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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #100 on: June 30, 2020, 07:48:30 AM »
You going to seam weld the shell and run a chassis kit in this O'l girl Kev  ? .. Might have  to try and limit her hurting herself a bit when she does  the twist  riding the wild ponies ..
Zip tying the doors shut might not be a good look .
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #101 on: June 30, 2020, 09:16:17 AM »
Chassis connector and a 6 point chrome moly roll cage will do it just fine.

Seam welding is for those rally wankers who just thrash cars through the scrub.  ;D

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2020, 10:22:07 AM »

Seam welding is for those rally wankers who just thrash cars through the scrub.  ;D
Ever tried it? it's a lot of fun. My poor old 70's datto just loved red line sucking huge amounts of super through the twin 45DCOE webers while dodging trees.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #103 on: June 30, 2020, 11:35:26 AM »
Nah... a drag racer through and though.

Spoke to the engineer this morning.... looking pretty there so far.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2020, 11:50:44 AM »
Ahhh that  Raucus bellowing high / low growling through the carbs, of an engine at revs echoing through the forrest, The glint and flash in the distance through the trees, of a wild bucking beast bellowing and trailing a cloud of dust ..
Driving it straight Sideways Yumping the lumps, Holding it on the limits not daring  to snatch that next gear for fear of unloading  it into the scrub ..
190 klicks flat strap through the green trench , eyes as big as plates, Arms legs hands and feet moving in an automatic  blurr, One of the best workouts, even the toughest fittness  instructors would be impressed by  .. You know you are alive .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE  ..
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #105 on: June 30, 2020, 12:40:45 PM »
Geez Edz, if ya have to have someone to blabber instructions in a foreign lingo, I can just go for a drive with the wife and get her to yell at me in Norwegian.   

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2020, 10:30:35 AM »
Ahhh that  Raucus bellowing high / low growling through the carbs, of an engine at revs echoing through the forrest, The glint and flash in the distance through the trees, of a wild bucking beast bellowing and trailing a cloud of dust ..
Driving it straight Sideways Yumping the lumps, Holding it on the limits not daring  to snatch that next gear for fear of unloading  it into the scrub ..
190 klicks flat strap through the green trench , eyes as big as plates, Arms legs hands and feet moving in an automatic  blurr, One of the best workouts, even the toughest fittness  instructors would be impressed by  .. You know you are alive .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE  ..

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Then the group G Dazdas..................oh times were good back then.

Anywho, I was a member of Ford Four car club for a number of years in the mid 90's. At the meetings the bitumen boys (circuit racers) would sit on one side on the auditorium and the dirt boys (Rally, autocross etc) on the other...................was a massive divide back then!! ;D
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #107 on: July 01, 2020, 10:56:09 AM »
Ahhh that  Raucus bellowing high / low growling through the carbs, of an engine at revs echoing through the forrest, The glint and flash in the distance through the trees, of a wild bucking beast bellowing and trailing a cloud of dust ..
Driving it straight Sideways Yumping the lumps, Holding it on the limits not daring  to snatch that next gear for fear of unloading  it into the scrub ..
190 klicks flat strap through the green trench , eyes as big as plates, Arms legs hands and feet moving in an automatic  blurr, One of the best workouts, even the toughest fittness  instructors would be impressed by  .. You know you are alive .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlAY-3-SoxE  ..
I like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9-voINFkCg

but how big a balls do you need to be a navi in that first vid... not to look at the road at all... Im a bad passenger just going down to the shops.
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2020, 10:57:47 AM »
It does surprise me how few (global) rally drivers are from Australia - in the same way that the Finns had the ice to learn their magic, on Aussies have the dirt roads galore to work with.

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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #109 on: July 02, 2020, 10:20:15 AM »
It does surprise me how few (global) rally drivers are from Australia - in the same way that the Finns had the ice to learn their magic, on Aussies have the dirt roads galore to work with.

I think it has more to do with coin and that the sponsors are european Ed.

We have had/have drivers (and navs) who would cut it with the best of the europeans. Cody Crocker and Simon Evans comes to mind 10 odd years ago.
Ross Dunkerton, Geoff Portman, George Fury and Colin Bond of the earlier rear wheel drive era.

Australia was/is just too small to facilitate a international rally team or fund a driver overseas.
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #110 on: July 02, 2020, 11:17:50 AM »
It does surprise me how few (global) rally drivers are from Australia - in the same way that the Finns had the ice to learn their magic, on Aussies have the dirt roads galore to work with.

But in rallys they have corners
Not 200 km long straights  >:D
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Re: JEEPER'S.... Street/Strip Jalopy Build.
« Reply #111 on: Yesterday at 02:42:42 PM »
I got this message earlier today.... made me pretty happy..... hope it fits.  ???

It's a brand new 2000hp rated Inland Empire Drive Line Services ally shaft. Best part of 2k to have made and shipped here.

It might be totally the wrong length, but if you can use it, it's yours.