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Old 04-18-2012, 04:28 AM
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Australian Willys Nationals

well this was a good time and there were plenty of Willys to pick from 33, 35, 37, 39's and 40 along with 41, the Australians imported the Willys from 1933 and added their touch through TJ Richards, they made 5 window coupes and uts (coupes cut down) the over all winner was a blue 40 gasser looked real good and went for a ride in it, it went as good as it looked note the door and hood don't meet this was Australia's change to the design also
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:08 AM
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Were the Willy's made over there? And were their really "Ute" Willy's made back then?

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edit: LOLOLOLOL, all it took was a quick google, yes they were made! I probably had seen one at one time but my brain is getting full these years. Very cool, I have always loved the Utes.

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I've been trying to jog down notes since Monday night, just so I can remember the various stories Ed related to us. A lot to take in in just 5 hrs., and I don't want to forget any of it!
One interesting tidbit was the story of the Duntov 30-30 cam that I always assumed was a Duntov design for the Corvette. Ed said he was asking Ed Winfield how the heck Duntov had ever come up with such a great cam profile, and Winfield replied that Duntov didn't. It was actually Winfield who was contracted to design the 30-30 cam profile. Isky said as soon as Winfield confirmed it was his he knew it made sense, as it had all the markings of a Winfield designed cam.
He also related how Keith Black had been intimately involved with Mopar to design the reintroduced 426 Hemi for Mopar, and how the engineers at Chrysler had come up with the original hemi design by tearing apart a brand new Oldsmobile V8, and a pair of Ardun heads for a flathead!
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well this was a good time and there were plenty of Willys to pick from 33, 35, 37, 39's and 40 along with 41, the Australians imported the Willys from 1933 and added their touch through TJ Richards, they made 5 window coupes and uts (coupes cut down) the over all winner was a blue 40 gasser looked real good and went for a ride in it, it went as good as it looked note the door and hood don't meet this was Australia's change to the design also

How did you make out Mr.Bruce ??

Look's like it was a good day for sure... I bet you had a smile from ear to ear all day... I would have loved to be there with you..
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:07 AM
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How did you make out Mr.Bruce ??

Look's like it was a good day for sure... I bet you had a smile from ear to ear all day... I would have loved to be there with you..
Hi Randy I had a ball I have the only Willys that I know of within 500 miles but went 3000 miles and two time zones so I could talk Willys all day to people who know temp around 28C each day and they were real good people I know you would have enjoyed their company. I was like a dog with 4 dicks in a street full of power poles !!
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Simple project today. Removing the restrictive grille on my Hilborn style scoop. Pulled the grille and cut the mounting lugs off, then ground down the remainder and smoothed it with a polishing stone.
I like it open, and it should flow a little more air too.
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Got the heads off of my unknown mid-70's 350 to see what I've got. Not much it seems. 1.72 intake valves, 991 heads, and some really "nice" domed pistons Looks like someone on craigslist is going to be the proud owner of something really "special"... I think I'm going to sell the heads separate of the short block in the hopes that these two, unholy forces of small-valved, open chambered heads and domed pistons never meet again.
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Well now technically it was two days ago, but Wednesday evening I worked on cleaning and organizing my basement garage. Put up some shelves and halfway organized my tools. I am still not done, but it is much better than it was. I can get to the underhood area without climbing over everything. I still need to think about the layout and fix the rest of the basement.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:37 AM
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Cleaning up IS working on the car in my opinion. It's like organizing parts to work on it, you have to clean up, you have to make it easy to work, it's getting something done if you ask me.

I HAD to get the lawns mowed last night, plus I got some weeds pulled out in my "wrecking yard" where my truck sheetmetal is being stored. Poor thing, it looked so sad out there with weeds up to it's windows. I also cut open one of my top cylinders so I could do a quick write up on them.

But nothing on the car, this weekend my friends, this weekend I am going to marathon on it and get the irons painted come hell or high water.

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Old 04-20-2012, 08:31 AM
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getting spring fever doing all this yard/garden work
(both the wife and I took next week off to put her garden in and do some other much needed yard work)


back to the spring fever.... I bought a new batt. for my old 81 Kawasaki KZ 550
so I can get it dusted off and running

this a neat, very fun, run around town, little old bike.

I didnt get to ride it last summer, because by the time I got around to getting it out and running again, our summer was over, and it was raining again

thats not going to happen this year

I will be charging up the new batt. today
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:47 AM
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getting spring fever doing all this yard/garden work
(both the wife and I took next week off to put her garden in and do some other much needed yard work)


back to the spring fever.... I bought a new batt. for my old 81 Kawasaki KZ 550
so I can get it dusted off and running

this a neat, very fun, run around town, little old bike.

I didnt get to ride it last summer, because by the time I got around to getting it out and running again, our summer was over, and it was raining again

thats not going to happen this year

I will be charging up the new batt. today
Ride it son, ride it. I wish I would have ridden my bikes more before my back got bad and I had to sell. Now I need to make time to enjoy my T-bucket. It could be driven more than it is, also. Everytime I go for a ride, I ask myself why I don't do this more often.
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Pulled the distributor for my nailhead. Tested all functions on my Sun Dist. tester and recurved it for a performance tuneup.
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I can't for the life of me remember what your nailhead is in?

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Helped my friend with the '69 Firebird replace the front suspension today. After not getting good responses on his Ebay auction. I talked him into removing the fenderwell headers and Shock Wave air suspension, plus the reworked control arms that made it sit nosebleed high in front.
It's sitting stock height now, with all stock components. Kinda wish we'd done the 2" lowering springs too, as stock height is a bit higher than we like even.
Anyway, he'll have to hook up the new headers, and then it's ready to go back on Ebay for another try to see if it's more appealing than the first go around!
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I can't for the life of me remember what your nailhead is in?

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Brian, the nailhead is in a '34 Ford pickup I built. I no longer own the TBucket in my avatar.
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