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  1. Discussion for my cresta
  2. discussion for the little lemon
  3. So I got this Pc cresta locally, remembered seeing it sitting on blocks in a driveway a few streets away from my place, and recognised it as the car I used to see outside a local pie shop each day. Looked like it had sat a while now and was starting to turn green, and rusty. Knocked on the door, the owner (former pie maker) stopped using it when the business closed down and it sat since. long story short i brought it about a month later. Reg still on hold, was pretty tidy under the slime and grime, filled to the roof with clothes and all sorts. Took a day at his emptying it out, airing it out, trying to get it started and getting it back on the ground. Never got it started, was a bit brewed up, coil looked shot, distributor hadn't been sitting in the engine and it was generally bro'd up under the bonnet. flat towed it home being so close, brakes seemed to work okay considering how long it sat, managed to get it running, had an immobiliser and some wires had corrodded under the dash due to the amount of clothes and moisture in the car. Ran okay, took a bit of tuning and some new plugs fuel and the basics, took it for a drive round the block, guy i brought it off slapped a 4 speed bedford box in it, a fairy rinsed one too, no second gear and the gearstick was too big to get into first, kept hitting the dash. changed the gearstick and it was driveable. Since then I washed it, took it for a wof, fixed the various things it needed, one being the rust in the left rear quarter, got it cut out and painted.
  4. Another project thats sat around for a while, got this mellow yellow viva a few years ago, brought it off a guy in blenheim, supposedly his grandmas, looks like it was a one owner car once. really tidy interior, i doubt granny had the red racing bonnet but everything else looks okay, few carpark dings. still had some retirement home cards in the back seat and a disabled card on the rear view mirror. she's a yellow 1300 manual, not exactly high spec but i took my chances and drove home to nelson one week night, had sat around for a while and had stale fuel, filled it up and put a battery in it, and it actually made it back okay, got a fuel block halfway up the whanagmos, turns out it had a custom fuel line from the tank as the old one was blocked too. luckily i had my follow car, left it on the side of the road and boosted home to get more fuel and more hose. since then, i rebuilt the carb, made a new fuel line, flushed the tank, had gravel in it! New filters, plugs, leads, coil, points, new rear brakes new front brakes ect ect and took a muffler out of the exhaust, runs real good now! took it for a wof, failed on a few basic lights, all 4 tyres, rear brake imbalance (since fixed) and the battery not secured. since then its kinda sat at home, needs to get on the road when i have time! might be past the 28 days for the of re-check Photo of the day i got it, in the guys driveway with a massive battery to compensate for the alternator not working