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  1. 4 points
    gerg

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    Kiwis got to experience much more diversity than we did. Imports were easier over there than our tarrif system would allow and also we had the Button Car Plan which gave us many different domestic models of the same shitty car to choose from. The Nissan Ute for fuck's sake [emoji849] Toyota Lexcen anyone? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  2. 4 points
    McDonald bros sell a double adjustable bolt in coil over for under $1000. Well only just barely under and few years back but after doing a couple DC events and many street miles can reccomend them as a option. Takes longer to remove the old shit than it does to install the new stuff. And setting em up is different to what most think. But each car is wanting its own set up as per driver style wants needs and use.
  3. 3 points
    NZXD

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    1989 the Jap imports started to flood the market. I was 9/10 years old and loved walking around and looking at the technology...most of the imports were late 79-84 stuff which had digital dashes, electric windows and luxury that exceeded most of our traditional cars. Lots of turbos...Nissan skylines, Nissan Leopards, Exa, Sentra...Mitsubishi Cordia and mirage turbos...Toyota’s by the bucket load. I’d love to go back and grab a few of these cool imports. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 3 points
    gerg

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    That would be an awesome candidate for a Dolly Sprint tribute. I love sporty wagons Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  5. 2 points
    Defective

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    The nz market is a diverse because up until the late 80s/ early 90s it was a predominantly British car market. Then the govt decided a practical way of bringing the average age of cars up was to allow imports pretty much free access. Thus, we had the jdm invasion. It worked, the national fleet became more modern, more efficient, safer and cheaper to buy a quality car. To this day I think it’s still one of the few times we can look back and say ‘yep, that was the right thing to do’ So in the space of maybe a decade we went from having the wide array of uk models with the odd Australian and American models to also getting whatever the hell we wanted from anywhere else. We became somewhat of a dumping ground for Japanese exporters because at that time nz was one of the few countries that allowed such freedom with imports. It went through the usual issues with odometer windbacks, dodgy repairs, flood damaged stock but by and large it was a great thing to happen. I just wish we could go back and buy some of those awesome and obscure models you just never see anymore. Even the more mainstream models are either unobtainable or priced insanely. Mk5 Cortina sport Mk3 cortina 2000e Vauxhall chevette (2.3 cf Bedford motor almost bolts straight in...) 1275gt mini Hillman hunter gt Would be welcome in my garage now. Jdm stuff the list is just way too long.
  6. 2 points
    Thom

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    that last one is a nash metropolitan @deankdx
  7. 2 points
    Defective

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    Triumph wagon maybe? Edit, yep Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points
    Kiwi-E

    XE Tidy up

    The templates made it very easy to make it so far. The true test will be if I've left myself enough room between the pipes to weld them all completely..... its going to be tight Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points
    deankdx

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    so many cool machines in there! what's this thing? how cool is this thing @roKWiz thought this was an ALFASUD for a second. \\\ oohh! old F truck haven't seen a D series in ages either. cool camper ZL fairlane tail light inspiration @SPArKy_Dave Hillman imp.. i'd have one with a motor bike engine please Riley Elf, i used to see one of these fairly often back 20yrs ago ooh, Alfasod is in there marina, seen one of these with a rover V8 once. isuzu bellet, didn't see a gemini in the pics (vauxhaull chevette?) rambler Classic, My mate drove one of these for a few years, 287 V8 .. looked a bit like a Y block engine thought this was a GOGGOMOBILE for a sec(not the dart...)
  10. 2 points
    macman

    Project: Re-assembly!

    After a month off (holidaying in NZ) I've made a bit more progress now I'm back into the usual routine (work, shed, eat, sleep, repeat). A job I was putting off, and a job I considered NOT doing... The wiper motor support bracket/panel, whatever you want to call it. Strangely quite rusty. I considered treating it, coating it and leaving it. But my new found confidence with the welder (sort of) means I'm giving it a shot. Honestly, you wouldn't think it from this pic, but the rest of the plenum is fine. Even around the usual vent areas which were fully on show when I had the dashboard/HVAC out. So I made some careful cuts and drilled out the required spot welds and removed the crappy bit, with the original plan of cutting a good donor from another car, but no luck coming across a wreck to-date, so I've had a crack at replicating it from some sheet metal. I've still got a lot of work to do to finish off the replacement, but I'm pretty happy with how it's coming along!
  11. 2 points
    2redrovers

    XE Tidy up

    I did similar with the roll cage in the Capri albeit not quite so complex. Looks good[emoji106] [emoji106]
  12. 2 points
    gerg

