Thursday, 25 August 2005

Classified for August 2005

1950 Ford Prefect
Almost fully restored a huge amount of work has gone into this car, fully panel beaten, painted, reupholstered, new rubber on windows doors etc, original 6v side trafficators working, needs new tyres and engine bay wiring tidied up. Rego on Hold. Large amount of spares including front and rear suspension, motor, etc Car has been in garaged all the time. More that $10,000 spent owner selling For $3500 Phone Ian (07) 8494 966

A bonnet catch for a E93A Prefect phone Stephen on (09) 535 5283.

1950 Ford Prefect
No regristration or WOF since 30/9/03 Repainted several years ago. needs some work. $200 O.N.O. (06) 834 3881, 021- 720 314 Email Napier .

1937 Model C
Needs finishing Lots of parts no WOF or Rego. Mileage showing 6927 Price $3000 Phone Ray in Whangarei (09) 438 5986

1951 Fordson Truck
Running, no WOF or Registration, rust removed. No front windscreen .mileage 67000 $1500 O.N.O. Phone Kyle (07) 884 4226 (Te Aroha)

1951 Ford Prefect.
As previously advertised $3000 Phone Peter (07)863 6320 Waihi

The club has parts from a 1952 Prefect... A front assembly with good king pins and brakes.
The reconditioned 6 volt starter motors are $75
The 6 volt two brush type reconditioned generators are $75.
There are still new style T shirts in an assortment of sizes and colours check them out when you come to the shed for parts day.

When you are looking for parts for your restoration or repairs check out your club first as we do have a lot of mechanical parts and also body parts, some seats, reconditioned radiator, starters, and generators. Grilles. Headlights. Bakelite surrounds, windows and windscreens, handles and winders. Gaskets. Motors and gearboxes (not reconditioned); and boxes and boxed of bits.
Parts can be sent on a courier to you.

Wednesday, 24 August 2005

July Run 2005


On the 17th of July we had a mystery run which left the Westgate Car Park at the end of the North-western Motorway to travel to parts unknown.

All participants were given an instruction sheet which I hope was easy to follow. Traveling first along Highway 16, then on to the Riverhead Road for a very short time then along Old Railway Road which was the site of the old railway line to Riverhead I believe, then turning on to The Old North Road which was followed almost to Helensville the lunch destination.

After arriving at the Helensville Railway yards and looking at the old engine there, members went and had lunch or coffee at their chosen venue. Some picked the café in the Old Railway station which is not used now as no passenger trains go as far as Helensville except for occasion excursion trains.

Afterwards we strolled about looking in the various antique shops, including one in the Old Post Office (the usual Post Shop now is in one of the local shops). One of the members pointed out the building where he was born ,it not now being used as a hospital.

All the cars then made their way to the Woolworths car park; upon leaving there we went to Route 16 another collectable store just before you come into Helensville from the Auckland side this was situated in the old petrol station.

The next stop was the main attraction of the day the private museum of Iron Park on Highway 16 at Te Pau just south of the Parakai turnoff hidden behind the trees is a large shed with an amazing collection of machinery dating from the 1900’s plus an array in the surrounding yards including this 1916 Saunderson Universal G Tractor which ran on kerosene the only example in N.Z a 2cylinder Masport Serial No and a 1928 1¼ ton D-16 Stewart Truck with 8 forward gears.

The members had a great time poking about and Terry found something interesting to purchase under the tree’s outside.

In another outside shed there was a huge engine which was started up with a series of huge explosions I think it started on compressed air made by another engine which was running as well (I am not that technical) this engine was used in various MOW hydro systems being built in the early 1950’s..

It was a 1948 Super Scavenger 6 cylinder supercharged 2 stroke 8 ½ x 13 stroke 576 H.P at 600 RAM direct coupled 500 K.W Alternator 85 Litre engine. 28 Gallons per Hour of diesel

It was 5 metres long and 2 ½ metres high or that is what the information card said... A seriously big orange engine which impressed all those onlookers

Members watching the big engine being started at Iron Park:

Stu and Gail, Brian in door way and Bud in front of Stu

While the engine was running some of the ladies retreated to the shop area and partook of the free tea and coffee provided said the noise was too much.

I think most enjoyed the outing those that came were Berni Engleback and daughter, Phil Johnson and his friend Stan; Brian and Bev Coutts; Terry and Joanna North and daughter Brenda; Ngaire Wilson: Stu and Gail Tudor all in moderns
And John and Janice Gardner and Thelma and Bud Semadeni in club cars.

It was good to see some new faces on this run hopefully they will come to future outings.

Monday, 22 August 2005

Turners Classic Car Auction

Saturday 27 August 2005 @ 2pm; Penrose, Auckland.
Once again a great and interesting line up from Model A pick up to Porsche 996 Carrera, Sports cars, luxury cars,vintage trucks and a super original FJ Holden, NZ new late model Audi and Peugeot.
Check them all out here.

Sunday, 21 August 2005

Club Newsletter by Email.

The club's AGM was held this afternoon. Where was everyone?

Anyway, one of the new ideas to come out the meeting was having your
newsletter sent by email. By registering for this, you will not only get
your newsletter quicker than by normal snail mail, but there may be the
possibility in the future of more frequent updates and reminders just
before club runs.
To register, all you have to do is click here or
at the bottom of the page, and then send the email window that pops up.
It's that easy!!

A new beginning.

Hi there.

After many years, an update to the website to allow for easier maintenance, more info, and to allow more than just one person (me) to update it.
So expect to see more information placed here in the near future.