BACK ON THE BLOCK – My 1800 Returns

It’s hard to admit this but it was basic laziness that has seen my beloved Mazda 1800 off the road for the last 18 or so months.

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The car was suffering battery and power issues and some other electrical gremlins, so I just left it in the shed. I shouldn’t have. Every time I thought about doing something with it, I got busy. Lame.

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I even drove around with the battery bracket in my other car to remind myself that I needed to do something about it. It wasn’t until my niece, Willow, saw the bracket and mentioned that she had never been in the car before, that I decided to make an effort and get the car mobile for summer.

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I got the new battery, the new bracket and some other crap and had a mate help re-make and weld up a new set up to keep the larger capacity battery in place. My brother, Clayton, then checked it over and drove it out of the workshop so I could give it a good clean.

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Thankfully, over all that time, the car has been undercover and Clayton has given it the odd chamois here and there, which has kept most of the dust at bay.

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Last night, I got out my Meguairs car care stuff and got to work. I did as much as I could until the dew settled in.

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Next on the cards is to sort the audio system out, give the motor the once over and make sure she is ready to cruise, hell, I might even tonk along to Cars & Coffee on Sunday if I can wake up on time.

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