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  1. I needed to install the oven I fixed up from a few pages back. Kitchen Tax is real though, people talking about spending all sorts of silly figures on kitchen reno's. I decided to throw it in myself, bar the gas plumbing. I quite like the old cabinetry so I just built up a new cabinet to match the old, save replacing the lot. I also uprated the range plug & switch & shifted the outlets to suit the new benches. A bit of tiling and edging to finish off, but now we can get stuck in to cooking up a few feasts!
    16 points
  2. camping was legit. we cruised on up the motor way and done a few stop offs on the way up. had to deliver some rx2 carpet and beth wanted to stop in at her Auckland office. we made it to kai iwi lakes and got a sweet photo set up camp and got straight into it a nice photo of @Mrs 64valiant happy to be camping in a kombi with a wof, reg and insurance. with our newly acquired fridge our battery we purchased for our house side of thing wasn't quite cutting it. So i ended up having to go for a drive each day while we were camping. this wasn't really much of an issue for me due to
    14 points
  3. Havent been on here for a while but in the mean time have picked up a 52 Chev pick up that the plan is to have going for Beach Hop 2020. Running the OG 216ci straight 6 and 4 speed on the floor. Solid original truck with only a couple of bits of minor rust, A heap of newish chrome was on it, interior has been redone at some point and truck was more or less running and driveable. Stage 1 plan for it is: - Rust & Bang a few dents out - New timber deck -Artileries & Big whitewalls with new hub caps & beauty rings -Fulton Visor -6V to 12V Conversion -Heap o
    9 points
  4. NZV8 mag feature, Beach Hop mag cover car 2018 and has been driven all over the show and doesnt seem to miss a beat! https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/34313-the-westpala/page/10/#comments
    9 points
  5. Another day stripping the crown - got the head off and it still wont turn over
    8 points
  6. Finally getting back into this after a few months away. Have decided to paint the outside in two sections which hopefully makes it a bit more manageable. The obvious way was to section off the roof. The other reason for doing it this way is to ensure there is plenty of paint in the gutters which are prone to rust. By sectioning it off, it gets painted when the roof is done, and again when the sides get done. This ensures maximum paint without making a mess. Have been sanding for the last couple weeks. My weak little office arms really struggled with painting the roof today but I'm pretty
    8 points
  7. Hi everyone. Its been 4 months since the last update so explain whats been going on. thought, no point getting a wheel alignment with fucked ball joints so i removed these. and well, just go buy new ones it was the most scary drive of my life driving to the wheel alignment shop. obviously i didn't get it as close as i thought i did. the day before my 30th i went to get gas for the kombi i found myself underneath it tapping the starter motor, thinking it had shat itself after about 3 months of use. it was the ignition barrel that i had brought instead. so we by passed som
    7 points
  8. put a headlight relay in to take the load off the wiring in the headlight switch. Toyotas switch the negative at full current through the headlight switch and after a while they like to set themselves on fire. so Nick the sparkey wired in the relay. put the front back on and did more tidying of the wiring inside the car. which was such a mess that im to embarrassed to show a picture of how it was. ill put the headlight back in the drivers side too. so its better now, still not finished but there's not much left to do then the wiring is finished and i can have a go
    7 points
  9. 10,000km clocked up in the last 3 and a bit years since its been on the road. https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/34313-the-westpala/page/10/#comments
    5 points
  10. Building the 1961 Datsun 310 Bluebird Floorpan - Painting the underside and finally welding it into the car. Prepped and painted the underside of the floorpan with automotive exterior paint finishes (epoxy prime, base coat, clear coat). No fillers, lead or anything else to hide my handcrafting. Curing in a dry and heated space. Painting this side now saves me the otherwise awkward situation of trying to protect it once installed above the very wide frame rails. Painted the tops of the frame rails, and some other adjacent surfaces, with POR15 and rustoleum black.
