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by GRUNTY
Thu 09 May 2013, 22:48
Forum: AfricanMusclecars.com related
Topic: Firenza CAN Am 302 V8
Replies: 9
Views: 2988

Re: Firenza CAN Am 302 V8

Great pics of an unusual Vauxhall. I think that had they sold these cars here the model would have been sufficiently popular to run for a few more years. Unusual nose that sadly was not produced in S.A. but seemed very popular in England.
by GRUNTY
Mon 26 Nov 2012, 20:16
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: Can Am
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Can Am

Hi John, I find it hard to believe that parts for the Firenza are so difficult to find. I also need a pair of oval headlights as mine has 2 of the local universal units that are too small. Please scratch around for me and should I be lucky then perhaps a p.m. for bank details and amount will help.Ma...
by GRUNTY
Tue 20 Nov 2012, 10:09
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: Can Am
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Can Am

Desperately seeking a black or glass replica under bonnet wiper motor cover. Also a Firenza Gt dash top as mine is cracked from the weather. P.m or phone Mike at 0828706129. Thanks Grunty. 8)
by GRUNTY
Sat 25 Aug 2012, 21:52
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: End of the V8 coming soon
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: End of the V8 coming soon

The 2 stroke engine has all but disapeared now,but I see Stihl are playing with a 4 stroke,2 stroke. Look at the progress with Diesel engines now! They're quiet,go like hell and super efficient. Why don't the car guys make common rail, direct injection petrol engines.If one thinks about it the moder...
by GRUNTY
Fri 24 Aug 2012, 23:54
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: End of the V8 coming soon
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: End of the V8 coming soon

I'm sure you guys have noticed the proliferation of modern small capacity highly stressed small engines working overtime to move there modern recycled beer tins that are todays fast cars.What with all the electronic gadgetry and limited life materials we are now driving disposable cars!!One could bu...
by GRUNTY
Wed 22 Aug 2012, 23:01
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Scottburgh Classic car show 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: Scottburgh Classic car show 2012

Hi guys the Can Am clone is the ex Mike Forsyth car I bought a year and a half ago. I have spent this time rebuilding it as we are heading for the race track later this year or early next. It has the original 350 block Mike ran but rebuilt and have added a Supra 5 speed box for a variety of tracks t...
by GRUNTY
Tue 21 Aug 2012, 22:53
Forum: Indroduce yourself/Welcome to new members
Topic: Pics as promised
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

Re: Pics as promised

Use a Supra box and enjoy real V8 power in a Kart. Weigh your car and you should see a great power to weight ratio with a mild 350.As long as you don't put stupid rubber on the back the rear should last awhile. Ideal would be a stronger rear setup with a mean LS then you should really have fun.Maint...
by GRUNTY
Wed 01 Aug 2012, 22:26
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Scottburgh Classic car show 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: Scottburgh Classic car show 2012

Hi Gordini,the first Can is the ex Mike Forsyth car I bought awhile back and have now rebuilt to race in the forthcoming season. We have tried to keep the car looking as close to standard as possible to the original street car but some mods are neccessary for racing.The 16" BMW rims are a no no as i...
by GRUNTY
Sun 29 Jul 2012, 22:08
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: 1963 Kadett Zwartkops
Replies: 23
Views: 11718

Re: 1963 Kadett Zwartkops

So 10 years later B.V.R and team showed the General exactly what could be done with off the shelf parts from another parts bin. Can Am Firenza.No replacement for displacement !!
by GRUNTY
Tue 10 Jul 2012, 00:45
Forum: Technical
Topic: LRP
Replies: 36
Views: 3508

Re: LRP

Service station owners tell us that LRP is no longer available.From our experience,it has beem found to be more harmful than beneficial.An example was a Chevy V8 wearing a 650 holley that had corroded through the float chamber and the brown shellack type residue remaining after not being run for nea...