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  1. Project discussion above This has been in storage but that has come to a end so it was time to dig it out of the shipping container its been sitting in. I've had this for about eight years. I bought off my brother, its dead in the reg so plan is to get some live plates back on it. It has a few spots of rust in the body and the engine dropped a exhaust valve. So I pulled the short block out as the head had been pulled off years ago. Although it dropped a valve it hasn't done any major damage. Someone has done a sweet red paint job on the engine bay. I won't open up a can
    9 points
  2. Been pretty inactive on here for the last few years, as I’ve been staying away from old cars that tend to do my head in. But I’ve fallen into the trap again, and picked up this 1981 Mitsubishi Mirage! Has the Supershift gearbox too Have wanted one of these for years. Was looking at buying a reliable modern hatchback to daily, then stumbled across this and could help myself It has no wof, as it failed the last one on the rust in the doors. Other than the doors being rusty though, it pretty bloody tidy! So first of all, I need to get it a warrant. Then at this stage, the plan is
    8 points
  3. Special delivery! 125cc semi auto lifan
    8 points
  4. Bit more rust work done... never exciting really. But, I decided to sort my mirrors out whilst the rust work was being done. The mirrors were from @WLDRX2 and with a bit of cutting and welding. Originally from a 80s L200 I believe. Matt
    6 points
  5. Cletus, you're a fucking genius. Better than chess and sandwiches with all the hot girls at Mensa. I have no idea why I didn't look at that tag. I'm off to Google now
    4 points
  6. Holy shit. Front spaghetti. Engine spaghetti. Inside spaghetti. Fusebox spaghetti. Currently (ha!) I have; Headlights high and low Indicators Hazards Park lights Brake lights Wipers and washers Heater blower Acc, main and start off the key A glow plug timer I have the glow loom stuff hacked out of the Safari loom. Things going surprisingly well, I have only blown 7 protection fuses during engagements.
    4 points
  7. Ahaaa! That I will also try. Great thinking. I have been hankering for a smartphone endoscope anyway. I'll order one now
    4 points
  8. Without the bushing but You get the idea
    4 points
  9. Since the engine and box has mounts now, I suppose I should take the engine back out to look at modifying the sump and properly welding the engine mounts. Bonus, the oil pickup pipe doesn't start bending at that step so I can cut this much out with no problem. This means I can lift the rack about 10-15mm, which means I can also shorten my spacers on the steering arms/tie rod ends. I do have an AC tig welder, but I haven't attempted any aluminium welding. I will need to find something to practice on. I plan on bolting the sump to to something flat and stiff to try keep it from warpin
    4 points
  10. ^I tried one of those in the Samurai (lockright), it was shit, undriveable. Constantly unlocking either axle at random. U-turns were impossible, driving a straight line was impossible tbh. Even the diff shop couldn't get it to work. (There's a bit of a story here, but spam). Don't imo
    3 points
  11. Snappy...snappy. In other news: I have almost hit two young cattle beasts in as many weeks at night here. It's terrifying. They either just stand (black as hell) in the middle of the road, or bolt out of no-where right in-front of the vehicle. I put a 50" light bar on a week or so ago, but just about hit one at ~ 70kmph on Friday. I think I got its tail (only) with the passenger's headlight. It crossed in the rain and dark from my right. Praise be to the sweet baby Jesus that it didn't end up on my lap. In an Atlas frontal impact you only have a thin sheet of metal and then your knees.
    3 points
  12. Saturday was a right-off because of weather, Did manage to get everything prepped for the roof in between showers. So on sunday I did this, Roof and half the walls on, Bloody shattered now.
