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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:00 pm 
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ya i know what you mean [$$$$] . surely a mechanic with turbo experience will find the problem quick [a quick solution] at little to no cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:56 pm 
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gticon wrote:
ya i know what you mean [$$$$] . surely a mechanic with turbo experience will find the problem quick [a quick solution] at little to no cost.

With my build nothing seems quick or low cost lol

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:19 pm 
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u have the classic case of murphy"s law #-o


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:07 am 
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gticon wrote:
u have the classic case of murphy"s law #-o


I have been added to the Macquarie Dictionary's online edition as the pictorial description! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:58 am 
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Quick update... as per usual this time of year I'm buried in my office for Tax Season but I did manage to arrange for the car to be trailered to my body works to get a quote on straightening the cross member where Squirt (original owner of the shell - it was a car but not much is the same now :P ) had an argument with a kangaroo now touches on the dump pipe as it was made for the donor car (see page 11).

Anyway, with a little drama (flat battery and no cash for the towy as it was in my pocket and not with the Mrs!) the car got to the body shop. Who, after looking at it, said they didn't want to try and fix it but to get a tow strap and another car and gentle pull it out the 10mm it needs! :shock:

I had been joking with mates about doing this, turns out I should have just gone and done it :P

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:21 am 
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you could also use some heavy duty ratchet straps, a lever block ( come along ) or a hand winch

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:08 pm 
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I had been joking with mates about doing this, turns out I should have just gone and done it :P


This should do the trick...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDGGht3CQU

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:00 pm 
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Haha, I'm not that rural just yet :wink: a mate with a Ford Ranger and a snatch strap should do the trick :)

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:49 pm 
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So an update of sorts for those asking... Nothing has been done on the car but it has moved house (hopefully for the final time!) At this stage, short of a miracle, there are no short term plans for work on the car, other than maybe fitting up a few things i have had put aside for it forever and the odd wash and idling run to keep the engine ticking over as I've got a lot of other major expenses now after buying the new house and having a new baby.... Will I ever finish? I hope so! When? No idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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Tassie_mk1 wrote:
Will I ever finish? I hope so! When? No idea.


The feeling most people have when undertaking a build. This needs to be added to your signature :D

Congrats on successfully moving house (finding one actually!) and the newest addition to a house that is not mechanical! All the best pal.

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:23 am 
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:lol: Thanks Champ! I'm hopeful of finding a way just no idea how at this stage. The jobs to get done (that I'm aware of) are low in number but big in $ so not sure how it gets done but will certainly have a crack!

Job #1 is get all the house crap out of the garage so i can get the car into it's new home!

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:16 am 
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Well it feels like an eternity has passed since I last updated things but reality says its only bee 2 months. We are finally getting settled in our new house and getting things sorted, as you do.

Here she is parked next to my $850 daily drive a 1994 Toyota Corolla Sprinter... it's about the only sprinter I can afford these days with the prices of 86's being unreal! (still kicking myself I pass up a show condition one 15 years ago!)

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Last night I finally had the chance to get my garage 100% sorted out, give the car a good wash. Having mostly sat untouched outside for the past 7 months since we sold our house she had gathered some dust and marks so it was nice to get her looking good again.

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After I cleaned out all of this mess (which is about 20% of what it had in there after we moved in, thanks to some "helpers" who put all the boxes they brought in there as it was closest to their ute!) it was ready for the car to go in...

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When I went to move the car I had a couple of small hiccups (the old battery has died - not holding charge despite being on the trickle charger all day - and one of the selector cables had come off so I couldn't select reverse, but both were easily sorted) but mostly she ran well... for where it's at... and went in easily and the new shed gives me a lot more room to play with than the last one! It's not huge but it will work nicely.

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Now that she is tucked away I'm going to focus my attention on the jobs I can do with the parts I have on me and/or with very little spend. With a new family bus coming this week, bigger mortgage and a 30 minute, 25km commute each way to work now (that's big for Tassie FYI :P ) I don't have the time or spare $ I used to (which wasn't huge to being with!) so these things will have to do for now. If I can at least get it sorted as far as I can without spending too many $ I can focus my attention on the important jobs if I do find a pot of gold burried on my property somewhere!

P.S. This thread has somehow managed to hit 77,000 views and I know I've done a lot of them but if you're reading this I'd love to have a message to prove it's not just me and the Googlebots reading this! Knowing people are interested and cheering me on helps keep me motivated!

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:35 pm 
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I'm here mate....takes time....but worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:44 pm 
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Still following here....
Still working on mine but hopefully only a few weeks away from running again.


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Still here and watching. going to pull mine out of the shed shortly and get cracking on it. Keep it up. Forward progress is forward progress. Just need to keep moving!

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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I'm here too!

Keep up the great work! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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Im here, sneaky research for me happening!

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:29 pm 
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Cheers guys! It's great to have the support! I will keep at things and hopefully see an end to the building and a start to the playing at some stage! I have so many big plans for once I can at least race this I'm just hanging out for that day!

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:09 pm 
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yea mate, still watching! I feel the same way with mine. I have accumulated lots of parts and still looking for more (picked up some brand new lower ball joints plus arms to go in recently) but lacking the time to do much at the moment. Moved cities again too so stuff is in boxes and in two locations currently.

Keep going pal, will be great to see it finished.

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