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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:00 am 
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Still here!
I was interested to see my original "charcoal" car advertised yesterday - has had quite a few owners from all three Eastern states during its Redline lifetime.
As I retired last year, my ability to own "toys" has been seriously curtailed and the only one left is a 1971 MGB roadster which I bought in 1983.
I'm hoping that the latest custodian of my second Saxony Black Mk1 will post on here once he has had a chance to do some of the things that he indicated were on the drawing board.


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:10 am 
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Just thought I'd pop up and say goodbye.

I sold my swift to a nice gentleman called Ian from Wellington who's getting stuck in to finish the last few items from the rebuild, I would expect to see it racing again later in the year once things start getting back to normal.

I'd like to thank Sam for the fantastic forum and everyone else that contributes to this place, dmwdave, moylee19, tekkie, ozmidnight, Neo, sk4wd, Neo, Hertz, oMaRCiToh, Bewitched Gti, Zuboo, NZswift, Mad_for_Tar, swiftmotorsport, ellpee, GiT_Sum, taylor delony, Atchi/miniswift, Blake, gtpswift, racer5, flying grape and anyone else I've forgotten to mention, quite a few on the list aren't around anymore, I've enjoyed the swift journey over the last 15 years or so and made many friends, learnt a lot and hopefully contributed to the knowledge base of these great little cars with suspension and gearboxes being two areas of interest.

These days I'm spending most of my time mountain biking, trail running or learning to white water kayak, I'm not getting any younger so might as well do as much as I can for as long as I can!

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Derek


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:28 am 
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Did you manage to rebuild after the quakes?

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:54 pm 
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Hey Lawry, yeah mate we moved into our new home about 10 months ago, been a hell of a journey, after 6 years of battling Tower insurance we finally got something but a long way short of what we should of received, take it on the chin and move on for our own metal health.

Bought a place a few kms down the road with a small broken house on the front and we lived in that while we built a new house behind it and then knocked the old house down, over 9 years the whole saga has taken us.

Love the new house but only 2 car garage is a bummer, I'm definitely doing something wrong as this is our 3rd house we've built and the garages are getting smaller, there is space out the front for a 4 car shed so who knows in the future... besides this garage has carpet so I can't do any real work in it :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:47 pm 
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Dattman wrote:
Just thought I'd pop up and say goodbye.


Thanks Derek for all you've done for this community and also Teamswift.

We've never spoken and I 'm not sure if we ever interacted upon this forum, but in the early days *BFC for me (*Before Finding Cultus) your posts were the ones that affirmed to me at 4 am (usually following TS) that I wasn't actually mad and there were others like me out there that simply loved these cars.

Gearbox ratio and suspension posts were my faves.

Sick as Bro.

Cheers,

Drew

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:48 am 
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Dattman aka Derek,

Are you leaving us?

I managed to finish my mini and damaged it and repairing it again.
My mk1 GTi AWD is still going...
I bought another mini to fit G10 engine in for my daugther.

Good luck and Thank you for all yoiur help!

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Atchi


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:02 am 
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Hi Atchi

Yes I am, every journey comes to an end, it was quite sad watching the new owner drive off down the road towing the Zuk but at the same time I'm happy that it will be racing again soon.

It's gone to a good home and I'm happy I didn't have to part the car out which is sadly often the case.

Cheers

D


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:08 pm 
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Dattman wrote:
Hi Atchi

Yes I am, every journey comes to an end, it was quite sad watching the new owner drive off down the road towing the Zuk but at the same time I'm happy that it will be racing again soon.

It's gone to a good home and I'm happy I didn't have to part the car out which is sadly often the case.

Cheers

D


Don't be a stranger, pop in every now and then. Thanks for all the advice and parts!
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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:48 pm 
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:lol: will do, cheers guys

Just found a 3.789 and 4.389 cwp in the roof in my garage if anyone is looking for one, I thought I gave the new owner all the spares I had but forgot about these.


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
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Really sorry to see you go Derek. Thanks for all the contributions and knowledge. Best of luck and hope the shed comes about!

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
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We are still living :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 3:44 pm 
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I qualify for one of the title words and that is "old", having joined up later in 2010 but still here and have too many cars.

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
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Im Stevegti2 but i cant access my old account for some reason. so have made this new one with my business name not been on here for a good while.

Steve


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