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    Default Geelong R25

    There is an R25 manual in a car yard in Geelong Vic. Does anyone know of this car, what sort of nick etc? Any thoughts appreciated, thanks.
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    I checked this out over 2 months ago, has been around a while.

    Haven't been to see it, but looks very straight, no rwc but a good price.

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    I don't need rego or rwc as I intend to drive it back to WA, What would be good would be to know a bit about it before I take the plunge and fly over to find it's a dog. Know what I mean? It looks OK from the photo.........
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    Default Pretty sure its sold.

    I was going to pay cash for this car today, after seeing the photos but 'someone from Melbourne' gets first dibs as they haven't left a number, and are making the big trip I am second in line. Only have myself to blame for staring at it for the last 3 months, and not doing anything real about it.

    So fingers crossed 'whoever' doesnt want it... is whoever an AFer?

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    Could contact the owner and get him to pass on www. details.

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    Not quite sure what you mean ed ge,

    I think I have secured the car.

    Sorry Mike, I had been tentatively eying this car off for many months now, at the least for its cyl head, manifolds and EFI gear.

    But it has slowly dawned on me that although I love, and will continue to drive my 30yo 16 daily, and the Fuego was our intended second car, it really is a pain to get kids in and out of the 2 door.

    Then I was toying with the idea of a 20.... Do any 30's still grace the streets of Melbourne?

    My second thought was my 10 or my late model 16.

    But I think I would benefit from the mod-cons and practicality of a later model 'family car' is something we do need, such as aircon, power steering etc. The R25 is still a 20yo car, which worries me somewhat..

    How available are R25 parts, and are they particularly expensive?
    What things should be 'looked out for'?

    I am not unrealistic as to what it may take to get this car on the road, and willing to spend money on it if it is basically a sound car.

    Failing that, at that price (Fuego syndrome?) the parts may be more valuable, so scary it sounds... I wont be seeing the car in the flesh before I buy it unless there is someone down in Geelong that would take a look for some beers or equivilent.

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    suggest to the fellow selling it that Aussiefrogs would give the new owner a good welcome @ www,etc,com.au

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    David, give me the dealers details and I will have a look for you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Not quite sure what you mean ed ge,

    I think I have secured the car.

    Sorry Mike, I had been tentatively eying this car off for many months now, at the least for its cyl head, manifolds and EFI gear.

    But it has slowly dawned on me that although I love, and will continue to drive my 30yo 16 daily, and the Fuego was our intended second car, it really is a pain to get kids in and out of the 2 door.

    Then I was toying with the idea of a 20.... Do any 30's still grace the streets of Melbourne?

    My second thought was my 10 or my late model 16.



    But I think I would benefit from the mod-cons and practicality of a later model 'family car' is something we do need, such as aircon, power steering etc. The R25 is still a 20yo car, which worries me somewhat..

    How available are R25 parts, and are they particularly expensive?
    What things should be 'looked out for'?

    I am not unrealistic as to what it may take to get this car on the road, and willing to spend money on it if it is basically a sound car.

    Failing that, at that price (Fuego syndrome?) the parts may be more valuable, so scary it sounds... I wont be seeing the car in the flesh before I buy it unless there is someone down in Geelong that would take a look for some beers or equivilent.

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    I really want this car, I am a 25 fanatic and don't want to see it wrecked for the manifolds. Let it go to a good home please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren25
    David
    I really want this car, I am a 25 fanatic and don't want to see it wrecked for the manifolds. Let it go to a good home please!
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    Mike
    Hi Mike,

    I wont be wrecking it, more likely it will replace my Fuego as a daily driver to get the kids around.

    If I get delivery of it, and its not suitable for any reason, ill let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pclio
    David, give me the dealers details and I will have a look for you,

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    Hi Peter,

    I have already sent them the money to hold it...

    http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/Deskt...ias=carpointau

    Thanks Peter,

    Would still appreciate your opinion on seeing her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren25
    David
    I really want this car, I am a 25 fanatic and don't want to see it wrecked for the manifolds. Let it go to a good home please!
    Cheers
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    Mike,

    I completely understand your concern, I too have a sickness when it comes to froggy cars.

    I really am sorry for how it looks, you posting "hey check this 25 out, thinking of buying, anyone seen it?" and I post.. I bought it.. It was honestly completely coincidental, infact when I called the dealership he mentioned he just sent you an email with some more photos... which was why I was calling him. But I can help you arrange / secure / transport a 25 if that is what you desire.

    Basically my thinking is this.

    I do need a more practical car to compliment my 30 yo 16TS, and the 25 sounds like it (the sickness). Now I don't know if this 25 is the one, 'this time' my car purchase has to make sense. So it also has to be viable financially and time wise if I am going to be doing any work myself.

