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  1. Picking this up in a week, essentially 1 owner; under 100km; plastic taken off door cards a year ago; fitted sheepskins have never been off; rear carpet always covered deceased owner owned a Toyota dealership, which religiously services it every 6 months with full log books. YFactory Air; steer; 7 seater. It’s a honey. Down in Melbourne so a 20 hour road trip coming up. Tried to buy a year ago but grandson selling it was a mess to deal with. This time around his uncle much more reasonable. Too mint to stuff around with too much. prefer the other style grille that i h
    10 points
  2. Put a few centrepunches where the bearing presses into on the alloy housing
    7 points
  3. I'm feeling left out cos I'm not spannering on a ride, I did however take the 19's off the support ute and put the 15's with a lot of sidewall back on in anticipation of the motu.
    7 points
  4. and away it goes. i hope the new owner gets all he wants from the ownership. i learned some things while building this car. mainly that my heart wasn't in it, it had to many doors and i just wasn't in to it. I really struggled for motivation towards the end and thats SO not me. anywho, lessons learned. on to the coupe. 2018-11-02_07-48-39 by sheepers, on Flickr
    6 points
  5. I saw my bike in the shed the other day, aint ridden it in like a month, i'm sure it will be fine/don't fail me Chinese Honda reliability!
    6 points
  6. If you opened the motor, you'd probably find a few more bearings like that/ better not to know.
    5 points
  7. Just ordered a new set of gloves. Planning to ride tomorrow till my tank runs out and get an idea on the distance to a tank. Pining hard. This time next week I’ll be over the other side of the Motu. Hopefully near Rere falls!
    4 points
  8. Fuck yeah forums back. Scooter spam Go!
    4 points
  9. so this thing has turned into a big job... went and pulled the galaxie outside and give the engine bay a full degrease and waterblast. then i wasn't happy with the finish paintwork on the firewall wheel tubs and pretty much everything. was coated was looks to be underbody sealer so looks super rough. so began sanding it off then i pulled it apart some more to help with the sanding process Then when i got sick of doing some sanding i stripped some stuff of the engine so now im at the point where ive fully stripped it and wanting
    4 points
  10. Pulled scooter apart too check back brakes bearings spinning freely in the alloy housing whacked them out and backsides of them are open to absolutely no grease so purchased some new ones on the way home and some loctite 680, I hope that works oh and grabbed some of supercheaps finest lime green rattle can paint
    3 points
  11. Just sing "Get ya motor running" to yourself on repeat, like I do.
    3 points
  12. Waiting on parts and so there is a lot of things half done. Put the face back on, and swapped the big round FSO badge out for a black an old Fiat one, matty b over the pitted chromed plastic to murder it. Tidied up a lot of the wiring, all sorts of hacks and redundant add ons removed! Drivers side wiring wrapped in self amalgamating tape, much better looking than the factory packing tape stuff. Passenger side cant wrap it yet, but - moved the coil position and wiring tidied, - window washer pump relocated and old one it was cable tied to removed - fu
    3 points
  13. Need to do updates more often so they're smaller! Put the tray on as I needed to see where I could run the fuel and brake lines. Also borrowed a pair of wheels off one of my parent's cars, to test the tire sizing. Bought a fuel filter and made a stainless steel bracket to hold it. Made some mounts for the rear bumper to bed brackets, as they were welded on before. Got out the LED tail lights that I've had for ages and made up some stainless brackets and polished them. Started running the brake line out of copper-nickel tube.
    3 points
  14. Maybe I should mount the front guard at stock height....
    2 points
  15. Damn, those are nice! I've been chatting with the joka who owns this (and should be dropping by the forums at some point). Got a wild Z20et build bored out to take z24 pistons etc etc.
    2 points
  16. I wonder if I get AA plus then sabotage my bike at the end of the ride it'll get shipped home for free? Only kidding, I'm way too mean to buy AA plus.
    2 points
  17. I've been doing a bit more work on my closed loop ignition computer thingy. I've got all of the code working but still fine tuning things like how long each set of tests needs to run for. I've found that it works really well at say 3000rpm and 80kph, but then higher rpm than this it gets confused, lower rpm than this it gets confused. At about the 80kph region with my ignition map set to be 10 degrees across the board. On flat road it stabilizes at 40something degrees advance. Cool! But then at lower or higher rpm, it keeps wanting to pull the timing back even from 10 degrees.
