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Forum: Technical Discussion 05-12-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By bonnevista
Just my view, I think it's just your car. Years...

Just my view, I think it's just your car. Years ago, (almost) every single car on earth was carbed and the world didn't stink of petrol. None of my cars ever have...
Forum: Technical Discussion 15-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By bonnevista
More of a question than an answer. Is there a...

More of a question than an answer. Is there a chance a piston hung up in the caliper for a time?
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
Yes, those Mazdas and Kombis are sold around the...

Yes, those Mazdas and Kombis are sold around the world. The Torana is just here...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
I was actually trying to make a point about high...

I was actually trying to make a point about high prices. People from around the world would be interested in a Jackson Pollack, so you can understand why it might be very expensive, just like high...
Forum: General Discussion 30-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
People from other countries would be interested...

People from other countries would be interested in a Jackson Pollock painting...
Forum: General Discussion 26-10-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
I can't agree that they were a good car for their...

I can't agree that they were a good car for their day. I only ever drove one XY GT (not a HO, just a GT). In 1981, my Dad had a labourer that worked for him who owned the car. Back then, it wasn't...
Forum: General Discussion 22-10-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By bonnevista
I paid $6,000 for my matching no. tri power,...

I paid $6,000 for my matching no. tri power, rally dash, power window '66 GTO. It was RHD and was fitted with HQ Holden discs on the front. It was a really good 'driver'. My (ex) Mrs. liked it and...
Forum: General Discussion 19-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
Or a cheap driver...

Or a cheap driver...
Forum: General Discussion 17-10-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
Geoff, I've never believed the hype about the HO...

Geoff, I've never believed the hype about the HO being the fastest 4 door in the world, especially when you consider that in 1971, all the American Chrysler engines were still high compression. ...
Forum: General Discussion 16-10-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
After reading the ad, I was prompted to give an...

After reading the ad, I was prompted to give an old mate a call who also owns a LX 4 door.

He bought the car about 15 years ago for $800. It was just to use as a hack to get to work. It was a...
Forum: General Discussion 16-10-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By bonnevista
I'm not bashing Aussie cars, BUT...

Yesterday, I was wondering through Facebook (can't remember which group it popped up on), when I came across a for sale ad regarding a LX Torana.

The car was advertised as a matching numbers LX...
Forum: Parts Wanted 26-08-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By bonnevista
I thought this was the case, so I had a quick...

I thought this was the case, so I had a quick look at the Summit web site. They show the same part no. for Nova and first gen Camaro. I would think you could get first gen shocks in Australia.
Forum: General Discussion 17-08-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By bonnevista
Well, interestingly, I'm with Shannons too. ...

Well, interestingly, I'm with Shannons too. However, they have increased the value of my car every year since I've had it. I bought the car for $15K in 2002. It's been insured for use as daily...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By bonnevista
Or chromecast from the 'puter...

Or chromecast from the 'puter...
Forum: Importing to Australia 02-07-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By bonnevista
No, they actually got new approval...

No, they actually got new approval...
Forum: Importing to Australia 06-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By bonnevista
Whilst I haven't done this myself and don't know...

Whilst I haven't done this myself and don't know the intimate details, I know of two different cars with separate owners that had cars without import approval.

All they did was apply for import...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-06-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By bonnevista
You could also buy new ones.

You could also buy new ones.
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-04-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By bonnevista
Don't FE Holdens have a red combo brake...

Don't FE Holdens have a red combo brake light/blinker?
Forum: General Discussion 25-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,850
Posted By bonnevista
Yeah, have a drive around the 'burbs of Detroit...

Yeah, have a drive around the 'burbs of Detroit...
Forum: General Discussion 18-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By bonnevista
I've always loved boat tail Rivieras. This one,...

I've always loved boat tail Rivieras. This one, not so much. However, it's not beyond redemption. I'd only change a few things on it to suit me.
Forum: General Discussion 13-03-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By bonnevista
I hate thieves. I'd break their legs...

I hate thieves. I'd break their legs...
Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By bonnevista
So, I ordered the tune up kit from Rock Auto last...

So, I ordered the tune up kit from Rock Auto last night at 10.15pm. I just received an email at 9.25am. The order has been shipped...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By bonnevista
I just bought the tune up kit...

I just bought the tune up kit...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By bonnevista
Geoff, these are for the 455 in my barge, so...

Geoff, these are for the 455 in my barge, so tapered seat, I also have a HEI. BTW, Rock Auto also have a tune up kit, which includes the Iridium plugs, HEI cap/rotor and leads for $156 AU delivered...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By bonnevista
Do you think we get ripped off on price???

Well, if this isn't a rip off, I don't know what is...

I looked at some spark plugs online.

I've always used NGK, but just the standard type.

Anyway, I had a look at Supercheap and saw they...
Forum: Technical Discussion 06-02-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By bonnevista
A little out of left field... As this is an...

A little out of left field...

