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cletus last won the day on December 28 2016

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  1. Did you manage to find another tyre the same?
  2. straya cunt
  3. This, every valiant I have had has needed everything in the front end doing. i prefer original type rubber bushes over nolathane ones after using both types
  4. Cool car. It's amazing how many different body styles they had back then, and all change again the next year
  5. Upper ball joints- I looked at buying a socket for that purpose but as well as the cost, there are different sizes as well. Might be worthwhile taking the arms to somewhere like autolign and just get them to fit? I have borrowed a socket to do them in the past and they are tricky to get in straight / not cross thread them
  6. Not really an update, but I've owned this old sausage for 8 years this month. I might do something about the front seat next, it's never been very comfortable. And do some rustproofing after seeing pics of bart's vg, ha
  7. Shouldn't need high stop light, it's only MA class needs them. There was a recent change in the rules anything pre 90 doesn't need them
  8. Car looks good! Is the rear spring that offset at ride height?
  9. Went to hamilton today to pick up this fine specimen. It's a 8.8 ford diff out of a 91-99 explorer. There are a few reasons for using this. They are cheap ish, have discs and a decent handbrake setup , lsd, 31 spline axles, same diff as a mustang so plenty of aftermarket parts available, and if you narrow one axle tube 3" and use 2 short axles it makes it just the right width and pinion offset for a valiant. I do have a 9" that I was going to use, but it has already been narrowed but not enough. New housing and axles was going to be 2k, plus rebuild the diff and get a lsd center, plus brake conversion, was probably the best part of 3.5- 4k. And yay, wheels fit over the brakes.
  10. It looks like this now, a guy I know bought it off Chris
  11. Sweet. I'll be interested to see what you do with it!
  12. I did not know that, thanks!
  13. Safety cletus says drum brakes are dumb. Fortunately I had hoarded some spare disc spindles off a car I wrecked. I took a disc and spindle to zebra, because I'd heard that surf brakes are an easy upgrade and I figured there would be heaps of surfs there but there was none. I mucked around with some other things, found mazda axela disc and caliper would nearly bolt straight on, but having 4 pot calipers sounds better. went to pick a part in Avondale cause they were the only place that had a surf. There were some dudes pulling the front of the surf apart and had already removed the calipers so that was easy. I think my arms are a bit longer now after carrying a pair of cast iron calipers, disc, spindle, plus all my tools around. Anyway, I'd bought CL -CM discs cause they were thicker slightly, but the hat height is different. So I'll get some new VH-VJ discs, need to machine 3or 4 mm off the od, machine the disc slot in the caliper slightly, and they will bolt on, and fit inside the wheels. Yay
  14. Aiming for something similar to these except not sure about hubcaps, probably get some push in caps spun up
  15. Ordered some wheels, 2 turned up today. 15x8 for the rear, 15x6 for the front. Probably paint them either a pale gold, body colour, or cream/white