View Full Version : a bit of US Muscle

25-09-2006, 08:27 AM
Dads best mate's 71 Big block stingray. ran 12.9 @ 125ish mph on streets with standard points igntion LOL
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/3892/pict0011oh4.th.jpg (http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0011oh4.jpg)
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8595/pict0013zs5.th.jpg (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0013zs5.jpg)
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/5224/pict0014og6.th.jpg (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0014og6.jpg)

Dad's trans-am in it's old form, and some pics of it being resprayed at the moment
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1186/frontsidewebpd9.th.jpg (http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=frontsidewebpd9.jpg)
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/6992/backsidewebkz9.th.jpg (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=backsidewebkz9.jpg)
This is the colour it will end up :)
Who can tell me what this does on the pipes?
oh and one of his plates..
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/7576/pict0005uw0.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0005uw0.jpg)

25-09-2006, 01:36 PM
Coming up nice in black.. although the maroon color was nice aswell...

As for that pipe.. I think it's some valve to help the motor warm up? when it's cold it restricts the exhaust fumes causing the motor to warm up quicker.. **i think**..

P.S. wanna "loan" me the BB motor from the stingray :p

25-09-2006, 03:29 PM
Ooohh that stingray looks mighty fine!!!
And true the trans-am looks damn nice in the maron as well!! But who am i kidding, i suppose black is the ultimate colour choice!!

26-09-2006, 06:56 AM
;) it was VERY rough in maroon, the pics hide it well lol

Steve: we got another big block in the shed, a fair bit like that one in the corvette there cept it's got twin 425 impco's on it.. should make for a tuff daily in a C10 pickup :p

The corvette is coming off the road soon for alloy heads, forgies, big rods, a 400hp fogger kit etc. atm its made 281rwkw with twin 2.5 inch exhaust, which is far too small. with well over 500ftlb of torque. makes for a fairly fun cruiser, with 3.00 gears and only a 3k converter!

30-10-2006, 06:31 AM

basecoat only :)

06-11-2006, 01:48 PM
the base coat looks expensive :p

any more progress on the TA? iI think i saw a few pics on CT.. post them up here ;)

06-11-2006, 04:23 PM
that's the only one lol

14-11-2006, 08:06 AM
Colour looks the goods!

16-11-2006, 06:17 AM
yeah hopefully it'll be good.. just trying to convince my old man to buy your wheels for it now :)

then i can borrow them :D

EDIT: Motor is going down to a family friend of ours, Bobby Fischer. Just sorting out a few things, then should be pumping some boost into it :)

17-11-2006, 09:29 AM
what are the plans for the motor?

17-11-2006, 09:39 AM
stock stroke 350, 6/71 with two 650 holleys atm. he's not telling me much really. big secrets, scared my motor im building will chop him :p

21-11-2006, 07:41 PM
come on, surely you've got an update for us....

22-11-2006, 05:47 AM
You'd be surprised how little info and pics im getting from the painter :confused:

30-11-2006, 03:14 PM

07-12-2006, 11:19 AM
yer still, heard no updates, no contact etc.

anyway, here's a pic of the base of my seats for my ute :D