an intense bidding war pushed the price up to $275,000.

Proof the Aussie muscle car still turns heads


https://www.facebook.com/7newssydney/videos/2044263812264408/ (https://www.facebook.com/7newssydney/videos/2044263812264408/)
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Post by: MattNQ on March 16, 2018, 10:58:37 PM
Driving the daughter to a netball season launch do tonight.
Trundling along next to this sweet '66 Mustang.
(no expert.. Just going off his numberplate....)
Immaculately restored. Gorgeous car. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180316/5238aaa7018bdab656bbbcff90d9f098.jpg)

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Post by: Bird on March 17, 2018, 11:17:29 AM
Quote from: MattNQ
Driving the daughter to a netball season launch do tonight.
Trundling along next to this sweet '66 Mustang.
sadly a dime a dozen round here these days
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 17, 2018, 01:57:19 PM
Shame huh....

So many Mustangs here its not funny.
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Post by: speewa158 on March 17, 2018, 02:29:44 PM
Parking cars in  Nagambie in September 17 for the Krankesters Car Show . A Bozo turned up in a Old Stingray  requesting he could park on the Black Top only .  l told him that over there he could see 4 , 64 Stangs that had managed to park on the grass , but if his car wasn't up to it ,,,,,,,,,,  . He parked on the grass & shut up        :'(                      :cheers:
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Post by: MadMarv on March 18, 2018, 10:06:11 AM
Have you Mini fans seen this build on youtube? Probably not one for the purists.

Project Binky. Possibly the slowest Mini build ever, but quality work.
Bad Obsession Motorsports is the channel.

https://youtu.be/hViplB84We4

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Just came across this thread the other night and wow how creative they have been in craming so much into a much smaller package .... carnt wait to see it finished
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Post by: edz on March 18, 2018, 01:09:46 PM
For those on Face crap go to LLOYDS  Auctions, They have the very 1st A9X Torana  that Holden built [ Authenticated etc ] up for Auction this month .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOVouu7BTjg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOVouu7BTjg)    .. $650K plus sale tag I would think
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Post by: Bird on March 18, 2018, 01:12:19 PM
For those on Face crap go to LLOYDS  Auctions, They have the very 1st A9X Torana  that Holden built [ Authenticated etc ] up for Auction this month .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOVouu7BTjg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOVouu7BTjg)    .. $650K plus sale tag I would think
There are many many many many things Im not proud of I'd do to own that car
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Post by: MadMarv on March 18, 2018, 01:34:56 PM
Meh ...... its just a holden ..... :-P
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Post by: DaveR on March 21, 2018, 06:24:08 PM
Here are some very cool old Austins for sale at the Brissy Manheim Auctions.
I believe it is the Rolls Royce donk, 4 gears forward and 4 back.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/808/40934666631_75d402dc53_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/793/27063332128_0fd4770516_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4776/40226154004_442dfef0eb_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4772/27063325658_0de5313732_c.jpg)

The round bit on top with the braided hoses is the dizzy cap. Water Proof they are, even has a fold up snorkle.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/799/40226135184_e915351f99_c.jpg)
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Post by: IanS on March 22, 2018, 01:31:33 AM
I used to have one of these, from memory they had a 5 speed box, 1st gear was pretty much a creeper gear, normally you started in 2nd. The motor is a Rolls Royce design but most of them where made under license by Austin. The reason you had the same number of gears in reverse was because the reverse gear was in the rear diff/transfer case, there was a tail shaft from the gearbox to the rear diff/transfer case and from there another one went forward to the front diff. With its four wheel independent suspension it was really comfortable to drive, especially for a short wheelbase unit.
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Post by: wilson79 on March 22, 2018, 11:43:02 AM
There are many many many many things Im not proud of I'd do to own that car

Me too!!!!!!
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Post by: Gazza00 on March 23, 2018, 09:21:24 AM

Here ya go Jeep's  .... and plenty of room for a mower or two in the back     ;D

https://blog.caranddriver.com/oh-my-god-its-a-mirage-the-rare-70s-cadillac-pickup-thats-very-very-real/

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 23, 2018, 12:30:44 PM
They're a pretty cool ol ute huh.

Evel Knievel had one way back when too.

Miller Meteor and Superior, the 2 big names in hearses and ambulances built a similar thing as well called Flower Cars.

I'd own one.  8)

How's this for factory hot up gear, if ya want ya mid 50's Cadillac to haul arse.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-Cadillac-dual-quad-carburator-set-up-with-air-cleaner/222887234912 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-Cadillac-dual-quad-carburator-set-up-with-air-cleaner/222887234912)

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Post by: Gazza00 on March 23, 2018, 08:50:47 PM
How's this for factory hot up gear, if ya want ya mid 50's Cadillac to haul arse.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-Cadillac-dual-quad-carburator-set-up-with-air-cleaner/222887234912 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-Cadillac-dual-quad-carburator-set-up-with-air-cleaner/222887234912)

Fuel must have been cheap back then   ....   hate to be feeding it today   :'( :'(
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Post by: edz on March 24, 2018, 08:29:56 AM
Sooo you want a bit of a tuning headache and tow a trailer full of fuel .... Hang this set up on ya Baby  ;D ;D  Sounds alright and runs smooth ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy8rufA6Pyw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy8rufA6Pyw)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 24, 2018, 12:44:40 PM
Its a bit of a slug. It looks all showy and crap, but one good carb would walk all over that set up.

What a wanker, to warm it up, he keeps cracking the throttle... no air cleaners....no hope.
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Post by: edz on March 24, 2018, 03:39:42 PM
Though you'd like it,  HA ha ha, Way way over carbed ...
Reckon a Hyundai would flog it, It was that quick .
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Post by: edz on March 24, 2018, 04:58:20 PM
[quote ]
There are many many many many things Im not proud of I'd do to own that car
[/quote]

Well Birdman, Heres hoping your $365.000 dollar A9X Torana  looks nice in your garage .
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Post by: Raym on March 25, 2018, 11:03:42 AM
A woman standing in the doorway of an RV/camper at an exhibition in London, 1927.

http://www.vintag.es/ (http://www.vintag.es/)…/a-woman-standing-in-doorway-of-rvcam…
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Post by: Ragman on March 26, 2018, 11:58:48 PM
A woman standing in the doorway of an RV/camper at an exhibition in London, 1927.

http://www.vintag.es/ (http://www.vintag.es/)…/a-woman-standing-in-doorway-of-rvcam…


in those days they understood aerodynamics but had no power to make it work. does my head in seeing vans with rounded fronts and square backs. anybody who understands aero knows the back is more important to aerodynamic efficiency.
 
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Post by: Bird on March 27, 2018, 11:15:22 AM
Well Birdman, Heres hoping your $365.000 dollar A9X Torana  looks nice in your garage .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqG54xBw2YI&spfreload=5 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqG54xBw2YI&spfreload=5)


one for Ford people
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkbk8xlH7uc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkbk8xlH7uc)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2018, 12:50:16 PM
The big issue with these big money cars, is you can't drive the friggin things.

Insurance will be through the roof and watching just one dash cam video clip will see the car stay in the garage.
Every mile, every stone chip, will see the decline of 'em, by way of wear and tear etc. (IMHO)

One car for say, $300,000 or $400,000 or 10 cars and have a fleet.

Shit, i'd have a fleet, one for every day and a couple of spares. 
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Post by: Bird on March 27, 2018, 12:53:50 PM
The big issue with these big money cars, is you can't drive the friggin things.

Insurance will be through the roof and watching just one dash cam video clip will see the car stay in the garage.
Every mile, every stone chip, will see the decline of 'em, by way of wear and tear etc. (IMHO)

One car for say, $300,000 or $400,000 or 10 cars and have a fleet.

Shit, i'd have a fleet, one for every day and a couple of spares.

Mate brought up an interesting point... with the decline in AU car manufacturing and car racing being a joke, do you think there will be a market for "old" cars like there is today? EG: modern 'race cars for the street' in 40yrs time?
 
or even the GTHO or A9X... wonder what they would be worth then..
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 27, 2018, 01:09:10 PM
Its a tough one Bruce, no-one ever thought a GT would ever sell for the dollars they do now, so who knows.

I had a mate sell an XY GT back in the mid 90's for $18,000 and at the time, it was good money.
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Post by: Bird on March 27, 2018, 01:50:51 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Its a tough one Bruce, no-one ever thought a GT would ever sell for the dollars they do now, so who knows.

I had a mate sell an XY GT back in the mid 90's for $18,000 and at the time, it was good money.
We paddock bashed a mates Monaro as teenagers, then... it caught fire. we did that with heaps of cars we got for ~$10... some would be worth diamonds now :'(
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 27, 2018, 04:12:59 PM
If the Greenies and the Engineers etc. get their way, you won't be able to get fuel to run them.
LPG has a finish date now, and not long to go either.
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Post by: edz on March 27, 2018, 04:29:14 PM
Stuff em I'll  make my own fuel
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 27, 2018, 04:49:55 PM
Can you build a bigger version Edz?
I reckon we could get in on a good thing soon. >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: Bird on March 27, 2018, 05:38:15 PM
If the Greenies and the Engineers etc. get their way, you won't be able to get fuel to run them.
LPG has a finish date now, and not long to go either.
Caltex Kurnell burnt off gas for decades before they found out it was valuable... It isnt going anywhere anytime anywhere near soon.
If the greens get their way... more chance of world peace.
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Post by: edz on March 31, 2018, 02:04:36 PM
A local has turned his pride and joy into a mobile Coffee / food van, Have seen the van around and its very nice . Always spins your head as it goes by .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 31, 2018, 02:37:06 PM
That's a great looking set up. (I'd raise the trailer height to match the van though)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 31, 2018, 02:47:42 PM
I've tried to compress a pic, not sure whether its worked.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 31, 2018, 02:51:12 PM
Ha ha, worked twice?
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Post by: edz on March 31, 2018, 04:32:34 PM
Is that Shanes beastie or a customer car Kev ?

Might be a new opportunity for you and Astrid,  kev, Something a bit easier than mowing .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 31, 2018, 05:18:28 PM
His own car...... the coffee thing might catch on.
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Post by: alnjan on March 31, 2018, 09:19:33 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Kustomikes/photos/a.115611501849.110950.110301641849/10155232324141850/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/Kustomikes/photos/a.115611501849.110950.110301641849/10155232324141850/?type=3&theater)

Something a bit different
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Post by: edz on March 31, 2018, 09:27:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4)   ;D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 05, 2018, 02:53:44 PM
A mate and I were talking on the week-end about different cars being compared. He came out with the fact, a 327 HK Monaro ran the quarter mile in 15.9 seconds and that my big ol yank tank wouldn't know which way it went.
I said, maybe not by that much, seeing the Fleetwood can run the quarter in a blistering 16.6 seconds, but with a higher top end.

So, because its a rain day here, as a point of interest, I've done some specs..... some surprising things showed up too.

1968 HK 327 Monaro.................... VS.............. 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood.

 327 cubic inch V8                                             429 cubic inch V8
 Compression ratio  8.75 to 1.                            10:5 to 1.
 Rated Horsepower 250 HP                                 340 HP
 Torque                 325 ft lbs                              480 ft lbs
 Car weight.           3296 lbs                               4872 lbs
 Final drive ratio     3:36                                     3:36 (All air conditioned cars got that ratio, non A/C cars got 3:00)
 Standing 1/4 mile. 15.9 et                                 16.6 et
 Top speed.           114 mph.                              123 mph   :o
 0 to 60 mph.        7.4 seconds.                           9.0 seconds. (takes time to get that much weight moving)
 Fuel consumption 15.3 mpg                               11.3 mpg.

The interesting thing is, at 60 mph, the Cadillac is 1.6 seconds behind the Monaro, but over the 1/4 mile, the Cadillac closes that in to only .7 of a second behind.

The big surprise, was the comp ratio of the 327. I would have thought it would've been around 9:50 to 1 as a minimum.   

I might have to ditch some weight out of the Caddy, it might be good for a decent 1/4 mile time after all.

The really sad bit is, the Holden Statesman I got for the wife for $1,650, will run a 14.7 over the quarter all day with ease.
Geez, bung a Chinese copy turbo on it, change the valve springs and the Statesman would run a high 10.
                               
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Post by: edz on April 05, 2018, 05:45:37 PM
Wonder if he ever finished his dream build
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Post by: edz on April 05, 2018, 05:48:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiMHRx3Z6FE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiMHRx3Z6FE) 
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Post by: gordo350 on April 05, 2018, 07:02:12 PM
I recall top gear doing a comparison 1/4 m drag between a e type jag, a Jenson intercepter and my wifes car. A 2005 honda accord. The accord finished lightyears ahead of them both
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Post by: Rumpig on April 06, 2018, 08:58:19 PM
Been sitting in the outdoor area of the Yamanto Tavern the past few hours watching classic muscle car after classic car go past. They must have had a meet up in the shopping centre car park next door...lost count of how many HQ’s, Monaros, Toranas, Mustangs, HO’s, Chevs, etc, etc, etc I saw....been pretty cool viewing and some awesome sounds to go with a few. 8) 8) Nice looking XU1 Torana going past as I type this  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 06, 2018, 11:09:11 PM
Retro modern Single Spinner Ford
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 06, 2018, 11:19:24 PM
Been sitting in the outdoor area of the Yamanto Tavern the past few hours watching classic muscle car after classic car go past. They must have had a meet up in the shopping centre car park next door...lost count of how many HQ’s, Monaros, Toranas, Mustangs, HO’s, Chevs, etc, etc, etc I saw....been pretty cool viewing and some awesome sounds to go with a few. 8) 8) Nice looking XU1 Torana going past as I type this  8)


This mob could be what you've seen Mal ..   http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/1003940/Artists/Monthly_Car_Enthusiasts_Night (http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/1003940/Artists/Monthly_Car_Enthusiasts_Night)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 07, 2018, 03:51:48 AM
If anyone is interested, next Friday is the 3 Day Drag Challenge starting @ Willowbank Raceway.

We'll be there in the Caddy. (not racing)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Rumpig on April 07, 2018, 07:35:18 AM
This mob could be what you've seen Mal ..   http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/1003940/Artists/Monthly_Car_Enthusiasts_Night (http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/1003940/Artists/Monthly_Car_Enthusiasts_Night)
it'd be well worth going to for a look around, going by all the vehicles we saw leaving from there over several hours. I don't know if they still do it or not, but the Elizabeth St shops at Acacia Ridge used to get heaps of people meet there in a similar meet up each week.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 07, 2018, 07:59:48 AM
Holden ute retro modern .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on April 07, 2018, 04:18:38 PM
Walked out of the Qld air museum at Caloundra today and saw this nice old girl. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180407/2e2e8cd5db6651db5a38e1d275888a79.jpg)

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Post by: Pottsy on April 07, 2018, 04:51:52 PM
Walked out of the Qld air museum at Caloundra today and saw this nice old girl. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180407/2e2e8cd5db6651db5a38e1d275888a79.jpg)

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Beautiful, someone's pride and joy!  ;D :D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 09, 2018, 06:13:04 AM
I stumbled across an 80 year old yesterday in the Mary Valley, with a 1970 Lincoln Continental Coupe in a shed/carport arrangement in his back yard.

Not a great car, but not a bad car either. It runs and drives still, so that is a good thing
Big ol 460 and auto of course, little bit of rust in the boot lid and under the vinyl roof, but very savable.
Last rego in 2014, interior pretty good, but it was the tyres that cracked me up.

Because his driveway gets slippery and ol 460 would spin the tyres, he'd fitted the Lincoln out with A/T 4WD tyres.

He reckons, it would track up the driveway perfect after that.
 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 09, 2018, 07:29:12 AM
lead sled Continental  American styling, Make it Big Ok ... ;D ;D be almost as big as the Caddy Kev .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 09, 2018, 04:12:25 PM
Couple of Kraut Wagons that turned up at our Cars n Coffee get together yesterday.

And a couple of others as well, ended up with 24 cars this time.


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 09, 2018, 04:38:28 PM
Getting a good roll up Kev, nice to see the different types too + plus good for the local shops .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 14, 2018, 05:03:46 AM
We took a run up yesterday to Willowbank for the Drag Challenge Week-end.

Some tuff.... very tuff.... and FRIGGIN TUFF cars on the track.

Best run of the day was an 8:01 from a torana hatch while an XW sedan ran @ 8:10 @ 170.
A mint look HK Premier ran a 8:24 and looked all class as it started the drive to Warwick.
The ol Dirty Bird 97 Falcon ute peeled off a 8:40.

A lovely XE ESP Falcon gave the wall a nudge with the front too.

1,200 Rear Wheel HP and when it snapped the tyres loose, it was around before he knew it.

They're all racing in Warwick today then drive back to Willowbank and race again on Sunday
You'll see a couple of run a 7 on Sunday too, last day, so turn the wick right up.
They have a set planned drive to follow, so these cars will cover around 500klm was well as race 3 days of back to back racing.

I was going to take the Fleetwood for the run up yesterday, (For the cooool factor) but at 25L per 100K, in the end, the Statesman won out. The other major factor, was if we were gunna bounce any wildlife on the way home in the dark, i'd rather it be the Statesman.

It returned 9.8 L per 100K too, so considerably cheaper day out.

Pisser though, gotta go out and mow today.... I hate working week-ends.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 14, 2018, 05:56:42 AM
Gunna try and copy and paste a pic or two.

The taxi went 11.5

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30629802_996430083846557_6909218875808677888_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d62cd30f3262ab3a33c1b3cee5de27c5&oe=5B599EBE

The quality of the cars was excellent.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30689336_996556487167250_5205074224686825472_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=021b98cd83b6acd3788bcde4cbfe00f7&oe=5B70D274

This Capri went 8.90 something naturally aspirated.  :cup:

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30705724_996555953833970_7613799597768441856_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c5191999b3e723d4acb8132436add075&oe=5B59BA4F

12.50 for the Sigma.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30724577_996559047166994_2127580305693868032_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=7d922069aa04b0e90b477fd08feee52b&oe=5B6A69DF

Dirty Bird, yep, this ran an 8.40.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30688954_996559073833658_4610235333093621760_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=9dfb0eda92aabba1b3da94083b44e257&oe=5B669506

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on April 14, 2018, 08:05:02 AM
Is the XW the Dandy Engines car?

That thing is mental.  2500HP twin turbo SB Windsor with FULL stock suspension front and rear.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 14, 2018, 09:11:48 AM
An Australian mini version of  Drag Week  USA, Kev .
These Street cars are are almost running the same times as the old Wild Bunch cars used to, If memory serves me right .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 14, 2018, 12:07:55 PM
No mate, not a Dandy car.... Brisbane jobbie.

Yeah Edz, been running in Oz for a while now, but this is the first Qld event.

8:50 was the cut-off for wild bunch back in the day.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 14, 2018, 12:28:14 PM
Jeepers, the Maroon and cream car in the last Pic.

Looks similar to a Riley, any more info on it pls.?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 14, 2018, 12:32:18 PM
Yep, its a 50 something Riley..... what do you need to know?

Its a local car.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 14, 2018, 12:39:18 PM
A friend has one as well, just curious, and wondered if I recognized it correctly.
Good luck with your casual meet ups.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Brisbane Puff on April 14, 2018, 12:40:07 PM
"Yep, its a 50 something Riley..... what do you need to know?"

It's a Riley Kestral.. '52 or 54..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on April 14, 2018, 01:09:36 PM
No mate, not a Dandy car.... Brisbane jobbie.

Yeah Edz, been running in Oz for a while now, but this is the first Qld event.

8:50 was the cut-off for wild bunch back in the day.
Cheers.

Insane times for 'street cars'.

Speaking of Wild Bunch. Someone mentioned to me during the week Ben Gatt turns 70 this year. Its his 30th year campaigning that sexy XA coupe.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 14, 2018, 01:23:27 PM
Used to love the State of Origin Shoot outs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGpppRtdZ8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGpppRtdZ8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 14, 2018, 01:38:55 PM
Ben was showing his true colours with the rainbow braces.....  ;D

This is just plain out sad....

In May 1998, in the pink 34 coupe, I was runner up in the state of origin wild bunch meeting to John Payne in the corvette.
We ran consistent 7.6's all day too.

That's 20 friggin years ago this month and 20 years ago this coming October since the Handbrake and I got married on the start line at Willowbank.

One of the announcers yesterday took one look at me as I walked into the tower and said.... "I know you, ya big C***.... how ya been."
It was pretty cool being back there again.
The next question he asked, was if i'd bought the Datsun 1200 back, as it sold just a couple of months ago.

Shit, we had some fat times racing over all those years.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 14, 2018, 02:27:31 PM
This is a very early shot of the coupe before I drove it. The crew guy, is Mark Roberts, who I went to tech college with.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27067692_2026765767593903_6040256901799045564_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=ef735b0f5221f113294196a98217953b&oe=5B593E6A

Who could forget "big Pete Smith" in the poor old Valiant. Low mileage car, converted to blown V6 power. How this thing never flipped itself inside out is a mystery.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14671226_1796894547247694_1739144472428976845_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=35af0f5d491632db54094ebc5b7e3065&oe=5B6392AC

Al Burgers..... what can you say?

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27459750_2028068447463635_1716928785209476904_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=97fea52b65b7d0a27ba25807e4a52326&oe=5B5DB9A9

It ended badly for the old Valiant.... off the track and into the trees.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28685471_2043398089264004_6099945531012948969_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=527e455330b9ce0bfaf54c3d92416384&oe=5B7458DD

Yours truly giving the rears a bit of a work out.  Fun days.... 8)

 https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12400438_1670585509878599_7775261752960562365_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=741ca255836fd2dd966cc68e03852b7b&oe=5B55A34E


Have a google of Wild Bunch memories and there is a bunch of stuff there to see.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 14, 2018, 03:13:51 PM
I can still feel / hear that Bloody V6 Val loping over ..Im sure thats the one that  went off the end of the track at full noise,  wasnt it Kev ?
  ..We were there that day but the memory is a bit foggy .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 14, 2018, 05:18:04 PM
Yeah, ploughed the trees and it came to rest up against a tree.

They threw it over on its guts to get him out.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 14, 2018, 09:07:26 PM
Also saw another racer go off the end of the Surfers Raceway strip and through the perimeter fence and almost took out a timber shed .
Cant remember the type of car though . Got a feeling it was a T bucket type ..
This has some very interesting Altereds in it too .. The blue Chevy with the rear wheels moved forwards is a Hoot
http://georgeklass.net/altereds.html (http://georgeklass.net/altereds.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on April 14, 2018, 09:17:00 PM
Back in the early 90's an alcohol funny car racer decided to do a run without chutes fitted. Track escapes me?
 Straight through the gravel trap and into the catch fence.  The catch fence jambed the butterflies open and it carried on at full throttle through a paddock, before a tree stump stopped it.

I've got a VHS tape of it somewhere.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on April 16, 2018, 11:56:31 AM
A bit of Holden history was made at the D'Alberto Family Auction.
 Check out the final prices on some of these iconic Australian vehicles

$305,000 for a VK Brock Group A!
$95k for an X2 HR

https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/videos/1889543481120700/ (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/videos/1889543481120700/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on April 19, 2018, 08:59:23 PM
A bit of Holden history was made at the D'Alberto Family Auction.
 Check out the final prices on some of these iconic Australian vehicles

$305,000 for a VK Brock Group A!
$95k for an X2 HR

https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/videos/1889543481120700/ (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/videos/1889543481120700/)
Funny what people will pay now. When I was younger, if you wanted an old Holden, the HD & HR were the ugly ducklings. Everyone wanted an EH.
$7k for a Gemini...?  Hmmm still couldn't bring myself to pay that..

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 19, 2018, 11:39:41 PM
The Brother  struggled to get $29 K and though he did Ok to get those $$  for his mint original log booked HR X2 Prem 5 years ago ..
Had a bit of a Jeezus !  moment when he saw $95 K for the auction one though .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on April 20, 2018, 09:50:03 AM
Quote from: MattNQ
$7k for a Gemini...?  Hmmm still couldn't bring myself to pay that..
Vince has a nice one .. Yellow sleeper it is... periphial port 13B on Nitros... Lovely little car.. Kept gettin pulled over by the fuzz... Would love to go for a blast in it or own it!!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on April 20, 2018, 10:07:48 AM
Vince has a nice one .. Yellow sleeper it is... periphial port 13B on Nitros... Lovely little car.. Kept gettin pulled over by the fuzz... Would love to go for a blast in it or own it!!
Reckon that would fly.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on April 20, 2018, 10:21:02 AM
Quote from: MattNQ
Reckon that would fly.
I love a hard revving Rotary!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 21, 2018, 02:51:48 PM
Some car... that Simca.

Lots of car spotting is that old photo of Nambour on the Sunshine coast.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17834978_1227184167398026_254520582375827722_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=cdc847cd4d845a37f2a41937af747e06&oe=5B4F7A4A
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 24, 2018, 06:38:34 AM
Found  a camper to tour the USA in Kev .. Route 66 here we come .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on April 24, 2018, 09:10:19 AM
Aah, sometimes Facebook is good for something.
I'd need to sell the house to buy this one though.... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180423/d6d25f5d6a0942772678f0e878fe4391.jpg)

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 24, 2018, 01:39:33 PM
Found  a camper to tour the USA in Kev .. Route 66 here we come .

Fuel consumption would be a cracker..... maybe even in minus figures for that ol 65.

Hey Matt, a mate of mine has just completed a resto on Leo Geoghan's ols E38 road car.

I've got a photo here someplace?
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Post by: alnjan on April 25, 2018, 12:24:46 PM
https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/04/24/15/56/ultra-rare-holden-kingswood-4wd-to-head-to-auction

Another Holden going to auction
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on April 25, 2018, 12:38:59 PM
Not so fussed being a P Van but Id still have it though and get get rid of that Yuk interior mod job back to standard .
Lets see if it makes the $80 TO $100 K bracket at auction ..
Nice find Al .
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Post by: edz on May 01, 2018, 07:32:11 AM
Another huge Auction in the wind " Lost in the 50's car Museum " .. https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/?hc_ref=ARTDn4pmhq92EPgIbZIfgy8ASs6dA_1Eog0Isr4qVqQAMsnjwML_lWzdAMMT5GiJTBQ (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/?hc_ref=ARTDn4pmhq92EPgIbZIfgy8ASs6dA_1Eog0Isr4qVqQAMsnjwML_lWzdAMMT5GiJTBQ)
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Post by: Bird on May 01, 2018, 09:41:50 AM
Another huge Auction in the wind " Lost in the 50's car Museum " .. https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/ (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/?hc_ref=ARTDn4pmhq92EPgIbZIfgy8ASs6dA_1Eog0Isr4qVqQAMsnjwML_lWzdAMMT5GiJTBQ)

lots seem to be through the same auction house out that way,

.. interestingly everything at their auctions for some reasons set record prices, and everything goes for stupid $$$.. wonder how and why...  :angel:
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Post by: edz on May 02, 2018, 01:10:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6J-5YaE0io (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6J-5YaE0io)  A few of these beasties are nice too .. 1st one looks like its mounted on a WW2 Bren Gun carrier chassis.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2018, 02:05:27 PM
15k its yours
LOL
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C~sAAOSw5Oxa2ReI/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: edz on May 03, 2018, 05:22:59 PM
Be good to drag a ride on mower around with for a mower man or golf buggy to golf .
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Post by: Bird on May 04, 2018, 08:35:04 AM
I still think if Holden had done a limited release of say 500 Efijy's they'd have been much better off.. wouldnt have saved em, but **** would be kewl to see a few rare ones round.. unlike mustangs, which are like Hyundai Excels' these days

https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/remember-when--australia-s-greatest-concept-car-118046.html (https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/remember-when--australia-s-greatest-concept-car-118046.html)
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Post by: Bird on May 04, 2018, 09:25:47 AM
check the last 3-4 photos.. some kewl old doc's for 73 Bathurst.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/192507227646 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/192507227646)
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Post by: edz on May 04, 2018, 12:28:21 PM
A lot of big names in racing in those  lists .. 3:04 around Bathurst for  Moff in the big Falcon ..
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 04, 2018, 01:23:11 PM
A lot of big names in racing in those  lists .. 3:04 around Bathurst for  Moff in the big Falcon ..

