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Fred's 1998 C34 Nissan Stagea 25X Four Wagon 
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And it still won't go! Charged the battery overnight and gave it another try this morning. Same behaviour which I'm still analysing in my head.

Cranks and cranks faster and faster and then fires and then dies. Next time, when it fires, I'll keep on the starter and give it some gas.

One more try, then I'll buy another can of: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8611553281

And see if we can make it run that way.

I've gotta say, my hotel started more easily after a day's skiing than this! :-D

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:23 pm
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Got it going this morning and took it for a drive, drives nicely. Shifts too early for my liking, but you can lock it down if you want to. Needs manual. Gave it a bit of shit out of a give way and it started to slip a rear, and the front came in and it just accelerated. Lots of traction. Not much in the way of burnouts :-D

Will give it another run and fill it with fuel later, then cross fingers and park it up for the night. Might have been vapour lock or some such? Once it started it ran fine, straight away, revs came up, smoothed out, mint.

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Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:02 am
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Full of fuel, and at the gas station, mileage was 228670km. Zeroed both trip counters, and filled it with 51.35 litres of BP 95 RON fuel at a total cost of $106.76, ie 207.9 cents per litre.

Partially packed now, and next steps are shower, more wine, pack bags bar what I'll sleep in/on/with, load those things into car, go to bed.

Then it's: Get up, eat breakfast, throw food and sleeping gear in car, say "see you soon" to my host, and bugger off into the wild blue yonder.

Twitter had these things to say, about today:

She runs/on charge: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3213968385
Kitchen gear found in car: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1632022528
Legacy turbo on a smart car: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3246629890
6 speed subby box: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8455290880
Bed supports being stripped down: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1924790272
Drawers: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8777522180
Whole lot: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0781706242
Affair with another lover: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0399618048
Miles before return trip, slightly higher than when I kicked it over: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3029945345
First fuel up: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4513497088

Time for that shower! :-p

Fred

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Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:16 am
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7am, up and kicking, everything ready to throw in the car, just need to eat and kiss goodbye.

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Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:07 pm
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5pm sitting in front of the ferry check in an hour early! RB and ATESSA performed admirably. As I sent to a couple of people:

"Difficult to believe that this is 300kg heavier than my skyline was. Driving manners are very much the same, except no loss of traction, and ABS. Got myself that skyline driving experience, but without the risk of theft, high price, and police harassment. :-)"

Also managed to:

  • Completely ruin this N5 by barrel roll off of Stagea roof and along road at 80kph
  • Pick up four Volvo wheels/tyres in Motueka
  • Fill up with fuel in Motueka
  • Have lunch by the sea in Marahau
  • Check out Alex's workshop and home in Marahau

No tickets, not too many angry motorists, not a bad day!

453.6 + 225.2 = 678.8km

Tweets to come. Pics taken along the way.

745am to 505pm 9 hours and 20 minutes, including all stops etc. Average speed 72.73kph. Peak, can't say. Multiply by ? <= 2.

Next stop, Wellington! :-)

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Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:28 am
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This was the route:

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And these are what I saw along the way:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4490778624
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9919654912
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7320974336
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4897278977
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6310563841
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3972109313
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4185076737
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7248289792
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6992286721
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5285768192
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4157794304
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9174781952
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2040899584
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0781164544
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0259283968
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5774618624
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8980478980
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6484154368
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3408787456
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1350555649
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2722701313
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2029670400
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7347791872
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2291380224

Jeff, if you're stuck in a waiting room somewhere, and need something to do, hit quote on this message, and put a caption with each of those :-D I CBF right now after 10 hours on the road. Cheers :-)

Fred.

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Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:04 am
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Hashtags preserved this time since some add to the moment.

Fred wrote:
On my way north :-) https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4490778624
Straight America-like roads are common down here! #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9919654912
Wagon shadow / silhouette next to a vineyard with rising sun to the right. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7320974336
Gorgeous scenery 1. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4897278977
More gorgeous scenery, with fog/cloud. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6310563841
Jack frost had left his attractive white mark all over the place. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3972109313
A valley. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4185076737
The rest of the valley. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7248289792
Tree lined stretch of road. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6992286721
Mini shell left side. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5285768192
Mini shell right side. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4157794304
Mileage at first fill up. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9174781952
Consumption at first fill up. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2040899584
Welcome to Marahau, unless you're a freedom camper. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0781164544
North island in the distance. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0259283968
Able Tasman in the distance? #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5774618624
Panorama of Marahau view. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8980478980
Internationally famous house truck. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6484154368
Pretty view, yet another. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3408787456
Second in line for the ferry, compared to absolute last, last time in the #KP60 :-D #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1350555649
Very attractive wagon! #Stagea #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2722701313
#Stagea dash markings. #Unicorn #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2029670400
The mighty #Stagea aboard the #bluebridge #ferry, #Wellington bound. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7347791872
#Ferry about to depart for #Wellington :-) #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2291380224


And sad bonus following all of the above:

Bits of the phone I'm posting this from :-( The result of an 80kph tumble off the roof of the Stagea. Woops. https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2279820289

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Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:34 pm
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Yeah... sorry about that! It has served me well, and will not be retired anytime soon! Everything still works, which is amazing, the smash mark in the lower corner is pretty impressive, all dented in. All of that glass came out of the lower mic/led panel, so doesn't matter much. Looks really bad, though :-)

Beautiful day here in Wellington, today. Blue sky, mild breeze, lovely. Off to hang out with various friends soon. Had a good night talking sh*t with an old friend last night and this morning.

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Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:00 am
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Today:

Hung out with four long lost Welly friends, drove around the coast line enjoying the car, tried to do some donuts, made a 4 part list, of which part 4 was a distant fourth.

1) RWD switch.
2) LSD (clutch type, rear)
3) Manual box
4) RB30DET - 450-600hp @ crank

1 will help me find out how bad 2 is (currently can't really tell). 2 will help me enjoy the vehicle to a greater extent. 3 will allow me to fully enjoy it. 4 will make it fast.

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6511611904
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3466041344
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5691705344
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2338392065
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9725272065
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6842337281
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0779830273
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4978471936
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0217868288

As before, if you feel the need :-)

  • Tomorrow, loiter in town for a few hours, fuel up, then ascend slowly toward the Naki.
  • Wednesday early start, fuel up, then up through Hamiltron to grab the Starlet wheels.
  • Thursday, around the house, furiously organising, throwing out, arranging, cleansing, etc.

Fred.

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Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:25 am
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Fred wrote:
Today:
Wellington. There's no wind here. Honest. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6511611904
I love six cylinders. Just sayin' :-) https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3466041344
Nor here. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5691705344
Not here, either. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2338392065
Lovely little beach if you like to be swept (away||wind). #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9725272065
Some boats. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6842337281
Island (see it?) Bay. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0779830273
Afternoon wine, from NZ, nice :-) #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4978471936
Night sky west of Wellington. #RB #Nissan #mission https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0217868288

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