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Old 09-18-2011, 11:43 PM
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Right, does Canada till use these weight terms ?
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Right, does Canada till use these weight terms ?

Even with all the metric BS up here, we still buy steel by the pound and CWT.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:22 AM
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Right, does Canada till use these weight terms ?
I honestly don't recall the last time that I've heard, much less, used that term.

I suspect that it was back in the 60's or 70's ... probably used in the context of grain or cattle in market reports. (Dad managed a rural grain elevator back in those days.)
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Wondering if 5CWTīs van is that weight or that is the weight it would have been designed to carry.
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there are 20 cwt"s in 1 ton,so a little fordson van is built to carry 1/4 of a ton!
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Whatīll it carry when itīs done, a six pack ?
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Five hundred pounds of beer may be a few bottles more than a six pack.
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Not built to carry,although only weighing 800kgs with a jag axle,289 motor and 400lb rear springs itl now carry me from 0-60 in 3 secs
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:59 PM
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With that low weight it should go like stink.
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more pics and "stock heads over after market heads"

Some more pics of "Britains Fastest Van" being built. Engine is currently stripped and being fitted with heavily ported stock heads amongst other goodies new kieth black 116 pistons and a comp xe268h cam any of you guys using a 289 with mods? *** Ive been looking closely at some after market heads this week as im looking to upgrade the power output of my 289 ford hipo engine,I work on the philosophy that if you cant make it or modify it then steal it or buy new! But only as a last resort!!!

The heads ive been looking are edelbrock RPM,trick flow and afr"s.My own stock heads are 289 ford and have come to the conclusion that Ģ1200 in UK for a pair ( minimum ) is not good value for money. Comparing the inlet ports the size and shape is exactly the same as the stock ford,combustion chamber shape and size the same,valves in the aftermarket heads are bigger but are not always necessary,some people over valve their heads leading to sluggish bottom end response and poor vacuum,the only real difference is the exhaust ports being that on stock heads they have a very poor flow rate caused by casting lumps and badly designed shape,this can easily be rectified by a simple porting job,so what are we paying for exactly,the fact that they"re made from aluminium? big deal,the fact they have huge valves,big deal,the fact they have a 5 angle valve job? big deal.
In my opinion a set of correctly ported standard heads which will cost you about Ģ58 for the dye grinder/stones and carbide burrs, matched to the correct pistons and camshaft are as good as any after market heads ( in the case of a ford windsor v8 ) that is,whats your opinion and experience???
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Somebody put your steering wheel on the wrong side.

J/K ... Looks like a lot of fun!
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Somebody put your steering wheel on the wrong side.

J/K ... Looks like a lot of fun!
Hi,cheers it is going to be a promotional vehicle as well as a road rocket! I am an Inventor and have just patented a new golf putting device for practising on grass! Pic not included until release date
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That van is very cool. I like how you are thinking outside the box. Keep up the good work and more pix please,lol.
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That van is very cool. I like how you are thinking outside the box. Keep up the good work and more pix please,lol.
cheers,more updates in the coming weeks!
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Can't wait to see it finished
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