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Offline kjkjkcjkcj

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2009, 08:45:07 AM »
Wow santa hooked you up. Glad to see she mad it safe and sound
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2009, 09:12:56 PM »
Hi Jeff,
Would you believe I have a wedding in South Australia on the 8th and a wedding in Port Arlington on the 22nd!!!
Curses! Have had a great time so far checking it all out. Have found out that it has the Pontiac 400 engine with the performance package! Everything (apart from a few trim type pieces) are in great nick and I can't wait to connect a new battery (hopefully today) and start her up! See you soon (hopefully), Steve
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2009, 10:45:53 PM »
Make sure there is gas in it! lol I heard you were supposed to drain most of the gas before shipping it overseas. If it isnt the culprit then it's probably the battery.

She sure is a beauty!

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2009, 08:30:09 PM »
That's petrol, not gas.  They're down under   ;)
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2009, 12:39:38 AM »
HAHAHA!

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2009, 12:43:34 AM »
Hey Steve,
Great to see you have it home safe and sound..... very envious, fingers crossed ive have found my car.... getting it checked out on Sunday US time.
Looking foward to seeing you in the near future at a show or a club meeting.
Once again Congrats mate looks like a nice car! 8)

Weddings PFFFFT always getting in the way of a good weekend!! ;D  
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2009, 08:03:00 AM »
Congrats Steve

Glad to hear she landed all safe and sound

Sounds like the battery is dead as everyone else has said..have heard most transport companies remove the batteries before transit so it should have been a bonus but all you got was a paper weight  ::)

Read your remarks  about the motor and WS6 package...did you get a build sheet with the car or the PHS to show what is original on the car?

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2009, 12:23:06 AM »
Hi Guys,
Yep you were all right!!! New battery was found and bought. Once I installed that, she turned over about 5 times and then woke the neighbours!!! She sounds great! Was very happy. Next job is to take her for a spin and get her roadworthy certified for Vicroads. Have a few  contacts for that so that is the next step!Talk soon, Steve
Stevie B - East Bound and Down - Under

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2009, 12:27:36 AM »
car looks excellent glad it arrived safely
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2009, 09:53:44 AM »
well good luck on your next voyage.
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2009, 10:17:34 AM »
Glad to see your baby arrived safe and sound . As Steve Irwin would say ,what a beauty!

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2009, 11:34:41 AM »
Now you can relax... your baby has arrived. :) Feels great doesn't?? Good Luck with your T/A. Enjoy it. :)
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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2009, 07:04:52 PM »
Congrats on your car!

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2009, 05:59:03 AM »
Well, the permit was purchased and I drove her across town today to the mechanic that will make her aussie road legal! Very nerve wracking but awesome fun! It was a pity we have so many traffic lights as I couldn't really take off but I just love the fact that I was passing Daewoo's, Hyundais and the like and all their heads were turning straight away. I got to the mechanics and got stopped by a guy on a bike who said "Smokey and the Bandit" then wanted to know where I got it and how much. She is in such great nick already but I'm looking forward to really starting to restore her properly! Will keep you all up to date. By the way she has been named Dixie by a work colleague who helped me bring it in. It has stuck with my daughters so... Dixie she is!
Stevie B - East Bound and Down - Under

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Re: My new 1977 TA Down Under!
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2009, 04:01:36 AM »
Welcome to Australia Dixie

Hope to see you Dixie on the road soon.

Andrew

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**1966 GTO Tri Power 4 Speed**