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by BIG GAZ
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Shaguar
Replies: 629
Views: 161772

Re: Shaguar

I have a number of projects on the run at the moment with three engine rebuilds being done in three different cities in two states. The Falcon is the third priority as the other two need to be finished by Feb next year. I think it is unlikely at this stage unless I win the lottery and can farm the w...
by BIG GAZ
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Shaguar
Replies: 629
Views: 161772

Re: Shaguar

No he didn't. He is talking about the ED Falcon look alike. Getting two trailered cars to the salt will be problematic, and expensive. I might have to get another bus!
GAZ
by BIG GAZ
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Shaguar
Replies: 629
Views: 161772

Re: Shaguar

The NA V12 is being stripped and checked in Geelong. Big valves, head work, bored and stroked to about 6 ltr, 12:1 comp, Manley H beam rods, forged steel crank. I am just chasing up some camshafts at the moment then it can be buttoned up and brought home to Sydney where I will do the fuel rails and ...
by BIG GAZ
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Harky,

"so far 120mph for$2000---imagine how fast I can go for $20,000"

now that is an example of logarithmic growth!
...just sayin'

GAZ
by BIG GAZ
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

If two wraps of 100mph tape increases the rating to 200mph then it is not exponential. It is linear.
Just saying...sorry, couldn't help myself.
:)
by BIG GAZ
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

That's gunna be one fast pallet!
by BIG GAZ
Sat May 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Onward and upward
Things could always be worse!
Gaz
by BIG GAZ
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Guys
It was pleasure meeting you and the team finally. Thanks for taking the time to answer all my questions re your build. Next year will be very exciting'
GAZ
by BIG GAZ
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: APOLIGY TO ALL MEMBERS AND RACERS
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Re: APOLIGY TO ALL MEMBERS AND RACERS

Good on you mate.
See you soon buddy
GAZ
by BIG GAZ
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

More than correct!
by BIG GAZ
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

I cant agree more. A dyno run under load for 3 minutes should give you an idea if you have enough oil capacity. There are definitely benefits to a dry sump system with 3 gallons of oil. I know first hand how much this can hurt parts. Oil temp is generally not a problem because there is very little h...
by BIG GAZ
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Shaguar
Replies: 629
Views: 161772

Re: Shaguar

It is an XJL not the lowly XF. The 5ltr Supercharged SuperSport engine is staying where it is. I am getting the 7.4ltr stroker crank for the V12 ground down to Chev small journal pin size. If it cleans up at that good, we can work with piston pin heights and rod lenghts. That's where it gets interes...
by BIG GAZ
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

That first coat of gloss can be quite disappointing after hours of filling and rubbing back. I know I was first time around. Looks like you have done a great job of getting it straight.
Remember a roof chop makes the roof line even more visible to the discerning eye. Job well done.
GAZ
by BIG GAZ
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Fantastic effort. The feeling you get when you have a seemingly insurmountable problem, think about it and sleep on it for days and come up with a solution is priceless. I think that feeling of anxiety with final exhilaration is what keeps our minds active and youthful. It also provides a release fr...
by BIG GAZ
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 190
Views: 36946

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Looks great. You guys don't muck around! A couple of things. I cant see the bottom seat mount properly but it looks like 3mm flat which would not be strong enough. The top seat mount could bolt into the taxi/shoulder bar. I notice the unwelded vertical bar behind the LHS of the seat- I imagine you w...