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  1. Here is my new family wagon. It is a "mid-sized" A-Body Buick Sportwagon. (Similar to a Chevy Chevelle) High compression Buick 350 I used to have a WB Holden Ute, but the family expanded and I needed more seats. I ended up swaping my ute for the Buick The wagon has a few things to sort out such as get it a hellova lot lower but is generally very tidy. Stay tuned. Discuss //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/33837-alltorques-1970-buick-sportwagon/page__hl__alltorque
  2. Discussion thread First build thread so am still working out website. Hope everyone enjoys and feel free to add comments as am still learning so much about these crowns. Earlier in the year I had purchased my first toyota crown. I've been a long time toyota fan building them and playing with them since I was 16 (8 years ago). I brought it off a fella in Christchurch and coincidentally had a week off work at the time. So I spent the next week getting the thing a wof as it hadn't had one in 10 years. Its a mettalic blue Ms83 crown wagon. Rough around the edges but it ran, it drove and it had no rust. I brought it for 4.8k with the reg on hold. I suppose I should have knocked some cash off my offer but I've been a massive crown wagon fan for ages so I just payed the asking and picked it up the next night.
  3. Some people know, even though I've been all about keeping this on the downlow, but it's now time to make it official. I swing both ways, in fact I am properly batting for the other team now, well at least until I rekindle my old relationship... ...behind the wheel of my Commy. That's right, I've bought a Ford. Gah the shame of it all. So, after pulling apart the Commy last year for rust and consequently fucking around for the entire Wag-off season, I realised in November that it just wouldn't be right to turn up to Wagnats in a non-wag of the olden days variety. So I begun the search for an XD Wagon which frankly has always been a dream to own. I found a good looking beast (although it was an XE) in Gore, so I got our friendly southern gentleman Mr Old Man Southern himself @kyteler to take a lazy look for me. He came back with a reasonably positive report and heck I went for it. A few phonecalls, emails and PM's later and it was on a transporter to me in Wellington, turning up right before I went away for New Years. But still I was trying to keep it quiet until Wagnats for a surprise wagcessory. I was pretty successful at keeping it quiet, except for a drunken moment with a couple of jokers where I spilled the beans out of sheer excitement but I kept a lid on it, at least until @Aladdin drove past my lockup for the 30 seconds I had the door open to roll inside my new wheels and the bugger saw it. Luckily he didn't quite grasp the gravity and the rumours didn't go very far. So I bought it and while it was on it's way up to me I snaffled me up a set of Tridents from Hawera and picked them up when I went that way for Bizzo and Lozza's "engagement" party. Got them back to Wellington and the next weekend I excitedly tried them on - but to my dismay they ended up being Holden stud pattern. Even thought they were sold as "Falcon wheels" With Wagnats looming fast, I got out the oversized and seriously depleted chequebook and bought a brand new set of 8" Tridents off the Tard. A few days later I had them and some tyres mounted up and the car was finally rolling (oh yeah the guy sold it sans wheels and had sent it up on 4 different wheels, some held on with barely a thread holding the wheel on. They ranged from a 8"wide 12 slot to a stock Hiace 14" rim and a 16" EF Falcon XR6 mag wheel. Anywho, the car was now rolling and a week before Wagnats I snuck the car under the cover of darkness to my wheel alignment man, I hid it at his workshop for a couple of days and then stashed it at my house, away from prying eyes (my lockup is the entire other side of town) Wagnats rolled around and it had it's debut. Won "Mintest Wag" and Strokers Choice. Both of which I was pretty fucking stoked to win. I've done fuck all to it other than give it a bit of a birthday in the servicing department, got all the wheels pointing mostly the same direction and threw on a set of 14x8" Tridents. It is a solid 7.5-8 out of ten in the body (had a bare metal respray a year or so back) and looks like they did a good job, including all the shuts etc. Running gear and suspension etc is a really good 8-8.5 out of ten, very very little in the way of bangs and knocks when driving along. The motor goes grouse now and the transmission does what it needs to do (oh yeah - this wee puppy is bench seat & column shift.. shit yes!) Where it all falls down is the interior. I give it a 3-3.5 out of ten. It's all there (mostly) but half the trim has been broken or screwed back together with wood screws and what have you. The front bench is pretty fucking poked too and is supported by a towel or two wedged into the exposed springs - nothing a car seat cover won't hide for now. That's OK though, I can slowly accumulate all the stuff I need to renew the interior at not too great of a cost and then once I have it I can chuck it all in for hopefully a nice tight insides. It was hilarious getting rid of the rubbish all through the inside when I got it, an empty bottle of classy Chardon was jammed under the seat and random Waikato and Speights bottle caps strewn throughout. Good ol Gore pisswagon living up to it's heritage. I don't even remember doing it but managed to drunkenly procure a set of 9" Tridents one night recently. So those will be tidied up and go on the back, then I want to find a pair of 245-50-14 Eagers for the front and drop the front spring an inch or so too and add an 1-2 inch lowering block in the rear and I reckon she'll look the part for a bit. Anyhow enough numbers and letters. Here is a couple of snaps I took tonight after the monthly meet. It's still filthy from Wagnats and the back has some freight I picked up tonight. But it gives a nice start to the project. I reckon it can only get better. Your pal Seedy.
