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    Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia
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    Fred Maillardet - no, the other one.

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  1. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Bugatti's front suspension is coming along. There's a diff nailed in place and upper and lower A arms are built. Coil-overs are next. I can't start on the rear until I get the front completed as I need the ride height set.
  2. 2018 Cannonball Run

    The Wombats are fine, its the Drop Bears you've got to watch out for. Enough of next year. I've been bracing the Bugatti chassis (as stock it'd be a bit of a flexi flyer). That's a 14:71 Top Fuel blower hanging off the side and the early Hemi sitting in front of it is to give some sense of perspective - this thing is f**kin' enormous! Bugatti Royale WIP 08-10-2018 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
  3. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Peking to Paris? I'd be thinking of something like this... https://www.kitformservices.com/standard.html Yes, i've awoken from hibernation now the weather's warming up down here. I've been working on the Bugatti's engine and i've built a DOHC cylinder head and a sheet metal blower manifold for it. Bugatti Royale WIP 04-10-2018 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr I'm also scratching up a manual transmission and will then get to work on the chassis which is going to need some rearrangement and reinforcement if it's going to take the 4wd and Independent suspension. I haven't had time to browse all the posts since I was last here but what I have seen all look to be very promising contenders for second.
  4. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Ah, yes. That is for copyright reasons. Holden six engines are named for the colour they were painted by the factory - Grey, Red, Blue, Black. Pursuit six cylinder is a 200ci Ford. Grey Six is a 133 or 138ci Holden. Red Six is a 130 to 202ci Holden. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden_straight-six_motor Red Six X2 is a 179ci twin carb Holden. Kew is a 250ci 50's Dodge flathead. SR20DET is a 2 litre DOHC EFI Turbo Nissan four. 2JZ-GTE is a 3 litre DOHC Turbo Toyota six. The Hogan's Heroes jeep has an inline engine. A four cylinder Willys flathead which would be right at home where you are putting that slant six...
  5. 2018 Cannonball Run

    One of the AMT early Firebirds has a Pontiac straight six in it IIRC. And then there is the Red Baron Show Rod. That's also got an inline engine. Mongoram did a Fox Mustang Cobra with a turbo'd Pinto four in it. Fujimi do a tuning parts kit containing a pair of straight six Nissans. Monogram BMW 535 has a straight six. Clearly Scale (http://www.clearlyscale.com/category/engines) do 3 different 1.8 litre VW fours. The Parts Box (https://www.thepartsbox.com/store/index.php?page=browse&action=list&group=3&cat=17) do Resin Ford and Holden Sixes, a flathead six, an offy, a Nissan SR20 and a Toyota 2JZ. And so on...
  6. 2018 Cannonball Run

  7. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Or possibly the biggest. Here is the Bugatti block next to a Galaxy Chevy six. Royale with Cheese WIP 16-01-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
  8. Jet Rod Community Build

    Very good. I see you favour a more compact design than that the United Earth Navy chose for their Fnord Galactic Skyliner Admiral's Barges... Fnord Galactic Skyliner 500 2 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr Fnord Galactic Skyliner 500 10 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr Fnord Galactic Skyliner 500 6 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
  9. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Initial new year burst of enthusiasm has struck and i've got started. Bugatti Royale at the beginning by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr Work on the DOHC cylinder head has commenced. Cam drive is motorcycle style by chain from between cylinders 4 and 5. Combustion chambers will be hemispherical with centre plugs. Yes, it will be a 12.7 litre straight eight DOHC Hemi...
  10. Work bench ideas?

    My bench is in the corner of my shed. I built it at such a height that I can work standing without bending when my back is playing up or sit on a bar stool when its not. Its about 1200mm (48") high and being this height gives me more space under it to hide store part of the stash. Enough space in fact to fit a standard height bathroom vanity (salvage when I renovated the en-suite) with room to stack kits between its top and the underside of the bench.
  11. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Plenty of trucks with big inline engines. I thought about cutting one down into something that looked like a 1.5/1 scale Deuce Roadster but I don't have any truck kits and they are a bit pricey for me to buy to cut up. Re Wankel engines. If they were classed as "in-line" then using the same argument so would turbines and i'd be entering a Batmobile.
  12. CANNONBALL 2017

    Thought it was odd but I can't remember last week let alone 2009. Turbolene was a scam!?! Well I never.
  13. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Standard Royale powerplant is a 12.7 Litre straight eight. Obviously that will need to be boosted. I am pondering whether to use turbochargers or superchargers or both. zenrat industries is investigating the production of a DOHC cylinder head, independent suspension and 4 wheel drive.
  14. 10 Years of Cannonball Run CBP

    That all seems so long ago. Thanks for posting all that Mike.
  15. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Bugatti Royale.