Driven from the drivers seat too..... not by some boxhead on a computer reading data in the pits.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 04, 2018, 01:39:14 PM
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30221894_1806186179677604_7658784435967078199_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=2d2b35c58e6657a067a804cf3747fc5c&oe=5B58EAC0


Very cool shot of the gang.

So true.....  8)

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29541199_1802107576752131_4858479201563980907_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=bce4c182fbf206695957c82143fa3d87&oe=5B8B63C6

Eat lightning, crap thunder....

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26114016_1767178850245004_4524311928518479879_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3297733eaedc1595f716553d7a36ed15&oe=5B5819FF
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 04, 2018, 02:48:23 PM
A lot of big names in racing in those  lists .. 3:04 around Bathurst for  Moff in the big Falcon ..
yea some kewl cars listed too!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 04, 2018, 04:06:37 PM
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14291679_1586620674967490_2647530278010725007_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=2988269950fd0252c9d8629d44defb99&oe=5B5E2678

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12509821_1512527279043497_3786088669325155669_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d3d236869b9d063eaea9a67ef757c1ea&oe=5B93D410
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Post by: Bird on May 04, 2018, 04:45:34 PM
Cockheads
Stolen hotrod

https://www.facebook.com/MelbOldSchoolCruisers/videos/2065915776769314/ (https://www.facebook.com/MelbOldSchoolCruisers/videos/2065915776769314/)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 07, 2018, 04:50:13 AM
BEEE YOU TEE FULL 56 Thunderbird..... very original in excellent condition.

Good "patina" on the original paint and some stitching could be done on the immaculate interior trim.

There is a small rust bubble on the lower portion of the right door and power soft-top electrics may have a blown fuse, as the roof would go up.

This is a week-ends work to do a cosmetic resto or simply drive and enjoy at is. (It could do with a set of white wall tyres)

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/thunderbird/2102429.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/thunderbird/2102429.html)
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Post by: edz on May 07, 2018, 07:25:11 AM
Perfect Rat Rod base this one .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2018, 12:25:36 PM
I wonder where they are now?

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21761704_1954450754827694_127992837209288699_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4aa18d5767b0341c5d916cb44d657595&oe=5B8F5A6B

Darwin maybe, i don't recognise the police badging.

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19420407_1912373442368759_1954568476317897566_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8a30c4c486c1cf8d4bea3022d15a99b0&oe=5B9AF038

What's old, is new again... so it seems.
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18519639_1896206840652086_7060419059577804441_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=22fb10014f9e4b70aadec2e96e6023b4&oe=5B50EF16


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2018, 03:40:58 PM
This guy could be the coolest old guy around... in my opinion.

Fairly cool, fairly fast 1968 Camaro.....sort of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMtD4nwrHiM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMtD4nwrHiM)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Steffo1 on May 09, 2018, 04:51:01 PM
Good ol' Lenny!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/139358538
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 09, 2018, 05:31:37 PM
Some wicked old stuff in that lot.....  :cup:  :cup:  :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 12, 2018, 08:26:45 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RoJM3g164k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RoJM3g164k)  nice falcon but check the strip out .. and the launch,country town street racing
 ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jwb on May 12, 2018, 02:52:55 PM
Spotted this mog yesterday!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180512/28e0219830d2899b88501407b6b2ce59.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 12, 2018, 04:04:59 PM
Looks like it could be an early LHD UNIMOG . ?  ......  edit : Dohh just saw the tag at the bottom of the pic . 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Steffo1 on May 12, 2018, 04:09:32 PM
Spotted this mog yesterday!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180512/28e0219830d2899b88501407b6b2ce59.jpg)

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......and my mower model :D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: DaveR on May 12, 2018, 04:58:30 PM
I had the pleasure of checking out a 1972 Statie yesterday.
Original owner, restored back to original condition, minus the vinyl roof.
Looked great , guess it should with the $30,000 spent.
Sorry, no pic, I did take 1 but it is blurry.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 13, 2018, 03:53:29 PM
nice story... shame about the end

https://youtu.be/wMxxS4tRhLM
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 16, 2018, 03:06:50 PM
Geez, learn how to do a burnout.

1.  Ya don't need the wife to tell you when to give it the berries. (she could do with losing some weight too)
2. Its short wheelbase with plenty of snort, be ready for when it bits on the back off.
3. You've just rolled the friggin thing, just turn it off ya donkey.
4. The tilt tray will get you, you don't have to drive it off.
5. Does the steering not feel a bit...odd or vague.... one wheel has broken off, ya friggin turnip.
6. It is a very cool looking gasser and luckily an easy repair by the looks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-2tuFyzOME (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-2tuFyzOME)

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Ragman on May 19, 2018, 09:17:35 PM
Geez, learn how to do a burnout.

1.  Ya don't need the wife to tell you when to give it the berries. (she could do with losing some weight too)
2. Its short wheelbase with plenty of snort, be ready for when it bits on the back off.
3. You've just rolled the friggin thing, just turn it off ya donkey.
4. The tilt tray will get you, you don't have to drive it off.
5. Does the steering not feel a bit...odd or vague.... one wheel has broken off, ya friggin turnip.
6. It is a very cool looking gasser and luckily an easy repair by the looks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-2tuFyzOME (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-2tuFyzOME)

I give him points for landing it back on the wheels...

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 20, 2018, 05:47:36 PM
Ya got listen... feel the car, it'll tell you what it wants and if you too much horsepower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DofjOoFV2O8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DofjOoFV2O8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 20, 2018, 05:54:30 PM
i can dream

(http://www.kindigit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Buick_Invicta_Charger_Header_2100x992.jpg)

(https://pre00.deviantart.net/c1d7/th/pre/f/2012/333/5/6/1956_ford_fairlane_town_sedan_by_samcurry-d5mim0f.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 21, 2018, 02:43:21 AM
Just do it....
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 21, 2018, 10:40:17 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
Just do it....
I dont mow lawns I dont earn that much.. either at 100k+ each :(
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 21, 2018, 12:17:47 PM
Plenty of good, and I mean, really good cars available in Oz for around $50.000 or do what we did, import one yourself.

I can hook you up with the folks we used, very upfront and very honest dealings all round.

Shit man, you're only here for a short time and death is ..... forever.

With only hours left to live, moaning, groaning and getting ready for that final death rattle, don't just lay there thinking, "Geez I wish I done.......ffffhhht. too late.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 26, 2018, 03:47:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLnrM-M8o5U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLnrM-M8o5U)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 28, 2018, 04:01:08 PM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33145775_10160430100280693_6811341007834054656_n.png?_nc_cat=0&oh=b95c0fe96e015f68af695b9ff0cc68a2&oe=5B8FB098)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 29, 2018, 03:51:54 AM
I had a look yesterday, at what could be, the ultimate Rat Rod.

A 1936 Cadillac Fleetwood V8 Limo. This thing has the divider window from the front to the back and is in a bad ratty condition.
It would cost waaay too much to restore, as it would over capitalize the car by a fair margin.

The motor will start and run and in a few weeks, the owner and I are going to fire it up and move it out of the shed for a good look over.
The last rego sticker on the windscreen is NSW Feb 1958. (It was 22 year old car then)

Some rust repairs have been undertaken and some still to do. Would require some serious work, but once sorted an running with brakes etc, i'd run it through rego as an "AS IS LOOK" and would be a wild rat rod on the road.
They have 354 cube V8 (or thereabouts) from the factory, so this thing would lend itself well to an LS Gen 3 conversion too.
Would be a very cool car with an LS, 4 speed auto and Commodore rear end too.

Once I've seen it in the light, i'll make my offer. Friggin huge car too, takes up some space.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 29, 2018, 07:24:57 AM
This the type Kev 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 29, 2018, 07:59:35 AM
Very similar to this, but not in this good of condition.  :'(
It is RHD from new we believe and its just a monster of a car.
I'm thinking, rub the whole thing down with a scourer pad, blow some red oxide over it.
Then a coat of flat finish colour, maybe a deep green and then sand back all the high areas, corner spots and swage lines to get the red oxide coming through the flat top coat.
Would look pure evil coming up behind a Hyundai  i 130 or similar no taste small car.

http://old.auctionsamerica.com/images/lots/CA15/CA15_r0320_01.jpg (http://old.auctionsamerica.com/images/lots/CA15/CA15_r0320_01.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 29, 2018, 01:36:56 PM
Pity its not the V12 or the V16 engined version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi5TbyCJpZo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi5TbyCJpZo)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on May 29, 2018, 02:12:58 PM
5 yrs ago
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33777449_10156496213000929_2673100710597361664_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGdfQOgUNfWsdfa4_uJ3P_A3qjdE1-a9b-PFYAQVoYM7gqA_DdE_vyZMRvxoVEvXFLxH6r2nP0aki9ypMgPrMkwLgffL-cgjJt0htZSOCW7-A&oh=a8b5d5097dbd5ee9cf578a077611dd82&oe=5B82AC9D)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33763626_10156496212945929_8013040357237325824_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeHfU3-nANiAW4zmwLo_k9xGpUxZuDtfrGSAITZz_TYFk-8QZna0FyGRneURwqle6gwwIx2w93IwY_WUL6Kk1YNl5M1vNZRsoocHUrer1iLHpg&oh=9a8a89af9a3755091382d73981e0b8c5&oe=5B8E1E15)

Today
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33763522_10156496213385929_6929661618762547200_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEWGbstloysxIMOE9nh_4ZF5fzDdSxW0zu9X69oEoIdzjIXMwdH9Mz1hVB6Ggd5rgz0b_x6As2WZk6m5mCXTCHWyywjc3Cy-dfofAAT0vy_gw&oh=3ad8620c63be1d71da378503f47dd786&oe=5BBE2F99)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 29, 2018, 02:59:57 PM
What a waste .. Could have been a great survivor car, rebuild the drive line where needed,  source / replace the missing bits, Document the hell out of it and its history,  Would be worth more ...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 29, 2018, 03:14:58 PM
A waste is a bit dramatic.   ???

As a survivor, yeah, it is very desirable but I still think the value would be pretty close to each other either way.

For every person like me, who prefers a survivor car, there is someone who prefers a restored car.....  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pottsy on May 29, 2018, 04:45:27 PM
A waste is a bit dramatic.   ???

As a survivor, yeah, it is very desirable but I still think the value would be pretty close to each other either way.

For every person like me, who prefers a survivor car, there is someone who prefers a restored car.....  8)

Please explain? Survivor car or Restored car, am I correct in assuming the car above is considered a resto and a car which has always been maintained from new is a survivor.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 29, 2018, 05:14:37 PM
Maybe a Waste is the wrong word,  " Its a shame they didnt ' would have been a better choice..
 A Survivor car for  me is  in Original untouched or with general use patina or with period original parts / mods condition as possible ..
 As opposed to fully restored to better than brand new Perfect fit panels / paint unmarked etc etc [ At times ] factory fresh look condition, usualy with lots  of modern Reproduction bits and an owner claiming look at my  " ORIGINAL  " XXXXX  car.
But thats just my take on it and preference ..
Like they would be totaly crazy to fully restore the Mothball Falcon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST00wkNXBWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST00wkNXBWs)   At the end of the day its who ever owns it $$$ and choice to do with it what they want to . They generaly will find someone out there willing to buy it .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 29, 2018, 05:19:19 PM
Please explain? Survivor car or Restored car, am I correct in assuming the car above is considered a resto and a car which has always been maintained from new is a survivor.

Yeah, restorations can done on a few different levels.
Some cars are over restored.
Chassis/body cars can have an "on chassis" resto
You can a body off resto

Something like my Caddy, is referred to as a "survivor driver" car as Edz has touched on above me.
Mostly original, some slight patina, that sort of thing.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: brickiematt on May 30, 2018, 06:02:37 AM
Like they would be totaly crazy to fully restore the Mothball Falcon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST00wkNXBWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST00wkNXBWs)   At the end of the day its who ever owns it $$$ and choice to do with it what they want to . They generaly will find someone out there willing to buy it .

Don't worry edz, Neil has no plans of restoring it!
It's now back in his garage, over the road from me.
Funny side note: it was a huge day for the neighbourhood when they took it out. Everyone came out to watch as it was craned out of Neil's place, tv cameras, Alan Moffat etc etc.
It stayed out for a few weeks for the doco and a car show, and was then quietly wheeled back in one day, no fuss or fanfare! The crane was all part of the show!!
Don't expect to see it again any time soon!!
Nice car, and a good bloke too!
 :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 30, 2018, 06:20:26 AM
So no intentions of selling and just a beat up by the tv mob.

I'm shattered, how could that happen.  :D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: brickiematt on May 30, 2018, 06:34:16 AM
So no intentions of selling and just a beat up by the tv mob.

I'm shattered, how could that happen.  :D

Yeah, who would've thunk it!!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on May 30, 2018, 07:52:13 AM
Was nice to see it though, even with all the fanfare and hype .. Hopefully they dusted the O'l girl off and waterproofed the shed a bit better for its next hibernation .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2018, 03:07:29 PM
MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/please.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 01, 2018, 03:32:10 PM
If you owned that right this instant, the cops would vaporize ya license before the dinner bell chimed.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41l%2BKNY0v0L._SY355_.jpg
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2018, 03:33:47 PM
If you owned that right this instant, the cops would vaporize ya license before the dinner bell chimed.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41l%2BKNY0v0L._SY355_.jpg
like a certain nationality does down here, I'd just buy another.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 01, 2018, 03:45:53 PM
 90 grand on a Moke  you got to be kidding .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 01, 2018, 04:02:52 PM
90 grand on a Moke  you got to be kidding .

Its $45,000 ya blind numpty.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pottsy on June 01, 2018, 04:17:12 PM
MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/please.jpg)



Saw a bloke yesterday in Adelaide towing a 14ft tinny with a moke, never seen one as a tow tug before.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 01, 2018, 04:38:52 PM
Its $45,000 ya blind numpty.
Ya need to go to Spec Savers Gooba, The Flog reckons he spent 90  Grand building it .  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 01, 2018, 04:40:13 PM

Saw a bloke yesterday in Adelaide towing a 14ft tinny with a moke, never seen one as a tow tug before.
Won't do the front end of the Moke much good, if he loaded the boat with gear.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 01, 2018, 04:45:32 PM
Won't do the front end of the Moke much good, if he loaded the boat with gear.
He would need this one then
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 01, 2018, 04:59:18 PM
Ya need to go to Spec Savers Gooba, The Flog reckons he spent 90  Grand building it .  ;D ;D

But its only $45,000 to buy..... geez you're retarded.....  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pottsy on June 01, 2018, 05:25:15 PM
But its only $45,000 to buy..... geez you're retarded.....  ;D

Tell him he's dreaming. 8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2018, 05:39:26 PM
but will it beat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgwzHJo3IXM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgwzHJo3IXM)
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIWGo2d8Xr8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIWGo2d8Xr8)

or
https://youtu.be/ZnahQQ2N7J8 (https://youtu.be/ZnahQQ2N7J8)
(http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/foundry/image/?q=70&w=1440&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimedotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F01%2Ffiatbusa.jpg%3Fquality%3D85)
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Post by: edz on June 01, 2018, 06:12:27 PM
^^  Now I can see 90 Grands worth of value  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: SEADOO on June 03, 2018, 07:37:18 PM
Stopped at Gundagai this arvo.

Sitting on a car trailer was an original 1968 Dogde Charger 440 RT auto.

Black roof with green duco with all matching numbers.

I was speaking to the dude that just purchased it and it was imported from Texas.

It was full of rust, but apparently you can buy new panels and floors for them from the US.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 03, 2018, 09:26:47 PM
Not quite an Overlander .. HX Holden Dual cab,  I'd have it ..     First thing to go would be the rims then the Silver paint ..
 ..
There Ya go Nomad .  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 04, 2018, 07:31:28 AM
Quote from: edz
    First thing to go would be the rims then the Silver paint ..
 ..
x millions
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on June 04, 2018, 05:08:13 PM
Matt black paint on the rims and red for the silver stuff..........it would look alright then i reckon
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 05, 2018, 01:34:28 PM
A couple of O'l skool 4wd's on Fraser back in 1994, First saw the green one throwing 30' Rooster tails of sand from the wheels up near Eli creek ..
The Dual cab belonged to his cousin, apparently ..
Wonder if they survive still ? .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 05, 2018, 03:00:41 PM
how much?
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OLIAAOSwhHJa97Tc/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 05, 2018, 03:21:08 PM
He'll get that too or very close to it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: l0ckym on June 05, 2018, 04:07:07 PM
how much?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/)

Yep, he'll get all of that - have a look how much they cost a Japanese auctions.
All the cars we used to paddock bash to oblivion - are now worth plenty. (i.e. 180B SSS etc)..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 05, 2018, 05:30:33 PM
I'd say there is a fair chance this one will go back to Japan .. Wow !  a Grandma car Survivor in mint condition ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 05, 2018, 05:40:54 PM
how much?
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OLIAAOSwhHJa97Tc/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/)
I had the previous model, was 3.6k new plus on roads etc.
Mine had the filler in the rear, above the Rego plate.  That ones got the filler in the rear pillar.
Still good for a 72-73 model.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: rags on June 05, 2018, 07:16:26 PM
how much?
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OLIAAOSwhHJa97Tc/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/)

I have seen this Celica for sale on and off now for a while but for some reason not been sold, maybe the price. I have been keeping an eye out for a TA 22 or 23 model(1975ish) or alternatively a 1985 vintage Supra but haven't stumped up the cash yet.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 06, 2018, 04:17:50 AM
This is a great looking "Pimp-mobile" and priced pretty well too.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/d/1972-cadillac-eldorado-cherry/6607264557.html
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Coolblue80 on June 06, 2018, 05:51:39 AM
how much?
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OLIAAOSwhHJa97Tc/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/)
Me likey a lot. This was mine back in the day. Have been keeping an eye out for another recently but haven't found one to my liking.
(https://i.imgur.com/p2KojLU.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: brickiematt on June 06, 2018, 06:27:19 AM
I'd say there is a fair chance this one will go back to Japan .. Wow !  a Grandma car Survivor in mint condition ..

LOL!! My Granny had one, forest green. Was in mint condition and she had it til the day she died. Pity I didn't think it was cool enough back then!!!
 :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 06, 2018, 10:47:15 AM
Yes, indeed, the 2.00 Ltr. went well.
I wasn't a big fan of the seats, but that's just me.

My father wanted a 'mini mustang', but it never happened.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on June 06, 2018, 11:06:18 AM
how much?
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OLIAAOSwhHJa97Tc/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292561653038/)
My mum had exactly the same. 74 1600 auto, but in maroon.  Bought it in 1981 and in 1993 she got $800 trade in for it and it wasn’t in bad nick. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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Post by: Bird on June 06, 2018, 11:21:13 AM
Quote from: kylarama
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
kills ya doesnt it..
Mates Rambler Hornet and Jimmy's HT Monaro (and many more) were paddock bashed to death then left in the swamp to rot or burnt out :(
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Post by: Bird on June 06, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
He'll get that too or very close to it.

Its nuts what things go for now...
who would ever have thunked an XR75 would command over $6000....
'(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1I8AAOSw~BhbA39M/s-l500.jpg)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 06, 2018, 03:41:56 PM
Go and have a look at the Lloyds Auction coming up soon.

Only 11 cars..... huuuuge prices.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 06, 2018, 03:55:07 PM
This should liven up Drag Week USA this year.

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whichcar.com.au%2Ffeatures%2Fterry-seng-twin-turbo-holden-vh-commodore&h=ATNCy_K7SMv39JGZ5OZTo4BJ3MB-i87FTJ8ypnEVIRMOERG4g6_F5JnnybOtMjde0bKCSUCaW-cMRv-PaaXuhzFIlsOjyZ2xj2o796Qbwp4cS8-XYOq_afrvtm4wi9Rj-tMq0oH0rCp0CxGpomUV (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whichcar.com.au%2Ffeatures%2Fterry-seng-twin-turbo-holden-vh-commodore&h=ATNCy_K7SMv39JGZ5OZTo4BJ3MB-i87FTJ8ypnEVIRMOERG4g6_F5JnnybOtMjde0bKCSUCaW-cMRv-PaaXuhzFIlsOjyZ2xj2o796Qbwp4cS8-XYOq_afrvtm4wi9Rj-tMq0oH0rCp0CxGpomUV)
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Post by: edz on June 06, 2018, 06:12:19 PM
We did  the M1 crawl southbound alongside one of these this arvo.. Our crawl mate was decidedly weathered though, Looked like a survivor car still with its very sun faded and thin surface rusted original paintwork in these colours ..
http://www.sportscarshop.com/1955-packard-clipper-constellation/ (http://www.sportscarshop.com/1955-packard-clipper-constellation/)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 07, 2018, 04:41:51 AM
1965 and still a flat head six...... can't be many around still a flattie in 65.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/amc/american/1994261.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/amc/american/1994261.html)
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Post by: Bird on June 07, 2018, 10:04:43 AM
unmolested... 50k.
1971 VH valiant charger 265 hemi auto, this is a genuine one owner car (46 years ) genuine 96434kms always garaged, Unmodified ,
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/wDQAAOSwIH1al9hl/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: edz on June 07, 2018, 10:55:47 AM
The big bucks are starting to entice owners to get  the survivors  out of the sheds .  8)
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Post by: edz on June 07, 2018, 06:06:35 PM
With Winter Sun 2.0 last weekend and "  Cooly Rocks On "  on  this weekend we have a few rods Muscle cars and O'l Skool cars out and about atm .
Just did had a bloke I know cruise past us in his as found condition Pontiac Silver Streak  sedan ..
Faded black like this one with undercoat showing through everywhere .
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Post by: kylarama on June 07, 2018, 06:16:36 PM


For those on Face crap go to LLOYDS  Auctions, They have the very 1st A9X Torana  that Holden built [ Authenticated etc ] up for Auction this month .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOVouu7BTjg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOVouu7BTjg)    .. $650K plus sale tag I would think

Same auction also has an XY HO tipped to go for 7 figures.

Also a full house XY GS ute once owned by Allan Moffat.

https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=8706&lid=1459948

An old friends father who has now passed claimed to have owned its sister ute. A True Blue version built for either Fred Gibson or Bo Seton, I can't remember which?  The guy he bought it from,  bought it off Fred or Bo and kitted it out in GT stripes and a shaker.  Buzz had it for a few years as a work ute and tow car for his gasser, before selling it to QLD farmer.
Wonder if its survived?

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Post by: rags on June 07, 2018, 06:57:41 PM
Its nuts what things go for now...
who would ever have thunked an XR75 would command over $6000....
'(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1I8AAOSw~BhbA39M/s-l500.jpg)

Bugger me, we still have an original Yamaha (DT) 50 complete circa 1974ish  and an Suzuki RM80 circa 1977ish complete both from my childhood stored in a shed on a family property down NSW. Have taught many kids to ride on these bikes. May be worth more the the pocket money my brother and I saved together to buy these bikes as kids.

The shed is a place I will soon visit as my elder brother recently passed away leaving a collection of 9 1970s F100 and 250 along with 2 land cruisers. I guess my other brother and I will eventually need to sort through his stuff and make a decision on what to do with everything.
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Post by: Rumpig on June 09, 2018, 01:33:47 PM
Been cruising past these 2 vehicles each morning the past week, they are a few streets away from the job I am currently doing. I stopped in the middle of the road to snap the pic, made it quick so owners didn’t think I was lining up to pinch them. Was a very nice split screen combi van up the road from my house this morning also, fully restored it was....no pic though sadly
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Post by: edz on June 09, 2018, 02:37:03 PM
Nice 65 Ford Thunderbird and early X series Falcon wagon
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 09, 2018, 03:40:45 PM
Thunderbird could do with some air in the front tyre.
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Post by: Bird on June 09, 2018, 07:49:12 PM
20k for this lovely?!
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VE8AAOSwGqxbGk0V/s-l1600.jpg)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1951-Mercury/173356289374?hash=item285cd70d5e:g:VE8AAOSwGqxbGk0V (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1951-Mercury/173356289374?hash=item285cd70d5e:g:VE8AAOSwGqxbGk0V)

Hi I’m selling this beautiful 1951 Mercury as have to many other projects on the go and I’m running out of room.

This car has had a full body off resto and all new floors, air ride, Frenched headlights, tail lights, bumpers, roof chopped, 350 Chev, turbo 350, fourlink rear, electric windows, power steering, air conditioning, Dakota dash, side pipes, spat’s, new Holley carb, MSD ignition, stall converter, custom interior 
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Post by: loanrangie on June 09, 2018, 07:54:26 PM
20k for this lovely?!
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VE8AAOSwGqxbGk0V/s-l1600.jpg)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1951-Mercury/173356289374?hash=item285cd70d5e:g:VE8AAOSwGqxbGk0V (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1951-Mercury/173356289374?hash=item285cd70d5e:g:VE8AAOSwGqxbGk0V)

Hi I’m selling this beautiful 1951 Mercury as have to many other projects on the go and I’m running out of room.

This car has had a full body off resto and all new floors, air ride, Frenched headlights, tail lights, bumpers, roof chopped, 350 Chev, turbo 350, fourlink rear, electric windows, power steering, air conditioning, Dakota dash, side pipes, spat’s, new Holley carb, MSD ignition, stall converter, custom interior

Not likely, more like 50k.
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Post by: Bird on June 09, 2018, 08:02:52 PM
Not likely, more like 50k.
and then some... last couple i saw 75k +

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/163078493147?ViewItem=&item=163078493147 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/163078493147?ViewItem=&item=163078493147)
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Post by: Bird on June 10, 2018, 12:28:24 AM
90k..
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/UP0AAOSwCPRau3J-/s-l500.jpg)

1940 Ford Pickup

335 Chev, Turbo 400
9 inch diff
Chopped 4 1/2"
Channeled 4 1/2"
Glass guards - Front widened 2 1/2"
Custom pickup bed
L300 Front end - Mx5 steering rack
Ford discs front - Rx7
Ford drums rear
Chassis - 1940 Ford boxed "C" notched
Electric power steering
Ididit tilt column
So Cal gauges and switches
El Falcon bench seat - modified
Custom door panels and flooring
Custom billet shifter
American racing wheels - custom paint
Rear- 20 x 8.5
Front- 18 x 7
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Post by: rags on June 10, 2018, 08:02:03 PM
Not sure if this car is an improvement to a Nissan or Holden.
http://youtu.be/00BcZDJnGS8 (http://youtu.be/00BcZDJnGS8)
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Post by: edz on June 10, 2018, 11:10:52 PM
I think I can identify with this guys thinking  ;D  Built this about 18 years ago  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX62PnR4io8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX62PnR4io8)
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Post by: doc evil on June 11, 2018, 12:48:08 PM
Oh, if money was easy supply...........

https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=8706&lid=1434478 (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=8706&lid=1434478)

(https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000056001-0000057000/0000056888/1808082.jpg)

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Post by: wilson79 on June 11, 2018, 12:57:09 PM
Oh, if money was easy supply...........

https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=8706&lid=1434478 (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=8706&lid=1434478)

(https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000056001-0000057000/0000056888/1808082.jpg)

Oh yess!!!!!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 11, 2018, 01:43:46 PM
We had this turn up on Sunday for the Cars N Coffee monthly meet.