    5 points
  11. School holidays project with the boy, super fun building this kinda stuff get to channel yet inner 8yr old. Still needs iron and a few other things, but mostly there: View from the top deck, stoked with the pulley scored it off TM as salvage from some old ship
    5 points
  12. I’ll have to fix the Pole-Smoker, it barely survived Te Urewera undertaking. And make some concessions for essentials when travelling without a support vehicle: Beef Jerky A cigar BYC kit Im in. And probably @anglia4 And probably @Itchybear And probably @dadblackwood
    4 points
  13. Building the 1961 Datsun 310 Bluebird Floorpan - Painting the underside and finally welding it into the car - Part two and last of the pics. Continued from previous post in the thread. Underside photos and a few more. Support bracket flange weld attachments to inner sill. Floorpan lap weld to prior toe-board patch. The far upper toe-board welds were from a couple of years ago and made a little too cold and random. I run the welder hotter now to get more melt thru and flatter welds. Sometimes though too much as in the extreme right weld melt thru. From previous pos
    4 points
  14. Okay so this is my nana spec mirage that I daily drive, only things not factory is the seat covers, stereo and window tints She runs the big block 1.2 liter power house with a race shift kitted 3 speed automatic transmission. Doesn't like going over 80kph but that's just a safety feature to keep your license Currently on the hunt for a steering rack if theres any around? Costs roughly $60 to fill from empty and that last me two weeks sometimes, cheaper than driving my bt50. Would look sweet lowered on some 13s or 14s but other than that I'll just drive the shit ou
    3 points
  15. OS boes, i have semi organised a group ride aimed for small bikes on Saturday feb 15, 2 weeks away. Most may have seen this on moped Nz Facebook page but if not come on doooooown. proposed route HERE from Facebag page Anyone in or around the Bay come for small bike pest, where we will sample the finest of Hawke’s Bay. The ride will begin at the pools carpark by the port entry, meeting from 9:30 and leaving at 10. We will ride down Marine Parade then a few back roads to Havelock North, climb to the top of Te Mata Peak and marvel at some delicious views. Then carry on through H
    3 points
  16. Just finished writing a trilogy on the K-Jetronic system. If anyone is interested in an obsolete fuel injection system, have a nosy. https://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2020/02/bosch-k-jetronic-basics/ https://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2020/02/bosch-k-jetronic-part-2-testing/ https://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2020/02/bosch-k-jetronic-part-3-tuning-and-fixing/
    3 points
  17. Keep hunter body loom and run engine off MX5 loom? Just strip out any MX5 wires you don't need.
    3 points
  18. Anybody still holding ya breath? so ya never could get the brakes apart and I realized this project needed more time and money than I had at the moment. So off to the weed patch while I built myself a house and spent every penny I’d ever saved and some I haven’t yet. Best part of that is I now have a nice warm shop and needed something to tinker on. Pulled the Rambler up and evicted a few mice, holes in the floor are maybe a tad bigger but no real new problems. I’ve been thinking of finding a donor rig for a repower. The Rambler is leaf sprung rear wheel drive so I’m thin
    3 points
  19. My inner 8 yr old just weed his pants in excitement/jealousy...
    3 points
  20. Recently collected my latest project... A 1972 Toyota Crown MS75 Custom Coupe. One of just a few known to exist in the UK. Previous owner had it since 1979, sat since 1990. Aiming to make it useable, then make it mint at a later date. If anyone has contacts for parts it would be appreciated.
    2 points
  21. POSTPONED TIL ALL THIS VIRUS SHIT IS OVER WITH Hello and Welcome Mr L. Warnock and myself would like to invite interested parties to a weekend of riding small bikes through the backroads of the Bay of Plenty sometime in March, the plan is as follows.... Dates set as 28/29 March Saturday - Meet in Mount Maunganui in the morning where there will be space to park vehicles for the weekend and head off via the harbour bridge and through Tauranga town to Welcome Bay where we will head into the rural hinterland and cut through to Te Puke via a scenic backroad that is mos
    2 points
  22. Keen pending successful reassembly of this jigsaw puzzle
    2 points
  23. And I got the rubbers on my way to work. Thanks Greg at MPAutoparts. It wasn't cheaper, but I get instant gratification, and I'd rather give Greg money than 'Murica. I rebuilt the calipers after work. I dunno, but with the rubber gloves and the lube and the rubber parts and trying to fit things where they just don't seem to want to go, but then they do and it feels good, rebuilding calipers just seems slightly lewd. Here's the left one, I'll let you imagine the right one, or you can just look at your screen in a mirror.
