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  1. Thanks @MichaelJFox
  2. Derped a little with that. Runs very nicely now though. Yet to go for a decent hoon but will report back soon with skid vids.
  3. Here's what it looks like fresh out of the can. Horrible stuff to spray, comes out like glue and doesn't cover very well. I wish I'd used a darker/brown basecoat instead of just grey primer. Oh well! Still looks rad. Also two cans wasn't enough sp picked up a third from Takapuna Art Supplies. Looks browner/darker with the 2K Lyndar clear on it. Then came the reassembly. Easiest way to do this was to flip the bike upside down and work that way. Also gave the engine/exhaust a quick cover with silver high heat enamel. As mentioned earlier I trimmed the springs... Maybe too much. Looks ideal but rides terribly with lots of reverse rake. Will see what options AliExpress has to rectify this. That rim tuck though! Needs a final clean / chrome polish / tyre writing finishing and wiring tidy up but I'm really happy with the final look! Some of the paint isn't quite right with chips, not even coverage but the rest of the bike isn't perfect anyway. Also have to repair the cracks and paint the front guard. Here's a before/after. Finally - I need to repaint the rear swing arm chain side as the fuel tap leaks and has melted my paint. Will do this with a white engine enamel or somesuch. Anyone got other recommendations for solvent resistant spray cans? The Lyndar 2K clear was supposed to be but I might not have put enough on. Also the carb isn't right, won't idle slowly or rev smoothly. Any bike carb wizards around Auckland that can help me? Other than that super happy with how it looks - 3 years later!
  4. Decided to do the side panels, forks and rear swing arm in an off-white pearl that I made up at work. Makeshift paint booth outside on a nice day. While they were off I took apart the rear shocks and installed the Makita one ways. More on this later.. Now for the main frame colour. I said in 2014 I wanted metallic brown. I took this a step further. Again in 2014 @The Bronze imported a bunch of Krylon Metalflake spray cans. I wasn't able to get my hands on any of this but I pined for it so much. Back to 2017 and @Threeonthetree mentions he has some spare cans of Bronze Blaze from The Bronze's haul. Some hand shandys were exchanged and I now owned 2 cans. Excellent!
  5. Paint stripper is fun stuff. The blaster wouldn't touch where the stickers were so paint strippered them also. Accidently left some parts uncovered too long and they started surface rusting so rubbed all that down. The bike then sat in etch primer while I got everything else stripped and prepped.
  6. Back in 2014 I stripped it down with plans of brown paint and a good tidy up. This never happened, got too busy with school/cars/moving to Auckland. @mo999 kindly gave it a rattlecan paint job and reassembled it so I could have it shipped up here to Auckland to use as a daily commuter into the city. I've now finished studying and don't rely on this for daily transport I've decided to reattempt the plan from 3 years ago. Started with @mtbtimr giving me access to the sandblasting cabinet at his work. Made everything so much easier! Frame was a little too long to fit so had to manually strip the ends.
  7. Nice car! Twins to mine. The passenger side noise is more likely to be the bush in the steering rack, it makes a noise through the floor. Check my thread here - I just did the fix. I'll find the nolathane part number later. See below for how I did it.
  8. Good read, thanks for that link. I must be super keen, I had to take one of the inner tie rods apart to get the shaft out to fit the new bushing. I have it all apart again now, going to give everything a good clean and regrease then assemble slowly, I rushed the first time.
  9. Right, page 6! Ever since I got the car (and it's been getting progressively worse over the years) there has been a knock under the passengers floor when going over bumps. Did some reading and found out there's a bush in the steering rack that wears and lets the rack move in it's housing. Luckily Nolathane make a replacement. Picked up one of those and set about the arduous task of removing the rack - involving dropping the subframe for clearance. Untitled by GuyWithAviators, on Flickr This is the old bush (got damaged while removing but half of the material was gone anyway) compared to the new one. Untitled by GuyWithAviators, on Flickr And in... Untitled by GuyWithAviators, on Flickr And now the fun part, put it all back together and in the car. The knocking noise is gone, great success! Wheel alignment is out, no biggie. ...But there's now a little too much (i.e more than none at all) play in the steering wheel when starting to turn it, along with a nasty grinding noise at the start of the movement. So this morning I took the rack back out - and found this broken rack spacer, must have chooched the U bolts up too tight. But I don't think that would have caused it, I couldn't see the rack moving underneath the car - seemed more internal. Untitled by GuyWithAviators, on Flickr Also found one of the bearings within the pinion assembly had a little play so will track down a better one of them and muck around with the shims also. Was a little low on oil also after it all fell out while trying to manoeuvre it back into place. If anyone else has experience with these BMC racks and excessive play please give me your wisdom! Discuss:
  10. Padding out the posts again, too many photos.
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  13. So this isn't an issue anymore... Went for a short wee drive last night. And then this happened about 45 mins from home. Cable ties only melted once on the southern motorway 5k's from home.
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  15. Did some quarter miles. Good fun! Photos of this. Thanks @MichaelJFox for the below photos! The drag racing essentials for an ADO16, oil and hydrolastic pump IMG_4164 by Dorian-G, on Flickr IMG_4194 by Dorian-G, on Flickr IMG_4260 by Dorian-G, on Flickr IMG_3539 by Dorian-G, on Flickr IMG_3541 by Dorian-G, on Flickr Ran low 20s. Hoping to get into the teens next year with twin carbs and less weight, maybe smaller tires on the front too. Such fun though! Here's an in car video against a 65 Mustang with a 289 V8.