Mr Vapour

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About Mr Vapour

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  • Birthday 31/08/78

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    Cars, cider, water, fishing. things with motors.

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  1. Have you set tdc via other means i.e. cam lobes or straw/rod down the bore then checked the marks. Is it out when you do.this?
  2. Always enjoy updates on this. For general knowledge, how much is the cost of the plating.
  3. Picture free post at this point photos will be added soon. So things have been even slower than before. Getting the vapour shed up and running has taken up a lot of what little time I have had. I also had to sell my motor, gearboxes and LSD to fund the shed fitout. Not worries as who needs drive line when I still have rust to repair. But in car related news. So things came to a very dramatic stop. So the rust in the fire wall lead me to some fairly terminal findings. The reason the firewall had rusted.is it.is.where a new front corner had been welded on to the car. I pulled the guards off and discovered a weld line that was under bog. From the front right hand corner back to the Lh fire wall is off a different car. Hard to spot and obviously an old repair from when this was standard practice. But to repair the fire wall was going to be lots of work. Been doing a lot of thinking. So I had a car with some serious damage and moderate rust. and a car that was rusty. What to do I decided that I did not want to do large amounts of work on a car that I may need engineers repAir certs. Knowing the extent of the damage I will not to bodge it and have a car I really could not sell without complete disclosure. So I managed to steal some time and got in to the grey 323I with a wire brush and grinder. I found some very pleasing things. The areas that I had already found large amounts of bog in were not rusty as thought. There had been some poor braised lap patches in its past. These had then had large amounts of bog used to cover them up. The entire sill area was covered in bog with no major damage under. The rear panel had some accident damage but no rust in the arches and lower rear. the rear light panel is shot. Yes it's got some serious rust but it's also fixable and it's rusty in areas that the black one is not!!! So in a complete turn around the grey one is being kept and the black one fully stripped all common and needed panels cut out and the rest scrapped. Now I'm.clear as to what is needed to be done I'm.moving forward with a cutting disc and a grinder. Happy but sad as well. Lists have been written on bonnets and I'm making progress after almost a year of stagnation. Onwards and upwards Photos.to come soon.
  4. Sweet. Yeah it's on the list of things needed Which one you looking at the blue one or the white one.
  5. Sell it to me cheap and I'll put your spare head on it.
  6. What you have is a brochure for the English market. They probably had different colours.in the Aussie/kiwi market.
  7. he wants top dollar for the e34 it has self cleaning interior. I offered him pitty pups, codys and multiple flat peak caps with custom old English embroidery on them and he refused. I thought it was a generous offer. blardy people thinking their shit is worth more than market offers.
  8. Thanks gents. Yes it looks to be a yamaha mr50 and a ts/tf motor. I'm very much looking forward to getting it going. I'm extending my garage at the moment. But hope.to.get.stuck in to it over the holidays.
  9. Hello all. So I got this little gem off trade me. I have no idea what it is? 2 stroke or 4 stroke. Yay let the fun begin The previous owner said it has a Suzuki 125 motor, but did not know what the bike was. I think it's a 125 in a 50cc frame. Looking under it the motor mounts are not factory so the Suzuki motor thing may be true. The frame code.starts with 4h5 I'm thinking it's yamaha? So if you can identify the motor or frame please let me know. In other news I got it home and sprayed some start ya bastard up its ass and kicked it over and it fired up second kick. So I need to know what it is, a new tank as that one is more bent than a banana. The bike is going to be used as a display for the blasting business. I'm going to blast every thing on the right had side so that I can show a before and after then display. I'm looking forward to getting it going and blating it around.
  10. I can vouch for the epiciness of this fine law enforcement machine. It is.quite.cool seeing the.looks people give you when cursing down the.motorway.
  11. My bad 20 per page not 15
  12. New page time
  13. Question. So I have recently got my self a full power steering system for the car. My shoulders are to damaged to live with manual steering and big wide tyres. But I digress. The power steering pump that comes on the car is 100 bar The pump that is bolted to the side of the new motor is a 120bar. How much of difference will the extra 20 bar make? Make the steering lighter? Thanks