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by Will
16 Jun 2020, 21:05
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: Narrandera 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Narrandera 2020

Im glad you asked Bob -I thought I had missed something. I have a car club tour of Vic beginning on the 12th Nov so thought a catch up might be possible
by Will
11 Jun 2020, 20:05
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 67
Views: 18507

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Yes Bob -- still a long way off - partly your fault! Ive been machining up a Hardin style thermostat housing to moderate the raw water ( one of your suggestions) also built a new dry sump pump which is camshaft driven using the internals of a Ford 351 Windsor oil pump A question tho- I will be runni...
by Will
26 May 2020, 10:24
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 67
Views: 18507

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Thanks fot the info - I will go with the helical gear option Re Camper - I haven't weighed mine as yet but the bloke I bought it off reckoned 600kg loaded Ive made mine to fit with the tray removed - the chassis rails line up so its a neat fit.I will try and download some photos or might be more app...
by Will
25 May 2020, 15:45
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 67
Views: 18507

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Here is the Waggott spec on the 104 cam along with others
http://c-cluster-110.uploads.documents. ... bu-digital
by Will
25 May 2020, 15:39
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 67
Views: 18507

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

I didnt explain the lifter flats very well - the flats are about 3mm wide and ground on the cylindrical surface the full length of the follower - supposedly to improve cam lobe wear. the cam lobes look perfect. Should I be able to compress the inner part of the lifter? Maybe they have been converted...
by Will
25 May 2020, 14:00
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 67
Views: 18507

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Its been a long time with little action on my behalf -been rebuilding a slide on camper A couple of questions re Buster Holden Engine; 1) stripped it down and looks in pretty good nick - may have been run since a rebuild but not much- the pistons / rods appear to have been balanced and the cam has n...
by Will
21 May 2020, 12:05
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 12 foot simpkin skiff
Replies: 17
Views: 1752

Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

Nathan Im happy your back home with the Corolla bits - I just found a pipe that connects the oil pump input to the outside of the block via the mechanical fuel pump hole - the F3 set up with scavange off the timing case used this arrangement. Ill txt you a pic and can post if you want - but relative...
by Will
31 Oct 2019, 11:18
Forum: Do You Need This?
Topic: 15ft 60s clinker
Replies: 0
Views: 3499

15ft 60s clinker

The blokes @ the Rathmines boat shed have acquired this partly constructed 15 ft boat .. built by a recently departed man ... and his wife who sort out potential experts to finish the build ( she is in her 80s) The designer is unknown but the couple of shipwrights @ the shed think it could be a kit ...
by Will
26 Jun 2019, 10:26
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 12 foot simpkin skiff
Replies: 17
Views: 1752

Re: 12 foot simpkin skiff

The trailer is interesting - guess it must have worked ok in the day - I did not know the Corolla engines were used in these boats I have an ex race (Sports 1300) 3k corolla engine with the basic set up from the formula 3 cars of the 70s ie bored to 1298 forged pistons, this one has Argo rods and I ...
by Will
16 May 2019, 08:58
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 538
Views: 124624

Re: A Tasmanian experience

If you are going to produce photos of that quality I think its ok to test Gregs patience! - everything about the photos -fantastic - Torea - the location - the water- the background - even the perceived motion ( engine running)- beautiful

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