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    STUNO got a reaction from louiepj in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Headline news on TV.....English tourist deported. Apparently totally dangerous on his rented bike and thought a hairnet was protection enough.                                                                                       Police said they had issued him with 25 speed tickets and 35 for being on the wrong side, also 60 for the hairnet, they said that was  just because it was fun. Sergent Moronish said that was the best day he has ever had at work. 
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    STUNO got a reaction from wuvvum in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Headline news on TV.....English tourist deported. Apparently totally dangerous on his rented bike and thought a hairnet was protection enough.                                                                                       Police said they had issued him with 25 speed tickets and 35 for being on the wrong side, also 60 for the hairnet, they said that was  just because it was fun. Sergent Moronish said that was the best day he has ever had at work. 
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    STUNO got a reaction from myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Headline news on TV.....English tourist deported. Apparently totally dangerous on his rented bike and thought a hairnet was protection enough.                                                                                       Police said they had issued him with 25 speed tickets and 35 for being on the wrong side, also 60 for the hairnet, they said that was  just because it was fun. Sergent Moronish said that was the best day he has ever had at work. 
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    STUNO got a reaction from Coprolalia in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Headline news on TV.....English tourist deported. Apparently totally dangerous on his rented bike and thought a hairnet was protection enough.                                                                                       Police said they had issued him with 25 speed tickets and 35 for being on the wrong side, also 60 for the hairnet, they said that was  just because it was fun. Sergent Moronish said that was the best day he has ever had at work. 
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    STUNO got a reaction from loserone in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Headline news on TV.....English tourist deported. Apparently totally dangerous on his rented bike and thought a hairnet was protection enough.                                                                                       Police said they had issued him with 25 speed tickets and 35 for being on the wrong side, also 60 for the hairnet, they said that was  just because it was fun. Sergent Moronish said that was the best day he has ever had at work. 
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    STUNO got a reaction from Snake Charmer in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Headline news on TV.....English tourist deported. Apparently totally dangerous on his rented bike and thought a hairnet was protection enough.                                                                                       Police said they had issued him with 25 speed tickets and 35 for being on the wrong side, also 60 for the hairnet, they said that was  just because it was fun. Sergent Moronish said that was the best day he has ever had at work. 
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    STUNO got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Headline news on TV.....English tourist deported. Apparently totally dangerous on his rented bike and thought a hairnet was protection enough.                                                                                       Police said they had issued him with 25 speed tickets and 35 for being on the wrong side, also 60 for the hairnet, they said that was  just because it was fun. Sergent Moronish said that was the best day he has ever had at work. 
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    STUNO got a reaction from Remspoor in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    YES ......they used to be a very popular biscuit. But someone improved them recently. Now just a thin sugary pieceof crap.
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    STUNO got a reaction from Remspoor in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    That was once the Triumph and Rover assembly plant. I remenber seeing the cars on stands being pushed by hand from place to place on the line. I always referred to my SD1 being hand built because of that.
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    STUNO got a reaction from myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    That was once the Triumph and Rover assembly plant. I remenber seeing the cars on stands being pushed by hand from place to place on the line. I always referred to my SD1 being hand built because of that.
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    STUNO got a reaction from Mad Cyril in STUNO   
    The little Nissan was put through its test on Friday . Only a couple of minor 2 second repairs needed.such as 1 windscreen washer not squirting and two larger. Front shock absorbers bad and a couple of suspension bushes and also the headlights a wee bit white. All easy fixes and not too expensive. The tester had a look for the bad rust noted on the last test and said it doesn't exist and there is only a bit of surface rust and not worth worrying about. So it is a keeper.
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    STUNO got a reaction from eddyramrod in STUNO   
    The little Nissan was put through its test on Friday . Only a couple of minor 2 second repairs needed.such as 1 windscreen washer not squirting and two larger. Front shock absorbers bad and a couple of suspension bushes and also the headlights a wee bit white. All easy fixes and not too expensive. The tester had a look for the bad rust noted on the last test and said it doesn't exist and there is only a bit of surface rust and not worth worrying about. So it is a keeper.
