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Forum: General Discussion 17-01-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Webby
Two trailers, one number plate

Since I'm already subsidising the state government with full rego for a 6 and an 8 and one box trailer, I'm reluctant to give them any more.

My plan is to duplicate the VIN plate and chassis...
Forum: General Discussion 24-10-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Webby
Lakeside Raceway under threat

Thanks to noise complaints from just two whingers, race meets have been cancelled at Queensland's Lakeside Park Raceway. Just two! How is this possible that just two people can shut down racing?...
Forum: General Discussion 24-10-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Webby
Thanks for the tips, guys. I've got some Liquid...

Thanks for the tips, guys. I've got some Liquid Moly in. Fingers crossed!
Forum: General Discussion 24-10-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,717
Posted By Webby
I'm just pleased see some others consider the...

I'm just pleased see some others consider the "Legendary" GTHO as a tarted up Fairmont. Overrated back then, over priced now.
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 12-09-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Webby
I've enjoying it myself. They go at it damn hard...

I've enjoying it myself. They go at it damn hard too. Great racing, and I love the Edwardian monsters. 28 litre, chain drive, and next to no brakes!
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Webby
Seal Reconditioner Additive

Anyone here with experience in seal reconditioner additives? My wife's Peugeot had a rear main oil seal leak. Being French it's a real dog to work on, and the thought of pulling the driveshafts,...
Forum: Parts Wanted 13-08-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By Webby
Brake booster, 69 Skylark.

Looks like the booster in the Skylark has crapped its self. Any one got a stock style GM booster lying around they want to part with?

I'm guessing that the Camaro/ Nova and the GM A bodies will...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By Webby
Photo blocker plate covers

Anyone here with any experience, good or bad of either the licence plate covers or spray?
Reason? 5000 miles in the USA: no ticket. Back home in Aus for 3 %$@* days and a camera ticket.
Damn...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,826
Posted By Webby
Route 66and Naked City come to mind too. I've...

Route 66and Naked City come to mind too. I've been enjoying Batman on SBS Viceland, spotted a Humber Super Snipe of all things!
Forum: General Discussion 19-07-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By Webby
Thanks Stephen, yes, the top pic is my existing...

Thanks Stephen, yes, the top pic is my existing wheel. I've been looking at the GS wheel- good looking but pricey.
Thank for the links too.

I have inertia reel lap/sash belts. Wouldn't be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By Webby
It's a '69. I'm after a wheel with less /no dish...

It's a '69. I'm after a wheel with less /no dish to give me more arm room. I'd like to be able to see the wheel, which is why I'd like to buy local if I can.
I'm off to the USA next year, so I might...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By Webby
Flat steering wheel?

I'd like to replace the boat sized wheel in the Skylark with something smaller, and with as little dish as possible to move the wheel closer to the dash.

I was talking to a chap with a 72 ish...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By Webby
"Great" Offer from PPQ

Got a trade in offer from PPQ ( Personal Plates Qld) last week. They'll generously give me $75 trade on the Buick's plates. On plates that cost me north of 400 bucks. Nice work PPQ, buy them back for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By Webby
Great idea. Don't forget to share it on V8 Buick...

Great idea. Don't forget to share it on V8 Buick (if you haven't done so already)
Forum: Parts Wanted 14-05-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,032
Posted By Webby
HG

You could also try oldholden too. http://oldholden.com/

On the power steering front, is electric power steer a possibility?

Otherwise, lots of negative castor & 40 PSI in the front tyres;)
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 13-05-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 50,561
Posted By Webby
Trio of horrors

34471

34472

34473
Forum: Parts For Sale 19-04-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
Posted By Webby
Saginaw P/Steering box

Anyone interested in a Saginaw p/steering box? Out of my '69 Skylark, and fits a heap of GM cars from that era.

It's the original, right down to four turns lock to lock, and feather light.
A...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 985,584
Posted By Webby
Fitted a new steering box. (Well, a week ago!) ...

Fitted a new steering box. (Well, a week ago!) Lined up the column and wheel, and centralised it all.
What an improvement. Next to no play, and 3 turns lock to lock is SO much better than 4 and a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-04-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By Webby
Power Steer fluid V ATF

I've already filled the system with ATF, but I'm curious to know what others here use.
The background.
Reman steering box, original pump on my '69 Buick. Drained & sucked the old ATF out ( I've...
Forum: General Discussion 13-03-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,479
Posted By Webby
Good. Sedans are better for police work anyway....

Good. Sedans are better for police work anyway. And do they really
need pursuit vehicles anyway? Just an ego massage for the Leatherman wannabes in the Highway Patrol.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,732
Posted By Webby
Mirrors

My '69 Skylark only has the driver's door mirror. No issues with full rego here in Qld.
That aside, I need to get off my arse and fit a RH mirror.
Forum: General Discussion 29-01-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By Webby
Swwweeet.Thanks for the link.

Swwweeet.Thanks for the link.
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-01-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By Webby
Greg, PM sent. Chris

Greg, PM sent.

Chris
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-01-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By Webby
Towbar for 1968/9 GM A body.

I'd like to fit a light duty towbar to my '69 Skylark, enough to tow a small box trailer.
So, has anyone got any photos of towbars/installation/etc? Since the chassis is shared between the...
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 18-01-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 50,561
Posted By Webby
'31 Ford

Because we all know the 1931's needed more aero.....
Forum: General Discussion 18-01-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,421
Posted By Webby
Ouch. That is painfull to behold. Vinyl roof...

