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  1. Auckland crew will go to the pub as soon as we are allowed and organise to come down again - this time to the actual event, rather than being locked down and having to do our own....
  2. trying to track down some elusive cooling system hoses and get it running, then will make it prettier after that
  3. I'LL LEARN YOU NOW THAT HAGEN IS THE BEST BEER IN NZ. Oh. I mean cheapest. Hagen is the Cheapest beer in NZ.
  4. Nec task - have a gander at the new shell. The M40 1.8 motor was resting on the front cross member - it seemed like a manwell conversion had started but to me it was weak-sauce and unknown so out she came. bye-bye boat anchor This then went onto marketplace and was swapped for some money and beer. With that out of the way, a bit of an assessment of the power-barn could commence along with a tidy-up. The expected rot was found behind the fuse box - which looked like it would be a good place for rain to come in and soak the carpet, so it was cut out and replaced with some fresh steel. Speed holes removed Next the donor car donated its M20B23 and getrag gearbox, driveshaft and entire loom from headlight, engine, cabin right back to tail light. @sentra also removed the diff and gave it a rebuild* The differences between the loom was so great, this seemed like the easiest way to do things, and as I had to remove the loom to do rust repairs anyway it wasn't such a big deal. New Mota Guv? Early engine with cold-start injector and non front-mount dizzy. @Mr Vapour is gonna have a visitor I think. Next came the additional pedal. You can see the state of the floor from the donor that it had got the cancers. Pedal box, clutch master etc. The steering rack was removed as it was a known useable unit. Measurements were taken for brackets from the donor before being de-spotweld for: the clutch fluid reservoir, radiator expansion tank, relay holder, power steer reservoir & radiator mounting brackets. These were then welded into the new body. Brackets to be removed and swapped over. Finally for this session, a rock-auto list was made: Cambelt, waterpump, tensioner, thermostat housing, gaskets, etc. Thermostat housing not looking so healthy. K. Gotta go back do some work now. Tune in text time pls. Thamls. *Reconditioning comprised of cleaning it with a hose and drinking a Hagen.
  5. Choice one. Yeah I should have gone for a ride with you at Hanmer to taste a more modern engine swap. Unfortunately the days of cheap manwell gearboxes are gone now, otherwise I'd have gone that route for sure. Unrelated... Someone find me a gearbox for this M52B28 pls* *may be for British estate not BMW coupe
  6. We left our story with the discovery of a few tiny little rust holes. Our Hero @yoeddynz had his work cut out for him (a bit like the rust he found) I don't actually know what he did TBH, but he did send me some photos so I'll make my own story which is all 100% correct at time of publication*: 1. ROOF Holes previously found enbiggened, Alex played with a brass pencil and inserted lots of old rust filings into the hole he found from a Hillman Imp. Then he and added some black stuff and steel. Also tinted windows with plastic. Pleased with himself, he repeated the exercise on the other side also, while making some wooden boxes for his quad. A professional jigsaw enthusiast, he had no problems finding a piece of metal that fitted the exact hole he had cut out earlier. Metal glue applied to ensure it won't fall out. Note the colour -matched black & decker suspension adjustment tool. He then found two more pieces of steel and repeated the process on the co-pilot side, adding curtains to the passenger compartment also. The pencil now balanced on the roof. Happy with his efforts, he made more holes above the boot to be able to have another go Suck/blow/suck/blow repeat until tender and golden. All shiny and water-tight A spray of some black stuff for protection and that'll do for now. Gosh what a magic fixer guy! Also the observant of you will note that @Slacker_Sam. had found some brand new tyres and generously fitted them to make moving the car somewhat easier and safer. Tune in next time for more rust discovery, broken stuff and much excite. *could be?
  7. Roll on to 2017 and I got wind of a 1988 e30 Coupe without transmission and a uninstalled motor going for cheap. (This was before the prices of E30s started taking off) I ventured north with @Threeonthetree and found this: It was a facelift 318i 'rust free*' coupe in delphin grey. Povo spec and in pieces. Body looked straight and I saw potential so Dragged it home and parked it up until time allowed for further investigation.