    XE Tidy up

    That looks uncannily like my brother's contraption he made for his XP crossy. Shorter lengths for his but very similar concept. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  13. 2 points
    deankdx

    XE Tidy up

    ahhh!!!! My Brain.. @BGDAV @2redrovers check out the CAD wow, that's awesome shaping and joining. at first i thought that clamp was to pack the pipe with sand for a mandrel bend
  14. 2 points
    macman

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    Tough sounding XW/XY wagon one night cruising the town in Dunedin, snapped this pic from the hotel window haha. And for those interested, P76 in Geraldine. And another in Wanaka. Have about a thousand pics of other makes/models. If anyone's interested, I'll put up a link to an online album and I'll upload them. Some amazing cars preserved in NZ's museums.
  15. 1 point
    macman

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    Recently returned from an awesome 3-week trip around the South Island of NZ. Managed to get to a heap of different car museums - Christchurch, Geraldine, Wanaka and Invercargill. Transport World in Invercargill is the best I've ever seen. Spotted this neat XG panelvan in Chaslands. This XD at a fuel stop south of Dunedin. Stopped to say hi to this bloke, said about OzFalcon, hopefully he jumps on here one day. This XL in Geraldine's car museum. ZC in Christchurch's car museum. Immaculate Cortina in Wanaka. AU Fairlane, NA Fairlane and ZL Fairlanes also in Wanaka. These three were immaculate, and judging by the trim, very low KM cars. Nice original XA GT in Invercargill Transport World.
  16. 1 point
    revhead

    Au,v8 into 1999 transit

    Weld it Sent from my MYA-L22 using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    CHESTNUTXE

    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Boot came up ok Sent from my SM-G570Y using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    gerg

    Temperature

    Yep, the clevo's cooling system is unique in that it requires circulation through the system when cold (due to the low position of the thermostat). Most systems just dead-head the flow and rely on the fact that the thermostat is at the highest point in the engine (ie inlet manifold on a Windsor). The clevo's heads are actually higher than the thermostat so the hottest point will be there if there is no flow. If there was no bypass, the heat would take too long to reach the thermostat to open it. It needs that "foot" or plug (which moves with the thermostat) to allow coolant to bypass back into the water pump when cold, but then plug that bypass when the engine is warm, sendng coolant only through the radiator. If you don't have that plug on the base of the thermostat, there is only a percentage of coolant getting to the radiator, the rest is just doing laps around your engine. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    gerg

    My Splash V8

    Sometimes the brightness switch breaks off if someone gets a bit ham-fisted with it. Same goes for the headlight knob. I've used a volume knob from Jaycar to replace that, but the brightness switch (if broken off) you could possibly try and flick what's left of it with a small screwdriver. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  20. 1 point
    SPArKy_Dave

    Temperature

    Mate, that thermostat is totally wrong for a Cleveland V8. Looking at the Tridon specs - it does not have a bypass/block-off foot. Without the foot, it will make a Clevo run HOT. Yes, I'd also get the radiator opened up and sussed out internally - if it's a copper/brass tank sort. They prolly can't open up an Ally radiator very easily. BUT get the correct thermostat, and try that first. Tridon TT2023 or Dayco DT66A/333-180 Thermostats - should both have the Clevo foot. Post up a pic, when you get one. Edit - running no thermostat in a Clevo, will ALSO make it run hot, cause there is nothing to block the radiator bypass port.
  21. 1 point
    Splashv8

    My Splash V8

    didn't even know it had a Diagnostic mode, it read 30 deg Dave but the actual Sensor is shot,Good call, so I have placed an order for a new one along with the Thermostat + gasket+ water pump I already have the 4 hoses. Im going to do it all mate, even the expansion tank. that way I know its done. and I feel better. Happy I got that Diag tool its already paid for itself. another good call Dave. The Dash is very lightly lit I tried to adjust the brightness with the Knob but how do I get it Brighter?
  22. 1 point
    CHESTNUTXE

    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Gem Sent from my SM-G570Y using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    2redrovers

    The completely off topic thread

    Substitute the word stone for steel and ditto... Only difference is you can't drive a classic stone building at 100km/h... It'll just fall on someone at 10m/sec
  24. 1 point
    NZXD

    Aussie Fords in NZ

    The little green machine is an Austin Allegro, they use to be everywhere in the 80s/90s but like most cars of that era and rare these days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    deankdx

    XR-XF Falcon Coil Over Conversion kit

    if the coil overs themselves are Viking? that's what slydog and @BGDAV have i think. the control arm kit looks good, as the Global west arms are dear with exchange rate from usa plus tax
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