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Forum: Build Ups Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Yes, but it's too much oil and too far forward,...

Yes, but it's too much oil and too far forward, it's a bit hard to see in the photo, but that is a pool of oil sitting on top of the intake just behind the radiator hose, given the amount of oil, I...
Forum: Build Ups Yesterday, 11:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Bit of a mad panic to get the exhaust finished...

Bit of a mad panic to get the exhaust finished for 70's night on Wednesday:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/10/18/20181018235614-c3005754-me.jpg

Made it to the track at the...
Forum: General Discussion 16-10-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By 69JavelinMan
The only thing cars with 4 doors are good for is...

The only thing cars with 4 doors are good for is parts.
Forum: Build Ups 15-10-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Tempting to fire it up to annoy the neighbors,...

Tempting to fire it up to annoy the neighbors, but can't race it without mufflers anyway.

Old vs new, can't imagine it being too quiet with the new ones:
...
Forum: Build Ups 10-10-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Yes, I used postimage for a while and it did the...

Yes, I used postimage for a while and it did the job, then decided to do my own photo hosting so that I am not dependent on anybody else running a free service that might not be sustainable in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Photobucket has had a change of management team I...

Photobucket has had a change of management team I believe and will have some more affordable hosting packages going forward. Not sure how long the unlocking will last and if they will be able to...
Forum: Build Ups 04-10-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
They are completely different classes of header...

They are completely different classes of header in terms of quality, although the cheap Hedmans, would probably be better than what I have now. I do have a crusty old set of Hedmans tucked away in...
Forum: Build Ups 03-10-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Got my eye on a set of these, but not exactly...

Got my eye on a set of these, but not exactly cheap:

https://americanracingheaders.com/collections/amc/products/amc-small-body-headers

PS: I have my own photo hosting now, so will be immune...
Forum: Build Ups 01-10-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
So onto the last couple of items. Added...

So onto the last couple of items.

Added some coolant, apparently non-glycol based inhibitor is the preferred option at the drag strip:
...
Forum: Build Ups 30-09-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Got a reprieve this weekend with the Nostalgia...

Got a reprieve this weekend with the Nostalgia Drags being postponed due to wet weather, although it looks like it's not going to rain now anyway.

The final last minute touch before putting the...
Forum: Western Australia 29-09-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By 69JavelinMan
yep

yep
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 28-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 405,709
Posted By 69JavelinMan
https://assets.hemmings.com/blog/wp-content/upload...

https://assets.hemmings.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CAMARO-970x694.jpg
Forum: Build Ups 26-09-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Added a little bling with the new secondhand...

Added a little bling with the new secondhand electric water pump:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/09/23/20180923200940-ae3c99ec-me.jpg

I'm running SCE Accu-Seal intake...
Forum: Western Australia 26-09-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By 69JavelinMan
US theme night, 26th Sept

Don't forget that this Wednesday night is American Night at the Motorplex, half price to race your US car:

http://www.motorplex.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/EventPagePicAmericanNight1.jpg
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Forum: Build Ups 26-09-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Exactly, had to stop at 3 different stores on the...

Exactly, had to stop at 3 different stores on the way home tonight to pick up some more essential items:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/09/25/20180925234410-24ed0b5a-me.jpg
Forum: Build Ups 25-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Slap the head gasket down: ...

Slap the head gasket down:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/09/23/20180923200744-9fc3306b-me.jpg

Drop the head on and crack out the torque wrench, final round 110 ft/lbs...
Forum: Build Ups 25-09-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Moving right along with some cylinder head...

Moving right along with some cylinder head reassembly, clamp her down to the bench and install the valve stem seals:
...
Forum: Build Ups 23-09-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
Posted By 69JavelinMan
So there were some consequences of the last head...

So there were some consequences of the last head porting exercise:

http://www.isaac.id.au/gallery/_data/i/upload/2018/09/23/20180923200119-c3272c04-me.jpg

After about a week of suffering, I...
Forum: Western Australia 22-09-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By 69JavelinMan
I'll be busy this weekend trying to get the car...

I'll be busy this weekend trying to get the car back together.

Don't forget half price for US cars this Wednesday night it you need to test and tune beforehand.
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 21,411
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Know that feeling well.

Know that feeling well.
Forum: Build Ups 17-08-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 600
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: 600
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: 1,000
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: 600
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: 864
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: 864
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: 600
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: 6
Views: 471
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: 1,052
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: 1,350
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: 1,350
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: 1,562
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: 527
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: 1,562
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: 1,562
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 1,562
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 172
Views: 17,180
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: 773
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: 773
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.
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