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  1. kws

    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    Yeah nah i'd Nope.avi all over that.
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    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    haha, that air filter looks mighty familiar. This is what i found choking my first SD1. Needless to say it went much harder with a sick poddie on it.
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    re-registering a vehicle

    There is no way to "transfer" the ownership to you when it is de-registered. To re-register it you will need a paper trail of how it came to be in your possession, but other than that in the eyes of NZTA it is currently a bundle of parts, not a car. I have no comment on the plate thing, but might be worth calling the plates people or maybe LicenSys to see what they say about it.
  4. Can confirm this sucks. #RoverSD1life I'd still do it though. No need to make more work now, when you could use what you have at hand. Future you won't mind.
  5. How would a WOF etc test this? Not like they can run it up on a dyno, get it on boost and then volume test it. Its a good idea, im just curious myself. Or more likely, would they just require you to have it in the "open" setting during testing, and fail you if you cant/dont?
  6. "no cambelt! Free tank of gas! New tires all around*!" *Snow tires, but they're as good as high end Pirellis, honest. Tires all all the same thing.
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    DIY Fuel injection thread.

    Same with some NZDM early 90s BMWs. No cats, no O2 sensors.
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    Kelvinators Mini

    Well today has been somewhat bitter-sweet. Little Snicket has been moved onto a new owner. It was inevitable that I would sell the car, and the biggest factor was that since getting it road legal over a month ago, I have driven the car about 3 times. The Honda does all the daily work, and the BMW does all the other weekend work (its summer, I'm a big fan of air conditioning, which the Mini didn't have). It wasn't fair to Snicket to just sit outside, in all weather, not being driven. I'm sad to see it go, it was a cool little car and I put so much work into it, but the young guy that bought it is real into old cars, and is looking forward to enjoying actually using the Mini. His ownership is a trial by fire though, since right now he is on a ferry and about to drive the car back to Christchurch, over 400KM away! Easily the longest drive the car has made in at least 4-5 years, if not longer. Oh well, good bonding with the car I guess, fingers crossed it all goes smoothly. In order to get Snicket ready for the sale today, (I'm embarrassed to say) I gave it the first clean since I bought it. Actually came up pretty well. It's a shame I never got around to polishing the paint as I think it would have come up pretty well. Even the Honda got a wash, and that was WELL overdue for one (oops). After the wash my Wife and I cleaned all the windows, and noticed a tiny little baby praying mantis chilling on the roof. Somehow it hung on despite me earlier washing the car with some vigor, and lots of water. It turns out we forgot about the little guy and when we got back from a quick drive to fill the tank, sure enough it was still hanging onto the roof! I thought I should relocate it to the garden, but not before it gave me a fist bump and explored my hand So that's the end of this journey. Snicket has gone to a new home where it should get more use, and my hard work can be enjoyed. I'm just glad I saved it and put it back on the road instead of it ending up in a crusher and being reincarnated as a Chery or Ssangyong.
  9. HTH.
  10. Is there any way to determine before buying them, if they are suitable for certifying? Is that something id have to ask my chosen certifier? Ill drill holes into my tunnel if i have to, but rather mount it to the bracket if possible.
  11. Speaking of certs, is this sort of attachment for the seatbelt OK for cert as long as the bolt meets spec? It mounts to the base that bolts to the floor of the car, and the recaro sliders mount to that base.
  12. Wouldnt it be an awesome world where you could opt for them to just not put the wheel details on the plate?
  13. It'll say "OE F&R" or the likes for wheels
  14. Looks like it has the JWL standard marking? usually means its a JDM-YO wheel. Probably doesnt help, but nothing else to go on with my minimal knowledge.
  15. Yes. PM me if you know anything i should know