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    Doesn't matter if its down-draughts or side-draughts, this car raced with both, so either option is correct. Pure porn either way! Do you have to cut a hole in the bonnet for the carbs?

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    John, tell them about the front crossmember


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    John, When I was a commitee member of the ESCC back in the 70's we had a guy by the name of Dave or David Sharp who was a traveller for Cambridge etc cigarettes, had the HR/HD Holden wagon in cambridge colours as company vehicle ( often see it parked beside tent in some of Ian Peaks pics here ), dont know if he is still around but I do remember him owning/driving one of the early Graeme Lawrence single seaters at early classic events @ Q/town & Ruapuna ( also in Cambridge colours ), someone here might also know him, bet he would still have some memorabilia from that career.

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    John, firstly google `Cambridge Cigarettes Logo' to see the different layouts. Click on the relevant picture to make them bigger. As a bum fluffed 16 year old apprentice, I can recall the dark blue being `Zenith Blue' and the light blue being either `High' or `Sky' blue on the Dulux super enamel brush paint charts, so if you can find some old Dulux paint charts you`ll be able to colour match them in Automotive paint.

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    I thought his name was Bruce Kett?

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    [QUOTE=John McKechnie;32992]Just wondering if any one out there would happen to have one of the Team Cambridge decals from this period , they were stick on and were available at the tracks.
    I want to confirm the colours.

    I can be of some help. I have a decal with no fading though whether this would be accurate enough to pick paint I don't know. I may have more info to come, if you want to PM me your email I'll be in touch. Incidentally I'm not sure if you've noticed but the stripes over the cars on the Saloons were offset ie. not centred. I always thought it was a mistake on just one of them but they all appear to be like it. Looks wrong to my eye because it's only slightly off but I guess if you want to be historically correct you wouldn't change it.

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    And then there are these, a bit bright but i'm sure John will make them look like magnesium as they were.


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    By the way John I remember your Monaro was owned by a guy I know. his name was Quentin Fletcher and he had a butchers shop in Sandringham. He eventually went with a few of my other friends to the US and they all lived in Riverside. He returned about 3 or 4 years ago and apparently lives somewhere in Hamilton. Also just before I bought the siddy I had decided to build my own Sports sedan, so I bought an XW falcon GT 351 4 speed for $3400.00 that had been hit in the rear, repaired it changed it to an XY and repainted it (track red) and fitted aluminum cologne type flares that were bolt on, just in case I needed to convert it back. The rears were some 15 x 15 Mawers with M&H slicks that I bought off Nick Lefting at Greenlane Speedshop for $350 and the fronts were 2 15 x 8 Magnesium wheels with Goodyear slicks the same as the ones in your photo that George Bunce gave me. Just as I got the car to the track the sidchrome popped up so I quickly removed the flares, put all the upholstry back in it and sold it for $7500.00 to a guy Danny Clark who ran it in Prod Supercars for a bit. Nick Lefting sold the wheels and tyres thru GSS for me.

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    That's a good choice John by not removing the opening forever.....old race cars should still show their history. Nice wheels, Cheers Bruce

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    What about getting in touch with the owner of the T70? That must be well researched?

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