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Postby Shellysowner » 23 Mar 2008, 12:31

Two words:

Awe..... Some

I used to have a Minor, but it was a Series V - I always wanted a splitty.

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Postby Tortron » 23 Mar 2008, 23:35

yea, i have a thing for splits (of any variery, would love a kombi)

yea id love to rod it out, its a four door tho, so not really the optimal starting base

however a sneaky sleeper 12a conversion would be quite nice :twisted:
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Postby Tortron » 23 Mar 2008, 23:41

oh, dont think i mentioned, shes a 51, so a fairly early highlight i understand
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Postby Gordo » 24 Mar 2008, 08:44

Keep it stock - it'll be worth quite a bit in time - heck, I would expect an unmolested Morrie in fair nick to be worth a fair bit even now.
Check out some of the related clubs and you may get a shock and if you really want to play with it, you may be able to do a swap for a decent body/chassis with some money to get you started.
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 24 Mar 2008, 21:29

Cool purchase 8) 8)

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Postby Tortron » 25 Mar 2008, 01:35

yea, im deffinatly not planning on doing any cutting, the only mods im doing is a new paint job. If the paint wasnt so thin and half primer id try keep it.

expecially with an original sidevalve engine and gearbox its very original and there is seriously no rust, and there never will be considering i just por15'd just about everything i could get to :P :P
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Postby Tortron » 25 Mar 2008, 01:46

Gordo wrote:Keep it stock - it'll be worth quite a bit in time - heck, I would expect an unmolested Morrie in fair nick to be worth a fair bit even now.
Check out some of the related clubs and you may get a shock and if you really want to play with it, you may be able to do a swap for a decent body/chassis with some money to get you started.


have a look on trademe now, even after painting id still make quite a profit :o
got her for quite a steal :wink:
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Postby shoveitnz » 31 Mar 2008, 20:37

yeah- a 12A would drop in nicely i would have thought- and so keep bodywork standard for future. A friend in nelson took me out a spin in his 12A powered minor pickup- lit up whels in 123. very fun. it seemed to fit no worries.
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Postby Tortron » 01 Apr 2008, 00:05

well they were originally designed for a flat4 engine, so quite a bit of room. i think the main problem with conversions are that the sump usually ends up quite low
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Postby Tortron » 13 Apr 2008, 04:25

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Postby Shellysowner » 14 Apr 2009, 14:21

You've sold the 'vette?
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Postby Tortron » 15 Apr 2009, 01:04

yea, having it in the shed at home wasnt really ideal - could never get time to work on it

i understand its getting an engine conversion
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