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Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By Dicko
Kurt, shoot me your real email, have good pics of...

Kurt, shoot me your real email, have good pics of the engine number, can't attach them to a pm & don't want them up on the photo bucket thingo.


...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By Dicko
Pay me ?? for what ? lol. writing down the...

Pay me ?? for what ? lol. writing down the numbers and emailing them to you..........

OK, you drive a hard bargain, make it $1000.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By Dicko
Done that before. :) Failing that Kurt, I...

Done that before. :)

Failing that Kurt, I have an old 350 with a cracked block at home, was about to turf it. I can send you the numbers off that.
Forum: General Discussion 28-05-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,840
Posted By Dicko
Years ago when they first came out in QLD a...

Years ago when they first came out in QLD a friend (female hairdresser) got TRY 69

Doubt you'd get that passed now.
Forum: General Discussion 28-05-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Dicko
That's a fair collection :eek: I wonder if...

That's a fair collection :eek:

I wonder if it would be worth making electronic copies of them ? That way you could sell them many times over and still keep the originals.

Would be a bucketload...
Forum: General Discussion 27-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Dicko
Just snooping around. Go to this page and grab...

Just snooping around. Go to this page and grab the rest of the PDF files for some other magazine articles

http://www.nickeychicago.net/images/vintage/
Forum: General Discussion 27-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Dicko
Good find. I've tucked that away in my...

Good find.

I've tucked that away in my Camaro file.

As a kid my Uncle gave me boxes and boxes of 50's and 60's hot rod magazines. I used to be in awe at all the articles of stuff like this and...
Forum: General Discussion 26-05-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 63,537
Posted By Dicko
Did you get those wheels from Leahys on the Gold...

Did you get those wheels from Leahys on the Gold Coast ?
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,440
Posted By Dicko
I like that. ;)

I like that. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,195
Posted By Dicko
That looks the goods. Just went onto their...

That looks the goods.

Just went onto their site. They come in a few finishes. black, brushed alloy, or carbon fibre.

I already have all the gauges, they're just mounted separately down below...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,195
Posted By Dicko
Thanks guys. It's getting there. You can't tell...

Thanks guys. It's getting there. You can't tell from the pics but there's no headlining in it yet, and still some more interior work to do. Plus various other odds & ends.

I'd like to get rid of...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,841
Posted By Dicko
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,440
Posted By Dicko
That would turn Biloela upside down. :D ...

That would turn Biloela upside down. :D

Good to see another Qld'er.
Forum: Build Ups 19-05-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 690,365
Posted By Dicko
E85 is 85% ethanol & 15% 98 (95?) octane. ...

E85 is 85% ethanol & 15% 98 (95?) octane.

It's a real quandry at the moment. Some of the smaller fuel companies are dealing in it, but the mainstream shell. bp etc aren't touching it.

I guess...
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,841
Posted By Dicko
Then ban EAT-30T if you can't find anyone else to...

Then ban EAT-30T if you can't find anyone else to blame.

He sent me porn pictures on the pm. :D
Forum: Build Ups 19-05-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 690,365
Posted By Dicko
There's quite a few articles getting around on...

There's quite a few articles getting around on big blocks & E85, particularly in the US where it's been used for a fair while. 13:1 seems the ballpark.

Shafiroff even have an E85 option on there...
Forum: Build Ups 18-05-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 690,365
Posted By Dicko
I'm liking the engine info, will use for a...

I'm liking the engine info, will use for a reference later, thanks Steve.

Do you have access to E85 ? That sounds like a good option with the compression you're running.
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 63,537
Posted By Dicko
yeah, you're right. I was thinking more along the...

yeah, you're right. I was thinking more along the lines of stamping the numbers onto a dynacorn and destroy the old ones instead of just dumping the body, but yes cut them out & keep.

or better...
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,413
Posted By Dicko
I was asked why I had no Chev badges on mine. My...

I was asked why I had no Chev badges on mine. My reply was that it would then get confused with every second kids commodore.
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 63,537
Posted By Dicko
It's not actually illegal or Immoral, (well from...

It's not actually illegal or Immoral, (well from what I can see). You're just restoring a vehicle that you already own. The fact that 'most' of it is being replaced during that restoration is...
Forum: General Discussion 17-05-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 63,537
Posted By Dicko
Mate, for rego purposes you only need the VIN...

Mate, for rego purposes you only need the VIN numbers on the vehicle to match your import paper work.......
Forum: General Discussion 17-05-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,124
Posted By Dicko
That link on ebay is a mob doing conversions. I...

That link on ebay is a mob doing conversions. I think the one Chris spoke is from GMH ??
Forum: General Discussion 17-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,195
Posted By Dicko
Thanks guys. RAW, 275/40/18 on the rear &...

Thanks guys.

RAW, 275/40/18 on the rear & 235/40/18 front.

rear is 5" b/s. but will come in 1/2" with new diff. front is 4.5" b/s. getting a bit of rubbing on the fronts. still have to fiddle...
Forum: General Discussion 16-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,195
Posted By Dicko
Been playing around with this over the last...

Been playing around with this over the last couple of months. Getting it all finished off ready for rego & compliance was the first job, that's all done.

I wanted a baseline before I started...
Forum: General Discussion 16-05-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,932
Posted By Dicko
That looks the go Steve. I've seen info...

That looks the go Steve.

I've seen info about various mounts used with big blocks. Does your motor sit centre or offset Steve ?

