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New Zealand Beaumont


Saw this on Trademe our New Zealand auction site. Trademe auction # 1446880491. Interesting exhaust setup



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https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1446880491

I think I saw that same car listed somewhere else. Maybe a Facebook page?

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Any idea why the headers are like that? It's nothing to do with it being RHD drive is it?

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Thanks Carl, not sure why they are that way round. The small tag on the left of the photo is the VIN tag, the black and silver tags are low volume cert so something has been altered and certified. Was it originally a six cylinder?

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I would imagine the tags will have info about whether or not it was a 6 before. Not really any way to tell otherwise. Interesting that the vin tag is not in the door jamb but rather it's on the firewall.

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It looks like a New Zealand new car that may have dropped off the register and been revinned. That's where they put the new tags, on the firewall.

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1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Under Restoration)

1950 Chevorolet Deluxe

1942 C15 Chevrolet (Puddle Jumper)

1939 Hudson Sedan 112

1939 Hudson Coupe 112

1975 Leyland Mini

1974 Jaguar XJ6L

 

 



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Any idea why the headers are like that? It's nothing to do with it being RHD drive is it?

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 Probably the wrong headers for that car, so he made them fit. 



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As far as I know, all RHD Beaumonts & Chevelles were six-cylinder.

Probably due to the clearance on the RHD steering box, even the 6 had to run an oil adapter for clearance. The header shown on the New Zealand Beaumont is likely because of the box.



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I'm also thinking that's just some Aussie ingenuity at work to re-use some existing header... or he put the block huggers on upside down and just told the exhaust place to figure it out! Either way, thankfully we have access to parts that fit!

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Yes, they sure look like they started life as block huggers.

Whenever we are tempted to think that our car projects are a struggle, we just need to remember these guys who are trying to work on the RHD versions of our cars.

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biggrin That would be Kiwi ingenuity.



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1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

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1939 Hudson Sedan 112

1939 Hudson Coupe 112

1975 Leyland Mini

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I've heard it's the same way in Cuba. Virtually no parts availability, so they make do with what they can get their hands on.

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I emailed the seller to ask about the headers he said you could probably put them the right way up and that he did it to make it look a bit different. Fair enough. Said the original engine was a 253 ( 283? as a 253 was a Holden engine ) He is right about it being the only one in NEW ZEALAND though. You are right Carl our supply of old car parts is pretty thin now but unlike Cuba we can import from around the world and if you go to any car show here there would be twice as many LHD cars than RHD

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1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Under Restoration)

1950 Chevorolet Deluxe

1942 C15 Chevrolet (Puddle Jumper)

1939 Hudson Sedan 112

1939 Hudson Coupe 112

1975 Leyland Mini

1974 Jaguar XJ6L

 

 



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You guys sure have to pay to get stuff though. I can't believe what it costs for you to buy parts and pay all the associated costs to get them.

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It's the associated costs that make our eyes water. We cringe when we hear what gets crushed in Canada. In NZ we have one wreckers yard left that has mainly old cars and 90% of those are rusted out or English, same thing really, so no fun going there anymore. We are big supporters of Rock Auto.

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1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)

1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Under Restoration)

1950 Chevorolet Deluxe

1942 C15 Chevrolet (Puddle Jumper)

1939 Hudson Sedan 112

1939 Hudson Coupe 112

1975 Leyland Mini

1974 Jaguar XJ6L

 

 

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