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  1. So yeah, took this to the beach. About to go out to the shed and watch it dissolve into a pile of rust. but for now a video: Gearing isn't the best for sand. but other than that and melting the clutch once, it went real well
    24 points
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  3. Not a lot happening as i am still broken as fuck, but pain is just signals in the brain so I ignore it and carry on as much as I can. Passenger seat is in after significant dicking with the engine cover. Way less welding needed to the actual seat though. The inner bit of cover might need a bit more bracing, but it lifts and clears the seat ok. I will make sure the rad cap is positioned in this gap. I even got the wife to sit in it to make sure it was comfy enough for her, she seemed generally satisfied although the hood lining got the stink eye.
    6 points
  4. made the bottom radiator brackets.(was going to flod up some alloy tabs and weld them to the rad but i want to be able to get replacement parts off the shelf and bolt them in with out modifying them ) still need to do some trimming on them but they work..i also used adhesive rubber on all the rad sides.
    6 points
  5. Its been a while, for two main reasons, but I'm still here, and for now, so is the BMW. The first reason has been that despite putting some KM on the BMW, it's been pretty reliable and solid. I even ticked over the magical 300,000KM mark the other week. The other reason is that a while back I was offered a car that I basically only have one chance to own in my life. There is a very long story around how I still don't have that car, but basically I have been trying to sell the BMW to get funds and space to buy the other car, but without success. I have had a stupid amount of stupid p
    4 points
  6. Bought a house last year so I’m a lot more budget minded now, that and what I don’t spend on the house gets spent on cars so every cent counts being a Jew on everything but cars I’ve decided to try my hand at some super tidy furniture for the house on a budget. started with a dining table. luckily I did some elect work for one of our fabricators at work so I’m getting all the legs steel, fabbed and painted for free picked up a pine laminate slab from Bunnings. $115 for 2100x900 and about 30mm thick using the stain in the picture plus a clear with Saturn finish. Th
    3 points
  7. Need to find a fender deep river to wade through, should rinse off the salt. I love how in all your videos yours is often the only victorious truck on the hard bits, is that flattering editing or are you really just owning the safaris/cruisers (and rangers lols)
    3 points
  8. @azzurro Are they Weber 152 made in Spain versions? if they are it’ll be the progression holes causing the issue. Or lack of, there should be 4 or 5 holes but the 152’s only have 3. The 4th hole should be directly over the butterfly. Have a look how many holes it has, they are under the bigger brass flat head cap screw on the engine side. One for each throttle body. Edit, like this:
    3 points
  9. bit more carb tutuing, upped the main jet to 135, better on transition, but maybe too rich on WoT. diddled with the the idle mix, ok, but still a bit funny. Read and reread my various carb books. decided to tweaked the floats, as the carbs are on a 12* angle to horizontal, (max recommended is 5*), the lower or inside side float will tend to cut off the needle valve earlier than it should making the fuel level low, especially in the upper or outside fuel well: ...and as it is written, so it comes to pass... Bent the inside float up a bit, and left the outer as it
    3 points
  10. Me and a mate had been looking for new project bike for a while, trawling through Trademe and FB marketplace. This CB350 popped up as an unfinished project that the previous owner wanted move on to fund some of his other Honda classics. Perfect tank shape and in the condition where we don't feel bad chopping and changing a classic. As all good projects start, I picked up the bike in pieces, threw it in the back of the ute and raced home to check it out in detail. Did a loose mockup and pretty much everything thing is there. The previous owner painted the frame which w
    2 points
  11. Got that all repaired and going into the last race of the season had a few things to sort out. Brakes were leaking at the rear still, so i pulled the calipers apart and found the seals were not the same size as the standard Toyota ones, really annoyed as they were done here in CHCH at great expense by a well known company. While I was at it I replaced the front ones as well just to be safe as they looked like they were starting to leak as well. I've had some 1mm Titanium brake pad backing plates made up for all the calipers which I'm hoping will protect the seals until I can rep
    2 points
  12. It does pretty well against safaris and the likes in the mud/dirt. but not really night and day difference like in the sand. The lower tyre pressure, power and less weight combo makes it work on the sand. sits on the top and arab spec it on the limiter. plus can just send it over any bumps with the coilovers and hydro bumps
    2 points
  13. Hell yeah, launching off the top of the dunes when the others couldn't even make it up is pretty boss
    2 points
  14. I added another gay Honda to the collection (temporary) today. I wasted no time in putting the factory shocks back in so I could nab the konis for the crx. The teg is reg on hold but has a bit of A pillar rust and a rust hole by the rear window. I'm hoping some other sicko buys it as is or I'll part it out when I get back. Its got aftermarket cams exhaust and prelude brakes. Got a few goodies for the crx and shuttle too, spoon baffled sump, spare cv shafts and starter. Koni damper adjustable shocks and a set of hawk pads for the big brakes on the shuttle Oh and a b20
    2 points
  15. cool.. so cool The only idea I want to stick in your head is..... Patrol arms are really stiff they hang up on the pin end.. The eye style of a 80 series are much nicer I think from off road point of view.
