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Old 12-19-2004, 22:52   #1 (permalink)
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Made my day

Was out cruising in my recently rebuilt XY ute today, seems that some lucky sod in town has got his hands on Bolwell Nagari Mk VIII. ( a classic aussie sports car ) I was sitting behind him at the lights and some knob in a Wrx was along side the Bolwell obviously wanting to show his girlfriend how good he and his car were. Unluckily for him the guy in the Bolwell was willing to oblige, now I dont know if the Bolwell was running a 302 or 351 but i dont recall seeing a ricer being so badly decimated in a fair while, it was absolute poetry, there was this ricer wondering what the hell had just happened and where that sissy little sports car went. I still cant stop grinning
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Old 12-19-2004, 23:08   #2 (permalink)
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ah yes the Bollies. theres a black hard top kicking around here. comes out only on sunny days and boy does it grumble!! man i would have pissed myself laughing if i had have seen that.
another uneducated fool bites the dust!!
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Old 12-20-2004, 20:24   #3 (permalink)
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The number plate reads BN 302, so i am guessing it runs with a 302
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Old 12-21-2004, 00:41   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Made my day

i had another 'made my day moment' today. on the way home there was a blue au xr6 being tower by none other than an EB wagon. i just though 'thats awesome, go the wagon'.
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:27   #5 (permalink)
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check out the tyres on that thing! semi racing very well worn fornt and rear, they are fibreglass bodies from memory i've never seen one other than photos. would have made my day just seeing one, would be hard to beat seeing a wrx getting wooped
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:37   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry guys but thats not the actual car, I scanned that of a Promotional brochure I found at work, we get some materials from Bolwell Inc and of course we get calenders and stuff, I put it up incase some ppl hadent heard of the car, iv'e talked about them before and just got a blank look in return.
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The really funny thing is if wrx guy had turned his Doof Doof down he would have heard the Bollie and probably realised not to mess with it.. He probably thought it was an MG
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awesome story, brings a huge grin from ear to ear to read that!
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Old 12-21-2004, 19:40   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds great. Only problem is, I don't know much about this car.

Got any info you can post? Would be appreciated. Looks great!
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:34   #9 (permalink)
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Try these links

http://www.bolwellcarclub.com.au
http://www.bolwellcarclub.com.au/magart.htm
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SPECIFICATIONS:
Make, Model & Year of Manufacture: Bowlell-Nagari Sports 1972
Price when new (or approx.): $6925;
Engine-type: Ford cleveland, V8;
Bore & Stroke: 4" x 3";
Displacment: 302 cub. ins.;
Max B.H.P. @ R.P.M.: 240 @ 4600;
Max. Torque @ R.P.M.: 300 @ 2600;
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1;
Induction System: Holley 500;
Exhaust System: Extractors + 2" pipes;
Electrical System: Alternator;
Clutch-Type: Hydraulic 10" dia.;
Transmission-Type: Ford Top Loader;
Ratios-1st: 2.78, 2nd: 1.93, 3rd: 1.36, 4th: 1.00;
Overdrive: No;
Synchros: Yes, all 4 gears;
Differential-Type: Borg Warner 7";
Ratio: 2.92:1;
Drive Axles: LSD;
Steering-Type: Rack & pinion; Turns Lock to Lock: 4; Turning Circle: 34";Steering-Type: Rack & pinion; Turns Lock to Lock: 4; Turning Circle: 34";
Brakes-Type: (Front) Ford disk (Rear) Drum; Drum Diameter: 10"; Front Disc Diameter: 11.25"; Servo Assisted: Yes; Chassis & Body-Frame: Steel backbone chassis;
Body Construction: Fibreglass;
Body Style: Sports Coupe;
Suspension-Type: Coil springs; (Front) Unequal length wishbones, (Rear) Live axle, 4 locating arms;
Shockers: Telescopic;
Wheel-Type: Bolwell 14"x205;
Wheels-Colour: Bolwell design, polished alloy,
Wheelbase: 90";
Overall Length: 158";
Overall Height: 44";
Overall Width: 66";
Front Track: 57"
Rear Track: 59";
Ground Clearance: 6";
Curb Weight: 2284 lbs.;
Capacities-Crackcase: 1 gal., Fuel Tank: 12 gal.;
Fuel Consumtion-Best: 24mpg, Average: 22mpg,;
Performance-0-30mph: 2.1 sec., 0-40mph: 3.9 sec., 0-50mph: 5.3 sec.,
0-60mph: 6.4 sec.;
Top Speed (Estimated): 130 mph;
Gauges-Type-Speedo: Stewart Warner, Oil Pressure: Stewart Warner, Fuel: Stewart Warner, Tachometer: Stewart Warner,
Water Temperature: Stewart Warner.
Apparently the 302 was good for about 14.7 for the 1/4 mile
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