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Who is doing what in terms of conversions in Wellington at the moment?

I am at the starting gate with a plan to convert a 95 BMW 318ti and have set up a blog to both log and plan my activity. Don't expect rapid progress as I have had a couple of false starts and there is a lot of knowledge I need to acquire along the way. But as one famous kiwi said "It won't happen overnight but it will happen".

I have heard someone else is doing a BMW in Wellington and I'd be keen to make contact if they are on this list or known to anyone here.

I also need to learn the easiest place to go to get my car weighed before I start pulling it apart, including weight distribution. Or is there a home method?

Talking today to our local certifier, I learned that he is retiring from certifying and we'll need to go to Palmy for the nearest. That process seems a long time away for me at the moment and I hope eventually someone else with the knowledge picks it up locally. He was very helpful and gave me more confidence in my plans so far and helped me focus on the motor/gearing decisions that are coming up for me.

So, Wellington, how about it. Who is working on projects?
 

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Hi Richard,

You should be able to find a set of scales at your local rubbish transfer station. If you ask nicely I am sure they will help out when you explain what you are doing. Suggest you ask if the scales have been calibrated lately and note any details as this might be handy later.

Good luck
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Cheers Wayne. That make sense. In Porirua they used to weigh cars coming in and going out and charge for the difference. They stopped but I think the scales are still there for trucks though. I wonder if those sorts of scales can do the weight distribution as well.
 

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Hi Richard,

You got a couple of options to get the weight distribution.

1/ Put the wheels on the scales in pairs, that is front first and take the weight, then do the rears only.
2/ If you can find someplace with the old type bar scales large enough you could do each wheel seperately and add the weights for the total.

Personally I think the transfer station is the easy option.

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Cheers Wayne. That make sense. In Porirua they used to weigh cars coming in and going out and charge for the difference. They stopped but I think the scales are still there for trucks though. I wonder if those sorts of scales can do the weight distribution as well.

No problem - just have the front wheels on the platform, then the rear wheels

You may want to do it with you in the car and just the car

I have just done exactly that with my car

Front 330Kg
Rear 380Kg

With driver
Front 350Kg
Rear 450Kg
 

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Went down to porirua tip and weighed car. They charged me $12.50 per weigh.
Front 680
Rear 580
Total 1260
So 60 above the online spec I had found. My GVMR is 1555.
 
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