  4. Bought R100s Ke70 wagon for use as a daily. Very nice, close to no rust. Basically mint. Picked it up on the weekend using a quite fancy towing rig I borrowed from a friend (Who has been using it for 20 years without fail). Would have used an actual trailer but my mum's Rav can't handle it and my friend's truck was being used to move house. So we got the car onto the tow rig: And the tow rig was working great! Until... Disaster Struck!: One of the tires popped while towing. We didn't notice for a solid couple of minutes and as of that not only was the fender dented back, wires pulled out and bumper broken but the rim is also absolutely destroyed. So we chucked on one of the back wheels, taped the wiring to the car, and went on our merry way... Then that popped too. And it popped a lot sooner than the other tire. Meaning that we were scared. Not only because 2 of the tires popped, I mean, how often does that happen? But the car also had only 1 spare tire, R100, lent out the spare tire and never got it back, lol. Second flat also destroyed what was left of the bumper end cap AND pulled out the wiring we had taped to the side. And with pulled out I mean that the wiring is absolutely gone. Nothing is left. Anyway, we chucked on the last tire and drove into Taupo (30ish ks away from where we had the last blowout) and we left the car with some friends for the time being: Kinda sad story. Hoping to pick up the car soon. Meanwhile buying some stock ke70 wheels so I can get the car onto trailer. Then need to find someone in Napier with a ke70 to check what all the wiring is that I am missing. Also want to buy right end cap for my front bumper, lol. Discussion, for if anyone has any tips.
  5. Popped up on the Tard as a Trade-in Picked it up Cheep & is as advertised & what I bought, so not unhappy with it Plan on a Service & decontamination then some light Work Duties 2001 VX V6 3.8 Auto High KM's and tints : Perfect! if under what I was shopping for it will do for now Original NZ Owner was a Barry! So this is officially my Barrymobile Aftermarket Sterereo so does anyone have experience rewiring the Steering wheel controls? for say a Pioneer or Sony Head unit? edit :these do-hickeys? https://www.qualitycaraudio.co.nz/car-stereo-983/head-unit-accessories-67/steering-wheel-control-99/ 2nd link : https://www.wavetech.co.nz/search.php?s=steering+ (for my future reference) &I'm now told I need this if I want it to work : https://www.wavetech.co.nz/Axxess-ASWC/ answered my own question : carry on Barrying Found $2.20 and a Black Bic Pen so far : winning?
  6. Discussion thread here; ideas welcome. So things have snowballed. have sourced 4 H230 260c’s from different parts of the country in as many days. one is rust fcked badly. Three on the tree blue interior.8 seater. Second one is rusty plus hit a tree 6 years ago (rail twisted). Paddock special; dirty but pretty mint black interior 3 on the tree. 8 seater. 3rd one is so-so rust victim (so-so for a datsun is “oh no!” for other marques ) driven where it sits 5 years ago. 3 on the tree 8 seater blue interior. 4th was always going to be a pipe dream; was in WA (though mate in shipping can get cars to me at a good discount).the owner thinks it was worth a few k, and is going to get around to fixing one day et cetera et cetera. On top of all this it’s rust looked fkn ferocious and other WA rust hunters woulda been all over it. ended up cutting a deal on 3, one in rural nsw, one in rural victoria, one in the outskirts of Sydney. have a mate out near Bathurst where I can store them and to see if i can make one good one outta three basket cases.
  7. Hey I’m new to oldschool but want to share the entire build of my 1980 mk2 ford escort estate and thought this would be the best place to do so. We picked her up a couple of years ago so that I could have a project throughout my high school years.