    3 points
  13. Well... this got put under the bench and forgotten about for 3 years updated pics back - some pics are lost unfortunately. Its back out on top of the bench and the bits are being worked on. Some primed bits some of the pitting I have been dealing with .. which I'm priming, then skim filling and sanding it, then high fill priming after
    3 points
  14. Well this thing still hasn't left the garage yet. Funds have slowed down greatly now as well as we've started saving for a house pretty seriously but still putting a bit away for it. Motivation was on a decline so went to the shop and got it a nice and shiny air filter (actually ended up returning and getting another as the 4.5" was too tall for the little 1300). I also dropped in to Weber Specialties to have a catch up with my old mate Murray. He's convinced me to bring in the IDA for him to have a look at as it's setup is a little unknown (previous owner had it
    3 points
  15. Holy shit!!! I reckon there's a tag like that up high on the B pillar. BRB *dons gumboots and 12 layers of clothing P.S: it's a banjo
    2 points
  16. Should be a tag somewhere (under the seat or on one of the pillars maybe?) with an axle code on it That might help?
    2 points
  17. From one end to the other (south to north) is about 1.5 hours non-stop in each direction, but there's bits off either side too. When friends come to visit we usually go out for about a five hour look-see. The Atlas is my only vehicle here so I'm kind of careful with her. The Holden crew here a few weeks ago were probably jealous but (TBH they were mainly really nice people). /SPAM
    2 points
  18. Gave the interior a quick clean this afternoon. Would really like to give the seats a good wash at some point, when I get the motivation Hoping to try take it in for a wof check this week. A couple of the doors are pretty rusty though, so I’m probably going to have to fix/replace them If anyone on here is wrecking one of these, or has parts, flick me a message!
    2 points
  19. Left to do; • Install air filter, need couple screws • Fit dipstick • Alter wiring loom to suite • Install starter - needs a repair • Install choke cable - on order
    2 points
  20. Can you see the diff nugget through the oil fill hole? Might give you some idea if you can see the centre
    2 points
  21. What do you think of the super-shift? I borrowed one for a day back in the '80s and found it quite fun.
    2 points
  22. today I decided to freeze my buts off in the garage. cleaned the block and moving parts.. reinstalled the pistons and crank assembly to check bearing oil clearances. I used plastigage for a rough measurement. All mains were well within spec, but 2 of the 5 have some grooving, there is no marking on the crank journals though. Big ends are basically at brand new specs top compression ring end gap is also at the min clearance range however a 2nd comp/scraper ring is broken aswell as 1 oil control ring. my guess is that this engine got a rebuild no more than 20
    2 points
  23. Another part of trying to sort the idle is to replace the idle control valve, which has been a bit suspect from the beginning. I don't particularly enjoy taking the intake off, but its the only way to get to the idle valve. I cleaned the idle valve a while back, but obviously it was still suspect. Even after cleaning I was still getting a reading of zero in DIS for idle air flow (I haven't had a chance to test since replacement). After some research it turned out that the S50B30 idle valve is shared with the M60/M62 BMW V8 engines, so although its bigger and not shared with the
    2 points
  24. Piss-ute is now gone...long live the new king!
    2 points
  25. another small area of rust that ended up being a weeeeeeee but more. ran out of flapper discs...so still needs a clean up.
    2 points
  26. yea cool so 1 month later and ive managed to get the fuel tank acid dipped and cleaned, put a liner in it and paint it. such progress, much wow. still not complied. 2019-05-28_03-45-30 by sheepers, on Flickr 2019-05-31_08-22-55 by sheepers, on Flickr 2019-05-31_08-23-03 by sheepers, on Flickr
    2 points
  27. OK, so not the end of the story New owner has been busy with the pain gun. Interior is also partly re-done.
    2 points
  28. So I met this guy Dave my last year of high school. A year or so later he came into my work (wreckers yard) looking for a fan for his off roader, which he had just purchased from his little sisters boyfriend (who had purchased it from a work mate, who had originally built it in the 90s) He said I should come see it sometime. I went to have a gork at it some time later, but it was out of action due to the steering rack being broken (steering geometry was all wrong) Dave had worked on it on and off for years, but never got it drivable again. I'd had a crush on it ever since I first laid eyes on
    1 point
  29. Hey, its been awhile since ive had anything to post on here have only recently gotten back into the oldschool game, more or less Datsuns, Well my weird obsession for them this being my 5-6th B310, Anyway. ive owned this Sunny for about 2-3 months now, and i have only recently started ripping into it after being employeed again. So far ive done the basics motor wise to an unknown car, Spark plugs, leads dizzy cap and rotors. also had brendan tune and sort my carb issue out and a new radiator put in, also a few cosmetic things, better tail lights. fender mirrors. I also have been buying a
