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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
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 Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
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: 875
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: 250
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: 875
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: 875
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 875
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 487
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: 487
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: 487
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: 487
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: 487
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: 235
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: 388
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: 487
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: 487
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: 487
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: 487
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: 406
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: 1,034
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: 35
Views: 3,354
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: 406
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: 447
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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: 141
Views: 13,931
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...
Forum: Build Ups 27-02-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
A hoist is definitely on the wish list, it's not...

A hoist is definitely on the wish list, it's not getting up or down that's the issue, it's doing it 20 or 30 times that wears thin. I was ready to throw the billet servo piston over the back fence...
Forum: Build Ups 25-02-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Oh the joys of laying on your back under the car...

Oh the joys of laying on your back under the car with transmission fluid dripping on your face. At least it's done now, CRT reverse manual valve body, billet low/reverse servo and home made blocker...
Forum: General Discussion 21-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Ad is lacking a bit of detail.

Ad is lacking a bit of detail.
Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Ha ha, it's just another plastic GM car to me,...

Ha ha, it's just another plastic GM car to me, much like the Commondoor.
Forum: General Discussion 16-02-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By 69JavelinMan
In our crazy collector car world, it it had the...

In our crazy collector car world, it it had the right options on the compliance plate it might be worth $100K or more, everything else can be fixed.
Forum: Build Ups 15-02-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
For some reason they make you put the headlights...

For some reason they make you put the headlights on at night down there.

Definitely thinking about pipes as well, I've only got twin 2" pipes on there at the moment. The factory manifolds are...
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By 69JavelinMan
For the most part it's hard to beat the US, but I...

For the most part it's hard to beat the US, but I have been finding stuff to be very well priced at VPW of late if you take advantage of their eBay discounts. The added bonus is that my credit card...
Forum: Build Ups 15-02-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
The ones I bought were cheap and nasty eBay...

The ones I bought were cheap and nasty eBay specials, so I wasn’t expecting too much. One of the problems I found is they are all advertised as 100+ watt output, which I think is trying to make a...
Forum: Build Ups 15-02-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Outcome of the fan conversion is that I can now...

Outcome of the fan conversion is that I can now maintain coolant temperatures around 185-195 (has crept up to 230 previously). It also helped a bit with the times, but maybe not as much as I had...
Forum: Build Ups 13-02-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
This is an interesting little upgrade to...

This is an interesting little upgrade to hopefully counteract the extra current draw from the fans, which could push the battery and charging system over the edge. I've just installed some LED...
Forum: Build Ups 11-02-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
That's pretty bloody nice and couldn't pick...

That's pretty bloody nice and couldn't pick better engine builders I reckon. Fair bit of coin for a Gremlin though, I guess there is hope for mine once it gets bodywork and paint.

I've been...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Import if you have to, can’t imagine there is...

Import if you have to, can’t imagine there is much demand for that size here.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Check your state CAMS calendar, they may have...

Check your state CAMS calendar, they may have some events listed to get you started. They do have Come and Try days that are pretty low key. Also look for local car clubs with that sort of interest.
Forum: Importing to Australia 06-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Looks like it’s aimed at the big boys and things...

Looks like it’s aimed at the big boys and things like eBay’s global shipping program where collection will be relatively easy. Not sure how they will verify the $75K rule.
Forum: Build Ups 02-02-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,931
Posted By 69JavelinMan
401 Gremlin, now you're talking, unfortunately...

401 Gremlin, now you're talking, unfortunately they built so few of them as a dealer option that they are hardly even on the collector car radar. When Wally Booth took the motor out of his super...
Forum: Importing to Australia 27-01-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By 69JavelinMan
I’ve been buying a bit of stuff of VPW lately,...

I’ve been buying a bit of stuff of VPW lately, they are actually pretty competitive against overseas sources for a lot of stuff.

I’m surprised the government hasn’t slapped GST on all eBay sales...
Forum: Technical Discussion 25-01-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By 69JavelinMan
I would have more confidence in a spool type...

I would have more confidence in a spool type mount than a bonded pad style mount with a performance engine.
Forum: Cars and Bikes For Sale 20-01-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By 69JavelinMan
Great looking car, how much?

Great looking car, how much?
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