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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2017, 12:16:13 AM »
Slow progress the engine builder has started piecing the engine together after many delays.  We missed the wedding deadline but on a positive note I got to drink
 


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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2017, 07:06:27 AM »
Looking good will be worth the wait when its all done like having a new motor. Hope you can afford to run it though petrol was probably around the 20cent mark back in the day when this thing was made. Come to think of it our wages were probably under $100 a week back then so all relevant I guess.

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2017, 07:22:31 AM »
Looking good will be worth the wait when its all done like having a new motor. Hope you can afford to run it though petrol was probably around the 20cent mark back in the day when this thing was made. Come to think of it our wages were probably under $100 a week back then so all relevant I guess.
Yeah and it's a little bit bigger than its standard motor from back in the day 253ci to a 400ci.    Roughly 210hp from the 253 to about 500hp from the 400 he predicts


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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2017, 08:43:30 AM »
Looking good will be worth the wait when its all done like having a new motor. Hope you can afford to run it though petrol was probably around the 20cent mark back in the day when this thing was made. Come to think of it our wages were probably under $100 a week back then so all relevant I guess.
Yeah and it's a little bit bigger than its standard motor from back in the day 253ci to a 400ci.    Roughly 210hp from the 253 to about 500hp from the 400 he predicts


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Did he predict the mileage?

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2017, 10:22:17 AM »
Looking good will be worth the wait when its all done like having a new motor. Hope you can afford to run it though petrol was probably around the 20cent mark back in the day when this thing was made. Come to think of it our wages were probably under $100 a week back then so all relevant I guess.
Yeah and it's a little bit bigger than its standard motor from back in the day 253ci to a 400ci.    Roughly 210hp from the 253 to about 500hp from the 400 he predicts


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Did he predict the mileage?

Possibly double digits if downhill with a tailwind.
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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2017, 09:08:04 PM »
Lol no he didn't.  But he did say it will be better on fuel than his engine he is building at roughly $400 to go 400 meters hahaha


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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2017, 10:32:28 AM »
Well for anyone following this the engines finally back from the mechanic.     
 480hp with 520ft/lb of torque should be able have some fun with that

https://youtu.be/rm4ym0p4FVE


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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2017, 10:38:31 AM »
Absolute BEAST!

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2017, 02:41:49 PM »
Well for anyone following this the engines finally back from the mechanic.     
 480hp with 520ft/lb of torque should be able have some fun with that

https://youtu.be/rm4ym0p4FVE


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Sounds awesome!!
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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2017, 05:05:31 PM »
Very nice Dan what's the ETA on getting it back into the car and on the road ?

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2017, 05:20:04 PM »
No ETA yet hopefully getting out there tomorrow for a tinker


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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2017, 12:24:41 PM »
$800 for a Ford! I think you won  *)*
Nice old school colour on a classic  ^^^

Back in the day...
I remember nearly buying a ford coupe for $1500 but i told the guy it was too much..

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2017, 08:03:27 PM »
Well the engines back in now to install everything else



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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2017, 04:42:07 PM »
Very nice mate  ^^^

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2017, 08:46:52 PM »
Well done mate. Is there ANYTHING you can't restore ?
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