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  1. Thread: Dinosaurs 1976

    by Paul B
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    Neat race, number 140 John, Hope someone may have...

    Neat race, number 140 John, Hope someone may have some info.
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    I remember going to watch the Lyall Bay/Rongotai bike races at Kingsford Smith Street in the 70s. A few scattered hay bales...
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    Tams old race car site

    Some great pics here.

    http://tamsoldracecarsite.net/?fbclid=IwAR3YBJYCYK56e6iIVSwev7mEcXjYBpFtlslri9kENdw3Qxw2OLoqtThv1to
  3. Hi OF, The race seat is a USA Kirkey, the...

    Hi OF, The race seat is a USA Kirkey, the upholstery cover was not fitted yet, it is a new old stock seat and period correct for the car even though in 1964 they did not have race seats in these...
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  5. I started to fit my diff together, measured the...

    I started to fit my diff together, measured the axles and checked the axle length and found the diff housing has been modified sometime in its life. The offset has been altered, so it has gone off to...
  6. Awesome shots Ken of your namesake. who would...

    Awesome shots Ken of your namesake.
    who would have thought after Ken Miles was finished with it in 65 it would be worth what it is today.
    Cheers
  7. Great pics Ken, Its interesting to see the...

    Great pics Ken, Its interesting to see the differences
    I love the Baldwin Mercs, 24 stud side valve power!
    It would be neat to build one of those.
    Cheers
  8. Engine complete ready to fire. I will connect...

    Engine complete ready to fire.
    I will connect the external oil cooler later, Radiator with a left inlet will also be fitted later

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    Here is a pic of one of the original cars for 1964...
  9. Thanks Roger, A real gem there with all of the...

    Thanks Roger,
    A real gem there with all of the ford part numbers and also shows Holman Moody part numbers so I know what was made at Holman moody that replaced the Ford parts. Hugely useful.

    The...
  10. Thread: Old Race Tracks

    by Paul B
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    Gee, there are some great old bangers in those...

    Gee, there are some great old bangers in those pics above, I love the open cars of that vintage.

    Here is a picture I found of the old Levin race track.
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  11. Holman Moody made a huge amount of changes to the...

    Holman Moody made a huge amount of changes to the car for entry into the Monte Carlo Rally of 1964, but the Falcon needed to remain looking as an OEM production car.
    Ford had to comply with minimum...
  12. Thanks Bruce, I have really enjoyed tinkering...

    Thanks Bruce,
    I have really enjoyed tinkering around with this project, probably why its taken so long to build! Anyway its on the home straight now.

    Dale Mathers from Coastline Automotive has...
  13. Thanks very much Ken, Nice to see it at this...

    Thanks very much Ken, Nice to see it at this stage now... finally! hope you are all well there.
    Cheers

    Thanks Bill, I guess I am trying to emulate what this car would have looked like when it was...
  14. I have completed the body and trim assembly and...

    I have completed the body and trim assembly and the interior also. The wiring is all done and the alternator conversion with diode install is all completed. ready for engine, gearbox and driveline...
  15. A few more jobs done Fitted the front upper...

    A few more jobs done
    Fitted the front upper outer shock tower supports I fabricated earlier
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    Also gave the Borg Warner T10 a birthday, this is the first of the Super T10s with 28...
  16. Thanks Andrew, Getting there... slowly I fitted...

    Thanks Andrew, Getting there... slowly
    I fitted some interior and the front screen with the wipers too, and they work!

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    Also had to buff & polish the 55 year old Stainless trim,...
  17. The Victress was a very cool style, great pics...

    The Victress was a very cool style, great pics Ken, I am enjoying the Fiberglass cars that you are posting.
    The Kellison was also a very cool style and way ahead of its time.

    Cheers
  18. Fitted the anti sway bar and some other parts and...

    Fitted the anti sway bar and some other parts and torqued the front brake and suspension components down, re checked the camber and caster. That completes the front suspension and brakes assembly. ...
  19. I made up all of the front brake lines for the...

    I made up all of the front brake lines for the master cylinder to booster, booster to junction and to front wheels, then fitted them up. I also finished fitting the brakes and torqued everything...
  20. something about the 30s coupes Ken, very cool...

    something about the 30s coupes Ken, very cool machines, they will likely never go out of popularity. Nice pics.
  21. Rotor warping is a real pain especially under...

    Rotor warping is a real pain especially under track conditions , bedding them and heat prepping helps a lot but if the metallurgy is not up to scratch it can be more rotor change outs and reskimming...
  22. No they are not, but they are only decent rotors...

    No they are not, but they are only decent rotors found so far, most of the non grooved ones are not produced from very good quality material. Still looking, these will do for the meantime till I find...
  23. Ken, Love the 29 Roadsters. Great pics!! Cheers

    Ken, Love the 29 Roadsters. Great pics!!
    Cheers
  24. Thanks Bruce, I have been fitting the original...

    Thanks Bruce,
    I have been fitting the original type Kelsey Hayes 4 pot calipers and rotors, Right side, I needed to rework the rotor back plates to fit the HD spindles. These are the same brakes...
  25. Very cool Ken, I love the older hot rods with...

    Very cool Ken, I love the older hot rods with side valve V8s. Great piece of history there
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