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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 17, 1:15 PM Thread Starter
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I saw this on our local website for sale , not often seen over here

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/use...1459903217.htm
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I would say the guy that put it together must have been a plumber. It also has an interesting crankcase ventilation system.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 17, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah when I first saw the upside down headers I thought it must've been turboed , but it's just an interesting way to make blockhuggers fit
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Thanks for posting.

My buddy in Australia said most American cars imported new were loaded due to the cost involved in shipping and RHD conversion. He said the favorable exchange rate of the late-60's early-70's didn't hurt either. By going with what he said, it seems unusual to find a stripped down wagon like this. Can you enlighten us on this if possible.

I like the car, except for the headers and hood scoop. There is no explanation other than bad taste, for either if those modifications.

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Thanks for posting.

My buddy in Australia said most American cars imported new were loaded due to the cost involved in shipping and RHD conversion. He said the favorable exchange rate of the late-60's early-70's didn't hurt either. By going with what he said, it seems unusual to find a stripped down wagon like this. Can you enlighten us on this if possible.

I like the car, except for the headers and hood scoop. There is no explanation other than bad taste, for either if those modifications.

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Hi , most original RHD American cars that I've seen while growing up were mostly plain jane , mostly 283's , no big blocks , no power options , very few coupes ,
that statement may be true for when a special order car was wanted that you couldn't get from the dealers,
This Beaumont looks original rhd , it has rhd wipers , original license plate, I don't think it looks stripped down,
I have an old original Beaumont parts manual showing all the right hand drive parts , .. Larry
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Interesting header plumbing, probably due to the fact there are no/limited headers for RH drive clearances.
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"tidy interior"
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The PCV looks like a catch can with a sight glass/tube on the front so you can tell when it's full?, looks to me things were done for a reason and not bad taste, except for the hood scoop and that was probably for a reason as well, work with what you have I would guess being in NZ, and I agree on "tidy interior"?


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