Bit of a time capsule, with mud flaps, Elstar wheels etc.
He paid a $1,000 for it 20 years ago.


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Post by: Steffo1 on June 11, 2018, 03:50:38 PM
At our local bakery Sunday just gone. No idea how original.
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Post by: edz on June 11, 2018, 04:01:15 PM
Younger brother to this one   8)
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Post by: doc evil on June 12, 2018, 07:15:17 AM
At our local bakery Sunday just gone. No idea how original.

No cage in it.........so I'd say a mock.........plus, it is supposed to have the standard VK grill not the Group A one....

Bit of a story on the original ones tho...

Mt Panorama museum had what was portrayed as the Brock #05 group C VK commy. It is in fact the John Harvey #25 car that is on show in Bathurst.
How do I know this you ask..........I was in Holden Sporting Car Club of Victoria for many years. Mr Walkinshaw took the #05 car to England where it raced for a number of years in their sports sedan class in Walkinshaw livery then was sold off. In the late '90s, a guy in the club bought this car and brought it back to Aus complete with log book history, which I have been privileged to see. I also have seen this car race at Winton quite a few years ago now in it's british colors.
No, I have no idea where it is now unfortunately as I moved to WA and left the club.
 
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Post by: kylarama on June 12, 2018, 08:10:19 AM
Peter Champion owns the other 84 VK and there is plenty of debate as to which one is the actual winner.

Champion claims to have 05, but not much on the car is original thanks to its time in England.  Brock, Bev and a few other HDT big wigs have said this is the winner.

Majority of the HDT mechanics, including Jeff Grech who stamped the cars. Along with John Harvey maintain to this day the Bathurst museum car is the winner.

Apparently record and document keeping wasn't a HDT strong point.

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Post by: jwb on June 12, 2018, 08:16:42 AM
.

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Post by: doc evil on June 12, 2018, 08:18:00 AM
Peter Champion owns the other 84 VK and there is plenty of debate as to which one is the actual winner.

Champion claims to have 05, but not much on the car is original thanks to its time in England.  Brock, Bev and a few other HDT big wigs have said this is the winner.

Majority of the HDT mechanics, including Jeff Grech who stamped the cars. Along with John Harvey maintain to this day the Bathurst museum car is the winner.

Apparently record and document keeping wasn't a HDT strong point.

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I agree, Harry Firth was known to "update" photos in the log books after major incidents if ya get my drift.
The log book I saw, was for car #05 which was written in it but photo showed the England livery.

There is a long history of dubious antics in motor racing.............
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 13, 2018, 04:29:43 AM
Peter Champion owns the other 84 VK and there is plenty of debate as to which one is the actual winner.

Champion claims to have 05, but not much on the car is original thanks to its time in England.  Brock, Bev and a few other HDT big wigs have said this is the winner.

Majority of the HDT mechanics, including Jeff Grech who stamped the cars. Along with John Harvey maintain to this day the Bathurst museum car is the winner.

Apparently record and document keeping wasn't a HDT strong point.

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He sold the entire collection this week, except for one car he has kept for himself.
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Post by: kylarama on June 13, 2018, 07:31:54 AM

He sold the entire collection this week, except for one car he has kept for himself.
He kept the repaired Daytona Coupe that Peter died in.

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Post by: Pete79 on June 14, 2018, 03:05:54 AM
I’m traveling around Europe on a work trip at the moment. Today I was walking out of one of our customers sites in Belgium, about an hour out of Brussels when I spot an interesting sign on a building near by.
Standing at the front door of this workshop and a voice from out the back calls out for me to come in and have a look.

Why not.....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/6608aa306836f45a0b21a204a3bc6367.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/ec6fae1252e77df327277508bf710d81.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/78fbbff9d131a44f411bdbffbf044783.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/e69b815e9ed42767312b109fb6a644f5.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/77cfa983d00fdd2f6c235d15c5af0680.jpg)

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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/938449d403df61e9c015a88c0be1622d.jpg)


Every one of these cars is raced, mostly rally and track days, but no show ponies here.

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Post by: Pete79 on June 14, 2018, 03:12:44 AM
Got to talking with the guys building these things, the boss was from the UK and was pushing to get this one finished to race at the Silverstone Classic Grand Prix in 2 weeks time.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/9087c1eba9392e007271d31c30a02f60.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/5f6a7a44a056da12073e898ca72de451.jpg)


I could have stayed all day in here.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/a8476ffb2e5505210970b62e2f5e9eba.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/5f5b9ff145b6500d2a090758684de65e.jpg)

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 14, 2018, 03:24:16 AM
worth a lot of dosh.  8)
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Post by: doc evil on June 14, 2018, 07:26:50 AM
I would have had trouble walking upright and been very embarrassed.........

Is the blue one a '38 Talbot........and is the red one beyond a Bentley??
 
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Post by: edz on June 14, 2018, 07:41:23 AM
WOW !! Pete, What a great collection .. From back in the day when you actualy had to have skills to drive cars  and not just steer them ..
Fantastic find,   thank you for sharing ..
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 14, 2018, 09:28:07 AM
Top stuff Pete, what Edz said too.
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Post by: jclures on June 14, 2018, 09:45:06 AM
Thanks for sharing, that would be well worth a look.
I wonder where the get the spare parts to keep the driving all the time, or do they make them themselves.
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Post by: Bird on June 14, 2018, 09:56:42 AM
what you think this pup will go for? (I'd rather the gold coloured lambo in background :D)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Li4AAOSw6CJbEg8x/s-l1600.jpg)
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292592451152 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292592451152)
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Post by: edz on June 14, 2018, 10:16:20 AM
They should call this FJ ute "  Chainsaw  " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU8v48K9ObM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU8v48K9ObM)  ..
FJ Coupe ?
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Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 11:44:53 AM
Genuine 1976 Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uDAAAOSwwwRbGlCn/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9FkAAOSw9mFbGlHS/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: doc evil on June 15, 2018, 12:32:14 PM
Genuine 1976 Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uDAAAOSwwwRbGlCn/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9FkAAOSw9mFbGlHS/s-l1600.jpg)


Genuine body #.........for $110K  and that's it.........no matching numbered engine, ford diff etc............pass!!

Also, have a look at the mileage for the 2 monaros and camaro they are selling......... :o
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Post by: wilson79 on June 15, 2018, 01:11:35 PM
Genuine 1976 Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uDAAAOSwwwRbGlCn/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9FkAAOSw9mFbGlHS/s-l1600.jpg)


I'm in Love, with the car .. .Not the price tag.. So regret selling my L32 for 7K
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 15, 2018, 01:22:41 PM
OK, first things first.... its a lovely car and may very well get the dollars he's chasing.

However, a nut and bolt restoration, means restored..... not with the wrong motor, gearbox and diff.
If one thing pisses me off, is a restoration that's not a restoration.
I can't remember how many times I've seen this crap, if you restore it, I means the factory colour it left the ass line with too.

Arh, I feel much better now.
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Post by: SEADOO on June 15, 2018, 01:59:44 PM
$30-$40k tops.

It's just another modified Torana, nothing more.

If it was restored to original with marching numbers, it be worth much more.
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Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 02:02:34 PM
Quote from: doc evil
Genuine body #.........for $110K  and that's it.........no matching numbered engine, ford diff etc............pass!!

Also, have a look at the mileage for the 2 monaros and camaro they are selling......... :o
They may have got the car like that with engine replacement having happened in 1980...  not much chance of original donk. but the other bits, surely you could find diff etc. and 110? Drugs are bad... MMMMMkay

Check some of the prices here then https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292592205732 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/292592205732)
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Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 02:19:22 PM
or
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/142705714475 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/142705714475)

HDT VK SS Group 3
“Very clean original car matching numbers, been in storage 20 years, call”   


$120,000
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vPMAAOSw-mNalpvE/s-l1600.jpg)


or 32k for this beatup rusty Shitter???

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253685958164 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253685958164)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vK4AAOSw3HZbHyJr/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 15, 2018, 02:44:59 PM
$30-$40k tops.

It's just another modified Torana, nothing more.

If it was restored to original with marching numbers, it be worth much more.

If you can find, a torana of that caliber for 30 -40k, i'll take 2 of 'em.  ::)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: doc evil on June 15, 2018, 03:20:20 PM
I find it strange that 3 of the 4 cars they have for sale, mileage is 30,000km the other one is 35,000km.........that's as an aside to the fact they are all, in my view, butchered.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: wilson79 on June 15, 2018, 03:21:17 PM
If you can find, a torana of that caliber for 30 -40k, i'll take 2 of 'em.  ::)

agreed
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 03:22:16 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
If you can find, a torana of that caliber for 30 -40k, i'll take 2 of 'em.  ::)
Was thinking similar...

https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/detail/holden-torana-579449 (https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/detail/holden-torana-579449)
https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/detail/holden-torana-600898 (https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/detail/holden-torana-600898)
https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Holden-Torana-1977/OAG-AD-16046103/?Cr=1 (https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Holden-Torana-1977/OAG-AD-16046103/?Cr=1)
https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Torana-1975/SSE-AD-5351440/?Cr=5 (https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Torana-1975/SSE-AD-5351440/?Cr=5)
https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Torana-1974/SSE-AD-5114417/?Cr=6 (https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Torana-1974/SSE-AD-5114417/?Cr=6)
https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Torana-1976/SSE-AD-5414230/?Cr=8 (https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Torana-1976/SSE-AD-5414230/?Cr=8)
https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Holden-Torana-1972/OAG-AD-16045354/?Cr=4 (https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Holden-Torana-1972/OAG-AD-16045354/?Cr=4)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 15, 2018, 04:10:18 PM
I find it strange that 3 of the 4 cars they have for sale, mileage is 30,000km the other one is 35,000km.........that's as an aside to the fact they are all, in my view, butchered.
This is their theme song    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDCkNGazQUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDCkNGazQUI)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 04:22:40 PM
Quote from: edz
This is their theme song    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDCkNGazQUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDCkNGazQUI)
I thought
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51NAFhGDIYw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51NAFhGDIYw)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on June 15, 2018, 09:04:15 PM
A creative grill treatment to scare the kiddies away.
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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 16, 2018, 02:56:56 PM
some massive bids at Lloyds today.,

$1,030,000 for an XY GT.
$500,000 for a torana, $300,000 for another......  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 16, 2018, 07:52:51 PM
some massive bids at Lloyds today.,

$1,030,000 for an XY GT.
$500,000 for a torana, $300,000 for another......  8)
drug money
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 17, 2018, 04:46:46 AM
Its not mower man money, that's for sure.

A little bit of trivia for you all.

Did you know, Cadillac was the first car ever, to be fitted with a starter motor allowing the car to be started from inside and the first car the first car to be fitted with a switch, allowing the headlamps to be turned on whilst still in the car.

Is there anything a Cadillac can't do? (Oh, except get good fuel mileage.)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 17, 2018, 05:57:52 AM
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj1scuq-9jbAhXImJQKHUMhA7EQFgguMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeuniquecars.com.au%2Fnews%2F1806%2Fford-falcon-gt-ho-phase-iii-sells-for-%241030-million&usg=AOvVaw2JwyP3MUQiZhABcvTEMe8r (https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj1scuq-9jbAhXImJQKHUMhA7EQFgguMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeuniquecars.com.au%2Fnews%2F1806%2Fford-falcon-gt-ho-phase-iii-sells-for-%241030-million&usg=AOvVaw2JwyP3MUQiZhABcvTEMe8r)

All the highest bids listed here.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 19, 2018, 09:22:18 AM
Jeepers,

Is this gunna bite people, or is it just the yanks getting worried?

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/06/18/proposed-tariffs-on-imported-cars-could-halt-all-international-collector-car-trade/ (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/06/18/proposed-tariffs-on-imported-cars-could-halt-all-international-collector-car-trade/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 19, 2018, 09:56:05 AM
some strange prices there
HR Holden for $10,500??? was it just a shell?

FPV ute? Whats so special?


Quote
Meanwhile a Ford FPV Pursuit utility (lot 220) found a new owner at an impressive $75,000.
It seems a race heritage worked for the Cosworth Ford Sierra road car (lot 221), which went for $60,000.

One real curiosity left till second-last was an XY GS Falcon ute (lot 335), built for Allan Moffatt and used by him as a tow car. It went for a healthy $162,000.

Here is the full list of top bids.

100 1979 Mazda RX7 $36,500

101 1964 Honda S600 convertible $18,500

102 1962 Morris Mini 850 $14,200

103 1983 Datsun 280ZX $18,500

108 1966 Holden HR 66A sedan $10,500

109 1975 Holden HJ Kingswood sedan $5900

110 1976 Holden HJ utility $13,500

111 Holden VQ Statesman Caprice HSV 5000 $16,000

112 1979 Holden Sandman utility $33,000

113 1985 Holden VK Calais $20,500

114 1981 Holden WB van $8000

117 1971 Holden HG SSA drag car $17,000

1977 Holden Torana Prototype A9X 4-door touring car $300,000

200 1977 Holden Torana SS A9X hatchback GMP&A $500,000

201 1978 Holden Torana LX SS hatchback $59,300

202 1976 Holden Torana LX SLR5000 $80,000

205 1973 Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 $150,000

206 1971 Holden Torana LC GTR XU-1 $59,000

207 1972 Holden Torana LJ GTR Xu-1 replica $43,500

208 1971 Holden HQ Monaro GTS coupe $110,000

209 1974 Holden Monaro sedan $70,000

210 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw Perkins engine $156,000

211 1996 Holden HSV Commodore GTS-R $91,000

212 1986 Holden VL Commodore Group A $96,000

215 1984 Holden VK SS Group 3 $64,500

219 1969 Ford XW Falcon wagon $21,500

220 2007 Ford BF Falcon Mk2 FPV Pursuit utility $75,000

221 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth $60,000

222 1970 Ford XW Falcon GT sedan $112,000

333 1971 Ford XY Phase 3 GT-HO $1.030 million

334 1971 Ford XY Falcon GT wild violet $250,000

335 1970 Ford XY Falcon utility Moffatt history $162,000

336 1977 Ford XC Falcon hardtop Dick Johnson racer $330,000
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 19, 2018, 01:03:58 PM
Jeepers,

Is this gunna bite people, or is it just the yanks getting worried?

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/06/18/proposed-tariffs-on-imported-cars-could-halt-all-international-collector-car-trade/ (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/06/18/proposed-tariffs-on-imported-cars-could-halt-all-international-collector-car-trade/)

I'm watching this with plenty of interest.....
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 19, 2018, 06:25:59 PM
Jeepers,

Is this gunna bite people, or is it just the yanks getting worried?

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/06/18/proposed-tariffs-on-imported-cars-could-halt-all-international-collector-car-trade/ (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/06/18/proposed-tariffs-on-imported-cars-could-halt-all-international-collector-car-trade/)

At first glance, it's cars and parts entering USA. 
It doesn't specify if it includes parts specifically made for American vehicle Manufacturers, or if it's aimed at all vehicles or parts for anything .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on June 19, 2018, 06:55:09 PM
some massive bids at Lloyds today.,

$1,030,000 for an XY GT.
$500,000 for a torana, $300,000 for another......  8)

https://www.9news.com.au/motoring/2018/06/18/12/32/jeff-thomson-car-sells-1-million-dollars-at-auction-caradvice (https://www.9news.com.au/motoring/2018/06/18/12/32/jeff-thomson-car-sells-1-million-dollars-at-auction-caradvice)

Ford GT was owned by Jeff Thomson, looks real clean and shiny in the video of the article.
The Torana is supposed to have completed 14 Klm.  An A9X model.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 20, 2018, 05:58:45 AM
How friggin tough is this thing.....
Very streetable, Qld rego, oh screw it, just watch the video.....  :cup:  :cup:  :cup:  :cup:  :cup:  :cup:  :cup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlJI4C4b8vs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlJI4C4b8vs)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 20, 2018, 06:05:39 AM
A couple of pics...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 21, 2018, 01:33:48 PM
Interesting

Quote
The Golden Sahara II – A Self-Driving Custom Car From The 1950s

The Golden Sahara II is remembered as one of the most important custom cars of the 1950s – and it only came to be because George Barris and a friend accidentally drove a brand new 1953 Lincoln Capri Hardtop under the back of a hay truck – guillotining the roof off.

Fortunately the two men ducked and kept their heads, but the Lincoln was beyond repair.

Barris recounted the story himself years later in an interview with Jonnie King in his “Hall of Fame Legends” series – “I was towing a guy’s car back because he blew the engine, and we just bumpered it together and back over to Ridge Route—that’s all we had, we didn’t have trailers in those days,” he explained. “Regretfully, we slid under a hay truck with it, and we came out of it alright, but the hay truck bed went over the top and peeled the top off, so the rest of the car was good, but the top was gone.”

George Barris was to become perhaps the most well-known and prolific custom car builders in the United States – including his work designing the first Batmobile in the 1960s. His new and now decapitated car presented a remarkable opportunity to Barris – he had a perfect platform for customization, he just needed someone to foot the bill.

This is where Jim Street comes in, born James Skonzakes, Street agreed to pay for the build, and the two men collaborated to create one of the most significant custom cars of the decade. George and his team, headed by Bill De Carr, set to work on the car once the design was complete.



http://autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/basement-find-golden-sahara-back-public-eye?ite=27730&ito=1250 (http://autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/basement-find-golden-sahara-back-public-eye?ite=27730&ito=1250)
(https://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Jim-Street-George-Barris-Golden-Sahara-Custom-1600x1067.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on June 22, 2018, 10:43:12 AM
Jeepers,
Found a good sideline business idea for you. Just need to buy this Caddy.
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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Rumpig on June 22, 2018, 11:08:36 AM
Reckon it’d be a dead end job, might help him kill some time though ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 22, 2018, 01:50:38 PM
I love a nice hearse too.....  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pottsy on June 22, 2018, 01:58:55 PM
I love a nice hearse too.....  8)
Only if you're driving it I hope! ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 22, 2018, 03:16:58 PM
I've driven a few hearses back in the day.
I had a really good name for myself doing car repairs and use to look after some funeral homes.

It was one to start, then one told another... you get the idea.

There was Hartnett's @ Mater Hill....Cannon and Cripps @ on Kelvin Grove road, Hislop and Sons @ South Brisbane and Funerals of distinction @ Buranda.
Geez, they are probably all under one name these days..... Funerals R Us or something.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on June 22, 2018, 04:35:15 PM
I've driven a few hearses back in the day.
I had a really good name for myself doing car repairs and use to look after some funeral homes.

It was one to start, then one told another... you get the idea.

There was Hartnett's @ Mater Hill....Cannon and Cripps @ on Kelvin Grove road, Hislop and Sons @ South Brisbane and Funerals of distinction @ Buranda.
Geez, they are probably all under one name these days..... Funerals R Us or something.

I am surprised there aren't more interesting hearses around.
Reckon a lot of families would love something a bit different than a stretched holden or ford wagon .

This one is maybe over the top a little for funeral duties.....

https://youtu.be/1f-boapQHrY (https://youtu.be/1f-boapQHrY)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gronk on June 22, 2018, 09:26:08 PM
How friggin tough is this thing.....
Very streetable, Qld rego,

Don't know how Qld works, but in NSW we have to get a pink slip EVERY year. Would be fun while it lasted....could be a day or maybe even a week before the cops nabbed you !!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 23, 2018, 02:50:48 AM
No yearly road worthy certs in the Sunshine State

Any Mini owners on here?
I've got an opportunity to buy a pretty tidy 1967 Mini Deluxe at what I think is a pretty good price.

I'm looking for info on trouble spots to look for when I check it out shortly. IE unusual spots to look for rust....quirky things to double check.
So far, I've only seen a few photos of it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 23, 2018, 04:15:56 PM
Where the engine and rear suspension cradles bolt in, top of the inner guards to scuttle panel, Door pillars, firewall seam, rear wheel arch lower 1/4's, floor side sill seams inner / outer / boot pans and seams, under the fuel tank, around the door seams / rubbers etc  ..
For a start . Windscreen to wiper cowl scuttle corners ..
Take a fridge magnet to check for bog etc .. rear vertical seam edge of front guards , lower 1/4.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on June 23, 2018, 05:54:23 PM
Where the engine and rear suspension cradles bolt in, top of the inner guards to scuttle panel, Door pillars, firewall seam, rear wheel arch lower 1/4's, floor side sill seams inner / outer / boot pans and seams, under the fuel tank, around the door seams / rubbers etc  ..
For a start . Windscreen to wiper cowl scuttle corners ..
Take a fridge magnet to check for bog etc .. rear vertical seam edge of front guards , lower 1/4.

So all of it then?  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on June 23, 2018, 06:23:05 PM
Nooo  ;D  the glass is usualy Ok though the windscreens are usualy trashed with wiper arm scratches and the sealed beam headlights stand up to the test of time pretty well .. can be lucky and not have the indicator lenses all crazy cracked or bleached,  Ohh and the areas covered in oil from the motor and gearbox should be ok for no rust ... :D :D
Check the drive shaft to diff rubber X flex joints and U bolts, usual CV bearing click and play, gear selection, engine mount rubbers, Steering  rack,  Hydrostatic shocks for leaks if work at all,  excess movement / cracks in the rear suspension rubber bellows ..
Matt Read the Mini Man would be a go to guy .Used to race with us at Lakeside back in the day, built a Leyland 4.4 lt east west V8 powered mini  .....    https://www.facebook.com/Readspeed-688922494518057/ (https://www.facebook.com/Readspeed-688922494518057/)    ...
http://minibits.com.au/products.php?make=mini (http://minibits.com.au/products.php?make=mini)   ...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on June 29, 2018, 04:07:10 PM
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/-/123217805372 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/-/123217805372)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/QGYAAOSwLWBbNHJn/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ulgAAOSwdA5bNHJi/s-l1600.jpg)

Ford XD Interceptor - Genuine - Barn Find/Farm Find Option 36 - 351 V8 - RARE !!
Virtually Rust Free !!
There Is A Very Small Dent On The Front Drivers Guard, Small Amount Of Surface Rust On The Bottom Corner Of Each Rear Quarter Panel, & A Small Rust Hole On Passenger Side Above Roof Gutter (Possibly Where Highway Patrol Wiring Entered Interior)

Other Than These Minor Imperfections .... The Car Is Extremely Honest.
Interior Is All Original Except For Rear Parcel Shelf Speakers
Motor Etc Will Obviously Need To Be Looked At Due To Sitting For An Extended Period.
And Dashboard Will Need Some Re-Assembly.
As You Can See In The Photo’s, The Compliance Plates Have Never Been Removed From The Car.
Here Is Your Chance To Purchase This Extremely Rare & Desirable Aussie Muscle Car !
Only Sensible Questions Will Be Answered ....A
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 01, 2018, 02:26:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEkwt2pPpeY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEkwt2pPpeY)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 01, 2018, 03:27:43 PM
Channel hoping (it's raining here - best rain we've had in months!) and found this on SBS:

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/897802819759/abandoned-carolina-speedways (https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/897802819759/abandoned-carolina-speedways)

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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zn8mke/tonight-on-viceland-abandoned-carolina-speedways (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zn8mke/tonight-on-viceland-abandoned-carolina-speedways)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 02, 2018, 02:16:39 AM
I picked up a very nice 1967 Mini Deluxe yesterday.
White with a black interior, oil and water temp gauges, sports steering wheel.
Fitted with an 1100 engine, extractors, mild cam, the little bugger goes along nicely.
The duco is in very nice condition and the white is complimented by a set of Can-am mags.
Its been fitted out with Cooper S style disc brakes and performance shockies, so the little bastard handles and stops pretty good.

Gave it a once around the block in Toowoomba, paid for it and headed for home.
Seeing it was a 335 kilometre trip to get home, I think I can safely say it went well and can handle a decent trip with ease.

I've got a few little details i'd like to sort out (Ignition switch is a little bit loose, new interior light cover, good clean up and that sort of thing)

Geez, I tell ya, these things are very much like a little go-kart in the corners.  :D

This car has been bought to flip over, but I must say, it is a bit of a cutie.  8) 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 02, 2018, 08:14:19 AM
Sounds like it would have been a nice run home too, some nice straights up there to stretch its legs on ...... If your game enough to risk a touch up with the Blue  light brigade ..
The biggest things I miss with all these modern cars  of today,  Is the feeling of the drive, with sounds of lumpy cams and big carbs Breathing and a decent exhaust rumble ...       Give me O'l Skool any day ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MarkGU on July 02, 2018, 08:34:24 AM
Gday all.

As some of you know, i entered this years Variety Bash with my restored 1964 Wolseley 24/80.Here is a video slide show of the restoration and a couple of pics in the Bash. :cheers:

Enjoy.  :cheers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68C8yZ9-yNI&t=1s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68C8yZ9-yNI&t=1s)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 02, 2018, 10:33:04 AM
MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/please.jpg)
its now owes him $60k to build and wanting 36.5k for it..

"happy to cruise or scream to 15,000RPM"
Never flogged, driven to church?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 02, 2018, 11:22:33 AM
Might pay to wait another couple of weeks .. It might have cost him  30K with receipts by then  and he'll take 18.5 for it  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 02, 2018, 11:27:41 AM
http://arc.bauer.x-cago.net/vw/edition.do?year=1980&desc (http://arc.bauer.x-cago.net/vw/edition.do?year=1980&desc)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 02, 2018, 11:56:39 AM
Some good articles in those old mags ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 02, 2018, 05:32:55 PM
its now owes him $60k to build and wanting 36.5k for it..

"happy to cruise or scream to 15,000RPM"
Never flogged, driven to church?

They put hyabusa's in both those and old Mini's too now.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 03, 2018, 04:08:24 AM
I've got our Mini booked in to be in the Classic Car Auction with Lloyds on the 28th July. (I hope it gets a good price)

The guy we bought it off, told me prior to buying it, his bottom dollar.
I thought the price he wanted was VERY fair, but I had to try, so I went looking to get $500 off the price.
The answer was a FIRM NO and he looked to be getting the Shits a bit, so we just bought it anyway.
I was going to try to get a $1,000 off the price, but when I saw the condition of it, I knew that would've been a bit rude.
I mean, I want to buy something as cheap as I can, but a bit of respect still has to be displayed I think.
Based on the way it went, I think I'd of been thrown out if i'd gone a for a grand off.

I was just about to reverse out the driveway too, and I caught sight of him touch 2 fingers on the front mudguard and give it a little rub and the poor bugger looked sad.
Found out off the wife when we got home, the seller's wife had bought it for him for his 50th birthday a few years back.

I'm hoping he doesn't spot it or get told about it going to auction.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 03, 2018, 08:18:39 AM
Take heart in the thought,  Your just helping him Pass his pride and joy to another  who cares enough to want to pay to look after it and add their story to its history ..
Your reward for being this   " MatchMaker "  is a few Sheckles in your pocket along the way to keep you fed and a roof over your head ..

There's a name for you "   MatchMaker Cars  "  ...  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 03, 2018, 05:39:21 PM
Its a nice little thing too.

In the process of detailing it to death at the moment.
I've got a fair ol fleet of cars at the moment too. (all white)  :D

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 03, 2018, 10:40:04 PM
Thommo's GT Falcon, brought in a nice pile of change.

https://www.9news.com.au/motoring/2018/06/18/12/32/jeff-thomson-car-sells-1-million-dollars-at-auction-caradvice (https://www.9news.com.au/motoring/2018/06/18/12/32/jeff-thomson-car-sells-1-million-dollars-at-auction-caradvice)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 04, 2018, 03:14:15 AM
Geez, i'd love to have this in the garage...oh, except it wouldn't fit.
These "Series 75" Fleetwood's come in at a whopping 22 inches longer than my 64 Fleetwood.

