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  1. Post eastcape thoughts 150cc kit was pretty nice to have. Just leave it in 3rd gear and use it like a twist and go. Top comfortable speed with loaded panniers is about 90kph. Handling on gravel is noticeably wobblier with panniers on the back. Rear tyre is ok. I would quite like a more aggressive/adv tread for gravel. Not desperate but would be an improvement. Leaving Auckland I lost power for a second on the Bombay's and thought I'd cooked it in the same spot it died last time. Carried on and found it was stumbling at over 8k rpm under a good load. Didn't not
    14 points
  2. In the quest to both right previous wrongs and make things on this car actually work, I had to have a look at the braking system. It worked, kinda, but needed to be better. Sitting around for a couple of years does no car any good, and the TVR hadn't had love in a while, so it was anyone's guess when the brakes were last touched. The main braking system worked OK, albeit there is a fairly bad pulsating through the pedal when braking. I'm hoping this is due to the rust-covered rotors, and not a sticking caliper. The hand brake just doesn't work at all; you fully engage it as hard as y
    14 points
  3. 13 points
  4. I took a picture today. Rode the tyres off it m8
    13 points
  5. The unstoppable Bort Sumpson, shortly after hitting a large rock
    12 points
  6. I have some good footage of me telling the camera that I've been riding too long on gravel in front of you, and you'll surely catch me up soon. 2 corners later you pass me at WOT, downhill - a tight right hand bend is approaching and sure enough you slid the tail end out and drifted around the corner. I tried to keep up but you were gone within 2 corners. My 125cc; 115kph capable bike accepted defeat damn quickly. 50cc kids dirt bikes are the only way forward.
    11 points
  7. I made it to the ferry. Just about to go mighty night in my cabin. But before I do, i wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who was a part of this magnificent event. Extra special thanks must go to John and Amy for opening up their home to a bunch of weirdos off the internet. Mark @Thphantum for feeding me better than I eat at home, and feeding me generous lashings of bourbon at gizzy. And Ben for driving me 1100+kms in his van so I could be a part of it. A+ would trade again!
    11 points
  8. A superfantstic event, Huge thanks to the organising team for putting this on and an awesome group of attendees. Very stoked to be a part of it. Bring on next year. Props to @Beaver for his wealth of knowledge and willingness to share it regarding affairs of hydro generation. Also, very proud to announce that this years trip achieved a 1 star michelin rating!
    9 points
  9. You a keen fellow bort. What an adventure that was. Unlike most of you I got to look at a significant portion of the country side on that trip and I will be going back to explore more for sure. Cheers to the chaps who organised and supported. Out done your selves once again. And cheers to Mike for being a GC and letting me finish on two wheels. A++ would trade again.
    9 points
  10. Heck yes that was great fun. I had a million percent better time this year with a bike that wasn't a complete turd Big thanks to J5 and the support vehicle drivers for making it all happen And stoked with this thing for hauling me and my junk all over some pretty rough roads with zero issues even with a decent helping of dust and mud everywhere. I lost count of how many oh shiiiit moments I had on gravel including coming within a couple of inches of driving off the side of a cliff while looking at the scenery but managed to avoid any incidents
    9 points
  11. Thank you to everyone who participated, you're all top blokes. Huge thanks to the back up crews, you guys are even topper blokes! I feel Google map master J5 out did himself with the route, it was ace! And thanks to the friendly team at doozi for the quick sticker printing, sorry I was a bit slow. I'm proper wrapped about the lack of mechanical failures, serious crashes, and instances of death, good work guys!
    8 points
  12. yes A+ succulent dinner so many Sharns, before I even got to Ohope and so many friendly locals too plenty of tiidas and friendly hugs! and always some to help when it wasn’t going to plan Hose stretching/double refueling
    8 points
  13. Sue's just having a bit of R&R in the comfort of my shed, she'll be back and stronger than ever soon enough
    7 points
  14. Wow, what a mess this thread is. Anyway. I washed this the other day so it seemed like a good time for an update. Things I have done. . . Replaced the safety valve in the fuel tank, inadvertently inhaled quite a bit of LPG and felt quite dizzy for a few minutes. Would not trade again. The new safety valve did solve the cutting out issue so that was nice. Fitted this CB Performance black box timing control unit. But it turned out to be a bit of a dick and wouldn't work as I hoped so out it came, in went a stock distributor to get it going. This Link G3 has
    7 points
  15. I think the only sensible answer is gyro canopy. That was easily one of the funniest things I've seen this year. It's sad windscreen wiper slowly shuddering drizzle out of the way while going sideways on full opposite lock around most of the motu
    6 points
  16. Such post ride blues. What an amazing event. Cheers John and everyone else that went into the prep organisation and support! Barry bucket’s 80 series workshop was amazing and kept a few of the boys rolling. Unreal support! Front loading the ct wasn’t a great idea. Took me a day and a half to find the sweet spot with controlling that pendulum situation on gravel so I ditched it for the motu and had a way better time. Chasing blizzo was great fun. what to build for next time? I’ve popped my cherry on a bland wagon. Now for something a little more obscure?
