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      Board Status   07/20/2018

      We're still trying to solve a disk space problem. Unfortunately, it's being stubborn about getting rectified. There will be a long maintenance window this weekend, which I will announce here. Thank you all for being patient. 


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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

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 2018 Cannonball Run

  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. CANNONBALL 2017

    Thought it was odd but I can't remember last week let alone 2009. Turbolene was a scam!?! Well I never.
  10. 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.
  11. 10 Years of Cannonball Run CBP

    That all seems so long ago. Thanks for posting all that Mike.
  12. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Bugatti Royale.
  13. CANNONBALL 2017

    I see Randy sells Clearly Scale stuff. I forgot to mention it but the manual transmission I put in the orange Caprice is a Clearly Scale T56 from one of their Supercharged Hemi kits.
  14. CANNONBALL 2017

    Well done Bruce. A worthy winner.
  15. CANNONBALL 2017

    Thanks for the compliments Jant. My head is now swelled up and I can't get out of the room as the doorways are too narrow. Nothing wrong with voting for yourself, after all politicians do it all the time (although that is hardly a recommendation). I just can't bring myself to do it and find it interesting that some people do.