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About Mr.Mk1

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  1. The exhaust has been pissing me off, muffler hangs low and catches the train track crossing and some driveways. Where it was, was about 3 inch forward of the floor recess under the rear seat, and would hit the body under max gear grabbing. So I cut it out and added a couple of inches from the back, to the front and that set it in the gap where I was happy. Had to move the hanger bracket too. Some slag burnt my moustache so all I can smell is burnt hair, it's average.
  2. Your mint spares helped bring it up a notch!
  3. In the weekend I fixed the divot in the roof. There was a high ridge in the back corner and at the time I decided it was more work than I wanted to do to fix it so left it. But something was crook and it got bigger after paint. so evened that out and sprayed it, also did under the bonnet, sides of bonnet and the inner guards and upper firewall. Could see the primer in the bonnet gap and it was bugging me. And GC nosco me his double sided tape so lobbed on the pillar badges. I toyed with the idea of centralising them and moving them up ala mazda, but went with the factory placement in the end. Im onto the final deluxe badge for the boot, will be a box of Woodstocks if it's right.
  4. Here's another rushed and average pic of my new carpet. its much darker than it looked in the auction pictures, I like it.. so I think I'll rock it as is, reminds me of my old valiant.
  5. I believe them to be decent old legit, they are aged up close and have factory looking foam remnants still stuck in places
  6. All the red
  7. Offerings from the Americas
  8. Still chipping away. spare dash I got was still supple on every side but top. Will swap that over at Easter I think, could be a bitch to get in and out in a rush. managed to find a deluxe badge!! Was pretty decent so cleaned and painted. Will stick on this week. have another one, a script badge and some US spec red tail light lenses on their way over. scored a brand new carpet set for $150..its bright red but I'll dye it black. boot badge acquired and installed.
  9. Well, it's the end of an era. she drove out of my life in a haze of smoke and a howl like a semi truck. Cant keep them all, would gladly do so but im sick of being poor. Dane has wanted it for ever so when I decided to cut it loose he was top of the list. Look forward to seeing what you do with it (wide steels?!) and how much of your sedan you borrow to flash it up!
  10. Started running like a ball bag after fanging away from work on Friday, limped it home and had a look..number 4 plug was loose, dizzy was loose and the accelerator pump seal was split. decided to pull the rebuilt carb down, clean and and reassemble. Came out well, ran a lot better. mate mentioned the tallest might be crook, and certainly were noisey so set them too. Then it was onto the dizzy. It had a vanette on in it, which has a screw on cap which is aids to replace so wasn't that worried about chucking it. The rotor was worn on an angle and the cap terminals were eaten. Grabbed a new cap, rotor and points from work and set to it. i had a random spare A12 one and a decent A14 one, but the cap on A14 was larger and the vac advance would hit the block and not adjust enough. so the random one got the green light, cleaned up and plonked in, winner! Goes a lot better. The. An advance isn't great so will see if I can remedy that (suck the hose and it works., unplugged from carb no change). Also threw a new thermostat in cause it wasn't quite right..was a fairly old one I found. found a good condition glovebox lid in the spares so cleaned and painted that. Chipped the old paint off the spare dash pad, will vinyl dye that this week and put in eventually. threw some rubber floor mats in the front.
  11. I take your silence as a good sign of progress
  13. Still cranking away on it but it's too dark by the time I'm finished to take a pic or its plain too boring. Glued a headlining in and trimmed off he excess that's to sit under the screen rubbers, vinyl spray touched up.. looks alright. stereo installed, kick panels in, steering wheel with horn, new swaybar link bushes (mounts were still nice, and rubber) painted everything as I went, adjusted front wheel bearings, installed larger 3-core radiator thanks to mint16, drilled holes in front panel to suit captive nuts on rad surround and hoses had enough slack to line up. Front panel was well used as has had some alloy radiator in the past and a panel-steel piece screwed in to direct airflow. old rad was pretty smoked, functioned but not for much longer. took great joy in cleaning the overspray haze off windows! The really fine steel wool worked a treat. Got my boot badge, cleaned with electric toothbrush and installed. Was scared it would snap so took my time. Brought NOS bonnet rod grommet and clip off trademe as well. Door rubber arrived today so poked that into the channel and glued and taped the rest in place..Waited about an hour each door and then shut each to let set. Warrant booked for Wednesday. And I managed to get all the cars in and out of the garage!
  14. That red beast is yours? It looks very experienced at life haha
  15. Sweet, I'll have a poke around and If it dosent improve I'll kit my spare with its bits