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  1. Picked up another set of 5 chrome rims from a toyota surf. 2 of the hankooks are totally stuffed, and the others are starting to show some cracks, so i guess they are pretty old. Might get a few miles out of the 2 decent ones. but thats not why i got them, the 5th spare is a dunlop similar to the ones i have on there now, and i needed it because i noticed this the last time i was under it woops, someone left an original 14" under there the bronze colour isnt half bad, but i like the psudo 4wd look and clearance for driving over curbs. The cert plate does sat standard rims, but i cant imagine anyone would bring it up
  2. When I was a nipper, my dad's mate had a chalky yellow L200 with orange and white side stripes going up the doors and tray. It was the first car I ever pined over and I had hoped it might be mine when I got my license. Instead it rusted out and was replaced by a dark blue 4wd L200 with flatdeck which I liked less. Been thinking about how useful a ute would be, mentioned it to 3onthetree and how I though a Buick v6 would be good in one. This combo was highly applauded and so I had a casual look on trade me at what was available and in my budget. I wanted 2wd Standard ride height Single cab Tow bar Not a flogged out old farm truck Able to do the speed limit This was the best thing I could see within 150% of my budget, was advertised without wof rego. I figured it was a guy who picked it up not long ago Went and checked it out. Fresh wof and rego and new shocks, battery and brakes Bloke had owned it 19 years, a tear came to his eye as I drove it away Built as a shop hack by master motors, this ute has never left Auckland, except to tow the previous owners stock car around. Features a cut and shut later model tray, l300 brakes, nolothane bushes all round, sun visor, power steering and a Holden 3800 with 4 speed automatic Never late with a 3.8 Has had a bunch of rust patched over the years and had a bare metal respray a few years ago so it's still looking pretty good. I also ended up with enough paint to fully respray it if I want. Seller was very upfront about a few little bits that's will need attention. The interior was never finished, so I have a bodged in commadore gauge panel that doesn't work, would like to swap that for an original one, also no carpet, half finished console etc, and an alarm that will reset itself while driving and go off when you get out. All in all I'm super chuffed, I don't really have to do anything to it but drive around and tidy a few bit up
  3. perfect height as is TBH
  4. No need to worry about the starter, you are supposed to tow start them
  5. get some smiles per miles in to refuel the give a fuck meter. sucks having ball ache not going cars
  6. 25 tooth is a bit big for a single speed/fixed rear sprocket look for a bmx front sprocket, they run the same 1/8' chain and I think you will have some luck in steel or hey, how bout this
  7. Yeah yeah nah. Grab a single speed sprocket. They are much thicker for 1/8" chain The track ones have less of a ramp so you could trim them back a little and have flat top and bottom
  8. oh yea my mum had one (400) it was purple with some kind of tribal tank graphics couldnt keep up with my 250
  9. is this the same as a Suzuki savage?
  10. 1. track down a genuine mitsubishi patch repair panel Dig out your stash 3. wonder where the rest of your panel beating hammers have gone i will end up cutting probably that entire patch worth out so i can get access to the heater box, which is that dark hole where everything has rusted out and replacing it, but will wait on cutting the truck up totally until i get some argon
  11. so theres "some" rust, typical of an 80's Mitsubishi in the windscreen cowel/heater box area in the firewall where every car with this set up rusts out. right in the centre of the firewall, the hoop on the inside is pretty much gone too so will need to make a bigger hole and put one back in. its not a major at this stage and is pretty centralised at that one point it was still full of leaves I also imagine the drains at each side are blocked too because ol mate has bogged up some rust where the inner fender meets the firewall and I get some water coming into the cab from somewhere near there. theres a bubble on the inside of the drivers door frame, and a streak of rust coming out from behind where the visor is mounted it also appears that a few unneeded brackets have been chiselled off from the engine bay and some lovely jagged holes left behind some of the bedliner has failed and is getting rust behind it, so il clean that up the rest of the thing seems to be ok, I checked out the inside of the doors and they are very nice, needs to have the underside redone, and il be waxoiling the chassis
  12. Shes an absolute hunny that truck, actually one of the most reliabe cars i have owned, although i mostly own British cars. Hope its what you wanted/expected/as described, shes been looking a bit sad without any use If you are wondering why theres so many rivets in the roof, theres a photo in with the manuals of how Mark used to have it, in its two tone, chromed up, roof boxed glory
  13. Neal-TrPIS triumph PI sport pronounced nnnnnnnneeeeeeeeaaaaaaarrrrlllll TTTTRRRppppptssssssss
  14. Re the Zenith's, seems that you get decent performance out of them till about "stage 2" then all the tuning companies go to twin SU's when it's flowing really well. That may just be old Barry tuning tho as in the 50s you could print whatever power figures you wanted
  15. size of foam needed? i have some left over, genuine honda
  16. How many ohms is the coil
  17. So iv had an inkling what could be the speedo issue, i assumed that no one would put up with it for 20 years, so i left this till last. Some trawling through commodore wiring diagrams and forums gives 3 main reasons why the speedo would get above 80, then bounce back to 0 every few seconds. The first is that the speed sensor is no good so i replaced that with a new one, and its still doing it (i did however check the original one and it was on its way out, the new one actually improved it) the other 2 options are 2. bad earth straps, mine are a little undersized but fine the last, tho one of the most common issues is that fuse No.12 has blown. this controls the reverse lamps, something else, and the earth from the speed sensor. If this is blown the sensor is able to sort of earth out through the cluster and work enough to get by, but does the bouncing Hmmm, the commodore fuse box has fuse 12 cut off..... Surely they looked at the wiring diagram and have connected this up, surely in 5 years of ownership the builder would have investigated, surely in 20 years of ownership the owner would have investigated this, surely it would have been picked up by a tester or mechanic at some point and told to repair? no they cut the fuse box down, and left the wire taped up and wrapped up in the electrical taped loom In order to find this i had to strip most of the electrical tape off, its a horrible sticky mess, and has shown more than a few poorly joined wires that i will cut out, solder, and heat shrink. one less thing on the list eh
  18. bleh i put a brand new speed sensor in and its still dropping to 0 and back up when over 80-90kph noticed that the high beam dash lamp bulb was missing, so i put one in, its on all the time, even with key off, only turning off when the high beam is on. probably because the relay set up is different or something, however i just cut the high beam wire going into the dash and it didnt change anything. i see the oil warning light has been cut, and a bunch of other horrid things ugh its horrible, going to have to basically pull the whole loom out i think and do it properly
  19. yup yup, have recently stripped down and inspected my steering rack, while its out you may as well undo the gaiters and inspect the inner tie rods for movement, if you are super keen they can be taken apart but they are effectively sealed. The minor workshop manual covers it pretty well actually, you will need some feeler gauges
  20. you could actually put a beetle whale tail on this fade to brown ones plz.e with todays laser cutting technology you could easily have e different tints cut to make camo tints
  21. Did you find some wide 5 modgies?
  22. Pretty shitty then
  23. have also need a tree stump with a hollow angle grinded in it