Rocco's red s dub.

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Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:51 pm

Janet and i were invited up to Waihi , in the Coromandel for a few days before going back to work.It wasnt a hard decision to take the car which puts the biggest smile on your face. So with my 91 Na all gassed up in Levin {one of the cheapest places in the lower north Island } We were off .
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Have been watch this house fall down for the last 35 years, just north of Bulls
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A quick photo op in Mangaweka
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sorry Janet ,not stopping for a coffee just a photo opportunity
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we had mixed weather at Waihi
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Visited the historic mining area in the Karangahake gorge
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View of the gorge from the 'windows' walk
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photo circa 1900
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Approx same position today

The S dub went really well and got 512 kms from the tank giving us 7.9kms per litre.
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Better weather.
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The Flat White on the beach at Waihi
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View from the Pa site ,Bowentown
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Bowentown, track from one of the beaches

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby GDII » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:56 pm

Looks like a good drive, not bad on fuel.
Are those the red seats you had just new covers or are they other seats?
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:14 pm

No ,they are the original mr2 seats. I brought some custom leather seat covers on ebay . i had to remove the fabric covers and re....ter [spelling]the new covers on.
The red ones are now deck chairs.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:17 pm

just a footnote , on the way up we went via the Pyes Pa route between Tauranga and Rotorua. A excellent little drive with some great scenery.
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Miners cottage in Waihi town

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby mickeyduck » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:47 pm

Freakin' SWeet post Brian! Very nice my friend. Green as. :mrgreen:

AWesome photos too. Something to aspire to. 8)
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:53 pm

Cheers Charlie.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:16 pm

Nothing new ,just dragging some old photos into my rides section.
Labour weekend 2015 to Mangakino Hotel and the famous bush burger.
2016 Agm to Taupo via Whanganui and Raetihi.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:34 pm

part two: 2016 agm
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:29 pm

This labour weekend ,went for a quick Coast to Coast .This time to Flat Point,another great drive ,which I would recommend .However the last 1/2hr is gravel and in all honesty i would probably turn around at that point.
I left early on sunday morning and had very little traffic ,which was prefect.With an awesome drive over the hill.
To top off the weekend on the monday , i spied Olaf leaving town in Apexed . It was great to finally see the car ripping along in all its glory. Well done !!!
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!!!!!

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby Zimmo » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:11 pm

Amazing photos, and very nice looking car! The fuel economy is great a 2017 civic gets 6.4L/100km so for such an old car under 8L is impressive.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby JasonFriday13 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:06 pm

Yeah, on one of my road trips I managed 8.7L/100km, and it's turbocharged. I do have a Link G4 and a wideband though :D . My hatch does 6.2L/100km, and that's built in 1997.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby GDII » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:53 am

Looking good Brian!
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:09 pm

Have fitted a gen2 plus subframe and have some Tein springs to fit. Will keep you posted.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:19 pm

P.S regarding fuel economy ,I don't know what other people are getting for their n/a's ,but I have fitted iridium spark plugs .My Toms style snorkel feeds an air box direct via ducting to a pod filter ( just like a Honda S2000 ) so no ambient engine bay temperature .i have found the mid range pick up is more responsive.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:18 pm

After departing with my Gen 4, I was a little to say the least underwhelmed with the handling of my Gen 1.The black one [gen 4] sat on the road and handled better and it only had 205's on the rear. So fueled by this .I was on the improvement drive.
I fitted a gen2+ sub frame and springs were next.
On advice from Phill, i decided to invest in some coilovers and go the whole hog.
Ben from Masterton sold his white turbo recently and i noticed, he had a set of B C gold coilovers for sale. They were manufactured in 2013 and in mint condition and had very little use.They came with 5 and 8 kg springs.
I installing them with a 30mm drop and at this stage have set the dampering to half way.
On our Xmas run over the hill it would make an ideal opportunity to test out my new purchase.
What a transformation, it was like driving a different car. The steering was precise and you could go into a corner faster and steer straight out of it with no under steer at all.
Driving around the burbs is firmer,but importantly not uncomfortable .I have yet to experiment with the settings.
If anyone is thinking of investing in some, I couldnt recommend them high enough.

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You can see the intake to the cold air box ,minus the ducting.
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