  8. yeah g'day. so i spun a yarn at work saying i needed a wagon and something to move me furniture and go camping with. along came a chap with a friend who had 'this old wagon chilling at his place'. One thing led to another and i was dragging this old Crown wagon out of a tree. It's been sitting for 3 years, hasn't been turned on and is pretty well dormant. I chucked a fresh battery into it and she ticked over first try. Won't idle but i'm open to theories as to what would cause that - seems a bit trial and error at this stage. Will need a few parts here and there, but as it's a Crown, she's packed with lush interior and random knobs and bits all over the place. 'Royalty'. Anyway, here's pics. How it looked after we pushed it out of the tree situation. Weta for scale I need one of these if anyone knows a guy that knows a guy etc cheeky spot of rust that'll need sorting How she's chilling currently. Can't open the front passenger door either, so if anyone has any ideas, gizza yarn my way. Cheers.
  9. So with this year being the 10th Wagnats, I thought I might start a thread running down the list of the fore-runners to this years upcoming event. (or at least how I remember it - feel free to correct me) Old School Nats 2008 - Beta Test/Early Access It all started back in mid 2008 when I was a fresh face on the oldschool scene and I was invited to the 2008 OS Nats, which was being held as a camp out at Vinegar Hill for that particular year. I guess this was the equivalent of a beta test version of the event even though we had no idea at the time. Wagnats Zero - April 10-13 2009 My memory is hazy around this part but it involved @Leebo3, @Steelies and @lowlife getting together at Beach-Hop in late March 2009 and discussing wagon roadtrips and camping with pals and a plan was created that we needed to merge these 2 different yet familial times into to get away for a weekend. It was at Beach Hop that year that we agreed on Easter in April 2009 to get-together, The first 4 wags to attend were. @Leebo3, @Steelies, me, @lowlife After returning from this first hastily thrown together weekend, we got right onto creating a bigger and better event for the following year.
  10. I know Seedy Al will be keen to soak up some sweet british machinery. From the flyer: DATE: 12 February 2017 PLACE: Trentham Memorial Park TIME: 10am to 3pm (or earlier to set up) ENTRY: $5 per display vehicle ENTRANCE: Use Barton Road, off Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt There will be plenty of BMC products, pommy fords, and other spiffy motoring oddities
  11. Just picked up a Volvo 240 Wagon, 2.3L of raw Swedish fury, a car so good it outlived it successor in production. The Soviet's being the fine connoisseurs they were, decided this was the model they must have for their embassy and so it was purchased, by them, new in 1988. 363,000 KM's later (the odometer stopped working shortly after) here it is: First job is to get it road legal..
  12. //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/52254-ghosts-1988-volvo-240-wagon/
  13. My long awaited thread is finally here! Discussion: //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/52756-slacker-sams-72-trump-estate/ About 3 Months ago a friend tagged me in a for sale post on the Facebook for a 2.5 estate. Naturally I was foaming at the bit. After calling the owner I organized to buy it. He inherited it from his late Father among other cars, Most of which ended up at the scrappys. The Triumph narrowly avoided the same fate. He told me about a couple of young guys in "lowered triumphs with no bumpers and silly looking wheels" that came to view it. All they wanted was the engine and gearbox, The rest they wanted to scrap.....I would've had an aneurysm had that gone ahead! Anyway its an English assembled factory PI Estate. It features such lushness as REAL leather seats, power steering, factory tacho, front swaybar, 2.5L motor - Sadly the injection has been removed in favor of 1"3/4 SU's, and Manual overdrive. on with the pics: Lush gauges The donk Potato pic The rust shituation That's all for now
  14. Discussion: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15434 .. yes its taken me fucken ages to do anything and post pictures up, here's some for starters.. G161z (thats 1600), and '4 on the floor' Here it is pretty much standard, apart from front chin spoiler - made from 1988 Mazda Capella.. Which has been somewhat narrowed and then "plastic welded" - Aka Soldering Iron and lotsa sanding Then I scored a set of these of a dude with a Racing Firenza, Ironically I gave away my previous set of rostyles to Prozac, a couple of months before I bought the car.. These rocked around the boot of my car for ooh I dunno, 6 months.. Finally got arse into gear and went to Elite Wheels, "3-5days" 2& 1/2 weeks later came back 13x7" Which were then promptly delivered to Action Powder coaters (aka another bunch of good Mrs Funt'maRunts) Here they are just before I painted the black outs.. Gots me a Drivers mirror, and some "fresher" sunvisors that actually work - Cheers Gaz/Gaz's Missus, and Burntrubber got some Window Winders that arent broken lol More to come..
