Saturday, April 30, 2011


Seriously. I know were mates but what is this sitting in my driveway?
I feel like two extremely rich friends that play expensive practical jokes on each other, because it would take a good one to top this!!!
Its been alleged that this is a 51' Chev ute in need of full restoration or wrecking, but i think wires may have been crossed on the exact condition because it is so bad that seeing it in my driveway when i got home was actually hilarious.
Wheres the roof?

Does anyone have any idea on what diff this is? Was told it was supposed to be a 10 bolt but not like anything we've seen.By the way if anyone thinks they can use anything off it message me here or email

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tales From The Road

The old folks are on the classic around Australia trip at the moment and have strict instructions to report back with any old car findings.
They sent me pictures of these two well worn cars found in the Northern Territory, but I'd only be guessing what they are.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

How To Build A Hotrod

A.K.A. Step 1- Turn this steel Slowly into

This chassis table
Ok how do i start this?

For the last two or more years I have deliberately stopped myself talking about the so called hotrod i was always going to build after listening to myself tell a friend about the hotrod i was collecting parts for.

I was having a moment in time when the words coming out of my mouth just sounded like a self professed wanker and seemed to be going against the code of- Do'ers and Gonna Do'ers.

Do'ers just shut up and build cars without all the fan fair and self promotion, whilst Gonna Do'ers just well.... shout the loudest.

So here goes. I'm going to post my exploits of building a Model A roadster both good and bad. I've never done this before, I'm just a mechanic that can weld a little, and in reality my little world was safer when i could just talk about building it instead of actually having to build it.

Don't expect updates every week but follow along at what I'm sure will be at a slow and steady pace to not having to shout anymore.
An easy way to make an adjustable leg for an uneven surface. Weld a nut to a plate and use a bolt and locking nut as the adjuster. Simple.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Its a limited edition bitch. Cheer up, if she leaves that toy unopened for 30 years it'll be worth more than the used Toyota and who'll be enjoying the last laugh then toots.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cringe Worthy

In the words of a good mate "Have a fuckin go a ya!"
I'm definitely glad my girlfriend never agreed to do this show, it will be a visual shit stain on a t.v. screen.
The tattoo gravy train left the station years ago and the flogged horse died already.

Friday, April 15, 2011

F.E.D Friday

Beauty follows function no better than a front engined dragster.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dodgey Brakes

I think i found the problem.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Some how found myself out at Willowbank Raceway today for a car show i thought would be really small but was surprised how many cool cars turned up. A lot of cars you don't normally see getting round at other shows where there just due to the relaxed atmosphere and no real rules on what cars can turn up. There was everything from a Manx buggy to a new Lamborghini. Here's just a few photos i took...... Perfect shape, perfect stance and even the chrome wheels don't look that bad.
Super straight body. It had some ghost airbrushed graphics on the boot but i didn't bother looking to see what it was properly. Airbrushing is not my thing.

A little hard to see but this Buick was dripping in red metal flake.

The best part of the whole day was taking the Valiant for a cruise out there for a test run. (no photos sorry) I'd planned to take the car for a solo run around my house today in case i broke down and had to tow it back but various circumstances meant i could have someone follow me to Willowbank and decided at the last minute to nervously try my luck and low and behold the old girl never skipped a beat....... well almost. More to come on that but the best part was a few thumbs up from fellow motorists and having a pink 55 Chev wagon pull out from the side of the freeway whilst i was hauling 80 miles an hour blowing out a few cob webs. Needless to say i just about shit myself. All and all very happy though, i even cracked a smile thinking about how far its come.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


What a nutter. VW motor direct drive and no flywheel cover from the looks, laying a black line at the old Adelaide International Raceway.

Got Emailed This

Bent rod.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


U.S. dollars. Can't blame a man for trying but I don't see it selling anytime soon.

Red Merc

Red Merc and an early morning.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Girls and plugs.... i don't see the relationship. By the looks this plugs too cold to run in most motors, probably made for an air cooled motor???? Because i know that's what you were thinking.