Ouch. That is painfull to behold.
Vinyl roof anyone?
Forum: Recreation 18-01-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,810
Posted By Webby
1960 Bonneville kit

In an orgy of shameless self promotion: I managed to win a modelling competition. Not lingerie, so put down the eye bleach.

Trumpeter's 1960 Bonneville kit.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-01-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By Webby
HK had a collapsible column, the first Holden to...

HK had a collapsible column, the first Holden to have one.
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 11-12-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,823
Views: 402,166
Posted By Webby
Gone in 60 Seconds-the original

Not as good as my personal best: Into a HQ in 15 seconds. :)
And for the record, I was working for the RACQ at the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6eSJs06eCc
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-12-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By Webby
How many turns lock to lock has the current box...

How many turns lock to lock has the current box got? You can get F body power steer boxes with less than 3 turns lock to lock.
Another factor could be the wheel alignment. More positive castor =...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By Webby
Yup. Scrap cardboard and an aerosol. I haven't...

Yup. Scrap cardboard and an aerosol. I haven't done it for a few months.
I had the pleasure of watch ( from the pub!) a cop find one of mine.
I was hopeing he'd tear it off the post in rage, hurl...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By Webby
Just the usual seasonal platitudes from the...

Just the usual seasonal platitudes from the revenue raising branch of the Police. Round 2 will be "officers will be out in force, blah, blah, blah"
Meanwhile, I'll continue flashing my lights to...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Webby
If you want a lower mileage one, ...

If you want a lower mileage one,
http://barnfinds.com/unbelievable-1969-yenko-chevelle-with-only-1200-miles/
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,886
Posted By Webby
More options

Similar thread at V8Buick.com. Perhaps this is of use.

Its up to you, but I'd advise reading up on the service manuals for your car. Even if you're paying someone to work on it ( and nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 20-10-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,193
Posted By Webby
The "Colonnades" don't get much aftermarket...

The "Colonnades" don't get much aftermarket support- unlike the earlier GM A bodies,so parts are going to be much harder to get than say a '70 Cutlass/442 etc. They're generally less desirable too,...
Forum: General Discussion 19-10-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By Webby
Lakeside All American Day

Any other members going to Lakeside (outer northside Brissy) for the Thanksgiving AAD?

Sunday 27th November.

http://qldraceways.com.au/enthusiasts/theme-days/all-american-thanksgiving-day
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By Webby
Tyre Recomendations

Currently running 225/75 15 Hankook whitewalls on 15" x 7" wheels.
They're coming to the end of their life, so I'm seeking recomendations on tyres.
Doesn't have to be a whitewall, and I'd like to...
Forum: Parts Wanted 04-06-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,734
Posted By Webby
You original can't be rebuilt? I had a local...

You original can't be rebuilt? I had a local trans place do mine. Just a stock rebuild, nothing trick.
Forum: Parts Wanted 21-05-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By Webby
Sorted. Picked up an 1 1/4" free. Sweet!

Sorted. Picked up an 1 1/4" free. Sweet!
Forum: Parts Wanted 18-05-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By Webby
70-81 Camaro/Firebird sway bar

Anyone have a 2nd generation Camaro/ Firebird front sway bar that they don't need? Looks don't matter, as long as it's 1" in diameter or better.
I'm located in Strathpine 4500.

Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Parts Wanted 18-05-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By Webby
I use a 15" x 6' Jaguar XJ 6 steel rim. I know...

I use a 15" x 6' Jaguar XJ 6 steel rim. I know you're after a 14", but you could reduce the overall tyre diameter by going to a 195 or 205/60 15.
( Thanks to Lucky Phill for the wheel!) I did use a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-04-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By Webby
Sorted

All sorted. Got a 195/50 15 on the spare. Now I can get it right into the corner of the boots,so more boot space is mine to command.'
And I discovered its wide enough for me to sleep in.
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-04-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By Webby
Smaller diameter spare wheel

Any diff issues with running a smaller diameter spare wheel? Open diff and the spare is going to be an inch or so smaller in diameter than the regular rubber. The 225/15 spare takes up too much room...
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-04-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,553
Posted By Webby
Sheesh. If it was me I'd cast one in resin as a...

Sheesh. If it was me I'd cast one in resin as a spare.
Forum: Technical Discussion 23-02-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,553
Posted By Webby
They're pretty close on the '69 too. Mine got...

They're pretty close on the '69 too. Mine got complianced & roadworthy without comment. I guess a lot depends on the individual doing it.

Re V8Buick, only ask none engine related questions:D
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-02-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,553
Posted By Webby
Mike, welcome aboard. One option is to use amber...

Mike, welcome aboard. One option is to use amber bulbs in the reverse light lenses. That's how my '69 Skylark is been set up. I have thought about converting it back, but : 1) I'm a lazy bloke, 2)...
Forum: General Discussion 17-02-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,321
Posted By Webby
And the OPGI one too in mine. There's even a...

And the OPGI one too in mine. There's even a shelf over the door.
And I get wifi reception there as well. If I had a more comfy seat & a beer fridge I'd stay there even longer.............
Forum: General Discussion 31-01-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,319
Posted By Webby
Upgrades

Dual exhaust. I must have been the only V8 at the Lakeside All American Days
with a single:o:o

And a fast ratio steering box. 4 turns of feather lightness are getting stale.
After that, I'll be...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,518
Posted By Webby
Decent Creeper

Any recommendations for a garage creeper? I don't need a pro quality one,
just a decent one for weekend work, without breaking the bank.

Cheers,

Chris
Forum: Queensland 27-10-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,969
Posted By Webby
Thanksgiving All American Day- Lakeside

So who's going to the Thanksgiving AAD at Lakeside?
Nov 15th.

Chris
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