    2 points
  24. Woops forgot about this and got re-stoked. deffs upgrading to Xr250 for this and boomer ADV’ing wtb: bark buster givi top box and garman gps
    2 points
  25. Got it all fully stripped over the weekend Finally got around to getting the blast cab into the shed tonight Before: During: After* That was at only 40psi, works very well! Bit higher pressure gives a shinier result, but I'm painting it after anyway so this is fine. *By after I mean as far as it's going to get as the angry pixies were escaping the starter cap in my compressor lol
    2 points
  26. Headlight with LED running lights was todays arrival. Fits good and looks like it should be there. Even had mounting points for the front indicators
    2 points
  27. Having some kinda issue at normal boost level. (13psi) suspect clutch is starting to slip. or possibly some kind of airflow issue, as it pretty much brick walls at 200kw even on 16psi boost. So in the meantime re did the tests at 6psi boost Red line is the same length at green line in above post. - long pipes cut down 25mm Blue line is with weld elbows - suspension tower in the way so had to use tighter radius bends Green is normal setup all of the runs were done within an hour of each other So yeh, maybe another 20 -30mm shorter should be the sweet spot. Not really
    2 points
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  29. Crikey! Its been over 3 months since I last updated this thread. The reason being I have been busy just enjoying summer and driving the Imp whenever I can. Its such a hoot . I'll use any excuse I can to take it for a hoon. We have now covered over 3500kms since getting it on the road at the end of May last year. Considering we work from home so no commute I was quite surprised at how much its had! Its been incredibly cheap to run (very easy to get over 40mpg while still having a laugh) and is sooooo much fun to trash along on windy roads. The reception we both get whenever either of us uses i
    2 points
  30. ended up getting 45,000L roughly a day out of it, haven't got it tested yet but haven't got sick or the shits. the water goes through a decent filter setup down to 1 micron, put a 750w sump pump with float switch down the well to pump to a 35,000L storage tank. so happy been able to sleep better not having to worry about running out of water, kinda wished i had documented it better as more people could build these as its not difficult. if i build a pool i will probably dig it by hand too.
    2 points
  31. Hey oldschool, first let me say yuall are a terrible influence on a simple American. Been pining for something old to tinker with. Have a few dream projects/rigs I want someday but mostly for now was looking for something cheap and different. Saw this Rambler American 220 on Craigslist, shot 'em a text an actually got a reply. It was 1.5 hrs away which is purty close for us but was busy so never pursued it further. Week or two later they text back an went down 50 bucks. Now it was a bargain so I jumped on it. Supposedly was running when parked, 20 years ago. We hand winched her up on my trail
    1 point
  32. And if we get enough keen riders then we could look at a support vehicle perhaps. Would you be interested @Thphantum?
    1 point
  33. top right on Browser : hit the word Follow not sure about on Mobile sorry
    1 point
  34. My chain tension (lack of) was going to cause issues, due to the combination of parts landing on a half link. I started making a chain tensioner device, but I was struggling for room. I kind of mocked up a working solution...but I wasn't in love with it. Then I had an epiphany...i could add a spacer block under the motor to lift everything up to create the desired effect. So that's what I did. I can fine tune with the threaded rod and pivoting engine mount. That was always the intention, however it would be asking too much to move it as far as I needed to, just t
    1 point
  35. Decided to make my own doorcards using Mexican blanket style material, ados glue, a stapler, and some m6 bolts/ rivnuts off wish and MDF packing sheets I get for free from work. Turned out okay, this ute ain't no show pony so it's good enough. Also test fitted the dirt scooter as that's the whole reason I'm building this ute
    1 point
  36. So all back together with the new injectors, running much better but not perfect. It’s still got a stumble off idle and still seems a bit rich. The o2 sensors for both banks are reading a constant rich 0.9v at idle, then start a healthy 0.8v-0.2v cycle after 2500rpm. That’s about where it starts running really sweet too. I knew the injectors, leads, plugs and TPS were all spot on at this stage, but I had no reason to trust the air flow meter other than it runs rubbish without it. So I plugged in the scope and had a look. At first I thought I had a bad connection, but after
    1 point
  37. so start of a new year (even tho its February now lol).thought i would clean the garage out and that met putting the mk3 back on the rotisserie and also making casters for it so i can move it out side....ive got some metal prep to do before POR15 and that en voles being able to hose it down..and dint want to do that in the garage.. bit of a bloody mess all cleaned and ready to go
