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  2. ~Slideways~

    Gav’s Honda N360

    I've been thinking about the lack of reverse, and the fact that I'll have fwd hubs doing nothing. Maybe I could have a reverse motor connected to part of a fwd driveshaft. There may not be enough room to do it since it'd need to have a cv and a solid mounted starter motor and gear. Maybe though.
  3. ~Slideways~

    Gav’s Honda N360

    It's a 2002 Kawasaki ZX12R, I couldn't pass it up. It was from an unfinished race buggy thing so came with everything I need: wiring, ecu, cluster, radiator, inline fuel pump etc etc all set up and running. It's a bit early to be buying the engine since I have a lot of body stuff to do but it came up for sale now, so what am I meant to do...not buy it? I will need to do some cutting to make it fit and the steering rack may cause me some difficulty but I'll know when I take the 360cc out.
  4. datlow

    Polished Rockers March 3 2019

    just saw that online, could prob have a bike running by then
  5. KP_wag

    Gav’s Honda N360

    What flavour donky donk? You're in it for real now, looking forward to seeing the progress...
  6. Today
  7. Thousand Dollar Supercar

    Thousand Dollar Supercar's 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

    Spot the difference between the rear lights - the one on the right with the black-painted chrome piece must be from a 1970s car. Not sure which I prefer. I decided the alternator drive belt needed changing. I bought one then realised the fan and the A/C drive belt needed to come off, and that meant wrestling with overtightened stuff that's difficult to access with my limited range of imperial tools. Got it done today minus buying a new A/C drive belt. More satisfying was fixing the horns. I'm supposed to have a French horn duet but only the low tone was working, and that sounded a bit too polite even for a British car ("Ahem.. boop boop"). I took them off the car to see what was up. This is after cleaning: I'd never disassembled a horn before, but it turns out there's no complex electronics - they use a sort of electromagnetic oscillator to vibrate a diaphragm. My high-toned horn had swallowed too much water, so I used a multimeter to find all the corroded/bad connections and clean them. After reassembly I had to set the adjustment screw to get it to oscillate and then to maximise its volume. Now if any other fellow's driving isn't up to snuff, I can give him what for. Because Jaguar couldn't be bothered fitting a welded nut for the horn mounting, I had needed to take the grille out to unbolt the horns. It made sense to give it a clean. See that badge: Normally it would say 'V12', but six cylinder cars have a big 'S' for 'Stingy'.
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  9. Kiwibirdman

    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    Problem with running down the inside of the draw bar is it's another hole to let in water. Not an issue if the trailer is hot dip galvanized.
  10. ~Slideways~

    Gav's Honda N360

    AWWWW YEAAHHHH
  11. EpochNZ

    Christchurch meets Discussion Thread.

    Link to Facebook page? Clean forgot about it to be honest, but would have been keen for a sharnfest.....maybe a reminder on here a week before?
  12. Starting on a new mould for some 4AGE ITB trumpets but learning from some previous mistakes. Problems from the past are that I've had too little draft angle on some parts that are quite long. Also that some of the excess untrimmed parts end up folding over something and locking the part in place. Also trying to use only 2 pieces when theres no reason not to use more if it makes life easier. Annndddd I think it will be a good idea to add some tabs so I can twist the halves relative to each other to try get the part free. Previously I've damaged the moulds by needing to smash a screwdriver in (or whatever) to get the halves apart. Hopefully this will help! I'm hoping I can make at least four, or even eight from the one set of moulds. I'll also try drill some little holes in the moulds, fill them with wax and then so afterwards I can use some compressed air to blow the halves apart hopefully if they are stuck. The center part of the bell shape still needs to be dissolved out, but cant think how else to get that sweet sweet return angle on it. Worth it... Fingers crossed! Fingers crossed!
  13. Doh, didn't see this one on here or Facebook, or at least Facebook didn't tell me. Next time.
  14. tortron

    Nick's Datto 1600

    Welcome to barrydom
  15. NickJ

    Nick's Datto 1600

    i'll have to check my spares and look into this, could be some fun learning Must admit I have been tempted to park next to the 1200 a few times
  16. kiwiplymouth

    PAINT THREAD

    Keying the surface is important, even a hard grinding disc if you have to. But most non epoxy primers will be porous. Key,clean,spray with epoxy surfacer,not filler primer. I don't think rust can ever be totally killed,just a difference in how much you can slow it down. Once it gets into the metal it changes it on a molecular level,rust is a cunt ,Neil young was right,it never sleeps.
  17. scooters

    PAINT THREAD

    iv just wire wheeled and brushed all the K frame / arms and rails of my 260C with PA10 It wasn't that bad to do but i'll spew if I have to do it again in the next 5 years.
  18. kicker

    Polished Rockers March 3 2019

    Yeah might try and come along
  19. TimShadboltfan27

    Polished Rockers March 3 2019

    A couple of PPSC bum grabbers have expressed keen interest in attending the following event. Anyone else coming along? these are rad events, deffs one of NZ's best bike shows. http://motoevents.nz/polished-rockers-bike-show-upper-hutt/
  20. flyingbrick

    PAINT THREAD

    It must just be UV that it doesnt like.. but if you have the choice between good primer and average primer...? Durepox wont budge no matter what you do . Short of blow torch.
  21. Evan

    PAINT THREAD

    However PA10 is whats saved the bottom 4 inches of Gregs Valiant.
  22. flyingbrick

    PAINT THREAD

    Yup. I used pa10 on something i left outside and after not long iy had cracked and started curling up off the surface
  23. Testament

    PAINT THREAD

    It's pretty avg. Durepox or similar two part epoxy primer is what you want as said 124 times in this thread before.
  24. Yesterday
  25. tortron

    Nick's Datto 1600

    They come in different strengths. This changes the speed at which the piston rises and drops so can prevent fluttering and alter throttle response
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