As this is an alloy pan, I'm assuming that the mating flange is reasonably thick. If this is the case, to ensure that it's actually flat, take it to a machine shop...
Forum: General Discussion 18-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By bonnevista
I felt like going for a drive, and well...

On Tuesday morning, I felt like going for a drive (from Wollongong) in the barge.

Later that evening, I checked into a motel in Shepparton.

The following morning, I took a drive to Bendigo and...
Forum: Build Ups 03-12-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,216
Posted By bonnevista
There's a tenth of your e/t right there...

There's a tenth of your e/t right there...
Forum: General Discussion 23-11-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,150
Posted By bonnevista
Really? All of my American cars have been daily...

Really? All of my American cars have been daily drivers for the past 36 years and I've almost never had to touch the carb - on any car.
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,479
Posted By bonnevista
Awful news...

Awful news...
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By bonnevista
Either the can is broken, or there's a crack in...

Either the can is broken, or there's a crack in the vacuum line. The cans do go bad. Keep in mind how much work the canister does over the years. The diaphragm will fail eventually.
Forum: New South Wales 24-10-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,383
Posted By bonnevista
Blacktown Drive In. 18th of November.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2045366882416132/
Forum: General Discussion 24-10-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By bonnevista
Mike, if you're here in time, you might be...

Mike, if you're here in time, you might be interested in a night at the drive in on the 18th of November that's hosted by the Old Time Street Rod Club. It's an annual event and there's always a good...
Forum: General Discussion 23-10-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,723
Posted By bonnevista
It's no different to what they did with '60s...

It's no different to what they did with '60s Mustangs when they were new...
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 20-10-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,823
Views: 387,458
Posted By bonnevista
My old barge in music video.

The band is called 'Heart of Mind'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXR6xoXTMTs
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By bonnevista
Whilst I won't be buying one, a new Camaro with a...

Whilst I won't be buying one, a new Camaro with a RHD conversion for $90K with a factory warranty is cheaper than I thought they'd be.
Forum: Technical Discussion 17-09-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By bonnevista
There was one additional thing I did in my garage...

There was one additional thing I did in my garage hack high beam upgrade. I used 150 watt clear lens aircraft landing lights. They just about melt the asphalt if you stay still long enough. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,249
Posted By bonnevista
Maybe that's why they call them Weld wheels...

Maybe that's why they call them Weld wheels...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 940,978
Posted By bonnevista
Well, I service it every 5000 miles, which...

Well, I service it every 5000 miles, which generally works out to 4 times a year...:D
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 940,978
Posted By bonnevista
I gave the barge a work out last week. My...

I gave the barge a work out last week. My younger son moved to Melbourne to start a new job, so guess who had to move him...

I rented an enclosed furniture trailer (imagine a 7x5 box trailer with...
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 31-08-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By bonnevista
Can't argue with that... :D

Can't argue with that... :D
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 30-08-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By bonnevista
I think V/R goggles would be a better experience...

I think V/R goggles would be a better experience than the screen...
Forum: General Discussion 15-08-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 940,978
Posted By bonnevista
Did the rear axle bearings in the barge. ...

Did the rear axle bearings in the barge.

Even though it has a Pontiac part no., it's a c clip style rear end. I know it's overkill in terms of how often I do it, but I do it around every 60,000...
Forum: New South Wales 20-07-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By bonnevista
Bullitt - At the Drive In

As far as I'm aware, nobody has organised a run for this, but for those of us in the Sydney area, the Blacktown Drive In is showing 'Bullitt' on the 19th of August. Sounds like an excuse to get the...
Forum: General Discussion 19-07-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 940,978
Posted By bonnevista
There's only one way to find out...:confused:;):D

There's only one way to find out...:confused:;):D
Forum: General Discussion 19-07-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 940,978
Posted By bonnevista
I just did the timing chain/gearset on the 455. ...

I just did the timing chain/gearset on the 455. It's a job I usually do at 100,000 miles, but being slack, I left it to 120K.

Everything came apart and went back together relatively painlessly.
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Forum: Technical Discussion 10-07-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By bonnevista
Fitting cruise control is something I should've...

Fitting cruise control is something I should've pulled the trigger on a long time ago. I actually have a factory correct c/c for my car from another Grand Ville I parted out years ago, but it won't...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-07-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By bonnevista
[QUOTE=sar4890;190056]1 car probably better for...

[QUOTE=sar4890;190056]1 car probably better for the bank balance but i think my car would to much of a pita to drive every day especially for road trips I like my mod cons

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Forum: Technical Discussion 08-07-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By bonnevista
Yeah, it's really easy to keep a low profile in a...

Yeah, it's really easy to keep a low profile in a '72 Pontiac convertible with peeling paint. I blend right in...:cool:

BTW, I've only been out of that 'profession' since 1993.
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-07-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By bonnevista
It is my normal driver. It's the only car I own...

It is my normal driver. It's the only car I own...
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