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Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:04 am 
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The old girl cleaned up alright there mick, she is looking good again!

Good luck witht he blue slip, let me know how ya go!

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:01 am 
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Well, The Telstar's ready for the big test. Booked in for a Blue Slip on Wednesday at TRG Automotive, Cardiff. If any of you newie boys know of any other mechanics in Cardiff area that do Bluey's let me know.
The reason I ask is I just called into a local dismantler to pick up a set of new headlights for the TX5 and asked if TRG were hard on Bluey Slips and the f**k just laughed and said "good luck mate". Now how you suppose to take that :evil: He did say that they use to be good mates, but he left it at that so it might just be bad blood :?
Will find out next week. Wish me luck.
Mick


toyo at hamilton on newcastle road did them when i was in newy last. they might now be called tyrepower or something

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:55 am 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
The old girl cleaned up alright there mick, she is looking good again!

Good luck witht he blue slip, let me know how ya go!

Cheers Benny,
Nearly there mate, haven't touched the old girl for a couple of weeks (the telstar hasn't been gettin any attention either :lol: ). There's a drain on the battery I need to sort out today, because every week I go out and try to start it the battery is flat. I know you said it was a new battery, so there must be a current drain on the battery somewhere. I'll figure it out.
Stay tuned Wednesday arvo, i'll either be very p****d off or very happy.
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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:08 am 
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Well! I'm a little happy, but a little peeved at the same time. Happy because the Telstar didn't fail, and a little peeved because it didn't exactly pass either, OH! and the friggin blues lost "FU..........BUM"
He was happy with the car except for one little thing that I have to repair and then he will pass it no worries. A bit of rust in the drivers side front pillar. :( He did have a point, that the front pillar is a load bearing point, so I will clean it up this weekend and then the lane will be getting some TLC :D
Didn't turn out to be very much at all once I hit it with the "grinder"
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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:39 am 
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ahh well at least it is just a easy fix hey mick!!

good to see that is all that was wrong with it.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:54 pm 
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Yeah! Piece of Piss to fix :lol: The photo's are after I had hit it with the angle grinder and then treated with rust kill. I'll do a bit of patching on the weekend and give it a lick of paint and then I just have to take it back Monday morning to show it has been repaired and I'll have myself a blue slip :D The old Telstar will be back terrorising the streets of Cardiff by next week :P I can now start doing some of the more serious mods to the Lane :D

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:39 pm 
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Yippee! I have the Blue slip in my hand. Now to sort out the hassles I'm having getting a green slip. Problem I am having is that if the car's not comprehensively insured, they want to charge me double (around $550), problem is I can't insure an unregistered vehicle and I can't register the car without a green slip :twisted: What a pain in the a**. I am about to ring NRMA and have a chat. Hope I get lucky and get someone who can speak english and have half a brain :roll:
Oh, I also got me a pink slip for the Lane whilst I was at it. Passed no prob's. (even with the blue LED parkers in) He did give me a bit of s**t about them, but pointed out that if he had me change them, I would only put them back in once I drove away :lol: I had my a** covered though, had clear ones sitting in the glove box :wink:
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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:40 pm 
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It's looking good man.

My g/f picked up a Tx5 turbo with a couple of mods a couple mths back, they really do go well & are not bad on fuel either. It's got a larger fmic, a boost controller & a 3" from the cat back, with only a sports muffler. Running 10psi boost atm, but was running 13 when bought. We turned it down for the winter. ;-) Also has a set of 17x7 rims with 215/45/17's on them, and lowered a fair bit. Handles well for a FWD turbo car, i'd probably buy one if i had to replace my EB as my daily driver.

If you want Tx5 performance you can't pass the turbo setup.

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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Thanks mate, but the old Telstar won't be getting any "special" treatment any time soon, not by me anyway. Despite all of my words of encouragement, the missus friggins hates it. Doesn't like the ole front wheel drive! I think the biggest problem with this model is that because it has a bit of go, it just can't help but break traction everytime you take off, and I haven't even driven it in the rain yet :shock:
Don't get me wrong, I think it is a great little runabout, but the missus has the same love of the ole V8 that I have probably instilled in her, so I have to think if I would be happy driving around in a 4 pot when there is a V8 in the driveway :?
Oh well, the hunt is now on for a decent ED mont ghia or XR for the missus, no way is the lane going back to a daily :x
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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:27 pm 
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no good at all mick, got a nice eb for sale soon :D

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Wanna swap :P

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:59 pm 
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theres a bloke on there at the moment by the name of "madman" he's selling a set of ba xr6 rims with no tyres for $400 i think.
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not the best pic but heres a pic of my little beast... this is how low it sits.. with a set of 16' bbs rims. s**t pic of it (phone pic).. looks crap but its alot better in person
and the bunning garden edge front lip (i reckonmend it)

also notice next to it. there is a 626 wagon with the falcon rims on it. i think there 17x8 with a 30-40 offset and sits perfectly in the gaurds..


hey i know that car. my mate bought an exhaust system off you in Melb. we met up at Knox City

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:52 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
no good at all mick, got a nice eb for sale soon :D

The Telstar has gone to a new home and has been replaced by a tidy EB Monty. So won't be buying the old reggie mobile :P Thanks for the offer though :lol:
This will be the last post in the old TX5 story...........coming soon Kell's EB Monty Build :D
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:27 am 
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That cuts me real deep mick, real deep. :lol: te poor telstar :(

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:44 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
That cuts me real deep mick, real deep. :lol: te poor telstar :(

Suck it up Big fella! :P You'll probably see it around quite often, the blokes wife that bought it works at Ingham chook factory a few doors up from your work :lol:

 

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