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#21 Posted : Friday, 2 March 2018 8:51:49 AM(UTC)
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Yeah, the mirrored Esky. I've never seen or heard of such a thing, especially as a Holden accessory. It might be home made by the sound of it.

The water injection thing was a relatively common 60s item. There were several of them commercially available. I remember one called the Kleinig 'Mist-Master".

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If at first you don't succeed, just call it Version 1.0
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#22 Posted : Saturday, 3 March 2018 7:55:28 AM(UTC)
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Back in the HQ's run I remember a Brisbane Holden dealer's print ad for HQs 'with this exclusive side flash" It looked horrible, didn't suit the HQ's lines one bit.That must have been their last gasp.

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Attn camry drivers. The accelerator is the skinny pedal on the right.
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Esso was the fuel “that put a tiger in your tank”. That makes me think of one of the stickers/decals you put on the back window of your car back then if you improved the original brakes by fitting a PBR power booster. This sticker if fitted probably gave a bit of prestige to owner of the car with it’s upgraded braking. I think the sticker advised those following “Caution Power Brakes” or it might have had PBR in there somewhere, if there was an advertising slant.
Other things from those days was that “Hoods” often had Zephyrs which were lowered at the rear and I think they also had spat’s fitted.
Fox tails for the aerial
Twin aerials at the rear (FB”s and EK”s more than others)
This one is a bit off the topic, but does anyone recall a part that was available back then (or were these home made?) that was fitted to the end of the cars exhaust pipe and was possibly was supposed to be a type of “extractor”? I don’t remember much about the one I saw but It probably two short pipes which were open to air passing under the car when it was moving forward and these pipes then bleed air past the tip of the exhaust pipe. This “performance” part was finished with a chrome metal cover. The only one I ever saw was on a Triumph Herald. Optimism is a great thing.


Gerard, your 'extractor' made me remember the "Alextractor" http://mk1-performance-c...k/images/alextractor.jpg
One of my TAFE teachers mentioned that it the venturi effect could work. The fast moving air through the venturi helps suck the exhaust gas out.
So the theory goes anyway.

The things one remembers, while forgetting the bride's birthday........
Attn camry drivers. The accelerator is the skinny pedal on the right.
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#24 Posted : Wednesday, 7 March 2018 10:34:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gerard Go to Quoted Post
Esso was the fuel “that put a tiger in your tank”. That makes me think of one of the stickers/decals you put on the back window of your car back then if you improved the original brakes by fitting a PBR power booster. This sticker if fitted probably gave a bit of prestige to owner of the car with it’s upgraded braking. I think the sticker advised those following “Caution Power Brakes” or it might have had PBR in there somewhere, if there was an advertising slant.
Other things from those days was that “Hoods” often had Zephyrs which were lowered at the rear and I think they also had spat’s fitted.
Fox tails for the aerial
Twin aerials at the rear (FB”s and EK”s more than others)
This one is a bit off the topic, but does anyone recall a part that was available back then (or were these home made?) that was fitted to the end of the cars exhaust pipe and was possibly was supposed to be a type of “extractor”? I don’t remember much about the one I saw but It probably two short pipes which were open to air passing under the car when it was moving forward and these pipes then bleed air past the tip of the exhaust pipe. This “performance” part was finished with a chrome metal cover. The only one I ever saw was on a Triumph Herald. Optimism is a great thing.


Gerard, your 'extractor' made me remember the "Alextractor" http://mk1-performance-c...k/images/alextractor.jpg
One of my TAFE teachers mentioned that it the venturi effect could work. The fast moving air through the venturi helps suck the exhaust gas out.
So the theory goes anyway.

The things one remembers, while forgetting the bride's birthday........


Premier 350 - thanks for the photo. This unit looks way more technical than the one I remember seeing, so that one was probably home made. Found this photo and text of the "Alextractor" on the net in a preview of a book called "The Sports Car Engine Its Tuning And Modification" written by Colin Campbell, published 1963. If you can open the full preview there is good information in it for engines pre fuel injection, electronic ignition computer control etc. Pretty much all British car based but worth a look.
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Esso was the fuel “that put a tiger in your tank”. That makes me think of one of the stickers/decals you put on the back window of your car back then if you improved the original brakes by fitting a PBR power booster. This sticker if fitted probably gave a bit of prestige to owner of the car with it’s upgraded braking. I think the sticker advised those following “Caution Power Brakes” or it might have had PBR in there somewhere, if there was an advertising slant.
Other things from those days was that “Hoods” often had Zephyrs which were lowered at the rear and I think they also had spat’s fitted.
Fox tails for the aerial
Twin aerials at the rear (FB”s and EK”s more than others)
This one is a bit off the topic, but does anyone recall a part that was available back then (or were these home made?) that was fitted to the end of the cars exhaust pipe and was possibly was supposed to be a type of “extractor”? I don’t remember much about the one I saw but It probably two short pipes which were open to air passing under the car when it was moving forward and these pipes then bleed air past the tip of the exhaust pipe. This “performance” part was finished with a chrome metal cover. The only one I ever saw was on a Triumph Herald. Optimism is a great thing.


Gerard, your 'extractor' made me remember the "Alextractor" http://mk1-performance-c...k/images/alextractor.jpg
One of my TAFE teachers mentioned that it the venturi effect could work. The fast moving air through the venturi helps suck the exhaust gas out.
So the theory goes anyway.

The things one remembers, while forgetting the bride's birthday........


Premier 350 - thanks for the photo. This unit looks way more technical than the one I remember seeing, so that one was probably home made. Found this photo and text of the "Alextractor" on the net in a preview of a book called "The Sports Car Engine Its Tuning And Modification" written by Colin Campbell, published 1963. If you can open the full preview there is good information in it for engines pre fuel injection, electronic ignition computer control etc. Pretty much all British car based but worth a look.


I've got that book! Buried somewhere at home.
Attn camry drivers. The accelerator is the skinny pedal on the right.
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