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  1. So I went and found the absolute most polar opposite vehicle to something oldschool If mods think this is a boring daily feel free to delete. My now 1 month old Tesla Model 3 Standard Range +. I have been a Tesla fan for many many years and it has been a long term goal to own one. So this is the new daily. All I can say is what an absolutely phenomenal vehicle. All you need to do is drive one of these and you will be sold. I am still into oldschool so dont get me wrong but man, these cars are really next level. Thought I would throw a post up as probably a bit out of the ordin
    26 points
  2. I'll send you a sticker when you tang and desprang.
    15 points
  3. Click the link to make Prius/Leaf owners shudder (video): https://photos.app.goo.gl/uRc2eN1EWPMey9Jp7
    8 points
  4. I have lowering springs for it already haha. Its not getting 35mm treatment like the Mark II as I am old an mature cunt now and it is my daily. It just sits at a slightly too rude height at the moment so the 1inch drop its getting should help fix that. Apart from that I will probably get the OEM performance spoiler for the rear as I like that look. Chrome delete and tints. That should probably do it for now. Maybe in the future when I get bored it might get some wheels. The wheels in the above picture are actually hubcaps ontop of mags. I kept them on for extra efficiency when I drov
    7 points
  5. We just cut the factory peg off it’s steel mount, drilled a hole through it and mounted an FXR foot peg equipped with its own shift and linkage which didn’t require any modification, they were even the same internal spline!
    6 points
  6. Stopped at SuperChargers in Hamilton, Taupo and Palmy for about 20mins at each. We went via Hawkes Bay for a night so had a charge up in Hastings on one of the Charge Net chargers for about 30 mins. One quick 20 min charge in Blenheim while we had a toilet break and another in Kaikoura while we had fish and chips and that was it. Basically every time we stopped we got something to eat or drink, had a stretch and a toilet break and maybe waited for 5 mins in the car and that was it. Very stress free and not at all an issue. Some of the charging we probably didn't even need to do it
    5 points
  7. Sweet ride, pretty jelly. That article about lowering improving efficiency says tests were done at 150kph lol
    5 points
  8. Funny how this topic comes up, but a year or two on these are still working sweet, opening and closing several times daily. They are near impossible to move against the air pressure, and if you do, they will slam on you as you try. No locks needed, the air pressure even when low holds them tight as a mofo! I still use the timer overnight to stop the compressor from running at nighttime. In the morning it usually drops to about 100psi which is still plenty enough to open and close the gates all day long even if there was a power cut. It really is a cool system with no real issues.
    5 points
  9. Shannon who is on the list but not on old school has reached out to me re: the second night in Gisborne. He’s from there and has a house; he knows some of the Tauranga engineering crew from last year through work. Sounds like he may be having a wee congregation at his on the Saturday night and if people want somewhere to smoke beers and drink cigarettes then everyone on the ride will be more than welcome. May work out better than 20 hour waits for food and the staff being intimidated by burley bikers at Smash Palace. Each to their own of course; but the offer is there.
    4 points
  10. What a fucking baller cunt. My brother will be jealous as fuck. Leaf ain't no Tesla.
    4 points
  11. 4 points
  12. Its certainly a far cry from anything oldschool and even a far cry from most brand new combustion engine vehicles TBH. Bloody outstanding vehicle, worth every penny. Might go and make a post about it, I am sure some people will be interested.
    3 points
  13. man i hope someone rings in some te urewera strippers
    3 points
  14. Ended up not going to training tonight so decided to get the cam installed and degree’d found TDC, then set the Dti gauge up on the lifter (Ended up welding two old lifters together to make it easier to get the Dti gauge set up) found max lift and set Dti to zero, wound engine back .100” and then forward to .050” before max lift, noted the number the pointer was at on the degree wheel, the wound engine over until the lifter was at .050” after max lift again noted the number the pointer was on again, added the two numbers together and then divided by two, this gave me 112.5°
    3 points
  15. This is the slow one. 5.6 seconds. Although it got a 20HP bump in an update on Friday so might be lower now.
    2 points
  16. Thats the long term dream for sure. Some Tesla Powerwalls and a solid solar setup.
    2 points
  17. Have split that into assemblies, and had another go. Some observations: It works rather well (6" flames out the oil clagged expansion chamber just now). https://photos.app.goo.gl/t8qnrSrJkiMN4Fev8 The heat gun seems to work well for getting them started, but sometimes needs just a touch of butane into it to ignite the internals (WOOF!) say, about 1 second too much butane trashes the heaters on your heat gun in about 2 seconds (ask me how I know) That crap smells vile! Like creosote. The red band where I presume the i
    2 points
  18. https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/16/lowering-the-tesla-model-3-increases-efficiency-an-astounding-7/ "Lowering The Tesla Model 3 Increases Efficiency An Astounding 7%"
    2 points
  19. Fuck that sheep looks maaasssive.
    2 points
  20. A much better lunchtime experience. I put yesterday's failure down to grabbing an old can out of the shed and not agitating it enough / not testing spray pattern before applying. Same can went mint today anyway... And some bits arrived from Simply Seagulls yesterday, should be able to assemble it over the weekend...
    2 points
  21. I just wired a relay up and used the existing ballast wire to trigger the relay when I did the electronic conversion
    2 points
  22. 1st half of the inner core pattern printed. Printer is running like a champ at the moment. Nice quality.
