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  • 16-06-2013, 21:06
    Put the motor together, just plugs, timing and odds and sods

  • 08-05-2010, 07:36

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    Cheers thanks very much, funnily enough Wayne's ex wife contacted me on facebook yesterday after no contact for 15 years, how spooky is that !
  • 02-05-2010, 20:30

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    Come on sanj get that motor built, Then we can see if you can keep up with the my ford powered mustang. Ha Ha. No seriously, she has got see asphalt again before the way bridge. XX
  • 02-05-2010, 17:10

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    Wayne emigrated to Colorado Springs (I think) about five or six years ago. He went to work in a Rod Shop, doing body and paint. He took both his A sedan and truck with him. Prior to that he was working in a shop here in Birmingham that produced one off prototype show cars for the likes of Jaguar. Ian Young (yellacar on here) also worked there, he may have Wayne's contact details.
  • 01-05-2010, 09:49

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Stude View Post
    Hi Ruedi. What did the axle go to Reg's for? I remember us refitting it in Wayne's garage while he was sorting out the metalwork prior to paint.
    Hi, You are quite right, now you say it it all comes back to me.
    I mocked the car up with an 8" and Reg did narrow the 9" and put it in when it was up at Waynes, The car was only ever driven with the 9" in it. Sorry for the confussion, I'm going to have to eat more Fish my brain cells ain't what they used to be.
    Do you know what Wayne is doing these days ?
  • 26-04-2010, 09:51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruedi View Post
    The 9" was the only axle the car had,.
    Hi Ruedi. What did the axle go to Reg's for? I remember us refitting it in Wayne's garage while he was sorting out the metalwork prior to paint.
  • 25-04-2010, 18:36

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    Hi ruedi, I was told your in circuit racing now. Do you not miss the hotrod scene, showing the kevs what a real car goes like. I did buy the car from brian, and yes he is nuts and is a nice chap. He brought the car from his mate tufty from high wycombe. He's a mopar fan, his loss my gain. Would be good to meet up and talk about the car. I'm gonna try and go to the ace cafe on the 5th of may, I work lates so it's a pain to get time off. Just got a new msd dizzy today as the mallory had seen better days.
  • 24-04-2010, 21:52

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    Ruedi here, yes it was chopped at John & Grahams Rod Shop, they were good mates of Wayne Saunders and they did it before the car was trailered down. The 9" was the only axle the car had, I had Quality Rod Parts in Brighton build the chassis, at first they wouldn't do it because they said it would be like a motorised skateboard but I convinced them otherwise, people did say it was overkill but it has to be the strongest chassis I have ever seen and looks like as strong as ever 26 years later.
  • 24-04-2010, 21:39

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    Hi, it's Ruedi here.
    Great to see my car again and so good to see it is being looked after so well.
    After I sold the car to Mr Pate ( sorry, can't remember his first name ) I didn't see it again for 15 years until one Hot Rod night at the Ace Cafe, Brian Dukes owned it then and used to go to the Ace virtually every day in it, he used to drive it along the North Circular Rd from his work with open headers all the time!
    When I told him who I was he insisted on showing me that it was just as fast as ever so we then did some very hairy burnouts the length of the slip road.
    I have lots of pictures & info on the car, I did copy a whole load for Brian which must be the ones you have.
    Please give me a call I would love to see the car again my number is 07711 648568. Cheers
  • 31-03-2010, 10:12

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    Here is the drop tube front axle cleaned and re painted. I stripped down the king pins and stub axle. Cleand out the old grease and reshimmed the king pins, replaced inner and outer bearings and hub seals.

    The front springs after a clean and re paint.

    Here is the m20 muncie with a lake wood bell housing, not a m21 as i was told. I stripped the box and checked the ratios. Also checked numbers on the box and tail shaft housing. The box was a lot of fun on the road but as i like my strip action im changng it as i said before. I did manage a 12.002 with the box jumping out of 3rd and an engine on its last legs, on kumho road tyres. New engine to be built by me, just got some 6" H beam forged rods and paint a deposit on a dart little m block from Mark todd. This is i hope gonna be a mental engine.
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