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  1. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    Sat down in the quiet part of the house tonight and proceeded to disassemble the gear lever housing. Luckily the only casualties are one of the internal rubber bushings and the internal pipe with the major bend in it. Seeing as I am bereft of major tools I might drop it in to an engineering shop or similar somewhere and get it straightened before getting the whole lot back together. Had to make a major saving throw against charisma when a voice boomed out "You do realise this is my sewing room?? MY Sewing room???" (Cheesy Smile +4) Then missed another lesser saving throw against dexterity when I sat on my grease rag while wearing my good work shorts.....crap....
  2. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    Hmmmm.......one of these things is not like the other.... It does make me think if this was one of the reasosn it was taken off the road. It looks at some stage like someone has tried to get it out of reverse and into neutrl without the use of the key which, as we all now know, is mechanically impossible when the key has been removed. Anyway, I'll have to come up with a cunning way of disassembling the assembly and either straightening or replacing the effected bits. In other news I took the 10 minutes between house and family stuff to finally get the key barrel moving, so we can now move it around to start.....so if I can talk the Sharners Apprentice ( @Carsnz123 ) into visiting and showing off his Lazarus skills we may even be able to produce some smoke!
  3. Yoeddynzs 1978 Chevanne - Discussion

    Have hankered after a Shoveit since seeing one in my teens that had a full body kit and mags. Luckily it wasnt moving so no illusions were shattered.
  4. Yoeddynzs 1978 Chevanne - Discussion

    Personally I think the world needs more.
  5. Kimjon sinks to a new low...pocket bikes!

    I concur.....in a moment of madness when younger I borrowed one from a dealership and drove it around the streets of Timaru for an hour. A+++ would trade again, if only for LOL's.
  6. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    Obligatory wheel pic cos discussion.
  7. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    I have several plans for this car, that may happen in the future.
  8. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    A Rough measure has the PCD at 115mm. According to the manual it came stock with a set of 115/15s but its now sporting some 165/15s which were standard for the EMS and slightly gruntier L models.
  9. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    After a week of dodging hail showers in the evenings while working half in/half out of the Saab I finally found some good weather today.....so decided to take the seats out for shits and giggles. It has at least let me get eyes on some more of the floor but I'm not any closer to getting the key barrel out. Damn Scandinavians.... Seat mechanisms are all still good as are the frames, so hopefully it will be case of Motor Upholstery for Dummies and we will be good to go. Gotta love those headrests. Che Guevara tee shirt being gainfully employed to mop up water under the carpet....which is an excellent use as he was (to quote Eddie Izzard) a mass murdering fuck head.
  10. Hanmer Springs 2018 (24, 25 and 26th August)

    Damn, it didnt work.... /Keen.
  11. Hanmer Springs 2018 (24, 25 and 26th August)

    <blocks @RUNAMUCK>
  12. Hanmer Springs 2018 (24, 25 and 26th August)

    Excellent plan.....I'll mortgage off some children to provide the funds.
  13. Hanmer Springs 2018 (24, 25 and 26th August)

  14. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99

    Shit day at work today, concluding with a visit to my desk by the CEO. Immediate Boss (GC) stood up for me but still Cack. Got home and attacked the Passenger Door Doorcard to work at getting the lock barrel. Got this far before being driven inside by Mosquitos and thirst. Not as bad as it could be I suppose but something will have to happen to the bottom and the outer skin (one of the few places to have a hole in the body). Once I've arranged a weatherproof cover the door will come off for some work. Tomorrow nights job will be getting the barrel out (if I can work out how). Oh, and another win was finding the full Saab 99 Parts Manual on an Irish Saab site (I know, go figure). Time for beer.
  15. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    Glass is good as well. Underneath? Well, that could be another story.