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  1. Ill be heading through Richmond and can give you a ride Will. See you people tomorrow!
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. Cable bay it is. How does Sunday 23rd April sound? Lunchtime ish? I'll get onto the thread title after work, or smoko
  6. 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.
  7. Well we should probably sort out our next meet. I left a message with the bowls club but haven't heard back, I'm still keen to do this again at some point. How about the good old bbq at Rabbit island? Definitely open to suggestions/locations
  8. I have a euro meet that day, but their cruise is ending at Aniseed valley so I may pop on down for a while. I'll be entering these kind of events once I raise up the e30s sump. What's everyone's thoughts on the next meet? Maybe it's time for the Pohara bowls? I'm not sure if they have a "season" but I can call and find out.
  9. Thanks to everyone that made it along! Yet another interesting meet My, (and Pogs) favorite was the "vulcan" we didn't see it run but we were both pleased with the all riveted alloy and interesting trailer and boat hitch design. Close behind for coolness for me was the Jet powered Jet boat! Now i'll just pic dump the rest of my photos of boats, turns out I need ALOT more practise with photographing moving objects but there's a few NZ record breaking boats, steam boilers, boat barries and of course... a mighty fine Johnson or two. I will post more shortly ...
  10. Yup I'll be at Kohatu around 9 on Sunday... maybe a little earlier as the iced coffee has enticed me. Sounds like the grassy areas have become a swamp since the kaikoura quake so parking could be rather difficult. As per last meet look out for the pogs bus, will probably be in the campsite somewhere. See you guys there!
  11. @Willdat? @footey there will be spare seats available in the e30 or the bus with the pog
  12. It would be nice if you can convoy with the other oldschoolers but each to their own. Current forecast is 70% chance of rain on Saturday. 2% on Sunday...
  13. I think Sunday is best as it opens it up to the people working Saturday. It's an early meet so that we can see the boats before those people leave and I'm kinda planning to be leaving by mid afternoon anyway. I am willing to change it if we get enough people voting Saturday. Thoughts everyone? What day works for you?
  14. Right! So as previously discussed our next meet will be at the Classic boat show at St Arnaud, be prepared for a whole different breed of Barrys. It is on both Saturday and Sunday but I think Sunday will suit more people, its a fairly early meet and the plan is to meet at Kohatu junction at 9am and convoy out to the lakes. Hopefully the Pog (President of the Tasman Bay Thermette Appreciation Society) can make it in the mobile regional headquarters. I think every meet nationwide should have at least one bus as its really proved to be extremely handy! See all you fellahs and fellahess's there!!
  15. So I'll be along in The pogs super snipe, and he will try his best to get the bus into the grounds, Just say it's for sale or something. Even if the Civilian is out in the carpark it will make for a great spot to meet everyone at/possibly a dry place to chill also. It's fully equipped with cooking facilities so we can still wrangle up a bbq... of some sort. So for those who don't know, this is the said bus See you guys there!
  16. I'll probably get there around 9. Bad news is that my dad took the bbq that he gave me so now I'm bbqless. Can someone bring one along? We don't have a site booked like last year but I'll probably set up camp somewhere under the shade of the shelter belt.
  17. Marahau pog, Marahau. I'm sure you put that in especially for me. Great work with the thermette though!
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