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    #16
    Originally posted by PHULL View Post
    just out of interest where did you get the program for that?
    http://www.susprog.com/

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      #17
      Ahh, walnut glow xb gs fairmont...mine was walnut glow too....the memories!
      A slow day at the track is better than any day in the office.

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        #18
        Hey XB...cool.

        Where do you race it? What series?

        What would a bloke expect to pay for something like that?
        http://www.larryscustomcycles.com.au

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          #19
          At this stage I'm looking at running in OZ Boss and perhaps Australian Formula Two in NSW. It's starting to get pretty close to being back on the tarmac. In the long run I intend to return it to it's original form and race in Historics. ie return it to this:




          An Australian Formula Two will cost between $25k to $40K. Occasionally cheaper cars come on the market, but by the time they are up to scratch they are no cheaper. Here are a few on the market now:

          ASP
          http://www.my105.com/classified.asp?id=7512

          Cheetah mk7
          http://www.my105.com/classified.asp?id=6933

          Elfin 622, built when twincams were allowed.
          http://www.my105.com/classified.asp?id=7248

          Cheetah Mk6, sold a few years back
          http://www.race-cars.com/carsold/oth...6/af2mk6ss.htm
          http://www.race-cars.com/carsold/oth...6/af2mk6ss.htm
          Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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            #20
            Originally posted by xbgs351 View Post
            A mate of mine who used to race a Formula 2 Kadaitcha sent me that link the other day. Was inspired to get back into it.

            Cal.
            The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Cal View Post
              A mate of mine who used to race a Formula 2 Kadaitcha sent me that link the other day. Was inspired to get back into it.

              Cal.
              I have seen that car numerous times at historic meets and it looks very neat and tidy. Within Group Q/R the old AF2 cars are very close. Lately the ASP, a Birrana and a Hardman have had great battles.

              http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/re...5/2007.WINT.P8
              http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/re.../2007.WINT.R39
              Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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                #22
                Took the car back to the tub last week. Here is a photo of the front of the engine:




                The front of the tub:




                And just how light is the tub? Well it happly sits on two pieces of styrene.

                Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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                  #23
                  Have you been racing it since you last posted in August?
                  The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

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                    #24
                    Not yet. I pulled her apart to clean out the oil tank & deaeration tank and to get access to some hard to reach rivets. The oil tank had a little bit of sludge in it, but no foreign materials. Another mk7 owner lunched an engine from rubbish in the oil tank and I wasn't going to risk that happening.

                    I got to drive yet another mk7 at Wakefield last year, but modern fuels had made the foam in the fuel cell rot and bits of foam where blocking up the fuel filter, so it didn't want to rev out.
                    Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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                      #25
                      Pardon my ignorance, but what's with the ridiculously narrow tires?

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                        #26
                        so you can push it around and get it onto trailers etc, racing tyres are wide, its done commonly with gokarts too.

                        and for skidz

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                          #27
                          top stuff dude how do you find working with solid rivets. Also where do you guys get your nose cones from? no doubt someone in vic has moulds for them.
                          Originally posted by Marv
                          "1000 safari suits and matching blunderbuss, along with a 1:56 scale diorama of a porn movie set" was what I originally figured you were hiding, but I'm guessing it's probably an E30.

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                            #28
                            The transport wheels are also larger in diameter which makes the car easier to get onto the car trailer as this car is seriously low with the race wheels and tyres on. The narrower width of the transport wheels also creates a lot more room in the garage.

                            Yet to have a go with the solid rivets. The nose cone is made the same way as the rest of the car being rivetted aluminium, with a hollow tube passing through it which the front wings slide over. Most of the mk7s ended up with the narrow nose cone, not sure where it originated from. The wings are made of some kind of foam and I don't know where they where manufactured.
                            Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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                              #29
                              sorry I was refering to the fibre glass nose full width nose cones that were also used before people started using proper wings
                              Originally posted by Marv
                              "1000 safari suits and matching blunderbuss, along with a 1:56 scale diorama of a porn movie set" was what I originally figured you were hiding, but I'm guessing it's probably an E30.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by PHULL View Post
                                sorry I was refering to the fibre glass nose full width nose cones that were also used before people started using proper wings
                                The original wings are also made of rivetted aluminium sheet.
                                Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the end of the world?

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