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  1. painted. 2021-02-14_11-35-37 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-35-02 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-53 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-46 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-38 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-31 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-17 by sheepers, on Flickr
    76 points
  2. Yesterday afternoon I got to make use of the truck when we helped the neighbours do the hay. Every year we and a few other local farmers help them out with the hay and then we all get pissed and eat way more food than one should. Always a grand afternoon out Its been noted that flat deck farm utes suitable for hay are getting less common around these parts so they are super stoked we now have this truck...
    51 points
  3. Many years ago, about 14 years or so, I bought a car off a friend so I could learn to drive and get myself to work. It cost me $400 with reg and wof, and was awesome. That car was a 1976 Morris Marina 1.8 SUPER. It was green ("Spanish Olive"), and it was damn near immaculate at the time. The only issue was that it drank about as much oil as it did petrol and the second gear synchro was slow. I thrashed that for a while, but eventually the Japanese bug bit and I sold it when I picked up a dirt cheap N/A BFMR Familia. I sold it to a young kid who wanted it to learn in like I did, bu
    44 points
  4. Need a ute to carry moulds for the engine project. So I got a 67 El Camino. Picked it up in Tucson and drove it back to CA without too much stress. Has the original 327 with camel hump heads and a modern (/80s) 700r4 trans. Ton of things to sort to make it a daily. Like it doesnt run very well! Timing feels off or vac advance isnt working. Carb seems way too big. It looks good from a distance but dont let the fool you!
    40 points
  5. Got the front crossmember back from sandblasting. The bottom had a few scrapes and dents in it, so made up a skid pate type thing and welded that on. Also while I was there, added a bunch of stitch welds around the whole crossmember. Sprayed some 2k black over it and few other things. Slowly assembling a bunch of things. Diff with new seals and assembled back together and then lifted in to place. Hopefully one of the last lots of zinc plating back. The 4 round bits and top right brackets are for a front brake upgrade (two sets
    39 points
  6. Long time no update. Wanted to try some stuff with the extractors, decided would be better off to make another set that will bolt in same place rather than mod current ones. made these pipes which have a very small taper down so can run a stepped section. port too big to run straight pipe. made a collector. idea was to try cut down the big open space where the 4 pipes connect. this is about how they will go. awaiting the flange and will need a few tweaks here and there. but all pipes are within 10mm of each other as it sits. other than the wor
    39 points
  7. Front crossmember and steering rack back in. Got one side of the suspension and brakes bolted in. Have pieced together a Wilwood Dynapro 4 pot brake upgrade with 250mm rotors. Just fits under my 13" wheels with a 12mm spacer. Got the fuel tank back from powder coating and bolted that up under the car. Has a 255lph Denso in-tank pump with a Holley HydraMat pickup mounted inside. Test fitted the wheels with the 12mm spacers on the front, when this was running I only had 6" wide wheels on the front, so it'll be interesting to see how the extr
    37 points
  8. I brought a bucket-list car! With money to burn from the Datsun 1200 sale, I was watching the market like a hawk. Lots of O.K stuff, lots of stuff that’s 5k darer than it should be, nothing really grabbed me. I had a flurry on a 180b SSS but timing was crook, I looked at the black Chrysler Windsor sedan on trademe with lust (should have got that one perhaps!). We spend 3.5 days at muscle car madness every year and I knew there had to be something interesting for sale out there. there wasn’t. on Saturday morning I spotted an auction for this 1970 coronet, freshly imported, i
    36 points
  9. There's been a 2012 Toyota Aqua 1NZFXE engine on Trademe for $520 a while... 50,000km old, but says it doesnt include any extras just sold as bare block essentially. It's been relisted lots of times over, so I figured it might have been picked dry of parts since the pictures were taken. The only thing I really need that might have been taken was the water pump. But even if it wasnt there, still a decent price for a low km engine I guess. Since it was for sale from a wrecker near my work office in Auckland, I thought I'd pop my head in while I was up there yesterday and see what's le
    36 points
  10. Back track to day 1 of official Galaxie ownership.. Mike got her going for a trip around the block the day before, but unfortunately on the morning of picking up she decided not to play ball.. thankfully my trailer has an electric winch, and with I bit of finesse we managed to squeeze her onto the trailer.. damn this thing is big! Here is where she stayed for a day or two while I cleared the garage out enough for her to (hopefully) fit.. decided to give her a wash at the same time and she came up nice.. a buff of the paint I reckon would make a huge difference but I’ve never done th
    34 points
  11. I've got a bit of downtime until the next race meeting, so took a chance to get some long awaited fabrication work done. I highly recommend Nick at SAFE Engineering in Palmy for anyone who needs automotive fab work / roll cages / other small engineering jobs taken care of. I've been needing to update my harness mounts since the rules changed a little while ago. Nick added a fresh bar to wrap the belts around and keep the harness on a good angle for my new neck restraint. While he was at it, I got him to add jacking points to the sides of the car. The vertical tube goes through the
    33 points
  12. Guess fucking what? Today i did more sanding!!! Fuckin big whoop. Only a few bits left to do now. She's looking pretty good tbh.
