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Hi Misael,

                 That is beautiful !   I'm sitting here at my desk, & have just watched your 2 videos, twice, while having a coffee.  I've now got to wipe my desk; not because I spilled my coffee; but because I've "droooled" so much over your car.  That is in incredibly good condition.  Orginal paint, & that dashboard top appears not to even have a crack in it.

Lots of very jealous guys here viewing your Rolla. Good luck with it, once you get it home, & put a spanner to it.  

Keep in touch.

Cheers Banjo

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Hey Misael,

                     I stopped your video, & tried to read the mileage travelled on your car.  It looks like it is somewhere between 83-84K miles total.   As the meter only reads to 99,999 before it rolls over, do you think your 79 Rolla is still on it's first round of the meter ?

If it is, then by my arithmetic, your 41 year olde car, has only done approximately 2050 miles per year, or 3,300 klms per year.

If it is on the second time around, then those figures would still be, only 4,500 miles per year, or 7,200 klms per year.

That is truly remarkable.  

Cheers Banjo

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On 11/9/2020 at 2:28 PM, altezzaclub said:

WoW!  That is nice!  Definitely one to look after carefully.

Thank you my friend! She's a beauty!

12 hours ago, Banjo said:

Hey Misael,

                     I stopped your video, & tried to read the mileage travelled on your car.  It looks like it is somewhere between 83-84K miles total.   As the meter only reads to 99,999 before it rolls over, do you thing your 79 Rolla is still on it's first round of the meter ?

If it is, then by my arithmetic, your 41 year olde car, has only done approximately 2050 miles per year, or 3,300 klms per year.

If it is on the second time around, then those figures would still be, only 4,500 miles per year, or 7,200 klms per year.

That is truly remarkable.  

Cheers Banjo

Thank you as well bud! I'm glad you guys like it and enjoyed the video. Yes, you're right 83k miles. According to the gentleman I purchased it from those are original miles not turned over. It was his mother's groceries/errands car. Apparently his siblings were fighting over who was getting it so she decided it was best to sell it instead. I'm the lucky buyer!

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Hi Misael,

                  Love it !

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It was his mother's groceries/errands car. Apparently his siblings were fighting over who was getting it so she decided it was best to sell it instead. I'm the lucky buyer!

Invariably, behind every old car, still "percolating", there is a story.   Thanks for letting us know.

You certainly are a "lucky buyer".

 Keep us up to date, on what you find with your routine servicing of the "cooling system".

Cheers Banjo 

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On 11/11/2020 at 3:29 PM, Banjo said:

Hi Misael,

                  Love it !

Invariably, behind every old car, still "percolating", there is a story.   Thanks for letting us know.

You certainly are a "lucky buyer".

 Keep us up to date, on what you find with your routine servicing of the "cooling system".

Cheers Banjo 

I'll definitely keep you guys up to date on everything. I've been so busy with our new home though haven't had a chance to do anything! What other things do you recommend to checkout on it? I'm really wanting to keep everything pretty much stock. The only thing I want to do is header and exhaust for now. I'll do a new carburetor later too but just not sure on which brand to go with. Also, not sure if to cat it or go catless on the exhaust. 

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Hi Misael,

                 

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Also, not sure if to cat it or go catless on the exhaust. 

I'd definitely go "catless"  !

With a pussy cat in your exhaust system, it tends to attract lots of other cats  . . . . . . . . . . .  & dogs.

On top of that, the incessant meowing would drive you crazy !

Keep in touch

Cheers Banjo

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What's the Arizona requirement for a Cat.  I sure as hell wouldn't run one if you don't have to

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Pretty strict there I think, from what I've read, although there are references to "whether you drive the car, in the cities like Phoenix & Tuson".  Maybe if you live out in the sticks, anything goes, same as in Australia.  I did read that old catalytic converters, are not to be sold, included in scrap metal.

Did spot this one on the web.

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Are high flow CATs legal in Arizona?
Under 80k miles you are not legally allowed to remove or replace ANY cat on your car with anything but an OEM level cat. This means that yes, going from the oem 2 cat downpipe, to a single high flow cat, is just as illegal as being catless. You don't have to be from AZ, its a federal law.

Cheers Banjo

 

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No catalytic is my original choice so glad you guys are backing it haha. So no cat it is!! 

 

My car is registered as a historic/classic vehicle so I don't need to have emissions performed on my car since it is not a daily driver. Therefore, I don't NEED to have a cat in my Rolla for emissions. 😉

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That's good !   I can't imagine that Catalytic Converters were fitted by Toyota, back in 1979.  

I like that wording of Historic/Classic, in the same sentence.

I would regard our early Rollas, as classics, but never "historic".

I went to an all British Car show in Sydney a couple of years ago, & there certainly were some "historic" olde cars there.

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Cheers Banjo 

 

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