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Somewhere on all this I miss out the part where I bought this from Napier & sold this 80's Chrysler Avenger to a Local mate around 2012-2013

(also updated & edited some lost links, pic's & vids for the new forum software over the past 3 pages)

When I owned a Hon-duh Accord (Jesus drove one dontcha know) for a short but fun period of time (sold it the day I picked this car up in the image above)

They turned it Orange, not just any old Orange : its feckin' ORANGE!!! (some say my car is Orange : I enjoy a game of "wind em up" & say it's Red)

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which some will connect with

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Then not long after it turned turtle

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RIP 2013

in other boring Avenger news, temp gauge did a dance today & had been running cold so threw the thermostat I had bought in, ordered spare housing & top pipe from Ross ready for next years Leadfoot 2017 adventure "just in case"

dreaming of moving the High Beam light and installing a Alternator warning light and a CD player that can eject, and a Aerial that can receive Frequency Modulated Stations

discuss :

 

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So Snuck up to the big A Last Saturday for a Surprise 40th (no not mine or the cars)

 

then most of this week I've been pottering around this place

 

then tonight @BillyTong checked in the campground for duties

 

cooking up to be a fab weekend

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Home at last : I dunno how many miles I clocked up! Should do Clac's shortly since last Friday 27th DVK>AKL>Leadfoot>Whitianga x3>Napier>DVK Feb 8th

Here's my last pic from Leadfoot, note they updated the Mobil 'livery'

Car never missed a beat, used no water or oil that I could tell & a few of the other volunteers there also "used to have an Avenger once"

half a tank of gas / 20L from Taupo via Napier to Dannevirke aint too bad i reckon

edit : 1000 Miles or 1654km's round trip


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Things wernt begin captive in the rear since I swapped out the diff so nabbed the shocks to match

top set had been in it since I bought it & had never been an issue til now

shorter (proper) shock on the bottom i out of an 80's Chrysler Avenger but noticeably an improvement straight away

also nah could not be arsed tidying them up, she'll be right : or I'll buy actual new shocks next time

 

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OS Nats here we come! The weekend Starts NOW

Wof 

New Tires

Wheel alignment & rides like a dream now!

 

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ON Nats 17 looks like this

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that's another 400mile's on the clock or 640 metric KM's

Departed Thurs Night caught up with the Akl convoy at Ashhurst, gave @64vauxhall some cream for his special area then took them over the Saddle Road

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Credit to @Threeonthetreel for that image

Friday went and watched them do this out in a paddock

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so I went for a jaunt down here

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(I won)

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Back to camp for din din's & the yummiest Meat soup and some refreshments

Sat was Scavenger Hunt day, went & saw stuff and things

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then back to camp for Prizegiving & Rocker cover racing I placed 4th this yeah after a few tense knock out rounds 3rd to Trev 

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oh yea dressups

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Sunday packup & group Photos

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then a hoon into Featherston to catchup / meet  a mate

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then Long way home via a Lighthouse & some cool machines

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could Just see Max & Furiosa at the wheel of these

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Birds like it

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fin

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200,000km in 41 years

Not bad. Jpg 

Tho she's a bit like mum's dad's axe (Swapped Diff G box Head etc Body & Bottom end of Block are OEM etc

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Tho OCD me is not happy with the crooked 00000's Edit : they have evened out with a few more KM on the clock

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Managed to snap me accelerator cable coming over the Saddle Road tonight right at the tip just after passing a couple of slow pokes so I looked like a right chode coasting and pulling over and up onto a curb 

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Bonnet up assess options and a helpy fellah pulls up and promptly gets stuck in the bog in front of me

Think about the choke or kickdown cable.... 

Went with robbing the choke connection and a Brazilian zip ties we're good! 

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Quick call to Graham Etkins and he's got a couple in stock for around $20 each! Zip into palmy a bingo, not quite what I need (didn't check till I got home but the man is the dude for parts 

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Need a short motorbike cable with lead bit at each end for the setup I've got so should be able to get home and sort it tomorrow

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So turns out there's more than a few configurations to make these go 

Mechaniccal which is what I was used to in my old 78 and ate slowly away at the firewall and seen here in the brown 75 1500 parts car 

And the Chrysler pedal cable I have, and the blue 76 alpine has the same setup I need repaired 

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Since the new forums can display FB Vids I can share this Video that I remember I forgot about on here now too (never got around to d-loading & yt'ing it etc)

2011 post fresh rebuild of the Current motor & setup (possibly still on Solexes pre-tune) but still heaps fun, also did track day / drift that weekend to this 'motorkhana' was after the trackday

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5 Years today together

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Happy Anniversary baby

That's the day / night I got her btw

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Image via Facebook group & very little information

Well aware this isnt my car but its very similar (Over-riders on bumper)

can anyone work any magic & enhance / shed more details on the image?

I have reposted it in the 1980's Street scenes group too so will update as more info surfaces (like rust)

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Left old and leaky (thought fuel consumption was up) right old and not leaky 

Gas dripping out of the body / crimped area looking at installing electronic ign this arvo too which I bought off 10-5's father 

 

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Snowed

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And rad cap 'upgrade 

Had wrong one on (non return System) Part #CN1070

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I had a 7/50 on it & was for a system with a catch/expansion tank which I don't have

 

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Need some help yeah yeah should have gone to Swap-meat blah blah

This is still her Bad-side for this reason

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Dang it they actually do rub, recon I'd get away with the 165's on these 13x7"s? 

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Couple of Pics I took today

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Yeah I messed the numbers up didn't see them till I got home : must go back & get the '76

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Until I get some trim this IS it's good side

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Gorge'eous ?

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Went for a wander around Boytes (rip Wilf) and within 3m of where we stopped there was a squashed Marina and my mate says "you want that" pointing at the trim 

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Also found the chainsaw in a historical Dannevirke Huia water crate I'd left in a Jailbar truck cab abut 10 years ago down the back by the soldiers Dodge on the trailer 

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Tested 165 on the 13x7"s and basically given up without cutting or adding flares etc or Narrowing Diff

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blimming close!

near the start of this thread there is a Pic of 17x7"s Avantis' I had on it & they had a better offset & needed 205's on the back to work, 215's were happy on the front for reference (yeah it looked pretty shit so I wont repost image)

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I lied

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