Raymond, compare your against mine when I drop over tommorow....
Forum: General Discussion 16-05-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,124
Posted By Dicko
That does look good. :) Why are they...

That does look good. :)

Why are they (still) road testing them here ?? I thought any hope of us having them as RHD was knocked on the head ?? :confused:
Forum: General Discussion 15-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,655
Posted By Dicko
HK are a different stud pattern, but hey, If he...

HK are a different stud pattern, but hey, If he just gave you 3500 then he must have changed it over,, or know what he's doing. ....
Forum: General Discussion 13-05-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,700
Posted By Dicko
G'day Barry. Welcome mate. I think there's...

G'day Barry. Welcome mate.

I think there's must be a name change coming about soon, maybe WA.USmuscle ?? lol

Did you get those ones off ebay Deano ?
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,996
Posted By Dicko
You'd have to then organise freight from Bris to...

You'd have to then organise freight from Bris to Syd but Leahys might be worth talking to.

http://www.rolyleahycustomimports.com/

I haven't used them personally but know a guy that has and he...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,700
Posted By Dicko
As long as you've checked the current 8.5 against...

As long as you've checked the current 8.5 against the lower shocky mount then a 10 with the same backspace will be the same clearance.

If anything, I can see them hanging out a bit too wide, you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,791
Posted By Dicko
Us Nth Qlders have to put in an appearance to...

Us Nth Qlders have to put in an appearance to keep those W.A. boys from taking over :D



Raymonds car is tops up close as well. Interior will also come up very neat when all done.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,700
Posted By Dicko
How the blazes did that diff end up in there ? No...

How the blazes did that diff end up in there ? No wonder you're running a 5" b/s on an 8.5" rim.

Setting the 9" up as 60 3/8" is pretty close to std. For the sake of it, if you're going to chop it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By Dicko
crikey, that's top dollar considering it's a bare...

crikey, that's top dollar considering it's a bare bones shell only, without all the parts listed as 'extra'.
Forum: Parts Wanted 05-05-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,484
Posted By Dicko
John's a nice guy. We just have to get him a...

John's a nice guy.

We just have to get him a bit more internet trained. :D
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,700
Posted By Dicko
Did you check how far in you can go with a 15"...

Did you check how far in you can go with a 15" before interfering on the lower shock mounts ?
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 53,670
Posted By Dicko
Holy crap, no mucking about !! Looking good.

Holy crap, no mucking about !! Looking good.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,618
Posted By Dicko
I'll run with that line too. There'll be...

I'll run with that line too.

There'll be nothing "Ford" in mine either. :D
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,293
Posted By Dicko
That sounds a pain in the ar*e. Are they the...

That sounds a pain in the ar*e. Are they the rules for the special club rego or standard rego ?
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,700
Posted By Dicko
The best thing can do is pull the wheels off,...

The best thing can do is pull the wheels off, measure the backspace & the housing width to see where you're starting from. Lay under there a while with a ruler & tape and measure out a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,930
Posted By Dicko
Only because I fiddled with it after taking mine...

Only because I fiddled with it after taking mine for a run the other week & worked backwards with the figures to check them. lol

I've got a bunch of questions for you drag guys shortly.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,930
Posted By Dicko
RWHP. :)

RWHP. :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 33,700
Posted By Dicko
Shortening the diff is an expensive trick, unless...

Shortening the diff is an expensive trick, unless you're replacing it and starting with a new one anyway, in which case it makes no difference to the cost.

As said above, a 275 on a 9.5 rim with a...
Forum: Cars and Bikes For Sale 30-04-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 193,962
Posted By Dicko
That looks awesome, except for the 4 exhaust...

That looks awesome, except for the 4 exhaust tips,







, and until you open the bonnet.
Forum: General Discussion 30-04-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By Dicko
Awesome, looks a bit strange. lol Will let...

Awesome, looks a bit strange. lol

Will let you know when the flock of carrier pigeons drop it off.
Forum: General Discussion 29-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,293
Posted By Dicko
yep that's right, it's the compulsory portion....

yep that's right, it's the compulsory portion. The policy can be with a number of different companies, you select which one, then it's all paid together to QLD transport at each renewal.

Your...
Forum: General Discussion 29-04-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,293
Posted By Dicko
Just to clarify, the $843 includes $329 of what...

Just to clarify, the $843 includes $329 of what we call 3rd party insurance.

it's all payable together to QLD transport.
Forum: General Discussion 29-04-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,293
Posted By Dicko
That's a good deal. I just checked, it's...

That's a good deal.

I just checked, it's actually $843, I had in my head $1000.

Probably because I get cranky that with 2 boats, 2 trailers & 2 cars, every month I seem to be paying some sort...
Forum: Build Ups 29-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 690,365
Posted By Dicko
I don't see a problem with that, it's not like...

I don't see a problem with that, it's not like you're making it out to be something it isn't as you have the original damaged tags. Tell them to take a long walk off a short plank. :)
Forum: General Discussion 29-04-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,293
Posted By Dicko
I Would like to see that in QLD. We have the...

I Would like to see that in QLD.

We have the club rego. It has the 15km from home restriction for testing or you have to be on a club approved function. A pain in the butt. I want to drive...
Forum: General Discussion 28-04-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,293
Posted By Dicko
Varies a fair bit across the states. which one...

Varies a fair bit across the states. which one you in ?
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