Very limited run car, a 63 sitting beside the 64 would be lovely.
Pity the friggin Aussie $ only buys 74 cents or thereabouts.
Scroll down for the full list of photos.

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Series-75-Limousine/273333147264?hash=item3fa3ecd680:g:q88AAOSwczlbOYXP&vxp=mtr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Series-75-Limousine/273333147264?hash=item3fa3ecd680:g:q88AAOSwczlbOYXP&vxp=mtr)
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Post by: edz on July 04, 2018, 08:23:01 AM
Geez, i'd love to have this in the garage...oh, except it wouldn't fit.
These "Series 75" Fleetwood's come in at a whopping 22 inches longer than my 64 Fleetwood.

Very limited run car, a 63 sitting beside the 64 would be lovely.
Pity the friggin Aussie $ only buys 74 cents or thereabouts.
Scroll down for the full list of photos.

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Series-75-Limousine/273333147264?hash=item3fa3ecd680:g:q88AAOSwczlbOYXP&vxp=mtr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Series-75-Limousine/273333147264?hash=item3fa3ecd680:g:q88AAOSwczlbOYXP&vxp=mtr)
What are you talking about .... Of course it will fit, Youve got a Bloody big shed to put it in out in Banjo country dont ya ..
Bloody nice car though ..
Would have to put it in a 40' container to get it here .. Wonder how much dearer would that be to transport ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 04, 2018, 10:51:23 AM
What are you talking about .... Of course it will fit, Youve got a Bloody big shed to put it in out in Banjo country dont ya ..
Bloody nice car though ..
Would have to put it in a 40' container to get it here .. Wonder how much dearer would that be to transport ..

I wanna know how much bubble wrap or packing peanuts he's gotta use  inside with the car (in the container with all that extra room)?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 04, 2018, 02:25:25 PM
would love to get hold of something like this, but I dont have the $, skills or patience to do up a something like that :(

http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-8th-july-2018---bunbartha-shepp.html (http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-8th-july-2018---bunbartha-shepp.html)

1961 Ford Falcon sedan 54,000 miles
Factory black
Complete car
Perfect for resto
(http://www.martinevansauctions.com/uploads/1/9/0/3/19038771/p4712_5_orig.png)


look how simple and how much space is in that engine bay compared to a modern car...!!!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 04, 2018, 05:10:10 PM
The really hard part, is getting them before they get to auction and battling the hoards of bidders.

An old Falcon like that would be a fairly easy makeover and look pretty cool.

Being an XK too, very desirable.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 04, 2018, 10:42:30 PM
The really hard part, is getting them before they get to auction and battling the hoards of bidders.

An old Falcon like that would be a fairly easy makeover and look pretty cool.

Being an XK too, very desirable.
I'd like to go to one of these clearance auctions one day just to see how hard the bidding is.. always plenty of tools, chainsaws, and furniture etc sons old footy coach made a living out of buying/selling furniture from these auctions..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 05, 2018, 02:55:05 AM
Just do it..... is my motto.

Sometimes ya just gotta do, what's right for you.

Although i'm not 100% sure of a few of the styling cues on this, its one very wild and cool pick up. Being a 64 Fleetwood the same as my own, this has been a huge job..... Look good cruising around Melbourne in this Bruce.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Other/302792319937 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Other/302792319937)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bunyip on July 09, 2018, 02:02:43 PM
It may not be a car, but it is old and sitting in my back paddock at home.

Trying to figure out if this is a resto job or a lawn decoration
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Post by: Paddler Ed on July 09, 2018, 02:12:03 PM
Resto job... have you seen what Grey Fergies go for now?

They're popular with the hobby farmers and the polishers, so there's always a market for them...

Alternatively, a mate's lad will abuse work it in tractor pulls quite happily - he does with their Chamberlains and his little Iseki (which punches well above it's weight)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bunyip on July 09, 2018, 02:45:44 PM
Resto job... have you seen what Grey Fergies go for now?

They're popular with the hobby farmers and the polishers, so there's always a market for them...


I am thinking if I can get it running\restored (doesn't look like it has been there that long) then I may get a slasher unit and use it myself.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 09, 2018, 04:13:33 PM
Petrol or Kero?

They're popular with a slasher as they're the ideal size for doing some paddocks for those with walking dog food.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: gordo350 on July 09, 2018, 04:24:37 PM
It may not be a car, but it is old and sitting in my back paddock at home.

Trying to figure out if this is a resto job or a lawn decoration
Front weights on that are worth $ on there own. $500 gets you a complete engine rebuild kit and you're off.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 09, 2018, 04:34:48 PM
you know you want to
http://www.austractorpull.com/ (http://www.austractorpull.com/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bunyip on July 09, 2018, 04:44:00 PM
Petrol or Kero?

They're popular with a slasher as they're the ideal size for doing some paddocks for those with walking dog food.

To be honest I have no idea, at the moment I have those pics and that is about it. Plan to have a closer look on the weekend, was just walking past it doing other stuff on Sunday and took the snaps.
Does a kero engine have a disti and spark plugs?

Also I am not familiar with the term "walking dog food". The only thing in our paddocks is hopping dog food (Pademelons), and he seems to be good at catching them.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bunyip on July 09, 2018, 04:45:27 PM
$500 gets you a complete engine rebuild kit and you're off.

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Sounds like a great plan, I can stumble around and take my time rebuilding the engine. SWMBO reckons whenever I get near a motor I stuff it up, so let's see how I go!!!

Mike
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Post by: Bunyip on July 09, 2018, 04:46:20 PM
you know you want to
http://www.austractorpull.com/ (http://www.austractorpull.com/)


Looks like fun, if only I had the money.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 09, 2018, 04:52:13 PM
Looks like fun, if only I had the money.
been quite a few times as the Tooradin one aint far from home... great day out.. some mad units there, but nothing like the big $$ units overseas.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 09, 2018, 04:58:30 PM
To be honest I have no idea, at the moment I have those pics and that is about it. Plan to have a closer look on the weekend, was just walking past it doing other stuff on Sunday and took the snaps.
Does a kero engine have a disti and spark plugs?

Also I am not familiar with the term "walking dog food". The only thing in our paddocks is hopping dog food (Pademelons), and he seems to be good at catching them.


Walking dog food = horse, as they go on the dog truck when they're no good (I know a few friends who have sent horses off that way if they're absolutely nutters)

Kerosene is going to run like a diesel IIRC.

you know you want to
http://www.austractorpull.com/ (http://www.austractorpull.com/)


Tractor pulls don't need to be that fast or fancy; the local ones here are much more about working the tractors well with a sliding load sled.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bunyip on July 09, 2018, 05:11:19 PM
Walking dog food = horse, as they go on the dog truck when they're no good (I know a few friends who have sent horses off that way if they're absolutely nutters)
That makes sense, having worked in a glue factory, I associate horses beyond their prime with glue.

Kerosene is going to run like a diesel IIRC.
Appears to have a distributor cap with spark leads, so maybe petrol?


Tractor pulls don't need to be that fast or fancy; the local ones here are much more about working the tractors well with a sliding load sled.
I will crawl before I can walk and get the thing moving under it's own power first  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 09, 2018, 07:44:33 PM
Quote from: Bunyip
I will crawl before I can walk and get the thing moving under it's own power first  ;D
you got some time yet  ;D ;D ;D
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35299847_1555734407871818_5447453308102901760_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=5120801be948658fa9dec2978a05ebdf&oe=5BD2D548)
https://www.facebook.com/bunnagemotorsports/videos/1952652424765185/ (https://www.facebook.com/bunnagemotorsports/videos/1952652424765185/)
any clues what the dude is doing with the pole on each engine 1 by 1.. yea probably to do with startin but ????
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Gazza00 on July 09, 2018, 08:09:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxZlOLSG06Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxZlOLSG06Y)
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 09, 2018, 08:38:47 PM
you got some time yet  ;D ;D ;D
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35299847_1555734407871818_5447453308102901760_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=5120801be948658fa9dec2978a05ebdf&oe=5BD2D548)
https://www.facebook.com/bunnagemotorsports/videos/1952652424765185/ (https://www.facebook.com/bunnagemotorsports/videos/1952652424765185/)
any clues what the dude is doing with the pole on each engine 1 by 1.. yea probably to do with startin but ????
I think he's releasing a clutch on each motor so they can be started
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jclures on July 09, 2018, 09:28:06 PM
An old fashioned petrol engine runs fine on kerosene. We run an old Ingersoll Rand 150cfm petrol compressor on our mine site for years on kerosene. It was then, a fuel cheaper than petrol or diesel.
We started the engine on petrol and switched it to kerosene once the engine was warm.
This compressor is now in a local museum, the Herberton Historic Village.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 10, 2018, 04:26:14 AM
Hey, if we have any early Mini owners on here, i've got some bits and pieces for sale on Gum-tree.

Some stuff brand new, some good second hand.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 11, 2018, 02:42:35 PM
few old photos from http://www.chrisstroh.com.au/ (http://www.chrisstroh.com.au/)

LOVELY!
(http://www.chrisstroh.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/r_4124.jpg)
(http://www.chrisstroh.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/r_4126.jpg)

TRIPPY!
(http://www.chrisstroh.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/mmt_3357.jpg)

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2018, 03:08:08 PM
that red wagon was for sale at the Nambour Swap august last year for $17,000.

From memory, it might have been a manual..i think. I wanted to take it home then, but it wasn't possible at that point.

AS soon as I saw the pic, I knew the car and the goofy lights on the tailgate confirmed it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 11, 2018, 03:58:03 PM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
I wanted to take it home then,
I can understand that! That side profile photo is just stunning.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2018, 04:03:35 PM
I can understand that! That side profile photo is just stunning.

They do look sweet in a 2 door set up.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2018, 06:11:07 PM
Well, we're off to Auction with the Mini @ Lloyds.

I sure hope we get the numbers for it.  ???

https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=9180&lid=1508087&pgn=1&pgs=100 (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=9180&lid=1508087&pgn=1&pgs=100)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 12, 2018, 12:24:22 AM
Police cars that had style  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 12, 2018, 03:19:27 AM
Did you see my bit about the NSW cops using Minis and search from there?

In around 12 hours, we got bids to $3,500..... yahoo.

If that happened every 12 hours, we have a mini worth around 2 or 3 hundred thousand.... ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 12, 2018, 04:34:00 AM
Not everybody's cup of tea, but this is a friggin nice car.

Coils all around, good solid station wagon, cheap to run with a six and auto and this would turn heads.

If ya knocked it off for around $8,500 to $9,250 USD, that will work to around $10,000 to $11,000 AUD, throw $9,000 at it for the trip from Portland to L.A., the asbestos stuff required, clean it, pack it and send it, duty, GST and unpacking here and for around $20,000 give or take a couple of dollars, you've got a very nice, "long roof Cruiser"

Swing this into a Cars n Coffee meet or cruise night and see what results you get from the punters.

Based on current prices, this isn't one you'd make a heap of money on, but I still think, to the right buyer, $25,000 wouldn't be out of the question.
This is the sort of thing, I want to start bring in from next year.
I will be able to source cars as well if someone wanted something special.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/amc/ambassador/2136093.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/amc/ambassador/2136093.html)

This is a couple of others I would look real hard at too.
The Coroners wagon would clean up nice.
It looks like a pack of dogs have been living in it, but there is just something about this one I like.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/falcon/2095223.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/falcon/2095223.html)

The biggest issue with this one is when the paint work was touched up, Mr. Magoo did the colour match.
Meadowlark yellow is NOT springtime yellow.
But still a nice car for the price.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/galaxie/2030167.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/galaxie/2030167.html)



Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 13, 2018, 03:46:55 AM
Pretty wild for a camper set up....
How bad would the fuel consumption be on this ol girl. Built by superior too, who builds hearses and ambulances.

https://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/d/1968-cadillac-camper-factory/6634823190.html
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: DoubleDmax on July 15, 2018, 09:17:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/G5V4S5D.png)

My car. Recently retired so I try to get it out once a week.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on July 15, 2018, 10:34:24 PM
Saw this at Bunnings yesterday
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/3cf8dc071732e9d4cb8dad2bfaa1cc29.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/b62bbf6854f801a9f1eda87fa3599c96.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on July 16, 2018, 05:23:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/G5V4S5D.png)

My car. Recently retired so I try to get it out once a week.
Very Nice. I still love the LX shape.
See very few around these days.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 16, 2018, 05:30:57 AM
Yeah, very nice Torana.

Good chance the pick up is sitting on HQ tonner chassis these days.
I think i'm a bit over the fake weathered look now.

I'd paint the ol truck in a solid light green, no pearls, just nice mint style light green, then run a contrasting fine pin strip in dark green along the swage line from the bonnet to the back.
I'd use a different wheel too, I think.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on July 16, 2018, 05:51:46 AM


Yeah, very nice Torana.

Good chance the pick up is sitting on HQ tonner chassis these days.
I think i'm a bit over the fake weathered look now.

I'd paint the ol truck in a solid light green, no pearls, just nice mint style light green, then run a contrasting fine pin strip in dark green along the swage line from the bonnet to the back.
I'd use a different wheel too, I think.

Yeah, I think if I sunk a pile of $$ into a truck like that I'd get a decent paint job so it didn't look like Mater from the Cars movie. Some of the wilder rat rods look OK all weathered, but the look is a bit overused now.

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Post by: Bird on July 16, 2018, 12:24:57 PM
This almost doesnt look real but 220k US will buy it.

Engineering Highlights: 496 Chevrolet Big Block Engine
Hilborn Fuel Injection
700R4 Transmission
Ford 9 inch Rear Axle
Ceramic Coated Exhaust
Ridetech Front and Rear Air Suspension
With Center Console Controls
Wilwood Brakes
Asking Price: $220,000
Location: Sandy, UT
(http://www.americandreamcars.com/1937chevycpsr032415.jpg)



http://www.americandreamcars.com/1937chevycpsr032415.htm (http://www.americandreamcars.com/1937chevycpsr032415.htm)
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Post by: macca on July 16, 2018, 12:34:05 PM
Another one of Dave Kindig's isn't it

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Post by: Bird on July 16, 2018, 12:50:30 PM
Another one of Dave Kindig's isn't it
yup... **** he does some nice gear.
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/12783612_10153948979280645_2592764464096895055_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=171d2fefa732c4a467062658868affbb&oe=5BEC7469)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/556683_10152621184350048_1614782653_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=7fafca12719de112bb0551a72f32049f&oe=5BE55302)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: macca on July 16, 2018, 04:20:23 PM
He sure does

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 16, 2018, 05:31:53 PM
I was down at Lloyds today.... man, is there some nice cars down there.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 16, 2018, 07:11:57 PM
Sleeper?
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302803402225 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302803402225)


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mRkAAOSwXK1bR-ut/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 17, 2018, 01:22:36 AM
On the M1 yesterday, some semi late model fully sic buzz box was trudling along with a sticker on the back.

NOT A SLEEPER
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on July 17, 2018, 01:42:10 AM
Sleeper?
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302803402225 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302803402225)


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mRkAAOSwXK1bR-ut/s-l1600.jpg)
Ad says car has passed its brake testes.... Hmmm.   A certified ball breaker then?

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2018, 06:24:03 PM
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/163139645844/ (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/163139645844/)

interesting project

HX Holden Overlander 4X4 panelvan, original Arthur Hayward build number 0015. One of only 30 4X4 panelvans made in the VEM (Vehicle Engineering & Modifications) workshop in Launceston back in the late 70's
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/u-kAAOSwPydZn6AX/s-l1600.jpg)

or
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/163140949089 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/163140949089)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7k4AAOSw~U5bF7bG/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 18, 2018, 04:38:39 AM
Whoa, some weird stuff in this lot.

https://www.pinterest.se/pin/306104105898903499/ (https://www.pinterest.se/pin/306104105898903499/)
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Post by: Bird on July 18, 2018, 09:52:21 AM
Now.... I know restoring cars is expensive... but 1x wing nut.

UP FOR GRABS IS ONE ONLY NEW OL STOCK GENUINE GMH FACTORY CHROME PLATED 327 350 CHEVROLET AIR CLEANER WING NUT TO SUIT HK HT HG HQ HOLDEN MODELS. THIS ITEM CAN BE SENT BY REGISTERED POSTAGE AT THE WINNING BIDDERS EXPENSE  !!!!

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302800553299 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302800553299)

Im off to the bolt shop for a box of 1000 at lunchtime.
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Post by: raider on July 19, 2018, 06:07:05 PM
Just saw on the news that the Brocky collection of cars is up for auction later in the year. $$$$$$
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 20, 2018, 02:46:06 AM
I had the Mini parked next to the Brock Commodore on Monday @ Lloyds.  8)

Never been a huge fan of them, so I just assumed it was a replica.... be it a good one.
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Post by: kylarama on July 20, 2018, 06:50:12 AM
Majority of the Champion collection were replicas and a few of the genuine race cars were re-stickered sister cars to the cars Brock actually drove.

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Post by: Bird on July 22, 2018, 08:00:29 PM
always like the old val's..
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lFYAAOSwq75bVBHm/s-l1600.jpg)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/qQ0AAOSwWOdbVBGx/s-l1600.jpg)

just never thought of one costing 50k! where's that hindsight again :(
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/232858830179 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/232858830179)
Title: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: patroldude on July 24, 2018, 06:43:05 AM
Found this Humber on the Old Andado Track

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180723/fe9d4c996e0ee504882cf326cbb92af0.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180723/8c94bd05ebd5d68f6d6fbd38bcd4510c.jpg)




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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 26, 2018, 03:59:46 AM
Well, we're off to Auction with the Mini @ Lloyds.

I sure hope we get the numbers for it.  ???

https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=9180&lid=1508087&pgn=1&pgs=100 (https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=9180&lid=1508087&pgn=1&pgs=100)

Well, only 3 and half days left and its all over on Sunday night at 9pm.
I'm pretty happy with it all so far too, another bidder entered the fun last night @ $7,900.
Its highly likely, we'll get no more bids now until its about to close, when, based on history, the last minute flurry will happen..... I hope.
We've got 11 different folks who have bid on this from $3,500 to $7,900.
Unfortunately, when it first opened weeks ago, we went from zip to $3,500 in a 12 hour period overnight before we could record any bidder rego numbers.
Its nice to know, who's who in the zoo. 

I'd been hoping we'd just get a bid overnight, so the $3,500 was a nice surprise.

Heading out to check out a lead today, on a gem from 1960. Hopefully, its as nice as it seems.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 26, 2018, 09:49:07 AM
love to do a barn find...


Quote
1969 COPO 427 Dick Harrell Camaro Barn Find, 1 of 5 or 6 known to exist, and about 10 built!
His name was Dick Harrell and back in his days he drove a huge number of Chevys at the drag strip making him one of the best drag racers back then.

He was also known as Mr. Chevrolet amongst the racers but unfortunately his journey was cut short on September 12, 1971 when he passed away in a funny car crash in Toronto, Canada.

Aside from the many tittles and huge number of races that he won, he also worked on engines and this time we are bringing you one of the rarest cars there is, a car that was named after him and there were only 10 of them ever built and at the moment about 5 or 6 survived.

Check out this great find and see what Dick Harrell, the driver of the decade 1970 was all about in the video bellow.

http://www.xtrhorsepower.com/1969-copo-427-dick-harrell-camaro-barn-find-1-of-5-or-6-known-to-exist-and-about-10-built/ (http://www.xtrhorsepower.com/1969-copo-427-dick-harrell-camaro-barn-find-1-of-5-or-6-known-to-exist-and-about-10-built/)
https://youtu.be/7_uJJUwvm4M (https://youtu.be/7_uJJUwvm4M)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 26, 2018, 11:20:24 AM
Wow now that is a Bloody good find and in good nick too, A few very minor body  touch ups and clean up of the running gear would make it a neat survivor car .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 27, 2018, 03:34:14 AM
Terrific find.

The original "Mr Chevoret" himself. Lots of stuff out there on this guy too.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 29, 2018, 04:38:25 AM
I was the highest bidder yesterday @ Lloyds on a 1960, Ford Falcon sedan.
We are currently negotiating to see if we can get it..... no guarantee's of course.

I've come up a reasonable whack and we'll see if that shakes the fruit off the tree.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 30, 2018, 04:16:37 AM
Well, only 3 and half days left and its all over on Sunday night at 9pm.
I'm pretty happy with it all so far too, another bidder entered the fun last night @ $7,900.
Its highly likely, we'll get no more bids now until its about to close, when, based on history, the last minute flurry will happen..... I hope.
We've got 11 different folks who have bid on this from $3,500 to $7,900.
Unfortunately, when it first opened weeks ago, we went from zip to $3,500 in a 12 hour period overnight before we could record any bidder rego numbers.
Its nice to know, who's who in the zoo. 

I'd been hoping we'd just get a bid overnight, so the $3,500 was a nice surprise.

Heading out to check out a lead today, on a gem from 1960. Hopefully, its as nice as it seems.

And..... once, twice, three times.... SOLD for $12,500. That's the Mini gone and we'll hear about the XK Falcon later today as to whether I've got it or not.  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on July 30, 2018, 08:17:48 AM
 8) 8) Trading Stepping stones UP  the profit scale  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 30, 2018, 02:13:05 PM
No good on the Falcon at this stage.... the owners hanging out for more than i'm prepared to pay.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 31, 2018, 02:04:48 PM
Bingo, we have a 1960 Ford Falcon coming home this week.

I ended up spending another $500 to get it, so that's trimmed the margins a tad, but hey, even a small earn is better than no earn.
I'll post some pics later in the week....  8)

It appears it was delivered on the 6th December 1960 and the first owner was Douglas Wilson of Maryborough.
It ended up in the Pittsworth/Toowoomba area after that and the mileage is on the first trip around, at 84,000 miles.

https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000058001-0000059000/0000058443/1868380.jpg

https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000058001-0000059000/0000058443/1868385.jpg

https://images.auctionator.com/Consignment/0000058001-0000059000/0000058443/1880182.jpeg
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: GeoffA on July 31, 2018, 06:49:58 PM
Bingo, we have a 1960 Ford Falcon coming home this week.....

My dad had an XK wagon for a few years....maybe '63-'67....144 cu.in, 2 speed auto....absolute weapon..... ;D

It was the first of a run of 7 Falcon wagons for him...... XK, XR, XW, XC, XE, EB, EL.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on July 31, 2018, 07:09:22 PM
Quote from: GeoffA
It was the first of a run of 7 Falcon wagons for him...... XK, XR, XW, XC, XE, EB, EL.
gee, he was a glutton for punishment eh...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: GeoffA on July 31, 2018, 07:09:55 PM
gee, he was a glutton for punishment eh...

Had an excellent run, actually...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 01, 2018, 03:42:35 AM
gee, he was a glutton for punishment eh...

I tell ya what Bird, if this was a wagon, you'd be onto this quicker than a fat kid on a sausage roll.

The front suspension and the 3 speed manual gearboxes were a bit fragile in their day, especially the very early ones.
They released them in Sept 1960 and ours has a handover date of the 6th Dec. 1960, so most likely a Nov 60 built car.
She's a very early girl, this one.

I'll be keen to go through the paperwork that comes with it after she's home.
Gunna try to bring it home tomorrow, or maybe Friday.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on August 01, 2018, 07:58:36 AM
After the way my Brother used to drive his wagon version around the country roads and farm back in the day, I can honestly say reliability of suspension and gearbox was a non issue.
Reckon if you filmed him back then driving the Falc and then watched a mix of Offroad racing / Paris Dakar / World Rally Championship / tractor pull and V8 super cars , You'd think he invented those sports .
The only thing that Slowed that car for a few minutes,  was the left front mudguard pushed in on the tyre after an argument with a master guide post  [ the big solid round wooden ones a foot across ] .
 Nothing a normal guide post he had also knocked out of the ground used as a lever didnt fix though .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 01, 2018, 09:19:08 AM
I have no issue with the early ones he listedc XK, XR, XW,... but XC onwards... my olds XC was nothing but paint holding rust together as was mates olds one.
although Jennings' XC Cobra was around for a long time, dunno how it fared.

one of these (gee Clarry has always been awesome at his light painting.. watched him doing some once... phenomenal patience with it)
(http://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/tangcla-com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/NV0A6533.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 03, 2018, 05:32:14 PM
I picked up the XK Falcon today.
Pretty cool old girl with LOTS of paperwork dated from 6/12/60 to now.

There was even some Esso and Atlantic branded demister tissues with it. How friggin old are they?
It appears, since 2009, its done 2,000 miles.

Can't wait to rip into this and sort out a few things.
The clutch shudders like a cat stuck on the freeway and the doesn't take up until the peddle is near level with the steering wheel.
So that's one job I wasn't aware of, but pretty easy to do.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 06, 2018, 06:15:41 AM
I was going to pull the engine and repaint the engine bay.... but I just can't do it.

Whilst the engine bay paint is tired, its original and they are only original once.
So spent hours yesterday scrubbing it and this week i'll give it a polish and see how it comes up.

I found the original keys for the car in amongst the paperwork. They're in really good nick too.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 07, 2018, 07:14:52 PM
Not a car, but very cool:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45068703 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45068703)

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/14368/production/_102829728_bluebirdclose.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Steffo1 on August 08, 2018, 03:50:15 PM
Was following this bloke on the Gateway motorway yesterday. I said to the missus to get a pic as we overtake him up the bridge. Nope, he sat on the 80 kph limit all the way up and over. I had to increase my speed a tad to get the pic. He easily sat on 100 kph when we hit that zone. He gave us a wave and a blare on the klaxon as we went past.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 08, 2018, 04:01:28 PM
I followed a couple of 28 Fords coming into Tin Can last Friday, both were sitting on 80 KPH without a worry.

Its a pity caravan owners couldn't learn from them.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 13, 2018, 06:11:36 AM
I thought I should bung a pic of Freddy Falcon in this thread, he is a cool old guy.  8)

Pity I didn't notice the venetians hadn't clipped in correct on the r/h side. (fixed now)
I might even lower the car a little bit yet, as it sits up like 4wd.
The springs front and back had been set high way back for its life in outback Qld.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 13, 2018, 05:40:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geUmXSGXJ-M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geUmXSGXJ-M)

Oh well, boys will be boys.... ;D

Not many times you see a HQ running around the USA
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 14, 2018, 10:52:22 AM
Strange critter
(https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/s3/digital-cougar-assets/motor-media/2764252/hr-holden-coupe.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 14, 2018, 11:04:24 AM
Strange critter
(https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/s3/digital-cougar-assets/motor-media/2764252/hr-holden-coupe.jpg)
Looks like a prototype that got away.

Just the project for Jeepers, or someone like him, it'll keep 'em busy for a while.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 14, 2018, 11:33:07 AM
Looks like a prototype that got away.

Just the project for Jeepers, or someone like him, it'll keep 'em busy for a while.
https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/the-chev-powered-opel-and-the-great-hr-coupe-hoax (https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/the-chev-powered-opel-and-the-great-hr-coupe-hoax)
http://oldholden.com/node/85627 (http://oldholden.com/node/85627)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 14, 2018, 11:57:55 AM
https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/the-chev-powered-opel-and-the-great-hr-coupe-hoax (https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/the-chev-powered-opel-and-the-great-hr-coupe-hoax)
http://oldholden.com/node/85627 (http://oldholden.com/node/85627)


Still reckon it'd keep Jeepers busy for a while, as well as being a great project.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: doc evil on August 14, 2018, 12:48:15 PM
Amazing what you see on the road. Saw these 2 on the lakefield rd and they caught us up at Musgrave roadhouse.
Both made it to the cape. Top effort!!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on August 14, 2018, 01:09:43 PM
Strange critter
(https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/s3/digital-cougar-assets/motor-media/2764252/hr-holden-coupe.jpg)
I remember this HR  custom from the car shows, Always thought it was a bit too overdone with the paintwork, plus I didnt like the color, But at the time it was awe inspiring .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 14, 2018, 01:25:45 PM
Perfectly sane...

