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Coming Events for Taupo VCC 2019 FEBRUARY Saturday, 2nd February

Taupo VCC Open Day and BBQ.

Wednesday, 13th February

Club Night, Summer BBQ at Clubrooms, 6.00 pm.

Sunday, 17th February

Club Run/Blind Run.

Monday 18th February

Committee Meeting 7.30 pm.

MARCH Sat/Sun, 9th /10th March

Taupo VCC Annual Rally.

Wednesday 13th March

Club Night 7.30 pm.

Sunday,17th March

Club Run.

Monday 18th March

Committee Meeting 7.30 pm.

Tuesday, 26th March

Hospice Morning Tea 9.45 am.

APRIL Wednesday, 10th April

Club Night 7.30 pm.

Sunday, 14th April

Club Run. Lunch Run.

Monday,15th April

Committee Meeting 7.30 pm.

Club Breakfast

First Sunday of each month At Coffee Club, Roberts Street. Special $10 menu for Club Members or order off their Menu. Register by phoning Owen on 07 378 8327. Be seated between 9.00 and 9.30am. May be followed by a run out in the country.

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C o m i ng E vents for Taupo V C C 2019

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11 L a k e Taupo C ountry R oads R al l y 8 T h , 9Th, A nd 10Th March 2019 1 2 Te rry s Tyres Lake Taupo R al l y In fo rmati on & E ntry Form 1 6 L o tu s S eri es 2 2 3 A d d i c t i on and C onsequences of Ow n i ng Ol d Motor C ars. 2 9 T h e P ackmobi l e S peci al - P art 3: T h e R estorati on C onti nues 3 9 L o c h i nver S tati on Vi si t to Tamau P a , 1 9 th 20th January 2019 4 2 R o to ru a V C C Lake Front C ar S how. 5 0 A rt C orner

Cover image: Kelvin’s 1969 Lotus Europa.

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CLUB NIGHT The second Wednesday of the month at the clubrooms - Hickling Park, AC Baths Ave, Taupo.

CLUB DAY Third Sunday of the Month. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the articles and materials presented in this magazine are those of the authors and/or reference sources, and do not necessarily reflect the views held by the Taupo Vintage Car Club or The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand. Our intention is to stimulate discussion and enthusiasm among the VCC membership and the wider community. All photos, product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners.

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Taupo Vintage Car Club Officers Taupo Vintage Car Club, PO Box 907, Taupo 3351

PATRON Graham Mock HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS Bob Pettigrew • Graham Mock • Joe Ridley CHAIRMAN Neil Chave 07 3765262 chairman@taupovcc.org SECRETARY (Vacant) secretary@taupovcc.org ACTING SECRETARY Eric Foley 07 378 7006 secretary@taupovcc.org TREASURER Maureen Ransley 07 3776360 treasurer@taupovcc.org CLUB CAPTAIN Tony Mannington 07 3771598 captain@taupovcc.org MAGAZINE EDITOR Dean Packwood editor@taupovcc.org COMMITTEE

Eric Foley Brent Davidson Kelvin Trim Owen Duncan Chris Smith

Non COMMITTEE POSITIONS ARCHIVISTS June & Graham Mock BEADED WHEELS SCRIBE Neil Chave CLUBROOM HIRE Eric Foley LIBRARIAN Trish Jefferies RAFFLES Pam Mannington RALLY SPONSOR Terrys Tyres. SPARE PARTS Bruce Jefferies CLUBROOMS CUSTODIAN Owen Duncan VIC CERTIFIERS Bruce Jefferies Norman Pointon Lester Strawbridge Brent Davidson

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CLUB OPEN DAY!

Saturday 2nd February 2019 10.00am to 2.00pm Hickling Park, AC Baths Ave, Taupo

This years Open Day will include other Clubs that use Hickling Park as their base. Clubs that are showing off what their Club has to offer are: Taupo Highland Band, Taupo Quiltmakers, Embroiders Guild, Model Railway Club Taupo, and the Community Men’s Shed will have their workshop open to the public. Taupo Vintage Car Club, car displays, gold coin donation BBQ. Other Car Clubs have also been invited. To all Taupo Members, please get your Cars out of the garage for a short run down to the Clubrooms and be parked up by 10.00am Saturday morning. We would like to think that you can stay to approximately 2.00pm

Terrys Tyres Lake Taupo Rally 8th, 9th & 10th March 2019

Information and Entry Forms on page 12 of this mag! Print off a copy, fill in and return to Rally Secretary. That easy! If you chose not to enter the Rally and wish to HELP OUT, we’d love you to put your name forward. We will require help in all area’s. Please forward your name to rallysecretary@taupovcc.org and Heather will pass your name onto a Rally Committee person. The North Island Club Captain Tour will be taking part in our 2019 Rally and this will boost our numbers. Maybe up to 60 cars!!!