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    STUNO got a reaction from eddyramrod in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from mk2_craig in STUNO   
    The little Nissan was put through its test on Friday . Only a couple of minor 2 second repairs needed.such as 1 windscreen washer not squirting and two larger. Front shock absorbers bad and a couple of suspension bushes and also the headlights a wee bit white. All easy fixes and not too expensive. The tester had a look for the bad rust noted on the last test and said it doesn't exist and there is only a bit of surface rust and not worth worrying about. So it is a keeper.
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    STUNO got a reaction from Dave_Q in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from dollywobbler in STUNO   
    The little Nissan was put through its test on Friday . Only a couple of minor 2 second repairs needed.such as 1 windscreen washer not squirting and two larger. Front shock absorbers bad and a couple of suspension bushes and also the headlights a wee bit white. All easy fixes and not too expensive. The tester had a look for the bad rust noted on the last test and said it doesn't exist and there is only a bit of surface rust and not worth worrying about. So it is a keeper.
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    STUNO got a reaction from timolloyd in STUNO   
    The little Nissan was put through its test on Friday . Only a couple of minor 2 second repairs needed.such as 1 windscreen washer not squirting and two larger. Front shock absorbers bad and a couple of suspension bushes and also the headlights a wee bit white. All easy fixes and not too expensive. The tester had a look for the bad rust noted on the last test and said it doesn't exist and there is only a bit of surface rust and not worth worrying about. So it is a keeper.
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    STUNO got a reaction from Pat Earrings in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from wuvvum in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from Back_For_More in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from Jim Bergerac in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from EyesWeldedShut in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from brownnova in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    STUNO got a reaction from garethj in STUNO   
    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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    Aahh well it was a lot of fun in a very good way. Nigel initially asked me if I could help find a rental car at a reasonable price. No problem said I , but this is total peak time for tourists. We managed to find cars at about $2400 for the duration, with prices up to several thousands more. Then the killer, nobody wanted a car collected at Auckland Airport and left at Christchurch. They ALL said no. Next option was to buy a car for that money, but what to get at short notice that will last a few weeks,(cars are EXPENSIVE in NZ). So I looked at what was available near me and luckily a 2002 JDM Nissan March had just been advertised a few hours earlier. So a phone call and I was away to look, I had already made an offer of her full asking if It became mine. After s very short drive it did become mine for $1500 and had 2 months test remaining and about 10 months registration, so if it survived it would be legal. the plan was to do the trip and sell to a wrecker when Nigel left, giving him a cheaper than rent trip. The last test paperwork was with it which detailed underbody rust and all the tyres had to be replaced because of cracking, so lots to spend.
    The next bit was to get it to them, so I masterminded a plan, drive to Auckland Airport, meet and greet at 9.30 am or thereabouts, deliver them to their hotel, walk a coupe of hundred yards and get on a bus at 12.30 for the 4 hour ride home. That worked well and the day was great.
    The Bickles then proceeded to give the poor thing the thrashing of it's life. Nigel also climbed underneath to check the rusty bits and declared it to be completely rust-free, the tyres had no cracking and the completely white plastic  headlights that should have in my opinion failed the test meant that the test may have been a bit odd. I chose my words carefully there!!
    The whole trip went well and the poor little 1400cc with a four speed auto that had covered 300,000 plus KM,s was returned to me at Christchurch airport on Friday morning as it had performed it's duties perfectly , not even using any oil . the trip covered the whole of NZ from Auckland to the very far south town of Bluff and back to Christchurch.  For some reason we had decided that I should keep this little gem and take it home ! 
    So yesterday morning (sat.) I left Christchurch and drove north to Picton to catch the ferry to Wellington. Once  at Wellington at 10.30 PM  I was still feeling fresh so turned right off the ferry and headed north, instead of south to a comfy hotel, The Nissan just purredthrough the night and I arrived home at 5.00 am this morning and got some sleep. 
    Some pics of the little darling taken a couple of hours agm.

     
    Don't ask about the NISMO bits, I know NOTHING.........
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