Inherited my uncles EH when I was 17. He had it from new with a
red HP motor. By the time I got it, it had only done 40,000 miles
as he use to use it only to drive from the farm in Brogo to do
the shopping in Bega. The whole thing was fish oiled so there was
A mechanic mate of mine helped me do it up. Kept the look fairly
original, except sat it a little lower & got some wider tyres
on the original rims to give that bubble effect. The motor was
worked, as well as having extractors to get rid of the junk &
sway bars to improve the handling.
When the car was finished it was perfect. And fast too. I was
travelling down to Wollongong one day after my mate had said,
"Don't drive too fast in the first few months after the
engine has been reworked." So I was just cruising. But then
I noticed I was passing all these car, & I couldn't work
out why there were all going so slow. I was only doing 100 kph...
then it dawned on me. My speedo was in miles. I was doing 100 mph
& I was even trying.
It was perfect for 3 months, until some **** coming home from the
local RSL ran a stop sign at 80 kph & slammed into the side
of me. He hit the door pillar just behind where I was sitting. I
was knocked out for a while, but due to the sturdiness of the EH,
I wasn't injured in any way. A modern car & I may dead.
The EH was a write off. She gave up her life to save mine. The
greatest act a car could ever do for her human.
From that day to this, cars have just been a way to get around.
Investing too much time in them is a waiste for me.