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Chairman’s Report

Neil Chave Chairman’s Report – February 2019 Welcome to 2019! Another year is underway and for the club, the first quarter of each year is usually a very active period. We finished 2018 with the Taupo Christmas Parade in early December. Not many turned up for this and perhaps the weather was looking doubtful, but it did stay dry for most of the run. We use this opportunity to showcase the club to locals and numbers are the key to gaining some impact. On the same day, we also held the club’s Christmas Function at the Taupo Cosmopolitan Club. It was an excellent night and well enjoyed by those that came. Just before Christmas, we held the Christmas ‘morning tea’ at the club rooms, and a good number of members turned up for a great morning tea and a chat. In January the annual Rotorua VCC Lake Front Car Show was held, and a small number drove up to Rotorua in drizzle & some rain to be greeted on arrival with bright sunshine although a bit breezy. In all, at the show, there were about 250 cars present and some we haven’t seen before. Coming up in February on Feb Saturday 2nd we kick-off with our club ‘Open Day’. We invite all members to bring their cars for this one as we also invite FEBRUARY 2019

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other locals and car clubs to join in. If you know someone with an interesting car but not a club member – please invite them. There will be a sausage sizzle and other clubs such as the Men’s Shed will be open to the public. Following this, we have the club BBQ scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th starting at 6.00PM at the club rooms. The club supplies the meat, and members bring either a salad or dessert. You will be contacted to confirm what you are bringing. On the first Sunday each month, we have a club breakfast from 9.00AM at the Coffee Club in Roberts St. The next is set for February 3rd so if you want to come – contact committee member Owen Duncan. And finally, for February we have the annual blind run set for Sunday 17th February. We will need a few cars for a short run around town, and these folk always bring a great afternoon tea for all to enjoy. Finally, don’t forget the Taupo Rally over the weekend of 9th & 10th March. Get your registration form in today to join this great event.

Bev & Tony Louis

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Club Captain’s Report

Tony Mannington Club Captain’s Report – February 2019 Welcome to 2019! As Neil has said we have a few busy months ahead of us and we would like to think that our members can support the Club as they see fit. We have our Open Day on the 2nd of February and this year we have included other Clubs within Hickling Park. Not only will you be looking at Cars, but you can also check out the likes of Community Men’s Shed. Our Clubrooms will host the Quiltmakers and Embroiderers with their displays. 3 Club Cars were invited along with the Waitemata VCC to join them on their trip through Lochinver Station to the Tamau Pa. See report. Our annual Rally is not too far away now, we ask that you get your entries in to Heather by cut off day the 23rd of February. The Rally committee has been working hard to make the Rally as enjoyable as possible, and I can say that the Rally Route has been set and now is in the checking department. Feedback is positive, no metal roads this year, but an exciting Country Roads Route to follow.

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Again whose that don’t wish to enter the Rally we would appreciate your help along the way. Please call Tony. North Island Club Captain Tour will be joining the Taupo Rally, and we have received entrants from the deep south to the north. Just guessing we may have up to 60 cars. Neil will be canvassing business over the next couple of weeks for sponsors for Rally prizes, so if you know of any business that you think may wish to provide some sponsorship,please give Neil a call. This year the Country Kidz Early Child Education fund-raising committee will be supplying lunch at our lunch stop so, Please tick the lunch option.

GET THOSE RALLY ENTRIES IN! Summer BBQ If the Rally, not your thing we have our annual Summer BBQ night on Wednesday the 13th of February, where everybody can come along and enjoy a meal together and talk about what the grandkids got up of the holidays. Annual Club Run for The Taupo Blind Group, 1.30pm Sunday 17th of February. Please bring your cars down to Clubrooms and take some of the Taupo Blind for a spin around the block. If it’s a fine sunny day, open cars would be my choice. Finish off the afternoon with an afternoon tea supplied by the blind group. Not to be missed, sticky buns and cream cakes. Looking forward to seeing you at the next Club Event. Tony.

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Lake Taupo Country Roads Rally 8Th, 9Th, And 10Th March 2019 Now that we are over the Christmas festivities and well into the new year already it's time to think about joining our club's annual rally being held on 8th, 9th, and 10th March. The 8th will be a meet and greet at the Clubrooms, with an opportunity to pick up your rally pack, the 9th being the rally itself with an early start from the Clubrooms, and prizegiving and dinner that night, culminating with a farewell cuppa at the Clubrooms 9.30am on Sunday. Tony and his helpers have mapped out a rally route, and although he's keeping everything secret, I am sure it will be an interesting route, taking us to some spots we would not normally venture to. We have a large number of entries from participants of the National Club Captains run, and they are filling up spaces pretty fast. They are coming from all over New Zealand in a variety of vehicles, some of them relatively old. It will be an interesting lineup, and they are all very keen to meet us. An opportunity for us to make new friends, and other like-minded enthusiasts. See the entry form and details in this edition of our magazine and get your entries in. If you need an entry form e-mailed to you separately, or even printed off for you, please let me know by e-mailing rallysecretary@xtra.co.nz or contact me at home on 07 3788327 or 027 232 4866. Get in quick to avoid disappointment, even if it's only to join us for dinner on Saturday evening. Entries close on 23 February, which isn't too far away. Remember if you are making an internet banking transaction to pay your entry, use the correct rally account number detailed in the entry form as it's different from the regular club account, and use your car rego as a reference, along with your name. If anyone has any queries feel free to contact me, anytime. Heather Rally Secretary FEBRUARY 2019

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Enquiries to Rally Secretary – Heather Duncan Email - rallysecretary@taupovcc.org Phone 027 232 4866 PO Box 907, Taupo 3351

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Note: Print this page (and the entry form on next page) at Custom Scale %125, or ‘Fit’, to enlarge to A4. PROGRAMME: Friday 8th March 6.00pm

At the VCC (Clubrooms), off Spa Road. Collect rally packs / noggin and natter. BYO food and drinks. Tea and coffee provided

