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Offline Salthorse

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Homeward Bound - followup
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:07:53 pm »
Well after arriving home last Thursday and having recovered from the jet-lag, I thought it was time to head over to WSR and check out the status of the Mach 1 respray. The pictures below tell the story so far. The next step is rub it back, get it smooth and apply the various top coats (I'm not a paint wizz so forgive me for not using techo terminology). The car will then be pulled down, the engine removed and worked (heads, pistons, carbie, stally, diff with LSD, roller rockers, etc), engine bay painted, and underside detailed. The most amazing thing was that there was very little rust in the body and only a little filler evident. I was expecting to find that the car was more bondo than metal but I was pleasantly surprised. I head back to the Ghan next week and hope that all will be pretty well complete when I return.

I'll put up more pics as I receive them.

Thanks Troy.

Dave

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 06:49:41 am »
Are you keeping it Black Jade or changing the colour?
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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 08:17:45 am »
Thought about changing it to Indian Fire but decided to leave it in Black Jade.
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2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 08:20:22 am »
You're going to get a big surprise when you return, Dave. Will it be done when you get back this next time?
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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 08:23:36 am »
Hi Ash, Troy at WSR reckons it will all be done by mid April so yes, it will ready to drive on my return. I've seen Troy's work so I am certain that the change will be amazing.

Cheers

Dave
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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 08:25:59 am »
Excellent, what a great surprise to come home to.  :thumb:

All the best while you're away. Be safe!
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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 04:37:50 am »
Just received these pics from Troy at WSR. Wow, what a difference. Now the work on the engine has to be finished. Am looking forward to stepping on Aussie soil again in a few weeks and taking this beast for a holiday drive Canberra to catch up with old friends.
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1969 Black Jade Mach 1 with a 351C, 3v closed chamber heads, Comp Cams and lifters, FMX trans with 2500 stall converter, LSD, Edelbrock Performer 600 CFM, Sanderson ceramic shorty extractors and Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust.

2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 11:18:14 pm »
. . . and with two weeks to go before I step on Australian soil again, here are the latest pics. The beast is getting ready to leave its cave.  :pepper:
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1969 Black Jade Mach 1 with a 351C, 3v closed chamber heads, Comp Cams and lifters, FMX trans with 2500 stall converter, LSD, Edelbrock Performer 600 CFM, Sanderson ceramic shorty extractors and Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust.

2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 07:42:50 am »
Looking really nice there Dave. Bet you can hardly wait.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 11:33:07 am »
Oh Yes... Car looks shyte hot! :thumb:

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 09:53:29 pm »
Dave, looks nice, how long you going to be in town for, or are you not heading up to the Nations capital

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2014, 12:17:17 am »
Hi Andrew, I'm heading to the Nation's capital after ANZAC Day and will be there for most of that week (27April - 1 May) but staying overnight in Albury on the way and Corowa on the way back. With luck, the Stang will be ready to drive.

You should be able to hear me driving around the Civic and Tuggeranong area  :grin:

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2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2014, 09:14:42 pm »
 :drool:
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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2014, 09:35:16 pm »
Looks good..

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2014, 09:53:05 pm »
Just caught up with this. Sensational paint work.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2014, 05:08:34 pm »
Mwizz, the paint work looks even better in the flesh. Troy at Western Smash has done an outstanding job. The engine came back last week. I am hoping that Troy gets it back in and tested by the end of this week so that I can pick the car up and take the squeeze for a spin around the Mornington Peninsula. I hear that there is a MOCA drive arranged in that neck of the woods too. I'll be on the look out for a few "soul mates".
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2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2014, 07:26:18 pm »
. . .  and now the beating heart is back in the beast.
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2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 03:15:25 pm »
The beast has left the cave and is heading home.  :pepper: Here are some snaps taken yesterday outside Western Smash in Sunshine. Looking forward to taking it for a spin around the Mornington Peninsula.  :burnout:

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2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

I love it, I need it
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Deep Purple, “Highway Star” (1971)

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2014, 03:23:49 pm »
Looks stunning, Dave. Very nice!  :thumb:
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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2014, 06:13:31 pm »
 :agree:
That looks really nice.

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 08:53:18 pm »
What a great prize to come home to..

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Re: Homeward Bound - followup
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2014, 12:17:44 am »
I cannot say enough good things about Troy at Western Smash Repairs. He really puts his heart into his work.
Dave

1969 Black Jade Mach 1 with a 351C, 3v closed chamber heads, Comp Cams and lifters, FMX trans with 2500 stall converter, LSD, Edelbrock Performer 600 CFM, Sanderson ceramic shorty extractors and Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust.

2016 Deep Impact Blue GT manual with Roush exhaust.

I love it, I need it
I seed it
Eight cylinders all mine
Alright hold tight
I'm a highway star

Deep Purple, “Highway Star” (1971)