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  2. Lowest KM Passola, ever?

    I was blowing into the end of the main line seeing if it was blocked and one line (albeit the one with fuel in it) was aimed loosely at my head, it shot out filled my ear and got half my face. Feels like fire ants in your ear eh, so rinsed that out for a while and we seem to be alright now.
  3. Lowest KM Passola, ever?

    How did you manage that???????? ALSO PLEASE SLAM THANKS
  4. Lowest KM Passola, ever?

    Picked this thing up with the help of @GuyWithAviators few days back. Lowest KM Passola out. 33 genuine KMs from new in 1983. The original owner bought it, drove it 5kms and crashed it. The grandkids did a couple laps of the property on the grass then it was parked away for 34 years. Fast forward to now. We got it running day one, but it has a few gremlins, which I think are mostly attributed for sitting so long. Some hoses are buggered and the float was letting all my fuel out. Anyway, here's two quick pictures as I'm still angry at it after getting a literal ear full of fuel - fuck me that burnt, and is still stinging.
  5. SOHC's Briggs & stratton creation.

    Engine seems to run pretty well, Had a bit of trobble with the pulstart clutch but it just needed cleaning and some oil, I made an exhaust that I burnt the side of my hand on badly, I also made the missing sheet metal part that directs the air around the front fins, still need to find another fuel cap as the one I have has a few rust holes in it,
  6. EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

    Sat down in the quiet part of the house tonight and proceeded to disassemble the gear lever housing. Luckily the only casualties are one of the internal rubber bushings and the internal pipe with the major bend in it. Seeing as I am bereft of major tools I might drop it in to an engineering shop or similar somewhere and get it straightened before getting the whole lot back together. Had to make a major saving throw against charisma when a voice boomed out "You do realise this is my sewing room?? MY Sewing room???" (Cheesy Smile +4) Then missed another lesser saving throw against dexterity when I sat on my grease rag while wearing my good work shorts.....crap....
  7. Sheeperz MS65 Crown Chitty-Chat

    so when you are doing the blocking are you just using a big sanding block and using your eye and hands to check its sweet? also is there any reason why you are not using a guide coat primer to help with getting it straight too
  8. Sheeperz MS65 Crown Chitty-Chat