Saturday 9th March 8.30 am 8.45am 9.00am

6.00pm 7.00pm

Registration rally packs available before start at Clubrooms Briefing Stage 1 – First cars away to the morning tea stop. Stage 2 – Cars away to the lunch stop. Stage 3 – Cars away to finish at Clubrooms Tea and coffee will be available at morning tea and lunch stops. Happy hour PO BOX 753 ● Ph 07 378 6180 Dinner and prizegiving Fax 07 378 0152 ● email: tyres@reap.org.nz Rally presentation dinner will be held at: 4WD & PASSENGER TYRES Taupo Cosmopolitan Club Wheel Alignments, Batteries, 5 Taniwha Street, Taupo Shock Absorbers & Mag Wheels

Sunday 10th March 9.30am

Meet at Clubrooms for farewell cuppa. Parts shed will be open

CLASSES Class 1

Veteran and vintage vehicles (VET and (VV) Before 1931

Class 2

Post-vintage vehicles (PVV) 1932-1945

Class 3

Post-war vehicles (PWV) 1946-1960

Class 4

Post 1960 Vehicles (P60V) 1961-1980

Class 5

Post 1980 Vehicles (P80V) 1981 onwards

Touring Non-competitive

RALLY REGULATIONS 1.

One person in each vehicle MUST be a financial member of the Vintage Car Club of NZ and may be called upon to produce their current membership.

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If fewer than three vehicles are entered in a particular class, then these vehicles will be placed in the next appropriate class.

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In the event of a dispute, the decision of the organiser, in consultation with the Chairman and Club Captain of the Taupo Car Club Incorporated will be final.

Fuel up at Caltex, 94 Heuheu Street, Taupo Deposit petrol receipts with your contact details

“Be in to Win!”

into the box on the Caltex counter.

Please ‘Tick’ the lunch option and support our Country Kidz Early Child Education fundraising committee, Mokai.


ENTRY FORM To be sent to Taupo VCC as below:

GUEST INDEMNITY WAIVER ADVICE

Email entry form to: Heather Duncan – rallysecretary@taupovcc.org Phone 027 232 4866

The organisers of this event draw the attention of participants of the following rule regarding eligibility: Events should be open to vehicles as defined by Club Rules – All vehicles accepted must be entered by a financial member of the Club. Either the owner of the vehicle or the driver on the day shall be a member of the Club, or if resident overseas, a member of a recognised overseas organisation.

Pay total owing below via internet banking to: Westpac 03 0430 0246086 01 Please use your Car Rego as Reference. Alternatively post this form along with your remittance to: Taupo Vintage Car Club, PO Box 907, Taupo 3351 Name of Entrant:

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Address:

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Phone Number/s:

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Email:

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Navigator’s name:

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This means that if you are NOT a member of the Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc and you wish to drive in this event in a vehicle owned by a club member, we welcome you as a guest in a non-competitive capacity and because the Club’s public liability insurance only covers incidents involving Club members, we ask that you sign the indemnity waiver below.

INDEMNITY WAIVER I agree not to hold liable the Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc, Taupo Branch, it’s members, officials or representatives, for any loss, however caused, or for the consequences of any action by an official member or representative of the Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc, and accept that my participation in this event is as a non-competitive guest only and I do so entirely at my own risk.

Make, model & year:_______________________ Class entered:

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VCC member No:

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Branch Name:

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Car Reg No:

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Note: If not a VCC member, please sign guest indemnity waiver.

Qty Cost Entry Fee (per car) ___ Lunch (per person) ___ Dinner (per person) ___ TOTAL OWING

$25.00 $15.00 $43.00

I/we have read and accept this Indemnity Waiver Signature …………………………………………………

Total

Name (print in full) ………………………………………

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Signature ………………………………………………… Name (print in full) ……………………………………… Date ………………………………………………………

Note: If you are a financial member of the Taupo branch deduct $5.00 discount off the car entry fee (not meals).

IMPORTANT: Your entry will be confirmed via email. Please contact rallysecretary@taupovcc.org if you don’t receive confirmation from us by 28th Feb, 2019.

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Lotus Series 2

by Kelvin Trim

First a little history The Europa Series 2, or Lotus Type 54, was introduced in April 1968 (approximately chassis number 0645 onwards). The S2 used the same 1470cc Renault engine and mechanical components as the earlier Series 1 but added a number of key refinements including opening electric windows, adjustable seats, a new fully carpeted interior and a polished wooden fascia panel for the dashboard. The most significant change was the switch from fully bonded construction to the use of bolt fasteners to at-

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tach the fibreglass body to the backbone steel frame. While reducing the torsional and flexural stiffness somewhat, the use of a separable body was welcomed by the automotive insurance industry as it greatly reduced the complexity and cost of making repairs to the vehicle. Early examples of the S2 were externally almost identical to the S1 with the exception of the new windows. From early 1969, secondary front indicator lamp nacelles were added between the headlights, and larger door handles were used in place of the S1’s push-button items. During 1968 a number of Europas (and Elans) were produced bearing black-and-silver Lotus badges on the nose and steering wheel in place of the customary yellowand-green ones. The official Lotus Cars website states these “black-badge” vehicles were to commemorate the death earlier in 1968 of Jim Clark, Lotus’s champion Formula One driver, however, this is debated by other sources. Our Europa is number 0738 making it a very early one, and there is some debate as to whether it is a 1968 or 1969 manufacture. We have come to the conclusion that it is an inbetween one; that is between 68-69 as it has the early pushbutton door handles and the latter indicator lamps between the headlights. It also has a black badged steering wheel. FEBRUARY 2019

