igor

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  1. Hi Guys. My daughter and her friend are looking for a cool car for the school ball this coming Friday night. The car they thought they were going to use is no longer available. Short notice I know but anyone got any thoughts? Thanks in advance. Kerry.
  2. Would it need a cert for 948 to 1098 swap given that the two look alike enough for it to not be noticed at wof time and the horsepower difference is probably bugger all?
  3. ...or perhaps a length of chain? Might be easier to get back out again.
  4. What's the difference apart from one is American speak and the other is English?
  5. Equally no-one will be able to prove that it is stolen.
  6. Would he be keen to take it to Hanmeet?
  7. igor

    Diffs

    Just from memory I'd say you're probably right. Solid rear and vented front. Pretty sure that's what my ones have anyway.
  8. Have one for me too. I'm still at work.
  9. You've made the right decision. Wonderful news that the repair panels needed are available.
  10. So make him an offer for it @kiwi808.
  11. How many of those 500,000 are in New Zealand though?
  12. Someone please save the lovely Agnetha. Such a rare beauty should never become a paddock sacrifice.
  13. You must be an absolute wizard at rust work. You've done bloody well to save that thing.
  14. Because they're not working as hard?
  15. SU carbs are brilliant because they are so simple. In 36 years of BMC ownership the only issue I've had with them is the piston getting stuck either fully or partly down resulting in not starting in the former case and only running slowly in the latter. Loving the way this project just keeps developing by the way.
  16. I had the misfortune to drive a colleague's automatic Bighorn from somewhere north of Bulls to Tauranga one night. It was a truly horrid car. The automatic kept changing gears at inappropriate times. Being raised a bit on huge mud tyres probably didn't help in that respect.
  17. So in the pursuit of lower emissions we are making engines use more fuel than they really should? Seems counterproductive.
  18. Do you have a logical explanation for that?
  19. Finally got the pedal box out of the parts car today. Got the column out last weekend with some most appreciated help and advice from @smokin'joe. We ended up leaving the linkages to the trans all connected and removing the shaft from the shift lever up by the steering wheel. One bolt. Like many things it became obvious with another pair of eyes looking at it. I'm getting my wof guy to do the swap into the good car cos it was super cunty getting it out and I broke some stuff. @kiwiplymouth, I've been there with those horrible pins. The first time I took the motor and gearbox out of a rod change Mini back in the '80s. Had no idea what it was and ended up cutting the socket with a grinder.
  20. This was standard starting practice for our MF135 back in the day. Any random piece of steel to bypass the shagged starter solenoid. Used my sheath knife once cos I had nothing else handy and blew a big gap out of the edge. Not thinking very hard that day.
  21. Anyone? There must be a relatively simple way to take these things apart surely.
  22. Sure does. That's like 177 mpg. I used to get 115 mpg (2.5ish l/100 km) out of a CG125 and thought that was pretty good. I'd love to be able to participate in events like this. Have to get my fun by reading the stories of others' exploits unfortunately.