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  2. Just checked. Plate says Ford mod, so should get away with 345 hp/you certed it so it should be fine anywho. That and the old engine may have made that power for all we know
  3. nels

    Nels Hb viva build

    Finally got the body sitting where I want it to. starting work on the firewall.
  4. manamari

    Doof Doofs

    Just put some speakers in my van the fronts and rears work sweet with fm/am, but only the fronts work with the aux? Tried a different head unit but still have the same problem What's wrong?
  5. Vintage Grumble

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    Excellent. May I ask where you got the stickers?
  6. AE86NZ

    toy-mota 1971 toyota ms65 crown

    Nice work! I Guess must be.... a cut out from toyota fj40 tool box lip.
  7. With the pipework tunnel pretty much finished I moved onto the seat rails. I had bought some MX5 seats a fair while back with the intention of fitting into the Imp. However, rather than have them sit around doing nothing I ended up fitting them into my Viva wagon. They were great but didn't quite suit it. I then bought a lovely pair of Recaros, fitted them to the wagon and have the Mx5 seats once again for this car. I had sort of roughed out how I wanted to fit them a while back but not sure exactly where to mount the supports. I needed a Datum. So I scored this beauty... Strangely it came fitted in a freshly imported Hiace van from Japan that I did a load of rust repairs to. The owner didn't like it and agreed to give it to me if I got a decent standard Toyota replacement. This was harder than I thought as most of the old Toyota steering wheels from that era of Hiace have become loose on the top of wheel and so twist in ones hands feeling horrible. But eventually I found a decent replacement, got my prized wheel and promptly fitted it to a boss kit I ordered from overseas. With it taking pride of place I sat the seats in the car and made some carefully measured brrmmm brrmmm sounds and worked out the seat placement... Before work could continue on fitting the seats I needed to machine some locating spacers. But in order to do that I needed to fit the brand new 16mm centre height tools to our replacement lathe of which the stock tool post was set to an absurdly high 12mm, meaning it could only use the little baby 12mm tools available (odd for what is a fairly medium sized lathe). So I needed to machine the tool post down with our old drill mill ... Then I machined these... Which allowed me to sit the seats neatly onto fabricated supports that I welded across the floor, the rear passenger one strengthening the floor where the new pipe tunnel is... I bolted the seats in and was very happy. The seats can go right back giving heaps of leg room for my lanky body but slide forwards more then enough to get into the back. I have mounted them quite far inboard to line them up as best I can with the pedals... I had finished off the pipe tunnel too, leaving it exposed at the back for fitment of pipes. I'll cover those bits with removable lids and will have to modify a section of the rear seat base for clearance. I'll sort out the finishing details once I have welded up the stainless pipe I have bought. Oh also- ages back when I was stripping out the green Imp (number 3 Imp) I found the build sheet. A neat thing to find... I like this bit...
  8. GuyWithAviators

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    Nice score on this. I saw the advert and was tempted but I don’t need 2. I’m just about finished building this one, same as yours; C90 Deluxe. With the form filled out correctly and some stickers it became a C50 Deluxe. They’re exactly the same frame after all, and I’ve repowered this with a 49cc* Lifan. With slightly different to stock gearing it’ll pull me up to 95kph. You’ll enjoy this project.
  9. Vintage Grumble

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    Ha, strangely enough the engine number is very close to what I can see of the frame number. Guess I'll clean the rust up as best I can, and see what I can see. I guess re-registering it would be the logical first step in the project. Hopefully they don't let it go through, and then send me a letter demanding I de-register it, like they did with the GT50. Mind you, C50s should be in the NZ system as scooters.
  10. DB8-TypeR

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    My ST70 turned into a ST50.... vauge is good. Rego'd my DJ1 and accidentally used the engine number as a frame number. AA lady wasnt bothered
  11. Raizer

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    I got mine done with the og black plate easy enough, but you have to send a pic of the frame number from memory.
  12. Truenotch

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    Correct, but there are ways around it. @kdotlowe can probably fill us in on how he did it. Check out this thread too:
  13. Vintage Grumble

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    If it comes up on carjam as "has never been registered" I'm assuming people at rego places won't be able to find trace of it either?
  14. Truenotch

    Truenotch 1982 FA50 Bonsai transporter.

    Went for a good pest this afternoon and explored a bunch of bushy crevices that I'd never been to before: It still needs uprated clutch springs... Hopefully I'll get that done over the Xmas break.
  15. Truenotch

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    It would be great if you manage to re-reg it with the OG black plate too!
  16. oldrx

    Welder buying spam

    Nice thanks man
  17. Vintage Grumble

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    The start and end of the frame number has rusted off, so I'll have to be quite vauge, haha.
  18. DB8-TypeR

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    Have succesfully registered both my classic scoots at local AA, with vaugely accurate frame numbers.
  19. Raizer

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    That is a sweet C50 Deluxe! Was keen as on it myself lol
  20. kyteler

    SHIZZLs Super Hunter smack talk fred

    Let's be honest. The hunter will never test their limits.
  21. Vintage Grumble

    VGs Litter Of Cubs

    So J5 sent me a link to an old Cub, and for reasons unbeknown to myself, I purchased it. I collected it today, turns out it's a C90, and @Raizer mentioned it's a deluxe. I have no idea what year it is (would quite like to know out of interest if anyone knows how to tell?) I don't really have any plans, mebbe slap another motor in it, powder coat the wheels and leave the rest ratty? It was last registered in 88, so would assume the plate is no longer in the system, and it's old enough not to have a VIN number, so I wonder if it could be registered as a classic scooter?
  22. Toddy415

    SHIZZLs Super Hunter smack talk fred

    Im looking at 295 50 15 galaxys @ $239 each vs bfg $555 each
  23. Taistorm

    Taistorms '72 1300

    And how it's sitting just now. Not gonna lie it is super depressing looking at its current state. A few corners have been cut in the build and the exposure to the weather has brought on some surface rust and oxidation. I've been saving hard anyway across the last few months to get a few sheckles together to drop on it. Next step is to sort out a few missing bits for the engine setup. Get someone to sort the exhaust and rear shock setup and go from there. Start smallish with achievable targets to hopefully get the momentum flowing. Wish me luck and hopefully will have some updates across this summer. Cheers
  24. Taistorm

    Taistorms '72 1300

    And now back to the 1300. So this thing sat in a carport at my work, basically in a pool of water across, so bloody depressing to be honest. Eventually when my housing situation changed I was able to shift it home (this was only a month or so ago). I've come to the realisation that I can't afford to get this thing to the standard I envisioned anytime in the near future and motivation and money had basically gone out the window so I made the decision to revert to a carburetor setup. Threw all my efi gear up for sale on fb and had many, many people interested. Ended up swapping setup for a 48mm IDA Weber carby, holley fpr, Carter fuel pump and locked dissy with cash my way with a bloke from the tron. So I finally got a chance to mock it up this weekend as work hours had wound down and my Mrs was away on holiday. The day it came home:
  25. shizzl

    SHIZZLs Super Hunter smack talk fred

    They feel quite soft/sticky. Should have them on it next week At $340 ($85/tyre) delivered they are worth trying out. They do have a 175/45 in these but STA didn't have any
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