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There were approx. 4300 S2 manufactured. This one came to NZ via Canada in December 1971 with 20,000 miles on the clock imported by a woman in Avondale, Auckland. It then went through about 13 other owners from Auckland to Christchurch, most just keeping it for less than a year. I purchased it in June 1998 in very poor condition, and rego lapsed from a guy called Mark Bond in Masterton. Mark had owned it since 1990, and it was stuffed in a shed with the original engine removed. Most bits were there. At the time the car had only one number plate FZ2910 on the rear of the vehicle. From there I stored it until retirement in December 2006. In 2007 I started from a ground-up restoration. There wasn’t a lot of information on the internet 12 years ago and sourcing some parts was quite difficult and still is a bit. I was going to have the job done in a year but one year stretched into ten as we chose to travel, cycle, enjoy motorbike rides with a bit of short term mission work in East Timor included.

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Once completely dismantled the enormity of the job hit home, so a start was made on the chassis which turned out to still be quite sound except for a couple of minor cracks. The car was stripped and the chassis sandblasted, painted, and the restoration process started. Some suspension parts had been procured by the previous owner, so this gave us a good start. Mechanically the engine and transmission required only partial dismantling with new piston rings and worn universal joint replaced. A lot of hard to get parts I found easier to obtain from the USA than the UK. But I did make a lot of special pieces myself. Now it took Colin Chapman about 3 or 4 years to perfect the gear linkage, and it took me a long time to make this one work. This being an early car it was a real challenge. All road tests complained about finding 3rd gear, and it still is a ‘poke and hope’ situation. By this time there was a lot of info on the internet, and this was a great help.

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Above: Kelvin Trim had to create a replacement dashboard from scratch, using the old dashboard as a template.

Front suspension, rear suspension, steering brakes progressing to the body. Now that is another story. This is basically a fibreglass monocoque and quite flimsy. This had layers upon layers of paint and underneath a lot of stress cracks and scrapes that took a couple of years to work through before transporting it to Levin for the final finishing and painting to be carried out by ‘Marty’s Panel & Paint,’ fibreglass repair specialists. It was necessary to construct a new dashboard from scratch using the old one as a template. Lakeland Glass Taupo imported a new windshield through the Lotus importers and installed it. To have it installed the car was driven down to their workshops long before even the doors were on and balancing on the temporary seat in the car. The hood lining and carpets were professionally done by Rob Sinclair Auto Trim here in Taupo. Earlier in 2017, the brakes were rebuilt with reconditioned calipers, new brake lines and new master cylinder fitted. Four new tyres were fitted to the restored alloy wheels. Jan has documented the build process very thoroughly with a catalogue of photographs some of which are included in this article. And so eventually in January 2018 after certification, it was off to VTNZ for a re-vin, WOF and rego. Phew! FEBRUARY 2019

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Addiction and Consequences of Owning Old Motor Cars. by Bruce Jefferies Polishing brass and veteran motoring and how it lead to selling Mr. T, a 1912 T Roadster, and buying a 1930 Model A Roadster, Mr 30.

Addiction It seemed like a good idea after 12 years of veteran motoring with no breakdowns or repairs etc., that at the Cambridge Tin Lizzie run, to accept a really good price for Mr. T, & to look at this Model A Roadster with a model B motor that also happened to be for sale. The temptation became too high, after all, age was catching up. Three days of polishing brass, 2 wheel brakes that could be iffy, difficult starts on cold days & trailering to events; not so enjoyable anymore. A price was offered for the A, turned down & left for a while to think about. My thinking, we did need to upgrade to a younger, easier motoring car, so damn it, let’s see how much to buy Mr 30. After all, a great looking car, driven down from Auckland to this event, it must be good. Agreed to a price & off for a test run. The B motor, 10 HP more than an A motor with pressure fed crank. Started first pop, pulled well, brakes okay with a good push & a good gearbox. A really cool old car. Only one problem, could detect a knock in the motor at times but using the advance & retard lever FEBRUARY 2019

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could make it almost disappear. Not overly happy about that but was assured it was piston slap and not a problem. If with time I wasn’t happy about it, I was to take it back, and it would be sorted; but all old model A motors knocked I was told. The deal was done, we brought Mr 30 home to Taupo. A wash & wax & started hooning around town. I had to get blinkers fitted as fellow motorists confused with hand signals; also Trish insisted it was unsafe without them. Mr 30 first run, the Taupo rally with my good mate Joe; then a model T run to Taumaranui, a great weekend. Took to the all Ford day at Tauranga & won first prize for vintage. Most original they said. Next, off over the Napier/Taupo road for a weekend & Mr 30 flew up all the hills in top gear, could really pull. Then we went on a model T run over the great divide; Taupo; Ohakune; Waiouru; Napier; Waipukurau; Pongoroa; Masterton; Palm Nth; Taihape; Ohakune & back to Taupo. Mr 30 clocked up over 2000 miles & never missed a beat. BUT the knock was still there & by now quite a lot more noticeable. This car is too good to have a motor knock, so let’s sort it out. From here on the story goes downhill. Trailered the car back to Auckland, took the head & sump off & after inspection, there was obviously more wrong than just piston slap. Want it sorted properly, so back to Taupo. Took motor out & off down to Murray Horn, Engine Restorations at Levin; want a complete recondition with all new parts. This is where the story should end, but not to be. Trish & I had booked to go on a car holiday in the States, taking in Carlisle & Hershey swapmeets. While at Hershey, surrounded by acres of old cars & parts; we received an email from Murray to say, “Sorry Bruce, your model B block is buggered, & not suitable to recon or repair.” Photographic evidence supplied. Assured by Murray he had suitable model A blocks available which he could rebuild and guarantee. We did see a stand with rebuilt A & B motors for sale from US$7,000 to US$14,000, tempting but passed them up as would have to double that price to get home, then too far away if faulty. So agreed to Murray’s offer. While at Hershey, we saw a stand with a standard model A, all original parts, the motor started at 8am daily & left to run at just above idling speed all day; this was demonstrating the Nurex ignition & charging system, developed by the owner just for model A motors. A hot day & it ran at normal temp & was the sweetest smoothest, 4 cyl

