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Old 8th December 2015, 05:03 PM   #41
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Re: I Bought a Race Car

Really nice Pete!
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Old 18th December 2015, 04:37 PM   #42
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Our driver David Roberts flew down to Melbourne yesterday for a seat fitting and to check the progress on the Swift. Here are some photos.
I can only load one photo from my iPad for some reason I'll load the rest when I get to my computer.
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Old 18th December 2015, 07:59 PM   #43
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More Photos, it was 40C in Melbourne yesterday and as you know when pouring a seat the foam gets hot hence the grumpy expression on David
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Old 18th December 2015, 08:18 PM   #44
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Fantastic Pete! Looking very good.
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Re: I Bought a Race Car

Damn the design and complexity has come a long way from the ones raced out in the late Rhodesia and early Zimbabwe years (early 1980's)

Looks fantastic Pete

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Hey Pete, there's a private practice day at morgan park 6/2/16 if you would like to join us --some FFs will be "doin' it"
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Old 19th December 2015, 08:54 AM   #47
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Re: I Bought a Race Car

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Damn the design and complexity has come a long way from the ones raced out in the late Rhodesia and early Zimbabwe years (early 1980's)

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I certainly echo that. My memories of the class were of a chassis a lot more basic than this one!
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Old 19th December 2015, 03:38 PM   #48
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Hey Pete, there's a private practice day at morgan park 6/2/16 if you would like to join us --some FFs will be "doin' it"
Thanks Chris, right now the car is in Melbourne and we will be campaigning the historic races down South.
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Old 19th December 2015, 03:42 PM   #49
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Damn the design and complexity has come a long way from the ones raced out in the late Rhodesia and early Zimbabwe years (early 1980's)

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This car was built in 1989 and qualifies for historic races, so from the early 80's to the late 80's there was a lot of development to the chassis.
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Old 5th January 2016, 03:59 AM   #50
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Looks like a Twin Cam going together in upper Right corner of pic, is that for the non champ meets Pete?
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Old 5th January 2016, 03:46 PM   #52
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Looks like a Twin Cam going together in upper Right corner of pic, is that for the non champ meets Pete?
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Attach the bodywork and we are ready to go testing.
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Four wheel fun distilled to its core.
Brings to mind one of my favorite race car images ----
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Beautiful little car, looks to me the restoration has created a finished product far nicer than the original ever was.

I had been curious where the radiator was on that model Swift, now I know.

Have not had a chance to ride Mugello yet, so Phillip Island remains my favorate track on the planet :-)
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Old and new bodywork, the new is substantially lighter.
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Bodywork being fitted.
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A couple more.
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I dunno, here is the other one of the couple
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Love the rear shot.
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