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Magical Mystery Mission, AKA "The Mission". 
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The team members were united last night, however today once again we have parted company. In fact, two of us are now on a bus. A bus. Yesterday a plane. Now a bus. In 3.5 hours? Then what? Only time and twitter will know :-)

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Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:16 pm
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hmm, a high risk mission involving a whole lot of electronics and other dubious paraphernalia on a bus, I think I know what you are up to


Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:37 pm
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ToxicSlacker said he'd post these earlier today, but I think he wasn't paying attention and just dropped them in IRC, nevermind that, though, here they are:

This morning's clue: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4892334081
Long bridge: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0411087872
Small town: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6510789633
A random taxi: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8893285376
HUGE earth-dam: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7383553024
More info on that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benmore_Dam
NZ's highest mountain: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3271874560
Lies, got lake name wrong: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7618104320
Made in NZ, my second NZ made car: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8265969664
More lies, woops: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8257961986
Admission of lies: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5845979136

More tomorrow, with luck!

Fred.

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Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:44 pm
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Today was a busy day! Didn't nail everything, but still have time to sort some last minute details in the morning. Gotta leave around 8am. Up 6 or 7 am, hopefully solder a connector or two onto the 6 wires in the cabin that are fully wired up. Signal is good. Just need to load firmware, configure hardware, connect connectors and dial in timing. Smashed tired. Don't yet want to give in. Must be done.

Decent earthquake today: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5604878336
Stupidly bought some wheels: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9134807040
Funny vandalism: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3455797250
Broke and fixed mirror: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5593458690
Lost a tooth: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5569579012
Too tired, double post: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2609925120 & https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5365667840
Suspension for securing engines: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5281169409
Wave form from wheel: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4614084608
Fully loaded, bar clothes/sleeping gear: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9519771648

Jesus!

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Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:48 pm
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Correct, Toxicslacker thought you were talking about IRC at the time. For absolution, I offer the following:

Exhaust leak, flat tyre, empty radiator, loose bolt: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2945642496
Goodbye Picton: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1641841664
Route to Wellington: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5290205185
Stuck in road construction: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3562718209
Kaikoura coast: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5953566720
Flat tyre at high speed: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0727639040
Bosozoku drift ring: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4597708800
Arrived at ferry, last check-in: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4184854528
"What wind?": https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1580170241
Return to Wellington: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8550327296
More of windy Welly: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2052190208
Best burger in Wellington: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3513547776
Exhaust separation: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9715373056
Entering the desert road: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5722202112
KP FAIL: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5399321600
Cheap Waitomo refueling: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9826429952
Creative exhaust repair: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2539973632
Drive change: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0574449664
Mission accomplished: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0891186176

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Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:21 pm
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Thanks for doing that, Jeff! Most appreciated.

Only squeezed in a six hour day today, and am still shattered and looking forward to an early night. Did a little bit of unloading, but still have more to do... Busy night tomorrow night...

After the car is cleared and unloaded this thread can continue with a link to 39, but not until then. Exhaust will need fixing, too. And a replacement tyre fitted.

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Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:23 am
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A few little updates from earlier...

1) Log from running engine showing the clean legacy RPM signal (new RPM was not configured)

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2) Screen captures from the o-scope we had on the trigger signal prior to hooking it to the FreeEMS box

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Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:48 am
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Another little partial update, distance covered.

250090 - 248482 = 1608km = 999.164877117633 miles

This consists of three main parts:

  • Oamaru to Christchurch
  • Around Christchurch
  • Christchurch to Auckland (Via Picton and Wellington and a ferry ride)

In addition there was meeting point to seller's house, and seller's house to gas station via Volvo lady, at the start. And from my place to gas station once the exhaust is fixed.

I won't be able to distinguish the first two from each other as we only filled up when leaving Christchurch.

The last leg was taken over by Corbon at Taupo and then back to me a couple of km shy of my place for a final quiet entry.

What I will be able to do is itemise and locate fillups and fuel quantities and costs.

Not sure if I grabbed the dash at Picton or Wellington, but it's not too important anyway.

One thing is for sure, it doesn't burn much fuel!

Fred.

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Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:42 am
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Broken exhaust flange: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7260491777
Copper make shift loop: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3053961216

Many thanks to the nice bloke somewhere half way down the north island! :-)

Tomorrow, welding, trip to gas station, stats on fuel and distance, and lift the 4age out so I can enjoy using the POS :-D

Maybe even a new thread and an update to the garage!

Fred.

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