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Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by OBFB HA/GR, Jan 31, 2010.
Who's coming to the February Nostalgia meet at Willowbank , I can't wait.
Nigel...we would love to be there, but it's a long wet drive and the race car ain't done yet.
Will this be your first run with the new heads?
fully six racing will be there BRO.
with new clutch set up, locker diff , 3 x rebuilt SU carbs and some new
flame throwing header pipes (cant wait for the night time racing)
se you soon nigel
PS no more red lights PLZ
You can count me in despite the recent changes to Rule #13 (motors of Austalian or American origins). I will bring the Pugster down for a run.
Hey teda265...what are you running in that hambster? Looks great!!
The motor is a slant 4 xc 99ci Peugeot with the Hemi styled head.
So i think this maybe one of the first 4 banger HA/GR to be raced?
Hey Tom.. You can put your car on my boat with mine. But you gotta help me row...
Hey Tom & Dick , wish you could make it out here , would be so good to catch up , if you can row hard enough we run again in August .Just need to pack a cut lunch and a thermos of coffee and things are OK.
I will be there in spirit !!!
Nigel... You know that I would love to be there if I could. But with you guys living over 150 miles away, Makes it kinda hard...hehehe.. BTW.. Thanks for the tip on those 94s. Hope someday to be able to return the favor....Dick..
hey Captain Red Light,
we will be there with both cars, cant wait to see you guy's again and do some good racing....im leaving a week before everyone else and will be having a bit off a holiday before the others get there and then stayin up there for another week before i head back... Are you doing the test and tune on the friday nite before the drags?
If Tom & Dick would paddle by Minnesota on the way, I'd hop on board. Got my own oar too. Too bad my name's not Harry.
Good luck and good racing to you guys. I'm envious!
Gotta go shovel snow now.
HAHAHA.. Good one, Bob.. Rowing up stream on the Ol' Mississippi would be a bitch. But coming back sure would be easy.. BTW.. I got a sunburn on my face at the races last weekend.. You Aussie guys have fun and good luck to all......Dick..
Hey Steve , I won't be out there until Saturday morn. I haven't run my car with the new heads yet , so it may be interesting.if you have some spare time it would be good to catch up for a cold drink somtime.
see yah , Nigel.
We need pics,lots of pics....Ok and good luck, you guys have fun !!!!
You guys down under never have snow so why is there an off season. By the way there is still snow on the ground with more to come. It is supposed to get above freezing tomorrow. Roy
Good luck this weekend guys
Amen to that.
All ready to race , my wife Kerry , crewchief.
i hope this link works so you can see some of us at Willowbank Feb 20 .
Great pics Nigel
Nigel, do you have any pics of the front end set up of the first car?
Interesting set up the way the pic was taken.
Hey Robert , when you say the first car , do you mean the green car or the black car , Green car is mine and I have lots of pic's.
Nigel, I'm talking about the black one. It looks like he has really long perch bolts from the spring down to the axle. I can't tell what is below the axle that the bolts are hooked to.
Maybe it is just the picture, but I have never seen a set up like that before, interesting.
And I hate to tell you, I have a bunch of pictures of your car also!!
The 'Black Night' cars both have 'axle limiters' which effectively act like U bolts to limit the suspension movement. From memory their prefference is for the front end to bebasically rigid, but our definition of the rules ask for front suspension, hence the up bolt arrangement effectively gets them the rigid axle, but keeping suspension components. Not sure if it makes a difference to how they feel their cars perform, maybe they can chime in...
The setup on the front end of the car keeps the leaf in constanse compression . my father in the sixtys used this setup he calls it a stabliser . it has a plate on top of the spring with four bolts going down to plates under the axel . . as drefrew said we require front shocks with this setup u dont need shocks. my shocks move less then 1" . ran it without shocks and it was very stable . when i was running late last year the car through the top end was starting to get floatie in the front end (running at bout 102mph) came back to the pits put a feww more turns on the nuts to put more pressure n the string and the floatie ness whent a way.
Rej i will take some more photo's of it and try and get my dad to put a post up explain it as weel he is flatty slapper 67 on here
I would definitely appreciate some pics. Thanks for the info.
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