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  1. So time has finally come to find a place for my barely interesting, mildly entertaining diy thread. It is definitely old and I'm sure you have seen one dropping the kids off at school. Oldschool.co.nz it is. This car has slowly brought me back down to earth from my 'Big Plans' (What motorcycle engine?). Learning the basics outta my parents (now mine) garage and basically getting it back on the road. Born in 1968 she managed to escape the city grind and found her way to NZ shores, finally residing in Wellington and for many moons sitting in Continental Cars as a parts shelf, then up
    13 points
  2. I scrubbed the underside, etched the bare metal and 2k primed the keyed areas a couple months ago. Managed to underseal 90% of it last night. Once I have finished making the appropriate alterations to the inner guard, I'll spray those and the front chassis. Not much fun with only axle stands for height. Mentally it's a good step towards getting finished. I'll fix up any bare areas later on though.
    9 points
  3. Finally I got my arse in gear and towed the old banger to my mates place. He's said I can take as long as I want but I'm aiming to get it done within 3 weeks. pics... Eastbound & down. Settled in nicely Slightly more holes than i first thought but still not too bad, Eviction notice served on headlamp bowl squatters. More updates on the way thick and fast, hopefully.
    5 points
  4. People can't even fit wheel nuts correctly. Requiring a cert for a pedal swap is completely justifiable IMO
    4 points
  5. Im keen on this Ill hit up couple of mates with 50s and bring trailer load down.
    4 points
  6. Couple of found items in support vehicle no.2. - 1 x can of monster energy drink, full - 2 x cans of diesel bourbon and cola, empty -1 x spring washer - 1 x nut (could possibly be paired with spring washer) - 1 x GN125h motorcycle, Red, slightly used. Pm me if you are missing any of the above.
    4 points
  7. And then this happened. Engine started rattling at idle while I was working on tune. Found some metal on top of the piston. Pulled the head and found it had dropped a hardened valve seat. Damage was very minimal due to it happening at idle. The engine had always been a heavy breather since I bought it so decided to freshen it all up. Bore was worn and was already at .60thou so I had it sonic tested and got it taken out to .90 thou. Crank was ok so fitted new bearings. Reused the Kent 234 camshaft as that was all ok. Fitted a NOS dual row timing chain. Ha
    4 points
  8. Haha the zuk already hits the limiter on most streets in Auckland One mate text me back saying hes in So got the street magic and a zoomer on the trailer so far
    3 points
  9. Nice. Proper 1592cc on top of a 1608cc gasket, cylinder 1 at left.$35 each so i ordered two 'just in case'. the fire rings on the front and rear cylinder were tapped by the pistons and the front coolant passage right above the water pump made the cylinder part of the cooling system Disconnected the things, lifted the head and swapped the gaskets, and soon enough back as per, but with lots of little things done tidier. Yeah looking good. No leaks no bubbles. Bit tappy but pretty sure its valve shims need doing and not rod knock based on my big screwdriver e
    3 points
  10. Also @sentra back up plan if slightly damp or certain cars cant make the upward part is to use the road to drive from lower gate back to top gate by garage indicated in red. Then slide down and around indicated in blue.
    2 points
  11. note to self, fibre glassing is a cunt of a job.
    2 points
  12. So lame needing a cert for fitting a factory brake pedal
    2 points
  13. You haven't had much luck with dicks crashing into you lately! May I suggest
    2 points
  14. Well its been awhile since parked this up. going home for Christmas, looking forward to dragging this out and finishing off some of the odd jobs left to do on it. also managed to find a full set of NOS mazda chrome hubcaps have been keeping an eye out for a set of these for such a long time pretty stoked to have found some. hoping to tidy up the interior when get back, re-cover the door cards and dash and maybe clean or paint the hood lining or replace it. also want to weld up the hole someone cut to put a head unit in the dash and then put the original stereo blank back in.