1968 Challenger II sets new Land Speed Record for piston driven vehicle (https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-americancars/1968-challenger-ii-sets-piston-driven-speed-record/38548)

(https://ph-classic-prod-images.s3.amazonaws.com/nimg/38548/ChallengerIITwitter_01.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 14, 2018, 02:52:15 PM
Perfectly sane...

1968 Challenger II sets new Land Speed Record for piston driven vehicle (https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-americancars/1968-challenger-ii-sets-piston-driven-speed-record/38548)

(https://ph-classic-prod-images.s3.amazonaws.com/nimg/38548/ChallengerIITwitter_01.jpg)
quite a bit of steering input there at around 1 min mark :o
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 14, 2018, 03:55:12 PM
quite a bit of steering input there at around 1 min mark :o

I think it may have needed an input of a new pair of trouser following some unintended output...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2018, 02:09:40 PM
PRELIMINARY NOTICE
 MAJOR AUCTION – BAYSWATER via MELBOURNE, Vic
 4 Market Drive, Bayswater, Victoria 3153
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018
On account of well known car enthusiast, Phil Munday.

 
FEATURING COLLECTABLE MOTOR VEHICLES, PETROL AND OIL COLLECTABLES PLUS MEMORABILIA

 
Motor Vehicles including but not limited to: 2017 Holden Motorsport #23 delivery kms only; 2017 Holden Director #23 delivery kms only; 2017 Holden Magnum Ute #23 delivery kms only;   1951 FX Holden Station Sedan; 1951 FX Holden Ute 308 V8; 1956 FJ Holden Panel Van; 1954 VW Kombi Barn Door; 1958 VW Kombi Micro Bus; 1961 Fiat 500 Bambino; 1962 Corvette Stingray RHD; 1965 Mustang; HQ Holden Sandman Panel Van; LX Torana SLR5000 Tribute; VC Holden Brock #157; VE Holden HDT Blue Meanie Retro #6; VE 888 Built Ingal Supercheap Supercar; VT V8 Supercar #Colin Built by Morris Racing (tribute car);  Massey Ferguson Factory Canopy Tractor; 1913 Hotchkis Fire Truck, 1988 HSV SVCC Sedan

 
Further entries including: HSV SVCC,  HJ Premier, HD Panel Van, 1934 Ford Fordor
lease note: ALL vehicles are sold unregistered

 
 Petrol, Oil and Memorabilia, Enamel Signs, Petrol Pumps, Oil Bottles, Perspex Signs, Holden Memorabilia etc
https://www.burnsandco.com.au/auction_single/clearing-sale-bayswater-via-melbourne-vic/ (https://www.burnsandco.com.au/auction_single/clearing-sale-bayswater-via-melbourne-vic/)

more: = nice 1969 Holden Monaro GTS 307
https://www.burnsandco.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/outside-vendor-vehicle-listing-1.pdf (https://www.burnsandco.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/outside-vendor-vehicle-listing-1.pdf)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 15, 2018, 03:34:58 PM
Shit, that will be a big auction and lots of dollars.

Is Phil Munday dead? or just having a garage sale?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2018, 03:42:28 PM
Shit, that will be a big auction and lots of dollars.

Is Phil Munday dead? or just having a garage sale?
short on cash ;)

would love to get the 34 and do this (Im just short 100k)
(http://starcarsagency.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/original-website/379/1200/1269853295_IMG_0753-720x340.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 15, 2018, 03:56:19 PM
BullShit, you'd have 100k in loose change down the back of the couch.

Get a pinch bar into that wallet of yours and see if it opens.

It'll creak and groan like an old rusty gate and the moths will be the size of a harrier jump jet.... but give it a lash.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2018, 04:11:12 PM
BullShit, you'd have 100k in loose change down the back of the couch.

Get a pinch bar into that wallet of yours and see if it opens.

It'll creak and grown like an old rusty gate and the moths will be the size of a harrier jump jet.... but give it a lash.
its soaking in a 44 of penetrene :(
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 16, 2018, 03:35:38 PM
Hmmm, I already have the XK..... how much does a divorce really cost?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QTgb4knAuI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QTgb4knAuI)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2018, 03:37:36 PM
Hmmm, I already have the XK..... how much does a divorce really cost?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QTgb4knAuI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QTgb4knAuI)
who cares how much.. do it.. think which one will give you pleasure for longer....
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 16, 2018, 03:58:39 PM
Tuff one, the ol girl is pretty good in the sack.  >:D

I could make 'em both squeal in the corners.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2018, 04:50:01 PM
Old skewl roadblock! :D :D :D

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/q81/p235x350/39151750_10217027908753082_4943055174949142528_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=36d4bf0ae6a7416f5af3d6aa1d7f9ad0&oe=5BF684F8)
Up for regrettable sale is my 1973 Hq camper, this is a rare piece of history in near original condition with one previous owner which meticulously maintained the vehicle from new.... The vehicle even comes with a small diary of things that been replaced what date they where replaced and how much it cost the history is unbelievable would suit a collector not a butcher..
V8 with power steering
petrol and gas
duel batteries
solar power
shower and Toilet
Hot water
The list goes on this car/camper is absolutely faultless to drive every thing works as new if not better first to inspect will buy ...will consider trades or part trades...location Brisbane Northside...can help with freight for interstate buyers.. $22500
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 16, 2018, 05:31:34 PM
Bruce, google the drag challenge week-end @ Willowbank.

Really nice purple one done up in GTS strips.

I'll see if I can find it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 16, 2018, 05:40:33 PM
see if this works.... i'm only human.

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj-n9vhiPHcAhXMa94KHWnYAMgQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whichcar.com.au%2Fevents%2Fdrag-challenge%2Fcool-hj-holden-campervan-video&psig=AOvVaw2VXkCJIcGvI5Qh2FteugJc&ust=1534491584442137 (https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj-n9vhiPHcAhXMa94KHWnYAMgQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whichcar.com.au%2Fevents%2Fdrag-challenge%2Fcool-hj-holden-campervan-video&psig=AOvVaw2VXkCJIcGvI5Qh2FteugJc&ust=1534491584442137)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Raym on August 16, 2018, 07:41:41 PM
This jumped up on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/245047407772/permalink/10155919636297773/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/245047407772/permalink/10155919636297773/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Rumpig on August 16, 2018, 08:27:48 PM
This jumped up on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/245047407772/permalink/10155919636297773/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/245047407772/permalink/10155919636297773/)
imagine the cops running a UV-A lamp over an old shaggen wagon :o :o
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 17, 2018, 05:08:41 AM
Take your pick....

https://www.hemmings.com/r/ct/Njg1MTI5OjgzMzAwMzExOit6eGxEUEJNdUNn/www/blog/2018/08/15/louisville-kentucky-1950s/?refer=news (https://www.hemmings.com/r/ct/Njg1MTI5OjgzMzAwMzExOit6eGxEUEJNdUNn/www/blog/2018/08/15/louisville-kentucky-1950s/?refer=news)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on August 17, 2018, 09:15:26 AM
Got to love America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOhl6oVpEes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOhl6oVpEes)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 21, 2018, 05:46:29 AM
This is quirky.... early 60's Falcons still being build in the mid 70's

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2F1976-Ford-Falcon-original-Argentine-sales-brochure%2F283068467939%3Fhash%3Ditem41e8320ae3%253Ag%253AhykAAOSwrLZbVX%257ED&h=AT2uxEa198Q-rIBuzrs4mX9tWklfT7jTRTXNAMMZ69sc_t2aRDhiK4iE5Tsyw4pyYBAzOtPNNJ5Qn7xpJ9QeDMCpN8bh5r65TqoYH9jrPKL5cYPzweHX_cle5bYCwOujSK3Xo7Yguusw8F3hsYpgGYgC (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2F1976-Ford-Falcon-original-Argentine-sales-brochure%2F283068467939%3Fhash%3Ditem41e8320ae3%253Ag%253AhykAAOSwrLZbVX%257ED&h=AT2uxEa198Q-rIBuzrs4mX9tWklfT7jTRTXNAMMZ69sc_t2aRDhiK4iE5Tsyw4pyYBAzOtPNNJ5Qn7xpJ9QeDMCpN8bh5r65TqoYH9jrPKL5cYPzweHX_cle5bYCwOujSK3Xo7Yguusw8F3hsYpgGYgC)

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwimtbfmtPzcAhXTzmEKHa7DDpgQFjAAegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFord_Falcon_(Argentina)&usg=AOvVaw2WA8PI2Ibil037xgR6FAFV (https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwimtbfmtPzcAhXTzmEKHa7DDpgQFjAAegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFord_Falcon_(Argentina)&usg=AOvVaw2WA8PI2Ibil037xgR6FAFV)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2018, 11:33:05 AM
I want a barn find :(
Quote
I don’t really understand how anyone could lose a whole car, but apparently it happens even to rare and valuable prototypes, like the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP prototype, which has been missing for half a century. Many thought it to be destroyed after it completed testing, but now it’s been discovered and its restorers need your help to fill in the blanks of where it’s been all this time.

The big block Shelby coupe was called “Little Red” and was created by Ford and Shelby American to have a Paxton supercharger. Eventually, it became the model for the 1968 Mustang California Special. For the performance-minded of you, it’s the only GT500 hardtop coupe built by Shelby and factory-equipped with dual quad carburetors. For the more historically-minded, it is also the second GT500 coupe ever to be “serialized and completed,” according to a Barrett-Jackson press release.

https://jalopnik.com/missing-1967-ford-shelby-gt500-prototype-miraculously-d-1828462614
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 21, 2018, 04:00:04 PM
Hot Rod Drag Week 2018 starts in a week and a bit.

11 Aussie teams are gunning for glory in the USA..... good luck boys and girls.

A bit from last year. Huge commitment to ship a car half way around the world to go drag racing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xftk-74_CU4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xftk-74_CU4)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on August 21, 2018, 09:06:41 PM
Sweet ride......why do I picture Bird driving this around

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180821/a2a11bd70b7ee32a413faf3010b13545.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on August 21, 2018, 11:35:40 PM
Yes Please https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIclTjSKVMM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIclTjSKVMM)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 22, 2018, 03:44:28 AM
ffffffhhhhtttt... static burnouts.... ya Mums Magna could do that.

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 22, 2018, 06:40:57 AM
I had this emailed to me this morning.
It was out on a cruise night last Saturday night. Yep, just a plain old Datsun 1200.

It was packing a 302 Windsor and lots of nitrous when I sold it in 94. (10:61 @ 130mph)
These days, 347 cube stroker and lots of nitrous.

It still has Datsun spelt out in Japanese on the boot lid too.  :cheers:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on August 22, 2018, 08:03:58 AM
Bugger the Burnout bit  ;D, The car on the other hand is nice ..
The Dato is Still looking good too .Did the new owner  put the cage in Kev or you, I dont remember it with a cage [ might be old age fog too ]  . Great to see a few Old survivor cars around from our early days still getting around ..
 I see an O'l mate of mine has  returned his Time capsule  HQ GTS  to the street, with a lot healthier heart, after years of being in storage ..
Ahh the O'l Auto Chick  /  Miami Shell and Gaven BP nights ...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 22, 2018, 11:24:28 AM
Sweet ride......why do I picture Bird driving this around

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180821/a2a11bd70b7ee32a413faf3010b13545.jpg)
east link cruiza bro
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 22, 2018, 01:18:56 PM
Bugger the Burnout bit  ;D, The car on the other hand is nice ..
The Dato is Still looking good too .Did the new owner  put the cage in Kev or you, I dont remember it with a cage [ might be old age fog too ]  . Great to see a few Old survivor cars around from our early days still getting around ..
 I see an O'l mate of mine has  returned his Time capsule  HQ GTS  to the street, with a lot healthier heart, after years of being in storage ..
Ahh the O'l Auto Chick  /  Miami Shell and Gaven BP nights ...

Yeah, i fitted it out with the cage after the ANDRA mob had a hissy fit once it ran in the 10's.

Gold Coast race nights on the highway, fun times for sure and even the odd $$$$ in the pocket for a 2 out of 3 win rate.
If it hooked up, it was two turning and the left front in the air.
If it didn't hook up (rare), it was two turnin and burnin.
 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 22, 2018, 04:50:13 PM
Love old Holdens

https://www.facebook.com/Ozzzymemes/videos/266421983971254/ (https://www.facebook.com/Ozzzymemes/videos/266421983971254/)

So do the fuzz
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: shanegtr on August 22, 2018, 07:28:15 PM
I've had an LJ torana parked up in my shed (ok carport) that I made a start on fixing some rust years ago (back in 2007) that due to a combination of a lack of storage space for removed parts and kids I've never made much ground on. With 4 kids even if it was on the road I cant just put the family in it for a drive as we dont all fit. So a while ago I started looking for something a bit more suitable that can be used with all the family. Found something not long ago so now after 17 years of ownership my Torana has been sold. Kinda sad but Im looking foward to the next vehicle. As a certified lover of anything automotive I have been ashamed to have not owned a V8, well thats now not the case and I've done it properly as the new car has a 454 big block ;D. I'll post pictures up when I get it home, in the mean time your all free to guess what it is, but I'll give you a couple of hints, mid 80s, big american wagon and a history of the model name starting in 1935
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Nomad on August 22, 2018, 09:19:27 PM
That thing the Griswalds drove around in the National Lampoons movies  :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 23, 2018, 03:35:11 AM
Could be either a kick arse, Impala wagon or..... some of those A Team styled vans are pretty cool and nearly all (The big 3) are packing big block power.

If it is a Chevy van, it'll have captains chairs, full of gadgets, very plush interior.   :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2018, 10:23:22 AM
That thing the Griswalds drove around in the National Lampoons movies  :cup:
The family truckster - he got it cheap damaged
(https://www.coolridesonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Vacation-Wagon-Queen-Family-Truckster.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: shanegtr on August 23, 2018, 02:34:19 PM
Could be either a kick arse, Impala wagon or..... some of those A Team styled vans are pretty cool and nearly all (The big 3) are packing big block power.

If it is a Chevy van, it'll have captains chairs, full of gadgets, very plush interior.   :cup:
Well you got the closest guess, you picked a chevy. but its not a van
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on August 24, 2018, 01:33:48 PM
Heres one for you Kev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-q45n19XLM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-q45n19XLM)     and this one  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juTj5gS3xUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juTj5gS3xUI)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 24, 2018, 01:56:30 PM
watched both of those recently.  :cup:

Hey Shane, nice truck mate
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 24, 2018, 03:05:23 PM
https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/news/1808/barn-find-falcon-esp-up-for-auction (https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/news/1808/barn-find-falcon-esp-up-for-auction)

(https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/imagegen/cp/black/800/600/s3/digital-cougar-assets/tradeuniquecars/gallery1808/ford-falcon-ESP-1.jpg)
Went for $111,000???

Its a Shitheap XE..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 24, 2018, 03:35:02 PM
So now, ya big Shit,  ;D you know why I invested a few hundred dollars and some time into my old XF panel van.

 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: BaseCamp on August 24, 2018, 04:28:41 PM
as seen at Vic Park golf club today...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180824/69836e3a2a617de855e5e83dd9d1bab0.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 26, 2018, 07:59:43 AM
Pinched from Footy Shorts Shane....

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/39786396_2016217808389482_4410582927935537152_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=31128facf4225f97c4c9951db672fb9d&oe=5BF3F033
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Steffo1 on August 26, 2018, 09:10:54 AM
as seen at Vic Park golf club today...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180824/69836e3a2a617de855e5e83dd9d1bab0.jpg)

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Nicest looking vehicle on this thread so far.  ;D >:D

There'll be a few old Landies at the Goomeri Showgrounds on the Queens Birthday long weekend this year for Land Rovers 70th celebrations.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 26, 2018, 04:01:03 PM
The oil leaks are gunna kill the grass.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 26, 2018, 04:32:10 PM
The oil leaks are gunna kill the grass.
you can see it was parked about 2 car lengths behind ...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 30, 2018, 11:46:33 AM
https://www.shannons.com.au/shannons/catalogues/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/index.html?page=1 (https://www.shannons.com.au/shannons/catalogues/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/index.html?page=1)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pottsy on August 30, 2018, 01:37:38 PM
https://www.shannons.com.au/shannons/catalogues/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/index.html?page=1 (https://www.shannons.com.au/shannons/catalogues/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/index.html?page=1)

What you bidding on?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 30, 2018, 03:49:51 PM
What you bidding on?
i cant afford the air there.

mate has one of these 300-500 for just the sign - he has the complete rack !
https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/RED423LPFIFD60X1/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/RED423LPFIFD60X1/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 30, 2018, 06:23:49 PM
i cant afford the air there.

mate has one of these 300-500 for just the sign - he has the complete rack !
https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/RED423LPFIFD60X1/ (https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2018-shannons-melbourne-spring-classic-auction/RED423LPFIFD60X1/)

Be worth even more, if it had the old glass oil bottles in it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 31, 2018, 09:38:37 AM
Saw on Sunrise this morning A9X with original 400 miles on ti coming up this weekend in WA somewhere....
*drool*
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on August 31, 2018, 12:11:08 PM
Here ya go https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/news/1808/1977-holden-torana-a9x-gmpa-with-475kms-up-for-grabs (https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/news/1808/1977-holden-torana-a9x-gmpa-with-475kms-up-for-grabs)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 31, 2018, 12:23:53 PM
Quote from: edz
Here ya go https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/news/1808/1977-holden-torana-a9x-gmpa-with-475kms-up-for-grabs (https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/news/1808/1977-holden-torana-a9x-gmpa-with-475kms-up-for-grabs)

Thats it... the auctioneer was explaining the cars history on tele.. was pretty interesting...

Pickles Online
$258,950 Current Bid - bids going up $50.00 at a time LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item/-/details/C1977--Holden--Torana-A9X-GMP-A--LX--Hatchback--5-Seats--3-Doors/103530294 (https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item/-/details/C1977--Holden--Torana-A9X-GMP-A--LX--Hatchback--5-Seats--3-Doors/103530294)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 31, 2018, 01:53:50 PM
Bids at $50.00 a time are just mucking around.
If they really wanted it they'd bid serious money, but then again it is an Auction, so a last minute bid would probably be the go.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 31, 2018, 03:44:57 PM
Hey Bird, ya gunna have a lash at it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on August 31, 2018, 04:08:29 PM
Hey Bird, ya gunna have a lash at it.
yea just digging down behind the cushions on the lounge.. wont be a minute
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 01, 2018, 06:11:50 AM
I get my fuel at the wrong servo's I think.

https://scontent.fbne5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38894214_10156006797386785_853723414068723712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e9dea4f18ba7fed344b245937a0d29a7&oe=5BFF304C
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on September 03, 2018, 12:01:12 AM
Tuned in to the Pickles auction of the A9X Torana Hatch light weight ..Was up to $365000 + Not sure if it sold or was pulled from the Auction, the page just came up this vehicle is  No longer for sale
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2018, 12:14:19 PM
The car was brought at the Winchelsea farmers Market near colac for $900. 23 years ago and he says the EJ is pretty much untouched since he bought it

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40581450_2142304406016678_1715057604675239936_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=843f74f3be23453ec7cce25b397b7f8c&oe=5C3179A0)

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40554770_2142304372683348_5290748024694243328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=99d0f7b7513aadfe166819deed9ecb1a&oe=5BF268FD)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 03, 2018, 12:26:38 PM
Doesn't look like he takes it shopping.  It's looking too good.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pete79 on September 04, 2018, 01:07:00 PM
I flick through this thread from time to time and based on pretty much all of the posts I assumed all old cars where stupidly priced these days.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been searching for bits and pieces on Gumtree, every now and then I’m getting random results with adds for old cars.

I helped a good mate rebuild a HR sedan about 20 years ago, he sold it a couple of years after we finished it for around $8k.
I expected people would be asking twice that these days and was surprised to see a super tidy HR sedan (better then the one we built) for about $10k.
There was also a neat HZ 1 tonner for under $5k and a heap of really crappy half assed restored HJ utes for under $3k.

Really didn’t expect to see there are still some reasonable prices for most old cars and that the world hasn’t gone completely mad after all.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on September 04, 2018, 01:43:41 PM
Just have to temper that with certain base typish models and what type of car it is,  as to what sort of popularity they have  ..
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 05, 2018, 05:15:14 AM
I stumbled across one of these....... Pretty rare car and no, he won't sell it to me.
Most on here would never have heard of an Ascort. (I hadn't until I saw one)
The 72 year old owner wouldn't let me photograph the car and as i'm trying to get it off him, I was ok with that.

From Wikipedia,
The Ascort was an automobile manufactured by Continental Coachwork of Sydney, Australia from 1958 to 1960.

Designated as the Ascort-TSV-1300 G.T., it utilized a mildly modified Volkswagen chassis fitted with a four-seat coupé body which was based on that of the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupé, although significantly different in appearance. The body, which was constructed of fibreglass, had a prestressed double shell with a bonded-in light steel tubular frame, and was mounted on an 11-inch rubber seal. The 1.3-litre Volkswagen flat-4 engine was modified using Okrasa and Porsche components to produce 54 bhp at 4300 rpm. The vehicle's total weight was 1467 lb, 33% less than that of a standard Volkswagen Beetle sedan. The Ascort had a top speed of 96 mph and could accelerate from zero to 50 mph in 12.0 seconds.

19 cars were built before production was terminated. Although there were plans to offer the car with a 70 hp, 1500 cc engine, which would have given the car a top speed of well over 100 mph, this variant was never produced.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on September 05, 2018, 07:40:14 AM
Would be rarer than a Bolwell  Nagari for sure, Where did you find this bloke ... You doing a bit of Barn find sniffing out in Banjo country . :D
ASCORT and KARMANN 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 05, 2018, 07:47:07 AM
Would be rarer than a Bolwell  Nagari for sure, Where did you find this bloke ... You doing a bit of Barn find sniffing out in Banjo country . :D
ASCORT and KARMANN


Less than klm from the house here in Tin Can.  :o

This a ripper link to the story of the Ascort. The car I found, is photographed in this story too.

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjM4bW2rqLdAhWBIIgKHUk-CQ8QFjAAegQICBAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ascort-tsv-1300.com%2FHistory.htm&usg=AOvVaw2LVwUorpmQmgzNJJAAOomH (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjM4bW2rqLdAhWBIIgKHUk-CQ8QFjAAegQICBAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ascort-tsv-1300.com%2FHistory.htm&usg=AOvVaw2LVwUorpmQmgzNJJAAOomH)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on September 05, 2018, 11:24:56 AM
Quote from: Pete79
Really didn’t expect to see there are still some reasonable prices for most old cars and that the world hasn’t gone completely mad after all.

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/40833788_740083312994507_5581319939706322944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=43017639dc25ce7ff2897a225b30f2a5&oe=5C310D9C)
3 x SLR Torana ashtrays genuine in good condition can post
Boronia, Victoria, Australia
$950
$950 the lot or can seperate
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on September 05, 2018, 12:06:55 PM
Thats a bloody good read Kev ..
Tell him  he's dreaming Birdman ....  How about an RS 2000 Escort steering wheel  " BARE FRAME ONLY " For $300 on facecrap market place
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 05, 2018, 12:33:38 PM
(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/40833788_740083312994507_5581319939706322944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=43017639dc25ce7ff2897a225b30f2a5&oe=5C310D9C)
3 x SLR Torana ashtrays genuine in good condition can post
Boronia, Victoria, Australia
$950
$950 the lot or can seperate

How much would one be worth signed by Peter Brock.

GG
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 05, 2018, 01:38:30 PM
(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/40833788_740083312994507_5581319939706322944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=43017639dc25ce7ff2897a225b30f2a5&oe=5C310D9C)
3 x SLR Torana ashtrays genuine in good condition can post
Boronia, Victoria, Australia
$950
$950 the lot or can seperate

Smoking has always been an expensive habit and even more so today.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on September 05, 2018, 02:40:57 PM
Quote from: edz
Tell him  he's dreaming Birdman .... 
How about an RS 2000 Escort steering wheel  " BARE FRAME ONLY " For $300 on facecrap market place
I know
cant see that HZ tonner being much chop for 5k....
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on September 05, 2018, 03:42:28 PM
if Im good can I have this for xmas?
https://www.facebook.com/classiccarsmuscletrucks/videos/550287118722066/ (https://www.facebook.com/classiccarsmuscletrucks/videos/550287118722066/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on September 06, 2018, 11:27:14 AM
Mate is walking around the Shannons place at moment...prick keeps sending me photos :'(
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on September 10, 2018, 12:12:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlRKSmHgzdE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlRKSmHgzdE)

Barn Find - Rare Ferrari AND 427 Cobra Hidden for Decades'
then.... https://youtu.be/dnU9jcOEE2o (https://youtu.be/dnU9jcOEE2o)
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Post by: BaseCamp on September 10, 2018, 02:01:08 PM
Its tyres pumped, pretty good for 50yr..
Almost ready to blast out..


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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 10, 2018, 02:02:45 PM
https://www.facebook.com/festivalofspeed/?hc_ref=ARSFI6QxuryOFARjsPGEmna_7N4D_z4Cr2F9kgj_-gEnnm9K-oXbKX32az0aojbZ_pI&fref=nf&__xts__ (https://www.facebook.com/festivalofspeed/?hc_ref=ARSFI6QxuryOFARjsPGEmna_7N4D_z4Cr2F9kgj_-gEnnm9K-oXbKX32az0aojbZ_pI&fref=nf&__xts__)[0]=68.ARBXMs26_Hi79kCxjm35SwzZHlR00DaoGG29khGHaqRTsnVKY19M5weuSGcUIMMW2u87fTYo14snFISjqs1rgBGSOg3qh0eJ9wNtxXiE0kM42AHBOvmPT_3KQ2DO7g_DB1d5u2emHokSqoL6juLVnYY5kgcv1CWJUiDtsRluwnIyC-oeT3aR-lQ&__tn__=kCH-R
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Post by: Paddler Ed on September 10, 2018, 02:05:52 PM
Or the short version:
https://www.facebook.com/festivalofspeed (https://www.facebook.com/festivalofspeed)

But yes, old cars going fast... very close to often unforgiving run offs.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Rodt on September 10, 2018, 02:44:56 PM
There was also a neat HZ 1 tonner for under $5k

A HZ ute was my first car. Nearly bought a nice 1 tonner as a run around back in the 90s that had beautiful timber for the tray. Always regretted not getting it. Luv the HJ, HX and HZs  :cup:

 :worthles: or even a link would do

Rod
Title: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pete79 on September 10, 2018, 03:19:36 PM
A HZ ute was my first car. Nearly bought a nice 1 tonner as a run around back in the 90s that had beautiful timber for the tray. Always regretted not getting it. Luv the HJ, HX and HZs  :cup:

 :worthles: or even a link would do

Rod

Sorry mate, it was just a random Gumtree add that came up when I was looking for a push bike for the daughter. Would take me forever to find it again...

My school books where covered in pictures of all sorts of cars, but the all time favorite one was the deep burgundy coloured HZ Sandman with a premier front end that was on the front of my folder that i had for most of my senior years at school.
I wanted to build that car so badly....

After finishing school and about 2 years of searching with no luck I settled for an XE panelvan to get my van fix for a few years. Wasn’t the dream Sandman, but still a heap of fun.

Edit;
I wanted pretty much exactly this, in a panelvan.
(http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/full/ebay719678.jpg)
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Post by: Bigfish on September 10, 2018, 04:03:22 PM
Sorry mate, it was just a random Gumtree add that came up when I was looking for a push bike for the daughter. Would take me forever to find it again...

