Harv's Repco HighPower crossflow head thread

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Errol62 wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:23 pmHAMBster?
Perhaps a full front engine dragster. I have a lead on a chassis.
EK283 wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:52 pm Ah Mr Terry King !

Terry had the engine reconditioning business in Guildford called Dominator, I totally forgot but he was into speedway with the Fontana engines.

His business was sold a few years ago and he now lives down the south coast of NSW.

He would certainly know the history, he probably built the engine originally.

Regards Greg
Spoke to Terry this morning (been a few years since we last spoke). He remembered more about reco'ing this engine than I can remember about yesterday :ebiggrin: . Now I'm itching to pop the rocker cover and see what was done to it. No rollers, but likely rocker post upgrades (4 to 7 conversion). Should have a Waggot cam, decked block (about 10:1), potentially polished and peined rods. Oiling will be pretty standard.

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Cool history to boot


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Trying to locate Harv for one of his special head gaskets for my Grey powered Speedcar here in New Zealand. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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G'day Midget20k,

I'll send you a private message (PM) through the forum. Please let me know (by posting back here) if you have any trouble accessing it.

I like speedcars 8)

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Santa came today 8)
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That’s purty 😎😎😎👍
When you're faced with an unpleasant task that you really don't want to do, sometimes you just have to dig deep down inside and somehow find the patience to wait for someone else to do it for you.


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Are you selling tickets to the first startup with open exhausts?

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Looks good Harv, can’t wait to hear it roar with those open pipes 👍
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Being a tight arse myself, I'll just listen from the next suburb. Very exciting Harv. Tried setting the points yet?

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Go on...

Pinch yourself so you know it's not a dream!!!

Well done on actually finding some 'unobtainium' Harv!
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Love it Harv. Waiting with all others for the fire up.
A great effort to get one. Not to mention the cost :deaddd: :deaddd: :deaddd: :deaddd:
Thanks for sharing.


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Superb! :clap:
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I got a taste for what this thing sounds like while I was in Perth. It's a very responsive engine. One reason for that is the flywheel - the factory 9.1kg has had 25% of its mass removed. Factory one at the top of the photo, the one from this engine at the bottom.

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Wow Harv that’s killer man.
Best you can’t sleep in anticipation!

Cool to see the flywheel, I did similar a few weeks ago to mine.
9.1 kgs sounds light for a factory flywheel though, mine weight up at 10.4kgs.
Cut some out down to 9.2 kgs.
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