    33 points
  13. Well, in a shock turn of events this arrived today. Didn't even know it had been picked up until Brent messaged me saying he was a couple hours away from delivery. Wasn't expecting it until the end of the week. Once again Brent from Classic Towing is a legend. Laid the bed of the truck flat down my steep driveway and winched the car straight into the garage. Its going to be a TON of work, but it seems like a decent solid base to start with. Found the re-rego documents from 1995 in the car, and its been owned by the family since at least then. "Movers of fine automobiles" - Damn
    31 points
  14. mirrors. or more accurately, the things i forgot about and needed to sort out before i finish sand the car. and while we're on the topic. mirrors. or more accurately, the things i took off the guards and put on the doors. "oh no, it hasn't got guard mirrors it cant be Japanese you've ruined it" the guard mirrors are a fucking massive pain in the arse which you'd know if you ever had to live with them. the whole head moves, not just the mirror so as soon as someone walks by the car in a carpark you can no longer see. which necessitates yet another 5 min
    30 points
  15. Got my new front end in for a test fit, Then a mate bought round some 15" SSR Longchamps so gave them a test fit. 15x8's on the front, and 15x8 on the rear with a 20mm adaptor and stock width diff (my diffs 20mm narrower) so will be able to run a fair bit more dish Pretty happy with how they look!
    28 points
  16. Slow 3 weeks but at this exciting time I was waiting until girlface is around to experience milestones with. In the mean time... I got the old busted fella out, found an almost-there replacement bolt and cut+filed it down to size, which technically puts me on one of the starting rungs of the "could fabricate engine from scratch" ladder. It was a relief to finally have a screw extractor work for me instead of deposit hardened steel in a critical area. It then worked for me again removing a nearby busted screw in the ECI. Am I jinxing myself? Thanks to @ProZac's old E
    27 points
  17. had a long day wet sanding and now im super fucked but i got a bit done. first is some pics of how i tape the sandpaper together to fit the long board. the rest is the car about 3/4 sanded. 2021-02-06_05-31-06 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-06_05-31-14 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-06_05-31-21 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-06_05-31-30 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-06_05-31-40 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-06_05-31-54 by sheepers, on Flickr
    27 points
  18. after fucking AGES of pissing about making various spacers and brackets and all sorts of other shit i have finally got the drivers door mirror sitting where i want it. yay. 2021-02-24_07-19-57 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-24_07-19-49 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-24_07-19-39 by sheepers, on Flickr
    26 points
  19. so today i sanded that first coat of primer with 220 and they both came up pretty good so i put a final coat of primer on them. with that done all the priming for the whole car is done (in theory) so i started wet sanding. the wet sanding is going pretty well so far. im sure i wont be saying that by the end but whatever, lets get it done so we can finally get some colour on this thing! 2021-02-01_04-02-30 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-01_04-02-24 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-01_04-02-18 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-01_04-02-
    26 points
  20. Hi team. Its been a long time since the last post. Just thought I'd let you know most of this is back together and i have maybe 5 things left to do before i can drive it. Life has been a bit busy but i'll write up a detailed post when i have a few extra free minutes. keep safe
    25 points
  21. Update time! Took the corona for a wof and it just failed on minor shit horn not working, wiper blades worn and rear tyres stick out further than guards so pretty happy with that. Then not long after a 18rgeu supercharger kit came up on Facebook that a mate of mine sent me the link, turns out it's out of Josh's car (blowncorona) here on oldschool! The deal was too good to pass up so I snapped at it and just want to say a massive thanks to the guys who helped get it up here via wagnats I really appreciate that! Sc12 supercharge
    25 points
  22. I’ve got the flu so it ruined my long weekend plans. I managed a few wee low-key jobs though. blasted the bumper mounts and rust converted, wire wheeled inside the bumper and rust converted too. blasted the bonnet spring and painted cause it because easy access. pulled the rear side markers out pulled a drum off to determine what brakes I had, will do front shortly have made lists comparing prices for repair panels and rails so just waiting on previous owner to tell me what he has on order so I don’t double up.
