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  1. Well done! Looks damn tidy as well
  2. Not much has happened since Kumeu.. took the Mrs down to Christchurch the following weekend to have some time out, and wouldn’t ya know it, that was the same weekend as MCM.. honestly totally unaware I was when planning the trip but managed to convince the Mrs that we should go check it out... first time there for me and it was pretty cool.. well worth the visit and would definitely go again (with the Galaxie preferably). Galaxie pics for Galaxie thread: So I finally decided to drop my car round to my mechanic the other week as I was struggling to find the time to ge
  3. That week (the week before Kumeu) I decided to get my mechanic mate to run it through for a WOF.. he managed to score the least sympathetic old car guy at the workshop, but that was all good as it meant the car got a good going over (sorta). He failed it on a worn LF steering ball joint, LF wheel bearing play, and LR axle seal leak. Bit bummed to say the least but my mechanic mate said “she’ll be right” so I took the car to Kumeu and had a blast! This was the first time I was able to take an old car to the show and drive through all the crowds and park up on the field, and went
  4. I got a bit excited when you said Turbos as I have a set but just checked and yours is 4 stud.. I have a set of 13” 5 stud from a Torana, bugger...
  5. Back track to Day 2 & 3 of Galaxie ownership.. getting her running.. My best mate is a Ford know it all (knows more than me anyway) so he helped me out a lot with getting her running.. we went through all the basics.. Pertonics was fitted but I read that they can get stuffed if you bugger around with them so I erred on the side of caution and took it out and went back to points.. bought all the stuff for a full service including new points, plugs, oil, and all the stop leak options I could find cos she leaks a little here and there. I discovered the earth cable from the back of
  6. yea absolutely man, tbh I never knew it was like that til he mentioned it so as much as he's not complaining I'll be applying some gap filler at the same time as the garage gets rearranged
  7. Haha yea.. perhaps not ideal but oh well! In the near future I’m gonna centralise her more in the garage so I can walk down both sides, and I’ll look at rebating the wall a little bit.. the other side of the wall is a sleepout where my son stays and he’s mentioned the sweet smell of exhaust fumes whenever I start her up.. he’s not complaining though haha
  8. Back track to day 1 of official Galaxie ownership.. Mike got her going for a trip around the block the day before, but unfortunately on the morning of picking up she decided not to play ball.. thankfully my trailer has an electric winch, and with I bit of finesse we managed to squeeze her onto the trailer.. damn this thing is big! Here is where she stayed for a day or two while I cleared the garage out enough for her to (hopefully) fit.. decided to give her a wash at the same time and she came up nice.. a buff of the paint I reckon would make a huge difference but I’ve never done th
  9. Well, here is my new old car.. so stoked!! I've had my eye on Mikes car for a couple of years now when he started to look at selling it, but never been in a position to pick it up off him.. until now! When he chucked up another post trying to sell it last year I knew I needed to make something happen.. so after a few back & forth conversations, I flicked off the Commodore and it all fell into place. To say I’m happy with it is an understatement.. it ticks all the boxes I had for what I wanted a car: US LHD, 50’s-60’s, bench seats, big block, 2 door... now this is more m
  10. Ahhhh the memories.. I did a XD that looked just like this on 12 slots way back when you needed to take your camera roll in to be processed.. mid 90's I think.. it was painted primer orange & had XF Fairmont doors so I could have central locking & electric window & mirrors.. lowered front springs, reset leafs by Archers who are still around today.. if I find a pic I'll scan & upload it. Great direction you're heading with this
  11. At this time I started to think I’d like to move the car on as it wasn’t really my thing (I like old American cars more and had one that I’ve wanted to get my hands on for the last couple of years) so thought I’d chuck it up on TM and do a cheeky FB ad.... nek minit... So I got the cert plate on Saturday, chucked the FB ad up Saturday night, got a call Sunday morning from a guy who just had to have it, he bought it over the phone, flew up Sunday arvo with his mrs, came over Monday morning and drove the car back home to Wellington.. what. have. I. done. TBH I chucked it up t
  12. After sorting the suspension I decided it was necessary to improve 2 wheeled traction (thinking purely about drag day), so a LSD head was purchased (needing a bit of work), but like everything it always snowballs out of control.. thought it’d be a good time to also convert to discs on the rear, so picked up a VN diff from Zebra at stripped it of its callipers, dust plates, backing plates and handbrake brackets & springs. Gave them all a tidy up (no pics of paint but you get the idea) Then dropped it all off the Brian at Diff Specs, where he nicely told me that the
  13. Ugh, now I hear about this? coulda save a few pennies if I'd known haha All good though man.. I booked this in a while ago with @cletus so she's heading in next week for the re-cert.. fingers crossed all will be straight forward
  14. While the car was at Chris’s I asked him to weld in one of the exhaust cutouts I had laying around from when I owned the Camaro. Thankfully the diameter was the same at 2.25” and he welded it in the best place it could fit which was under the passenger seat. When I picked my car from Chris the exhaust was open through the cutout as I had no cap for it (only the electric flap which isn’t ideal) so I drove noisely home.. not that I minded one bit. Drove like that a couple of times as I really liked the sound of the open pipes, but figured I better sort the hole in the exhaust before I
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