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by First V8
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 09:17
Forum: Heads Up/What I discovered
Topic: Mintys Pretoria
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Re: Mintys Pretoria

I also had a run in with Mintys Bedfordview many years ago with my BMW . Bad balancing , wrong bolts and bad alignment . Never used Mintys again .
by First V8
Fri 23 Nov 2018, 10:56
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Car Import documents
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Car Import documents

I have used Saltrans Logistics for the Export of many cars and bikes to the UK . Their pricing was lower than most and also the local servive i got from them was tops . Contact Vernon Naidu 0714707231 and tell him Rudy referred you . http://www.triplesshipping.co.za/contactus.php
by First V8
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 10:46
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cortina bakkie newbie questions..
Replies: 8
Views: 2770

Re: Cortina bakkie newbie questions..

Yes they did come with auto boxes . I had one but due to me wanting to tow a big caravan i changed the box to a 5 speed toyota gearbox and changed the diff ratio ( cant remember ratio ) . It towed beautifully and was fairly economical in 5th gear on the open road when not towing .
by First V8
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 10:19
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: GRIZZ, CRAIG, DENNIS’ 2018 USA Road Trip
Replies: 15
Views: 4371

Re: GRIZZ, CRAIG, DENNIS’ 2018 USA Road Trip

Please Grizz dont stop posting your antics and trip reports here . I followed the last one with great enjoyment and laughs , Good luck going forward .
by First V8
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 07:22
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Engine exchange (Fitted)
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Engine exchange (Fitted)

Great to hear , he really knows his Fiats ,old and new . :D
by First V8
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 08:28
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Engine exchange (Fitted)
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Engine exchange (Fitted)

Johann i will give you a no on Monday to contact . He is a Fiat supplier of parts and also has motors at good prices . I bought many Uno parts from him for my UNO delivery van . The mechanic that looks after our fleet is a good option to fit and test the car once done . Here is the Fiat Spares detai...
by First V8
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 21:58
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Engine exchange (Fitted)
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Engine exchange (Fitted)

Johann i will give you a no on Monday to contact . He is a Fiat supplier of parts and also has motors at good prices . I bought many Uno parts from him for my UNO delivery van . The mechanic that looks after our fleet is a good option to fit and test the car once done .
by First V8
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 20:25
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Restoration prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 9704

Re: Restoration prices?

That is were a lot of business owners doing work that needs to be billed out per hour and not per job make the mistake . THey look at each job and see a profit of X but then don't have the next job in place so your X becomes X minus Next Job . Plan , plan and more planning .
by First V8
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 22:28
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Restoration prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 9704

Re: Restoration prices?

ZAP i agree with your statement . Bayley Cars here in Jetpark do work on cars whether building a complete car or restoration and bill the customer monthly for work / labour and parts used . If its not paid no further work is done and your project stands . A mate of mine builds game viewing vehicles ...
by First V8
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 13:40
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Restoration prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 9704

Re: Restoration prices?

Rassie you more than anybody should be able to answer that question . There are so many variants to a restoration project that a fixed price will never work . If you have a hourly rate and then the cost plus factor on parts that will give you the price . If you gave a fixed price and you encounter s...