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Author Topic: Avenga's 1980 Chrysler Avenger Wagon  (Read 39948 times)

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Re: Avenga's 1980 Chrysler Avenger Wagon
« Reply #120 on: June 05, 2019, 12:01:52 AM »
An exciting update this time!

My wagon was featured in this months NZ Performance Car Magazine (Issue 271). Definitely one ticked off the bucket list, I never thought I would have one of my cars featured in a magazine, so this is super exciting.



It's a really great 7 page article, it's out in stores now so pick up a copy if you get a chance, well worth the read



Back to upgrades on the wagon. Finally got my custom carpets installed. I brought a standard set of Avenger carpets from Autodec, then got them modified and installed by Supertrim.



It makes it look so much more finished now



The rear carpets didn't need to be modified, I only needed to customise the front for the bigger transmission tunnel



Also got carpets for the boot, and brought a bit extra to do the back of the rear seat



Got some New Old Stock tail lights from Ebay UK. The shipping was more than the lenses themselves! Ouch!



Also got some NOS clusters also



New tail lights installed. Looks really nice



Now that winter is coming™ I wanted to figure out a way to still be able to show my engine bay at car shows but also keep rain out of the trumpets. I took one of my trumpets off and went down to the local hardware store to find a sink plug that fits the trumpets. They are 50mm trumpets which is a common size so I had a good selection of plugs, so I could find one that I liked.



I brought a little "Remove before flight" tag so I can just pull the chain and take them all off in one go, and also  it will remind me to take them off before I start the engine, not that the engine would start with them in place.



What do you guys think of the plugs? I might tighten up the chain, and also change the hoops on top of the plugs for something a bit smaller, like a little keyring.

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Re: Avenga's 1980 Chrysler Avenger Wagon
« Reply #121 on: June 06, 2019, 08:48:05 PM »
plugs look good, I'd leave it all exactly how it is  :D

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Re: Avenga's 1980 Chrysler Avenger Wagon
« Reply #122 on: June 12, 2019, 10:03:02 PM »
Thanks.

Really fun weekend at the Kaspa Transmissions CAR-nival. It's a 3 day track meet with cruising, drags, drift, burnouts and racing.

The drag racing was super fun. The car was hooking up perfectly and I managed to win the drag racing tournament in the Naturally Aspirated class!! I was up against some tough competition in the form of a 300KW Holden Commodore, and 396ci big block Holden Premier and another big block HQ Holden. I also went up against a 323, Intgra Type R and an RX7 but that wasn't really a fair fight. I was quite surprised that I managed to beat the big block chevs, I guess it was just down to how light my wagon is and how well it hooks up.

Here is a video of all of my runs, I went undefeated 7-0

 

And they had a sweet as trophy, I also won best engine bay but they didn't have the trophy there so they will send it out to me.



Had a real blast hooning around the track.

Went a bit too hard on the first day and wore out my brake pads. It was a total nightmare trying to find some Wilwood race pads at 4:30pm on a Friday in Taupo. None of the brake shops down there had any so I had to call around my friends and found one of them who had a close enough match, so I had to drive out to his place with pretty much no brakes and swap some pads over.

In the morning I had to go get the rotors skimmed.



The petrol stations loved me down there. The Avenger is pretty good on gas when you are on the road, but it chews through the gas on the track.


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Re: Avenga's 1980 Chrysler Avenger Wagon
« Reply #123 on: June 12, 2019, 10:20:54 PM »
well done mate pleased to see you having such a good time , its a great little car .

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Re: Avenga's 1980 Chrysler Avenger Wagon
« Reply #124 on: June 14, 2019, 12:18:07 PM »
Awesome Richard but for some reason I can't see any of your photos ?