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  1. "Boat anchor" would probably be a good...

    "Boat anchor" would probably be a good description if it's the truck motor...

    They were also used in the A125 Sheerline and big Princess models of the late forties and early fifties, they would...
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    The highs and the lows... He was heading into...

    The highs and the lows...

    He was heading into Sydney running second or third in the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon and suddenly Bianchi's Citroen was clobbered head-on by some jerks in a Mini. Paddy...
  3. I'm pretty sure you posted that Slant 6 pic...

    I'm pretty sure you posted that Slant 6 pic before, Roger...

    And I think I commented then how difficult it must have been to get to the distributor. But there's room for carbies and that's all...
  4. A 'Healey-Valiant' would have to be powered by a...

    A 'Healey-Valiant' would have to be powered by a Slant 6, they were about 3.76-litres but could stand a lot of boring out.

    But would the engine have been installed as a slant, or vertically? As a...
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    That is really good stuff, Ken... I've never...

    That is really good stuff, Ken...

    I've never seen Molloy with a pipe but he got a lot older after I knew him well. And a good story about the Healey engine promise too.
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    Peter Molloy passes away

    A few months ago Peter Molloy was given a 'you've got about three months' verdict over his cancer...

    Yesterday it became public knowledge that he'd reached the end, though almost nobody has been...
  7. That Ford 'New Beauty' is the same as the one I...

    That Ford 'New Beauty' is the same as the one I went on my first trip to Boggabilla in...

    No it's not! Ours had a spare wheel on a front mudguard. But it wasn't black, it was a very dark blue.
    ...
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    Ahh... Here's the original post by Erol...

    Ahh...

    Here's the original post by Erol Richardson:

    https://forums.autosport.com/topic/51759-aussie-f5000s-where-are-they-now/#entry4977227

    As Erol was the driver of the car when owned by...
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    Which post is that in? I see nothing on page...

    Which post is that in?

    I see nothing on page 4...
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    It's another evidence that few people today can...

    It's another evidence that few people today can think of anything but exaggerated importance of braking areas to improve 'racing'...

    Look at the map of Queensland Raceway to see how that pans out.
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    There was a full article at the time in Racing...

    There was a full article at the time in Racing Car News...

    And a painting of the car in Camel colours on the cover. Jim was pretty good at promotion.
  12. Thread: Toyota 578A

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    I think there were several Japan GPs... A...

    I think there were several Japan GPs...

    A Touring Car Grand Prix and a Sports Car Grand Prix and also the openwheeler Grand Prix which attracted the likes of the Mildren team, Leo Geoghegan and I...
  13. Thread: Toyota 578A

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    I don't know whether or not it's the photo, but...

    I don't know whether or not it's the photo, but it does look a bit stubby...

    And are those wheels from Lola?

    We didn't get much information about this car in the day, I seem to recall that...
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    There's no doubt at all that Frank's stories were...

    There's no doubt at all that Frank's stories were good to listen to, and now to read...

    But sometimes some of the substance wasn't quite right. Here we have the conflict that the regular drivers...
  15. Having two consecutive Manufacturers'...

    Having two consecutive Manufacturers' Championships, first and second places in the Drivers' Championship and a new engine from Repco in the works, Jack could take his pick of drivers...

    And Denny...
  16. Courage's McLaren is the burgundy-coloured car...

    Courage's McLaren is the burgundy-coloured car beside Palmer, is it not?
  17. A little bit of a back-up here: ...

    A little bit of a back-up here:

    https://i.postimg.cc/dQBTxt4V/0719fr-RSbrabhamalfa.jpg
    Actually the Brabham Alfa, not the Mildren Alfa. I think it's Glenn Abbey at the wheel.
    ...
  18. A different (mis)adventure, this one came up too:...

    A different (mis)adventure, this one came up too:

    https://classicoutbacktrial.com.au/craig-obrien-2016-41/

    Not what I'd do if I had a Healey!
  19. I knew that the Healeys I saw the other day were...

    I knew that the Healeys I saw the other day were doing something special...

    So I googled and found on Facebook:



    Check here:
    ...
  20. I was quite surprised to see Healeys today... ...

    I was quite surprised to see Healeys today...

    Driving towards Alice Springs, along a straight stretch of desert road, about eight Healeys in convoy. Fumbled the camera trying to get it up quickly...
  21. We'll see how it goes with Rod... He says his...

    We'll see how it goes with Rod...

    He says his filing system is in disarray.
  22. Unfortunately many of them have disappeared due...

    Unfortunately many of them have disappeared due to web-hosts changes etc. And others have great 'Photobucket' shadows over them.

    But I have asked Rod if he can post them here. He is a Healey owner.
  23. I was referring purely to Rod's work with the...

    I was referring purely to Rod's work with the cartoons...

    There are other Healey cartoons he's done.
  24. Ford and Chevrolet aren't...

    Ford and Chevrolet aren't...
  25. Probably the same as the pistons as portrayed in...

    Probably the same as the pistons as portrayed in the beginning of The World's Fastest Indian...
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