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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Stacks and filters
    •   Kit Cars
    •   Monday, 28 February 2022
    One of those things that immediately grabs your attention when you open the engine bay on a 356 are the air filters. The original Pre-A's used dual single Solex carburettors moving on to the two barrel P40 Solex carburettors for t...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Beehives
    •   General
    •   Thursday, 17 February 2022
    I finally pulled the trigger on a set of beehives. I've long wanted to replace the not-quite-correct Lucas style 'beehives' with the correct style units and could resist no more when I saw these for sale....
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    It's inside
    •   Porsche
    •   Friday, 24 December 2021
    Been a while since anything has happened on the speedster. Not that there is anything to really report, but I did manage to tick off a couple of small jobs recently...
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  • Mick unlocked the badge Video Creator
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    Love to create videos on the site. To unlock this badge, you need to create videos more than 30 times on the site.
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in The Joe Blow Delivery Bus
    Mail Call
    •   Bus
    •   Tuesday, 26 October 2021
    Funky green dog legsPretty much the last panel required.(although we're replacing the drivers door with a better one)...
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  • Mick commented on the blog post, Quick update
    Quick update

    Feeling Stoked

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  • Mick posted a new blog post in The Joe Blow Delivery Bus
    Quick update
    Received an update from the shop. Front inner panel and passenger door are fitted up. Starting to look like a bus again....
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    ‏ — feeling happy
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in The Joe Blow Delivery Bus
    Nose Job
    •   Bus
    •   Wednesday, 11 August 2021
    Just a quick update. The shop has just taken delivery of the front panels for the bus. We decided to go for an all-in-one front sub-panel instead of separate panels as not only is it assembled on a jig and so should hopefully be nice and square, but ...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in The Joe Blow Delivery Bus
    Resto Progress June '21
    •   Bus
    •   Sunday, 27 June 2021
    Received an update on the bus's progress. It's really coming along now. The gaps on the cargo doors are spot on which when you consider how trashed the roof and that side of the bus was is a real feat. Cooper has really outdone himself....
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    O/T Crank Pulley
    •   Porsche
    •   Friday, 16 April 2021
    Keeping with my vintage speed 356 inspired Okrasa engine build I bought a nice O/T crank pulley. These four hole items are found on early 356's....
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    356 Oil Filler / Breather
    •   Porsche
    •   Wednesday, 14 April 2021
    Another piece in the puzzle arrived today. Todays treasure is a 356 oil filler neck....
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  • Mick uploaded a new video
    Karmann Ghia - 1960. An air cooled obsession.
    Andy is the warm & charismatic owner of this classic 1960 Karmann Ghia. He's had a lifelong obsession with the VW air cooled machines & his dream car was always the Karmann Ghia. So, imagine his delight when he stumbles over an old lady driving his dream car &... the rest is history.
    So come along for a ride through the streets of Sydney on an early Sunday morning as we reveal the love & contempt Andy finds in his Karmann Ghia.

    Another Machines & Macchiatos - Classic Driver video story.
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Okrasa 1625cc
    Been a bit flat out with work so no real time to do anything on the build but have been doing a bit of daydreaming whilst standing at the lathe. I've somehow convinced myself that I should put together my Okrasa engine for the Speedste...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Silencer End Pressings
    •   General
    •   Saturday, 13 March 2021
    After completing the collector for my DIY Sebring exhaust the next part that I need to tackle is making the silencers. I have already spent a bit of time doing some research to try and find some off-the-shelf items but due to the small...
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