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Old 08-02-2013, 12:13 PM
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Russ I have the single barrel stromberg from mine if you need it.

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Thanks for the offer mate. Not sure which way I'll go carby wise, but just so I know, how much do you want for it? (PM me if you'd prefer).

My main issue with the current Carter isn't the carby itself, but the lack of linkages & brackets. I really need the main bracket that connects through the hole on top of the intake plus the rods - though the rod form that bracket back to the firewall will be different due to being RHD. It'll be longer and bent.

Plus I have to get a choke cable.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:20 PM
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You can have it - just pay the postage.

I will check what linkages etc. are there. It's just been sitting in my shed gathering dust. It may well have none of that. The guy just threw it in with engine. Its bolted to the old manifold still.
Will post a pic later if you like.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:44 PM
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Pics of any linkages/brackets you find attached would be great. Cheers Frank.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:27 PM
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Hey Russ.

Looks like you lucked out ... seems to all be there.





Just let me know what you need .

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Old 08-02-2013, 05:36 PM
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Awesome! I'll take it, thanks Frank. PM on the way.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:52 PM
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Awesome! I'll take it, thanks Frank. PM on the way.
No probs. I'll pull the carb off the manifold tomorrow, weight it and work out the postage. I assume its the same carby ... Didn't even really check.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:55 PM
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Thanks. Postcode is 2259 if needed.

Drop me a PM when you know with the details, and I'll get you my address.
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Old 15-02-2013, 03:54 PM
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No major updates yet.

New starter arrived yesterday. Took the old one off, and noticed the ring gear had a heap of play. Very loose. As soon as it cranked over, it would slip backwards.

Here's the new one. A Powermaster something-a-rather from Summit. Have to shim it to get the gears to sit right, plus extend the wires and battery connection to fit. Found the correct ones locally, but they were either discontinued, or not in stock. The Auto-Electrician is rebuilding my original one for me so I have something to fall back on at a later date.




Just thought I'd share a couple photo's of how dirty it is. Thing must have sat for quite some time. The shock's outer is almost down to nothing on all 4 of them:




Has had some funky "trimming" of the inner fenders. Note how thick the buildup is on everything - except the new idler arm.




Here some sort of build-up, that is littered throughout the entire undercarriage - and some of the engine bay. looks like the phosphorous crap that can build up on battery terminals. It got through quarantine like this.





All that needs to be done at the moment is to get it out of gear (trans is stuck in 3rd), and get it started so I can drive it next door to the Car Wash and blast the crap out of all this crap under it. Then I can get it down to the storage joint and start the dis-assembly.

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Old 15-02-2013, 06:47 PM
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I'm amazed it got through quarantine. They mustn't have looked at it!
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Old 15-02-2013, 07:22 PM
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I'm amazed it got through quarantine. They mustn't have looked at it!
I've always wondered about the AQUIS inspections. I thought they were mainly looking for mud, plant material, leaves, spiders, nasties like that living in cavities of the car etc.
I didn't think they were concerned with oil build up?? Is that not the case? Do cars have to be spotless underneath, with no oil build up at all?
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Old 15-02-2013, 07:40 PM
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They do use salt on the roads in a lot of the states that are susceptible to snow in the U.S. , maybe what looks like oil is a coating to help protect the car from the salt, and maybe the white stuff is actually some salt.
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Old 15-02-2013, 08:02 PM
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The aged oil build up I get, but that white crap? It's not salt. The guy that I purchased it off never had the chance to drive it in snow nor the colder months. He barely drove it. Simply did some very minor work to get it running after he bought it; did some bodgy repairs and paint work; then put it up for sale.

First time I saw & touched it, I thought it was some kind of fungus/mould. It's also loose. I can flick it off with my finger. There's no way it was even looked at during AQIS.
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Old 22-02-2013, 02:13 PM
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Finally had the chance to get the C10 picked up and towed to it's new home.

Last update I mentioned trying to get it started but no go. The following day I went back and all the fuel was on the floor. There's a slow leak in the tank somewhere. The rust from inside the thank is also coming up into the fuel filter.

Pushing it out for the towie I discovered 2 things, 1) It has no brakes. They're there, but not functioning. Glad I didn't get it driving. I wouldn't have been able to stop. 2) This bastard is heavy!

After getting it into storage and having time to give it a solid look over and think about, I've absolutely given up on the "get the body right, then get it running and rego" idea. I'm going to do a complete nut & bolt rebuild. Every single piece of this vehicle will be removed and checked, cleaned/blasted, rebuilt/repainted/re-chromed - whatever is required will be done. Big fan of using original parts over repro stuff, so everything that can be saved & re-used, will - unless it is being upgraded. Currently has drums on all 4's and manual steering. That will change.

I bought myself one of those "pot" type sandblaster's a few weeks back, so I can clean almost everything myself save for the cab & frame.

Not going to even pretend to get this motor running as is. Going to yank it, open it up, and get it rebuilt properly. Same goes for the trans & diff. If I'm going the whole hog on the body, half-arsing the drivetrain is just stupid.

This will not be a build to rival Blackout. Heck, it won't match most the builds on this forum, but it will be thorough. It will be a daily work vehicle so most cosmetic issues will get a pass.



First job starting tomorrow morning is to head over to Bunnings and buy myself some small boxes and storage containers so I can keep everything organised, labelled, etc.

Both batteries for the cordless drill are on the charger, as are my camera batteries. Got a couple A4 books ready to document everything I can regarding what goes where, which direction it faced, what's missing etc.

This will be awesome, so long as it doesn't put me in my grave







Have to take the time to give props to the towie from Coastwide Towing. Helped me push it into the storage shed, which I was intending to do myself. Would absolutely not have been able to do it either, hahaha. As I said, this bastard is heavy!

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Old 22-02-2013, 02:54 PM
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Brilliant Russ - look forward to the progress.
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Old 22-02-2013, 03:00 PM
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Wow Russ, sounds like a big job ahead. I look forward to the progress updates.
By the way, the impala looks sweet, sitting just right at the front.......what springs did you use or does it have drop spindles?
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