  15. I have had this wagon for some time now. its a cool unique little car. its super solid no rust holes just surface, it runs and drives awesome and it has 70,000 genuine kms. I think its about time i give it a respray and get it all road worthy. once that is done i might keep it and have it as a sweet cruiser or sell it then purchase a triumph 2500 pi. i have wanted a pi for sometime now.
  16. Now I know what you are all thinking, a granny electric in a KE70 chassis? Why would I do that? Truth be told I was originally planning to put a 3gse black-top into a KE70 but I entered an electric vehicle competition last year and won. I saw opportunity to have a project car and have it largely funded while doing something educational and different. So I toke that oppurtunity! I purchased a pretty run down 1983 ke70 wagon chassis complete with mismatched steelies, minimal bolts and every thing of worth stripped off. Which you can see below I did the usual firsts for projects: weight reduction and wheels. I purchased some spitfires 13x8 front and rear which looked pretty good. I worked on finding adjusties and new rotors for a while and came across MRP which had all I really needed in terms of AE86/KE70 parts I saved up my own money to get these and boy am I glad a did ! I did the normal welding and they were a first time fit with mm perfect percision. Couldn't have asked for much better than that. I then purchased a twin headlight front end which I got rid of surface rust sanded and painted what I needed to protect it. Nows the hard part with any KE.. Getting the front end to sit straight.. I've been told many times once you get it right NEVER EVER touch it not even move it an inch. So after about a week of playing round with the front I was happy: Front suspension in, brakes on, and front end ready for panel and paint. A few weeks past and I'm looking for bucket seats and some harnesses which the only place to get good condition and cheap in New Zealand is NZKW so I struck a deal with them and ended up with a hydro handbrake two bucket seats and mounts for little under 1 grand. In the days they were being shipped the worst of all things happened, the twin headlight front end had been stolen right from under the roof of my garage. This happening destroyed me in and out, I got in two local papers but never recovered the parts and the police can't do much about it. So I moved the car to a more secure place in town to keep the rest of the project safe. After receiving the bucket seats and harnesses I fitted them and boy they look beaut, still minor modifications to be done to get one of the bolts fitting on the mounts. Discussion Thread
  17. Build thread here //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/50921-mgds-triumph-2000-estate/
  18. Okay so i'm sure you're all familiar with this car.... I saw it on Trademe a couple of months ago and it wasn't far from home so i decided i had to have it. Got in touch with Jake and set up a time to go and have a look. I jumped in my ute with a mate and we head over. Eventually found the place, checked out the wagon and a after a quick driving lesson and loading up a ute full of spare parts we were off back home. The thing was so low it looked cool as fuck. But when my mate who was following in my ute said that it was throwing sparks out the back, and when I couldn't back it out of my shed, I thought i'd better put in some slightly longer cutties... god damn practicality. Next thing I wanted to check out was the air filters because I couldn't feel any suction at all, and as I thought they were pretty dirty. Shot down to Repco and got the only air filter they had the were narrow enough to fit between the carb and the strut tower, and after much modification to the backing plate, I now had twin ram flows This made the wagon run pretty rough, and since I was planning to take it to Brits at the Beach that weekend i googled all sorts of carb balancing/tuning instructions and did the best I could to get it drivable. Also adjusting the timing was a big help. I got a new head unit and tidied up the speaker wiring in anticipation for by far the longest drive i had taken the triumph on. All set, off to Brits at the Beach with my mate in his '71 Avenger, walkie talkies in hand. Got there very slowly with no issues at all. Not everyone there was a fan of our cars but who cares right. Back home after the show and very quickly realised I needed some flashier mags. A bit of searching and found something i liked with in my budget. Unfortunately they're BBS reps which makes me look a bit silly having a sticker that says "fake splits can fuck off" mean while i was still playing with the mixture trying to get a better tune. A few trips out of town soon made me realize Im not a huge fan of exhaust fumes so I had a new exhaust made and a few hundred dollars later no more leaks. A slow day at home i decided i paint the rocker cover racing red. Jumped on the lathe at work and made a little shiny dildo shifter and a couple spikes to go the the rocker cover studs. Decided I wanted to tint the head lights yellow so I went ahead and did it, not every ones cup of tea I guess but its also not everyone's car. Desperately wanted the chrome surround on the front windscreen seal so I got a new rubber off Rimmer Bros (as well as some other parts) and took it to a guy in to get it changed. Made it look alot nicer I think. I