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Re: Mickeyduck's machines

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Mr-Paulio wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:25 pm
I'm sorry, think I'm going to have to give this one a miss.
In the words of yester-year's TOYOTA advertising... "bugger".
I'll look forward to catching up another time mate. Cheers. 8)
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Yep. Bugger. Like the guy said at the end of this video.
The largest amateur rocket launched in the southern hemisphere, a NIKE Smoke replica, goes up... in smoke.
Bugger.
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https://youtu.be/hhjtfZImXj0

On the up side it was great fun driving the AW today.
Hope you had a good time too Rodney. Thanks for your company mate. 8)
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Re: Mickeyduck's machines

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Pritty quite in here lately Charlie cars all good then

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Mattaw11 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:16 pm
Pritty quite in here lately Charlie cars all good then
G'day Matt nice to hear from you mate! :D

AW's AWesome but I'm likely going to sell it shortly. Need to simplify life a bit.

SW is SWeet, been real reliable since I rebuilt the fuel system but its clutch died heading up to Russell just before Christmas and I haven't fixed it yet so it's just sitting in the shed. Need to get the AW outta there so I can pull the red thing apart. But frankly I'm having a VERY hard time crossing that line and parting with it. Especially as I have a TON of spares for the AW and none at all for the SW.

And the AW was always intended to become a project, hence I have spare motors etc to rebuild. But I'd also like to keep the SW so Isaac can have it some day. Hard to find a car as quick as that thing and he's a good enough driver for it.

Haven't been on a run in ages, mainly cos there don't seem to be any. But I'm not driving the AW anywhere at the mo as it's under-insured by about 3x (judging by the not-even-original AW selling recently for about $23,500 on Trademe) and I'd not want it having an accident.

I hope you guys are well?
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Don't sell it Charlie, you'll regret it from both a sentimental and financial viewpoint. Everyone I know that is 100 years older than me and had something cool and appreciating in value when they were young then sold it regrets it big time. :D
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James Grasshopper

" " To Be old and wise one must once have been young and stupid"

I think we have all parted with "gems" in our lives that we now regret and im with Charlie on classics Values . My Aw is under insured at 16k and likewise the Porsche at$ 23000.

The brave new Covid world and cheap money means classic cars are a better investment than having money in the bank.
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MIKEP wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:37 pm
The brave new Covid world and cheap money means classic cars are a better investment than having money in the bank.
Bought 5 years ago for $6,500

Sold yesterday for $24,000
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Good work my son. Hats off to ya. That said...

These cars are truly AWesome. Worth every penny.

If my back wasn't naffed I'd never have sold it. Never.

Bugger. AW well...
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Re: Mickeyduck's machines

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Some lucky bastard's gonna love driving it.

Good on ya mate!

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Awesome result Guys. Well done and boy does she look a treat in the pics. Someone got a nice car at a good price

I hope being less AWesome doesnt prevent things still being SWeet with you though and sorry to hear about your back getting the best of you

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MIKEP wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:57 am
Awesome result Guys. Well done and boy does she look a treat in the pics. Someone got a nice car at a good price

I hope being less AWesome doesnt prevent things still being SWeet with you though and sorry to hear about your back getting the best of you

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What he said 8)
Boosted cars are like hot women.
A little edgy, every guy wants one,
some guys can't handle them,
and if you throw a little alcohol in them they'll rock your world.

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Yep Isaac's photography skills are right up there that's for sure, I'm very proud of him.

Thanks Mike - and Colin. Nice. Appreciated. :D

Fixing the SW clutch is next on the agenda now that there's space in the shed and a little money in the kitty. I believe I fried it by slipping it trying to determine how to get the best start at the drags in Fielding. Turned out the best idea was drop the clutch and light up the tyres.

After the clutch is fixed we'll have to see whether I keep the crazy thing (and sell the 86) or let it go. Again, working on cars is pretty-much impossible for me now and I can't afford to pay some other clown to do it for me. Frankly I don't much trust the workmanship of mechanics anyway, they're typically in too much of a rush or too distracted by phone calls or whoever walks into the workshop. I've had too many nasty surprises in the past which is why I've always preferred to do things myself. And the Red Thing is not the kind of vehicle for a loose nut. Behind the wheel or anywhere...!

:lol:
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I recognised this car.....
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'89 AW11 V6 Turbo (350BHP & 380Ft/lbs!) :twisted:
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How much did it sell for in the end as it was still up for sale for a lower price after it was Siad here it was sold for a higher price.
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I sold the AW to RPM

If they get what they are asking for it I'll be stoked. The AW are well worth that. Other Jap classics are going for far more and the AW is truly an exceptional vehicle with a rare mid engine format, incredible cornering ability, solid reliability and those increasingly admired retro lines.

And this is the best and the last of them, being an '89 SC.
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