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  1. Did you check the ignition timing after the new belt was on?
  2. All I hear are excuses. You know you don’t want to miss the premiere oldschool event of the year.
  3. https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/tb-general/guidance-clearly-visible-smoke If there is no smoke once it warms up when you give it a rev, it will pass.
  4. Correct. Reverse lights are a permitted lamp. So you don’t need them.
  5. Chin spoiler looks lush. I am not a fan of the text on the intercooler tho.
  6. Yes, Pre 2000 MA only needs a right wing mirror or an interior mirror, BUT, if you have tints, you must have wing mirrors on both sides. (See note 1 in above link)
  7. The virm has just been updated to say cameras can be used in place of mirrors, but it would need to be on all the time the car is on, not just in reverse. https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/vision/rear-view-mirrors Your 720 Is class NA (Ute) so must have a right side and either an interior OR left side mirror. (See tables and images in the link above) New flat deck utes usually get spacers/extensions for the wing mirrors.
  8. @VintageSpecial I have moved all these posts to this thread.
  9. Did you put the spark plug leads back on the right plugs?
  10. I’m not worried if we have one this month or not, but if we do, wholly bagel might be a good option?
  11. It does not need to work, but it does need to be up so the safety markings can be checked.
  12. There is one exception: “3. A vehicle first registered anywhere between 1 February 1977 and 31 March 1980 may be fitted with a second pair of dipped-beam headlamps” My guess is the VTNZ guys assumed it was originally like that. Here are the rules https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/lighting/headlamps
  13. You can have one pair of dipped and two pair of high beam.
  14. I haven’t done any more panel work. Wagon has been sitting in the shed except for Wagnats and Swap meat. While cruising around at swap meet the starter was threatening to leave me stranded by clicking and not spinning. Pulled it out and gave it a once over. Brushes were still good, solenoid contacts were worn, so got a shiny new starter solenoid.
  15. Why have such a large waste gate pipe? Are you planning on running low boost? What about a bellmouth at the turbo flange into a single down pipe so you can move it forward away from the brake stuff. It seems a bit backward to me to change the brake booster because you made the pipe wrong.
  16. Can you cut the pipe off the flange and shorten the pipe by 20mm? What heat shielding have you planned for the brake master cylinder?
  17. I’m not sure about this specific car, but many have metal pins in the seal of the bearing to trigger the abs sensor. You can’t really see the pins. Usually the bearing will have a metal seal on one side and a black rubber seal on the other. You want the black side pointed at the sensor. Does the abs sensor point to the bearing?
  18. I'd be happy to be incorrect on this one, but I cant find anything in the virm that says there are different requirements for trucks and cars apart from the different requirements for dual wheel vehicles My interpretation is a vehicle either has individual mudguards or a body panel mudguard. Like most of the virm it is unclear. Any time I have called nzta for help they tell me to use my judgment.
  19. Sublet, so another company has done the alignment. Maybe they are charging time for the apprentice to drive the car to the alignment place and check his Facebook while they do the alignment and drive the car back to work?
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