  8. BACKSTORY Once upon a time - 1983 in fact, Auckland was the host of the New Zealand Motor show. All the manufacturers displayed their new offerings, including BMW with their new E30 3 Series BMW. Germany new the show as happening and sent out a top of the range 323i coupe, in hellrot red, with M-Sport interior, M stickers and a slightly breathed upon M20B23 motor with 5 speed transmission, just to give the press something a little more spicy than the average 323i, but not enough to raise alarm bells. The car went through a couple of owners until it ended up in a friends ownership in the early 90s. The car served the owner @Mr Burns's senior for a number of years. He was a spirited driver and enjoyed using the car to its full potential, including every trip to the shops for milk, or 4 up on family holidays around the country. By the early 2000s, as with most early e30s, there was more rust holding the car together than steel, so a running gear transplant was arranged into a 1984 4 door sedan and the old body was sent away. The blue sedan in better days. The 'new' sedan was daylied for a few years, until the same fate bestowed it's chassis. It was then parked up under a hedge for 15 years and forgotten about. Neglected The rusted car came into my possession at the sad passing of Mr Burns's senior, as reg had sadly lapsed, it hadn't run in an age. It was trailered and parked in my storage shed as a 'one day' project.
  9. Once upon a time, @Slacker_Sam. purchased yet another car, in an unfinished state as per this photo taken 20 years ago: Image © Sams Mum circa 2016? All Rights Reserved . "Little Sam and his new white sneakers and motorcar" Click photo for more The car - a 1972 Triumph 2.5 PI Estate in White(?) with manwell 4 speed + O/D, PI spec interior, injection system missing and replaced with carby@sentradave SUs, went into storage in 2016 after sitting for 16 years in an unfinished state at Woodburn Air Base. Cue 2020. Sam found another similar car needing less work and decided to offload this one. Sam lives at the top of the South Island and I live in the busy sh*thole of Auckland, so logistics were going to be fun. Buying cars unseen knowing full well they haven't been on the road since 2000 is what makes an adventure so a deal was done. What was needed however was some work to make a journey under its own steam. Enter THE HERO. A mythological and legendary figure of divine descent endowed with great strength and ability, an illustrious warrior, a person admired for achievements and noble qualities. Enter @yoeddynz and trusty sidekick @Hannah The car was delivered to the Hero's bat-cave and an assessment was done revealing the following treasures: Pre-cut inspection holes Factree weight reduction Speed holes Grot Further weight reduction was also found, the motor didn't run, the tyres were mush, the interior was in 1000 pieces and god knows what else. Needless to say I was optimistic.... Stay tuned for the next time I have half an hour to bring you the next exiting episode of Triumphant Estate Restoration!
  10. Man if I wanted it easy I would just take the Jimny. gonna take a smol bike, prolly 2t. Not suited to the task and loving it. #dontforgetyourroots
  12. Discussions about the estate build when I post some content.
  14. Pretty sure it was just a random group of guys going for a ride at the same time....
  15. Jeeze jokers - looks like you had a goodtimes.jpg So much so that we are keen to come down and do it - looking at 25th - 28th March. @slacker.cam @sentra @peteretep @Tumeke Two questions: 1. Anyone wanna do it again / join us? 2. Anyone excited to wanna do support for us in case it turns to shit? Main concern is being stranded with a broken bike/person. Yeah we're pretty self sufficient but hey - risk assessment suggests we might be stupid to do it without. Ken to hear your thoughts xx
  16. Yeah sorry all Auckland accommodation was cancelled with the venues when I heard we were fucked so that we didn't loose all our money.
  17. We will get map details and do it ourselves in few weeks. Our bikes are half way down and airlines should hold airfares. Will talk to accommodation tomorrow.
  18. We did consider coming sans borders through the Hunuas.
  19. Yeah so us Auckland guys are not allowed. Guess we will do out own ride in a few weeks.
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