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  1. locost_bryan

    re-registering a vehicle

    Sorry, meant to say search the engine number, not chassis number. If you're lucky and it has the original engine, and the number was recorded correctly...
  2. locost_bryan

    re-registering a vehicle

    The NZTA still have the details for cars that were still registered when the records were computerised, but that list only has the live plates. You might have to contact the NZTA and pay for a search of the chassis number. I have a similar issue with lapsed rego - carjam brings up the rego details, but the chassis number is not in the NZTA spreadsheet. Fortunately I have the black plates and the chassis tag matches, so I can go through the re-registration process.
  3. locost_bryan

    re-registering a vehicle

    I like them. On the NZTA website, there is a downloadable list of pre-1990 rego details - iirc engine and chassis numbers, colours, rego date, body style, but not plate numbers. https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/new-zealand-motor-vehicle-register-statistics/new-zealand-vehicle-fleet-open-data-sets/ You could probably trace the engine number for Avenger wagons registered between 1975 and 1977, and then ask NZTA to trace the rego number and tell you if they had both been owned by the same old dude.
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    whos our rover expert

    Good ones seem to be $5,000 to $8,000. A bit more if really good.
  5. Is it that time of the month already?
  6. locost_bryan

    Sod's 64 Cortina Cosworth

    2011 Focus RS - 130mm longer, 250mm wider, 60mm taller, 625kgs heavier.
  7. locost_bryan

    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Mantis from The Avenger comics?
  8. locost_bryan

    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Perhaps a variation on the rocker covers of the Sunbeam Tiger - "Tiger powered by Chrysler"
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    Looks amazing. How much would that have set him back? (If it's not confidential)
  10. locost_bryan

    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Same as Jag V6 from S-type, should be easy to find engine and auto at dismantlers, or whole parts car cheap. Nissan V6 also good choice from 350Z or Skyline? Should be plenty of those at the wreckers.
  11. locost_bryan

    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    Happened in heavy rain, in the dark, with a 20 year old behind the wheel, on a moderate left hand corner over a crest. Sadly, I suspect you're right.
  12. locost_bryan

    ford cortina mk1, help, pictures of lower front arms

    There was a comment on the Cortina site about replacement non-GT cast arms, as the pressed steel ones were prone to rust.
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    ford cortina mk1, help, pictures of lower front arms

    Try the Mk1 Cortina club http://www.mk1cortina.co.uk Appears that all the "standard" cars had the same struts and pressed steel arms, but the GT and Lotus had cast or forged arms and different struts. NZ cars should have been assembled from CKD kits of English parts, unless they used Australian CKD kits.
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    HKM400's 1969 Lotus 7 Series 3

    Tech info for matching sender here http://www.veethree.com/temperature-gauges.html
  15. 69 bhp gross (SAE) = 59 bhp net (48 bhp/litre), Imp was 39 bhp net (44 bhp/litre), likely around 20-25 rwhp.