got a little rev counter and put it where the not working clock was. Brought a sub woofer for a little more doof doof since the 6x9s in the back were blown. Did a rough repair on the speedo cable to get that up and running. Put in a new fuel level sensor because that thing didnt know which way was up (Still doesnt, if any one knows why please let me know) and set the valve clearances which were really far out on some of them (0.040")... No more ticks And at last my not so creative mind came up with a theme to replace Legit Splits. Being from the heart of the South Waikato... Waikato Draught it is "Support Your Local" Had some stickers made, stuck them on. And that pretty much brings us to now. Cars running Average - Good, looking alot like I want it to look, and with out a doubt keeping me busy and entertained. Next thing to do is shocks and springs because the shocks are fucked and theres no point putting in new ones if the springs are gonna fuck them up again. So Im currently in the process of sorting that out. Keep watching this space
  19. once again i have acquired another car that is not an austin... (regret that username) BUT never the less this is my new project was a freebee off my mate who is moving to the uk and for some odd reason he though i would like it.... and i think he thinks im the only person who will put work into it. so first things first is WOF and i need >window wipers >lift side steering arm boot ( im think its that rubber thing) >reverse lights (and according to VTNZ its too low but who said i had to go there for wof...) hopefully can get around to it all this weekend, the only thing i dont want to do it the reverse lights because i am terrible with trouble shooting electrical problems so if anyone has any tips for that it would be much appreciated. Plans for this beast includes fixing the front bumper, paint both bumpers gun metal grey, then primer the body because surprisingly its pretty straight and virtually rust free. not planning on spending heaps of money on this so thats why its only getting primer. and also sounds, needs sounds. there are some slight mechanical issues that need sorting too, there is a wicked tap in the engine (well i think its the engine, dad thinks its something else) and it leaks autotrans fluid and diff fluid so ill have to take a look at that too.. anyway thanks guys, update probably after the weekend if i get wof!! >discussion<
  20. Here is project build thread, looking a bit barren atm: //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/46510-robkes-1972-corolla-ke26/
  21. So i've had this vehicle for about a year now just been a bit too lazy to document any progress to date. Currently, i'm working on throwing a 20v Blacktop 4AGE into my KE26. Here is the vehicle: I'll post more pics and info soon. Here is link to project discussion: //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/46511-robkes-1972-corolla-ke26-discussion/
  22. Not sure if this will end up being much of a project, but here goes! A couple of months ago a couple of mates flew from Wellington to Auckland to pick up a new tow vehicle (Ford Courier), and on a whim stopped in Putaruru and picked up this wee gem. A few texts and photos sent, and I had pretty much all but bought it before it even got back to Wellington. After a few bits of rust work it got a WOF, it sure ain't pretty but runs well, especially with new plugs and leads. Other than that have done rocker cover gasket to stop a leak, oil and filters and driven it tons. Being the original 1300 and 4 speed it's not exactly a speed demon but has plenty of character. Mum even drives it to school (she is a teacher) and loves it - but has given it the nickname "Pusbucket" Plans are to chuck some low at it, probably new shocks, couple coils out the front and blocks in the rear - maybe some rims if I can find some for a decent price. Would like some hotwires if anyone has any going? Apologies for the rubbish photo but only one I have - will get some better one's next sunny day once it's had a clean!
  23. Bought this little thing yesterday from a proper English gentleman. He even agreed to take a cash deal (<$2000) and remove it from TM where I was top bidder but auction wasn't closing until 7pm Sunday night, by which time we'd be heading back south. Picking it up Sunday afternoon in Auckland after Kumeu, when the owner returns from a trip to Singapore. 125,xxx kms! 2 NZ owners, the first one imported it at 40,xxx kms and was apparently a millionaire antique dealer who used it to putter between his shops, and the second is the above mentioned gentleman who has used it to commute daily for the last 4 years. It is a 1984 Nissan Sunny Van (2 door = VB11) with a E13S 1.3L 4 cylinder and 4 speed manual floor shift, in a front tug arrangement. Hopefully the E13S is the Jap market one which claims 75 PS. Seller's pics will have to do for now, I'll update and replace these with better photo's next week. For now the only plan is to get it on the hoist and have a look over it, new fluids and filters, and start dailying the little gem. Cam belt, water pump, CV's, and brakes have been done in the last 20,000 km according to the seller. But you best believe I've already photochop dropped it with some little alloys. Simple yet effective, the rims are some Zona mesh that were on the 'tard recently. Chur
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