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  1. Just a small update We have Low thanks to 2" lowering springs up front and 2"blocks in the rear.
  2. Cool to see ya back into it after the trip dude!
  3. Nah it was just gearbox failure that led to universal failure. Looks like a bearing let go and smashed teeth and shit decided to exit out the sides.
  4. Been a while. I have mounted the rev counter in the dash, installed headunit, speakers and some doof doof. Yay purple wheel nuts Attended Hardpark and enjoyed myself more than I expected I would Also hit the Ford day in Kapiti, the weather was real bad and it actually got called off but it was fun while it lasted. Driving home my wipers got slower and my lights got dim....the alternator died Thankfully (in a weird way) I still run points and EVLSKE made it home Replaced the alternator and we were back up running again annnnd we attended the British car day So all was going well but ya know how it is with old british cars....the headlight switch burnt out on the way home from the inlaws farm in Levin, no problem the lights stayed on so we got home. Unplugged the switch and all good. The next morning was the day of the Shannon auto spectacular, we drove to the inlaws and my lady and 2 of the girls stayed there. My eldest daughter and myself carried on through to Shannon. We stayed for a couple hours and then we headed back to the inlaws. The back road between Shannon and Levin was nice and quiet so I put my foot down to stretch the legs on the Escort. The gearbox had other ideas. There was a major internal malfunction and the internals exited through the gearbox housing and left a trail of destruction in its wake. So this is the view from under the car I picked these up off the road It came out in 2 pieces 2 weeks later and we are running again! Scored a Gearbox for a good price, new driveshaft universal, some fluid and its all good (Y)
  5. Driving the wheels off the little Escort at the mo and really enjoying just cruising! Been a good couple months for EVLSKE, has had its pic printed in the Petrolhead mag a couple times within 3 months I also lowered the front slightly via makita one coil removal and it has evened up the ride height somewhat. The exhaust scrapes going in and out my driveway now. Chucked a nice sedate stainless tip on the exhaust too Attended the Dec Petrolhead Breakfast with Mr Bwarp and Charlie earlier this month and probably the most exciting part of recent times is being given louvers for the Escort! Now both my Fords have them Looking forward to summer cruising and hitting some of the events happening around the show!
  6. Really enjoyed rolling out in the Hillman last night! What a rad little car, looking forward to what the future holds for her.
  7. Man she is tidy!
  8. Got the rego etched into the glass this week, its a small point of difference but I am pleased with it. Discuss http://oldschool.co....ort-discussion/
  9. My plate arrived I also replaced rear wheel bearing today as the L/R was getting noisy as hell. It was surprisingly pain free for a Sunday morning job using the bare minimum tools which was nice. The difference it has made is fantastic!
  10. The last month has been a good one. Relocated the battery to the boot and did a sound enhancement using a coby in place of the center muffler. Potato pics incoming Coby I also found some pics online of when she was getting painted
  11. The rocker cover gasket has been leaking for some time but due to the summer season, working 6 days and having car events on most Sundays it has been put on the back burner. bought my $7 gasket this week and then last night I got all motivated and decided to start pulling shit a part in order to paint the r/c while it was removed. After a couple of hours and a cup or 2 of coffee I was happy with the prep'd surface. Got up nice and early this morning and laid down a couple of layers of silver basecoat I then layered on the anodized purple and ended up with this Chucked the gasket on and reinstalled While I was waiting on paint drying I painted the rear bumper satin black to match the front Pretty stoked with the outcome. I have intentions of relocating the battery, changing the route of the heater hose, painting or wrapping the extractors and getting some pretty HT leads but as with everything it all takes time.
  12. Thanks brother! Next time you are in Best city I will take you for a "spirited" drive!
  13. I may need to send you the plates once they are made for that!!
  14. Yes this is something I have conflicting emotions about also.
  15. Not a huge update but an update none the less. First off, yet another OS member has been generous enough to donate to this car! After seeing my pics and noticing my temporary oil cap he hooked me up with a spare one he had at the last OS meet!! Much love brother! After searching for number late lights that don't cost $60 odd dollars each from Palmside I decided to go with some LED ones from Repco. They were a good price, look modern, are hella functional and don't look like shit. To me that is a win. Next up with another functional piece of equipment. An aftermarket Tach. I have mounted it for funtion and IMO in the least horrible place I could. I also put the first sticker on her. I'm not going to plaster decals everywhere but this one seems to fit the car really well. and finally... For my birthday my lady put my personalised plate on layby Looking forward to getting it on the car once it is all paid!!