Motor and trans wanted - with a geographical hiccup (I need it in NZ :-)

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Motor and trans wanted - with a geographical hiccup (I need it in NZ :-)

Post by Luke » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:00 am

Hi all,

Sadly my 1926 Roadster suffered a recent motor failure. To be fair this has probably been on the cards for a while, but disappointing nonetheless as I'd hoped, unsuccessfully, to find a replacement before it happened. The bands had been needing regular adjustment too and were getting near the end of their life, so it wouldn't surprise me to find a cracked drum or two.

Anyway I'd like to find a replacement motor and trans if possible. My car's a LHD vehicle from GA, it has a mid-1925 motor in at present (which is how I bought it) and although I'd prefer a 'proper' year-correct motor/trans an earlier one would certainly be better than none :-)

The catch to this tale of woe is that I live in New Zealand. Obviously I'd prefer to get something that's already in the country, but as much as anything else this post is a 'feeler' for what's available elsewhere too.

So if you're in NZ, or perhaps someone with some experience with shipping such things to my country, and you have a spare motor (with or without trans, LHD or RHD) I'd be pleased to hear from you.

Thanks, Luke.


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Re: Motor and trans wanted - with a geographical hiccup (I need it in NZ :-)

Post by Kingsford-Smith » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:10 am

Hi Luke
I am in Invercargill and bought a 14 engine and trans from Nick Nicholas in Colarado.
He had a 26/27 engine and trans for sale recently.His phone number is 7192502991.
Well worth a call
Howard


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Re: Motor and trans wanted - with a geographical hiccup (I need it in NZ :-)

Post by Luke » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:25 pm

Thanks for that information Howard.

I've called Nick and left a message on his answer service.

If you don't mind I may contact you for a headsup on how you went about importing your engine. It seems it could be useful info.

Cheers, Luke.


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Re: Motor and trans wanted - with a geographical hiccup (I need it in NZ :-)

Post by Nick » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:25 pm

Luke,
Sorry I missed your call. You can call me again I am available most of the time.
My email is a1electricinc@ msn.com.
I didn’t understand your email address so if you wish please send it to me.
The motor is still available.
Thanks Nick Nicholas


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Re: Motor and trans wanted - with a geographical hiccup (I need it in NZ :-)

Post by Lawrence » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:31 pm

Hi luke, what beeds to be done to your engine. I have parts and engine blocks here if your looking. I'm in Auckland. Cheers chris Lawrence


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Re: Motor and trans wanted - with a geographical hiccup (I need it in NZ :-)

Post by Luke » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:45 am

Oops, I've had a busy few days and haven't logged back in until now. sorry,,,

Anyway thanks for responding, I'll try and call you both tomorrow (according to the double-duck it's 0040 in Colorado right so guess you wouldn't appreciate me trying you now, Nick!).

Chris, do you have a telephone number? Perhaps you could email or PM that to me?

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