EpochNZ

Members
  • Content Count

    2,054
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

3,479 Excellent

About EpochNZ

  • Rank
    Trainee Saab Barry

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

Converted

  • Local Area
    Christchurch

Recent Profile Visitors

921 profile views
  1. EpochNZ

    EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    Episode 104: Loading up on dem carbs.... So after a weekend of migraines and feeling shitty I decided that some progress is better than none (no shit, Sherlock) so decided to get all down and funky on the carb. After a pre-emptive raid on @h4nd's toolkit I dodged the rain showers to wrestle off my prize.....Strombergs finest (175CD for those following along at home). This afternoons trick was to get it in bits ready for a bit of a clean (come in @Mr Vapour, I've got a job for you!)....and much to my surprise it looks like, despite having sat in a paddock for the last 10 years, the scrotes who were the last owners had the decency to at least get the carb overhauled before parking her. As such, the float bowl, butterfly and diaphragm all look in seriously good nick. Sure, the outside is a tad, crusty, be we know how to fix that, dont we? Right, now my eyes are out on stalks again (with attendant headache) so its drugs and back to bed....still, its progress init?
  2. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    @DoBro Jesus could lend you a Mitsi to take.
  3. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    Back for another tour of Nam?
  4. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    He is Bort, you will be assimilated....
  5. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    Borrow one of Karls....
  6. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    I agree, I want to see it sliding over Jacks Pass in the snow.
  7. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    Just doing the budget with the middy (who is keen to come as well, god knows why).... 11/10 A++++
  8. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    Looking at the caliber of entries so far, I can’t really refuse...
  9. EpochNZ

    EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    Bay...Bee.....Saab do-do-di-do-di-do.... Not much of an update, but thanks to the dynamic duo (aka @Carsnz123 and @JustHarry) Agnetha is now back safely tucked up at home. She is now up on stands at the front end and, with Haynes in hand, I have started disassembling the front suspension. Or at least I was until I ran out of tools and talent (will be on the scrounge for a breaker bar this week...and possibly some spanners). Oh, and the bonnet and front grill are now elsewhere to facilitate access to the donkey. If any one is interested, I have for sale some of the bits I no longer have a need for: Theres a suspicious amount of road gravel in this car....
  10. EpochNZ

    EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    I am such a happy little Saab Barry.... (Thanks to @Carsnz123 for grabbing the book for me plus turbo sharns....yes, one day we will...)
  11. EpochNZ

    EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    Yep, even finding the inner and outer sills are available is another weight off my mind.
  12. EpochNZ

    EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    Firstly, apologies for previous histrionics.....I promise they wont happen again....much.... I was pretty crushed Wednesday night though and on top of a few other things happening (mostly financial) it wasnt a good night. However, I thought it best to get my head around what was actually going on and see what the actual story was......come in, the internet. I had a dig through my parts manuals to see where the truth lay.... So the worst area is where the inner guard (4) meets the floor (2).....and apparently its quite a well known spot for the 99's to rust out as I found this online: Cleverly, they have built the unit as one piece over the 90 degree bend which should be helluva strong once its in, all for the princely sum of $70 plus a gazillion for freight. The same place also provided parts for the sills and bottom of the doors so that is (theoretically) most of my headaches gone. Much happiness ensued as even the middy was sad that we might have to part with her. So thats where we are......even the owner of the hoist admitted on Saturday that he understands why I've decided to suck it up and spend the money. Maybe he was seduced by her rumbling goodness when they got her started? She will be coming home soon to be dismantled and the hard yards can begin. I may even spend the readies and do a welding course (I live just down the road from the Tech). Meanwhile, a little Saab waits.... (Keeping company with @DoBro Jesus BattleWagon by all accounts). (Honestly, who can refuse that ass?)
  13. EpochNZ

    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    <wild applause>
  14. EpochNZ

    EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    Was going for Baja Spec...install a roll cage and go off road...
  15. EpochNZ

    EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    NZTA shows 10 currently registered, who knows how many are hiding in garages or under hedges....