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Postby GeminiZZ/Z » 17 Dec 2006, 10:08

Hi there,

I'm a noob on this great site, just saying "G'day to you all".

I see there's many people from all countries on here.

But a msg from me to the Brits - "anyone watching the cricket?" :lol:

ps. I drive this:

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Postby shoveitnz » 17 Dec 2006, 15:16

gday there fella..and welcome.

I wish i could get an old isuzu gemini with the twin cam 8 valve engine and discs all round! There's only a few in NZ and they are awesome !

I think the old geminis have the nicest looking front end followed by the kaddet......


debate on....
NZ desperately needs more immigration and fresh blood. Our eyes are getting far too close together!

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Postby Doive » 17 Dec 2006, 16:25

Welcome along Mike, that's a very sweet looking car you have there. I'd have to agree, the Gemini is perhaps the prettier cousin of the Chevette, but only in so much as it looks like a slightly bigger mk1 Nova. See, if Vauxhall here in the UK had the balls to update the Chevette like that and keep selling it alongside the Nova like they did with the Viva, we may have had an updated version for some years after 1984.

It would appear the poms are going to lose this ashes as well - us Irish have no great love for cricket. But I'll always take an interest when England are getting hammered at something!
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Postby Shellysowner » 18 Dec 2006, 01:13

Hi and welcome Mike. Nice-looking ride you have there! I think, however, that someone should jump in and defend the poor Chevette at this point. Personally I love the snooty front end - it's what first attracted me to the car. If they had made an updated version as Dave suggests then I would prefer the earlier version.
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Postby CancerWagon » 18 Dec 2006, 03:14

Welcome a-board!

Andthat is a quite keen looking Isuzu you have there! Looks like it has the long wheelbase in a saloon, and if I'm not mistaken that is a rather rare build for a t-body chassis.
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Postby GeminiZZ/Z » 21 Dec 2006, 04:24

ZZ/Z is a "Holden" sports model Gemini. Spoilers front and rear, wind splitters, Mercury Silver in colour only and different trim. Apart from that, it is a std gemini run of the mill 1600cc SOHC machine - no performance difference compared with the std versions of the Holden Gemini.

But.

ZZ/R, ZZ/T & ZZ/L are Japanese "Isuzu" (PF60) Geminis. 1.8 DOHC EFI motors, lsd, disc brake rear, close ratio 5spd and options. (did N.Z. get these at all?)

link to a friends (Daniel) imported '82 (?) versioned ZZ/R for those interested:

http://home.iprimus.com.au/iccutnas/ima ... deshow.htm

Mike.

P.S. By the way My "Penti" Video has been shown that much I need a new one - the "snooty front ended" Chevettes that you guys are used to are a great machine - very much enjoy looking through this sites different galleries - strange to think that these things are all related.
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Postby shoveitnz » 23 Dec 2006, 18:13

yeah- NZ got a few but due to them selling against chevettes only a few came in. A freind has one as a race car and so cool in bright orange. I'd pay good money for one but they just dont come up for sale!
Really bombproof motor- same as the non turbo piazzas...which england didn't get but quite a lot in NZ!

Did aussie ever get any chevettes?...or any vauxhalls?
NZ desperately needs more immigration and fresh blood. Our eyes are getting far too close together!

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