    25 points
  23. I screwed up one of the pipe lengths. so after many alterations, I'm happy with the lengths and how they look. I think for initial setup i will make a pipe that tapers up slowly from the end of collector as it sits (in place of the ugly pipe tacked on the end) Probably wait till good engine is back in before playing with that section more.
    24 points
  24. Well it went off to the beaters on Friday for the repair cert inspection. There’s only 3 to choose from. 2 in one company. He said he wasn’t interested in any long term projects as he’s semi retired and will retire fully in December.. Said I need to look at the economics of repair. That was the whole email, lol. Mate, your the one charging $515 for an inspection! and I don’t fuck around, Im invested at 3 months turnaround once parts arrive! His co-worker is retiring too so that’s that for Hesson & Bowry. it’s not all doom and gloom, the beater is applying to becom
    24 points
  25. Got the bitch home, just over 2600km later (after small tyre conversion to kms, odo shows 3200ish) Big ups to @Goatfor coming for a roadtrip with me on the way up and then back to Welly. Only one minor hiccup, it was raining from Dunedin south and a gust of air from a passing truck lifted the wiper up past the pillar and then popped it off the ball mount so I had to bodge it back together in the rain on the side of the road but no harm, no foul. Cheers again urrywun for the güd toimz
    24 points
  26. Oh yea fuck I forgot to post this. It's an American sales brochure which clearly shows how even toyota knew how much better the car was without guard mirrors.
    24 points
  27. Tyres. I've been looking at different sizes on 6 and 8 inch rims since I got the wheels trying to get a combo that looks right 225 60 15 on 15x8 rear 185 65 15 on 15x6 front I like the outcome, looks exactly how I wanted. As per other pics, the colour is hard to photograph. It looks more green irl and the match between wheel and body looks better for some reason?
    23 points
  28. Have a half day slot booked every weekend to smash some work on the Commy. Ended up spending the last few weekend slots fucking around with moving lockup shit around. But it's all in good shape now and managed to get some more progress this morning. Stripped the rest of the interior out. Stupid me should have done this before painting the floor (I forgot to take out the sound deadining from under the back seat) At least I now have full access for rewiring the interior. Going to spend a couple of days cleaning, vaccuming and tidying up the interior before doing anything more in there. Ne
    23 points
  29. Since I already had the clear coat I decided to re-do the hazy rear marker lamps too. Helped! and some stance inspiration
    23 points
  30. Boring up date on this turd Got the shits with stock ecu being a turd, and installed a g4x atom. wired it in to stock loom leaving the stock plugs in place as well. so could plug stock ecu back in. went something like this: had it running with basic tune in a day. then a while to get the alpha n tune and cold start, a/c idle up's with the stock isc to work nice. tbh i got lazy and never finished it properly and only has a road tune on it that spend an hour or 2 on. still, drives way better than stock ecu an uses quite a bit less gas. somewhere along the line i
    23 points
  31. That week (the week before Kumeu) I decided to get my mechanic mate to run it through for a WOF.. he managed to score the least sympathetic old car guy at the workshop, but that was all good as it meant the car got a good going over (sorta). He failed it on a worn LF steering ball joint, LF wheel bearing play, and LR axle seal leak. Bit bummed to say the least but my mechanic mate said “she’ll be right” so I took the car to Kumeu and had a blast! This was the first time I was able to take an old car to the show and drive through all the crowds and park up on the field, and went
    22 points
  32. What more is there to say? It's not even the weekend yet and already the achievement is unlocked. I popped down to the garage this morning not so much to work on the car, but to test the theory that adding a ground to the starter might help. It didn't, but having the battery in the car again also allowed me to check clearance for the battery and order the Marina its own one. NS60SMF, the same as the TVR but with the terminals swapped. After cranking a few times the poor jump pack just couldn't keep up, so I resorted to hooking the Corolla up with jump leads and giving it a boost.
