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#21 George

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:43 PM

He assures me the car will be little used and be babied.



:'(

Was hoping to see it driven Adam.

Good luck with the pool and the new toy.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:53 PM

I don't know George, my Zed was used sparingly and babied, if you call revving it to only 6800rpm on every gear change on most race tracks up and down the east coast on weekends as being used sparingly and babied..... ;D

But good see a result for a very nice car.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:54 PM

CAR NOW UNDER-OFFER.


Well I guess congratulations is the right thing to say but, commiserations is the way I feel.
You have recreated a beautiful car Adam with no expense spared. I hope that all those hard to get go fast bits as well as all your blood, sweat and tears has been worth the enjoyment of the build.
Thanks for your exhaustive and detailed build thread, it has enlightened me and kept me entertained for hours.

I hope the new owners treat it with a heavy right foot.

We are gonna miss you and the Brown Hornet.
Good luck with the sale and your next toy.

Mick



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:22 PM


... the Gent that has agreed to buy the car ... is 70 years old....


So... Are you some kind of anti-septuagenarian?

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:35 PM

I am starting to feel anxious! :-[

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:42 PM

I'm sorry but selling this and alex selling his imported stroker!!!! you two lads have hearts of stone :)  congrats on the sale all the same haha

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:07 AM

I spent most of Sat and most of Sunday installing the brand new carpets ... they aer amazing.. 100% german loop pile. Installed the diamond vinyl, but before doing so I wrapped the console in 1/2" felt underlay, which I also used on the floors. With the vinyl, carpet, mats, and fully refurbished console in place, I was in shock as to not only how good the car looks, but HOW QUIET IT IS !!!!!!!!!

James tuned it fully, changed the oil, tensioned the timing chain and adjusted the OER's. The outcome is a very very comfortable driver, with much better fuel economy. He changed the jets to smaller ones, and I am sure that the economy has now doubled on what it was. I drove it all weekend and the needle barely moved!

I am SO happy with the Hornet now .. Hopefully the final inspection this Wednesday goes well. I personally don't know how it won't.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:51 PM

Deposit taken.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:57 PM

My commiserations to you Adam. :(

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:13 PM

Hey Adam. Is the car sold?

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:46 AM

im wondering the same thing, i'm interested in it too

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 06:46 AM

buyer has paid a deposit and coming to inspect tomorrow. Plan is to buy it and drive it home to VIC on Monday.

I am kind of hoping his Wife is a little put off by the noise :(

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 07:03 AM

All the best Adam.

Sounds like a bit of a risk driving it that far. Not passing judgement on the quality of the car, we know it's second to none, but driving a fresh build that far seems risky to me.

What's the furthest you've driven it so far?

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 07:32 AM

George, where is your faith....not that mine was anywhere near as good as Adams, far from it, all original and unknown condition to me.....I drove it from Albury to Brisbane and all I did was to adjust the timing to stop the pinging when I was overtaking...one of most enjoyable drives ever.

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 08:45 AM

All the best Adam.

Sounds like a bit of a risk driving it that far. Not passing judgement on the quality of the car, we know it's second to none, but driving a fresh build that far seems risky to me.

What's the furthest you've driven it so far?

I was thinking the same. Stone chips/ resealed roads/ bugs.  But hey, thats what theyre for..... Driving

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 10:35 AM

When I bought my last RenaultSport, I flew to Canberra, paid 10k in cash and drove back with my Dad all the way to Adelaide, across the Hay Plains at sunrise - was epic :)

All part of the adventure :)  Buyers risk, but a good way to get to know a new acquisition.

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 12:36 PM

buyer has paid a deposit and coming to inspect tomorrow. Plan is to buy it and drive it home to VIC on Monday.

I am kind of hoping his Wife is a little put off by the noise :(


Sounds like sellers remorse already kicking in mate? It's not too late to change your mind.

Sure you want a swimming pool?
http://freshome.com/...ming-pool-home/

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:56 PM

CAR GONE... I AM VERY HAPPY!
1) got my money, to the dollar
2) elderly retired couple with no kids, the car will be babied and they utterly adore it
3) on the test I took it to 5000rpm and the buyer freaked out ..... it'll never go over 3500rpm
4) they will offer me first option in the event it's ever sold,
5) they were the nicest people i've ever dealt with and did not even mention the price, just paid in full without a question.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:18 AM

Fantastic result, so reassuring to know that the work you have been put in will be appreciated and the car kept well.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:09 AM

3) on the test I took it to 5000rpm and the buyer freaked out ..... it'll never go over 3500rpm


Good that everyone is happy, but what a shame about point #3. Carbon build up is a bad thing haha.




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