Category Archives: Wear and Tear

repairs for damage caused by just driving

Water Pump Failure Part 2

Tweet Water Pump becomes more than expected! So I have solved my issues with the water pump – took some time to find a replacement as there are several varieties for the 302W – used in the Mustang, light trucks … Continue reading

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Water Pump Failure

Tweet A Green Puddle Under the Car! Parked the car at the top of the drive while I moved another out of the way when I spotted a green puddle under the BeaXT! Clearly a coolant leak so time to … Continue reading

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Sanding – Filling – Priming – Base coat – Clear coat

Tweet Step 1 – Remove Boot Lid and Sand So here we go! Not much to say really I think the photos show and say it all but the first day was all about preparation! Step 2 Base Coat First … Continue reading

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Gone Bush

Tweet Working Holiday! In August I was in the fortunate position of having to drive to the south west of the state – near Napier to be precise – to work and holiday at the same time! A family member … Continue reading

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New Windscreen In!

Tweet Laminated Windscreen Well the big day arrives and I gingerly drive the car through the morning traffic to the repair shop for the big fitting of my – laminated tinted windscreen! Every bump worries me as the lack of … Continue reading

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An Open and Locked Case!

Tweet Locked out! Went to get some gear from the car boot and found the lock was rather tricky to open with the key! I quickly realise that it is on the way out! Solution is a new lock after … Continue reading

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WINDSCREEN REPAIRS

Tweet In my last post I told the story behind the replacement of the windscreen 30 years ago due to a passing truck throwing up a stone and blasting the screen into hundreds of pieces! This post reveals the real … Continue reading

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WINDSCREEN WIPEOUT

Tweet Leaking Windscreen? It was on a drive back from the bush that I first spotted a little drop or two of water falling off the front trim inside the car! Strange? I know I have not driven in rain … Continue reading

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Water Water Everywhere!

Tweet You know that feeling when you have had 6 hours driving back from the bush and you are exhausted and yet so ready to fire the old girl up again just to hear the burbling old V8! First though … Continue reading

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Brake Rotor Replacement

Tweet Brake Fade Out driving after having returned from trip to the Southwest to visit family and noticed that brakes not really pulling up like normal. At first thought it was maybe air in the system so a flush should … Continue reading

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