My school books where covered in pictures of all sorts of cars, but the all time favorite one was the deep burgundy coloured HZ Sandman with a premier front end that was on the front of my folder that i had for most of my senior years at school.
I wanted to build that car so badly....

After finishing school and about 2 years of searching with no luck I settled for an XE panelvan to get my van fix for a few years. Wasn’t the dream Sandman, but still a heap of fun.

Edit;
I wanted pretty much exactly this, in a panelvan.
(http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/full/ebay719678.jpg)



Love the colour.
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Post by: Rodt on September 10, 2018, 07:24:32 PM
Thanks Pete. Imagine that with slightly different red (more burgundy) and a 1 tonner tray with nice oiled timber and that is basically the ute that i didn't buy :'(.

What could of been
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 12, 2018, 03:23:24 AM
I stumbled across a place yesterday about 5 minutes from our place in the boonies.

No one was home, but I'll be calling back soon. Just a few of the cars there, in varying stages  of decay

Very late 70's or early 80's Fleetwood Brougham
Very late 70's or early 80's Cadillac hearse. (I want this one)
P76
Mk 2 Zephyr wagon.
FB Holden's

Hopefully, he won't want silly money for 'em, but I think you and I both know how it will go down.
 
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Post by: Bird on September 12, 2018, 09:03:52 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
FB Holden's
I'll take one.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 12, 2018, 10:45:15 AM
You better turn up in the Statesman then. ;D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 12, 2018, 04:21:34 PM
I'll take one.

Oh man, they aren't pristine examples believe me.
I would like to save the Caddy Hearse though... if it can be done.

The grounds look like something straight out of American Pickers... Read: Crap everywhere.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 12, 2018, 04:25:49 PM
One of the wilder cars at Drag Week this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3lf0Oa9j1I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3lf0Oa9j1I)
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Post by: Bird on September 13, 2018, 10:18:50 AM
From interwebs

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/41644132_2005543566157749_9110596679676985344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=80b31d6291149e542b55030b1be152b6&oe=5C27B788)

Vj dodge ute
$11,000
Vj dodge Ute good condition for age no rust body wise interior not bad painted 25 years ago in original colour pmg red e49 spec motor done about 10000 ks 4 speed rear main seal is leaking new tyres needs a bit of work
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Post by: edz on September 13, 2018, 01:01:48 PM
Looks a nice O'l Vag  ..   An old mate posted this pic up on a face crap page the other day .. Mum, Dads and his HQs, He still has his after all these years
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 13, 2018, 03:53:54 PM
This is why.... I love Drag Week.

6 second all the way up to 12 second cars, being driven.... in shall we say, some rain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj_8wIj25dw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj_8wIj25dw)
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Post by: Coolblue80 on September 13, 2018, 04:24:54 PM
From interwebs

(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/41644132_2005543566157749_9110596679676985344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=80b31d6291149e542b55030b1be152b6&oe=5C27B788)

Vj dodge ute
$11,000
Vj dodge Ute good condition for age no rust body wise interior not bad painted 25 years ago in original colour pmg red e49 spec motor done about 10000 ks 4 speed rear main seal is leaking new tyres needs a bit of work
This is a local ute. In pretty good nick. The bloke is a bit of a Val freak.
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Post by: Bird on September 13, 2018, 04:48:13 PM
Quote from: Coolblue80
This is a local ute. In pretty good nick. The bloke is a bit of a Val freak.
I like it too :) old vals and rust though :(
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Post by: GeoffA on September 13, 2018, 08:13:06 PM
I like it too :) old vals and rust though :(

Always check the plenum.

Wish we still had our CM wagon.....
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Post by: gronk on September 13, 2018, 09:28:59 PM
This is why.... I love Drag Week.

6 second all the way up to 12 second cars, being driven.... in shall we say, some rain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj_8wIj25dw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj_8wIj25dw)

And the only legal thing in Australia would be the trailers !! ;D
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Post by: doc evil on September 14, 2018, 06:16:14 AM
This is why.... I love Drag Week.

6 second all the way up to 12 second cars, being driven.... in shall we say, some rain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj_8wIj25dw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj_8wIj25dw)

AND with towbars :o :o
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Post by: edz on September 15, 2018, 12:21:32 AM
And the only legal thing in Australia would be the trailers !! ;D

Gotta love America
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 15, 2018, 01:48:51 PM
Oh man, they aren't pristine examples believe me.
I would like to save the Caddy Hearse though... if it can be done.

The grounds look like something straight out of American Pickers... Read: Crap everywhere.

I called in and spot with the owner and his son yesterday.
Nice people..... going back tomorrow to discuss some of the cars he has.
I think the hearse might be a lost cause, as he wants the engine out of it. Bit of a shame really. 

I'm going to get some photos tomorrow while i'm there.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 15, 2018, 07:02:02 PM
You won't know unless you give it a red hot try.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 17, 2018, 03:32:50 AM
I spent an hour there yesterday and I'll try to list roughly what was there. Charlie looks like a cross between Willie Nelson and Neil from the young ones.
The house and its surrounds are well weathered and could do with love.
Most of the cars went past that point a loooong time ago, but some stuff is savable.

FX-FJ At a guess, maybe 12 or 15, all rooted and way past redemption, including an old ex army ute. Really weird, as it has a drip rail/gutter above the two windscreens. I've never seen that before. There is also an old custom in there, that's had AP5 Valiant tail lights, rolled pans etc.

FB-EK I reckon there'd be 20 of 'em all up and again, mostly all dead, with the exception of 2 wagons that are savable and one yearly good, dry country sedan.
The baby blue and white sedan is gold, except its been rolled. Very fixable by a body work guy. At least this one is under a lean-two.

Zephyrs Only 3 of em, including a fairly rare wagon. All 3 shot to hell.

Caddy's, 79 hearse, 81 Fleetwood brougham, 2004 Deville, with the Deville being a pretty good unit.

Commodores, maybe 15 to 20, including a 2006 or thereabouts CV8Z Monaro.

Fords, maybe 10 or 12

Throw in a couple of rice burners.

A couple of caravans.

Pretty much everything, sits out in the open.

Him and his son, did something about his "new car" which I figured was years ago until I asked about it.

In a large, zipped up tent arrangement, sits a Holden Motorsport Commodore. Jet black, with only a 1039 klm on it.
He bought it in June last year.
He said he'd paid $80,000 or something for it.
I was too busy getting my jaw off the dirt, yes, dirt when I saw it to hear him properly.



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Post by: Bird on September 17, 2018, 06:46:31 AM
I spent an hour there yesterday and I'll try to list roughly what was there. Charlie looks like a cross between Willie Nelson and Neil from the young ones.
The house and its surrounds are well weathered and could do with love.
Most of the cars went past that point a loooong time ago, but some stuff is savable.

FX-FJ At a guess, maybe 12 or 15, all rooted and way past redemption, including an old ex army ute. Really weird, as it has a drip rail/gutter above the two windscreens. I've never seen that before. There is also an old custom in there, that's had AP5 Valiant tail lights, rolled pans etc.

FB-EK I reckon there'd be 20 of 'em all up and again, mostly all dead, with the exception of 2 wagons that are savable and one yearly good, dry country sedan.
The baby blue and white sedan is gold, except its been rolled. Very fixable by a body work guy. At least this one is under a lean-two.

Zephyrs Only 3 of em, including a fairly rare wagon. All 3 shot to hell.

Caddy's, 79 hearse, 81 Fleetwood brougham, 2004 Deville, with the Deville being a pretty good unit.

Commodores, maybe 15 to 20, including a 2006 or thereabouts CV8Z Monaro.

Fords, maybe 10 or 12

Throw in a couple of rice burners.

A couple of caravans.

Pretty much everything, sits out in the open.

Him and his son, did something about his "new car" which I figured was years ago until I asked about it.

In a large, zipped up tent arrangement, sits a Holden Motorsport Commodore. Jet black, with only a 1039 klm on it.
He bought it in June last year.
He said he'd paid $80,000 or something for it.
I was too busy getting my jaw off the dirt, yes, dirt when I saw it to hear him properly.
sounds like it could have been heaven..... 10 FX/FJ's???? Theres retirement there if they were good!
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Post by: doc evil on September 17, 2018, 07:31:58 AM
I spent an hour there yesterday and I'll try to list roughly what was there. Charlie looks like a cross between Willie Nelson and Neil from the young ones.
The house and its surrounds are well weathered and could do with love.
Most of the cars went past that point a loooong time ago, but some stuff is savable.

FX-FJ At a guess, maybe 12 or 15, all rooted and way past redemption, including an old ex army ute. Really weird, as it has a drip rail/gutter above the two windscreens. I've never seen that before. There is also an old custom in there, that's had AP5 Valiant tail lights, rolled pans etc.

FB-EK I reckon there'd be 20 of 'em all up and again, mostly all dead, with the exception of 2 wagons that are savable and one yearly good, dry country sedan.
The baby blue and white sedan is gold, except its been rolled. Very fixable by a body work guy. At least this one is under a lean-two.

Zephyrs Only 3 of em, including a fairly rare wagon. All 3 shot to hell.

Caddy's, 79 hearse, 81 Fleetwood brougham, 2004 Deville, with the Deville being a pretty good unit.

Commodores, maybe 15 to 20, including a 2006 or thereabouts CV8Z Monaro.

Fords, maybe 10 or 12

Throw in a couple of rice burners.

A couple of caravans.

Pretty much everything, sits out in the open.

Him and his son, did something about his "new car" which I figured was years ago until I asked about it.

In a large, zipped up tent arrangement, sits a Holden Motorsport Commodore. Jet black, with only a 1039 klm on it.
He bought it in June last year.
He said he'd paid $80,000 or something for it.
I was too busy getting my jaw off the dirt, yes, dirt when I saw it to hear him properly.

You will also find that the radio grill filled in. Mate's relo in WA has a couple.
Even if it is in a bad way, that one would be a keeper............
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Post by: edz on September 17, 2018, 07:36:07 AM
And sadly thats how a hell of a lot of Would have been good old stuff goes ...."  Nup not sellin Em, gunna do em up one day, their  for my retirement fund " meanwhile they slowly rot away out in the open and return to the earth they came from . :'(
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Post by: alnjan on September 17, 2018, 09:58:56 AM
https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsIllawarra/videos/1672096499573208/?hc_ref=ARQ-oIO7H8TsXofNDDsqHEtTd4OEKhC-qF-Zm6s19h_qhyDFuS4Bshq9aGWxP7wVXxI&__xts__ (https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsIllawarra/videos/1672096499573208/?hc_ref=ARQ-oIO7H8TsXofNDDsqHEtTd4OEKhC-qF-Zm6s19h_qhyDFuS4Bshq9aGWxP7wVXxI&__xts__)[0]=68.ARBimyM_KTKCSiMeMMaeehX_xhoaapXiK4_W8eXKeOv3J2uBcoLxVfHV55etHA9F6-w1MlIOZ_PZR3aNSVaL7-lWzktG4WvPDsSDoJn72LfHTbOgMEzPNYNfBtsISE2XADopirAU235NZrIBqucbiT7TEhM1Pb8IhQyfhyeRdPoRtGCvLCADc5oUGhojKFmTouOid-7kAYdxVljhfbetLmO_67gkL8jtudQu74RD&__tn__=FC-R&fb_dtsg_ag=AdyrLBCqoX5lCSWZviE3g_4mFoTGqzzygVE4G9y1TfGHKQ%3AAdzLz4eYiY4RWSQRv77EIDzv0L4BGNPVVwiHTQ0Q42eBdw


RECORD CAR SALE: Check out this Ford GTHO Phase III that just sold for $1 million dollars!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 17, 2018, 01:03:19 PM
You will also find that the radio grill filled in. Mate's relo in WA has a couple.
Even if it is in a bad way, that one would be a keeper............

Yes, correct 100%, the radio cavity has never been there.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pottsy on September 17, 2018, 02:06:44 PM
And sadly thats how a hell of a lot of Would have been good old stuff goes ...."  Nup not sellin Em, gunna do em up one day, their  for my retirement fund " meanwhile they slowly rot away out in the open and return to the earth they came from . :'(
Spot on, my brother and used to drive past an old series 1 Landy ute in a cow cockies paddock half a dozen times a year, every year we'd drop in and see if he would sell it. No, gunna do it up, 25 years later it's still in the same spot totally stuffed and is now just a climber for out of control kikuyu.
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Post by: doc evil on September 18, 2018, 06:25:31 AM
Yes, correct 100%, the radio cavity has never been there.

soooooo, how much for the army ute? ;D
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Post by: edz on September 18, 2018, 08:19:28 AM
Do a google Earth fly over of Banjo country Kev, Theres quite a few places out that way with lots of farmstay oldies out in the open, From what I saw. Cant get clear enough view to see what the actual types are, just that there is  a mix of old and  modern out there .
Could  be worth doing up a hit list of addresses for a closer look see ..  8)
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Post by: Nomad on September 18, 2018, 07:52:38 PM
Do a google Earth fly over of Banjo country Kev, Theres quite a few places out that way with lots of farmstay oldies out in the open, From what I saw. Cant get clear enough view to see what the actual types are, just that there is  a mix of old and  modern out there .
Could  be worth doing up a hit list of addresses for a closer look see ..  8)

Definately, but good luck getting near any of them. I lived on a farm at Forrest HIll that the old boy had heaps. THe family farm at Blackall has a dump of anything from the 50's through to what ever died last. Holdens and FOrd and more recently toyota and Nissan utes and old trucks and tractors. Most of them have had parts pilffered to keep other cars going but for their age they are in remarkable condition with very little or no rust. There is a metallic blue HQ statesman that I have had my eye on for years but dare not ask the question about (yet).
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Post by: alnjan on September 22, 2018, 01:12:19 PM
https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/09/14/13/58/peter-brock-cars-racing-auction-bathurst
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Post by: kylarama on September 24, 2018, 05:37:03 PM
https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/09/14/13/58/peter-brock-cars-racing-auction-bathurst
Caveat emptor with that collection!  Most are replicas and a few of the apparent genuine ones have big question marks over them. 

The 84 winner could very well be the 2nd place car.
Now a few in the know are saying the 05 Sierra is actually a display car, built by the team for shopping centres and promos.  Never driven by Brock.

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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 24, 2018, 05:43:50 PM
Caveat emptor with that collection!  Most are replicas and a few of the apparent genuine ones have big question marks over them. 

The 84 winner could very well be the 2nd place car.
Now a few in the know are saying the 05 Sierra is actually a display car, built by the team for shopping centres and promos.  Never driven by Brock.

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Yeah, right again.
There's a lot of people not happy with the pedigrees of the various vehicles as you say.
There's also people not happy with the cars being sold separately, not being sold as a collection.
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Post by: gronk on September 24, 2018, 06:39:58 PM


The 84 winner could very well be the 2nd place car.
Now a few in the know are saying the 05 Sierra is actually a display car, built by the team for shopping centres and promos.  Never driven by Brock.

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According to Andrew Miedecke, the one being auctioned is most likely one he built, which never raced while he owned it, and was never raced by Brock, but sounds like it was built as a race car, not a display car.
He owns one of the 2 cars bought from Andy Rouse for the 1989 and 1990 Bathursts and the other is said to be in England with a private collector.
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Post by: prodigyrf on September 24, 2018, 06:54:23 PM
Cars can still be very cool even if they don't fly along anymore like they used to   8)
https://vimeo.com/77636803
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Post by: Nomad on September 24, 2018, 07:24:19 PM
I've been watching a show on Netflix called Car Masters. Traditionalists wont really like it but some of the old cars they rebuild are really good...............well worth a watch
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Post by: kylarama on September 24, 2018, 07:58:43 PM


According to Andrew Miedecke, the one being auctioned is most likely one he built, which never raced while he owned it, and was never raced by Brock, but sounds like it was built as a race car, not a display car.
He owns one of the 2 cars bought from Andy Rouse for the 1989 and 1990 Bathursts and the other is said to be in England with a private collector.

Poor wording on my part. Correct, built as a race car, but only used as an 05 display car.  Miedecke has the Aussie built Dencar Sierra.  The 2nd Rouse car was written off by the the late Barry Sheen in testing.  Hastily rebuilt and then crushed to avoid paying import taxes?

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Post by: gronk on September 24, 2018, 08:30:51 PM

Poor wording on my part. Correct, built as a race car, but only used as an 05 display car.  Miedecke has the Aussie built Dencar Sierra.  The 2nd Rouse car was written off by the the late Barry Sheen in testing.  Hastily rebuilt and then crushed to avoid paying import taxes?

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I was only going by the report on Speedcafe. Miedecke says the 2 Sierras were bought from Rouse in England and Miedecke owns one and the other one is in the hands of a british collector !
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Post by: kylarama on September 25, 2018, 01:30:50 AM
I was only going by the report on Speedcafe. Miedecke says the 2 Sierras were bought from Rouse in England and Miedecke owns one and the other one is in the hands of a british collector !
Could have sworn I read it in a mag a few years ago?

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Post by: kylarama on September 25, 2018, 10:20:51 AM
Could have sworn I read it in a mag a few years ago?

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Article here.

http://v8sleuth.com.au/news/2016/08/05/famous-sierra-being-re-born-

Sheen walled the 2nd Rouse Sierra at Winton in 89.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 25, 2018, 01:45:13 PM
Its up to each bidder to ensure they are bidding on what they think they are.

Lloyds, Shannon's, and the like, use the info supplied by the seller.

I reckon, in a pinch, I could pass off my Cadillac as a 29,600 mile car, when in reality, its got an extra 1 in front of that.
Now, having said that, you'd be dirty paying top $ for a replica.

Once, it was a game anyone could play, but more so now, the prices have really soared, very much a rich man's game now.   
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Post by: gronk on September 25, 2018, 06:48:04 PM
All race cars have an ID plate, so fairly easy to check the history.....IF you see the plate before handing over heaps of cash !!
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Post by: Bird on September 26, 2018, 12:15:43 PM
Brave man!!!!!! Dunno what Delboy would think

Quote
Hill climbing can be a dangerous sport, there’s the hazard of running off the road into a ditch, a wall or even a tree.

However, for one man this wasn’t risky enough, and he climbed the Shelsley Walsh hill, in a Reliant Rialto at the 2018 Retro Rides Gathering.

Replacing the Robin in 1982, the Rialto is another three-wheeled car, and this example has (obviously) been heavily modified.
https://www.carsguide.com.au/oversteer/this-reliant-rialto-is-a-hill-climbing-monster-71024 (https://www.carsguide.com.au/oversteer/this-reliant-rialto-is-a-hill-climbing-monster-71024) hahahahahahahahah
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Post by: edz on September 26, 2018, 12:35:31 PM
Silly bloody Irishmen . Tooo much Guinness at the pub . A reliant  Nooooo ..
Me thinks he should have spent some time to rig up a demister for the windscreen, Might have been a few seconds  quicker instead of loosing concentration to wipe the screen to defog it ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgopIxs2lvY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgopIxs2lvY)   ;D
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Post by: Bird on September 26, 2018, 12:41:00 PM
Silly bloody Irishmen . Tooo much Guinness at the pub . A reliant Robin Nooooo ..
Me thinks he should have spent some time to rig up a demister for the windscreen, Might have been a few seconds  quicker instead of loosing concentration to wipe the screen to defog it ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8)    :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
(https://cdn.images.dailystar.co.uk/dynamic/1/photos/805000/620x/5a09edcfaa08d_delboy.jpg)
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 28, 2018, 06:58:06 AM
This is the email I got from the guy that bought the old XK Falcon recently.

"Freddy Falcon has arrived safely to his new home and was registered on Tuesday .
Drove him to work Wednesday for an inspection on the hoist .
Very happy with everything and pleasantly surprised just how well he drives.
Thanks again for everything and your patients in storing him safely before collection .

Regards Peter"

This is one car I was tempted to keep, Shit it was a cracker.
Another happy customer from "Jeeper's Better Bombs Boutique."
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 03, 2018, 05:48:57 AM
I've been aware of the old Lowood International Racing Circuit for some time.... no really, we do have one out here, or we did.

Its really at Mount Tarampa, which is just up the road from our place, maybe 5 or 6 klm away.
Going to go over there today and suss out its layout, if it can be done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Lowood_4_Hour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Lowood_4_Hour)
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Post by: plusnq on October 03, 2018, 08:14:12 AM
I've been aware of the old Lowood International Racing Circuit for some time.... no really, we do have one out here, or we did.

Its really at Mount Tarampa, which is just up the road from our place, maybe 5 or 6 klm away.
Going to go over there today and suss out its layout, if it can be done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Lowood_4_Hour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Lowood_4_Hour)

Shit mate. Old cars, old news. What’s next? Getting your milk delivered in glass bottles ? 😂😂😂
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 03, 2018, 12:31:06 PM
I hope so.....
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Post by: edz on October 03, 2018, 12:34:38 PM
Wasnt a lot out that way back in the day . pic from 1956
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Post by: Spada on October 03, 2018, 12:42:08 PM
Shit mate. Old cars, old news. What’s next? Getting your milk delivered in glass bottles ? 😂😂😂

He lives in Lowood you know, only just got colour TV in them parts yo hear????

Jeepers and his neighbour behind the shed discussing the next project  >:D
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 03, 2018, 01:38:31 PM
 :D

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 03, 2018, 03:46:01 PM
I'd own it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwfRitTIlwM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwfRitTIlwM)
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Post by: Bird on October 04, 2018, 09:43:58 AM
Strange way to treat a monaro.
https://www.facebook.com/XposedTeam/videos/1977448502325189/ (https://www.facebook.com/XposedTeam/videos/1977448502325189/)
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Post by: edz on October 04, 2018, 06:12:18 PM
 Clean them up and sell them to an Aussie,  they could probably become quite wealthy compared  other Balinese  .
But then again it seems the asian countries like our old cars .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOs59Zm5nPs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOs59Zm5nPs)
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Post by: Paddler Ed on October 04, 2018, 06:39:57 PM
Strange way to treat a monaro.
https://www.facebook.com/XposedTeam/videos/1977448502325189/ (https://www.facebook.com/XposedTeam/videos/1977448502325189/)

Never been to a Hot Rodders Dust Up meet then? Seen that done to a Monaro here, along with various Falcons, Holden's and Chryslers from the 1940s to the 1970s. Oh, and for good measure someone was running a truck as well...
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 05, 2018, 02:05:41 PM
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40628797_1564437423662300_1136207102503550976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&oh=976e06a85d7aa8ead03fd25b64f5026c&oe=5C5677A6
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 05, 2018, 06:47:59 PM
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40628797_1564437423662300_1136207102503550976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&oh=976e06a85d7aa8ead03fd25b64f5026c&oe=5C5677A6

Oh so True.
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Post by: Bird on October 08, 2018, 02:03:12 PM
You'd hope it was genuine....


An iconic Holden Commodore raced by Peter Brock has set a new auction record for Australian-made cars.

The Marlboro-branded VH Commodore delivered back-to-back Bathurst 1000 victories for Brock in 1982 and 1983, making it one of the most iconic models in Australian motor sport.
1/4

Lloyds Auctions sold the car for a record $2.1 million on Saturday.

Bill Freeman, head auctioneer at Lloyds, said “the amount paid for this car doesn’t surprise me with its rich history and shows that the market is strong and is continuing to grow”.

https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/australia-s-first-2-million-car-119713.html?ffref=smh&trackLink=SMH0 (https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/australia-s-first-2-million-car-119713.html?ffref=smh&trackLink=SMH0)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 08, 2018, 04:47:09 PM
this is pretty tough for a street car. I'd like to see it run without the weight bolted on the front.  ;D

http://www.dragnews.com.au/news-all/local-news/4658-video-frank-marchese-street-xw-7-000-203mph.html (http://www.dragnews.com.au/news-all/local-news/4658-video-frank-marchese-street-xw-7-000-203mph.html)
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Post by: Bird on October 09, 2018, 07:49:32 AM
Wouldnt mind going to this.
https://motorclassica.com.au/

Welcome to Motorclassica, Australasia’s premier event for vintage, classic and exotic motoring enthusiasts. 
As host of the Australian International Concours d’Elegance, this year Motorclassica will feature more than 160 pristine, rare and desirable machines representing the best from collections around Australia and beyond. 

This year’s eclectic collection represents the very best of art deco cars, Cadillac, Australian Grand Prix winners, micro cars, pre-OPEC oil crisis American supercars, Harley-Davidson Panhead and Triumph Bonneville, supported by corporate displays from Alpine, Ford, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Porsche and more.
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 09, 2018, 10:29:33 AM
I just checked, for me, $33.00 general admission and $10.00 for a program.
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Post by: Rumpig on October 11, 2018, 06:58:40 PM
This VW is a few houses down from my current jobsite
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Post by: edz on October 11, 2018, 07:06:17 PM
Cool old modded rig Rummy .. 8) 8)
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Post by: rags on October 11, 2018, 07:24:08 PM
This VW is a few houses down from my current jobsite

Two story camper by the look of it😎
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Post by: Rumpig on October 11, 2018, 08:28:14 PM
Two story camper by the look of it😎
i actually cropped the house out of that pic, but for some reason it ended up back in what I posted...lol
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Post by: edz on October 12, 2018, 12:49:03 PM
It seems they would be  a pretty rare thing to find ..  ... at least in Australia .. South Africa and something to do with JURGENS .. built there    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4975482 (https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4975482)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaChka7rgog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaChka7rgog)
For those wanting to see some more types of VW Jurgens vans just google it they come in many different types .. 8)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 15, 2018, 05:03:41 PM
I got given a tip today, on a Ford Falcon Moonraker edition..... i'd forgotten all about them huh.
Jazzed up XD's with Moonraker stuff when the movie came out.

Its a huge long shot, but going to try and suss it out tomorrow.
Its gunna be a rare piece if its still where its meant to be.
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Post by: kylarama on October 15, 2018, 11:01:08 PM


I got given a tip today, on a Ford Falcon Moonraker edition..... i'd forgotten all about them huh.
Jazzed up XD's with Moonraker stuff when the movie came out.

Its a huge long shot, but going to try and suss it out tomorrow.
Its gunna be a rare piece if its still where its meant to be.

The owner of the original Moonraker XD was in Whittlesea Vic. I used to see it around in the mid 90's.

Built by Ford as a movie promo car and given away on the Don Lane show. According to a few FB XD-F pages.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 16, 2018, 03:40:57 AM
Ok, so it was just one they built or did they do maybe a limited run of them for the average punter to buy?
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 16, 2018, 05:17:31 AM

The owner of the original Moonraker XD was in Whittlesea Vic. I used to see it around in the mid 90's.

Built by Ford as a movie promo car and given away on the Don Lane show. According to a few FB XD-F pages.

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Not much info on this on google huh.
It looks very much, like a one of one car and I can tell ya now, there is no chance in hell its just up the road from here.

I'll follow it up, but I reckon its a waste of time and fuel.

Having said that, unless its been scrapped, it has to be somewhere I guess.
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Post by: kylarama on October 16, 2018, 06:42:31 AM
I always assumed it was a one off build.  A couple a FB posts indicated the car was up Rockhampton way in the mid 00's.  A mock up perhaps?

It was featured on Shannons Man and Machine a few years ago.

https://www.shannons.com.au/club/video/barry-mcilwaine-collection-episode-7-series-3-man-and-machine/

Around the 14 minute mark.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 16, 2018, 02:00:08 PM
after seeing the video, there is no way that car is here.
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Post by: Mace on October 16, 2018, 02:09:26 PM
https://www.facebook.com/oldschoolaussiefords/posts/the-moonraker-falcon-was-designed-in-the-ford-australia-design-centre-by-herb-gr/1556762237751785/ (https://www.facebook.com/oldschoolaussiefords/posts/the-moonraker-falcon-was-designed-in-the-ford-australia-design-centre-by-herb-gr/1556762237751785/)

Hopefully it has been crushed.....
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 16, 2018, 04:00:02 PM
I never said it was a pretty XD..... but would be worth solid money to a Ford collector.

