Welcome Mito QV
Jul04

Welcome Mito QV

We acquired this 2013 Mito QV from a mate who was heading overseas.  It’s a fun little car, with the 1.4 Multiair turbo motor giving it a nice muscular feeling especially around town.  Looking forward to doing some club runs in the car, it’s already taken us away for a couple of nice weekends in the...

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1750 GTV – June 2016
Jul04

1750 GTV – June 2016

Milestone!  The engine is together, with all the shiny water-blasted alloy parts.  Fresh bearings, rings, timing chains, water pump, oil pump, gasket set, all supplied by EB Spares.  Now to look for a...

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Corner Country Trip April 2016
May21

Corner Country Trip April 2016

In April the Bottchers and a crew of friends in 4wds went on an outback holiday in NSW and South Australia.  We travelled to the NSW Corner Country and Tibooburra, Cameron Corner, then onwards to Innamincka in SA to camp on the Cooper Creek.  From Innamincka we travelled south on the Strzelecki Track to Arkaroola, then south again to Wilpena Pound.  Two weeks of corrugations, dust, and campfires in the beautiful Australian outback. We...

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1750 GTV – Feb 2016
Feb29

1750 GTV – Feb 2016

Wow it’s been a while since posting any updates on the GTV project.  We did actually start to make some progress again mid-2015, when I was able to retrieve the engine and gearbox from storage. Engine as extracted from fifteen years in a shed. I started to tear it down when I had a chance, bagging all the nuts and bolts and keeping everything in plastic tubs. Onto the stand A very stuck head removed using all the special tools...

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AROCA Phillip Island December 2015
Dec22

AROCA Phillip Island December 2015

I felt a lot of excitement in the lead up to this event at Phillip Island, as I hadn’t driven there since 2011 and this was the first outing since a lot of improvements to the car including weight reduction and the new 16v engine.  I invited my mate Sheldon to have a drive as well.  The excitement was justified, as the car felt simply fantastic – much faster everywhere on the track and hooking up much better in the corners...

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