    2 points
  16. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well - or so they say. I usually come from the 'if it works then meh' school of thought but it's been nice to do this along side the mechanic at work and learn a thing or two about the engines I love. I've never claimed to have much mechanical knowledge. I mean, I can do basic things; clean carbs, bolt/unbolt things. I've done a few 2T top ends too. I understand whats happening with motors and such, but I've never been super confident with going gung ho and ripping stuff apart. So basically when we were in Kuala Lumpur I had a shop I knew from my
    2 points
  17. While this was all happening last night I was at home sick. Greg was only allowed to drive it in and out of the workshop without me there. Today we will go up and down the service lane......with massive smiles on our faces.
    2 points
  18. Bit more progress, have built the intake pipes and mounts to get the filters where I want them. The filters replace the fog lights and sit in the front bumper so should give nice cold air, but building the brackets to get them to sit in the right place was super fiddly, hope I never prang the front end as everything is just so... Being low to the ground I also wanted to shield the filters from dust/splash back from the front wheels so I picked up a couple of $10 mini rubbish bins and cut to suit, they made nice little cowls and there are decently strong with three anchorage points
    2 points
  19. I guess I finally got enough courage to fix the rest of the rust. Had plenty of spare time over Easter so thought I'd better do something and was sick of having a puddle on the floor each time it rained heavily. The rust hole under the wiper motor was the worst of it, kept putting it off because of the location and how tight the space is to get at. Ground the mounting plate off, the rust was a little worse than I thought it was gonna be. Made a patch to fit and then cut a much bigger hole. Took a few attempts to get the patch the right shape. All welded in, didn
    2 points
  20. Yup, yup. I know it's criminal, but I'm an old man now, with a mid life crisis impending plus I'm doing a fair number of Km commuting each day so I needed something cheap, reliable and I felt the need for some mod-cons like A/C and cruise control. There won't be that much to this build, but I do intend on modifying it to get it looking somewhat right. Because right now it looks a bit like an Uber and I feel I should be named Muhammed 806 or something. I plan on changing that fairly quickly, so I've just eyed up some Tanabe DF210 lowering springs from Japan. This picture is
    1 point
  21. Burger Knight. An old loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the appetite, the stomach, the tastiness, in a world of parking that's located above the store.
    1 point
  22. And finally to balance out the splitter I created a diffuser, again out of 12mm ply as that was easiest (prototype for now), mounting was really tricky but got their in the end. Have made some strakes for it and it's getting painted black to match splitter. It's height and angle adjustable, and is again quick release as i'm guessing it won't fit on the trailer. All ready to go for the last club day of the season Sun 5th May (Next weekend).
    1 point
  23. @Willdat? Did a bit more checking/recalling. If you google sr20det F1 plug you will find what you need I think.
    1 point
  24. Orange needs to got to Start from ign switch, and black to ground. That's all I needed to have wired up to get mine to run. I did this a long time ago, but that that it was my notes say, and how the (unfinished) car is wired, and it did start and run OK. I've got a scan of the FSM, but the EC section is 10MB, too much to upload here.
    1 point
  25. Look up nico club forum. They had all the fsm's for all the different years and models I did the same on heaps of rb's 10-15 years ago and it was usually just a few pins difference. I think it's way easier to have the correct loom if you are trying to run a stock ecu as there are sometimes random resistors taped into the loom in different models
    1 point
  26. Yea ATM there is not a lot of droop, I suspect the shocks might be standard length. This means those bushes probably won't bind, but there will be limited articulation. When it is running I might take it up the hill behind me, see what it goes like and sort things accordingly.
    1 point
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  28. I love how easily this thing can scramble up hills.
    1 point
  29. This is a not so amazing up date. (turn back now) After fixing the ignition getting the car going then have it die and burn a trigger out I replaced it put a tank of fuel threw it around town. Today I drove over the Takaka hill ginger careful. No AA roadside assist. It's all in my head that it's going to not make it.. It glided threw 240K of solid driving without issue. Here It is at collingwood. I think that issue can be put to bed. The tyres still have 5mm tread I need to finish them before wraping the Superstars in a better choice of tyre. Thinking slightly st
    1 point
  30. Another cert job ticked off the list - secured the 2 petrol tank vent pipes. I also remade made a rear brake bracket and prepped the diff for welding it back on. Another job potentially ticked off the list.
    1 point
  31. right i am meant to be cleaning the work shop right now but i kinda cant be assed and i feel there are a few people that would like to see the details on what its taken to get the bus driving. we left the detailed post at i was off to get my flywheel skimmed up. there was a lip on the other side but for some reason it seemed to have been a sleeve on it or something and i had planned on having to take that to old mate geofphy to get cleaned up but it kinda just fell off when i picked it up. job done. Paul was busy on the phone again but it was sweet i still had jobs i c
    1 point
  32. Yes, still going.. Been a bit slow as for the last 2 months I've working in queenstown, but took the 10 day easter holiday and knocked out the rest.. Trimmed the bottoms of to stop the warpage while I figure out how to attach the trim.. 10% wastage? And I'm 80% through my stash of mac, think I ordered enough to go tight with no negative detail.. Still want to build a shed somewhere so it can go towards that.. I still need to figure out what I'm going to do round the bottom.. Initiall
    1 point
  33. You mean drill out these things? Got a bit more done today. Have been looking at the driveshaft bearing hanger mounts and thinking they need some added strength. Not sure if they were just a bit misshapen outa the factory or the last engine moved them around but they were definitely a bit bent outa shape. If the latter then was gonna get a lot worse with the new engine setup, so straightened up anded some more steel. Before and after below, added a big piece of 5mm plate to the front side of the mounts which ties them together and boxes them in and also some 1
    1 point
  34. Took old motor off, put new motor on. Wired new motor, went to trim it up, solendoids clicking but no movement from pump motor. Bugger Had to remove one side of mounting bracket to get at this bugger. Cracked it open to find that the commutator and bushes were covered in oxide Sanded them back and hit it with a liberal amount of contact cleaner Put back together and is working ok, a little noisy and a little slow, will replace in future. Leaves me with this- Ready to start on a fine day with no kids.
    1 point
  35. Side sharn, back in 96 I had a KE30 I bought off a guy in my rugby team for two jugs. (It was a "bit rough". Removing the steeing wheel I tugged and wiggled it. It came off suddenly. And the wheel smacked me in the face hard af. I was sure my nose was broken. Lesson Learned. I've never forgot that.
    1 point
  36. Got some more done. Painted the factory extractors and the air filter casing Picked up the new proportioning valve from mitsi this came in a pair so have a spare. And installed it conveniently in place of a female bracket on firewall Began to bleed the brakes but unfortunately the rear wheel cylinders started leaking argh.. It's over extending and leaking out of end of piston sleeve. I took one back and a replacement is doing the same thing now...the guy matched these up and no listing for orginials and these are
    1 point
  37. Got the drivers seat in and sitting nice and snug. The steering wheel is about 40mm higher than factory with my steering setup etc, but I am a maxi frame size so the more legroom the better, and where the seat is placed is super comfy for me, with all the controls nicely to hand and heaps of legroom. Unfortunately this meant a wee bit of a hole. Firstly I welded in a brace to replace the bit of probably important body mount stuff that I had to clearance. There is a whole lot of weld through primer on the back of that. Then I fashioned another bit of sheet met
    1 point
  38. Update - all items on the list are done apart from adjusting the hand brake and moving the rear hard brake line up a tad on the diff. I fired the coupe up today and idled it for 20min the drove it up and down the road to get some heat into it. I wanted to monitor the temp and ensure the fan is doing its job and that the rad isn’t spitting any fluid. Pretty sure some neighbours applauded when I turned it off. That just made me turn it right back on. Cert recheck 14th May and toad test. Here are are some pics from today
    1 point
  39. And you know crowbars are the v.i.p supercharger tensioner
    1 point
  40. The wheels went out to Pine engineering. I was not stoked with the old fasteners. One lip was suspect. Actually a lot of stuff not real flash. I was not disappointed I had them done by Pine either.
    1 point
  41. these ones had equal length shafts so i left them where they were and trimmed them Good Question! Mainly cause I used up my car time and had to do something else. Next day i did go for a hoon, went ok (better than the single carb!), but rich and lean spots and hanging on idle, etc, carbs not going back to idle in balance, etc So, I pulled off the carbs tweaked/ground back the linkage a bit more (master and slave levers were interfering with each other a bit), drilled the carbs mounting holes to 9mm (from 8.5) for that little extra bit of slack, re
    1 point
  42. Did you consider any other similar hybrid type vehicles before deciding on a prius?
    1 point
  43. What you don't get from the vids is how utterly amazing this thing sounds. Pootles around off boost and sounds very lucid, then all hell breaks loose. #wouldjumpagain
    1 point
  44. Done another little run last weekend. no drama's, just a few more dents in the door.
    1 point
  45. starting to get this ali welding sorted. half my issue was the torch and cup setup was junk and leaky. got a new gas lens setup and the old china welder is working legit again center section between the 2 mufflers Need a couple more bends before can finish the exit
    1 point
  46. Exhaust is pretty junk. has be cut up and beaten with a hammer to fit around the link setup & crossmember , because couldn't be assed making a new system at the time. after all that it still vibrates on the chassis Originally was going to make an ali muffler to keep weight down. but had this old stainless extinguisher hanging about. Drilled some 3" holes and chopped and end off. brought perf baffle for it and a reso Packing done. it sucked to weld because its super thin, maybe 0.9mm. but its pretty much the same weight as the reso and alo
    1 point
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