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by Zaltrennwagen
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 5517

Re: ebay

The record of that cars chassis number is somewhere in Canberra but because the people empployed there find it simpler to look in the computer base they only relate to that. I had a car called a Palladium,built in the UK in 1923. it was imported to WA in 1924 and the record exists in Canberra of thi...
by Zaltrennwagen
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Queensland Floods
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Queensland Floods

I've just got home after being trapped up north in the Floods visiting family and so on around Gladstone and other wet places. I saw Leroy Yelavitch at Emerald on the ABC new resplendent in his DLRA T shirt.. gladly he was dry and as someone who worked in the mines around there i can vouch for what ...
by Zaltrennwagen
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Possible V project. barn find heh heh ...
Replies: 0
Views: 2093

Possible V project. barn find heh heh ...

Open to offers and swaps . #152 . Originally built for C/Str with a 354 Hemi, ( the first early Hemi to run on the salt in OZ) It's a T style frame with plate floor, a rolling chassis With a 27 chev tourer cut down to a roadster and a track nose . It's been lying here for 10 years now and i'm sick o...
by Zaltrennwagen
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 5517

Re: ebay

Regardless of the end use for the vehicle you will still need a permit to import it into Australia before any shipping company will put it into a container these days. This makes the proposition of buying a car or bike for racing off of such places as Ebay very risky. Whilst the deal may look very ...
by Zaltrennwagen
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Water Injection
Replies: 37
Views: 29286

Re: Water Injection

No, what i meant was that you do not cool the air intake on a diesel because it is the heat from the compressed air ( on the compression Stroke) which ignites the diesel charge. You don't want to cool the intake charge down. Being in Australia I guess you have never had to try and start a Diesel in...
by Zaltrennwagen
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Water Injection
Replies: 37
Views: 29286

Re: Water Injection

No, what i meant was that you do not cool the air intake on a diesel because it is the heat from the compressed air ( on the compression Stroke) which ignites the diesel charge. You don't want to cool the intake charge down So please tell me why we run intercoolers on turbo charged diesels?? Thanx ...
by Zaltrennwagen
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Side mounted engine
Replies: 5
Views: 4897

Re: Side mounted engine

My rule book was printed in 1997 so I need a new one :wink: but after perusing the IMSA supermodified rules ( they have sidemounted BBC's) I have been thinking of not running a flywheel at all. A shaft connected to a clutch device on a transaxle will allow me to sit the engine further forward becaus...
by Zaltrennwagen
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Australian Land Speed Racing History
Topic: "THE ENTERPRISE "
Replies: 14
Views: 9518

Re: "THE ENTERPRISE "

Very Very interesting picture Greg. BY the look of the flooring that picture was taken on one of the sloops that they used to sail the car to and from Auckland as the roads were not of any standard to tow the car up there. Also from the stains on the front cowl the chicken coop has been " on and go...
by Zaltrennwagen
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: THE LAKE WITH NO NAME
Replies: 42
Views: 15675

Re: THE LAKE WITH NO NAME

I watched the TV show about Bob Jane. I wonder if he would allow speed trials in the Thunder dome? The man needs an excuse to smile again. http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/05/28/bobjane470_narrowweb__300x319,0.jpg Europe has seen speed trials done in the same type of track. Such as this,the Forme...
by Zaltrennwagen
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Australian Land Speed Racing History
Topic: "THE ENTERPRISE "
Replies: 14
Views: 9518

Re: "THE ENTERPRISE "

theres a lot of pics in the Government Archives in both Australia and new Zealand. http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=52363 http://find.natlib.govt.nz/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?dscnt=0&vid=TF&dstmp=1291948867783&docId=nlnz_tapuhi919206&fromLogin=true http://fin...
by Zaltrennwagen
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Australian Land Speed Racing History
Topic: "THE ENTERPRISE "
Replies: 14
Views: 9518

Re: "THE ENTERPRISE "

Dont forget the fantastic Napier Railton Race car . It also has a W12 engine . Napier Railton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPLnkuNPPbU Another was the Napier bentley Napier Bentley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz-ndmD7jTM napier built a lot of different engines in some amazing configurations suc...
by Zaltrennwagen
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Side mounted engine
Replies: 5
Views: 4897

Re: Side mounted engine

Thats what i was thinking. The engines are long so the flywheel and trans will in a plane behind the rear of the seat. if i mount the engine beside me ,there is plenty of room to go forward in the driving position. I've seen three different cars go up with blown flywheels. It happens in a microsecon...
by Zaltrennwagen
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Side mounted engine
Replies: 5
Views: 4897

Side mounted engine

A lot of effort has been put into side mounted engines over the years (the engine beside the driver) and because I have several Vintage engines (L6's) here i am thinking of building a chassis with the engine canted over or laying flat beside the driver. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?. i envi...
by Zaltrennwagen
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: BOSS STREAMLINER S/UF 925
Replies: 336
Views: 157375

Re: BOSS STREAMLINER S/UF 925

Is that ballistic alloy you have used for the bulk head?
I remember the ACC workshops now. I left Auckland in 1977. ( South Auckland actually I flatted with some guys from Papakura rod club at Drury) .
by Zaltrennwagen
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 5517

Re: ebay

Bring it in a parts car,not a car that is going to be registered . You shouldn't need to worry about mods etc because it would be outside the rules and is never going to see a roadworthy test. . The duty is only 10% ( over 15 years old?) . Cleaning on the wharf ( a friggen scam!!) should only be $15...