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Fred's 1998 C34 Nissan Stagea 25X Four Wagon 
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Gave it a solid bit of use today buzzing around the city doing different chores, visiting friends, buying wine, etc.

There's a nice little on-ramp on the North Western at Te Atatu heading east toward the city, except as far as corners go, it's a bit dodgy because it tightens up 2/3 through, so if you're at the limit already, expect trouble. Today I took a fast approach into it on the brakes in the right lane of the two that last until it tightens up, then turned in and held my line through the right lane passing three vans in the left lane before half way, which allowed me to turn in further and hit the inner barrier apex perfectly across both lanes and exit hard on the gas diagonally out into the fast lane pulling away from on-coming cars before they had a chance. The highlight of all this was the solid IRS cornering across the whole on ramp past all those vans and for the first time ever nailing the line through the whole thing. Nice.

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Looking at that, the tightening up is subtle and the initial entry is much tighter, except that I'd softened it with a wide entry angle, and tight hug of the left lane, washing out toward the barrier, before turning across toward the second apex and getting harder on the gas, which is I suppose why it felt so good :-)

Gave it a good wash tonight, too, and then put it back to bed after dipping out on cheap fuel the other night. Disappointing, but shit happens.

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Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:00 am
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Today in the life of the Stagea:

Got it a fresh WOF
Checked maintenance items: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2693&p=43258#p43258
Straightened and lubricated the gas flap
Cleaned around the seam of the cam cover to find slow oil leak onto exhaust runners
Thrashed engine in attempt to force some oil leak through sustained high RPM/temperature
Found nothing (so far)
Put sixty odd km on it, all up

Not a bad day in the sunshine, all together :-)

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:17 am
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Drag racing baseline complete! viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2770&p=43414#p43414

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Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:36 pm
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Spare 4wd sump won at auction for peanuts (50 bucks NZ), need to pick it up soon. Here it is in all its filthy glory:

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https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0117293056

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Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:33 am
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Next things is to find one of these. The kiwi one I was going to use has gone AWOL. I've
contacted the engineering firm behind it to see if they'll do it, or not. But if not, nothing
LibreCAD and a bit of time can't fix. And if I do that, I can sell them, too.

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