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model A motor I had ever heard. This demo had been at these car meets for the last 5-6 years, & information is available online. On discussion, he did not agree that model A motors all knock. Needless to say, have purchased some of his items. Returned home; call from Murray to collect my new motor. Asked him how long the old one would have lasted. Was told, in his expert opinion, it would have failed in the near future if I’d kept on using it; & when I’d have least wanted it to. Just as well I’m a fussy bum who doesn’t like knocks. Hence, Mr 30 up on blocks waiting for his new implant. Have found out that the car was restored by Derek Thomasen, the model A parts man in Nelson, about 1980. Has had around 15 owners, has a very good body but some mechanicals only average. We’ve sourced & bought a set of 4 new cast iron brake drums, ready assembled with all new parts from the States; good brakes essential. So for my own needs, am also replacing new bolts, pins, wheel nuts, etc., etc. Will be smart when done. My Father had a model A roadster, & Mum said it was the most reliable & fun car they ever owned. It had to be sold as the pram wouldn’t fit in the back when I came along. Maybe this is why I had a desire to own a model A roadster, & am now suffering the consequences.

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The Packmobile Special Part 3: The Restoration Continues by Dean Packwood

Sooo, back in August 2018, I mentioned part 3 of the Packmobile was to follow... and then there was silence. Well, I had a few hiccups with a few curve balls thrown in. Enough to cause me to take a break for about 4 months until I mustered the motivation to persevere.

This is part three of a series on building a special. Back in our August 2018 issue of Taupo Torque we took a look at the start of the Packmobile’s restoration. This month, the restoration continues...

Anyway, we go back to August, and as I continued to work on the Packmobile’s restoration, the next job was to replace the bump stops.

The old ones have seen better days, and I figured i wouldn’t be able to find new ones, and used ones probably wouldn’t be in that good condition anyway. Talking with a mate that works with race cars, he mentioned Nolathane®. You can buy the material and make FEBRUARY 2019

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Taupo Torque | Taupo Vintage Car Club Magazine Left: Nolathane®, material often used to used to make custom bushes, mounts etc. Below: Dean creates new bump stops out of Nolathane® material, and although Nolathane® can be expensive, it’s estimated that this still worked out at least 50% cheaper than buying new bump-stops. Bottom: Finished bump stop in place.

your own bushes etc. A little on the expensive side, but he reckoned it’d do the trick. I needed a bar of Nolathane® about 300mm long by 37mm so popped in and saw my mate Brent at Partmaster, and amazingly, they had one bar, 37mm in diameter, awesome! After a bit of “Googling,” people recommend putting Nolathane® in the freezer for a few days to harden it up so it’s a little easier to work with on the lathe. It also came with some instructions on lathe speeds, cutting tool angle, etc.

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Above: Bump stops, brake lines and engine mounted back on the chassis. If you think the ‘65 Skodoa Octavia chassis looks familiar, it’s what was used in the Trekka back in the day.

I found it great to work with, and I wouldn’t think twice about using this stuff to make and replace any bushes later down the road. Bump stops done, I re-installed the brake lines and dropped the engine in place. Next was to re-install the water pump. I needed a few new gaskets, and as these aren’t readily available off the

shelf, I bought some gasket material to make my own. Making gaskets is rather simple. I used masking tape to create a template and to prevent the tape from distorting or stretching when you peel it off, lay down the tape in multiple layers and directions.

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I later found the tape did stick a bit too well to the gasket material and caused a little damage to its surface when peeling off, so in future, I would probably use the tape to make a pattern out of thin cardboard to use as a cutting template. With the gaskets made, I re-assembled the water pump. As I was tightening up the nuts, I wondered “How tight are these meant to be?” Then, SNAP! Dang it! I snapped one of the studs. I needed a break.

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DANG IT!

About four months later, I was ready to stuck back into it. I’ll remind you that this is a 1965 Skoda Octavia Combi, the local car parts outlet doesn’t really carry these water-pumps, so I figured I could drill out the 6mm stud, and re-tap for an 8mm stud. I re-tapped as 8 x 1.25 not realizing that my new tap-and-die set also had an 8 x 1.5 tap which is more common. Dang it again! The 8mm bolt I had was 8 x 1.5 so a quick trip to the Bolt Shop. Then it was a simple process of cutting it down


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New Stud Above: After snapping a 6mm stud, Dean had to drill, tap and insert a new stud, made from a slightly bigger 8mm bolt.

to size, a touch of Perma-Lock™ and we have a new stud. I drilled the corresponding hole a little larger, and the assembly went together, good as new. Next was the tie-rods. I was a little concerned, they looked pretty rough, the rubber boots were wasted, and the grease nipples were missing form some of the ball joints. I took them up to a couple of guys in Rotorua, and they reckoned that if they were cleaned up, FEBRUARY 2019

