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  1. hidden_hunter

    Ladies, Gals, Girls, Woman, Las, and All...

    Depends on where you come from as well, “guys” is used for both genders here normally
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    Re-production license plates

    We can get new “old style” plates here that are manufactured the same as they were in the thirties https://www.vplates.com.au/heritage They look pretty neat but they’re not cheap
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    Now I can Throw away the Crowbar

    Guessing they err might have updated their logo at some point....
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    Right hand drive Saturn

    Most Australians' seem to have a much dimmer view on GM's closure of Holden compared to Ford's local manufacturing. GM retained the name Commodore for a car that had exactly zero in common with the car it replaced, presumably for marketing reasons and now Holden is one of the worst performing brands in Australia (doesn't help that GM's cars aren't really market/price leaders in any categories here)
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    Right hand drive Saturn

    We never got them here (I think we got one saturn rebrand)
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    Biggest new car per peaves

    My 1 series bmw (don’t know if you even get them that small in the US) use a dial rather than a touch screen to access the infotainment and its much easier to use than the one in my brothers VW. They have shortcuts for just enough stuff so when you’re driving you don’t have to fiddle about with the screen
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    1918 Buick Barn Find! - Feedback

    Check the push rods are straight, there has been a few up for sale recently with mashed rods which would make for an expensive repair
  8. Least you got a response, that’s one better than me... not much point saying you’ve got all the parts and then not reaponsing
  9. Looks to be a transmission brake on the rear of the unit attached to the hand brake, so that should help narrow it down
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    Reflections at 30: The Future of the Car Hobby

    That's one of my big bug bears, I have come across several people that have horded huge amounts of parts and say how much they're doing for the hobby but won't even talk to you unless you're restoring a pebble beach car. Thankfully carbking is not one of those guys :-)
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    Rayfield carburetors general information

    Excellent post as always
  12. hidden_hunter

    Need a big wallet for this one

    I believe Thailand has a heavily protected domestic industry, our car makers were complaining about it before they closed shop.
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    Reflections at 30: The Future of the Car Hobby

    Just to add to that, there are plenty of makes where there has been a consolidation of suppliers which has resulted in either crap service or high prices
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    Reflections at 30: The Future of the Car Hobby

    Average wage in the Melbourne/Sydney is around the $75k-$85k + 9.5% mandatory retirement fund contributions so pretty similar - our tax rate is pretty similar. Income tax + GST is what makes up the bulk of our taxes. Pretty much every mortgage here is variable interest rate as well so most (smart) people factor in the historic 7.5% average interest rates have been here in the last 30 years (even though its been sitting at 3.99% for a long time) - unsurprising Australian banks are hugely profitable (the 'worst' performing major bank made $8b profit last year) . Long story short, most people can only afford a tiny 1 bedroom apartment which hurts the hobby a lot. Which is a shame, given our climate is great for protecting cars.
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    Cork float in oil pan question???

    The cadillacs rod is in two parts, so you can always shortern one piece if it floats at a different level