    2 points
  15. Yeah, i figured something like that, i haven't looked inside it (and probably wont!), but it kinda felt and sounded like those gears were spinning on the shaft or something. i had a cursory look before i installed it and it seemed clean/nothing obviously broken, which is the full extent of my gearbox checking/testing/fixing skillz, but i will look at the diagrams and see if i can get my head around it. Im glad the engine seems ok too, im hoping the tapping is just valve clearances and not something more serious from hydrolocking or something, but the bottom ends of these engines are
    2 points
  16. Gimme gimme gimme. I'll do great things to it.
    2 points
  17. Hah no one wants the gn. Can't say I blame them
    2 points
  18. Great success on the water this weekend! Did a couple of laps around the bay, initially she was running rich so dropped the needle down in the carb. Power picked up a lot after leaning the mixture. Goes mint for a little engine, had three guys in the dinghy and towing two other guys in Kayaks, moved along ok. Went out to a fishing spot and caught a Kawai. Smoked it for dinner. Success.
    2 points
  19. Famous last words..... Was on my way 2 Ohope to kick off East Cape Ride when just before Edgecumbe it started to bog and die, clutched in and it stopped running. Whipped the exhaust off to be greeted with this sight again. (Interesting that it did almost 80kms of WOT before killing itself again which was the same kms it did when it killed the 1st BBK) AA roadside rescue/sharns thanks to @cletus and @RUNAMUCK got me to J5s place where I jumped on a loaner CT110 and delivered the post round the coast all weekend which was so sweet Whipped the head off at Johns t
    2 points
  20. still progress is happening had a good look over the parts painted in primer and gave some bits a quick scuff then fired some gloss black on and painted the timing cover and oil filter housing And the same on the inlet manifold too also did the exhaust manifolds in high temp silver then gave the motor some loving Also when i stripped the motor i found this in the sump had to have a bit of a think to figure out where its from. but the sump also had plenty of rocks and dust collected in there too And the only rea
    2 points
  21. Got the FA back from @Raizer and have set about finishing the last few jobs. It's now got a Technigas Next R pipe from a Suzuki Lets and a Keihin carb on a 90° adaptor to sit the carb away from the rear wheel. I made up a bracket to hold the spanny in place and threw on a filter from a box of parts. I've been testing it today and the thing is hilarious to ride. The 2 speed FS50 trans has always been geared up massively (because I fitted a 14" FA50 wheel), so it takes quite a bit of speed before it gets on the pipe... At the moment it starts to make power above 60kph, and
    2 points
  22. So....something awesome happened on Saturday. After more than 6yrs of ownership, I finally got to drive the coupe. I don’t think it’s moved under its own power since 1989... It’s super super super low, therefore the fronts need winding up a tad. a tune is needed too as it is clearly running rich. The clutch and brakes worked to plan and I can feel it has a load of grunt It’s nice to see it in the shed facing the other way for once and even nicer reversing it in like that. Now to button up the leaks and squeaks then I will look to book the cert inspection
    2 points
  23. my radiator was in good nick and cleaned, but was not good enough for my modified engine, temperature fluctuated all the time. You need to check the fan type too, as some are specified as being designed to blow, suck or both (both is usually the most common but worst type as it does neither job most efficiently)
    1 point
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  25. I think excess nang. It happened after 5mins at max velocity... so probably a heat issue. No harm in adding some chamfer to the ports for next time though.
    1 point
  26. It's okay, you can say "4AGE" in here, it's a safe place. 4 cams! Where did you fit those?
    1 point
  27. yea shit its looking a bit crap ay? see how it pans out through the week.