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they’d probably be fine... no need replacing (which would be expensive) unless they fail a warrant. Grabbed some new boots from Repco and new grease nipples. Cleaned out the ball-joints with brake cleaner, then masked, sand-blasted, light sand and then repainted. Inserted the new nipples, packed in some grease, new boots then they were ready to go back on the car. Nice to not have independent front steering again. Now the main hold-up from allowing me to drop the body back on the chassis is the fuel tank. The design of the car requires the body to be removed

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to take the tank out, and therefore the tank can’t be installed if the body is on the chassis. It’s tucked up in a cavity behind the passenger seat, above the rear axle. The fuel tank was a bit of a mess, what fuel had been sitting in there for so long was like old used paint thinners, and a lot of crap came out. To clean it I first used a litre of acetone. I chucked some nuts and bolts in there and shook it around a bit to get a decent amount of crap out. Then degreaser and water blaster. Acetone isn’t cheap (about $20 a litre), so did some Googling again and guys were suggesting White Vinegar... at about $3 a for a 2-litre bottle! So,

I bought 20 litres, poured it into the tank and let the acid in the vinegar do it’s thing for about 3 days, turning every 12 hours. Man, it’s good stuff! I spilled some on the concrete and didn’t realise, now there’s a permanent mark.

I then washed out, used one more litre of acetone for a final clean, water blasted the inside again and then dried out with the use of a heat gun.

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Once the tank was completely dry, I used Fuel Tank Sealer to re-seal the inside of the tank. I found out later that you don’t want to get this on any threads... took me about an hour to clean the thread for screw-on fuel cap. A couple of coats of paint on the outside, looking almost new. The level and float were rusted and shot, and I thought (this being a 60’s vehicle) that it’d be a real pain to try and source a new one. But after another trip down to chat with Brent at Partmaster, they had a universal Fuel Level Gauge Set in store, and it was a perfect fit. Brilliant! Now I’ve just got to figure out if it can be wired up to the old fuel guage. To be continued... Part four next month gets exciting as we drop the body back on and there’s a massive jump in progress... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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END OF THE

Summer Wine NORTH ISLAND

C L U B C A P TA I N ’S TOUR

Tauranga

7–13 MARCH 2019 Taupo

Day 1

Thursday 7 March - Tauranga

Day 2

Friday 8 March - Taupo

Day 3

Saturday 9 March - Taupo

Day 4

Sunday 10 March - Napier

Day 5

Monday 11 March - Waipukurau

Day 6

Tuesday 12 March - Palmerston North

Day 7

Wednesday 13 March - Wanganui

Hosted by BOP Branch

Hosted by Taupo Branch Hosted by Taupo Branch

Napier Wanganui

Waipukurau

Palmerston North

Hosted by Hawkes Bay Branch Hosted by Central Hawkes Bay Branch Hosted by Manawatu Branch Hosted by Wanganui Branch

Kaaren Smylie

North Island Club Captain

Mobile: 021 66 43 41 Email: nicc@vcc.org.nz

g Bring alon ce, f e’ a your ‘Smyli cruise relax and wn at your o pace!


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Lochinver Station Visit to Tamau Pa, 19th 20th January 2019 by Tony Mannington

Half way in, checking out Beehives for Manukau Honey.

Back in late 2017, Di and Keith Humphreys of the Waitemata Vintage Car Club talked to Pam and I, saying they were looking for extra numbers for the 2018 Lochinver Station trip. Due to other commitments, no Taupo members were available but three couples, including ourselves, expressed an interest in going in 2019. When Ian Goldingham the Organiser, contacted us regarding the 2019 trip we all jumped at the chance. The 12-month wait was certainly worth it. FEBRUARY 2019

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The Dawsons in their 1929 Model A Phaeton with the top down and Pam and I in our 1930 Model A Tudor travelled out to Lochinver Station with members of the Waitemata VCC and awaited the arrival of the others. By 10.00 the others had all arrived, including the other couple from Taupo, the Waterworths, who arrived in their four-wheel drive farm vehicle. Old Blue, their Model A truck had broken down en route and not wanting to miss the 10 o’ clock deadline a quick change of vehicles was arranged. Unexpectedly our North Island Club Captain Kareen Smylie arrived in time to see us off on our journey through Lochinver Station with Tom Loughlin, our Host for the weekend. We travelled approximately 30 kilometers through the Stations roads then travelled over some very challenging roads to the Tamau Pa site. Tom welcomed us onto his place and with the help of Liz, Kendra, and Pacey prepared a delicious lunch. We spent the afternoon Bush walking to the waterfall where we soaked our feet in the clear, cool water. Then back to the Whare to help prepare the hangi. While waiting for the Hangi to cook, we all headed in four-wheel drive vehicles to “The Hilton,” where we had spectacular views and shared some light refreshments. Once back at our accomBill and Marilyn coming up one of the steep pumice hills. modation we had what we all thought was the best Hangi we had ever tasted. Our ‘Kai Waho Experience’ loosely translated as Outdoor Cuisine ‘ is something we will remember for many years to come.

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After a great sleep in peaceful surroundings, we shared a delicious breakfast and then shared our views on the weekend. The girls closed with a moving waiata before saying our goodbyes and travelling back in convoy to the main highway. Some comments made from participants were:

Below: Beautiful waterfall we walked to see. We all soaked our feet in it after our hike through the bush.

