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and keeping eye on the remain Avengers down the road as well


this one has this Datsun on top of it still


Purlpe GLS under the Washing line is now accessible in front of this AP6 or AP4 Valiant, the last 70's Avenger I want to buy (the Diff I got in the early 2000's off it) & has been in My Rally car ever since


this Chysler Avenger


and one up the top by the Fence is safe for now


I have no interest in them but just keeping tabs :P there were two others I note have gone, Blue one I tee'd up for a guy in Hamilton when Wilf was still around & a Brown one close the drive has gone since

slightly better shot of it, impact damage is to the front of it


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Odometer 104084'ish 

Mad brake fade so new booster hose, didn't fix it so Brake booster swap time 

Old one had fluid in it and managed to find the one out of my original '78 Avenger that I rolled and scrapped in 2007 (image attached) 

Much better 


2006 Prenters.jpg

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Hit that! 

So shiny now to make them work on the race / rally car which I warmed up today

Guy on Avenger forum's is gunna mock it up & let me know the bits we'll need 

They've relisted them so looks like they have a few sets to clear our 

Not going to bother with the road car / cert just yet 




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Also the answer to how many sheets of 12mm ply can you fit in the back of a sedan is 

5! Or cut into 3x = 15 pieces 



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and I'm basing it on this build from the Forums



Had success today, bmw rotors worked well.
All that was needed was to have .65mm removed from the bore of the rotor and then re drilled.
Also had to put a 5.5mm spacer behind the wheel bearing for the back of the rotor to clear the lugs on the strut.

Luckily my 13 inch alloys still clear aswell, dropped straight on with about 4mm clearance.



have also just been informed about uprating the rear Cylinders to match otherwise risk them being over worked

anyone have any better info or specs to match?

Application will likely be Track based activities for the Racecar & less Gravel / rally

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Fitted electric ignition with heaps of help 



it wasnt that hard, always more fun with a friend

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Reinstalled right rear chrome trim on "Red", only been off since we painted it couple years back I'll get round to mud flap and trim on other side one day




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Spent 2 hours cleaning 5 cars around my house yesterday

Might not look like much to some but I cant stop staring at this AU


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On 09/05/2011 at 09:48, JoKer said:

if you were at nats you know what this can do


pm/email me some cool picc'sy please?

2014 & this would have been on the Yellow line Graph

Gees I've missed doing fun stuff in this car!

need some more gears if anyone has wisdome

23 hours ago, JoKer said:

and now I have half the forward speeds in the white car, my original 1300 4 speed, which is now behind the 1600 TC 90hp donk

options for 5 speeds? other than the usual Sierra type 9 (almost bolt in)

happy to chuck a spare 4 speed back in but while its out.. well you know... :D


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So a guy from Taupo gets in touch, He's restoring his Mk 1 Avenger (Have learnt in the UK they refer to them as Mk1's & Mk2's for the Classic shape & Chrysler / Later shape)

Has misplaced some very important Plastic pieces for the accelerator peddle & would I mind checking my 'stock'

So I Send him images of these two (Brown 72 1500 & Blue 76 GLS Apline)



and this location of the stuff he might need



and my Accelerator pedal for comparison


Man says YEP the green bits & oh my yours have already been lost, I had seen the "U shackles" before & thought thye were not right and they allow a fair bit of slop but are working for now so I can spare at least one set of Bushes / set of 5 plastic pieces he needed

then he sent me an image of his car


Oh LOL TWINS! Auto even

SO I get to stripping, the easiest one, instructions were remove the seat & steering wheel to get better access


Jobs already half done on this one

Figure while I'm at it might as well strip a few other goodies out of it


Headlight switches, What does the internal turner do? (serious never had one or played with a working one)


Lol Shear bolts on Ign 'not sheared'


Dash not bad, lol no rev counter in Manual? not even a Clock!



Light fitting in the glove box! What is this madness! (checked My GLS & it only has a 'hole')


So dash out & rescue these parts, so at least I know how to get them out of the brown car should my U shackles fail


Might be worth 3d Printing some one day though not expensive from UK from the sounds of it

Back of the Dash


31? or 13


got looking at the Dash & LOL 4 digit Odometer? WTF

culyHHi.jpg (turn screen)

So I have a thought as my Coolant temp gauge is iffy & my Volt meter had lost its lettering why not rob / swap some parts over


was Simple enought, 1st test drive I had forgotten to plug speedo back in LOL

even from the same year its crazy to note the differences on the back

Mine is the Left Blue car / donor is the right


so yeah, Coolant temp works better now & My Volt Gauge says" Volts" and I figured out why the Handbrake warning light doesn't work : there is not circuit in the loom for it! may get around to that one day

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So I took the old white girl out into a Paddock last Nov & came home less 2x Forward gears 3rd & 4th

start dreaming if 5 speed upgrades & whatnots

and its taken till now to spend a few hours under her


all looks normal in there


oh hang on these bits of roll-pin came out in the oil & look that's where they are meant to be!


(not the socket I used to move the selector fork)

so yeah keep'er stock, seal it back up & refill & fit! Love the 'quick' jobs

some random markings on the 1300 Box that originally came out of my '78


and a bonus Rostyle an OS'er is hunting for pm

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Decided it was time to do something


So on the hoist she went, easier to refill the gearbox there & a basic check-over

Found some stuff that needs sorting before we go too much further in the front end, will await report tomorrow!

Was hoping to make the Playday @ Manfeild on the 13th of May

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RIP / reshell time front end has seen better days specifically this area


& I aint an engineer so she's going back on the lawn for a bit :/

everything else appeared fine / in working order, just don't go fast or hit the brakes, things move on both sides in this area

Anyone wanna buy a race car? never been thrashed!

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Nothing much Avenger related has happened for a while, the Sun came out so I went for a drive & found this


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Gees Rego is cheap these days! $47.90 over the counter for 12 months!

no pic update not much to see here, keen on a spare Neutral / Inhibitor switch tho if anyone has ever dealt with these to suit a BW45, I have a couple of "spare" that are dud's & might try Jimmy these up to do the correct things




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Adds pucks

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Oh yeah and my "new" windscreen rubber has gone like this in all 5 corners, granted its 3 years old now but less than ideal 

Spike to glazier & yea they not proud of of it & they tried the supplier who didn't want a bar of it, so yeah at this stage aiming to fill it with silicone to stop leaks 



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Insta post [sue me]

wanted to sort this before I dropped her down to the Glazier to seal the Windscreen cracks, have heard horror stories of cars malfunctioning in shops before etc

I know people, who know people, you know?

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Windscreen filled! Courtesy of the local lads at Bwags'


Now to drive it for Summer! Next outing will be the FRCC "3 Degrees Below Cruise" next weekend Aiming for Leadfoot 2019

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