    2 points
  18. Soldered trigger wire back on, now back to hooning, need another good ride under its belt before next weekend.
    2 points
  19. reassemmbled it and got the headlight on close enough, Took it for a blat up the road and it cut out on the way back. Don't know if it flooded itself or something fucky is going on but its now tomorrows problem
    2 points
  20. Seat is done. So stoked. Riding to work tonite
    2 points
  21. What have I done recently.... Fuck all! my mate scored a Ute so we stripped it out and as Payment for doing it and storing it at my place he gave me the diff. It’s an H165 which is a bit bigger and gruntier than the standard H145 in it now. Ill get around to swapping it in at some point. It’s not a straight bolt in affair but achievable in a day with some wee mods. its got a new 2in exhaust all the way through with 1 reasonably new muffler that was kicking around, made a decent difference to performance, has a great rasp to it and dosent hit the ground or body! It’
    2 points
  22. so i decided that i would keep up with the normal oldschool tradition and pull my car apart once shes all legal. so the other issue this car had was the carb setup it had some unknown brand cheap carb that you couldn't get it to run mint on. so the plan was to put a four barrel manifold on to help it breathe as it only had a two barrel one currently. but the plan was to do that after the cooling system was done. but when i removed the waterpump it had a pipe that joints the waterpump and manifold well that pipe broke due to being rusty and old
    2 points
  23. @Hayholes mum hooked me up with a new tank paint job and sticker combo that looks fully sick! (the blue CB tank is for my AX100) free html images
    1 point
  24. This things been put on hold for a while. Pretty much too many projects and the missus not too happy about me working on them. Plus they're all out at my parents place. I've been trying to spend my time getting my Vauxhall and cf Bedford roadworthy. So it's about time I got started on it again. Put on a headlight I've had stashed for a while. Really suits the style of the bike.
    1 point
  25. Yip, my c50 has both rear wheel bearings held in using the punch and loctite bearing retainer method, also have an engine that’s holding its main bearings the same way, hasn’t failed yet
    1 point
  26. After having talked to @Gozza about injection and running through some general settings stuff for his megasquirt he's built to run on his Triumph straight six I have realised that I had been running injection timing on the V6 in my previous Viva potentially out of sync. @Guzzi Rat listen up There might be some potential idling improvement to come... So I had set up the injection as batch. Two seperate banks of three injectors. I had 'timed' the injector opening times to coincide with the engines firing order. I was trying to explain this to Steve (Gozza) so he could do something sim
    1 point
  27. Yeah both those options will sort ya out
    1 point
  28. They'll look slick with some small tyres.
    1 point
  29. Just need to wire in usb plug and fit a relay to run it then we in business
    1 point
  30. No updates apart from bottom end of the engine is done. Ended up sleeving the block to use the pistons that were already in it. Next job is reco the head and convert to unleaded. Body is on hold until the 2 Door GT is finished at R3 and then onto this one straight away
    1 point
  31. Looks like the full toolkit is in there... And was going to put new set of points in, but may have to remove magneto...? Not keen to get too far into it if it's running tbh... And more bits for the TT arrived, no real excuse anymore just gotta pick something and get into it...
    1 point
  32. for those wondering what became of the old Tranny.............. My brother bought it, and took it to Tauranga. He has fixed the brakes, and a few other bits and pieces, given it a good clean etc. and got it running and driving well. As I type it is now on its way to Avalon TV Studios in Wellington for its first job, starring in a NZ film about gang life in the 60's and 70's, as a Police van!
    1 point
  33. Hey Hogan, old thread I know, but I bought this car off you last year and only just saw this thread. The car is going good and it gets driven a fair bit on the nicer days. Not much has changed except the repair to the damage the transport guy inflicted (and refused to pay for), stripped and painted wheels, exhaust etc. Did you manage to get the old plates off the owner?
    1 point
  34. All the bits are clearcoated. Came up alright, got way too many runs on the cab, but that's okay as I'll be re-coating it all again once it's assembled with some flatter clear. At least it's all sealed up now. Installed some black fender welt between the bed and the guards. Started installing some of the parts. Put the door latches in, had to replace one of the springs behind the interior handle on the left side as it had snapped. Squeezed some Dynamat on to the outer skin of the doors and wooow what a difference that made to the whole door including t
    1 point
  35. A bit overdue on an update. Undersealed the cab, came up pretty good! Flipped the cab back over and sanded all of the inside and door jambs. Then put some epoxy primer on. High build primed the dash and a few of the panels that will be visible once done, so they sanded up smooth and just sprayed the primer as a surfacer on the rest. Once I got it all sanded down and filled the little bits that needed doing sprayed some colour on. Pretty happy with how it turned out, other than a couple of small sags on the dash, but I'll sand them out later.
