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  1. Nats Prep: Oil changed. The Warehouse currently has a special on for 4 litres of 20w50 for $15.00 each. Not fancy oil - just Caltex Havoline. Soon as I brought this I inherited many half used oils from @Mr Burns so effectively a free oil change apart from filter. Warehouse oil will be used next time. Seam sealed the rear leaking window rubber, replaced a 6x9 I blew due to not porting the boot, ported the boot with an ali trumpet, and applied some bling. @Threeonthetree sent me a Facepalm marketplace link for some wheels. 1960's Buick Riviera / Skylark etc in 5x5". They need to be restored at some point, but they had pretty much brand new tyres and some gangsta appeal. Cruised over the the shore and picked them up. Bargain at $300. Filled car up - we ready to go. Car now looks more suitably oldschool: Bigger profile, bigger width. Cruises at 100 much nicer now. Subtle lowering (Makita 'bro) after Nats. Chur.
  2. Granddad spec 1962 Super snipe purchased a few months ago. The 'ol Slumber is reasonably advanced for '62 with power assisted front discs, a hemi'ish head that makes casual observers by think there is more than one cam going on. Drive is through 3 on the tree. Plenty of torque - she can be left in top gear most of the time and pulls from pretty much standstill to motorway speeds. She's no lightweight track car though. 15ft 8" long, 1544 kgs and an oil change will take 15 pints or 8.5 litres. The paint looks like it's possibly house enamel, so I expect 40 seasons out of it, which is good as it has the usual 'nice from afar, far from nice' thing going on. There's minimal rust as the old boy I purchased it off seems to have sorted most of that out. Interior is glorious red stuff. Possibly leather but unlikely and lashings of walnut veneer. Picnic tables in the back for tea parties / lines of Raro etc. Since I've picked her up I've done a few things which I'll blog about with photos in the near future. So far : - Changed to negative earth so the pixies run the right way for radios and stuff. - Given her indicators on a stalk rather than the toggle switch that was cable tied under the dash - Found the horn relay (this took a lot of time...) and made it all horny - Re-upholstered the front seat to stop all the foam falling out from underneath and my ass sitting on the frame - Fitted a stereo, speakers and a sub - Made head and air come inside the cabin other than from that of the engine - Made it run on 6 cylinders - rebuilt the fuel pump Few other items on the agenda. Probably won't be slammed as it's quite nice to full her with 6 people and go for a cruise without loosing the exhaust. So, watch this space.
  3. Tell me stuffs for the Trumpet here. http://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/55641-tumekes-25-pi-trumpet/ Trumpet Build Threads
  4. Yep - that's how we did it - but a screwdriver as I had no straw..... If memory serves me correct we lined this all up, but then to start the thing I have to advance the dizzy like 30 degrees. It then only runs on three cylinders suggesting the timing for the injector pump is well out as it is getting spark. @Threeonthetree memory is possibly better than mine?
  5. Went back last night. Something is not right.... New theory - anyone had this kinda thing below happen? (Interweb pic - not mine) or has the key just fallen out / shattered? Discuss!
  6. One British car is stupid. 2 is more stupidist. 1972 Triumph 2.5 PI with 4 speeds and a switch to make some more speeds. Purchased of the tardme for much less than advertised on account of it not working. Was a deceased estate so little information about the not working could be given. Did ascertain that money has been spent, and there is receipts for new metering units and the like. Has been repainted, and clear is blistering in places. There's rust in the front guard, back D pillar window frame and back valance. Spares panels are were supplied with the car but are yet to be collected. So far I've looked for some spark, found it, then lost it, then found it again. I have had it running on some cylinders but not the prescribed 6. So far suspect the coil is a bit average, and probably lots of other things. The main problem, however, is that I think it's been Barried, so nothing can be taken for granted and a full going over needs to happen once I can get the thing to run. All help will be accepted, and I'm sure someone will set up a discussion topic thing for me cause I don't know how.
  7. Pulled some stuffs off on the weekend to have a wee look at timing and other such things. Something wasn't quite right when checking the timing of the fuel metering unit (to manual specifications) so pulled the dizzy out and found things to be off from where should be Fudged stuff about for a long period of time and made the dizzy dog line up to 12 o'clock and the metering unit injector # 6 position to be within the satisfactory limit, and the dizzy rotor to be at number 1 lead for timing at TDC compression stroke. Then flushed through injectors again, all worked (some a bit temperamental but ok with a good smack) Then managed to started car. It did kinda start with a bit of ether up it, but not running properly. Rotated the dizzy and got it to stay running. Feels like the timing marks on the pulley are wrong..? Didn't have a timing light to check any further into that. Got it running on 4-5 of a possible 6. Still, progress I think. Tonight I'll try to put a timing light on it, replace a couple of injectors with more reliable spares and see what happens then. You, too can tell me how the TC is much more reliable, like everyone at the European British car show, by clicking here.
