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posted on July 1st, 2016 at 03:32 PM



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There's some damn quick machinery behind you, Mac. :tu:

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Seems like you smashed almost everything else. :)

BTW, love to see some other pics of the car.




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posted on July 1st, 2016 at 11:46 PM



going to get a gopro for the next race meet! There was a photographer there Ill try and get some pics from him!



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posted on August 8th, 2016 at 08:32 AM



Took No.8 for a run on sunday at the driver training centre at logic centre barnawartha. Had a blast! Have some footage that ill post up soon. 7th outright, best lap time 58.58. Once the tyres get up to temp they are awesome, but you have to drive it with the throttle!



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posted on August 8th, 2016 at 12:27 PM



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... you have to drive it with the throttle!


That's what the bloody thing's there for. :yes:

I'm proud of ya, young fella !




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posted on August 8th, 2016 at 01:18 PM



Hey greg, i can show you a short cut on posting pics!
who can change the attachment thingy on this site??? for example the melburg-luft site is sooo easy why are we in the darkages here??
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posted on August 8th, 2016 at 05:02 PM



I recon some nice specy pics of the old no#8 would b good too.ill enjoy them not to sure about the rest of the narrow minded "oops i meant beamed" peeps will..:lol::crazy:

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posted on August 8th, 2016 at 05:31 PM



I like it, Chris...:yes:

Glad you didn't mention the drop kicks...oops, I meant spindles. :smirk:




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posted on August 8th, 2016 at 07:41 PM



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I like it, Chris...:yes:

Glad you didn't mention the drop kicks...oops, I meant spindles. :smirk:


Funny ol bugger you are:lol
Is the car still running your fandingo suspension greg
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posted on August 9th, 2016 at 01:41 AM



Hi Fabo the car is basically the same as greg had it, all i have done is a new seat and steering wheel that fits me! and i moved the battery and extinguisher inside and replaced the fuel tank with a fuel cell to move a bit more weight onto the passenger side front wheel, I did the corner weights and it was pretty light on the passenger side front.



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posted on August 9th, 2016 at 06:49 AM



You mean HEAVY on the DRIVER's side ? :yes::lol:



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posted on August 9th, 2016 at 07:20 AM



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You mean HEAVY on the DRIVER's side ? :yes::lol:

Yes you are right! I could shave a few kilos off the drivers side but that means no more rib eyes! That aint going to happen! By relocating the battery and fuel tank we shifted 30kgs to the passenger side, got a few more little tweaks to do! Then some full slicks are in its future! Was thinking of putting the oil filter up front too, What do you reckon Greg?




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posted on August 9th, 2016 at 08:06 AM



You've got the ball now, Mac...nun with it !

I like your "little tweaks" approach. :tu: Moving the filter up front was on my list. That's where I had it in 1963, on the 'old' No.8. [behind the cooler].

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posted on August 9th, 2016 at 09:20 AM



Glad your having a blast Mac,shame u weren't at valla,would of loved to say bday..
I did same as what your doing with my old red 64,try and shift weight to the left to compensate for us fatties...it's probably impossible to get a beam front end balanced right.....what was the weight of the car??
I weighed my blue one I built minus gearbox and engine and came in at I think 490kg.its single skin etc....so with my bike engine transplant I hope it will be around 650kg...or less,hoping!

Whats the engine specs?
Lsd?
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posted on August 9th, 2016 at 09:33 AM



Hi Fabo with me in it it went 820kgs Im only a little fella of 120kgs. As far as I can tell the engine is a 2276, K8 cam, wet sump, pulls nice to 6000rpm, Will give it a refresh over summer if i have time. Gearbox is nice 3.8 2.06 1.42 1.12 3.875 full spool. Was all set to go to valla but bloody work has gone mad! Awesome photo Greg!



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posted on August 9th, 2016 at 11:42 AM



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Hi Fabo with me in it it went 820kgs Im only a little fella of 120kgs. As far as I can tell the engine is a 2276, K8 cam, wet sump, pulls nice to 6000rpm, Will give it a refresh over summer if i have time. Gearbox is nice 3.8 2.06 1.42 1.12 3.875 full spool. Was all set to go to valla but bloody work has gone mad! Awesome photo Greg!


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posted on September 23rd, 2016 at 04:49 PM



Taking No8 out for a blast on Sunday back at Wilby speedway. Have not done much to her this time, but Ill be able to find second this time and its going to be a bit warmer than last time, should make for some quicker laps hopefully! Looking to stir up the big boys some more!



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posted on September 23rd, 2016 at 05:14 PM



have the flood water gone down yet?
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posted on September 24th, 2016 at 05:33 AM



The Murray is still in flood but around Wilby should not be too bad. North of here is copping it now! It has been a damp winter! Supposed to get a bit of rain tonight but not much hopefully!



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There might still be a bit of rubber on the track but probably off line
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posted on September 26th, 2016 at 11:19 AM



Hello number 8.Can any one tell me where the shifter knob comes from,and or have you a spare one i can buy,please
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posted on September 26th, 2016 at 03:59 PM



Which one ?



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posted on September 27th, 2016 at 01:29 AM



Which nob?



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posted on September 27th, 2016 at 06:19 AM



Righto! Had 4 sessions at Wilby on Sunday. Not as many cars out there this time around, Rained early morning but cleared up just in time. First session was all good trying to get some heat into the tyres, checked the tyre pressure and bumped them up a bit for the next blat! Prob should have left them there as when i came in next they were at 35psi. Dropped them back down. Next session was great, getting out there behind a mate in a Silvia with an LS, big brakes and huge semi slicks, we were pretty much on par. I just pipped him! Tyres were on song by now, everything was feeling great, the silvia was doing a bit of show pony stuff coming onto the straight, so I thought I would give it a bit too! I can tell you No8 is not a great drift car but it was fun to be side by side giving it heaps! A long lunch let everything cool down and I think it was a bit too cool as the 4th session I was not able to better my times. Came 4th outright. Pretty chuffed!



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Nice going, Mac. :yes:

They 'made me' take the Cooper Porsche to Wakefield Park, for the VSCCA Historic Races a week ago.
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posted on September 27th, 2016 at 07:05 AM



Very nice Greg! Cold at Wakefield?



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posted on September 27th, 2016 at 07:11 AM



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Very nice Greg! Cold at Wakefield?

Sure was...and WET on Sunday [18th].

Almost drowned in the 2nd race ! You blokes with roofs don't know how lucky you are. :lol:




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posted on September 27th, 2016 at 07:55 AM



Had a bit of a wide exit on the hairpin! water water everywhere! no wipers made me have to drive faster! Was not going to lift!



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posted on September 27th, 2016 at 08:04 AM



The good thing about Rainex...the faster you go, the better it works. :yes:



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posted on September 27th, 2016 at 11:05 AM



Which one,The shifter nob like in page one photos.Thankyou
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