    6 points
  17. j5 reverse cowboy traffic jam Aotearoa/ @Shakotom doing a skid thunder vid, just missed the lightning https://imgur.com/a/kdKhPWK @Archetype getting some hot laps in pre ride https://imgur.com/a/vORFeAe
    6 points
  18. This spinny thing spins in a spinning motion, and power. Penstock rhymes with speedcock.
    6 points
  19. @Archetype made a friend who likes pats and @datlow doing a pub carpark carb rebuild
    6 points
  20. Well I ignored it for 6 months, but the ‘rust forming in rad support’ that was commented on the last WOF sheet, failed to fix itself. I bashed the support out today and reassembled, the under-bonnet was a month back. i was trying to hold out to do the roof and all other repairs and paint it again before it’s next warrant.. But life got in the way and it’s been non-stop. I decided I needed it back in daily use ASAP. The datsun club nationals took place on labour weekend so the Mrs and I raced up and had a thrash round the private Rodin track with abo
    6 points
  21. Here is a proud Tortron surveying the lake he hath just conquered.
    5 points
  22. Got win98 machine all working, CD drive and sound. Warcraft 2 with CD audio is awesome. fck yeah: Need to find some 90’s pc speakers:
    5 points
  23. Also got the proper NTC sender.. The one I had was a PTC sender which was only used in the very early G1's which explains the problem.. This was set up for the first time in about 1997 on the cheapest link at the time which I assume was an lemv1. They switched to NTC after that.. Anyway, temp reads properly now. Got a new 40 amp relay but even that sticks on after I switch the ignition off although tapping this one solves the problem. Did try to get a 50 amp but repco/supercrap = shit selection. Might just go all out and get a 100 amp. Plumbed up the fpr last ni
    5 points
  24. If you got to receive fifteen BJ's but had to receive them all in a row, would you?
    5 points
  25. Good times with beautiful people. No major mishaps. Thanks to all the support drivers you were bloody A++ champions. And thank you to the tender Asian man for feeding me pink pussy at the China palace. When’s the next one
    5 points
  26. Well, hallelujah, real progress that actually looks like something, for once! The car is so small that the actual painting takes very little time. So, after months of slow stripping and prepping, all of a sudden it's starting to feel like it might actually be done one day. Next up is a coat or two of filler primer to sand back and get everything as straight and sharp as poss, then colour.
    4 points
  27. 4 points
  28. Moar pix n videos plz for us part time attendees And I vote same route for next year because it looks like a lush time deep in gravely bush
    4 points
  29. I thought I saw it on the side of the motorway at meremere, maybe it will turn up at drag day
    4 points
  30. Departing the ferry this morning, I was on the upper deck with all the trucks. A driver asked me how far I was going. Told him my car was in Blenheim so not far. Then told where we've been. Another truck driver (portly Maori gentleman) overheard. And proclaimed loudly WHAT! ON THAT THING?!!! Yeah mate.
    4 points
  31. That's the plan. Being British though, it's either going to fix it, make it worse, or cause it to burst into flames.
    4 points
  32. Holy moly what a huge weekend that was! Thanks to J5 for the hospitality and putting it all together. Can we do it again now?! Surprisingly, my wee MX survived really well!
    4 points
  33. PPSC just shoved mircrowave pizzas between the barrel and carb on their weapons. Such a great Kiwi idea. Approx 2 hours riding and your pizza is nice and dusty for road side consumption with either a super fancy craft beer or a lion brown. No in between,
    3 points
  34. So close to bottoming up the sump today. Just need to eel the bolt tubes and she is Apple's. Finished the trap doors and also installed a cross guide to the pickup..
    3 points
  35. 3 points
  36. Just seeing Michael San's coments above... Be careful driving with the handbrake on, as it can cause the pads to rip out (sounds like a fail i know). But they are a pretty fragile thing, designed to keep the car still. Not for e-brake drifts. So just be mindfull of that. Cos it will be misery to change the pads...
    3 points
  37. The only codes you need to know are IDDQD and IDKFA. If you don't know what they're for you can get fucked.
    3 points
  38. So made some moves on the sump today..
    3 points
  39. Oh man! What a weekend! What a weekend!!! Thanks all for being lovely chaps and thanks shadow garage dudes for sorting this stuff out! So much greatness and such beautiful roads!!
    3 points
  40. Damn keen to be a part of this next year bit im gonna ride there and back from Christchurch I reckon
    3 points
  41. I have no footage whatsoever. I have @sentra drink bottle, @Geophy truck pictures, misc junk sale items, maybe some other stuff I'm forgetting. I think I might have misplaced a bag of tie downs and a first aid kit with @Thphantum. Very good weekend everyone, be proud, well done
    3 points
  42. made some covers for the cam wheels and belt. they'll get a coat of paint when i paint all the other bits. 2019-11-30_04-52-29 by sheepers, on Flickr 2019-11-30_04-52-17 by sheepers, on Flickr 2019-11-30_04-52-09 by sheepers, on Flickr
    3 points
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