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Holden Short Motor 05 Nov 2021 21:02 #227658

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It’s been a lot of years but from memory the grey engine didn’t even have an oil filter.
Wasn’t a 7- bearing crank and who else ripped the teeth off that fabric timing gear.
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Holden Short Motor 05 Nov 2021 21:06 #227660

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I havent seen a greypile without a filter but even the ones that had filters were bypass filters not full flow.
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Holden Short Motor 05 Nov 2021 21:20 #227662

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.......and wasnt every second Fowler -Rex concrete agitator barrell powered by thr old grey motor??

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Holden Short Motor 05 Nov 2021 21:23 #227664

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Yep, and every other one was mopar six powered.

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Holden Short Motor 05 Nov 2021 21:45 #227668

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.This old grey one went OK.....................







.................Billy...................
I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING & STILL HAVE MOST OF IT.........................
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Holden Short Motor 05 Nov 2021 22:23 #227674

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Yes, average distances travelled on an old engine compared to now are vast. I guess the reasons are the quality of materials used in the construction of the engine and the 0.001mm acuracey of the maching process. I do like technology, when I understand it.
I think that we can thank the Japs for bringing cars to Oz as it made the local guys lift their game a little bit.
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Holden Short Motor 06 Nov 2021 00:24 #227679

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I think the improvements in oils over the last 50 years has helped greatly.

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Holden Short Motor 06 Nov 2021 00:44 #227680

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.Under this black bonnet there is a grey Holden short engine ,.........with a few extras...............

www.whichcar.com.au/features/1952-holden...h-a-waggott-twin-cam...........

...................Billy...................
I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING & STILL HAVE MOST OF IT.........................
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Holden Short Motor 06 Nov 2021 07:19 #227683

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Nice one BillyP, lot of work gone into it and a real sleeper. B)

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Holden Short Motor 06 Nov 2021 13:06 #227693

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That one has been drastically improved by taking away most of what makes a grey garbage, even been converted to a seven bearing crank, so is it even comparable to a garden variety greypile?

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