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hey from british columbia canada

Postby timbuk » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:34 am

Hey all hows it going here from vancouver island got a couple of english cars although most of my collection are GMs from north america.Got a british GM a Vauxhall Viva Deluxe 1966 with 72k miles on it and a TR3 1957 Thought id jump aboard to talk about my Viva love it and happy to finally be somewhere Viva is spoken. Always wanted one but it was supposed to be a 70 GT but these cars are super rare over here,Vivas were imported to north america for Pontiac Moters.Hoping to get in the groove here and get my car running sweet again.Car is complete and runs but has a low cylinder #1????? is that common for these cars? TOUGH to get parts here,Kip Moters seems to be the best bet so far.Thanks for having me Timbuk[url]Image[/url]
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Re: hey from british columbia canada

Postby viva les vegas » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:37 am

Hey there, welcome, and you've got a pic up straight away  as you've probably already read, we love pics
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Postby hbpeter » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:55 pm

Welcome, very nice HA, 66 is one of the last of that model. Low Compression is probably due to worn rings, or valves, quite common.

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Re: hey from british columbia canada

Postby timbuk » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:19 am

hi peter and vegas thanks for the reply! There arnt many of these around here for sure hoping the valve is at fault have a spare engine from a 65 i just picked up pulled the head off and will try to make a engine from 2 Will have to get a gasket set at least!
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Postby dann01 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:47 am

Very nice looking motor. Hello and welcome to the forum.

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Re: hey from british columbia canada

Postby timbuk » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:13 am

thanks Danwill get some more shots up for all to see!
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Re: hey from british columbia canada

Postby timbuk » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:01 am

well like i said i have alot or north american gms yhis one the viva could fit in the trunk...[url]Image[/url] you guys got pics of your other rides?
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Postby jpsmit » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:33 am

you asked - here is my collection,
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The Vauxhall that got me here
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Ms Triss my '76 Midget (chrome bumper conversion)
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Luigi, 58 Multipla - currently at the island of lost toys till the Vauxhall is done
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Re: hey from british columbia canada

Postby timbuk » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:23 am

love the vauxhall! Done alot of work on mgs and triumphs never seen one like the last one![url]Image[url]Image[/url][/url]
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Re: hey from british columbia canada

Postby viva les vegas » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:35 pm

*drools* My dad brought a GMC version of that truck home once, he was in charge of the motor pool for a while at work. It was the only one in the company, and usually brought the mid 70's or early 80's ones home with the straight 6 and 3 speed manual, or Suburbans. Got me hooked on GM's from an early age :-)
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