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  1. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    Probably left a good sized oil stain on the carpark (that bit has a funny level change) Drove home via Trentham and Akatarawa Rd - no problems, so calling that good to go. I think the lad will be coming with me, maybe in the woodie if he passes his driving test next week (he's going to Feilding for the test, how hard can it be?)
  2. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    Work wagon day. Testing 1-2-3.
  3. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    Who's bringing the red onions?
  4. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    Ham Spam, thank you Maam
  5. Nominal's 1964 Mercury

    Build: // Give me shit here.
  6. Nominal's 1964 Mercury

    Yep, should remember the wheel covers. The Landcruiser shocks on the rear right now are not doing much.
  7. OK, so since I am actually doing something with this right now I guess I should get a project thread going. Discussion: // We've had this car since 2003. At the time I was working in Indianapolis for a few months, and looking for another car to bring home (at the time I also had a '69 Lincoln in NZ). I did a lot of looking online, but only inspected a couple of cars. The first was a "rust free" late 60's Galaxie, which was a bit too rusty. The second was this one. Something about the colour and chrome combination was very attractive. As bought, it had been on fire, with the air cleaner burnt up, and a large burn mark in the centre of the bonnet. The PO told me it had backfired through the carb, setting fire to the filter. He had got it running again with a cleaned up (or replacement?) carb. It would only drive in 1st and 2nd gears though. After a quick test drive we decided it was too cool to pass on so bought it. We were still in Indianapolis for a couple of months more so brought it back to the apartment complex and parked it in one of the garages. Like most US accommodation there were many rules in place, including some banning working on cars on-site (seriously). Managed to get the gearbox shifting by fixing the vacuum line routing. Also took the hood off to get it repainted. Otherwise I just used it locally and to/from work when the weather was nice. Outside office with stepdaughter (who now has a 2yo child sheesh) and missus. Engine as bought. 390ci Ford FE which is stock AFAIK. 2 barrel carb for economy (ha ha). When we were due to come home the car went on an open transporter to LA, then into a container via Steve Curle. It arrived in NZ a few weeks later and after coughing up the $$$ to officialdom came home. It had survived the trip fairly well, only getting dirty. The gas tank was hanging out (I suppose they drained it at some stage) and one tank strap had gone awol. While the tank was out I repaired some rust in the body mount in the trunk. Some genius has filled it with epoxy. After fixing that, fitting a high-level stop light, and swapping the low beam lights for some that dipped to the left it passed the VTNZ check to be road legal.
  8. Nominals 1964 Mercury

    Nearly another year up. Nothing much has been happening. Went out to a couple of car shows in Kapiti today, then to the beach later. Needs new rear shocks, I'm going to order some Rancho 9000 adjustable offroad models - preferably prior to Beach Hop.
  9. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    One large, one medium in black please @Leebo3 Awesome design BTW. That Von Franco dude does nice work.
  10. Sluggy's C20

    There is some back-story on the Fatman/LVVTA here "To the owners surprise, his new 'Fatman Fabrica- tion' A-arms failed the NDT in spectacular fashion, with. 16 out of the 20 welds on the 4 suspension arms being failed on quality" There must be other options out there?
  11. Beaver's '87 Gloria Wagon

    Good work people!
  12. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    Oh, come on!
  13. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    What luck!
  14. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    Who is going to bring the beetus without Rez?
  15. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    A large space?
  16. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    I'm assuming that wa a rhetorical question.
  17. Wagnats 2018 Feb 1st - 6th

    Trojan XXL?
  18. Tumeke's Wolseley 6/110 discussion

    Good man. OS needs more quality British vehicles! If the windscreen seal is anything like the Oxford one, Basis stock them.

    Cool hack. I'd suggest just keeping the whole loom. Makes life easier.
  20. Nominal's Morris Minor RPU

    Engine's out. First time for (mumble) years.
  21. RPU = Roadster Pickup for the acronymly challenged. Long term project, but at least my wiring and plumbing skills are sufficient. Currently sorting brake plumbing. Discussion thread
  22. piazzanoob's 1964 ford Galaxie 500 seeedaan

    I think you are getting screwed. I'm still rolling with the factory lap-only front-only belts in the 64 Mercury.