The Gus bus

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by FR700, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. FR700

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    I'll drive, you navigate and Justin can pee on the tires when we stop for gas? :lol2




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  2. ErictheBiking

    ErictheBiking Been here awhile

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  3. FR700

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    That's pretty funny, given that it used to live up there. The old girl must've wanted to go home :lol3

    One of these days I'll get the pic's off my phone showing her all over the Cape and Gulf up to its arse in bulldust (kinda why the batwing mounts got reinforced).

    Bear's sorta chomping at the bit and has already bartered some TIG work for upgraded brake parts for an Evo'. The parts pile for it (three piece ali' rims, Corbin police solo etc) is getting there. It all depends on how keen the leprechauns want to get.


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  4. Bobmws

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    I had a '65 Classic station wagon. 327, OEM bucket seats, twin stick, one was 3 speed, the other was free-wheel! Thanks for the memory! Of course the steering wheel was on the other side! :rayof
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  5. FR700

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    I had a 287 CI with a slush box, bench/buckets . Good times.
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    Well I was one of the poor folks, had a `64 American with flathead six and a three on the tree!
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    I My ego doesn't get to have a say in what my ass rides.



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  10. Bobmws

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    Bear contemplating fitting this into the current build? Offset or indent the chair........:hmmmmm
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    I'ma leaning towards he wants to go fishing and needs an anchor for his tinnie*.



    *ran when parked, needs some TLC (Tons of Loot and Cash).


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    As you can see above, Bear was feeling pretty laid back and happy with himself just chillin' out like... so I put the slacker to work. You know, coz that's the kinda arsehole that I am.

    Off hand I couldn't think what it was that I should get him to do. So I said to myself "self, give him a complete wank of a job". So I did. Told him to fab' a fairing bracket. Right now you're probably thinking that was too easy for him, so in an effort to encourage less slacking I told him it needed to incorporate isolation mounts, plus, it should allow for tilt adjustment.

    Here's how far he got before he fell asleep. It's a start, so I'll give him that much. But hey, don't tell him I said that, OK?




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  14. brstar

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    Yesterday vwas me old mates birthday...60. Well I suppose that would make him my young mate really.
    Some time ago he was the much overly proud owner of some wheels very close to the above 2 door set.
    He over cooked a tight corner onto a bridge near Katamitite and slid it neatly sideways onto the old bridge but no touchie.
    Trouble was there was no room to drive the car or even rotate it straight! she really was tight.
    Solution? The boys bounced her sideways till clear and continued.
    I wont tell about the eski on the trip to WA just yet, But it funny as.
    The red and black motor.
    It's hard to believe now one of those won the endurance race at Bathurst long time ago, which included beating 351's very convincingly.
    Mind there just happened to 20 or so special cast blocks laying about at the time.
    Can still see was it Peter Brock?
    Setting what was to become a trademark last lap record time while passing a 351 on conrod straight.
    Blitzed it. They tended to blow if run flatout for long though.
    Oh! nice bracketry.
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  15. FR700

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    Tease!!!





    The red motor (179) got rebuilt by two different reputable shops but still leaked oil profusely from the rear main. Drop the sump for a sticky beak... wrong main caps (came from a different motor). Strip, line bore, reassemble, all good.



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  16. brstar

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    Tease? Moi? Nah!
    Ok then the 3 mouseketeers set of on a long journey.
    Well 3 young bucks in a charger.
    The proud owner and his slightly younger uncle along with myself drove the Charger from Shepparton in Victoria to my folks farm near Borden Western Australia, 2200 mls (dad still owns it).
    Chris's mum a lovely lady made us sangers that we put in an eski in the back seat along with a stack of ice.
    Only 2 of us were licensed to drive at that time so Chris drove his pride and joy till he was knackered.
    It took him a good 24 hrs and a flat tire on the dirt stretch near the WA border to achive that.
    I took over just past Eucla in WA.
    Problem was I had been awake for most of the time to and thus my knackered time was close than thought.
    You can guess the result eh!

    Maybe an hr down the very new WA stretch and I was asleep at the wheel, momentarily of course.
    The thankfully very wide stretch of gravel beside the bitumen woke me in time to see a post fast approaching head on.
    I did the obvious wheel flick and slid around the post like hoola hoop on a belly dancer.
    Problem sorted...sort of.
    We are still doing 60mph and sideways with another issue brewing in the back seat.
    It took maybe 3 full slides for me to catch up with the Chargers progressive actions being bright and alert as I wasn't.
    Chris was still totally out of it in the back with eski full of now mostly melted ice.
    The dance was goin like this now.
    Slide to right, and slide to the left!
    Slide to the right and watch that ice water burst the lid clean of the eski and give Chris the shock of his short life.
    Funniest thing I saw in a long time.
    I happened to see Chris gasping in the mirror as he all but drowned in Ice water.
    Wild affro like curly headed man with the most blodshot eyes out on stalks like in the cartoons.
    Talk about a bloody 3d roadmap!
    I was proper awake then so we proceeded as normal.
    Did the trip a few years later with my younger brother in an EH.
    We swapped drivers every tankful with the copilot napping in the backseat.
    35 1/2 hrs. average speed 65 while only doing 70 overall.
    Easiest trip I ever did. And smarter
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  17. mr.spui

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    Ah! The joys of childhood and early adulthood! Borrowed mum's 2600 Torana to visit some "nice young ladies" in Campbelltown. (That may have been an oxymoron.) Going down the Hume, hit a patch of diesel in the rain - a few 360s later came to a stop and the blue light taxi was waiting for me. As he was about to write me out a ticket another car came through the same bend and almost took out the cop car. I got a quick "Fuck off!" and went on my way. The "nice young ladies" were very nice. The joys of youth!
  18. Bobmws

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    There's usually a pretty good discussione regarding welding on this and a few other threads. I'll just drop this here.....:eyes
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    And yes I realize it's not structural!
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  19. kshansen

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    Well the ones holding the two "X"s together would be.

    Don't think I would want to have been holding on that ax handle when it hit the "log"!
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  20. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Just thought you could log on and thread crash Huh?
    Was talking to my neighbour yesterday.
    He is working for an outfit that is doing research and developement into 3d metal printing.
    Apparently they can scan and reproduce that log accurately.
    Oh and sell you the machinery to do it also.
    Interesting tech.
    Had chip in with that.
    Logging out.
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