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Hey guys ive got myself a Isuzu piazza as a project car specs: 1984 2 litre G200z SOHC Engine fuel injected everything standard pics of when i got it: * old owner painted the two rear alloy wheels and rocker cover silver why? stupid idea bought it in may 2012 with no wof or rego with the intention of a quick 6 month fix up/tidy up job for a wof but nooo done a hanger bearing in it for wof had to cut it etc for it to fit then found out both front and rear windscreens leak and broken window plastic holder so window wouldnt stay up so then i took it to a mates and washed all the oil from under car and engine bay and ended up putting it in their storage shed where it still remains then i figured as windows need to come out and different coloured gaurd cos old one had rust and dent i should paint it and after mucking around for 6 months getting quotes etc i decided to do it myself to do a proper job as it had some rust that needed to be treated in some places.
After many years of not owning an X, it looks like I'll be rejoining the faithful few. A 78 serie speciale was my first car about 18 years ago, and I've had a couple since then. I kept in touch with the guy who bought my last X and recently caught up with him. He agreed to sell me the green on e in the middle - but freight between our north and south islands pretty much doubles the price. Maybe it's a sentimental buy - but I wanted a serie speciale again, and a project - and it's definitely a project! Been sitting for at least 5yrs it's it's current location - and another 5yrs prior to that. So, its been a few weeks since I negotiated to buy the car, and we managed to pick it up over the weekend...it was a great 800km trip! We managed to get it running after a few hours, got the brakes and clutch bled, and away she went... The only issue (thus far), is that the battery light comes on and the battery doesn't get any charge. We spent about 4hours trouble-shooting the issue (power going in to the alternator, but not out), and took the alternator out, apart, and put it back in - with no success. Then we had an epiphany that we would try bypassing the voltage regulator, which worked and the battery gets full charge now. So a new voltage regulator is in order I feel. Anyway, she's parked up in the garage now - and I'm deciding what to tackle first. I need to stop the spread of any rust fairly quickly (although overall it looks not too bad), and then will probably move to getting the doors/windows adjusted so they open/close properly, then move on to some interior items to get the seats moving properly. I'm thinking I'll keep it running for now, and just tidy it up for a wof. Then slowly start stripping it back down for a proper restore... DISCUSSION THREAD: