Another trio of classic Omoris, this time in black-on-white with red needles.
…and if you’re curious to see what they look like when backlit – click here.
So as it turns out, none of the three Omori gauges I bought for squid came with functional backlighting.
Which is all kinds of odd; you’d expect maybe one or two to at least work partially, however for the price and the age of the equipment I suppose I shouldn’t complain, especially since a pretend sparky like me can easily replace the old-style bulbs with LEDs for a slightly more modern twist!
Armed with a disassembly guide I’d found on the interwebs and a few trusty tools, I set to work… (more…)
For several years now, whenever I traverse the lonely Waipapa Road to Taupo I’ve always found myself stopping at this particular gravel lay-by for a rest and a quick photo of the car I happen to be driving at the time.
Usually you’re the only person around for miles, and the tranquility is stunning.
Happy New Year to all retro-classics readers
You know you have a good daily when the damn thing just keeps on soldiering on and on and on! Apart from needing to change a front right wheel bearing/hub carrier for a WOF, the last year of AW11 motoring has been relatively trouble-free. This car has just ticked over 242,000km and really exemplifies the meaning of “reliable daily driver”!
So over the holiday break I decided to give the MR2 a bit of attention and swap over the black interior that’s been lurking in the depths of my shed for over a year. This entailed gutting the whole cabin on what seemed like the hottest two days of summer so far, and then spending another two days of re-assembly. The results were worth it in the end though!
With the black interior I guarantee the cabin temperature will be a thousand times worse while sitting in the sun, so I should probably re-gas the A/C like I said I was gonna… (more…)