“An experience not to be missed.” “A very emotional time in the real NEW ZEALAND.” “Great to have a complete break from electronic devices and phones. No cell phone reception here.” “This experience was not plastic tourism but authentic New Zealand.” “You won’t find this on Booking.com.” Thank you to the Waitemata VCC for inviting Taupo VCC members along to this special event. We were privileged to attend as numbers are limited to about 12. This event is run yearly by the Waitemata VCC and usually takes place about the 3rd weekend in January. Cost this year was $140 per head. If you think you might like to join in this experience next year, let me know, and I can give you more details. It is not for the faint hearted but is a wonderful experience. You need a high clearance vehicle….minis, etc. would not handle the road. Tony and Pam Mannington. FEBRUARY 2019

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Coronation Holiday Park & Motels Rotorua VCC Lake Front info@coronationpark.co.nz 780 East St. Ashburton 0800 101 965 Car Show. Coniston Homestead coniston@xtra.co.nz 30 Methven Hwy. Ashburton Adcroft Motel stay@amotel.co.nz 13 Archibald St. (Main Hwy 1) Tinwald Cricklewood House B & B gdrobins@xtra.co.nz 120 Johnstone St, Tinwald Tinwald Motel motels@tinwaldtavern.co.nz 99 Archibald St. (Main Hwy 1) Tinwald

(03)307 8189

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ATTRACTIONS It was a great day, sun was out, and there was a lot Ashburton Car 1975 ClubVolkswagen of interest in Peter Vintage Lockie’s classic

Vintage and Classic Car Museum and Parts Shed. Kombi Westfalia. 86 Maronan Road, Ashburton 7778 Ashburton Aviation Museum 470 Seafield Road, RD2, Ashburton 7772 Open 1-3pm Daily www.aviationmuseum.co.nz The Plains Vintage Railway and Historical Museum 12 Maronan Road, Ashburton 7778 www.plainsrailway.co.nz

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THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND (Inc.) THE HISTORIC VEHICLE AUTHORITY OF NEW ZEALAND

National South Island Easter Rally 2019 HOSTED BY THE

ASHBURTON BRANCH 19 ~ 22 APRIL 2019


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Rally Programme Venue for the full Rally programme (including registration) is: Ashburton Racecourse (Gate 2), Racecourse Road, Ashburton Friday 19 April 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm --------------------

Registration

Saturday 20 April 9:00 am ---------------------------------- Rally Briefing 9:30 am ---------------------------------- 1st Vehicle departs Pre-ordered lunch boxes available at Rally HQ 5:00 pm ---------------------------------6:00 pm ----------------------------------

Sunday 21 April 10:00 am – 10:30 am ----------------11:00 am -------------------------------11:00 am – 2:00 pm -----------------12:00 pm -------------------------------12:30 pm -------------------------------2:30 pm --------------------------------5:00 pm ---------------------------------6:00 pm ----------------------------------

Bar open Pre-ordered Meals available Entertainment: ‘Its in the Boot’

Assemble for Public Display Concours Judging / Pride of Ownership Judging Public Display Pre-ordered lunch boxes available Field Tests commence Vehicles can depart event Bar Open Dinner & Prize Giving

Monday 22 April (At VCC Clubrooms, 86 Maronan Road, Ashburton 7778) 9:30 am – Noon ------------------------ Club Museum and Parts shed open.Complimentary morning tea 9.30 am – Noon ------------------------ VCC Club Member’s Classic Car collection open for viewing at 143 Smithfield Road, Ashburton. 7772

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ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Ashburton info@hotelash.co.nz 11-35 Racecourse Rd, Ashburton Ashburton Motor Lodge ashburtonmotorlodge@xtra.co.nz Cnr Racecourse Rd & West St. 507-509 West St. Ashburton Bella Vista Motel Cnr West St. & Saunders Rd. Ashburton Academy Lodge Motel academylodgemotel@xtra.co.nz 782 East St. Ashburton Taylors Motel info@taylorsmotel.co.nz 770 East St. Ashburton Commodore Motor Lodge office@commodoreashburton.co.nz 814-816 East St. Ashburton Regency Motel info@regencyashburton.co.nz 820 East St. Ashburton Lake Hood Homestay B & B enquiries@lakehoodhomestay.co.nz 14 Whitby Lane, Lake Hood, Ashburton

0800 330 880

0800 427 428

(03) 307 7505

0800 107 699

0800 339 119

0800 108 006

0800 553 223

(03) 302 6914

Ashburton Holiday Park, (Tinwald Domain) office@ashburtonholidaypark.co.nz 86 Maronan Rd Tinwald (03) 308 6805

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REGULATIONS 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7.

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The event is open to all financial members of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) and overseas residents who are members of any Veteran, Vintage or other club recognized by the VCC of NZ (Inc.). The entrant must be the driver / rider, navigator or passenger in the vehicle entered. The vehicle entered must be VCC eligible. It is mandatory for the vehicle to have a current Vehicle Identity Card (VIC) and the sticker must be displayed. Entrants are requested to show courtesy to all other road users. There will be no priority given or implied on any rally route over other road users. No electronic or computerized aids are to be used in the rally. One set of instructions will be issued for each vehicle entered. The rally organizers reserve the right to disqualify any entrant whose conduct, in their opinion, is likely to bring discredit to the Rally or the VCC of NZ (Inc.). The ruling of the Rally Committee in any matter concerning the running of the event will be final.

