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Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Try the Steel Bumper group on Facebook if you...

Try the Steel Bumper group on Facebook if you don’t get a response here. I’ve only ever done the traditional DOT pits myself.
Forum: Build Ups 10-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Another day on the porting bench: ...

Another day on the porting bench:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/09/09/20180909213250-1aed3035-me.jpg

Hope this is worth the effort amd makes some sort of difference:
...
Forum: Build Ups 03-09-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
This weekend's installment: Got those pesky...

This weekend's installment:

Got those pesky oil galley plugs installed:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/09/03/20180903125216-487103fd-me.jpg

Then it was time to break out...
Forum: Build Ups 27-08-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
One of the major reasons for this engine rebuild...

One of the major reasons for this engine rebuild was to allow me to modify the crank flange so that I could fit a decent high stall converter.

Thanks to one of the local Mopar guys, one of the...
Forum: Build Ups 25-08-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Quick update, remaining piston installed. ...

Quick update, remaining piston installed.

Got the new Milodon timing set out and immediately noticed a problem with the cam gear.
...
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 18-08-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,083
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Know that feeling well.

Know that feeling well.
Forum: Build Ups 17-08-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Success, old retired engine builder with a...

Success, old retired engine builder with a factory unit full of left over stock, sure beats buying another full set:
...
Forum: Build Ups 14-08-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Made a start on assembly, crank installed: ...

Made a start on assembly, crank installed:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/08/12/20180812202542-77954459-me.jpg

Got 7 pistons in their holes:
...
Forum: Build Ups 06-08-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Things are starting to come together, picked up a...

Things are starting to come together, picked up a pile of parts from the machine shop recently:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/08/06/20180806182141-3e604025-me.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Google box = Chromcast, if you have the choice...

Google box = Chromcast, if you have the choice between bigger or smart, just go bigger, but pretty hard to buy a non-smart TV these days.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By 69JavelinMan
I wouldn’t bother with the smart TV, most are...

I wouldn’t bother with the smart TV, most are rubbish operating systems, just get a Google box or similar.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Been with Shannons for years also, only had to...

Been with Shannons for years also, only had to claim on home and contents so far after some storm damage to the house, no issues there. Did have to hit them up for some better prices a while back as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By 69JavelinMan
You need a poll option of “I’m keen, but need...

You need a poll option of “I’m keen, but need that $8 for car parts”.
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By 69JavelinMan
I have seen people cut flaps into the flat sheet...

I have seen people cut flaps into the flat sheet metal thermo fan shrouds to allow more airflow at highway speeds.

I found that adding Mondeo thermo fans instead of a 5 blade factory fixed fan...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Check the thermostat is working correctly, pot of...

Check the thermostat is working correctly, pot of water on the stove with a thermometer in it, make sure it opens and closes, what temperature range is it?

What temperature/temperatues are the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By 69JavelinMan
How is the motor sports coverage?

How is the motor sports coverage?
Forum: Western Australia 31-07-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Going to have to get cracking on the engine build...

Going to have to get cracking on the engine build to be ready for this one.
Forum: General Discussion 25-07-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Really depends on what is going into it in terms...

Really depends on what is going into it in terms of parts, but $2800 with everything new is probably in the ball park.
Forum: General Discussion 22-07-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Might stop you next time, now that you know they...

Might stop you next time, now that you know they are out and about at that time in the morning.
Forum: General Discussion 22-07-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Even though I think the US has a better system,...

Even though I think the US has a better system, which seems to focus on a much more visible police presence on the highways and picking out those who are driving well above the general speed, they do...
Forum: Importing to Australia 06-07-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By 69JavelinMan
That's pretty cool, just build an off road race...

That's pretty cool, just build an off road race truck out of it an problem solved.
Forum: General Discussion 27-06-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Mondeo fans are another option, the overall...

Mondeo fans are another option, the overall shroud is a bit smaller than the Falcon ones so they might fit without trimming. Thought I found a thread on another forum a while back with all of the...
Forum: Importing to Australia 06-06-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By 69JavelinMan
It's probably not that unusual in the scheme of...

It's probably not that unusual in the scheme of things and it looks like Chris has given you an option to pursue regards applying for retrospective import approval.
Forum: Importing to Australia 05-06-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By 69JavelinMan
You probably want to check directly with the QLD...

You probably want to check directly with the QLD rego authorities, they may have more historical data.
Forum: Build Ups 05-06-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Putting the factory 343 flat tops into a 360 AMC...

Putting the factory 343 flat tops into a 360 AMC motor is probably one of the oldest hot rodding tricks in the book, just a matter of finding the right parts to do it with these days.
Forum: Importing to Australia 05-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By 69JavelinMan
My understanding is the without either the import...

My understanding is the without either the import approval papers or some evidence of previous registration, you will be in for a world of hurt on this, i.e. you will not be able to register it.
...
Forum: Build Ups 04-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Nobody makes them, you can get hyper 360 pistons...

