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Fred's 1994 Type R Mazda Lantis 
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She lives once again! New hybrid dizzy and fresher battery. WOF on Saturday morning with luck.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:12 am
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WOF done, battery charged, fang taken, fun had, love this engine: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7996512257

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Seriously, I've had such a good time driving this thing around today.

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Sat May 27, 2017 6:09 am
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Gave it a good motorway thrash this evening! She just loves revving out high and hard :-D

Starting pretty well since I charged that battery up, too. Every time so far. Fingers crossed
it lasts a little while. I'll try to establish which one is best for the next swap in advance, though.

She also did caravan moving chores this evening :-)

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Sun May 28, 2017 11:43 am
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This car participated in the record breaking event on Saturday resulting in a total of eight cars and two trailers being driven/dragged in just one day.

Then on Sunday night I went to take it out and found the wing mirror completely destroyed, again. Sigh. Photo to come, once I get one. :-(

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:06 am
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As promised: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7802682368

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Jumped it, warmed it up, filled it up with 98, gave it a thrash, brought it home, put it on charge, hoping for a trouble-free commute tomorrow in it :-)

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I do love hammering this amazing little engine :-D

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:46 pm
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Daily driven for the last few days, but I broke it: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1357718529

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Door to door donation seeker was admiring the Volvo caravan and came back to talk to me. I shut him down pretty quickly, but then he knocked again to tell me the boot light was on. Went out and sure enough, it was, though I'd not used the boot for weeks/months. Hmmm. So I thumped it to try to seat the hatch, and cracked the wing. Ooops. Didn't help, either. While standing there chatting the light was flickering on/off slowly in a random cycle. Explains the drained batteries. Opened it up and turned it hard off.

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:46 pm
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Gave this dirty girl a bit of a scrub up today. The lichen in the above photo is all gone. As have the larger growths. No chain saw required, yet, but getting that way.

I even acid cleaned the wheels for the first time since they came home from Christchurch in the KP60!

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8770088961

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Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:27 am
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Although in the light of day, and dry instead of wet, I had missed a few bits, the car looks completely transformed. It looked rough and dirty and neglected, and now it actually looks reasonably respectable for the most part. I mean, I know it's still rough and dirty and neglected, at least, on the inside (take it how you want), but it now looks fairly good. Win.

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Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:00 pm
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Nearly two months later, pulled it off the side of the road and got it a fresh WOF and swapped in the battery from the 240 sedan (with badly rooted engine).

She's back in service and available for abuse. I always forget how much fun this car is until I drive it again :-)

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I should give it another clean and find a wing mirror for it...

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