60's style Gasser Willys build

  1. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    No videos and it didn't happen:D
     
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  3. langy

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    Had a great weekend, car didnt miss a beat which was nice and I got something unexpected :laughing:


     
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  4. brokenbiker

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    nice one. what speed did you run?
     
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    Well deserved Steve fantastic
     
  6. langy

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    This was only a show mate but I did have a quick blast up to Sainsburys and back :whistle::laughing:
     
  7. langy

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    Thanks mate
     
  8. brokenbiker

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    ah fair enough, bet sainsburys loved having you rumble into their carpark lol
     
  9. langy

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    I didn't hear anyone complain but I was on open headers :laughing::whistle:
     
  10. octo0072000

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    love it
     
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  11. langy

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    I've been looking at the Radir cheater slicks on the coupe as the are just way too hard for serious strip use, I decided to keep them just for road use and get some better slicks for the track action.
    They come with just a couple of cheater grooves which ain't gonna cut the mustard on UK roads so I decided to cut some more into them with my tyre grooving tool.
    This is how they looked to start with


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    I added another groove in the centre and some radial grooves on the outsides, heres a short video of how it was done






    And heres how they look now


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  12. Wallace

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    So it's not only the Chinese that can copy a P Zero then! :)
     
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  13. langy

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    The Bigbossman called in saturday to do a bit more lettering on the Willys, we were ready for him though, we armed ourselves with danish pastrys [​IMG]

    He originally was only going to add the gas class prefix on the roof but his brushes just kept going !!!

    Heres a few pics and video of the master at work [​IMG] Ian gives a few tips in the videos, worth warching.

    Apparently Asda cans make the best mixing pots [​IMG]



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  14. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    He missed "Jammy Tw*t" off the Drivers Door:clapping:
     
  15. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Looks and sounds pukka mate a really great job
     
  16. justmental

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    how did it go at the hotrod drags then Steve
     
  17. langy

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    Well a Hotrod Drags update, done a bit of unofficial testing [​IMG] on the main road at the end of our road on thursday evening and the car felt really strong and launching nice & straight so set off for the Hotrod Drags full of confidence [​IMG]

    Saturday came round quick and after my pit crew of Gary "just one more" Layton & Andy "fred" hone dragged thereselves from there slumber after another night in the bar [​IMG] and not forgetting Brian "Dad" Lucas, and got down to the pits we checked a few things and laid out a test plan, I was full of confidence but Gary calmed me down and suggested we take it easy with a soft launch and just peddle the car down the strip, I agreed.

    Got to the line and everything seemed to be looking spot on so staged the car and then we was off [​IMG] 1st gear was great, next 2nd gear even better but as I slipped into 3rd the transmission locked up and therefore the rear wheels locked up a bit smartly too [​IMG] the car slewed slightly sideways and I slipped it back into 2nd which unlocked everything, slight brown trouser moment [​IMG]

    Got back to the pits and jacked it up on stands and tried it through the gears again and sure enough when it went into 3rd the trans locked again, Fred had a quick look but couldn't do much and Mike Couch came over and had a look too and general concensous is its a valve body problem so it needs to be got out and inspected.
    So that was our first weekend in the circus suitably curtailed, We will sort it out and hopefully do a RWYB at North Weald strip at the end of the month.

    Heres a few pics from the startline



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  18. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I wish I'd of known I'd of come down in the truck.
     
  19. cecotto479 Member

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    "Roarin' Rat" has been around a long while, hasn't it? Do I remember it from the late 70s/early 80s? Or am I mistaken? Again.
     
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    Teething troubles, won't be long before those front wheels are pawing the air. ;)
     
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