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HAMILTON ZEPHYR ZODIAC CLUB INC.

THE MAGAZINE

FEBRUARY 2011


EVENT CALENDAR February 6th – Morrinsville Motorama March 6th – All Ford Day 27th – Kihikihi – Ruakuri Caves April International Convention - Twizel 21st – Waikato Triumph Car Club’s 21st Car Show & Swapmeet May Clevedon Farmers Market Day

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PRESIDENTS REPORT Happy New Year to everyone, was there any silly New Year resolutions like must buy more Z cars? We had a quiet one at the beach and enjoyed a much needed break. Fishing was hopeless, but have some amazing fishing stories that would rival most of them out there. Unfortunately back to reality with the need to earn money to support the hungry Z car habit. It was great to see so many members at the Xmas run organised by Margret & Ernie, huge thank you for the use of your home and arranging the weather to be perfect. Also, many thanks to Carol & Brent for supplying the meat for the spit, and Santa’s helpers for all the work behind the scenes. I hope everyone had a great Christmas with family and/or friends, and Santa answered your wish lists. We had intended to get to the run in Hamilton organised by the Vintage Car Club but got a little side tracked and never made it. I heard it was a great day with many sporting a bit of sunburn afterwards. Check out the great runs coming up and opportunity to get the Z car sorted before Twizel. Our ride down there is still up on blocks and it is looking more like a Mk 5 convention for us at this rate. As for our Mk1 Zephyr, I am so appalled in what Fleet Image has done expect to see us on Fair Go in the near future, it is still unwarrantable with illegal modifications to counteract accident damage, lost for words. All members who are attending the Twizel Convention can you please contact our Treasurer John. We would like to know who is going down so we can arrange petrol vouchers to help with some of the costs. If not registered yet, time is running out, any members who may need some help with getting your car ready, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Catch up on the next run, Mike


SHERIFFS REPORT Christmas at Ernie and Margaret's was a great day, thanks to everyone who turned up and those who couldn't make it missed a great day. A special thanks to Ernie for organising the tractor to mow the hay paddock while all our nice shiny cars were parked upon the race. This round of fines and the Christmas hamper was gratefully received by Hospice Waikato. Thanks to all those who contributed. See you all at the next run.

Budget Cars Under $10,000 Great Cars at Great Prices ~ First Cars from $2000 ~ Cars Utes Vans 4x4s Finance and Trade-ins Available ~ No High Pressure Sales Tactics Coffee Available Only To HZZC Members! Any Vehicle Purchased By A HZZC Member‌ Will Benefit The Club By A $100.00 Donation!!

