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« Reply #4965 on: February 12, 2016, 04:38:35 AM »

Dik said:  "Oh no, it's left hand drive!!!!!!!!!"

No bother, you guys.  You're in Oz -- just turn it upside down and it'll all be fine. grin

Good thing it has a dry sump
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« Reply #4966 on: February 12, 2016, 05:11:26 AM »

My question is do these NH motors turn in the opposite direction?. grin
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« Reply #4967 on: February 12, 2016, 08:38:22 PM »

We can probably get a kit to fix that. like the one for the Corvair conversion for a VW

now we really are  Dead Horse
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« Reply #4968 on: February 14, 2016, 05:25:07 AM »

Just flip the diff!
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« Reply #4969 on: February 14, 2016, 07:02:20 AM »

Its in australia so its allready upside down  grin
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« Reply #4970 on: February 15, 2016, 02:56:38 AM »

I think that this is a good opportunity to set a record while driving in reverse.
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« Reply #4971 on: February 15, 2016, 04:55:10 AM »

I think someone already has that one
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« Reply #4972 on: February 16, 2016, 12:08:47 PM »

I think Freud has the "backup" record. grin
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« Reply #4973 on: February 16, 2016, 02:48:22 PM »

I need to apologize for turning this thread upside down. embarassed
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« Reply #4974 on: February 16, 2016, 03:40:35 PM »

Ok, OK, oK......

I measured the width of aforesaid motor while I was ogling it last week and it appears to be a little wider than the Buick based V6 we have in the car so we're going to send it back....... rolleyes

When we first started building the SOS the Reverend had some blow moulds made of the 1:5 scale model he had turned, there are still some of these floating around , I think possibly in the roof of the SOS landpseed laboratory, possum park and idiot wonderland which is currently occupied by Professor Quick, the push car driver and agony aunt of the SOS team. I'm figuring that following on the design cues of using every single tiny bit of the Canberra and F86 tanks that we could (reversing the piece that forms the roll cage cap, using the very tip as the scoop) that a 1:5 scale piece of the Canberra would make perfect blisters for the heads of the new motor to fit within the cowl.

This is where it gets complicated. The car was built around the Y-Block config of the Buick motor, the Chev with it's skirt finishing at the crank centreline and it's vastly smaller sump could likely fit lower in the car, the heads would then fit sitting lower, in a wider section of the body. Sounds simple? Thing is that would involve tilting the diff housing and changing the gearbox mounts and probably the scattershield mounts. In my estimation that job would make the two days of work to drop the front axle 1/2 an inch look like a pork in the wark. The scattershield and gearbox wouldn't be so bad but rotating the diff housing would probably require a thermo-lance, after doing the 10 bolt conversion the whole rear assembly is pretty much solid steel with a few tiny holes the axles fit through..........

So anyway, in answer to your question that you arksed elsewhere I haven't hoisted the motor from the tank yet, I need enough room in the more than expansive shed to stand and right now house renovations are still making that difficult. The Chev is staying in it's box until we get back from the salt in three weeks. When that happens I'll be at it....
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« Reply #4975 on: February 16, 2016, 05:31:07 PM »

A Wiseman liveth down under !!!

 the lowest thing in my car is the trans'pan with the dry sump oil pan on it.

 I urge you measure the lot of it before you go to the salt---it might surprise you what your long drives might reveal over the next three weeks.
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« Reply #4976 on: February 16, 2016, 08:00:07 PM »

I urge you measure the lot of it before you go to the salt---it might surprise you what your long drives might reveal over the next three weeks.

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« Reply #4977 on: February 16, 2016, 08:57:20 PM »

That's what I think.  smiley But, I'm not really thinking about it.  rolleyes      grin  cheers Wayno
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« Reply #4978 on: February 16, 2016, 11:40:04 PM »

I urge you measure the lot of it before you go to the salt---it might surprise you what your long drives might reveal over the next three weeks.

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As a lead guitarist I can attest it is possible to play, sing and think about something entirely unrelated at a gig...... So much so that if you suddenly think " hang on where am I? " that it is safer to immediately return to what you were previously thinking about before the anxious conscious mind overwhelmes muscle memory and it all goes to Subaru....
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« Reply #4979 on: February 16, 2016, 11:53:47 PM »

I played a set one night with a series of Bettie Page videos playing on the flat screen behind the bar.
Muscle memory . . .
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