    Why are you wearing pants ?
  9. Sheepers' MS65 Crown

    started blocking it and its coming up really well. ive done the roof and borh rear quarters with only little pain in the arse corners left to do.the only issue so far is where ive touched the wet paint with my trouser leg. there's only a couple of little bits left to do and its good for a light coat of primer then wet sand ready for colour. im calling that a win. 2018-04-26_01-30-13 by sheepers, on Flickr 2018-04-26_01-30-22 by sheepers, on Flickr
  10. Yesterday
  11. I painted up the rear spoiler before this show. It was a plain aluminium one from T3 originally, but I wanted to make it look like it belonged on the starlet. I built the paint up in the same colour layers as the original, age worn paint, then rubbed it back to try and get it to match the rear hatch. Pretty pleased with how it turned out.
  12. Got papped at the Bicester Sunday Scramble last weekend. Awesome varied turnout of cars at an old ww2 bomber airbase. Have a peek here for more pics, really good show!
  13. Visited the Basis shop in Renwick and got a new fuel sender gasket, and some new pinch weld trim (not the furry stuff at $30 a metre though) Met some tourists in Cheviot (where the wheels don't come from) Conducted a sneaky search for more door locks, but nothing good was found. Natsed And returned home. Finally picked up the keyed lock (locksmith had a good gripe about weirdly engineered British locks) and fitted it this week. Can now lock the car fully, but only unlock it from the passenger side. Will have to do for now. Wagon went well on the whole, used a few litres of oil on the trip - I'm guessing we did close to 2000km though). Never failed to start except on the way home at Seddon. I think driving all day with lights+heater fan+CB+cellphone chargers exceeded the capacity of the generator. Started fine when we left the ferry later. Needs a WOF soon.
  14. Took this oil-burner to Nats. I really wanted to be able to lock the doors to keep my junk inside while parked in towns etc. The drivers door lock barrel seemed to be well seized up, and the passenger front door was missing a spring for the locking lever. Back doors were OK. We stopped at Horopito on the way home from the Beach Hop and had a hunt around. Nothing much good in the yard But I found this rather amazing lock that looks like NOS (the one on the right) in a box of door locks in the upstairs storage area. Bought it for $40. There's a lot going on inside these locks with multiple levers and springs. The new one didn't come with a key, so I dropped it off at a locksmith before Nats. Didn't get it back before we left so.... We headed off south on the Ferry at Easter for a family love tour. Stayed right by the Blenheim substation. Good 50Hz hum. Did a bit of touring around Marlborough, including the HVDC link lines
  15. KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    That's a bit rough, looked like a sweet place. Department of Closing things love ruining fun for 4x4 owners, unless you're a hunter then that's ok. You're welcome in the central north anytime, Pureora forest has a few gnarly tracks (Testament and i got real stuck and slept the night in his jeep), and even a play area that king country club looks after.
  16. KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    Maybe. Probably worth seeing how much cert guy laughs at me anyway
  17. I took it for a big ride today. It went well, but you soon find yourself at the rev limit. I have an 80 tooth (from memory) sprocket on the rear, which is awesome for gravel roads and hills...but I could easy go to a 68 tooth for road use t get more speed. Anyway, it was fun. But I did notice a vibration...on closer inspection, the tyres are falling apart. They're just sack trolley tyres, not proper goped tyres. So the question has to be asked: "what do you do with shitty tyres" ... hmmmm???
  18. That lump in the road upset the rear of my car something wicked too. Ended up driving around it on the r/h side for the rest of the day..
  19. Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    Hack hack hack. Everything is now positioned where it needs to live . Still more cutting required at the back to make room for the diff mount. The way I thought of to do it is cut a big round hole, centred on the stud, and weld a bit of thick wall tubing in there to put the strength back in. I will fabricate a completely new cross member here for the front diff mounts. Modifying the original will end up so hacked about it will look shit.
  20. Vivaspeed's 1969 HB Viva racing type car

    I didn't manage my third run of that hillclimb because the rag joint in the steering broke and I had no steering. Luckily it was in the paddock while at low speed, not during a run. Replaced it with a new Nolathane part. Lucky. Anyway, having not crashed it I decided to put a new ECU in it, something I'd been meaning to do for ages. Bought a Link Atom with easy mount kit from NZEFI. I also splashed out on new connectors so the wiring was easy and everything is nice and new. Decided to go to a wasted spark setup as well. It runs! Just need to get it tuned up. I also replaced a headlight with a mesh grill and made a really quick and dirty cold air intake.
  21. KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    Lookin' good Kris, re sway bar, you looking to legalise this thing?
  22. Vivaspeed's 1969 HB Viva racing type car

    Time for more videos. I took this out to a hillclimb in November 2017 and beat @mjrstar by a very small margin. Here's some clips. Clip 1 - how to make some poo come out Clip 2 - the full version of my last run
  23. KPR's 84 Hilux

    Lost count how many bottles of argon have sunk into this thing over the years. bar ain't gonna fall off. Bit less flex now. but still pretty good. Still need to make the tray fit, as the rear mounts interfere with the arms. so only did a short test run. still has a lot more body than your usual road vehicle, as expected. but seems more stable and progressively rolls rather than falling into the corners like it did before.
  24. Sheepers' MS65 Crown

    paint. i wire wheeled all the screen rebates and put brunox on them. then i masked it up and put heaps of hi build primer on it. it looks pretty good, ill start blocking it tomorrow and see how the shape starts coming up. 2018-04-25_04-11-07 by sheepers, on Flickr 2018-04-25_04-10-58 by sheepers, on Flickr 2018-04-25_04-10-49 by sheepers, on Flickr 2018-04-25_04-10-40 by sheepers, on Flickr 2018-04-25_04-10-32 by sheepers, on Flickr 2018-04-25_04-10-16 by sheepers, on Flickr
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