    1 point
  30. Apart from not being able to turn or drive in a straight line was it good though? LOL!!!!
    1 point
  31. Run an SU on it. 1 3/4" seems about right on my 600 it just opens as much as it needs to.
    1 point
  32. Weld up some Aussie spec Roobars? Didn't realize the island was big enough to drive for 5 hours tbh
    1 point
  33. Yeah open diff will spin the opposite wheel in reverse if you hold the driveshaft and spin a wheel, but then so will a Torsen LSD.
    1 point
  34. Seats are a bit faded, and the rear vision mirror is broken, but it’s pretty tidy considering it’s age. I’ve got a woodgrain Nardi steering wheel laying around that I think I’ll put on it too
    1 point
  35. I think you might need to change your screen name to the Riddler lol
    1 point
  36. Does anyone have a not fucked cab? Maybe some common sense and a number for a scrap collector? At least itl be quick to cut out that patch and get access to the inside there.
    1 point
  37. Slowing coming together New thermo housing, stant rad cap, RS2000 alternator bracket, later had to remove and throw cortina one on, RS2000 type won't work with lucas acr style, bracket fowls alternator. Blue themeDays work, helps having basically everything on hand after planing swap for 8 years....
    1 point
  38. well after over 2 years of ownership and passing every wof so far as well as never really letting me down apart from the few times it hasn't wanted to start. there are a few issues with the old girl...after last years hamner meet it picked up a vibration in the drive train.(still looking into that. the motor starts and runs well but it blowing smoke (valve guides are stuffed .(working on that now) so i do have a 205 pinto motor in bits so im going to rebuild that and to factory spec ...no interested in huge cams and twin side drafts ..im happy with the motor in my cortina now
    1 point
  39. hi. so 8 years after i bought a supercharger and 5 years after i made a manifold for it im actually going to install it. old people like me will tell you about how times speeds up and you just dont know where the time went but this is fucking ridiculous. how the fuck has it been 5 years since i made that manifold? how? anywho. i took the motor out. its fairly depressing to look at the engine bay that i once spent so much time and effort on and see what a pile of crap it looks like now. still, me, and a few other people too, have done a bu
    1 point
  40. Its a miracle! Only took about 8 years to get the engine in the hole....
    1 point
  41. In the mean time, the old owner managed to track down the leg shield which he reported was fucked, but I wanted it anyway. Turns out my standards must be lower as its perfect. Perfectly aged! I also ditched the front guard as it looked weird as it had faded to grey and sat waaay to high. Looks much better without in my opinion. And to keep the barrys happy, here is my solution to stop me from losing the key (it is just a random key that works but rattle out when riding). Perfect. Next are plans to big block/chuck a lifan in. Not really going to to
    1 point
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  43. SHS chassis? It's basically a Ferrari.
    1 point
  44. So probably should update this.. a few things have happened lately. I put the car into Automania (a car show in Auckland for those not familiar), or more Matt (the organiser) asked if they could use it in the Nissan stand, looked all good. Probably the cleanest it's ever been actually. One of the conditions was they had to clean/detail it and Grant from Final Touch took care of that. Turns out I won a prize too, so now that car has won two prizes I haven't claimed LOL The second condition was I would exploit their free transport by having them send the car to Strange Works
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
  46. dragged it out of storage got a wof and some rego, and a well needed clean
    1 point
  47. Well, I learned 2 valuable lessons this weekend. One, yes it is possible to do a 2100km round trip road trip in a single weekend. And 2, probably better to do it with someone else helping with the driving vs doing it your self. I decided to drive from Calgary (where I live) all the way through the Rocky Mountains, down to Vancouver on the west coast of the country. Just about 1000km each way, plus running around in Vancouver and area. Why you may ask? I decided to help out some members of Canada's version of Oldschool that's specifically for older Toyotas by bringing down some larger parts tha
    1 point
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