TROPHIES TO BE AWARDED 1.

PENNZOIL TROPHY – South Island Inter Branch Competition Each Branch is invited to enter a team of four vehicles each of a different category class, (ie. Veteran, Vintage, PWV, etc.). One team per Branch. Team composition to be notified to Rally Registrar by 6pm at registration on Friday 19 April 2019.

2.

TOWNSHEND TROPHY – For Concours PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP TROPHY – Open to all displayed cars. PPG TROPHY – Overall Winner

3.

4.

South Island Easter Rally contact details: Rally Secretary – Colin Sweetman Entry Coordinator – Anne Hart PO Box 74, Ashburton 7740 Phone (03) 3085733 Cell Phone: 027 4372087 easterrally2019@gmail.com easterrally2019@gmail.com

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RALLY INFORMATION The Ashburton Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc.) cordially welcome all members of the VCC and affiliated overseas Clubs to participate in the 2019 South Island National Easter Rally. Ashburton has a wide range of accommodation available in and around our town, we have listed some of them at the back for your convenience. The Rally Committee strongly recommend booking your accommodation for the weekend as early as possible. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING WHEN COMPLETING YOUR ENTRY FORM When specifying your ‘nominated average speed’ please note that the timed section will be for the first part of the rally route. There will also be a speedo check at 8 miles, (17kms). VEHICLE CATEGORY CLASS Please indicate your vehicle class category as below: VETERAN VINTAGE POST VINTAGE POST WAR

1 2 3 4

Post 60 Post 80 COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE

5 6 7 8

RALLY ROUTES Three routes to choose from – all routes are on mainly rural roads with low traffic density. All rally routes end at the same lunch destination. Please bring a chair with you. SHORT: All sealed roads – distance approximately 68 miles,(110kms). MEDIUM: Mainly sealed roads – distance approximately 88 miles, (142kms). LONG: Mainly sealed roads roads – distance approximately 130miles, (210kms). After lunch there will be a choice of optional interest venues including an historic village, tractor collection, Bentley workshop or Aviation Museum to visit on your return to Ashburton. FEBRUARY 2019

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2019 SOUTH ISLAND EAST

Entries Close 10 March 2019 - Scan and email this form back now

. Please enter names as you wish them to appear in the programme and on name badges

Please print clearly: VCC Member Name: Membership Number:

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Branch:

Address: Postal Code:

Phone:

Cell Phone: E-mail: Driver's Name: :

______________________________________________

Navigator's Name:

Passengers' Names: Vehicle:

Year:

Model

Vehicle Registration #:

VIC #:

VCC Vehicle Category 1 To 8 :____________ Rally Route:

Short

Medium

Long

Nominated average speed: ___________ km/hr or Concours entry (Sunday morning)

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TER RALLY REGISTRATION FORM

w and make your payment via internet bank quoting your name and initials

. Rally Activities and Payments: Registration Fee:

No.

Cost

Sub Total

$

(Per vehicle)

Saturday: Saturday Lunch boxes:

@

$15.00

Saturday Night

@

(Under 12 years old)

@

$16.00 ______ $12.00

Sunday Lunch Boxes:

@

$15.00

Evening Dinner and Presentations

@

$37.00

(Under 12 years old)

@

$20.00

60.00

Sunday :

$

TOTAL Scan and Forward Registration forms to: or by post to: South Island VCC Easter 2019 Rally PO Box 74 Ashburton 7740

easterrally2019@gmail.com

If paying by Internet, please use this account number and NOTE your name in the reference field Bank: 03-1354-0429765-00 If paying by Cheque please make Cheque payable to: VCC Ashburton Branch Payment made by:

Internet

Cheque

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Art Corner

“Nathan and the Deuce” Original oil on canvas by Don Packwood www.donpackwood.co.nz

A look back to the good old days of hot rods, little red wagons and baseball heros. A time when you could put a car together in your back yard, flathead V8's and a bunch of body parts. Deuce coupe is a slang term used to refer to the 1932 Ford coupe. Either a 3-window or 5-window coupe is still a ‘deuce’. In the 1940s, the ‘32 Ford became an ideal hot rod, being plentiful and cheap enough for young men to buy, and available with a stylish V-8 engine. Rodders would strip weight off this readily available car and “hop up” or customize the engine. They came in two body styles, the more common 5-window and rarer suicide door 3-window. After World War II, the iconic stature of the 1932-vintage Ford in hot rodding inspired The Beach Boys to not only write a song entitled “Little Deuce Coupe” in 1963, but also had one of their albums named for the car, from the aforementioned song.

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Taupo VCC 2019 Calendar Year. 2019 Saturday, 2nd February �����������������Taupo VCC Open Day and BBQ. Wednesday, 13th February �����������Club Night, Summer BBQ at Clubrooms, 6.00 pm. Sunday, 17th February �������������������Club Run/Blind Run. Monday 18th February �����������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Sat/Sun, 9th /10th March �����������Taupo VCC Annual Rally. Wednesday 13th March ���������������Club Night 7.30 pm. Sunday,17th March �����������������������Club Run. Monday 18th March ���������������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Tuesday, 26th March ���������������������Hospice Morning Tea 9.45 am. Wednesday, 10th April �����������������Club Night 7.30 pm. Sunday, 14th April �������������������������Club Run. Lunch Run. Monday,15th April �������������������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Wednesday, 8th May ���������������������Taupo VCC AGM.

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