    I am happy to be completely transparent about the findings of the condition of this car, and you with the knowledge of how much I paid, and R25's in general, can make your own mind up if I decide another car is better suited.
    I may well need to spend some to get it on the road, that you would be willing to, and I maybe not.. Bottom line is; I have a budget for a 'suitable' vehicle which well exceeds the cost of the Geelong R25. That said I was not planning on purchasing NOW but I did have enough set aside.

    So I am happy to post everything I know about this car, and if you are keen and I am not etc... also there are other 25's for sale at this moment so if you want one....

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    Holy crap - $600 . Get it. I would want a bit more than that for mine to be honest, given the amount I have sunk into it latley.
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    Hi David,

    bugger paying to get it trailered back... She's a running near roadworthy car I imagine. Chuck some tools in the boot of the R16 (don't forget jumper leads), fax Vicroads for a 28day permit and travel down with another driver to drive it home

    Permits are not cheap (about $70bux) but this will allow you to drive it around and get it ready for a roadworthy ... Read the permits fine print carefully, if you drive the car around just to go to the shop (etc...) you will be booked for driving an unregistered vehicle if caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon
    Holy crap - $600 . Get it. I would want a bit more than that for mine to be honest, given the amount I have sunk into it latley.

    Hold the horses, if the $600 25 has a pickled gearbox, or injection problems, it would hardly be worth anything. It’s your call, but likely best to check it out before parting with cash, unless you have a buyer for the bits if the car turns out to be rubbish.

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    hehe

    Yes, this is why I secured it without blinking, or looking at it in the flesh.

    The seller (son of the owner at the caryard) had told me yesterday I was too late, as someone from Melbourne was heading down to look at the car, and sounded pretty keen. He also mentioned 'R25' from Perth as being interested.

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    [QUOTE=vivid]Yes, this is why I secured it without blinking, or looking at it in the flesh.

    The seller (son of the owner at the caryard) had told me yesterday I was too late, as someone from Melbourne was heading down to look at the car, and sounded pretty keen. [\QUOTE]


    It wouldn’t be the first time a mystery buyer had been conjoured up to give a potential punter the hurry up in making a decision to buy. Especially when trying to shift an immovable lump that has occupied the yard for too long. It is starting to sound a scene from The Big Steal.

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    Well I would agree with you normally, but I actually knew of one that I didnt prompt him for, and the fact that I was offering to buy it outright before he mentioned the guy but he still knocked me back.

    Normally I would be more sceptical.

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    Ah well I guess in a worst case scenario, you'd only lose $600 - although maybe you'll have a dead R25 to get rid of as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Europa
    Ah well I guess in a worst case scenario, you'd only lose $600 - although maybe you'll have a dead R25 to get rid of as well!
    I'm sorta expecting it to have a 'pickled gearbox' or something fairly drastic wrong with it, as it has sat there for some time now, and the price has dropped over the months.

    From the pictured I also get the feeling there are a few 'dodgy' little fixits, and by the ricey bits, even driven hard, so the frontend may all need renewing... all speculation of course, sorta like gambling at the casino.

    Hopefully will know more about the car tomorrow.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it drives home ok... Possibly just watch the temp & oil pressure/level.

    I have no doubt this car will be "as traded". There is no way in hell they would buy this sort of car to make $$$ out of, most certainly they wouldn't have taken as a trade unless it could drag itself there under it's own power.

    You will find they probably gave $1500bux trade or something against a car of much higher value. Actually they really just gave them a $1500 discount on the far more expensive car, even if they have to give the R25 away they still will have made there $$$.

    If it was a slugomatic I'd be VERY wary... The worst I could imagine is dead synchros. C'mon guys, it's probably not to bad..... It's simply not worth the effort of even dreaming of "tidying up" for a caryard....

    Even if was a perfect R25 in everyway being sold privately ... What's it worth ?? $1200tops ??

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    Spoke with the caryard owner today, and he says 'It runs rich, but it drives. Should drive you back to Melbourne no probs' so I am going to do the mission on the weekend, and pick her up with a permit.

    So, running rich typical for the early EFI motors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Spoke with the caryard owner today, and he says 'It runs rich, but it drives. Should drive you back to Melbourne no probs' so I am going to do the mission on the weekend, and pick her up with a permit.

    So, running rich typical for the early EFI motors?

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    Probably a blocked air cleaner ... Possibly there is a leaky injector, dodgy temp sender ... many things ... I'd just get the bloody thing home and worry about it then

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    If all goes well, will make future trips to Ballarat a little more comfy.
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    So Vivid,

    did you pick the R25 up ??? Was it everything you expected

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