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Hey Guys and Gals!
Im a 21 year old Diesel mechanic apprentice. Originally from Nelson but now living in Wellington.
So I finally got around to getting my esky off the road and can now begin working on it to get it mint!
I bought this car 2 years ago off a guy in the Wairarapa. Im from Nelson so he drove it over the Rimitakas and i met him at the airport, then i ferried it back to Nelson..
I had only owned this car for around 5 hours and i already had a list of mechanical faults that needed mending.
Over the hill it blew a huge hole in the headers and was making a hell of a racket.
The points decided to seize shut after i turned it off to board the ferry.
Half way home from Picton the alternator stopped charging which left me stranded in the dark at 12am in the morning in the midde of nowhere.
Safe to say i was introduced to owning a old school car the hard way, anyways my faith in the esky lived on.
Unsure of carb size, its off a 2l pinto tho i have been told
Good set of flows
0.002" oversize pistons
Has had some head work, unsure exactly what
4 Speed box
First pic is the day morning after i got it back to Nelson, Below are the pics of its condition when i begun.