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Oh gosh that tub is bloody horrifying. Im amazed there is anything left of his legs looking at that!

Dude made some cool stuff though, that little single seater looked great.

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omg this is blending two of my most favorite things.... a good story and cars. So so so so so good.

 

Was there a practical reason for casting his own wheels? sizes not available here or something? These days virtually nobody would consider casting their own wheels for a race car!!!!

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38 minutes ago, flyingbrick said:

These days nobody would consider casting their own wheels 

this. because people dont have the knowledge and this sort of thing, people rather spend the money to buy stuff..  just such few people left these days like this and ol mate burt munroe. 

such a shame really.

 

Also, mean thread and build. you're quite talented!

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3 hours ago, flyingbrick said:

Was there a practical reason for casting his own wheels? sizes not available here or something? These days virtually nobody would consider casting their own wheels for a race car!!!!

A lot of people tend to forget that back in the 60s NZ was in the middle of butt fuck nowhere. It still is but technology has reduced that gap artificially (not a good way of explaining it but anyway). For craftsmen it was cheaper easier to make performance parts for their race cars rather than mail order from the states or UK.  A couple good examples are the Chain drive Stanton Corvette and the Silvester V8 coupes inlet manifold and carbs.  

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14 hours ago, Truenotch said:

I feel like @Snoozin would appreciate this thread. 

That single seater looked great! And the crash must have been horrifying... 

 

Snoozin's been all over this since it was posted :) It rules, really enjoying the story as well as the workmanship. Looking forward to the day it sees some action again. Definitely an important part of Kiwi motorsport history! 

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