I posted off a small, and I mean, small piece of Dick Johnsons Greens Tuff Falcon to Sydney today, so people will buy anything.
I've been carrying this thing for friggin years, so off she goes.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lockyer-waters/other-parts-accessories/dick-johnson-race-car-piece/1198082237 (https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lockyer-waters/other-parts-accessories/dick-johnson-race-car-piece/1198082237)
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Post by: Bird on October 18, 2018, 09:35:50 AM
Anyone wanna guess a price?

Quote
There are only three Ford Falcon GTHO Phase IV’s left in the world.

And, this weekend, one will be auctioned off on the Gold Coast by Lloyd’s auctions.

Auctioneers and muscle car experts reportedly anticipate the car will reach a record-breaking $3 million, eclipsing the $2.1million paid recently for a Holden Commodore raced by the legendary Peter Brock.

Ford only built four Phase IV models before the ‘Super Car scare’ ended production in 1973. Set to be raced by Allan Moffatt and Fred Gibson, the models were abandoned after being deemed too dangerous for registered road use.
https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/historic-falcon-goes-to-auction-119811.html (https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/historic-falcon-goes-to-auction-119811.html)

http://www.motorsportretro.com/2012/02/ford-gtho-phase-iv/ (http://www.motorsportretro.com/2012/02/ford-gtho-phase-iv/)


Interesting another article says it was banned from the road?

'One of only four “Phase IV” Falcon GT-HOs goes under the hammer this weekend, almost 50 years after politicians banned it from the road. '
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Post by: edz on October 18, 2018, 11:13:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si1dSF0VN4s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si1dSF0VN4s)   
   Ford  put four cars together, Soo the majority of the 496 left over parts kits for the Homologation cars, you would think,  would  have gone into production special order cars. Making them all in essence Phase 4 spec cars but only listed as a GT special order on paper
Going through a lot of stuff on the Phase 4 it seems only one of the Phase 4 cars [ The Green one from memory ] is stamped as a GTHO .
Be interesting know why Bowdens are selling this one [ Think they were the last owners of it ] and to see the final $$
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Post by: archer63 on October 18, 2018, 01:48:55 PM
Bowdens aren’t selling their phase 4...the other one that was not finished by Fords racing division is the one that is being sold I believe.
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Post by: kylarama on October 18, 2018, 02:31:00 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si1dSF0VN4s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si1dSF0VN4s)   
   Ford  put four cars together, Soo the majority of the 496 left over parts kits for the Homologation cars, you would think,  would  have gone into production special order cars. Making them all in essence Phase 4 spec cars but only listed as a GT special order on paper
Going through a lot of stuff on the Phase 4 it seems only one of the Phase 4 cars [ The Green one from memory ] is stamped as a GTHO .
Be interesting know why Bowdens are selling this one [ Think they were the last owners of it ] and to see the final $$

From memory majority of the PH4 parts were randomly fitted by Ford to various XA GTs with option RPO83 stamped on the build tag.

I'd love to know what the Calypso green one would sell for if it ever hit the market?

I wonder if the Sydney dentist will ever sell it?

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Post by: edz on October 18, 2018, 03:28:01 PM
The Green car stands out as the nicest of them   https://www.quinfo.com.au/listing/1972-ford-falcon-xa-gt-ho-phase-iv_5-9745 (https://www.quinfo.com.au/listing/1972-ford-falcon-xa-gt-ho-phase-iv_5-9745)  Check the prices out back in the day ..
Saw somewhere that the wrecked one has been or in the process of being rebuilt too .
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 18, 2018, 05:06:30 PM
I found a very sad and rooted XB Falcon sedan today....... way too buggered to do much with, but I may raid it for a few trinkets when I see the owner tomorrow..

I sent Edz a pic, so he might be able to load it up here, as I don't know how to get it from my new phone to here.
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Post by: edz on October 18, 2018, 05:20:35 PM
Here Ya go Kev ..   Bloody thing would probably still run too with a bit of fresh juice, bit of a wax n polish, a set of wheels and flog it off on Fleabay  " GREENS TUFF GRAN DAD "  Falcon found .  ;D ;D 8)
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Post by: Bird on October 19, 2018, 09:04:32 AM
Here Ya go Kev ..   Bloody thing would probably still run too with a bit of fresh juice, bit of a wax n polish, a set of wheels and flog it off on Fleabay  " GREENS TUFF GRAN DAD "  Falcon found .  ;D ;D 8)
gee if thats what you wanna make money out of theres billions of those around the place..

trinkets?? what brake drums to use as ashtrays?
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 19, 2018, 03:31:24 PM
The left front guard is pretty good, minor dent that would tap out easy.
The front bumper is as straight as.....

But just too hard for the return, with the old girl sitting on its guts.
I did find a HQ panel van today though, so will drop in and ask the question tomorrow.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 21, 2018, 05:10:44 AM
A lot of money....for an XA Falcon, regardless of what it is.

$2,000,000 plus the buyers premium of 7.5%....... holy snappin duck Shit batman






















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Post by: edz on October 21, 2018, 09:30:58 AM
The 1980's  .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEkwt2pPpeY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEkwt2pPpeY)   ;D ;D  Would be nice to see these cars around everyday though, Better than the ugly jelly bean cockroach pregnant roller skate looking and weird pieces of crap we have today .
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Post by: doc evil on October 22, 2018, 09:12:28 AM
The 1980's  .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEkwt2pPpeY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEkwt2pPpeY)   ;D ;D  Would be nice to see these cars around everyday though, Better than the ugly jelly bean cockroach pregnant roller skate looking and weird pieces of crap we have today .

Even a bit in there of Cherry lane out in Altona...………Brings back a lot of memories...…...myself and my old 307 HK prem went to 1 or 2 Lygon st dances as well as an appearance once or twice in Dandy...…...aaahhh the good old days...……...
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 23, 2018, 11:30:15 AM
Parked in the main street of Gatton today.

1964 Ford Falcon and about a 1962 Humber Hawk, both in pretty good nick already parked there. Lucky I was in the Caddy.  8)
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Post by: Rumpig on October 23, 2018, 07:24:58 PM
Dunno what it is about old vans and the street i’m currently working in, but today they were knocking down the house across the road from the VW camper I posted a pic of recently, and below is one of the vans they dragged out of the 2 sheds in the backyard. No idea if these are worth anything or not, but it looked like they (tilt tray hooked up another crappy van to the back to tow away also) were just going to a scrap yard. The tilt tray came back a second time to drag a few more vehicles away, didn’t get to see what they were as I was finished for the day when he came back the second time.....could see what looked like a kombi in one shed, but the truck had backed up to the other shed to collect something I couldn’t see.
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Post by: Nomad on October 23, 2018, 07:25:48 PM
Parked in the main street of Gatton today.

1964 Ford Falcon and about a 1962 Humber Hawk, both in pretty good nick already parked there. Lucky I was in the Caddy.  8)

Mate you'll have to do some barn hunting out there. In my uni days there were some great old cars stashed in garages and sheds out there.  It wasn't a classic but I picked up an early 70's corolla of an old ducky who lived next door for nicks. She was legally blind so wasn't allowed to drive. The deal was I drove her around once a week to do her shopping and stuff. I only had to put a battery in the car and away we went.
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Post by: doc evil on October 23, 2018, 07:45:48 PM
Dunno what it is about old vans and the street i’m currently working in, but today they were knocking down the house across the road from the VW camper I posted a pic of recently, and below is one of the vans they dragged out of the 2 sheds in the backyard. No idea if these are worth anything or not, but it looked like they (tilt tray hooked up another crappy van to the back to tow away also) were just going to a scrap yard. The tilt tray came back a second time to drag a few more vehicles away, didn’t get to see what they were as I was finished for the day when he came back the second time.....could see what looked like a kombi in one shed, but the truck had backed up to the other shed to collect something I couldn’t see.

Looks like an old comer van...…...late '50s early '60s
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 24, 2018, 03:23:04 AM
Correct.... j'd have it. geez, I hope they didn't scrap the stuff.
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Post by: edz on October 24, 2018, 07:24:16 AM
Hey Kev, Do you remember that guy in the old white commer van V8 doing 360's through the fuel  bowsers at Auto Chick ? ..and the Brown Hilman Hunter with the 318 / auto Val running gear on stock cheese cutters .
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Post by: Bird on October 24, 2018, 09:29:32 AM
Quote from: doc evil
Looks like an old comer van...…...late '50s early '60s

Neighbour back home had about 5-6 of them... **** they were wollowy pigs to be inside of and slow! They were parked up in the back yard and rotted away in lantana, blackberries and salt air on the water front..
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Post by: kylarama on October 24, 2018, 11:54:46 AM


they were wollowy pigs to be inside of and slow!


You just described every pre 1990 van....



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Post by: Bird on October 24, 2018, 01:04:41 PM


You just described every pre 1990 van....
Pretty much LOL
although... I didnt know they were that old... ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commer_FC
The Commer FC was a commercial vehicle produced by Commer from 1960 to 1976. During its lifespan, it was developed into the Commer PB in 1967, and the Commer SpaceVan in 1974. After the Rootes Group, which owned Commer, was purchased by Chrysler, the SpaceVan was also sold under the Dodge and Fargo marques. From 1976 onwards, the van was only sold as the Dodge SpaceVan, and it remained in production until 1983.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 24, 2018, 04:14:00 PM
Hey Kev, Do you remember that guy in the old white commer van V8 doing 360's through the fuel  bowsers at Auto Chick ? ..and the Brown Hilman Hunter with the 318 / auto Val running gear on stock cheese cutters .

That was Emil with the Hillman Hunter.

Those old commers, go pretty good if you drop a 6 cyl Zephyr motor in 'em. (Not hard either)
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Post by: Rumpig on October 25, 2018, 02:18:45 PM
Correct.... j'd have it. geez, I hope they didn't scrap the stuff.
today I see the sheds were in the pile of stuff the excavator had crunched up and was loading in the back of a truck, so I doubt the property owner cared to much about the van.....maybe the tilt tray driver had someone lined up to take it though, who knows.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 05, 2018, 10:07:41 PM
Jeepers Kev went and had some fun and found some nice oldies at Willowbank
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 06, 2018, 02:43:44 AM
Stuffed if I know, how to get pics from my new phone to on here. Thanks boof.

Mark Georgette and the Fiat, what a pair.
We had a ripper chat about some of the old stuff and how little of it is left now.

When you look at the safety features of the old Fiat...... WOW

To bring the car up to current specs would ruin it.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 06, 2018, 07:24:09 AM
[quote ]

When you look at the safety features of the old Fiat...... WOW

To bring the car up to current specs would ruin it.
Quote

Sounds a lot like this bloke and the tech inspection scene in the movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-7juUCcSoU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-7juUCcSoU)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 07, 2018, 02:25:48 PM
car collection for sale in the USA.

https://vimeo.com/298620014
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on November 10, 2018, 08:59:55 AM
A couple of good mates are giving Drag Challenge a crack in a 37 Willys this week.  I'm going to be on the other side of Vic for work this week, but hoping to make it out to Calder next Friday.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 10, 2018, 11:25:41 AM
I love Drag Challenge..... I wish it was around back in the 90's.

I met an 80 year old today, as he was about to head out in his 1929 Chev Roadster.
He still drives it once a week.  8)

Original paint, original number plate from 1929, original hood material..... just a great old car.
I won't post a pic out of respect, but I did send it to Edz, friggin 'ell, I had to show someone, as no bastard would believe me.

Within, maybe 2 klm from my front gate.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 10, 2018, 12:13:28 PM
Brilliant survivor time capsule  it is too .. bit of age patina .. Would be  sacrilege to restore it .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on November 10, 2018, 07:18:08 PM
Machinery show in town today - mate had his 1927 Chev in the show (along with a load of tractors and other things) which his 17 year old daughter drove to the show (after going to town to buy lunch stuff):
(https://i.imgur.com/83sfxBfh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/83sfxBf.jpg)

Had the dog there, and she's buggered as a result of seeing so many things!
(https://i.imgur.com/mGTroIPh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/mGTroIP.jpg)

More at the Machinery Club's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Antique-Machinery-Club-915452168534711/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 11, 2018, 03:27:37 PM
I found a place today with 5 Ford Zephyrs. (I had Zephyrs in the late 70's up until about 85 or 86, nice cars to drive)

2 with rego, one very easy to rego (I want, I want) and two for parts, which were both very complete.

All of them undercover too. Would love to get the factory pink one off him if I can.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jwb on November 11, 2018, 03:34:09 PM
Spotted this combo today(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/39d12788caa12a4e59079b7b3ba9a6e2.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jwb on November 11, 2018, 03:35:12 PM
.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/7b21e539b4ab7756ba87c2fd148d420d.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 11, 2018, 03:50:10 PM
Love seeing old cars out getting used.

No fun keeping it in the garage.

I attended a cars n coffee today at Colleges Crossing, must have been 200 cars there. (Only 1 Cadillac too  8) )
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jwb on November 11, 2018, 04:13:08 PM
And this spotted midday friday(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/3daaf17bf98efc70c5895c12f5e0921c.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 11, 2018, 04:36:43 PM
I think Valla Park was on over the week-end, or one of the other big rod runs.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 11, 2018, 05:13:16 PM
Lots of Rods about towing and being towed today North, When I headed down to Brunswick Heads this morning.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on November 11, 2018, 05:23:17 PM
Rods are doing all the towing in Vic atm.

Apparently passed tech inspection today.  Racing kicks off 9am tomorrow at Calder.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/108e25c423244727f5ad21e5060d7b22.jpg)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 12, 2018, 05:53:37 AM
So that's Wild Willy huh.

9am this morning, its all happening. What times is he expecting out of it?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on November 12, 2018, 06:14:58 AM
They're hoping for consistent low 11's and more importantly make it through till next Friday.  Although they ran out of fuel on the way home from tech....

No where near as impressive as some of the big boys competing.  Boys were telling me they were parked up next to a few cars that looked way more stock than the Willys, but run in the 8's!

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 12, 2018, 06:30:26 AM
Low 11's for the week, is still bloody fast though.

Some of the et's achieved these days in mind blowing and from, as you say, stock looking motor cars.

In the early 90's, I ran 10:60's at will, from a Datsun 1200. Fast as in the day, and a bit of a weapon. (Edz knew the car well)

I must admit, i'd love to drop a Barra Turbo in the old XF van for a drag challenge car that could run mid 9's.
The cost is the killer these days of course.

Having run a best of 7:43 @ 180mph during my drag days in Wild Bunch and Supercharged Outlaws, i'd be worried I'd spend the do ray me and not be happy with the end times/result.

I think i'm destined to just cruise my days out in the Cadillac.  8)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on November 12, 2018, 05:12:21 PM
They ran a best of 11.78 today.  Not the number they were hoping for, but the little Windsor is ticking over nicely. On the way to Swan Hill for tomorrow.


Jeepers. A Barra divvy van is a great idea.  Do it!



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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 12, 2018, 06:03:34 PM
Oh, I've thought hard on a Barra Van.

Easy as to cage the car and keep it hidden. plenty of XF's have been done, so not too hard to do.
Easy to drive on the street and a mid 9 would be a walk in the park.

BUT, then, the attitude of, I've it'll go 9:50, why not a 8:99 and it is doable.
BUT, then, if an 8:99 is good, then an 8:60 or so, would be better.

Can you see where this is going.  ???

Even the poor little Datto, was only built to run 11:50's when I started.
That became 10:60 @ 130 mph.
When I sold it, I had a heap of gear and a third N2O ready to go on, as I wanted a 9:90 out of it.


Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on November 12, 2018, 06:34:50 PM
I get what you mean. I was getting texts this arvo talking about ditching the stock block 347 for a Dart 363 for next years event.  That's after day 1.  It will be a twin turbo big block by day 4....

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: doc evil on November 13, 2018, 08:41:23 AM
Low 11's for the week, is still bloody fast though.

Some of the et's achieved these days in mind blowing and from, as you say, stock looking motor cars.

In the early 90's, I ran 10:60's at will, from a Datsun 1200. Fast as in the day, and a bit of a weapon. (Edz knew the car well)

I must admit, i'd love to drop a Barra Turbo in the old XF van for a drag challenge car that could run mid 9's.
The cost is the killer these days of course.

Having run a best of 7:43 @ 180mph during my drag days in Wild Bunch and Supercharged Outlaws, i'd be worried I'd spend the do ray me and not be happy with the end times/result.

I think i'm destined to just cruise my days out in the Cadillac.  8)

Datto 1200 eh...……..had a 1200 coupe with an RB30, but mine was built to go around corners. Entry level sports sedan...……...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 13, 2018, 01:30:27 PM
Mine had a 302 Windsor on the bottle with a 250hp shot.

Made for a great little street car.... highly illegal, but fun.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on November 17, 2018, 02:14:59 PM
Went out to Calder yesterday for the final day of Drag Challenge.  Some absolute bitchin cars there.

A blown HJ panel van done up as a mid 70's HDT shop van.  He got the 'don't come tomorrow' award after going to quick without chutes and a cage.  A wheel standing high roof T bucket nudging 9 seconds. Junkers doing 8's and grandma cars doing 9's.

Overall winner was the Dandy Engines XW Fairmont.  Stock body, leaf sprung, untubbed, on radials, with a twin turbo Dart  Windsor.   This thing did low 7's all week. Absolutely insane to watch.

My mates survived the entire week unscathed.  Biggest issue was a minor coolant drip, thanks to a stripped hose clamp and having to top up with half a litre of oil.  Averaged 11.7 & low 11.8's all week and didn't skip a beat.  They covered about 1400km for the week with an economy of 28L per 100km, using a 40 litre tank...

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 17, 2018, 02:17:14 PM
Gotta be happy with that.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 23, 2018, 04:22:19 PM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/190760908334658/permalink/380312989379448/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/190760908334658/permalink/380312989379448/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: glenm64 on November 23, 2018, 04:41:37 PM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/190760908334658/permalink/380312989379448/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/190760908334658/permalink/380312989379448/)
Agree 100% with "the golden age of motorsports". Some absolute classics in there thanks Bird.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on November 23, 2018, 04:50:45 PM
Those old carby fed 308's and Clevo's had the sweetest sound.  Even the 4 banger class cars sound good.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 23, 2018, 05:19:35 PM
Working on some of that stuff back in the day was a hoot too.
In the late 70's, I was twirling tools for Bob Romano Performance Motors, and while we didn't do "FULL ON" race car stuff, we did play with some tough cars.

We were one of the very few Service Stations that had a BP 100 bowser, so always good stuff coming to visit.

Even yesterday, I did a major service on the Caddy, and its just good fun playing with big ol kick arse V8's.
A sensible size of 429 cubic inches or 7 litres in the new money.
340 hp and loads of torque, its just a shame those big ol girls weigh so much.

I tell you though, I wanted to grease the tailshaft unis and you can't get to them all with it still installed, so out it came.
Got ALL 5 UNI's greased, checked the centre bearing and then tossed it back in again.
You cop 2 unis at the back, in a ball and spring loaded coupling, another 2 uni's in the centre in a coupling and then one at the front in a more conventional set-up.

Thank Christ the shaft is in good nick, it would be a killer on the wallet if it needed doing.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 23, 2018, 07:05:02 PM
Those old carby fed 308's and Clevo's had the sweetest sound.  Even the 4 banger class cars sound good.
I agree 100% with all of that.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 24, 2018, 05:27:32 AM
After bending the Mercury pretty badly at Bathurst, she's back all straight and shiny.

Friggin stooped camera angle, but the little Windsor sounds the part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsTTpAhFWC8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsTTpAhFWC8)
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Post by: edz on November 24, 2018, 07:51:14 AM
Struggling for a bit of grip in a few places too, but that should get better as the lines rubber up a bit .. Sounds sweet though .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 24, 2018, 01:07:58 PM
Bugger me..... I drove all the way down to Lloyds this morning to suss out a very rat rod style EK Holden wagon.

I'd already bid on it prior, but needed to see it in the flesh, you know, to know exactly how far I should go $ wise.
Got home to find the f***stick has pulled it from the auction now with less than 6 hours to auction time.

Stuff me sideways, I blew $80.00 worth of fuel to look at the friggin thing too. (I took the Caddy)
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Post by: doc evil on November 24, 2018, 07:14:16 PM
Never been a beetle VW fan......but this.....
https://www.facebook.com/1305945071/posts/10213477454113187/ (https://www.facebook.com/1305945071/posts/10213477454113187/)

I'm in love!
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Post by: MattNQ on November 24, 2018, 07:48:50 PM
Never been a beetle VW fan......but this.....
https://www.facebook.com/1305945071/posts/10213477454113187/ (https://www.facebook.com/1305945071/posts/10213477454113187/)

I'm in love!
That is nicely done.

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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 25, 2018, 03:29:32 AM
some old style signwriting for a business would look wicked.

"Herman's German Bakery" or something
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 28, 2018, 10:07:05 AM
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.stokrom/videos/10155548419532024/ (https://www.facebook.com/daniel.stokrom/videos/10155548419532024/)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on November 28, 2018, 12:12:42 PM
Time to get a different Quick release unit methinks ... Never liked those ball lock type ones  Or make sure the unit is fully clipped in place before going out of the pits .. Good save  though .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on November 28, 2018, 01:11:29 PM
Time to get a different Quick release unit methinks ... Never liked those ball lock type ones  Or make sure the unit is fully clipped in place before going out of the pits .. Good save  though .
I feel I'd have had to pull over and change my undies... dont think I'd have gone on in the race!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 28, 2018, 04:52:21 PM
If you remember, former swagger, Footy Shorts Shane was putting together a HK Monaro, or 2 door Kingswood, as he calls it.

THis is it, last Sunday, so fresh, he didn't have time to register it prior to the show. (Went in on a tilt tray)

Copy and paste from another site, so fingers crossed it works. He also won best interior.

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46863333_933769503496071_1079084570042695680_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=092e9eed97373b2d12aeacfd39c0f689&oe=5C671754

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46640302_2255893954688619_3566723224089657344_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=5396dfc0af13f438a9c80af0e746aa2e&oe=5C72FD00

Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Pottsy on November 28, 2018, 04:54:13 PM
If you remember, former swagger, Footy Shorts Shane was putting together a HK Monaro, or 2 door Kingswood, as he calls it.

THis is it, last Sunday, so fresh, he didn't have time to register it prior to the show. (Went in on a tilt tray)

Copy and paste from another site, so fingers crossed it works. He also won best interior.

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46863333_933769503496071_1079084570042695680_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=092e9eed97373b2d12aeacfd39c0f689&oe=5C671754

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46640302_2255893954688619_3566723224089657344_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=5396dfc0af13f438a9c80af0e746aa2e&oe=5C72FD00

Very nice  :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 28, 2018, 05:12:48 PM
I was in his workshop today..... some serious hardware there waiting to be fitted.

Gave me a stiffy. (The engines, not Shane, that would be a bit sick and weird)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on November 28, 2018, 05:34:04 PM
I know where some (dusty) wheel trims like those fitted to that HK are... along with a lot of other old parts... when I find out how they're being sold I'll let you guys know...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 28, 2018, 05:45:21 PM
Thank you....  :cup:
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 29, 2018, 01:19:19 PM
70 Years ago today, since the first Holden rolled off the assembly line.  :cup:

 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: alnjan on November 29, 2018, 05:25:00 PM
70 Years ago today, since the first Holden rolled off the assembly line.  :cup:

The first Holden car or the first car built by the company Holden?
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 29, 2018, 05:33:55 PM
OK, The first 48 215, what did you think i meant.  ::)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: alnjan on November 29, 2018, 06:01:39 PM
OK, The first 48 215, what did you think i meant.  ::)


Sorry, just took a bit to register that 70 years only goes back to the 48 215, (still stuck in the 70s) was thinking back to when Holden was it's own company making and putting bodies on imported chassis.  A true Australian manufacturing company.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR8BhiiAWTo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR8BhiiAWTo)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 30, 2018, 06:21:37 AM
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46977871_1681597241946317_442357970513166336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=c7e40d7345a8ca29baee4172f183d530&oe=5CAD6490
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Post by: edz on November 30, 2018, 06:52:50 AM
Ahhh the early 80's, Good times .
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Post by: Bird on November 30, 2018, 09:47:14 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46977871_1681597241946317_442357970513166336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=c7e40d7345a8ca29baee4172f183d530&oe=5CAD6490
I might make that my PC wallpaper....

like back in the day when servo's were SERVICE stations.. You could get wiper blades, sparkplugs, leads etc mower blades, tyres, flat tyres fixed, the person would come out and check ya oil/water etc etc etc
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5312/7419427322_21b4f67218_b.jpg)
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Post by: Paddler Ed on November 30, 2018, 11:01:26 AM
You guys are all just looking in the wrong places... We still have that style of servo here. Although in saying that, finding a timing gun today was a challenge... One workshop fid have one and let me borrow it to tweak the timing a touch.

Just heading to the coast and had half a dozen hot rods and customs head to Armidale for the Smoke and Iron run at Armidale. Would.normally be there for a wander at the least but not going to make it this year.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 30, 2018, 01:12:17 PM
Should've dropped over, i would've done it for you.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: jwb on December 01, 2018, 05:52:56 PM
Spotted this this morning near work!

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Post by: gronk on December 01, 2018, 07:41:52 PM
This thing came up for sale near me....pretty cool for a project..
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 02, 2018, 04:05:53 AM
keep 'em coming guys, mid 50's and 60's gold right there.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: shanegtr on December 02, 2018, 10:21:25 AM
This thing came up for sale near me....pretty cool for a project..
That looks cool - For some reason I'm not much of a fan of 4 door sedans, but I do like wagons (and 2 door coupes)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 03, 2018, 08:12:16 AM
Someone left this out the front of our place in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181202/4ae5f0b052eee952b76ce5268d717e96.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181202/69383f6c2fd8b144110f266e085cacc9.jpg)

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Post by: Bird on December 03, 2018, 09:22:44 AM
Someone left this out the front of our place in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181202/4ae5f0b052eee952b76ce5268d717e96.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181202/69383f6c2fd8b144110f266e085cacc9.jpg)

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its now in your shed?

Fark - great spot to park it!!!!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: MattNQ on December 03, 2018, 10:14:37 PM
Would you pay $160-200k for a better than brand new 40 series  - Original body & chassis fully restored to new condition & equipped with modern bells & whistles - coils, ABS, traction control, new V6.

https://www.fj.co/model/g40 (https://www.fj.co/model/g40)

Pretty cool, but a lot of coin.... ???
Only in America....
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 04, 2018, 06:02:46 AM
HAH, this is just too cool..... and 64 Fleetwood to boot.

What's so cool you ask, read all the description.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Fleetwood/372521040823?hash=item56bbfbfbb7:g:buIAAOSwoVZcAzJE:rk:2:pf:0&vxp=mtr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Fleetwood/372521040823?hash=item56bbfbfbb7:g:buIAAOSwoVZcAzJE:rk:2:pf:0&vxp=mtr)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 04, 2018, 06:27:54 AM
Would you pay $160-200k for a better than brand new 40 series  - Original body & chassis fully restored to new condition & equipped with modern bells & whistles - coils, ABS, traction control, new V6.

https://www.fj.co/model/g40 (https://www.fj.co/model/g40)

Pretty cool, but a lot of coin.... ???
Only in America....