    1 point
  28. Track day on Friday went much the same as the last, with different problems. I had new brushes put in the alternator which solved my lack of charging. I had some overheating issues last time, if the gauge is correct. Was getting up around 95-100 degrees, so I cut the spring out of the thermostat and removed the innards, leaving just the body- I've heard that crossflows don't like having the thermostat housing empty? Anyway, it didn't fix my issues. Driving to the track was fine, sat around 81 degrees. As soon as I got on track it climbed to around 90 when I decided to call it quits on the
    1 point
  29. Well; late last year I bid on a 1963 Honda Basketcase on Trademe and won! I went and picked it up from Auckland, the old owner turned out to be a cop with an obsession for old Honda's. He had a couple of Benlys, an old C110 and a couple of first edition Goldwings. I picked up the bike and it looked like this: It sat there doing absolutely nothing for quite a while. Safe to say it was pretty chooched. Then one day I walked down the road in Kuala Lumpur and saw this: We were late for something else and just walking passed so I took a quick photo and added it to my google maps i
    1 point
  30. Well the brake dream didn’t pan out. Couldn’t bleed up a decent pedal, tried lots. chewed off the flare on brake pipe, scored another one, still shit, tried to bleed the master and snapped off the bleed. Broke the easyout in it also. found a spare master so though I’d swap out but the tube nuts on the car are wasted and it was going to Be a major. Bled them again and didn’t improve. Bled the back brakes and the pedal came back, but disappeared again when going back to the front. said fuck it drove out the next morning to the track day, had a few canes and loved it!
    1 point
  31. Got this thing a wof now so its one step closer to being useable. Got more rust fixed and put some proper size tyres onto the back. Think it needs the carb looked into as she doesn't run the best when cold. Good old Mitsi auto chokes. Anyways whats an update without pictures. Just after WOF on the way back home and after some more paint and some proper tyres to replace the rubber bands.
    1 point
  32. Finally got the A-arms back today so decided to get the front end mocked up so I can start working out the mounts for LJ torana rack and plumb the front brake lines.
    1 point
  33. Just got back from a succesful 80km test ride, other than almost doing a shakotom and ending up in the native down a bank all is sweet. Bit doughy with the 15t sprocket on but its happy sitting on 70-75kph at 8000rpm on the flat so that better than being tapped at 70kph doing 10000rpm. Still got a weird issue where it sometimes cuts out when you close the throttle at high speed but thinking its too rich on the pilot/idle circuit. Pulled the spanny off to give the head bolts another retorque now Iv done 150kms, piston and bore still look good through the exhaust port so im confi
    1 point
  34. After a days sanding this first skim of epoxy has closed up the gaps and made the bonnet nice and flush with the fenders. got one more light skim to do and another days sanding and she’s done.
    1 point
  35. Just starting to prep the bonnet to close in these factory gaps..they are massive.
    1 point
  36. Chassis will be away next week so thought I’d make a start on sorting out the bonnet
    1 point
  37. Nah, its one I used to race in the mid/late 80's. It wasn't Rendles one. Didn't his one have strut's? I can't remember, but one of those HB's racing around then was running them. I remember it had its front wheels tucked right in/under. This one still had the OEM Viva frontend fitted. I got it from a guy in Wanga's. It was colored red when i bought it. Fitted the Cheb from out of my Monaro. At one time, the car was run by the Miller's (from out of Masterton I think) and originally built by HESKETT. I raced at Thunder Park when I could afford to get up there. Sold it at the end of the 80's, and
    1 point
  38. Ahhh .... oh for the days when we all drove 8's ... our tires were fat and our women skinny.
    1 point
  39. Thanks mark..has been a full on 5 months to get to this stage. the green hb wagon was Steve hildreds old drag car..we sold it and it got painted silver and black..if you look on YouTube under chris Wright meremere you will see it getting rolled about six times. im trying to keep most things on the car from the late seventies early eighties.
    1 point
  40. Me and Dad raced this one many moons ago wagon was Steve hildreds old drag car..we sold it and it got painted silver and black..if you look on YouTube under chris Wright meremere you will see it getting rolled about six times.
    1 point
  41. yesterday we managed to get the motor back in the ute, ran it up to temp and took it on a few test runs, it goes well and ticks over nicely and most importantly no smoke! it started up really easy, wound it over until the oil light went out, then it fired up, adjusted up the timing and it idles nice and drives well. the ute has so many rattles from having no door rubbers on and need to sort out the tailgate latches to go tight, but pretty stoked its finally good to use need to take it for a good drive then re-torque head and check valve lash, then its on to doing the little jobs
    1 point
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