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  1. My mums boyfriend at the time got a gold ghia wagon as a company car after suffering both a a mk4 and a mk5 cortina. They where so utterly different to anything else around in terms of body design, truly the future! (Lol still pinto powered tho, ha). For reference my mum was rocking a viva as a daily at the time! I thought i may have spotted this around dunners over the weekend, but no pic.
  2. Well yeah, but nah, i picked up a nice low mileage/later model one in a random parts collection last week and have a few in storage in Auckland still. Cheers tho.
  3. Also been faffing around with this, changed the idle jets to 55s (too rich but no flatspot) then 50s (good, but a small flatspot off idle) and redid the shims and the timing (removed flatspot) and changed the oil (gross), which is unsurprising as the filter said it was last done in November 2018, and its had carb issues for ages (not now!) and put a new fuel filter in Picked up this stuff from trademe from a guy down the road, who just sold a 125 and a shed load of parts - this is the stuff hes found since. Factory winged sump is a score and the starter, brake booster are nearly new/unused. He was stoked with the ute. And found these on Marketplace for $10, NZ made lushness! Came with some good advice! "TAKE TIME TO BE FRIENDLY, IT IS THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS"
  4. Had our first snow day the other week. Next day was 20 degrees and tshirts!
  5. Like the other 3 this has been in Auckland for about 10 months because of Covid etc. Ready for the transporter. It was the only one that the movers could start easily and is the most mechanically sound. Because its the crappiest, it lives outside (the other two get the garage) but it also means its the first in line, so ive also been pesting around on a Covid WoF, and because its not Auckland, there are no cops around anyway. Blackhead is about the same distance from my new place as Muriwai was from my old place, but no sea view (we are on the other side of the hill facing north :)) so plenty of surf checks/dog walks/AFR runs
  6. Dunedin: Not done much to this, it starts pretty much first pop, but today i did replace the main battery fuse with a whole new thing. This somehow blew between me driving on the truck in Auckland and me collecting it from a yard in Dunedin. I reckon someone put the jumper pack on backwards, but it was an old sub amp fuse so was pretty janky, so now has best chinesium 100 amp instead. I do need to trace what is draining the battery too, but leaving the lead off means it doesn't happen, so meh. It has a really bad diff leak (pinion seal and/or main head/housing gasket) and sounds like maybe a pinhole in the muffler, but other than that its pretty much ready to go i think
  7. Few up in August to get these all going ready to dive onto the truck. The property owner had tried to move them for a wedding in the barn (that was cancelled due to the Covid ) but left the batteries hooked up and they were all dead dead dead. There is a parasitic drain on this that flattens the battery within a couple of days at the best of times anyway, as well as four flat tyres. New battery and blowing up my trusty $12 warehouse air compressor trying to inflate 4 tyres from dead flat without a jack (replaced with pretty much the same one but now $25, thats how old it is/was) and this bad boy fired straight up Out in the sun On the truck to the Depot See you in Dunedin!
  8. As detailed in the thread below, a couple of months after my last post we got notice from our long term landlord that were finally going to come back and renovate their small bach we had been living in for the last 13 years! We knew we would never get such a sweet gig in Auckland ever again, so Plan D (that had been bubbling for a few years in anticipation of this) was implemented and I got a good job on fairly short notice to commence in 2 months in Dunedin. Yay, but OMG so much to organise and sort. Cars went onto storage not far from Muriwai in August 2019 and we moved down to Ocean View to a short fixed term rental, (no driveway!) and managed to have an offer accepted house on Christmas Eve Eve (driveway/shed prerequisite) , but not moving in till Early Feb 2020. Plan was to road trip them down with some buddies in March 2020 while they were all WoFfed, but then Covid and yadda yadda. eventually got them all moved down via transporter company in late August 2020.
  9. Stopped in Wellington on the way back down to visit another 2300 foamer And collected these, widened factory steels, tyres have been holding air under his parts cars for nearly 20 years so i reckon the welds are good. Finally in Dunedin, in my very own garage! Nice to be able to make brum brum noises again Sunny is happy shes got somewhere comfy to sit in the garage And first bit of fiddling, replaced the carb linkages, so now it doesn't over center Also cleaned out the carb (again) replaced the fuel filter and tuned it with a vacuum gauge and now shes running nice and crispy. Like to get this a WoF for summer but i think i will need to refresh the brakes and maybe do the front wheel bearings (i stole the parts for the Ute a couple of years ago!).
  10. Fleet in storage in Waimauku. Covers off for the first time in a year. Covid fucked my plan to do a roadie with some buddies back in March 2020, when they still had WoFs :] and in August finally managed to get back up to the 09 to get them running so they could go on a truck All running after replacing ALL the batteries and some minor fuel/carb issues (Gaffer whos place they were at tried to start them up but then left them connected ) So Handsome! On the small truck one by one to the Mangere yard before being loaded on the Linehaul
  11. Jaysus, over a year since i last updated this thread! As detailed in the thread below, a couple of months after my last post we got notice from our long term landlord that were finally going to come back and renovate their small bach we had been living in for the last 13 years! We knew we would never get such a sweet gig in Auckland ever again, so Plan D (that had been bubbling for a few years in anticipation of this) was implemented and I got a good job on fairly short notice to commence in 2 months in Dunedin. Yay, but OMG so much to organise and sort. Cars went onto storage not far from Muriwai and we moved down to a short fixed term rental, and managed to have an offer accepted house on Christmas Eve Eve, but not moving in till Early Feb. Then Covid and yadda yadda, eventually got them all moved down via transporter company in late August.
  12. this is OS M9 Looks choice, cool idea, conversion and nice save, surprised they are not more common TBH.
  13. Found these and thought of your beastie. Just needs more exo (no, no it doesn't)
  14. Love these, mate had a 2 door one in high school with blue interior and ive wanted one ever since. Looks awesome, but i think i can smell it from here. Whats living/dead under those seat covers? Cane toads all the way down?
  15. Its a Fiat one, they have such lush hand drawn illustrations. I only have the 'Specifications and Features' one for my 125 its about 120 pages, and doesn't go into much detail. i have a couple of 'Service Manuals' (2x 1500/1800/2300 ones S1 and S3, and a 124 Spider one) they are over 700 pages each and have ALL of the procedures including pics of the special tools. The trick is to remove the split-pin and unscrew the nut holding 8 to 13, and the pin holding 11 to 12 then the stick/changing mech can stay in the car, as the gearbox is disconnected from it