Meanwhile keeping strictly out of the pub, Vincent Spong combo

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wildebeest90210, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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  2. Garry Mayfield

    Garry Mayfield AHRMA 20z

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    That's an easy fix with these things. I am floored by all the buckets and other rod types in right drive countries, especially NZ. My FB bucket site is full of NZ right drive rods. Sure takes some getting used to. My buddy has a right drive Landrover. The car-hops at the drive-in hamburger joints just stand and look trying to decide what side gets the order.
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  3. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Who knew there was a tractor hot rodding fraternity ( other than tractor pulls ) Not me, that's for sure. I love them.
  4. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Thank you gentlemen, I have now found the perfect excuse to buy a tractor, cruising the back roads around here should be entertaining!
  5. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Definitely out of the pub, stricken with terrible man-flu.
    For the Vinnie I did get stuff out for vapour blasting and my new big end(s) arrived.
    £10 for 3+ new bearing assemblies!! These Vincent spares are way cheap. So cheap I bought myself a present, a new CRKT garlic slicer :D
    I maybe should have saved cash, I think I really need a ball bearing lock up clutch for Banshee motor :bluduh

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  6. lobolator

    lobolator Been here awhile Supporter

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    As a white water paddler I know CRKT and I was like huh? Then I scrolled down.
    Nice!
  7. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Here you go, middle of the north island NZ about 1976, not my T bucket (272 Y block, homebuilt with glass bucket) and me with hair! Where did those years go?

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  8. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    And Cheviot Hot Wires ! You look pretty clean there mate...I was on the more greasy side.
  9. Garry Mayfield

    Garry Mayfield AHRMA 20z

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    Quick departure, but @Wildebeest I am confident you are ok with it since it is really all things cool, fun and unusual. So, @Chrismanagement identified a Y block. I like them, a lot. Had several hot-rodded when I was a teenager. Built one, a 312 and slipped it into a 1957 slammed short bed Ford pickup. Had it from 1970 to 77 or so. Wasn't real fast, but when you got the L-60 tires spinning it was burn baby burn. Had a set of these valve covers. They are too good. Found on late fifties Mercury Turnpike Cruisers. What's not to like when you have cast aluminum, engine lathe turning and low volume production.

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  10. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    V8's were thin on the ground in NZ those days...cars were kept on the road a long time, and a Yank Tank would need to be a write off before a V8 engine ended up on the market. So any ohv V8 was worth some coin, even a 272. I remember a nice rail built in the late '60's, it had an International V8, from a truck...the only way to get a large capacity V8.
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  11. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    You can't de-rail a train that's already de-railed. :-)

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  12. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Had me a Y block in my first car at 15 years old, a 1961 Ford Starliner.
    Brought it home in three major pieces.
    The main body drug home behind a wrecker.
    Next was the engine swung from the wrecker chain and stabbed the engine home.
    The front fenders and hood locally referred as the "Dog House" came home in the back of a pick up.
    Learned a lot and build a lot of confidence on that build.
    Had it running for my 16th birthday.
    Our Y blocks were 292 and 312.
    312 a cop motor or T-Bird.
    Don't see the Y block around much any more.
    Very distinct sound at start up.
    Photo not mine car.
    Had mine painted Dark metallic green with black roof.

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  13. motu

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    Did people think that you looked like John Peel? Maybe he was not well eneough known in NZ.
  16. Wildebeest90210

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    I'm guessing it was also legal to marry a 15 year old in NZ back then? I might point out that JP married in Texas and is therefore not a paedo!
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    It's 18 in Texas, 16 with parental permission. Same as England. NZ focuses more on actual species according to my Australian friends. Something about the difference between a lamb and an actual sheep. I couldn't quite follow.
  18. Fast Idle

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  19. Wildebeest90210

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    John Peel married in 1965 so I guess back then in Texas that was fine as long as it was with your cousin.
    I got confused about the sheep thing when down under. Had a Stevedore mate in Aus who referred to the sheep transporters coming in as the 'Kivi love boats' Now when in NZ they were referred to as the 'Aussie love boats'.
    Confusing indeed.......
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  20. Fast Idle

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    Geeze guys, I can't even finish my morning coffee! :photog