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Forum: Build Ups 02-05-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,256
Posted By Bird
Great project, mate! Got lots of time for old...

Great project, mate! Got lots of time for old trucks. They look so cool.
Forum: Parts For Sale 25-03-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Bird
1980 xj6 jag rear end

Removing from car Tuesday. Will be available that afternoon $350. Looks to be in good condition.
Pick up unanderra. Preferably Wednesday.
Forum: Technical Discussion 18-03-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bird
ouch! bet you felt that :)

ouch! bet you felt that :)
Forum: General Discussion 14-03-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 39,506
Posted By Bird
That bottom one is a wild bit of kit. I think...

That bottom one is a wild bit of kit. I think she'd look awesome with a 10" chop to keep it in the low slung profile.
Forum: Technical Discussion 14-03-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bird
Great responses, fellas, and just what I needed...

Great responses, fellas, and just what I needed to know.
Seems like retaining the tranny with the ls is the way to do it.

I think I know what you mean, Frank, but there's already a Chevy in there...
Forum: Technical Discussion 12-03-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bird
Living with a t350 behind an ls2

Guys, just putting it out there.
IF I slot an LS engine in my old truck, is it worth keeping the t350. The box seems pretty good. Changes nicely, and with an adapter plate, would that be about all I...
Forum: New South Wales 06-02-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By Bird
Thanks guys. Yeah it was like 30 degrees at 9 am....

Thanks guys. Yeah it was like 30 degrees at 9 am. Last few times I've been it rained. Interesting day and worth the drive to the gong
Forum: New South Wales 05-02-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By Bird
2017 Autorama Illawarra Post Mortem

Hey guys, just did a quick whip around the local Autorama Illawarra car show. Lotsa nice cars. Couldn't hang around as I had another appointment. Here's an example....
Forum: Technical Discussion 16-12-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bird
Yeah, they don't sound as sweet as a v8, but I...

Yeah, they don't sound as sweet as a v8, but I heard one on youtube this morning with a turbo behind it and holy crap that did sound on song. Then again, I do love turbo whine.... legacy of my rotary...
Forum: Technical Discussion 16-12-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bird
heheh... this would, ah, be rather interesting...

heheh...
this would, ah, be rather interesting A V10 Dodge Viper engine.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/222344340290?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I have only seen one...
Forum: Technical Discussion 25-11-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By Bird
Yeah, I agree about the old school sound. You...

Yeah, I agree about the old school sound. You hear an LS2 go past and well, actually you DON'T hear it go past unless the driver has his foot stuck in, but the old school v8, mate, she rumbles like a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 25-11-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By Bird
I like the idea. 2k sounds like a lot of cash but...

I like the idea. 2k sounds like a lot of cash but long term prolly not too bad. I want to drive the arse off this old truck so it is something I would consider myself.
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-11-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bird
Hey Chris. My bro is keen on tackling the job....

Hey Chris.
My bro is keen on tackling the job. He was a mechanic way back when, and he still has knowledge of how mechanical things work, which, even though he has told me a gazillion times, hasn't...
Forum: Technical Discussion 23-11-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bird
Yeah, I love the sound of my old truck. In fact...

Yeah, I love the sound of my old truck. In fact yesterday when the mechanic drove past me in my truck, I actually got to hear it and see it in motion and it sounded and looked pretty cool!
No...
Forum: Technical Discussion 23-11-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bird
Yeah, I am listening to you about the LS option. ...

Yeah, I am listening to you about the LS option. The guy looking at the engine said to me that he has not had a great experience with crate 350's and advised sticking with what I had unless it is so...
Forum: Technical Discussion 22-11-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bird
Looks like a number of issues. one cylinder very...

Looks like a number of issues. one cylinder very high compression. Others okay except one which was very low compression. Manifold apparently was still leaking vacuum.
I don't really know quite...
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-11-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bird
Strap yourselves in boys, we're in for some chop...or here I go rebuilding the 327!

