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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:56 pm
After our shift to using V6 Commodore motors I have some questions for the forum.I thought jeez if I can find a tame Scrappy I'll make a standing offer of $200 to rat VN onwards Commodores , get 'em dropped on the nature strip and picked up afterwards ...a good "value adding " prop for a Scrappy .Whaddayaknow! ..I just heard a knock on the door and there's a bloke making me an offer for a car I've got out the front .I said " nah that's stayin' there but I want to talk to you about something else...." No worries !
What else is valuable in those models( VN onwards)? I mean smaller stuff ...we won't be using the injection , computer ,auto or rear end ......It'd be a shame to take what we want to find out that we could have covered some of the cost by ratting out certain bits....any tips????????????
Yell out if it sounds like I might find something you want , I can be bought for very little beer .
I should be able to handle about six replies from the Ford
guys saying , NOTHING!!!
Thanks Racers , Ricers( Dave) , Builders and Bol D`Ors ( when's it comin' Graeme?)
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:47 pm
Be easier finding water on Uranus than finding something to value in a VN.
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:20 pm
HA! ,I worked on the VN assembly line in a past life,,most wagons have something of value hidden in the rear panel beneath the number plate spot,,a pair of good fluffy gloves
(they were usually rolled up and smouldering @ the time they were hidden)
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:03 pm
Were these an kind option so you woul'nt get cold hands pushing your new valuable VN when the fuel pump failed in the winter?
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:20 pm
..no one mentioned checking for change under the seats..or draining the fuel tank..any other ideas?
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:10 pm
$200 , I must've lost me mind...going rate out here in the western suburbs seems to be $125 delivered for a bare long motor...we bought a complete one with ancillaries off a couple who wreck 'em and sell bits on Ebay(thirty odd items up at once)...." I just like pullin' things apart.!." that's what he said....I thought to myself , thats a cheaper hobby than salt flat racin'...........
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:52 pm
I picked up a motor today and after a long time of thinking one would be handy I made an A frame gantry that I can take apart , jeez I hate engine hoists. So I got the V6 dragged it down the drive hoisted it , dropped it in AND.....it fits like, well , something that fits REALLY well !! hell we might even be able to get the air-con going
sounds kind of silly but I was worried that the piece of string we'd used to measure it all up might have shrunk, or....., I dunno ,somethin', but there you go it fits just like it was designed for it.......
...I sat there with , a couple of beers , just starin' at it .
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:28 pm
T'is a good feeling when something comes together
Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:01 pm
we made a little progress today , finalized the front radius arm mounts by putting bungs through the frame tube..(managed to f--- one with the mig) and trimmed the spring eyes off the front of them . We cut the slots in the seat for the harness ,it all seems to go well however looking at the rules and the installation instructions and where we had to put it meant that it would work a lot better without the cross over buckle that goes behind the driver.Quick call to Wayne Mumford and we were sorted ,take off the buckle and mount it square over the shoulders, Wayne is the embodiment of the salt mentality ,always willing to help and a fantastic bloke..and a bit of a smart arse.He gave us the rest of the small tank that he made the screen surround and rear cowl for the Wazavudu from for us to use for same...it was within five percent of what we'd modelled..spooky.He's been a great help with his advice to us and when we first met him , after he'd figured we were in this "build a tank thing " for real , just said "whatever you do you , just keep going"...simple but good advice because very,very,very, occasionally you find yourself thinking...F.M.D.T.I.R.H.W!
A beer for anyone who can tell me what that one means...
Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:22 pm
Something about your dog and this is realy hard work
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:41 am
#### Me Doing This Is Real Hard Work
I'll make that a Melbourne Bitter, served icy cold, on the Wednesday night at the auction..........
Very good class!
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:14 pm
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:56 pm
I've found that not all neighbours understand our hobby!
They really do need to get a real life don't they?
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:41 pm
...yes Chris there is life outside the DLRA , but not as we know it....
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:06 pm
We should be sympathetic, surely these a reason God created Volvos? I think they were for these people.