WOF Mechanic in Wellington

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WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby Kiwi S3 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:37 am

Hi everyone,

My 1978 Series 3 is due a WOF but my usual mechanic based in Miramar is away at the moment.

Does anyone know of any classic-Landrover knowledgeable garage in the Wellington area (preferably central / southern)?

Really don't want to take it into VTNZ as I'm sure they would fail it on the factory-standard oil leaks alone.

Thanks,

Mark,
Island Bay, Wellington.

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Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby lax2wlg » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:15 pm

Kiwi S3 wrote:Hi everyone,

My 1978 Series 3 is due a WOF but my usual mechanic based in Miramar is away at the moment.

Does anyone know of any classic-Landrover knowledgeable garage in the Wellington area (preferably central / southern)?

Really don't want to take it into VTNZ as I'm sure they would fail it on the factory-standard oil leaks alone.

Thanks,

Mark,
Island Bay, Wellington.



Hi mate is yours the turquoise 88 truck cab?
Is Paul B your local wof guy? Up by the machinist in miramar? He is awesome.
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Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby Kiwi S3 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:58 am

Mines a dark green SWB hard top.

Yep - I have been going to Paul B for a few years and he is great. Unfortunately I have not been able to contact him in the past couple of weeks and the WOF expired last Wednesday!

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Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby lax2wlg » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:59 am

Not the one with the period-correct genuine parts rear mudflaps, with the gold lettering? Geeky, I know.

Mmmm Pauls out of town, have you had a chat w/ John at the Toy Shop? (King St). New ownership, a lot better. 'Common sense' attitude for vintage Rovers. They'd at least give it a quick look over :D
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Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby Kiwi S3 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:48 pm

lax2wlg wrote:Not the one with the period-correct genuine parts rear mudflaps, with the gold lettering?


Yep = that sounds like mine - Very proud of those mudflaps!

I've ended up booking it into Driscoll Motors as they have done a couple of jobs on the landrover in the past (last time was when it 'ejected' #1 spark plug - they could hear me coming from miles away) and seemed to know their way around older motors.

I'll definitely give the Toy Shop a visit though if Paul is going to be away for a while.

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Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby lax2wlg » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:42 pm

Ahhh... she's a great looking Rover, the mudflaps really set it off! Mine's (early SWB 2a, 2.25 petrol) currently at the bare chassis stage, about to finish the bulkhead replacement repairs (new floorpans etc) and then I get to the put the meccano set back together....

Other than the rear crossmember and one of the front spring hangers, the chassis is straight and rust free... I thought that was quite impressive for a 56 year old vehicle. Bulkhead different story but they all seem to do that.... :wink:

Good luck with the wof! :D
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Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby Kiwi S3 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:03 am

WOF passed - no issues at all.

Have fun putting yours back together. I'll look out for you driving around Wellington.

Cheers,

Mark.

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Re: WOF Mechanic in Wellington

Postby lax2wlg » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:13 am

Kiwi S3 wrote:WOF passed - no issues at all.

Have fun putting yours back together. I'll look out for you driving around Wellington.

Cheers,

Mark.


Good stuff!! Good to hear. Yes likewise I'll keep an eye out. I'm about to pick up a boatload of spare Series parts, feel free to PM if you ever need anything or want to grab a pint sometime :D
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