I want to send mine over for a bit of a work up, need to win the lotto first  ;D

GG
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Post by: Bird on December 04, 2018, 10:47:32 AM
Quote from: MattNQ
Would you pay $160-200k for a better than brand new 40 series  - Original body & chassis fully restored to new condition & equipped with modern bells & whistles - coils, ABS, traction control, new V6
I'd piss myself laughing at any flog that did! those things have been discussed few times
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Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 04, 2018, 12:12:42 PM
HAH, this is just too cool..... and 64 Fleetwood to boot.

What's so cool you ask, read all the description.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Fleetwood/372521040823?hash=item56bbfbfbb7:g:buIAAOSwoVZcAzJE:rk:2:pf:0&vxp=mtr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Fleetwood/372521040823?hash=item56bbfbfbb7:g:buIAAOSwoVZcAzJE:rk:2:pf:0&vxp=mtr)

JP, your talking about the giggle gas, right?
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 04, 2018, 02:22:34 PM
Yeah....

Luxury Cadillac fitted with twin 4's and nitrous oxide.

Twin 4's were available in the 50's along with triple 2 barrels.... but just one big 700cfm 4 barrel in 64
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Post by: Bird on December 05, 2018, 05:16:47 PM
always nice cars at Garys workshop
https://www.facebook.com/chevsperformancecentre/videos/1933082150313530/ (https://www.facebook.com/chevsperformancecentre/photos/?ref=page_internal)

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Post by: edz on December 05, 2018, 06:57:22 PM
HAH, this is just too cool..... and 64 Fleetwood to boot.

What's so cool you ask, read all the description.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Fleetwood/372521040823?hash=item56bbfbfbb7:g:buIAAOSwoVZcAzJE:rk:2:pf:0&vxp=mtr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Cadillac-Fleetwood/372521040823?hash=item56bbfbfbb7:g:buIAAOSwoVZcAzJE:rk:2:pf:0&vxp=mtr)
Sooo how soon till it docks in OZ and gets installed as a stable mate for Migaloo  8) ;D
Even the Arabs love them  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIZgNjcsryo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIZgNjcsryo)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 06, 2018, 04:41:53 AM
Pity its not a Fleetwood as they suggest on the title.

Its the base model "series 62", but it has been heavily optioned up from new. (Belmont)
Next in the line up was your Coupe Deville or Sedan Deville. (Kingswood)
Then, came the Fleetwood Sixty Special which is what we have. (Caprice)
Then, came the Fleetwood Series 75,which is built on a commercial chassis and is a whopping 22 inches longer. (Australia had nothing from the factory)
They only built around 900 of those and came as a bona-fide limo or as a 9 seater for those with a large family.

Our car is just over 18'7" feet long, bung another 22 inches in and you do the sums....
Hell of a lot of car.

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Post by: Mace on December 06, 2018, 07:46:32 AM
https://www.enginemaster.com.au/1963-cadillac-fleetwood-series-75-limousine-9-pass?preview=y (https://www.enginemaster.com.au/1963-cadillac-fleetwood-series-75-limousine-9-pass?preview=y)

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Post by: doc evil on December 06, 2018, 08:53:20 AM
Pity its not a Fleetwood as they suggest on the title.

Its the base model "series 62", but it has been heavily optioned up from new. (Belmont)
Next in the line up was your Coupe Deville or Sedan Deville. (Kingswood)
Then, came the Fleetwood Sixty Special which is what we have. (Caprice)
Then, came the Fleetwood Series 75,which is built on a commercial chassis and is a whopping 22 inches longer. (Australia had nothing from the factory) Brougham - but that was a longer arse……..  8)
They only built around 900 of those and came as a bona-fide limo or as a 9 seater for those with a large family.

Our car is just over 18'7" feet long, bung another 22 inches in and you do the sums....
Hell of a lot of car.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 06, 2018, 11:58:26 AM
True, but not too many fell for taking an extra few inches up the bum.

I had forgotten about the Brougham.

Geez, how many names did Holden flog off Cadillac.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 06, 2018, 12:02:58 PM
https://www.enginemaster.com.au/1963-cadillac-fleetwood-series-75-limousine-9-pass?preview=y (https://www.enginemaster.com.au/1963-cadillac-fleetwood-series-75-limousine-9-pass?preview=y)

When they built these things, they used the platform of the 59/60 model, hence the knee knocker A pillars.
The little air scoops on top of the rear fenders are for the air conditioning system.
The next year, 1964, was the first year of the climate control air conditioning.

A real complex system too, thankfully, ours works just fine.
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Post by: Bird on December 06, 2018, 01:53:51 PM
https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/ (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/)

(https://scontent.fbne2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41744463_2147986145276431_3426944913600675840_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne2-1.fna&oh=b8370579afed415fd965c1b1657d9ef1&oe=5C9D801C)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 06, 2018, 04:24:12 PM
Nice collection...

Not sure if I posted this up before or not.

THE ShitBOX OF DOOM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iib0vI5eKHg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iib0vI5eKHg)
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Post by: edz on December 06, 2018, 05:24:35 PM
Love the comment " It looks  like an Australian thing to  do "  .. No brakes other than a Hand operated brake ;D ;D 8) 8)
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Post by: MattNQ on December 07, 2018, 01:02:12 AM
Nice Caddy up for sale here.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181206/6405e910c7462b3611fd59e5e5fd44df.jpg)

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Post by: Bird on December 12, 2018, 10:51:28 AM
(http://www.martinevansauctions.com/uploads/1/9/0/3/19038771/16_2.png)
2kms from home....

www.martinevansauctions.com/saturday-15th-december-2018---carrum-downs.html (http://www.martinevansauctions.com/saturday-15th-december-2018---carrum-downs.html)
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Post by: Bird on December 20, 2018, 04:15:07 PM
https://www.whichcar.com.au/tv/fb-holden-ute-driven-from-perth-to-alice-springs-for-red-centrenats-video (https://www.whichcar.com.au/tv/fb-holden-ute-driven-from-perth-to-alice-springs-for-red-centrenats-video)
 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
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Post by: lincolnland on December 20, 2018, 09:21:17 PM
Saw this and thought it was cool(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181220/1d653aba3e2c447c60d047076a6f0c40.jpg)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 21, 2018, 03:27:24 AM
That's the one with the barra in it?
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Post by: edz on December 21, 2018, 07:26:32 AM
Might be interesting for a visit https://www.facebook.com/Yank-tanks-hosted-by-Cadillac-Lasalle-Club-Qld-1695890393963111/ (https://www.facebook.com/Yank-tanks-hosted-by-Cadillac-Lasalle-Club-Qld-1695890393963111/)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 21, 2018, 01:27:22 PM
I tried a couple of the Caddy Club runs.... ???

Went home smelling of mothballs and embalming fluid.
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Post by: geopaj on December 22, 2018, 10:57:54 AM
Interesting yard art / garden bed at an Adelaide business! (Photo taken by me, not a ‘Google image’)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y9XmYy86/643-D1-DB8-8938-4-D3-D-8269-E5-C38-B7833-CB.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: lincolnland on December 22, 2018, 11:22:06 AM
What a waste!
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 22, 2018, 02:39:25 PM
Settle down, its only a Mustang.  :D
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Post by: edz on December 22, 2018, 03:13:45 PM
Yep and doing what they do best ...........................................   Returning to the earth they come from ..  ;D
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Post by: geopaj on December 22, 2018, 07:30:57 PM
Here’s another one...

3 doors down from my place the property is being redeveloped. I was particularly impressed with the brick layer’s daily driver work ute. I reckon it’s in amazing condition for a work ute still in active service! (I was equally impressed that the elderly driver is still laying bricks - I’ve seen them both on several building sites in Adelaide).

(https://i.postimg.cc/c4PKvpTQ/95-ECCBEF-7-DE4-4-A42-8-C36-BF42108-C81-B2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: Bird on December 22, 2018, 07:33:07 PM
Quote from: geopaj
3 doors down from my place the property is being redeveloped. I was particularly impressed with the brick layer’s daily driver work ute. I reckon it’s in amazing condition for a work ute still in active service! (I was equally impressed that the elderly driver is still laying bricks - I’ve seen them both on several building sites in Adelaide).

(https://i.postimg.cc/c4PKvpTQ/95-ECCBEF-7-DE4-4-A42-8-C36-BF42108-C81-B2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Love those old Val utes.... rare as rockinghorse Shit with no rust in em.
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Post by: rags on December 22, 2018, 08:01:02 PM
Here’s another one...

3 doors down from my place the property is being redeveloped. I was particularly impressed with the brick layer’s daily driver work ute. I reckon it’s in amazing condition for a work ute still in active service! (I was equally impressed that the elderly driver is still laying bricks - I’ve seen them both on several building sites in Adelaide).

(https://i.postimg.cc/c4PKvpTQ/95-ECCBEF-7-DE4-4-A42-8-C36-BF42108-C81-B2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

I bet the old fellow still lays a good brick too, probably mixes mud, a barrow full at a time by hand, with no labourer or mixer in sight.
Love the ute, still remember a mate had one as his first car, backed it into a telegraph pole at my place and nearly put a dent in it.
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Post by: Paddler Ed on December 22, 2018, 08:09:39 PM
There's a few around on some of the old car pages on Farcebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/245704698893561/permalink/1539888219475196/?sale_post_id=1539888219475196 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/245704698893561/permalink/1539888219475196/?sale_post_id=1539888219475196)

These guys are good to follow on Instagram for their finds (Bailey and Hutch IIRC - wife follows them for me...):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/245704698893561/permalink/1536977969766221/?sale_post_id=1536977969766221 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/245704698893561/permalink/1536977969766221/?sale_post_id=1536977969766221)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 23, 2018, 03:40:48 AM
Here’s another one...

3 doors down from my place the property is being redeveloped. I was particularly impressed with the brick layer’s daily driver work ute. I reckon it’s in amazing condition for a work ute still in active service! (I was equally impressed that the elderly driver is still laying bricks - I’ve seen them both on several building sites in Adelaide).

(https://i.postimg.cc/c4PKvpTQ/95-ECCBEF-7-DE4-4-A42-8-C36-BF42108-C81-B2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Haven't seen a VE ute in a long time.
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Post by: lincolnland on December 23, 2018, 05:53:41 AM
What were the engines in those? 265 245 v8? Sweet real steel ride
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Post by: Streetkid on December 23, 2018, 07:14:21 AM
What were the engines in those? 265 245 v8? Sweet real steel ride

Still had the slant six in Ve and 273v8
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Post by: Paddler Ed on December 23, 2018, 01:49:59 PM
Knowing some people like the American stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/hRMAQj0yA44 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/hRMAQj0yA44)
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 25, 2018, 05:28:59 AM
I've never understood the idea of collecting cars to allow them to deteriorate like that.
I've never understood how they can afford to do that either.

Its not like they are living in a mansion.

Cool to see the old Aussie ute in there. Would love to know the story on how it ended up in the USA.
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Post by: lincolnland on December 25, 2018, 07:20:36 AM
Picked this sweet, 1 owner ride a few weeks ago for a mate. 74k. No rust. Sweet(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/cc1f896399448760a6e1bcf2d62dcce2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/076bafd07575f541552dbaedefb27175.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/0620f9d1f95b2fcf0569a6b28f5ad9b9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/00cce30fcd32f3fdc97d8e50d011eadb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/c9bb44897ebe7c3f7c1b2c0ca6f7f9f1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/d85b9be1650ca87eaa1a9275e9202537.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/3fc065db25a2ea98c3f65e8d67665a48.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/ac3d4747460c92c3441b514c4057153c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181224/68251afc72cc3f6bad5a1a36153b578e.jpg)
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Post by: edz on December 25, 2018, 07:55:53 AM
Wow  a neat survivor that will tidy up nicely, For a Falc that age the interior is in bloody good condition too .
 
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Post by: geopaj on December 25, 2018, 08:15:22 AM
Here’s my old girl...

It is ‘unrestored condition’ - original interior and a respray from the 80’s that had gone chalky but, thankfully, after some love polished up pretty good for old acrylic.

It has a couple of small spots of rust in the rear quarters behind the wheels which is on my ‘one day’ list.

(https://i.postimg.cc/MZ05QHvy/2-C1-E20-C1-320-F-4-CB8-9-D74-B073807746-E3.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/wMkk8fSW/59-CD6-CDE-62-EE-417-A-9193-F77-D2-AFCBDC3.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
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Post by: Hookie on December 25, 2018, 08:19:18 AM
I've never understood the idea of collecting cars to allow them to deteriorate like that.
I've never understood how they can afford to do that either.

I wonder about the same thing. I see a lot of rural properties, and some of the stuff they have rotting in their yard is nicer than any of my stuff. Tools are another one that gets me, not only hand tools, but power tools sitting outside getting rained on and left to rot. Does my head in.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 26, 2018, 05:32:27 AM
I'm catching up with some wild bunch racers on the 6th Jan. Be a nice trip down memory lane.  8)
Be great to swap stories etc again.
Fun times, the Wild Bunch was nice and laid back, ya got a few bucks for each round you made it through.
It was good, fast, close racing too.
It seems soooo long ago now. Running 7:60 @ 174 mph in the ol Ford, was just a hoot.
Street cars run faster than that now..... makes me feel old and slow.  :'(

https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12400438_1670585509878599_7775261752960562365_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=10bc43f01f3336a7045787a8a11db207&oe=5C920B4E
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 27, 2018, 04:22:25 AM
The owner OK'd a couple of pics.

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Post by: edz on December 27, 2018, 07:32:09 AM
Now that is nice to see, would love to have that  to cruise around in ..
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Post by: Paddler Ed on December 27, 2018, 09:24:33 AM
Heading home from town in the 1978 HJ45 ute, heading towards me is a 1960/70s Peugeot 404 ute pottering into town... got to be a bit surreal for some of the visitors on the road who aren't used to the various old things that are on the road around here... Also saw one of the other 45/47s that is around town at the dump today as well.
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Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 27, 2018, 02:37:18 PM
seen better days....

Built in 1979, it would've looked Shit hot doing a funeral. Pretty much beyond redemption now.
The tail-light "Infills" on these Caddy's turn to dust in the Aussie heat..... American heat as well actually.
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Post by: duggie on January 03, 2019, 11:14:14 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2071776979558094&set=pcb.1976384512437740&type=3&__tn__=HH-R&eid=ARBA5EJbBw13Wde-_klNgmEyofMO-yBpwD2b9VlX913whyHnLOa7FvRAOv48rwS9YnPfh4vn6s4o7vF2 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2071776979558094&set=pcb.1976384512437740&type=3&__tn__=HH-R&eid=ARBA5EJbBw13Wde-_klNgmEyofMO-yBpwD2b9VlX913whyHnLOa7FvRAOv48rwS9YnPfh4vn6s4o7vF2)


 63 Belair              May be of interest to someone .
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Post by: moeite on January 03, 2019, 11:55:53 AM
I bet the old fellow still lays a good brick too, probably mixes mud, a barrow full at a time by hand, with no labourer or mixer in sight.
Love the ute, still remember a mate had one as his first car, backed it into a telegraph pole at my place and nearly put a dent in it.

In the Valiant or the pole??
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Post by: Rumpig on January 03, 2019, 12:47:03 PM
Not an old car as such, but daughter snapped this pic on my phone as we were driving home from the shops a few minutes ago
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Post by: Bird on January 03, 2019, 01:12:03 PM
Not an old car as such, but daughter snapped this pic on my phone as we were driving home from the shops a few minutes ago
new batman movie?
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Post by: Rumpig on January 03, 2019, 04:15:08 PM
new batman movie?
might have been this guys vehicle https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=USkRE0OA2ks
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Post by: MattNQ on January 04, 2019, 12:55:46 PM
Stumbled across this guy on Instagram from Galpin Auto Sports. They seem to be keen on tracking down some of the wackier hot rods of the 60s and restoring them.  The twin bath tub was one of the stranger ones....


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Post by: Bird on January 04, 2019, 01:19:41 PM
One of these 2 came out of BD's street today without the tinsel... snorkels, solar panels the works...

(https://www.moke.org.au/images/news_photos/gmdec17b.jpg)
(https://www.moke.org.au/images/news_photos/oldmates.jpg)
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Post by: Bird on January 05, 2019, 04:16:10 PM
win this car...  Goes good :D
https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsCanberra/videos/386958398723135/ (https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsCanberra/videos/386958398723135/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkg7bWF60s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkg7bWF60s)


(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49775728_1210695319079240_4485675693757169664_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=0e27bb3c6aea3765a15469973c1a3772&oe=5CD1B6AE)

https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=pyrs6 (https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=pyrs6)


The Prize
Fully Customized 1971 Ford Capri (RRP: $120,000.00)

Fully customized 1971 Ford Capri. It's a 2 door track car with a Supercharged 408cui methanol-fueled Ford engine producing approx 1200 horsepower.

Track car and off road machine.

Has a 2 speed power glide connected to a nine inch full floating diff.

Has a full race pack system monitoring the engines performance and recording all the necessary data.

It has a full tin interior with alloy buckets seats, carbon fibre door trims and electric jacks.

Alloy header tanks and alloy fuel cells.

Please note car is NOT new and will NOT have registration or warranty.
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Post by: jwb on January 06, 2019, 02:44:41 PM
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Post by: Kangaron on January 06, 2019, 03:10:09 PM
My youngest daughter is in Canberra for the summernats [Leading a tour group of intellectual disabled petrol heads]
Although many nice cars and a lot of $, she said she was disappointed with the lack of "original" restorations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yQM57XAP1I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yQM57XAP1I)

Also said the World Record Burnout was an awesome sound, 126 V8's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aH7Z_aAugU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aH7Z_aAugU)
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Post by: kylarama on January 06, 2019, 03:49:45 PM


My youngest daughter is in Canberra for the summernats [Leading a tour group of intellectual disabled petrol heads]

Although many nice cars and a lot of $, she said she was disappointed with the lack of "original" restorations.

Thumbs up to your daughter! 

Summernats has always been about modified cars.  In 98 we took a mates restored to original HJ Monaro.  Talk about being the odd one out...








Also said the World Record Burnout was an awesome sound, 126 V8's.



125 ;-)

A mate participated with a Barra Turbo Powered VH Commodore Wagon.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:15:13 PM

Thumbs up to your daughter! 

Summernats has always been about modified cars.  In 98 we took a mates restored to original HJ Monaro.  Talk about being the odd one out...







125 ;-)

A mate participated with a Barra Turbo Powered VH Commodore Wagon.

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Saw him rip multiple killer skids on skid row!
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:17:55 PM
win this car...  Goes good :D
https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsCanberra/videos/386958398723135/ (https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsCanberra/videos/386958398723135/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkg7bWF60s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkg7bWF60s)


(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49775728_1210695319079240_4485675693757169664_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=0e27bb3c6aea3765a15469973c1a3772&oe=5CD1B6AE)

https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=pyrs6 (https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=pyrs6)


The Prize
Fully Customized 1971 Ford Capri (RRP: $120,000.00)

Fully customized 1971 Ford Capri. It's a 2 door track car with a Supercharged 408cui methanol-fueled Ford engine producing approx 1200 horsepower.

Track car and off road machine.

Has a 2 speed power glide connected to a nine inch full floating diff.

Has a full race pack system monitoring the engines performance and recording all the necessary data.

It has a full tin interior with alloy buckets seats, carbon fibre door trims and electric jacks.

Alloy header tanks and alloy fuel cells.

Please note car is NOT new and will NOT have registration or warranty.
Its sole purpose is burnout comps. Nothing else. Madsam is a legend donating this car to raise money for suicide prevention. Hats off to you sam. 
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:19:29 PM
My youngest daughter is in Canberra for the summernats [Leading a tour group of intellectual disabled petrol heads]
Although many nice cars and a lot of $, she said she was disappointed with the lack of "original" restorations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yQM57XAP1I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yQM57XAP1I)

Also said the World Record Burnout was an awesome sound, 126 V8's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aH7Z_aAugU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aH7Z_aAugU)
Eating smoke from the successful world record is something that will stay with the family for a long time. Was AWESOMENESS! !
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:21:01 PM
This fg ute won the forced 6 horsepower heros comp. Simply amazing(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/79606f46092d84e46674f2bc134f99ce.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/e0ac92b03647da790b4de8c005f59875.jpg)
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Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:23:17 PM
Mr dodgey at summernats. Great work scotty and the streetmachine team. Legends!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/0a9432d7788ba20499e8d0896caf664f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/a33cf246e52ed6b1b86f56c3ad6ae9a1.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: kylarama on January 06, 2019, 07:24:50 PM
Saw him rip multiple killer skids on skid row!
I've been watching his vids, he's loving it! Living the bogan dream.

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:27:33 PM
Seen this car round. Laid down 605 hp at the hubs. Impressive for what should be a big block. Think its a 6?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/b004b45bcc3d0394a2f8d2b7470e17e7.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:29:39 PM
My fav car from summernats 2019. Absolutely impeccable (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/99f1d2a234b4d974d0da2a2c05d803b3.jpg)
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Post by: lincolnland on January 06, 2019, 07:31:20 PM
If the minister for finance would only see these beauties as an investment. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/e70035d5cf210ad2f6a6a70a1f4052f6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/dfa95724107c83317a50b4239d1ed284.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/23c2f0768161614ee40c00608258ab1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/10a3125fd6237588043a7d3278d118a0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/05a5a065f2b39e4add2a33a5914977f3.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 10, 2019, 10:49:22 AM
Have to be a gem here wouldnt there?
https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/2372937546114622?__tn__=C-R (https://www.facebook.com/BurnsAndCoMildura/posts/2372937546114622?__tn__=C-R)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50014609_2372936666114710_7672601131729551360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=907252888dae0dc5bca33eeb6227bc37&oe=5CCDA465)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49715072_2372936699448040_8320170346133061632_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=dd89ec32c2c2420706cd092e7a57bf7e&oe=5CC1A781)

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49946822_2372937342781309_1033120663264559104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&oh=be22d8bcb08d1f23544058a92d4156ad&oe=5CC599C1)

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Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 10, 2019, 01:27:57 PM
Can see and hear the O'l Cocky slowly shaking his head side to side and drawling  out the corner of of closed lips when asked if he'd ever sell any of them " Nahhhhpp gunna do em up one day,  you wouldnt have a nuff money to buy one Oh them " ..
Known of too many  relics wasted and die as scrap that way .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 10, 2019, 01:31:44 PM
Can see and hear the O'l Cocky slowly shaking his head side to side and drawling  out the corner of of closed lips when asked if he'd ever sell any of them " Nahhhhpp gunna do em up one day,  you wouldnt have a nuff money to buy one Oh them " ..
Known of too many  relics wasted and die as scrap that way .
yea, said to mate, teh scrap bloke will do well out of that...

HR wagon maybe ok
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: chester ver2.0 on January 10, 2019, 02:35:07 PM
I wonder about the same thing. I see a lot of rural properties, and some of the stuff they have rotting in their yard is nicer than any of my stuff. Tools are another one that gets me, not only hand tools, but power tools sitting outside getting rained on and left to rot. Does my head in.

Cause Farmers still jokingly believe they have such a thing as spare time. The also believe hiring tools is an evil dark art left to the city slickers so even though the tool will only be used once in 20 years it still must be purchased preferably second hand
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 14, 2019, 11:27:58 AM
Oh bother,

I was just putting some groceries away, when I thought I heard a bit of a rumble.
Went to go outside and as I put my hand on the door handle, I thought, ya dumb Shit.
That's the back-hoe at the neighbours place working.

Then I watched, as a fukkin VERY NICE 69 Mustang went out my gate and up the road.  ???
Stuffed if I know who it was.

Not huge fan of Mustangs, but the 69 is the best year and this one looked pretty friggin good.

Stumbled on this today too..... would've been a big hit for the damage.
Trust me, these 64 Cadillac's are built like tanks and it take a bit to do this sort of damage.

 https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/deville/2214119.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/deville/2214119.html)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 14, 2019, 12:31:00 PM
Would hate to see the Hyundai it hit  ;D ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 14, 2019, 12:37:09 PM
The windscreen looks undamaged, which means the A pillar is fine.

Keith Dean here is Brissie has the bits on hand to fix that.

I'd love to buy it, bring it to Oz and fix it for the wife. Just a lack of funds at the moment prevent that.
Funny too, because yesterday arvo, the guy who I used to import the Fleetwood rang me out of the blue.

A coincidence.... I think not.  ;D
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2019, 11:30:13 AM
Too cheap for a genuine Premier??
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Holden-HR-Premier/223320354763 (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Holden-HR-Premier/223320354763)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sxAAAOSwGq5cOBS9/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 15, 2019, 01:43:06 PM
Based on what I can see, I would expect 20 to 25 would pull it up or more if its better than the pics show.

A friend has a VERY NICE HR, X2 white Premier sedan with the factory 4 speed opel box still in it for sale at $33.000 on Gumtree.

Any 186S or X2 is highly sort and the 4 speed opel are really rare now.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 16, 2019, 03:04:17 PM
Holy Crap. This happened last year, but it s the first I've heard about it.

https://tiremeetsroad.com/2018/03/18/president-eisenhowers-1955-armored-cadillac-crashed-on-the-german-autobahn/
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Rumpig on January 18, 2019, 04:01:54 PM
 Doing a carport for a guy at the moment who’s the owner of several VW’s, he rolled up in this today
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: edz on January 18, 2019, 11:17:36 PM
Did a lot of miles all over Australia in one of those as a kid .
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 19, 2019, 03:50:28 AM
Factory air cond too.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: bagpuss on January 19, 2019, 06:18:34 AM
Anyone in to Minis as I've just picked up a 71 Clubman to rebuild and mite need to pick your brains
I've just put up a swag mail request to help move a Rotisserie for it from Newcastle to Victoria fingers crossed
Tanks Mike
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 19, 2019, 07:37:27 AM
Anyone in to Minis as I've just picked up a 71 Clubman to rebuild and mite need to pick your brains
I've just put up a swag mail request to help move a Rotisserie for it from Newcastle to Victoria fingers crossed
Tanks Mike
Nice. Iv'e had a 76 Clubman, 68 Mini Deluxe(Big Motor, cam, twin carbs etc) and a 74 Moke.  I'm also currently have a look around for another Mini/Moke as a toy. I'm leaning towards the moke at this stage. My thinking is it might be a cooler(temperature wise) to cruise in compared to a Mini. Get awfully warm and sticky here. Plus, I don't think you can beat "Smiles per Mile" with a nice looking Moke.
Good Luck with the resto.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 19, 2019, 08:36:00 AM
You'll end up with the Rimmer Bros Catalogue and a good relationship with the post office/parcel companies...

Although, I think that parts are getting easier to source here,  there's still a lot that are easiest broguht in from the UK at times.
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Bird on January 19, 2019, 05:03:32 PM
Nice. Iv'e had a 76 Clubman, 68 Mini Deluxe(Big Motor, cam, twin carbs etc) and a 74 Moke.  I'm also currently have a look around for another Mini/Moke as a toy. I'm leaning towards the moke at this stage. My thinking is it might be a cooler(temperature wise) to cruise in compared to a Mini. Get awfully warm and sticky here. Plus, I don't think you can beat "Smiles per Mile" with a nice looking Moke.
Good Luck with the resto.
Cheers, Mike.
seen a few Mokes around lately - dunno why.. but havent seen one in years before that...
Title: Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 19, 2019, 05:41:01 PM
seen a few Mokes around lately - dunno why.. but havent seen one in years before that...
They are pulling pretty good money at the moment. Will they continue to climb in price? Who knows. I'm up to my 26th car and my Moke would be one of my favourites. Just need to commit to spending the 20k. We are planning on selling up and buying acerage and buying a toy doesn't quite fit in the financial plan. But life is short so we'll see.
Cheers, Mike.
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