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Brootal
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject:

peddro wrote:
I believe the problem was/is a slight misalignment between crank and gearbox. I was told it's already gone through one gearbox (Saginaw)......but I don't really know for sure.

Rod actually lunched TWO gearboxes. After he got back from Bunbury they pulled everything apart and it took them a whole week of measuring and piss farting around to figure out what was going wrong.

Apparently, Lincoln machine the block and gearbox as one unit and Rod reckons he should've figured that out as the factory stamped the engine number into the gearbox. Of course, Rod put in the Saginaw and made upa a bell housing and as you would expect, they made it square to the back of the block... not good. This caused a misalignment of the crank and gearbox and it kept chewing out bearings and making lots of really loud and ugly rattling noises.

It should all be back together by now and you'll no doubt see it at a rod run near you soon.

peddro wrote:

Personally, I'd chop the cab.....just enough so Boris couldn't get in.

The Rod Rider ALWAYS gets in!!! Bwahahahahaha.....
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:01 am    Post subject:

There is an interesting story behind the adapting of the gearbox and allignment which I spoke to bill mussett about awhile ago. I thought that they had sorted it out with remachining, but obviously not.

who said this was easy!
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Brootal
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 1:03 pm    Post subject:

Flatoz wrote:
There is an interesting story behind the adapting of the gearbox and allignment which I spoke to bill mussett about awhile ago. I thought that they had sorted it out with remachining, but obviously not.

who said this was easy!


What Rod told me was; they had built a bellhousing using measurements off the original block. That block was then sent out for reconditioning and they thought that the back of the block had been squared to the crank. Since they had made the bellhousing to the original measurements, they thought that this was causing the misalignment.

So in the end, although the gearbox was square with the block, it wasn't square with the crank and that's what caused most of the problems.

Does that make sense???
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 1:32 pm    Post subject:

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Does that make sense???


Surpsingly it does! Who'da guessed?!
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:36 pm    Post subject:

[quote="Flatoz"]believe it or not Outback a flathead CAN go over 3k
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yeah, I know, I was just having a dig at my own car really, I've got a 4cyl sidebanger in my A... hehehe. I don't have a tacho, so I don't have any idea what it'll sit on, I suspect somthing around 2K??

I'm thinking I may even need to do a trip out to Castlemain when I'm in Mel to see this pickup of Rods, as I don't think I'll get to any runs in while.

It's always interesting to hear the 'inside' story to a cars build.

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Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2020 10:15 pm    Post subject: Rods Rat Rod

Hey Boris I just went to Castlemaine Rod Shop the other week, and shit thats one cool place. All morning I had a smile ear to ear. I took pics of every car there and bought about 50 bucks worth of stuff.

That place is like Mecca for Hot Rodders. To the people who haven't been yet, GO NOW! it's the best place ever if your into rods.

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Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2020 9:43 am    Post subject:

Yeah, it's a great place. First time I went was around 8 or 9 years ago. Blew me away too. Coolest thing was actually meeting Rod for the first time and only having to pay a buck to see all those cool cars.

Favourite car for me was Peter Swift's bucket which was on display at the time.
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Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2020 1:13 pm    Post subject:

He only got as far as Ararat ( Westen Vic ) whilst on his way to Bunbury.Hassles - some thing to do with gearbox alignment. Got his own truck sent over to meet him. I heard Carol was happier in the truck but still would have been a hoot drivin that thing all the way to WA. alignment problems have been fixed.
As for Diesel Dave you need to keep an eye on that guy - Nice bloke.
Can you believe some guys have canned the Lincoln for being on SR plates. Just because he is a rodder and builds some thing different.
I believed that is what it is all about. Other wise we would all drive red Hyundais ( Ouch ).
Cool23.

Also heard The Castlemaine Rod Shop has been sold. !!!
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Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2020 5:31 pm    Post subject: ROD SHOP

Boris, my favorite car was of course Final Objective. I want to own that car one day. like it says down below, if i won the lotto i spend it buying final objective!
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