NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Post by Lynchy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:06 pm

I'll take one too Cookey. PM me if you get it and I'll get the cash to you!

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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Post by Cookey » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:33 pm

Checked again this morning and the newsagent didn't have any copies on their table so I asked and had a junior on the counter who couldn't help me.
Will check again on Monday and if possible grab whatever is available.
Should be around $12 to $15 with postage. Will keep you posted.
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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Post by DLRA » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:10 pm

Just looked - $34.95 at Angus & Robertson or Dymocks, EBay one second hand for $8 (+$12 postage), a couple selling for full retail
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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Post by DON NOBLE » Mon May 19, 2014 10:14 pm

Look what I have found . A Napier Lion engine of the type used by Wizard Smith . Its in a museum which is in the hands of a community trust about 80 Kms from here . Its just waiting for some one to come along and restore .


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NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Post by Lynchy » Tue May 20, 2014 9:45 am

Fix it up and slap it into the wagon Don!!

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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Post by momec3 » Fri May 23, 2014 9:09 pm

Imagine Carrilos reaction if you ordered a set of those rods :?
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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Post by Cookey » Sat May 24, 2014 8:45 pm

Read the rebuild manual last night for the Meteor V-12 tank engine and realized what we take for granted in rebuilding our race engines!!
Measuring connecting rod bolt stretch is the "in thing" these days.
Back in the 1940's there were up to 4 torque settings/rod bolt length measurements taken during engine assembly on the V-12 engines with any readings outside specifications resulting in the bolt being rejected!!
All this for an engine that turns at at max RPM of only 2600!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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