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New member from NSW. Plenty of questions to ask. 9 months 3 days ago #84211

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Thanks for squaring that up guys....new you'd get here eventually....night shift...lol.
Col I heard a rumour that even BMW shared the block at one point. Have no idea what model though!

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New member from NSW. Plenty of questions to ask. 9 months 3 days ago #84214

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There would be many others
I just listed the ones I knew of
They start with the same cast block and machine it to suit each manufacturers needs
Outside, looks the same, internals are different.
It was about cost cutting but I thought if they were in fact all the same internally it would save a lot more
But apparently it saves too much and they wouldn't make as much profit
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New member from NSW. Plenty of questions to ask. 9 months 3 days ago #84216

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Thanks to all for the welcome.

Steve, I'll definitely call, it would be great to check out yours.

Sorry, more questions.... Best year model? Sometimes the last one isn't the best one

Any common problems to be aware of?

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New member from NSW. Plenty of questions to ask. 9 months 3 days ago #84217

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Hey buddy.
Looks like an awsome project you got going on there.
New here myself. Central coast eh, beautiful part of the world.
Get a good clean example PT. I liked them up until 2005.
Anything after that, i didnt like the headlight shape, or that cheap
plastic looking dash but thats just personal opinion,
and if you dont feel confident on checking one out
get a NRMA inspection done. All the best with your projects.
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New member from NSW. Plenty of questions to ask. 9 months 3 days ago #84218

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Ouch!
To avoid upsetting many forum and or club members (lets be friends to all) I actually don't mind the later shape of the dash console even though mine is of the old style.
Must admit when the new dash came out my immediate thought was, no I didn't like it...it was to sudden a change...to modern...lol, but after travelling in one for a while (thanks Dennis) I quite liked it and it felt like you were in a modern car rather than an older one. Might've been because it was coloured silver that made it stand out!
But really...they're all plastic!
So, I'm ok with it.
Looking through the histories I get the impression that most of the issues came in on the 2006 model be it all sorts of electrical issues ie boot lock, boot lights, air bag lights, fog lights TIPMs and driveline vibrations to name a few.

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New member from NSW. Plenty of questions to ask. 9 months 3 days ago #84219

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thanks all for the opinions. Crikey, I don't want to stir the pot here !!
My apologies... I haven't yet properly introduced myself.

Auto Electrician from 1987 - 1995.
Industrial Packaging/Automation engineer ever since. End of line packaging for factories, warehouses... you name the product, I've seen how it's made. Some of the most Irrelevant things we all take for granted - there's $$$$$$$ behind it all.

So yes, if I was still an auto sparky, I would never have taken on the Street Rod Project.

I also made this a few years ago to test my scratch building / problem solving... chainsaw powered, 35 kg monster. I managed to get 17,280RPM out of the humble 44cc chainsaw engine with just a correct expansion chamber and 98RON fuel. 2 stroke oil is just motorbike stuff.



So, I've always kept myself busy ! I've liked the styling of the PT's as they remind me of the styling cues they must have drawn from in the mid to late thirtie's "fat fendered" cars.

Cheers, Mudgy
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