Nobody makes them, you can get hyper 360 pistons which have a big dish in them, but I want to run the earlier 343 flat tops, that's where the extra compression comes from. The flat tops are only...
Forum: Build Ups 04-06-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Looking to do some mods to the crank so that a...

Looking to do some mods to the crank so that a standard Torqueflite converter with more stall will fit rather than the custom built one on there at the moment.

May get a compression boost with new...
Forum: Build Ups 02-06-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Out she comes: ...

Out she comes:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/06/02/20180602231559-b6699534-me.jpg

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/06/02/20180602231629-8a88404e-me.jpg
Forum: Technical Discussion 25-05-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
At least it looks the part, assuming full beater...

At least it looks the part, assuming full beater spec is the desired look:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/05/25/20180525225822-b748a293-me.jpg
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-05-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
They will also cost $2.5K for this application,...

They will also cost $2.5K for this application, ouch. Not sure if custom would be cheaper, might have to be home made.
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-05-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
That is pretty much going to be the winter...

That is pretty much going to be the winter project, change cam and convertor. More compression would be nice, but then it pretty much turns into a full rebuild and the dollars soon add up. I have a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-05-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Down a couple of tenths and 3 mph, so heading in...

Down a couple of tenths and 3 mph, so heading in the wrong direction by the looks of it.
Forum: Technical Discussion 22-05-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Certainly idled a lot better with the old cam and...

Certainly idled a lot better with the old cam and plenty of vacuum too. I'll give it a run at the Motorplex tomorrow night and then make some sort of plans for the winter break.
Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Borescope / Inspection Camera

Seems there are plenty of el-cheapo options these days, has anybody got one that works well? Probably just looking for USB into laptop, but maybe look at other options as well.

I bought one a...
Forum: Cars and Bikes Wanted 22-05-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By 69JavelinMan
What happened to the changes to the import rules...

What happened to the changes to the import rules to go to a rolling 25 year system for LHD stuff? The viper would just about scrape into that now.
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-05-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
I was very careful breaking the new lifters in,...

I was very careful breaking the new lifters in, even used the old stock valve springs and changed the out afterwards.

The cam in there now is a bit ridiculous for the engine really, it's only...
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-05-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Vacuum at idle is 7.5 in-Hg now, I guess that’s...

Vacuum at idle is 7.5 in-Hg now, I guess that’s something.
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-05-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Engine is a AMC 360, nothing fancy, unknown...

Engine is a AMC 360, nothing fancy, unknown history, most likely stock heads and compression.

Cam started out as a Comp XE262H with a bad lobe, caught very early, cam grinder didn't have that...
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-05-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Low Vacuum - Intake Reversion?

I've just changed the cam in my engine and now have an issue with rough idle and really low vacuum of 5 in-Hg at idle.

My understanding is that this can be either a vacuum leak or late intake...
Forum: General Discussion 28-04-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Shelby apparently uses a bit of a loophole in the...

Shelby apparently uses a bit of a loophole in the US with their continuation Cobras, you buy them as a roller and install the engine yourself, that lets you license them under the US equivalent of an...
Forum: Technical Discussion 28-04-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By 69JavelinMan
This came up on another forum:

This came up on another forum:
Forum: General Discussion 24-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,926
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Following with interest, seems things are...

Following with interest, seems things are generally getting harder rather than easier.

Aussie roads? I reckon there are plenty of **** roads in the US that would put ours to shame.
Forum: Technical Discussion 14-04-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Plenty of dual pattern wheels on the market so...

Plenty of dual pattern wheels on the market so shouldn't be an issue if the wheel will take another set of holes.
Forum: General Discussion 13-04-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By 69JavelinMan
iParcel is part of UPS now, as for the others, it...

iParcel is part of UPS now, as for the others, it can certainly be a bit hit and miss if the use Australia Post as their distributor at this end.
Forum: Build Ups 15-03-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Cam looks like this: ...

Cam looks like this:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/03/16/20180316002625-6376de2e-me.jpg

It is an old engine of unknown history, so I guess this sort of thing is to be...
Forum: Build Ups 14-03-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Looks like it's time for that cam change: ...

Looks like it's time for that cam change:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/03/14/20180314115729-f64fbe62-me.jpg

It's had a noisy lifter for a while, I guess now I know why:
...
Forum: Build Ups 10-03-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Hit the track again this week and my special new...

Hit the track again this week and my special new race shifter solved all of my gear selection problems, I’m pretty happy with that

The slapper bars seem to be working as intended but didn't really...
Forum: Build Ups 06-03-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Well it turns out that 4 foot of RHS is slightly...

Well it turns out that 4 foot of RHS is slightly cheaper than a $500 set of Caltracs, doesn't take 2-3 weeks to get here and on top of that, they don't actually make Caltracs specifically for the...
Forum: Build Ups 01-03-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,169
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Success ...

Success

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/03/01/20180301022134-165e5bfd-me.jpg

It wasn't all roses, took me all night to get there, first run left in 2nd, second run shifted...
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