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    Yes, a 3000 head weighed 112lbs... Have I ever...

    Yes, a 3000 head weighed 112lbs...

    Have I ever related the change it made to Ross Bond's 3000 when they fitted the alloy head?

    Ken Webb dynoed it and it was down a few horsepower over their...
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    At least enlarging it to 4.2-litres would have...

    At least enlarging it to 4.2-litres would have taken away some of the massive weight of that truck engine...

    The front shocks would have been happy about it.
  3. The valve angle is obviously 'old school' and...

    The valve angle is obviously 'old school' and extreme compared to modern engines...

    But anyone who does that sort of thing is worthy of commendation.
  4. The underpinnings of Formula Junior there? ...

    The underpinnings of Formula Junior there?

    When the desire to race is strong and the wallet is skinny, there has to be an answer and this was obviously one answer.

    Keep 'em coming...
  5. The A99s were the later (A60, Freeway etc) shape,...

    The A99s were the later (A60, Freeway etc) shape, Roger...

    The A95 and A105 were the same shape, the A99 and A110 were the later style. Wolseleys too, 6/99, 6/110.

    The A99 with the 3-speed and...
  6. I have never seen an A110 (or A99) wagon, only...

    I have never seen an A110 (or A99) wagon, only sedans...

    Did you also have the Morris Marshals in NZ? It came as a wagon as well as the A95 and A105.
  7. And the A99 discs on the A95...

    And the A99 discs on the A95...
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    Clever use of tin snips there... Wouldn't that...

    Clever use of tin snips there...

    Wouldn't that make you wince?
  9. Different castings for the larger bores... I...

    Different castings for the larger bores...

    I wonder if they had 'siamesed' cylinders like the later engines when they were ultimately enlarged?

    Externally similar, of course, dimensionally...
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    Now that's a different storey... It might...

    Now that's a different storey...

    It might depend on whether it was your second or third.
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    It certainly would have been! A new Chevrolet...

    It certainly would have been!

    A new Chevrolet V8 was a little over $2,000.
  12. Look forward to that... The first usage of the...

    Look forward to that...

    The first usage of the 4-cyl version of that 6, the reason it was built, was as a replacement for Jeep engines made locally so they didn't take up shipping space.

    Then:...
  13. "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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  19. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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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