    1 point
  38. I see the cabinets are $160 at super cheap!! Might have to get one myself.
    1 point
  39. Also the middy has been talking about wanting to upgrade to a bike with gears and bigger wheels etc than her scooters. We'd looked at a couple Cubs, but she's a 2t fan too, talked with @Shakotom about picking her up a project F50 or FR50 from him, but never really got around to that. Then old mate @Tumeke mentioned he had an A50 with A100 forks and wheels etc that he'd fitted a U50 semi auto engine to that'd be for sale soon, showed her a couple pics, she was keen and the deal was done! Picked up the AU-Fiddy over the weekend, rather pleased with it all in all It's a l
    1 point
  40. After a lot of mucking about it was still gutless, figured out shit port timing from the crappy Taiwanese kit is most likely the issue. There may be enough meat in the casting to attempt to improve things, but have decided to go another way... Enter another engine ex Sparkle, it's got a possibly noisy clutch and a slight chance of gear issues, haven't stripped it as yet so fingers crossed it's not that bad. Got a few more genuine parts hoarded in preparation of the build And even more exciting for me is this haul of proven high nang goodness from Jon
    1 point
  41. Filled about 50 holes in the engine and removed all the brackets I no longer need. Laser cutting a sheet of all the filler pieces made it way quicker and easier! Where the chassis rail kicks up at the firewall is a known place where cracks can form. There was already one about 8mm long on the passengers side. Made some gussets and welded them in. Found some previous repairs around the rear hatch on the body. I think they just ground out the rust spots here and then bogged it up. Cut out and welded new steel in there. Another one here, this ti
    1 point
  42. Dakar's in Bolivia now. I rode some of the tracks. Bit bumpy
    1 point
  43. Big had been running rougher and rougher and I noticed it would chuff from the intake manifold as well. So pulled it apart and applied liberal amounts of goo. Runs better than ever and starts way nicer and idles straight away when cold etc. Boom. Also have aquired another frame for a side project, as seen below. Chucked my original v50 motor in. Plan is slam, hardtail, flat bars etc.
    1 point
  44. Always been a fan of Burt and his achievements, had to build a tribute to him, not the same model nor is she a streamliner. Drew up the plans on paper then cut bits of old bikes to get the parts for the frame. Live pretty isolated so only got an arch welder. Few twists with this one she has an electric pedal assist kit. Gave her the "barn find" paint job. Engine parts, bits of plywood, plumbing pipe, brake lines, an old torch and other junk. She can be a board tracker as well as a street machine.
    1 point
  45. for what its worth i have i three sets of these https://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/p/sca-sca-wheel-dolly-pair---900kg/356503.html#q=dolly&lang=en_NZ&start=11 had valiant, kombi and beetle on them. usually they are on them to be stored easier and if you have a good trade card they are a bunch load cheaper and i was able to get them that day this was also some time ago. again flat floor wins over rough floor but i went for the 900kg ones so i know i can put my valiants on them with out them breaking at all.
    1 point
  46. Another good monthly meet even with the short notice. Good to see all the normal faces out and new ones inc new cars. Lets do it all again next month.
    1 point
  47. We went for a drive today. Started with heading to caffeine and gasoline. Had a look around at a few cars. Then headed to pukekohe to visit a few mates while we were up that way. No one was home so we heading to port waikato and then continued our way down the coast. Clocked up just over 120miles. I visited this spot while on the vespa and pretty much done the same trip just in reverse. Such a stella day and kombi went really well. 10/10 nice roads and great scenery, much wow. Also done a oil change on Saturday. Will post those photo
    1 point
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