    2 points
  23. Cam tree coming along quickly. A real one Patterns
    2 points
  24. So old mate Ben gave me a kick in the ass Saturday and we cracked into it. Counter sunk and drove the hex heads down, then planed the fuck outta it for a hour or two, made a lot of mess! Little bit of boiled linseed oil and looking good for a bunch of reclaimed recycled and remanufactured junk. Finished off the end bit today, very happy, can't wait to bolt the vice down. Thing is stupid heavy, solid and will keep everything inside tidy.
    2 points
  25. Rockauto delivers again. This time I ordered parts Monday. Received them Friday. just for the size comparison here is the later model dodge starter vs the factory one. Fairly sizeable difference still plodding away on cleaning and painting suspension parts and replacing the bushes. No pictures as I’ve not actually finished any this completely yet. And now I’ve run out of etch primer Got the bill from the machinist for the engine work which ended up being a reasonable amount more that planned (there was extra work done to justify it) which has completely drained the b
    2 points
  26. Well minus the razor wire, broken glass and pack of fierce Rhodesian Ridge-backs! Actually, its just a set of driveway gates to be honest and they wouldn't be that hard to climb. Anyway, I've had this on "my list" for a while now. Some cheap steel from a demolition site became available...nothing inspires me more than cheap...so let get cracking! Sadly, one's not enough. So take two: I like the term "double swingers", as that sounds fun. Anyway, two gates that will be setup on actuators and a remote. gate one is done, ready for paint. Gate two needs another half
    1 point
  27. I do remember that yarn! Thanks man. Been a long road to get here. For sure would be keen to take you for a spin if I am ever up that way or just hit me up if you are ever down here!
    1 point
  28. Yeah the car will find the Tesla Superchargers on its own. Otherwise there is an app called Plugshare which shows you all the public chargers and their locations. Very easy. Have not needed a public charger since we got back to Christchurch though. Wake up each morning with a full battery charging at home.
    1 point
  29. All totally reasonable then, awesome!
    1 point
  30. Saw a blacked out one recently, not sure which model (was a sedan) but looked tough as fuck. Good stuff man.
    1 point
  31. wow you finally got one. sick they look so crazy with no front grille, like you forgot to take protective shipping wrapping off. any mods planned or keeping it stock?
    1 point
  32. I have the absolute complete opposite of an Oldschool car to bring to the next meet
    1 point
  33. No respect the youth of today would provide a house for 13 if they ever tried to dispose of it
    1 point
  34. Don't lie. We all you know you've got their complete works stashed in your phone at all times.
    1 point
  35. Yup, much the same as last year, we racing for slips this time?
    1 point
  36. Blasted and painted anything I could. Pretty tedious work bit real happy with the result. Think from memory I replaced the bottoms of those inner guard things because they were all rust fucked too
    1 point
  37. some exhaust bits turned up so i made a start on my 1st set of headers ive made.... just need to get somemore bits and ill fully make them up.
    1 point
  38. Inner core patterns for the cam tree complete.
    1 point
  39. This is running again. with some some mixed results. Makes the same power as the old setup, with almost identical power curve. This is good, wasn't expecting it to make anymore power. runs nice. Swapped in the big inlet cam. As on old setup made another 15kw on same boost, but ran junk. (see top of this page) Ran better on this setup but still rough idle. Now where it gets weird; Had to add a decent amount more fuel, but only had very small power gains over stock cams. Tried all sorts, no dice. Still unsure whats going on. Ended up swapping back to stock cams. One major ben
    1 point
  40. We used to do Rose & Crown back in the day. It worked well.
    1 point
  41. Today out of the electrolysis bath we have. The big chuck key and the vernier carriage stop. The carriage stop had filler/paint on the rough cast surfaces, but it was mostly chipped off. I decided to leave it bare metal and just rub it with oil. And not lathe.... but I got a little vice for $30 on trademe. I left it in the bath for a couple of days. Then used the wire brush on the drill. The casting was too rough to use the scourer pad. The casting is pretty rough, not much grinding/cleanup seems to have been done, so I suspect it was fairly ch
    1 point
  42. Electrolysis for the win. Ans a scourer pad... and soapy water. Came up well. I oiled the 4 jaw so it doesn't rust again.
    1 point
  43. I wanted to upgrade our oven for the wife’s 30th, but there seems to be some kind of kitchen tax on nice ranges. I had no idea you could spend so much on a glorified indoor BBQ! So I got a ratty old one of Trademe that was supposedly a good brand and got stuck in. It was in a poor state, looked like it had never been cleaned a day in its life! I found most parts needed replacing and there were a few mouse nests inside... Friends and family were keen to help out which was great. After a few weeks of scrubbing and some parts hunting I could put it back together. I lucked out w
    1 point
  44. Plan is to finish wiring Richies KP then hit this thing hard. For now have swapped out the front carpet as it was a bit shit, and fitted the lights. Its back in storage now. There's a looooong way to go.
    1 point
  45. Back yard starting to look the part. By the way, we bought this house 3 weeks ago. Very proud to finally be a home owner.
    1 point
  46. Since my last update I have re-kitted the P/S pump I’ve also shimmed the relief valve to lower the assistance given as the steering was too light at higher road speeds, I’ve replaced all the inner and out tie rod ends and the drag link, I dropped the block, crank and heads off to my machinist, block had been acid tanked, honed and had the cam bearings replaced. The heads have been checked over, machined, machined to take the valve springs, couple of worn valve guides replaced. The valve springs turned into a bit of a headache, the double springs supplied with m
    1 point
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