    21 points
  33. Bought this cheap outdoor furniture at the red shed several years ago. Thought the kids would have stuck their feet through the plastic basket stuff by now. But it still looks mint! The frame however must have been made from old vws and morris minors. Most people would chuck it away, but I'm making a stand on single use furniture. They all weirdly had rusted out in the same spot, so chop chop, zap zap, grindy grindy, and... Done. Still need to do the two seater.
    21 points
  34. Keen for a photodump-a-thon like last year?
    21 points
  35. Back track to Day 2 & 3 of Galaxie ownership.. getting her running.. My best mate is a Ford know it all (knows more than me anyway) so he helped me out a lot with getting her running.. we went through all the basics.. Pertonics was fitted but I read that they can get stuffed if you bugger around with them so I erred on the side of caution and took it out and went back to points.. bought all the stuff for a full service including new points, plugs, oil, and all the stop leak options I could find cos she leaks a little here and there. I discovered the earth cable from the back of
    21 points
  36. So checking out new motor. Has water cooled egr valve and water cooled crank case vent tube. Guess they try do everything possible to stop knock or misfire with a big egr amount. Interesting stuff, that, can fuck right off. The electric waterpump arrangement looks easy to wire up, 4 pin plug with two big and two small wires. Will be 12v, earth, then i suspect pwm input and maybe a return signal or just voltage for pwm perhaps. It looks like it would be easy to retrofit a mechanical pump setup or vice versa. Id like to keep the ewp for nerdy reasons but i suspect mechan
    21 points
  37. I had a fiddle with the indicators last nite and found a broken cancelling cam so added one to rockauto cart. Pulled what’s left of the fuel tank out, totally roached. Even the sender is just a blob of rust! also found another 3 dead bees/wasps inside the steering column..it’s a sign it needs to be a super bee clone!
    21 points
  38. made this go back on. 2021-02-27_04-51-12 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-27_04-51-22 by sheepers, on Flickr also made the front bumper go back on but i didnt take a picture of that because im useless at remembering to take photos.
    20 points
  39. Also here are two terrible photos of the bottom of Matahina Dam. Sploosh. IMG_20210208_125236_1 by John Bell, on Flickr IMG_20210208_125232 by John Bell, on Flickr
    20 points
  40. I use this van every day for my small residential building company so when I saw this plate pop up I felt it fitted perfectly. We carry everything you need to build a house in this box and somehow it all fits like some weird game of tetris at the end of each day
    19 points
  41. So yeah, life work etc got in the way back to sensible work hours and 5 days a week borrowed a trailer and bought it home got up early this morning cleared the shed out and by this evening will attempt to remove panels tomorrow and start cleaning and find places to stash them and strip down the other engine and find somewhere for the other g.box
    19 points
  42. Been using the car a bit and one of the few modern things I miss is central locking. I'd bought a kit years ago but never put it in as it was a bit cheap looking, so shouted myself a new high-torque kit from Bluewire (Aus) that is supposed to be great for classic cars... And pulled a rear door card off, looks like back in the day I'd used masking/insul tape and almost gladwrap-spec plastic sheet as a moisture/dust barrier... So thought I'd do it properly, scraping off all the old mastic and cleaning things up first... And pulled the door mechanism out. Also wanted to free thing
    19 points
  43. Gave the garage a good dung out this afternoon, had to push the car out. Gave it a wash while it was out. Didn't magically reassemble itself unfortunately. Bloody hell it looks sorry for itself. This year is the year ;-). That is all.
    19 points
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  45. Nothing but love for the good times that is Wagnats Arriving Wednesday just after midday was perfect for quiet chill time. Reading books and a swim Loved the River Float , Bridge Sunsets , Armco truck watching ,Rogers Corn Fritters , Nikis Tequila Cake for Alan, a ride in Bens Barra Turbo Panelvan & Hugging all my Internet Friends who I love very dearly. Thanks homies. Till next time
    19 points
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