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gregwapling
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Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:45 am    Post subject: Hot Rod Internet - Shop Crawl 2004/5

Had an email yesterday from a rodder who has some American friends coming to Oz for the summer. He was wanting to know what events were on and what was good to go to. Gave him a whole heap of stuff, as well as making the offer to run a hot rod shop crawl similar to the one we did in between the 2003 Geelong Nationals and the 2 Bay Run.
I'm guessin that these guys from the US aren't the only one's interested, so I'm just putting out some feelers to see what sort of response we get.

There is the chance that we may run a couple of these shop crawls as the guys at hotrodhotline.com are organising a tour for the 2005 Nats and will be going on the Chainsaw Bob Cruise up to the Nats.

If you want to have a look at the places we went last time check out the Hot Rod Tours pages.
2 Days of crusin around Melbourne. Day 1 we went to Vintage and Classic Garage, Shannons, Holden Special Vehicles and Bradfords Badges. Day 2 was Antique Tyres, Classics, Mustangs and Rod Stop, Mc Donald Brothers Racin, Aussie Desert Cooler, Deuce Customs and True Colour Restorations. It sure was a lot of fun!

I know the guys at Castlemaine have already produced a brouchure for rodders touring around up there. So you can see it's quite easy to fill 3 or 4 days with activities.
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devilrod
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Location: Cranbourne North

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:00 pm    Post subject:

Sounds real good Greg.
Give me some dates and I'll see you there!
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Cool23
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Location: Castlemaine, Australia

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:56 pm    Post subject:

Greg, I put together the contact directory for Castlemaine. If you would like a copy let me know and I will e-mail to you.
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Carps
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Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:04 am    Post subject:

I'm in!
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Cool23
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Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:26 pm    Post subject:

Carps.
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Into Everything.
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Stovebolt
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2020 12:08 am    Post subject:

Greg, is this the guy with the 39 coupe with an inliner in it, whose daughter lives in Apollo Bay?

As you can guess - he has contacted me too!!

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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject:

Cool23 wrote:
Carps.
The Problem is you are like a Big Dog at Breakfast.
Into Everything.
Cool23

You're prolly right there and I often bite off more than I can chew, but then life's too short to be sitting around suckin yer thumb.

Had a good long discussion with Mick Dascolli about how I might be able to help him with his new venture on the teevee. He's got a few episodes in the can already and the show will be going to air in September. It's all I needed to justify the purchase of that new, high end video camera I've had my eye on for a while.
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Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2020 1:13 pm    Post subject:

Hey Carps I have to agree life is to short not to have fun.
So just get the Rod out and drive it and what fun would it be if you did not have / make your comments ??? Say how is that Toyota V8 going ?

Almost forgot to mention again if any one wants a contact guide for Castlemaine Street Rod related business / places to visit, I am the one to be in touch with.
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2020 4:45 pm    Post subject:

Cool23 wrote:
Say how is that Toyota V8 going ?


The one in the red truck?

It's changed since you saw it at Ballarat, now has a custom fabbed manifold with a GM blower mounted on top. Should be back on the road this weekend for shakedown and tuning.

Not to mention, scarin little old ladies, SBC and SBF drivers.
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2020 5:22 pm    Post subject:

Yes the one in the Red Truck....... Blown now I can not wait to see it next.
Well when I get my 5.9 Litre monster going in the 49 truck perhaps we can have a drag !!! and to give you a better idea what I am doing just have a look at this web site www.cumminsracing.com they have a dragster doing 8.75 @148 MPH.running on green fuel I should add. The 1932 Roadster on the website being built for the salt looks nice too.


I think I'll have more fun scarin big block owners. I should add it is Injected and Blown. icon_peelout.gif

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Carps
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Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject:

Even with only low boost, it lights the rear tyres instantly.

There's a vaccuum leak in the fabricatd maanifold that affected it's performance on the dyno yesterday and the manifold pressure was not enough to get the best result, so there's some work still to be done..

It's even louder than before so the front pipes will be changed to a crossover system to try and block out some noise. The blower setup will be altered to deliver around 6 to 8lbs of boost and of course the vac leaks fixed. Likewise there's a bit of reprogramming of the auto trans need to be done as it is now reluctant to shift back to first for launch (the anti squat system starts it in 2nd then is meant to instantly shift back to 1st as the vehicle starts to move), so we might just remove that and get it to stay in low gear. SSo what if it squats a bit under accelleration.
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Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2020 1:35 pm    Post subject:

Carps,
I wait to see how it all sorted out for you. Sounds nice.
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