  8. Red ones go faster. Goes without saying really.
  9. Yep, although also noticed from research that Haynes incorrectly published the wrong picture.... Wont be making that mistake when I do that next
  10. @BLIZZO Did your thing last night - got all injectors doing the spray thing. Had to blow a couple out on the compressor @ 70psi . Some how managed to smash a dizzy rotor into 4 bits. Also noticed there was another broken one in the boot. Not sure if it's cause the cap wasn't aligned properly or would this be a sign of a dodgy dizzy? Still no brum brum. @locost_bryan IS the Lucas stuff Chinese now you reckon?I have a spare dizzy cap at home to narrow that down and can flog the rotor off the Humber to see if that works. Both of which are newish from http://www.classiccarparts.co.nz/ - not sure where their Lucas stuff comes from?!
  11. Pretty much what I had in mind, soon as I can find the sparks. I think we found them on the weekend but by that time I'd flooded her, so will pop in (maybe tonight) and see if she'll fire Not sure that the stater motor will last five minutes though - #lucasprinceofdarkness
  12. Sweet, @chris r can do that for me while I stick your 1 tonner back together? #deal
  13. Jeepers. Lots of pixies running about on circuit boards is pretty scary, that's why I have oldschool cars! I'm all about the plug and play!
  14. @michaelme Fraid not - Not running, and if it was, driving two cars is really hard. However if someone has a trailer we could bring it in and work on it, and get every second Barry's expert opinion as to why it's not running? @Threeonthetree 's suggestion I think!
  15. Discusting here:
  16. MIG welding. Good advice. Yup I did a spot on each side then cooled, then another spot on each side and cooled etc. The panel steel is pretty thick on the old girl too
  17. http://www.classiccarparts.co.nz on the North Shore does fuel pump rebuild kits and other stuffs if that's usefull.
  18. There are a few bubbles around the car that suggested rust, but of course they CAN'T be, because the old Barry I purchased the car off said that all repairs were done with SOLID STEEL MAYTE. NO BOG IN THIS CAR. Thought I'd have a look at the solid steel, so hit it with a disc and found this. Thanks Barry - Roger. Ok, exploratory surgery required I guess. There's your problem The Rootes Group, in their vast intelligence, put a lump of foam sponge in between the inner and outter skin. This is the rust filled sponge. Pulled said sponge out, Rust converted all the inner stuff (still very solid thank goodness) and put some fish oil type stuff throughout all the cavities. Notice the factory inspection hole on the inner guard (sans rubber grommet) so that I can do the same in the future. Ran out of panel steel, however no one can see the BACK of my filing cabinets, so there might be some missing now. Bent and cut into shape. Did a welding. The hole above the tacked panel has meat around it so will be a secondary repair after this one. A third repair will be done on the inner door jam as well. I don't have the skill to do it all as one. I'm also sure my work is a bit shit by other peoples standards... But I try! Seam welded (a few holes still to be finished) and grinded to make sure I was doing stuffs right. So, first bit of welding done on the car. I have since done the other two repair patches above this one and tidied things up. Etch primer seems to be the same colour as the paint which is handy as I've got a few other patches to tackle when i can be bothered and would rather do all the painting at the end, so it can stay in primer without being too noticeable! Tell me I'm doing it shit in the 'discuss'. Happy to learn stuffs
  19. Did some towing. I guess I'm gonna have to start another thread soon for the new project.... Also seemed to have fixed ride height in the back temporarily.
  20. In other related news from Kumey - Giz?
  21. Mk I Estate.... Oh yeah buddy. I'm no Barry But it might be a Raymond May's head.....
  22. Nice. Spotted this Z car at Kumeu if you want some inspiration for under-bonnet blings.
  23. Ring-a-ding-ding.... Holy 2 Smokes! 196* Suzuki B100p - which is actually a 120cc two-smoke four speed with self-mixing oil - which is what the 'P' is for, Last ridden in 1980 (legally) and ready for a refresh when time permits. Poured in some fuel, watched the fuel hose & tap leak and ignored it. Three kicks and she started. LOTS of beautiful smoke. Pumped up the tires and gingerly took her for a spin. Seems OK - shocks are softish (to be expected) and the brakes could probably do with some attention. Gearbox seal is weeping so a new seal (tube of silicone) and some 20W/40 will also be on the shopping list. Otherwise moth-ridden surface rusted originality. Long term would like to get her registered for Oldschool scooter / bike runs. Good times.