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  1. Our next meet is at the Moutere Inn on Thursday the 27th July at 6pm. It's whiskey and cigar night again so dust off your whiskey jackets and come along. I'll definitely participate in the whiskey but not so much the cigars this time, I didn't really enjoy the after taste. See you all there!
  2. Will pretty much nailed it. My tenancy agreement came up the day, which made me realize that I haven't touched the LTD in 6 months (other than running my hand down her body lines as I walk down the shed). If you were to trim down on your projects, what would you sell? I get the impression that your wife's Caddy is your least favorite car? I would be happy to take the toyota hemi off your hands Hahaha. @Willdat? maybe you could change your bike wheels to modgies to get Alex's approval?
  3. Hahaha sounds about right. Oh shit that's right, the battery was inside the truck wasn't it? I met him through a friend, but we do have marine engineering in common. Definitely a great guy with plenty of knowledge. @moparmuppet would you be interested in doing a meet in your shed one day? It will only be members that are here, not posted on fb.
  4. Oh I've seen inside Vaughn's sheds, it's filled with cool shit. Even blasted around the paddock in a pajero that has more rust than it has Mitsibishi. Good times!
  5. I shall ring Phil Collins and see what's in the air tonight. Is that both Saturday and Sunday?
  6. What Alex said. Thanks all that came along, I'm glad the location worked out! That group was probably from the FB event, I shall say something on the next event about coming in and joining us. I didn't expect them to set a table aside for us but that was definitely a bonus. See you all at the next meet, I'll update the details soon
  7. I just got off the phone with the Moutere inn, this Thursday is whisky and cigar night but is generally pretty quiet for them, the last Thursday of every month works well for them also. I'm quite looking forward to this! I shall see all you guys and girls there! **Edit** Tonights whisky is Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated.
  8. Most excellent! I did ring them but my phone microphone is so buggered that they couldn't hear me. See you guys in a couple of days!
  9. Yes I used a E34 sump in my E30 and yes I chopped it and winged it after an ass puckering moment with terra firma. I posted that before I had modified the sump so if it was available I would have made a steel version. There is definitely a market out the for low profile M5X sumps
  10. Right so as previously discussed our meets will retreat to the warmth of New Zealand's oldest pub, The Moutere Inn. This will be held on the last Thursday of every month with our next one on the 29th June I think 6pm is a good start but of course anyone can just turn up when they can. There will be Beer, Banter and Sharns so come along and join the fun. We can discuss any upcoming events or organize a weekend drive from there Chur!
  11. No date set at the moment. I guess that's open for discussion for over the winter months too, do we do a weeknight meet? (Thursday, Friday) or a weekend meet? If its a weekend meet I say Sunday as it suits more folks. If so what time would be best? 12pm? 3pm? 6pm?
  12. I'm not a huge fan of speights ale house. Shit coffee, expensive for average food and it's generally too busy/noisey. How about the Moutere inn? Thanks for the input though
  13. Yes there was uncaged vehicles racing there. He wasn't serious, just the safety car
  14. I only seen a couple of oldschoolers today, and they were too busy driving fast to talk shit with me. Plus I spent most of my time there hiding in the bushes with my camera. With such a wide range of vehicles it made for an interesting day and listening to all those unmuffled engines as they flew past was worth braving the cold morning. I will start off with photos of Matts(MattJ) Anglia and Tonys (Ynot) Punto. Followed by random shots So i've been thinking about over the winter months to having our meets at a local spot (Pub, Cafe, somewhere) on a set date every month like alot of the other cities do. Whats peoples thoughts on this? location suggestions welcome
  15. Our next meet will be at the Sandy bay hillclimb (road to Marahau). Between classes there is about a 20 minute break where spectators can walk up the road to different spots/driveways. I will be at the first driveway at around 9am Bring your own chair, snacks and beverages and let's watch some hooning! http://www.nelsoncarclub.co.nz/next-event See you guys and girls there!
  16. Good man! I expect to see a 180° handbrake turn into barbecued sausage grab with a J-turn exit.
  17. No problem at all! It was a small meet but still a good drive/banter session. Thanks to those that came along. Our next meet will coincide with the Sandy bay hillclimb (Marahau) I'll get details up in a day or 2
  18. Ill be heading through Richmond and can give you a ride Will. See you people tomorrow!
  19. So guys and girls, our next meet will be a cruise out to Cable bay. Meet at Wow carpark at 11am, cruise out to Cable bay around 11.30. I'm not sure if there is a bbq out there but hopefully pog brings the bus out and we should be fine to use the wood fired bbq out there. I do like Will's suggestion on meeting at a grasskahna event with the Nelson car club and I'll look into that for an up coming meet. Anyhoo see you guys at wow! Chur!
  20. Well so I had almost finished the conversion and ended up losing my licence for demerits literally a hour before spirited test drives, Great! I've had my licence back for a while now and have given it some very thorough testing and there was (and still is) things to be sorted. The exhaust system was a bit of a challenge using E36 328 pressed steel manifolds, the rear manifold flange needed to be cut and welded about 12mm closer to the block to clear the steering knuckle, I then just hacked up the e34 exhaust to get the manifolds to mate with the exhaust system that was already in it. Steering knuckle itself I removed the guibo and made a spacer and bolted the ewe jays together through the spacer. I did keep the e34 steering shaft in case I need to modify it to work but its fine now with plenty of clearance to the exhaust manifold. One of the more annoying issues it sometimes has, is that it will cough and sometimes die whenever it wants and if it dies it wont restart until the key has been turned off, it will fire up straight away after that. Other times it coughs and carries on as per usual, when this problem occurs I can hear one of the relays clicking under the dash but haven't figured out which relay it is and what its job is. This car has seemed to have an electrical gremlin the whole time i've had it with things like the window squirtys just going on their own, which in turn makes the wipers go. The next main problem is the fact that the sump sits about 70mm off the ground and i've already had some ass puckering moments when I was half expecting the oil pressure light to come on, luckily I haven't smashed it to bits So todays job was the removal of the crossmember and oil pan to cut the sump and wing it to retain volume. Cross member came out in no time at all and so did all of the sump bolts... or so I thought. It soon became clear that there was 2 bolts hidden behind the bellhousing, now the e34 gearboxes contain a recess to allow access to these bolts. the 260 gearbox does not so I had to call on the inner bro and holesaw and die grind out holes in the sump so I could get a rachet spanner onto em. I know its rough... but it worked and saved me hours of having to split the gearbox from the engine. So all going well tomorrow I will mark out where I want the sump to be cut and chop it, compute the required wing size and fold up some 3mm alloy to be welded in. Then move on to the oil pick up and shorten it, modify the factory baffles and we should be all go to weld it all up and chuck it back together. I also had a huge power steering leak in the last couple of weeks and found some fuckery that needed fixing. Return line had been hacked at some point and had some very rough repair done. anyway there's my long overdue update pics
  21. I also think that you should be repping again, you're much better with words than I am and have always been great at getting the troops motivated. Maybe a peace offering of some sort will fix this?
  22. Cable bay it is. How does Sunday 23rd April sound? Lunchtime ish? I'll get onto the thread title after work, or smoko
  23. Yea I think the location is spot on for bowls, such a great hill. Does cable bay have a bbq to use? If so I'm keen for that and I think after the easter break for the meet.... gives me time to sort out my sump, once that's done a Motorkahna meet would be awesome! I just want to beat the bmw mad musk boys. Ahhh yes Kaka point. Let's just say there never used to be any speed bumps up there, also great fishing off the rocks. I would prefer a closer meet until I sort a couple of things on the e30, in saying that I can always ride along with somone else.
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