I feel like I am an expert now as I have read my rebuilding the sbc manual from top to bottom, heheh.
(tell you a secret, my bro is helping and he is an ex mechanic, so I AM cheating a little)
...
Forum: General Discussion 27-10-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Bird
She would make a beautiful cruiser. 7.5 litres!...

She would make a beautiful cruiser. 7.5 litres! Wow! If you get it, can I ask you to help me pull some stumps out of my yard! :)
Assuming its in USA? 5k USD plus shipping, compliance, insurance etc....
Forum: New South Wales 08-10-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bird
2016 Bargo Show and Shine post mortem

Well, this was an outstanding little show put on by the Bargo Public School. Hundreds of cars turned up for this and thousands of people. The street was cordoned off and we had to walk about two k's...
Forum: General Discussion 19-09-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By Bird
I guess I would want to know whether an engine...

I guess I would want to know whether an engine from 1986 was some kind of detuned thing compared to a '68 engine. Whether it used inferior components or was designed to accommodate emission...
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-09-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
Yeah, Nev. Running sweet and back on the road.

Yeah, Nev. Running sweet and back on the road.
Forum: Technical Discussion 10-09-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
Vinegar worked okay. shouldn't have been such a...

Vinegar worked okay. shouldn't have been such a tight arse and filled the tank as the line above the vinegar is a bit crusty compared to the bright and shiny metal. Anyway, it looks a lot better....
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By Bird
Off topic a tad, but funny all the same. I bought...

Off topic a tad, but funny all the same. I bought my wife a cheap smart phone off ebay earlier this year. Came from China. Started up okay, seemed to work alright. And then one day she says she is...
Forum: Build Ups 07-09-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By Bird
Hard to trump that!

Hard to trump that!
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-09-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
I think you might be right Kev. I'll try your...

I think you might be right Kev. I'll try your suggestion. New pump arrives today in any case, but if it is bad fuel I would be inclined to go back to the place I got my last tankful and ask some...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-09-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
Good point, mate. I DID go to a different place...

Good point, mate.
I DID go to a different place on the day this happened, and perhaps they had crap in their fuel then. It had been running fine until then. I pulled the pump out. Hard/ impossible...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,427
Posted By Bird
Mr Sheen is great for my bald patch. And here's a...

Mr Sheen is great for my bald patch. And here's a tip for Spring: When the magpies try to swoop you with Mr Sheen on your bald patch, they just glide right on across your head and careen into the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-09-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
yeah, looks really bad. surprised the hell out of...

yeah, looks really bad. surprised the hell out of me. i only had it out and flushed a couple of years ago. mind you, she's a 62 year old tank.
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-09-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BYeJf8F_6WE/V8eZ-S5f5vI...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BYeJf8F_6WE/V8eZ-S5f5vI/AAAAAAAAIrA/es2hbjoBl9MI2aKOvoBm0puhG1zamXcOQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20160901_062022.jpg
Yeah. Incredible! Brand new filter. Never had issues like this...
Forum: General Discussion 31-08-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,331
Posted By Bird
What a nice place to live...I mean work! Looks...

What a nice place to live...I mean work! Looks fantastic!
Forum: Technical Discussion 30-08-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
Hey Geoff. Not getting anything, mate. I had...

Hey Geoff.
Not getting anything, mate.
I had a bit of a scratch around tonight. Changed one rubber hose as it looked a bit doubtful. Made no difference. Double checked the hose clamps were tight,...
Forum: General Discussion 29-08-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 868,934
Posted By Bird
Towed it to Niagara Falls and watched it go...

Towed it to Niagara Falls and watched it go over...


Nah, I didn't. I just pretended. Held it there with a rope for a while before reeling it in...just to let her know who's da boss, so it would...
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-08-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
It's K...K...K....Ken. He's coming to...

It's K...K...K....Ken. He's coming to k...K....K...kill me
(A fish called Wanda) :)
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-08-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
I don't know. I posted once and it froze and must...