Michael & Lee-Anne Bryant 0274 230 119

41 Lyon St, Kihikihi Te Awamutu Phone: 07 871 8183 Fax: 07 871 8165 Email: thbees@xtra.co.nz


The ford ferrit report

What a month it has been. There is so much happening in the Z car world, that the FF has been chasing his tail so to speak. The FF has been on to a top secret assignment up in the Tolaga Bay area. The Ferret had heard that a project was under wraps and it was to do with a white Zephyr Special that had been seen on the East Coast. I consulted the files and saw that Beau Maru had a Mk3 Zephyr Special and with my trusty instamatic I tracked him down. This story was going to be bigger than Tuku Morgan's underpants fiasco. To give you some history, Beau, works in Laos and comes back periodically several times a year where he jumps in the Zephyr Special and gathers up a few more speeding tickets before heading back overseas. I found Beau and after the FF had been sworn to secrecy he told me this incredulous story. He was back here testing a product that would make him a multi millionaire overnight and yes the Zephyr Special was involved in this top secret test. The story unfolded and the FF was stunned by its brilliance. Here was another Bill Gates in the making. Now follow this line of reasoning. Do you know how many motor scooters, tuk tuks , rickshaws , bicycles they have in the Laos, Cambodia, Thailand area???????. Rough estimate maybe 8 Million? Do they have sheep or herds cows or cattle in those countries. NO. They have millions of paddy fields. Rice is grown everywhere. Now you will be saying, Where is this leading to ?????? Now, you see Beau is really onto something. The story is unfolding. Intrigue. intrigue. I ASK YOU THIS QUESTION ?????? What has been the most valuable Kiwi asset in the last 100 or so years. Your grandfather, your father and even ourselves would have used it. New Zealand would have gone down the gurgler without it . We would have been a nothing country, The answer is A PIECE OF NUMBER 8 WIRE. Think about it. Now you look at those 8 million scooters etc. How do they fix them????, No number eight wire over there. Paddy fields don't need wire fences. NOW ARE YOU STARTING TO SEE BEAU'S CUNNING PLAN? YES, YES he is going to export 3 foot lengths of No 8 wire to the Asians. Simple. Now you say, Why don't they just import coils of new No 8 wire and cut Beau out. Aah hah, No8 wire does not actually become No8 wire until it has been seasoned. It must have been strung up for at least 5 years. The dogs have got to have peed over it, the Billy goat rutted it, the cattle rubbed up against it, plus the piece de resistance, the aroma of ragwort permeating it. Enough Said. THEN and only then does it become a piece of No 8 wire from the farm. Every scooter in south east Asia will be his customer. They will carry a piece of No 8 wire as we carry spare tires. So simple. This could be so big Beau might even get a knighthood, Sir Beau Maru. Now if you don't think this story is true. Here is the proof. Beau spent thousands and thousands of dollars on the Zephyr Special, New paint job, new hood lining, modern electronics the list goes on and on. If the man spent all that money on the car why would he be running around with a piece of No 8 wire holding up his exhaust system if this was not a top secret project ????. The FFs camera does not lie but the FF has been sworn to secrecy and we know the FORD FERRETS LIPS ARE SEALED.


MIDDLE OF THE ROAD A man was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I will turn into a beautiful princess."He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket.The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will tell everyone how smart and brave you are and how you are my hero" The man took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it, and returned it to his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will be your loving companion for an entire week." The man took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it, and returned it to his pocket.The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I will stay with you for a year and do ANYTHING you want." Again the man took the frog out, smiled at it, and put it back into his pocket.Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I have told you I am a beautiful princess, that I will stay with you for a year and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"The man said, "Look, I'm a computer programmer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool."

There was a scientist who was successful at cloning frogs, and he cloned one who could talk, but the frogs speech turned to swearing. The scientist could not stop the frog from swearing. He tried everything he could think of. Then one day he clacked two spoons together and the frog jumped off the table and "croaked". The FROG POLICE arrived shortly after and arrested the scientist for .... making " an obscene clone fall"


FOR SALE Mk 1 1954 Zephyr & 1953 Consul

Been together for a few years now so we would love to see Frank & Betty sold off together. Contact Mike on 07 871 9953 a/h or rosalee@paradise.net.nz

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TWIZEL CONVENTION Easter 2011, visit www.fordzephyrsc.com for convention details and early bird registration. Members attending need to let our Treasurer know they are attending by 20th March so we can arrange petrol vouchers

CLUB BANNERS/SASHES We now have a stock of these available for purchase at $15.00 each. Contact the treasurer for more details.

WANTED I'm looking to buy a gear gauge for my Mk3 zodiac. It's an automatic and doesn't have the "2 1 N R D" gauge. If anyone has one I'd love to buy it off them or if you know someone I can contact, then please give me a call on 021 386 056, Thanks Stefanie Moke

FOR SALE 1965 Mk3 Zephyr One Owner 99,000 miles Primrose colour Very good original condition, drives really well. Price $14,000 Contact through Ian England 0272276889 or 075444468

MEMBERSHIP FLYERS As discussed at the Christmas function, there is now a couple of flyers included with this magazine for everyone to keep in their gloveboxes/parcel trays, ready at the hand to give to prospective members.


