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4 hours ago, Truenotch said:

It's OK, you have too many projects to hold down a job now anyway :) . 

Lol yep, if only money were free. That would be a weirdly pointless system...

Have a meeting with a manager on Monday after giving some feedback on the decisions being made. Who knows where that will go.

 

 

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As said by others above- fuck this is a cool thread to read! Keep the updates coming.

Sorry to hear about ya losing your job.  I really do hope something better comes along.... mainly so you can continue to throw money into your latest hole in the ground for our entertainment :-)

I remember there being one of these parked between some cabins at the campground in the middle of Queenstown, back in 2001. It was sitting there with a tarp over the screen.

Cool car.

 

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59 minutes ago, yoeddynz said:

As said by others above- fuck this is a cool thread to read! Keep the updates coming.

Sorry to hear about ya losing your job.  I really do hope something better comes along.... mainly so you can continue to throw money into your latest hole in the ground for our entertainment :-)

I remember there being one of these parked between some cabins at the campground in the middle of Queenstown, back in 2001. It was sitting there with a tarp over the screen.

Cool car.

 

Cheers, re: work I am currently waiting for the outcome of the feedback period. I am one of quite a few effected and the decisions seem to be being made by people who should, but don't know what my job involves. My feedback appeared to get a reaction of 'uh oh...forgot about that' and a lot of people have been saying, ''but who will be doing X, Y and Z??"

Small possibility I will still be employed in some form. There is a pretty good redundancy pay but I have two little kids, mortgage and a wife to pay for. So if I wasn't able to find a job for long enough the redundancy pay disappears.

If it wasn't in my contract to have redundancy pay, things would be quite sh1t.

 

In saying that, in the time I've been there, this must be the 6th round of redundancies I've been through but the first where I've been given the letter. So it's been a good run I guess.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, kyteler said:

Biff the Kent.  Some Escort foamer might even pay you good money for it.  Definitely go with performance fitting of the shape. 

Totally depends on whether I can get paper work for it. If I can, then I might be able to get it on the road based on how it was built.

It's unlikely though, unless there are declaration papers. Which were probably with the last owner, not the guy that had them built.

But yeah, the shorter block length would be good, I would be able to fit a bigger radiator at the back. Currently the kent takes up all of the length right to the back panel.

I'd need an adaptor, I know ford and mazda worked together but I seriously doubt there is any similarity with the common ford inline 4 bellhousings of that era.

Also need to think about what the transaxle can handle plus that it is a 4 speed. A porsche box would be good but have to change lots.

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2 hours ago, Mof said:

Got room for east/west?

Transplant the whole engine, transaxle, subframe, suspension 

...interesting thought. I've had 3.5hrs sleep but this is turning the dead hamster in my head.

 

EDIT: the KLZE wouldn't work because it would sit too far forward, but possibly a fwd inline 4.

Suspension would make things harder with certifying I reckon.

Better engine access by keeping the VW transaxle (or similar).

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7 minutes ago, Spencer said:

Get it legal as is then send the kent to the bottom of the ocean?

Or consider a 4age/2zz

If its possible then I would do this to start with. Unless the kent needs too much money.

I feel like I've done my dash with 4age's, but maybe.

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