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  • Birthday 02/06/1999

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  1. Got the box in bits and have got the synchros out. No luck so far finding any suppliers inside NZ. Will see what my overseas sources say, have found a part number for the peugeot synchro that is meant to fit and have found porsche synchros which might fit but will see as those aren't exactly favourable prices. The rest of the box looks fine, needs a clean on the outside, and the lower selector bush thing has given up so need to rig up something like that but that is a job that won't be too hard to home fab up. More suggestions for potential synchro sources would be much appreciated, have got them measured up with the calipers so hopefully that makes things easier.
  2. I actually moved back to Napier and forgot to update my location
  3. Not a lot of pics, dropped the box last week since the clutch has started slipping. Looking at sending the clutch away to get replated and what not by bnt since I am not exactly having any luck finding a new clutch in the country. Also planning to replace the synchros in the box since it grinds into second. Synchros have already been flipped before and 2nd and 4th have also been swapped already. Maybe I should just get better at rev-matching... Anyone have any idea where to go once I have the synchros out to see if I can find something in the country? I know the box is Porsche designed and have been told that some Peugeots have the same synchros too so they must be out there. Anyway that's the update, its still chugging along happily for most the time (when the box is in), a good daily when I somehow manage to get my other cars out of order.
  4. It was honestly one of the nicest ke70s around from the front back, so it'd be a real shame if all that's left are the tags but that's probably the most likely scenario.
  5. Quick update just for the record. So I sold this about a year ago. Kinda regret it now. It was cooler than I give it credit for. It now lives on in what I assume is ke70 heaven, as it met its demise a while back now, when the new owner snapped and bent the front suspension in an accident near Auckland. Rip ke70 gone but not forgotten. I mean who am I kidding it's probably living on as a franKE70stein somewhere with probably the third time it's had dodgy front end repairs done on it. I don't think there's one fully straight ke70 left in the country. Final picture I've got of it before it disappeared for good, so long good friend:
  6. They're actually knock off aftermarket models I think, definitely not the BBS Style 5s although to be honest I love them just as much, they're very unique. Anyway, small update. Fixed my exhaust leak. Next up is fixing the wacky brake issue... Also bought an e34 525i with the m20b25 engine that doesn't go (cranks but wont start) for $250, thats currently residing on the wrong island. Planning on building an m20b28 stroker using the 2.8 crank from an m52b28 out of an e36 and the conrods out of my m20b20 currently in my car still. Probably gonna be a big hassle but its worth a shot, and it was real cheap so hey.
  7. Front end has been fixed. Also along the line replaced shocks, fitted lowering springs, new radiator, 15" mesh wheels, and painted 1 wing mirror.
  8. Discuss: Or not, your choice.
  9. discuss stuff, or don't...
  10. So I've been looking for an e30 manual 6 cyl coupe for a while. Finally found this one for sale in Havelock North, pretty much right next to home: I'd even seen the car around a couple times and taken pictures: The problem being that I don't live at home anymore. I moved to chch for uni. Luckily enough my parents were happy to view the car for me and potentially pick it up. And with my luck the day before they view (and only a day after the guy posted the car to facebook) I get the news that the guy fell asleep while driving home from work and had an unfortunate encounter with a lamp post: But I decided fuck it I'll go for it anyway, I've been looking for so long and how hard can it be to fix? Also it's got some nasty rot under one of the tail lights: And some on the sunroof too: Anyway I'm looking forwards to Easter when I actually fly back home and get a good proper look at the car.
  11. Everything's back together now just need to get a new bumper (I've replaced the park lights with indicators for now but I don't think that'll pass the wof):
  12. I've got everything fixed now just waiting for my fancy film to come back. I need a replacement bumper still but it's pretty much close enough. Here's a couple of progress pics:
  13. I had full tread on all four of my pretty new 195 Hankooks.
  14. Fun's ended again... Slammed into the tow bar of another car going downhill in the wet when the brakes locked up: Excuse the black and white but it's the only film I had on me at the time. Luckily it seems like I'll only need to get the inner fender and rad support straightened out and then get a new bumper and driver side fender, which I both probably needed anyway. And the other car I hit seemed pretty unscathed except for a tiny scratch. Ahh well unlucky. If anyone's got some spare quad headlight panels and a bumper laying around hit me up.
  15. I've got a single fender, a rusty bonnet, and a shit tonne of headlights, but no bumper or endcaps sorry. Traded my bumper for the twin front bumper when I got the kit.
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