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Updated on May 05, 2012
Some good news This is my car that i bought to replace my original convertible thankfully i still have my original car as the rusty floor and boot of new car can be replased out of my old car rusty except floor and boot this car is from California my original car has been in Australia since 1974
this is my original car owned since 1999 it has had a hard life stolen wrecked rebuilt repainted original colour was a pale green gold then greishen gold then a dark metalic blue then the dark blue you see here then stripped for rebuilding to find all sorts of problems from frame (chassis )bent steering conversion was done useing L/H stearing box mounted into the right hand frame rail will post fotos of conversion top speed of this car well speedo only goes to 120mph i went past that motor is 400 cleveland with big cam port polish over size pistons forged 12.9 redused to 10.7 heads olso port relieved with 4V valves open chamber to drop compression to the 10.7 the closed chamber heads well kept blowing gaskets edlebrock performer manifold holly 780 edlebrock air cleaner and M/T rocker covers carby etc now on new car
it looked good in 2000
had a lot of fun yes had to use the sun screen on me head till hair grew back hair cut cost family and freinds a lot of money for charity
this was north of Mt Newman returning from Broome went everywhere in this car i traveled about 40K miles in three years tyres at thr time this photo taken were 295/50 15 BFG and 245/60 15 BFG only got about 10K out of them probably because they used to keep going up in smoke car was surprisingly economical at 65 miles an hour 110kms average about 20 mpg and occasional 25mpg but i was happy with the 20mpg
got her home trying out my old wheels as against wheels car came with decided on my rims armalites with 275/60 15 tyres on rear with 255/60 15 on front A quik list of some of the cars i have owned 1937 Oldsmobile with straight 8 1948 Oldsmobile 6 cyl 55/56/57/63/69/72 Pontiacs 1960 Cadillac seies 60 FLEETWOOD Fords varius 1966 Galaxie Falcon Fairlanes up to 1977 Holdens varius 1960 to 1977 Buick Dodge Valient HAD A FEW yes i like cars oh and a 1961 Chev belair hopfully this is my last car for now
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Nice LTD. 5s! Come by and check out my LTD we are about to finish restoring. Much love from SOUTHERN SLABS CAR CLUB!
Hi Andrew thanks for your comments.Your LTD convert looks and sounds like its going to be a real head turner when finished, she is putting up a fight but in the end it will be worth it.5stars
Never thought I would ever see a right hand drive '71, my first car was a '71 two door hard top with 400 engine and C6 trans, I beat the hell out of it and even after rear ending a car causing the radiator togo into the fan, I pulled the radiator back out used duct tape to hold in place, it still ran like a raped ape. I really miss that car, I am sure it is a Toyota today and maybe the car I am driving is it. LOL. Yours looks awesome, 5 stars your way
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