I don't know. I posted once and it froze and must have pressed submit again and suddenly there were three. Can the mods delete the dud posts?
(I guess all my posts are duds, heheh)

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Forum: Technical Discussion 28-08-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By Bird
engine running like a pos

I wanted to take the old girl out for a drive today but she didn't want any part of that, apparently. Started up very poorly, terrible idle, surging and whatever else
I made a quick video here...
Forum: General Discussion 15-08-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 868,934
Posted By Bird
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JQtHjn_i1Lo/V7Ar4aVqo0I...

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JQtHjn_i1Lo/V7Ar4aVqo0I/AAAAAAAAIow/VEZuHPZUpUQqxy0uk7dsBhJM166aesF4QCLcB/s1600/IMG_20160814_100721.jpg
sanding, and then....more sanding....
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 77,487
Posted By Bird
that is a sexy looking cup holder, no?

that is a sexy looking cup holder, no?
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-07-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bird
Yep. Took the old girl for a short 20 minute run...

Yep. Took the old girl for a short 20 minute run to test things and heater worked perfectly, and what's more, it SEEMS to have cured my overheating issue.
Up until then, the engine was getting hot...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,793
Posted By Bird
Damn, I thought this was a post about a guy...

Damn, I thought this was a post about a guy getting lucky for the first time.
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-07-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bird
Thanks Steve. Get this: I ordered a new thermo...

Thanks Steve.
Get this: I ordered a new thermo housing with the provisions for a hose fitting, and then got home and checked under the bonnet. I already had one fitted and the temp sensor was in...
Forum: Technical Discussion 30-06-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bird
Yeah, I think you are right. I couldn't imagine I...

Yeah, I think you are right. I couldn't imagine I would get much of a flow with this setup...

I guess I could buy one of those thermostats with the port in the top of them (like the one that was...
Forum: Technical Discussion 30-06-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bird
Heater hose flow question from a complete ignoramus

Hey guys.
Just have the old tart back at the air conditioning shop after getting the Vintage air unit fitted to the 327 Chevy.
Seems like there is not warm air getting through.
Now this thing has...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,040
Posted By Bird
Thanks for the links! Diggin' 'em! :)

Thanks for the links! Diggin' 'em! :)
Forum: Build Ups 05-06-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,124
Posted By Bird
No, bugger it! We've had streets underwater just...

No, bugger it! We've had streets underwater just across from where we live. Pelting down all weekend.
Isn't it ironic?
Can't complain. There is always next weekend I suppose.

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Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Bird
Nice find! Looks interesting.

Nice find!
Looks interesting.
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 868,934
Posted By Bird
Registered her! Woohoo! ...

Registered her! Woohoo!
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9HEpCMSZ0TQ/V01l-9oecUI/AAAAAAAAIeE/6s5cCGUU9c4ehcEmZw26SDxcDJ8LUUGZgCLcB/s640/plates2.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,884
Posted By Bird
Anything has to be better that that appalling...

Anything has to be better that that appalling Australian version of TG.
Big shoes to fill for the new compare. From what I have seen, it looked very uncomfortable for everyone.
Forum: Build Ups 31-05-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,124
Posted By Bird
Well, the battle to get the old tart on the road...

Well, the battle to get the old tart on the road has nearly reached its ending. I have received the engineering certificate and have had engine number checked and all A-okay. Last night I managed to...
Forum: General Discussion 29-05-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bird
Nobody bid on it, so I think it went for scrap. I...

Nobody bid on it, so I think it went for scrap. I don't know a lot about Chevy engines, but some old guy came over to me (I think he was the owner of the yard they were clearing out) and said it...
Forum: General Discussion 23-05-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bird
454 long block worth picking up?

Hey guys.
There's an auction down my way in a couple of week's time and they are advertising a 454 bare block among the pile of stuff they're flogging. Looks like just a bare long block from the...
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