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  • #30340
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    wow what an experience with the full open throttle, scary, good to hear damage was small considering what could have happened. If it was me I would buy a shit load of lottery tickets and new underwear, just like the apollo 13 astronauts did.

    #30341
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    another wow it says page 104, what a great brilliant build, I might venture over to the dark side and start reading from page 1 and see how many grey hairs (time) I can add to the ones I have already by reading it all. May the liquid force be with me.

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    Lol, thanks guys.  I went and had a look at the scene if the crime. It’s actually quite unbelievable how close I came to disaster.  I would.like to think it was my skill but the honest truth is it was a huge amount of luck.  I thought about buying a lottery ticket but then thought I think I just won it!  Def have to sort it out though so there is zero chance of it ever happening again.  Emergency shut off and positive stop on the linkages.

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    Emergency stop switches have arrived, hopefully, on the weekend get a chance to look at which is best and mounting it.

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    one on the right looks nice

    #30392
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    one on the right looks nice

      Yea I think so too, has a nice action to it too.  Not that I hope to use it that often!!

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    Finally got some time on it.  Played around with the linkages and adjusting them longer means there is no way they can go over centre.  I have to admit I don’t think its the greatest design out of Jenvey that getting them out by a few turns means you are so close to disaster but anyways live and learn.  I think I will still design up some sort of hard stop device on the 3D printer just for belt and braces.  Fitted up the kill switch but it’s not wired up yet.  Also bought some replacement rubber for the fuel tank straps as that had got a bit torn up, so all looking sweet again.  The cars off to Bpnez for a tidy up detail as its being displayed at Extreme Auto Expo at Wayvile showgrounds this weekend.  So after that, I can do some more on it.  Drive out to Williamstown was sweet though, its running great.

     

    #30489
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    Anyone in Adelaide going to the Extreme Auto Expo at Wayville showgrounds this weekend.  The Senator will be displayed as part of the Commodores and Classic Holden Enthusiasts car club inside.  I’m planning to be there Saturday avo, if you come along, say g’day.

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    Hey mate is it worth letting Jenvey know what happened? I’m sure you aren’t the only one with that type of manifold and what happened is something they should address with their design

    #30493
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    Had thought about that, your probably right.

    #30540
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    Extreme Auto done and dusted.  I think the car looked mint.  Have to say this car show caper is all a bit new, and if I am honest to me at least, a bit boring.  Prob should have got off my ass and printed some info about the car, as when I was talking to people it became obvious unless you have followed the build it isn’t really obvious the amount of work that’s gone into it.  Drive home was fabulous, it’s just so nice at cruising speeds, def needs some touch-up work on the tune at faster constant speed.  Using the fuel controller set to low totally sorts the fuel heating up and noisy pump issue, so I need to get off my ass and make the switch up frot where I can get to it.  Might just concentrate on some driving now and give displaying it a rest for a while, at least at formal shows.

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    Looks Good Gary , I personally like the show and drive events more the drive as it’s only on show when not on the track or street cruise

    #30546
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    Yea I think me too, just static displays to the general public are a little, I don’t know boring.  Some of the cars around me seriously had to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  I mean they are awesome to look at, but you could tell they weren’t really ever driven.

    #30548
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    Sometimes it’s a good thing when people cant tell how much you have done.

    Esp it subtle is the way your tackling it. I’ve never been one for show. I might pop the hood here and there once the new car is going. I’m more street antics. Haha

    #30551
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    There’s a chrome and coffee kind of event near me once a month, they are quite good as you can go when you want.  And it gives me a reason to drive it.  But yea def we are similar cars are for driving and enjoying rather than displaying.

    #30552
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    If it doesn’t drive it’s not a car and there’s no reason to own it…

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