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Old 06-27-2011, 03:43 AM
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Default MACKAZs 22 Buick model 45 Rat

This is mine and my Dads first build.
We are in New Zealand so prices/parts/engine might seem a little weird....
Bought a 1922 Buick model 45 cowl for $150, its in pretty good nick for its age

Then got a chassis out of one of these for $90 (1984 mitsi L200 sport)

Cost $140 to redo the lower inner, radius rod, sway bar and sway bar link bushes. Found some shorter springs at the junkyard...freebie
Rolling stock are standard Mitsi L200 4wd rims painted gloss red with 225/75/15s on the rear and 185/60/15 fronts.
No V8 motorvating this......

Mighty 3.3 and trimatic cost $240out of a 79 VB Holden Commodore, (I thought I was a Ford guy WTF????) Good ol TradeMe (similar to craigslist I suppose)
While Picking the motor and box up from Auckland the guy produced an ultra rare Lynx 186 manifold complete with 2 matching original 2" SU cards and brand new filters (surface rust of course....)......Best score so far....$150!!!!!! Will take a pic soon.
Reason for the six is its different, cheap to run and cost knaff all. And with a V8 in a 109" wheelbase rod it would look kinda stupid
Headers and EH 179 (GM Holden model) sump and pickup to make a rear bulge pan.... $5

Its a big project........

A few random pics of my pile of bits
Chassis front

Diff

Carbs and Manifold

Grille surround

Quick mock up


phone battery died prior to photo of tacked together widened cowl. Pretty nerve wracking taking a zipdisc to an 89yr old part, did NOT want to stuff it up.



Engine in its approximate place,



Sorry might not make much sense, can all be found on here
http://oldschool.co.nz/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26763, I just cut and pasted bits haha.

This is where we're at, cowls welded back together, 5 inches wider than standard, engines got a pitted chrome rocker cover on it. New Zealand rules are strict as hell but it will be a fully registered and roadworthy vehicle when finished, wont be as awesome as your guys stuff...
need to figure body height, seating etc first to decide its final position, also (Ford) Falcon diff, have some 15x8or9" steels for rear standard 15x6" up front, gloss red of course.
Any comments or criticsm welcome, I know I know IFS.....
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:26 AM
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Cool project! The six will be neat with that manifold and those carbs
Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:37 AM
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I like it! You are using what you have, the heart of hotrodding. Keep us posted. As for the V8 I love them but different is good too.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:27 AM
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looks like you have the right idea
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:42 PM
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Looks good! (even the IFS)

So what kind of rules make it so hard on you? Curious.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:58 PM
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Cool beans!! That's the true spirit of hotrodding! It would be nice if you could slide the radiator/grill shell back a little further.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:14 PM
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Default Everythings a hassle!!!

NZ rules for car builders are super strict. Predominantly its only T buckets, glass coupes and lotus type cars that are built here. Tourers of any description are few and far between. You buy a book that cost $250 and go from there. Seating and seatbelts tend to be the biggest hurdle. There is a certification process that all parts on vehicle are/have to be identified whether they are a stock part, modified part, or custom made part. Then registration VIN process and wof (warrant of Fitness) basically a safety/roadworthiness test. Then its CCCRRRRUUUIIIISSSSEEE...
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:21 PM
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Yea thats gonna be kool. Love the carb setup! RR
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I like it! You are using what you have, the heart of hotrodding. Keep us posted. As for the V8 I love them but different is good too.
What 42 said...using what you got...I like it! I really like that intake too!

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Thumbs up l like it

cool little ride

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