    1 point
  36. EA falcon tbi unit jizzes the fuel on top of the throttle plate. EA falcons raced at bathurst Must be good
    1 point
  37. My parents came back from America and brought back a bunch of parts for me. Nothing really too exciting, just some headlight parts, steering column rebuild bits and various rubbers that I needed. The slightly exciting parts here were door arm rests and exterior door handles. There is some cool bits coming in a container soon though! They also picked up some NOS optional fog lights for a Chevy truck which are cool. The ignition switch that I got didn't work in the original bracket that fits into the dash, so tried to come up with ideas on where to put it. Came up with this,
    1 point
  38. Received the order of parts from England, had to pay GST which was a bit annoying. My dad had some spare Jaguar hubs and calipers laying around and they had better condition calipers on them than what my ones were, so swapped them and gave them a sand blast ready to paint. Painted and installed new seals, pistons and dust boots. Fully assembled caliper with all new parts, apart from the pad pins and anti-rattle springs because the ones I bought ended up being too short to fit for some reason. Painted the front end and all the other bits that needed doing
    1 point
  39. I ain’t dead. My flatmate gave it a quick flat and buff while I was in ozzy so it looks a lot better now! Also shortened struts all painted and installed with mk1 golf shocks, cleaned up and under sealed the inner guards before that. ended up taking 2 coils off the Dobi springs to get it to where it needed to be. The ride is great, haven’t bottomed out or come close to it. i put the new 1/4 window rubbers in, they are great. Only thing was that they don’t stay open when hooning along, the rubbers too..rubbery and they spring closed. I could leave them open when it’s parked
    1 point
  40. Made some mounts for the gauges. Also made a mount to add some strength between the pedal box and dash. The wiper motor was just dangling around with the single mount so made another that connects it down to the bottom of the dash. Once they were made there wasn't much else that needs access from behind the dash so I welded the dash in. This is the second heater mount I made, the other one didn't look right as it didn't go up as high and wasn't the correct angle. Attached it with some rivnuts on the original firewall stiffeners or whatever they are.
    1 point
  41. Went and bought a bunch of things to finish of the air bag system. Got a couple of water traps between the compressor and tank now. There's already a decent amount of moisture in them from a few fills as you can see. Bought a pressure gauge as well, just to check on what it's doing occasionally. Trying to get all the correct fittings for everything to work was a mission haha. The 3/8" line coming off the tee is for the huge air horns that I have, it's sooooo loud! Waiting on the laser cutter at work to be fixed so I can cut out some brackets to hold all the lines in
    1 point
  42. Fixed all the rust holes in the lower radiator panel. Forgot to take photos of the progress but nothing really exciting anyway. Bogged up all the pitting in it and gave it a couple coats of paint, along with the brackets that go behind the grill bars. Made up the air lines that go to the rear air bags. Made the left hand one with not too much trouble and then made the other side incorrect, as it had to go a different route because of the fuel tank fittings, and would of fouled on the deck frame. Got it right the next go though. Of course had to give it a test!
    1 point
  43. Finished off the left side of the inner fender and have nearly finished the other side. Decided on where to put the fuel filler, so went and bought a flush pop-up filler cap so it can be hidden on the c-notch cover. Came with a steel weld-in bung, was really good quality over-all (unlike the chinese one I tried first), but didn't like how the cap had a slight roundness on top, so chucked it in the lathe which fixed that. Bung welded in and cleaned up. Wanted the c-notch cover to be painted some sort of satin black but also to be pretty durable. Decided t
    1 point
  44. Sandblasted and zinc sprayed all the parts that go inside the doors. Also stripped the rubbers and glass out of the vent window frames, sandblasted, epoxied, primed and painted them in 2K black. Did the same to the door and bonnet hinges except did them in the blue. I have already used just over 3 litres of blue so far! Will need to get some more at some stage. Now that all the glass has been removed I made some wooden templates and sent them off to get some new ones cut. Should be done next week sometime and then the doors can be assembled. I have
    1 point
  45. I took some quick shots this morning before work just in case anyone crashed into it
    1 point
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