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PUZZLE NUTS

Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totaling $27. The bellboy has $2, totaling $29. Where is the missing $1?


"HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR CAR?"

Mr. Allen Swift (Springfield M.A.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Picadilly P1 roadster from his father, brand new as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death last year....at the age of 102. He was the oldest living owner of a car from new. Just thought you would like to see it. He donated it to a Springfield museum after his death. It has 170,000 miles on it and still runs like a swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition (82years). Thats approximatly 2000 miles per year!


THE MORGAN CLUB BCC RUN SUNAY FEBRUARY 6 The destination is the Tirau Museum & Honey Shop ADMISSION Adults $5 Children $3 Family $12 (2 Adults & 2 Children) We will meet at the Western Bay of Plenty District Council carpark, Barkes Corner, Cameron Road, at 9.30am, heading off at 10am The Museum covers over 13,000 square feet and seems to go on forever and includes: SHOP DISPLAYS, MACHINERY, HOUSEWARES, AGRICULTURAL & VARIOUS ARTEFACTS. Any queries contact: Doug Lloyd 576-9103, or John Lancaster 544-6121


THE EDITOR’S BIT Well what a great year last year was! This year kicked off well for us with a well earned holiday down south. With our ever increasing workloads, we are finding it hard to keep up with the commitment required to keep the magazine wheels turning. We would like to offer the reins to someone else who will put their own touches to the magazine. Please have a think if this is for you as we would like to finish up at the next AGM. Drew & Wayne

Articles, comments, questions, complaints – Email mag@hzzc.co.nz Phone 07-848-2238 Fax 07-848-2239 Snail Mail PO Box 15598, Dinsdale, Hamilton Remember to have your articles and reports to us before the 20th of each month.

CLUB REGALIA PRICE LIST Polo Shirts (small to XXL) Caps Logos Club Car banners Number Plate Surrounds (pair) Name Badges

$45.00 $13.00 $12.00 $15.00 $15.00 $10.00

Pricing excludes postage. To order, please contact – Secretary Pat Galbraith  07-572-2790 Treasurer John Cramond  07-856-8761


CLUB CONTACTS President Vice President Secretary

Mike Duff John Silcock Pat Galbraith

 07-871-9953  07-823-4225  07-572-2790

Treasurer

John Cramond

 07-856-8761

78 Hudson St Hamilton

Editors

Andrew & Wayne

 07-848-2238

PO Box 15598, Dinsdale,Hamilton

Sheriff Deputy Sheriffs

Dave Franks Rod Routley Twinette Walker

 07-828-8612  07-854-0375  07-323-7291

43 Caspian Pl, Papamoa Beach, Tauranga

Executive Committee Members

Dave Franks Bev Heappey Pauline Hazelton Brett Pederson John Silcock

 07-828-8612  09-432-3715  07-574-3332  09-232-9898 A/H  07-823-4225

Social Club Committee Members

Bernie Tronell Chris Browne Dave Tamihere Terry Heappey Ernie Harvey Rod Routley Greg Orr

 07-345-9324  07-896-8787  07-323-7291  09-432-3715  09-233-6697  07-854-0375  07-544-0954

Website Administration

Andrew & Wayne

 07-848-2238

New Member Coordinators Sth Auckland Bay of Plenty Hamilton Rotorua Northland King Country

Ernie Harvey Merv/Pauline Hazelton Bob Ferris Bernie Tronell Terry Heappey Ross Woodhill

 09-233-6697  07-574-3332  07-847-7065  07-345-9324  09-432-3715  07-873-8914

CLUB OBJECTIVES -

To preserve all makes of Zephyr, Zodiac, and Consul motor vehicles To have club activities incorporating members and their cars To promote Zephyr Zodiac Club Hamilton Inc DISCLAIMER The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the views of the club or its committee. The club accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the statements and articles of interest are welcome.


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