RobSA project Bella
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Author:  Farmer [ Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:47 am ]
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Looking goid mate, travel safe. It will be good to see you again and have a yarn.
Cheers, Matt.

Author:  RobSA [ Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:27 am ]
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It was, sorry Matt I didn't get enough time to sit down and have a good chat. Felt like I was running around all the time.

Author:  RobSA [ Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:30 am ]
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So Bella made it to Albury. A little bit cold and a few irritating things, but not enough to slow her down. The bugger was the puncture a Jingellic and that the tire place wouldn't repair the puncture coz of where it was. All in all though it was a fantastic trip. Here's hoping I don't have to wait another 3 years for to get to the next one.


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Author:  RobSA [ Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:06 am ]
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Well look what turned up for Bella this week :D

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Author:  PR91 [ Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:22 am ]
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Where did you source that brother?

Author:  RobSA [ Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:17 pm ]
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And here we have the full gasket set for the blown engine in the shed.
When i pull it down I'm going to check all the bearings and replace the rings to build up a slightly stronger engine for some fun.


Remember though she is still for sale. So if you want to make a deal send me a message.


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Author:  RobSA [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:48 am ]
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Well it's update time. Bella is still for sale $2750

Now the fun part. I replaced the head gasket which was easy apart from having to clean the gunk from 100s of years that it hadn't been touched.
Even managed to put in a new rear welsh plug.

So as some of you were aware the headers were old, rusty and no matter how many times I welded them up they cracked at some new location.
Time to rid myself of the hassle.

So I bought a set of Rodeo headers which looked the best value (sort of right pipe sizes, and cheap). You might notice some 90 degree mandrel bends in the first photo.
Didn't use any of them, bought a 45 degree though, which i did use.

They sound quite nice, though I haven't driven it alot, since I finally bought house to do up.
Enjoy the pictures :D

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Author:  Farmer [ Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 am ]
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Nice! I particularly like the last pic, where they are in place. Always nice when a plan comes together!
Good onya mate!
:) Matt.

Author:  1968GT [ Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:30 pm ]
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You have done Well Rob, if I had a different partner, I would buy Bella!!
There is something about your car that I like. :D

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