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  1. With show day now only a couple of days away, the rush was on. I had a car on stands, with a diff on the ground. Not ideal. Having found the shims to be ruined in the last post I ordered a set with a few different sizes from SNG Barratt in the UK, which arrived in record time. At the same time, I also decided that since the diff was on the ground, and I didn't want to have to pull it out again I would (stupidly) replace the diff output oil seal as that was leaking a few drops every now and then, so ordered a set of new seals. You can see the aftermath of the seal leaking here. All do
    9 points
  2. Arrived into Hahei this evening, all set for scrutineering in the morning then an afternoon looking around, much fun ahead.
    9 points
  3. Update - rod tune complete and now the 51 IDA is singing. If anyone is off to Reunion next week come say hi - I’m there Friday to Sunday. The brake master sht itself and leaked on the RH chassis rail.... I ordered another master (Mazda 808) and we bled it last night. That and found that I was missing a lower rear calliper bolt so I’ve replaced that. fresh VTNZ WOF today.
    6 points
  4. The rules say you cant have individual wheel control, and you have to have a pair of valves for each bag basically, to prevent the air transferring across when you go around a corner So the problem with that is it's quite difficult to get a car to come up level every time when the switch for up or down operates both valves at the same time. In theory it works if the lines are all the same volume but in practice it doesnt The best system I've seen is the e level one that has the height sensor that attaches to the suspension rather than the pressure based system. Even those have a fe
    5 points
  5. Thanks to @Raizer 's tip on sandblaster cabinets being cheap at the moment I went and got one today. Makes cleaning up crappy old parts easy I had to get a bigger compressor as well, supercheap has a special going on those at the moment too, $550 including an air hose
    5 points
  6. Sounds good thanks Mark! Lee went for a bit of a reccy down at Matata today and after a bit of a chat to the camps down there, we have decided that although id said Murphys Motorcamp it isnt the most ideal spot for the overnight stay and apologize if anyone has already booked there but we are going to use the DOC camp right in Matata itself. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/bay-of-plenty/places/matata-area/matata-campsite/ The camp caretaker is happy to rope off a whole corner of the camp for us to have to ourselves and its only a couple of mins walk to
    4 points
  7. New ragtop cover for the ragtop time. Brought the bug inside work, took the old cover off and had fun removing all the sticky duct tape glue, fuck that stuff. All the parts layed out. Cut the new cover on the esko, perfectly square cad cut. Sewed the hems over and added slits for the bow to sit inside as factory, the old cover didn't do this so you had to be careful not to end up with a parachute attached to the roof. All mounted, I added some thick felt to the front bow, not sure I like it, if it doesn't pack down I might remove it, looks to
    4 points
  8. hope to get on to fitting new sills this weekend , mine have a few little holes
    4 points
  9. rear guard welded on fits great
    4 points
  10. Bought a 80's Sunny / 120Y Haynes at the recent Wheels with Attitude event 1st guy with a bunch of books wanted $5 each Guy next to him with more books and organised aphabetically found the Datsun manual "How Much?" $20 "would you take $10" maybe $15 he says mad dash back to cars to raid coins sorted /sharn also Found an hour yesterday to tinker with Carby now I had skim read the manual found a wee pool of oil (blow by / return?) in the mani : I figure thats normal (I'd already fingered it at this stage of taking a p
    3 points
  11. 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
    2 points
  12. Just did a clean up of all my posts and copied all the images from photobucket and re-added them as attachments on OS. FUCK YOU PHOTOBUCKET!!!! In the process of stockpiling parts for the 304. - video for parts reference for me later on. Reminder for later - thanks @64valiant Turned out the brand was kilmat and it was a crap load cheaper than dynamat. For example there is a dynamat kit on trade me for 369 for 3.3 square meters so around 110 a square meter or you can get kilmat for 43 a square. Or I paid to have it fast freighted and it still only cost
    2 points
  13. some gas cutting if needed t took 500mm from the sides Well you get the idea . So any leads would be appreciated.Thanks
    2 points
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  15. Hey man, Just stumbled across this thread, that's my old car! I owned it from 1998 till about 2004 I think. One of the only photos I have is this one from about 20 years ago which was taken just after I rebuilt it (new interior, paint, w58 conversion) You still got it?
    2 points
  16. Anyhoo I'd already pulled it apart and ol xin p. ling at the blow off valve factory has been putting the wrong size o rings in, got a couple of new ones and tried it, now it seals pretty well
    2 points
  17. Still own it, still clean it. Took a photo with another cool Honda. 1996 Honda Accord Super Tourer HART001 (3)-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr Also did some more work/doing some more work so will update soon times.
    2 points
  18. few pics of my new build, this old wagon has been siting here behind my shed for 10 years , so time to do something with it , too rusty to fix for the road so drag only
    1 point
  19. Is there any threads on here about airbags for beginners, after info about cert requirements like control systems etc Edit just having a peruse of "AIR BAG SUSPENSION CHAT" now
    1 point
  20. that looks lush as fuck. self sufficient man camp for all
    1 point
  21. Lush. Camping will be sweet if we have support vehicle space for tents etc. I'll probably roll a bivi bag and have a spare if anyone wants to borrow it.
    1 point
  22. Awesome datsun mate, do you any pics of the interior of the car?
    1 point
  23. Only wanted the axle for my sons motorised mobility scooter thing.... This could work.
    1 point
  24. My wagnats is being celebrated by taking my wagon to the body shop.
    1 point
  25. My options were Ali Express special at $60, genuine new for $470 or get some guy in Aus to rebuild it for $600. I wasn’t going to risk second guessing my diagnosis with a cheap part, but also keen to save some coin where I can. I wasn’t going to make it any worse, so it’s worth a shot to see if I can fix it. Lifting the board off and cutting open the main section reveals the tiny reflective metal diaphragm that two diodes stare at to work out air flow. Nothing appears broken, but the diaphragm is a bit sticky and stained. I polished it up and cleaned everything as carefully
    1 point
  26. 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
    1 point
  27. Factory ecu wiring into old junk.. Is this fairly straight forward? I'm looking at a b6 mx5 conversion for the hunter, and cos I'm so cheap I'd like to keep the original loom etc. I don't think these have any immobiliser components in them. Goal is to keep the smoke inside the wires
    1 point
  28. 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
    1 point
  29. I saw a falcon that had the rear mufflers like this but they were mounted at 45 degree angles and the pipe went in the rear then out the front and then the side of the car
    1 point
  30. Sounds like it, I am sure they make those separatetors from something that crapps out faster
    1 point
  31. Installed the new CD and it didn't fix the problem but got put in contact with a guy who runs an audio shop who sed he has fixed this problem 3 times by replacing th GPS CD ROM witch is infront of the driver. Missis wants to give up on the car but I will show her how I will fix it even it it costs a huge amount
    1 point
  32. So, ages ago, I used to buy really shitty cheap cars for daily drivers. I would think "Well, I've got the skills to fix this 300,000km old shitter. So if something goes wrong I wont need to pay a mechanic!" Having this attitude skews the risk/reward equation (as I would later learn, unfavorably towards myself) when factoring in if a particular car is a good idea to buy or not. A major "aha" moment in my life, was where I realized that having additional skills can empower you but also lead you into unique sorts of traps too. I've missed so many weekends of my life where I could have be
    1 point
  33. Wow a good 5 minutes use from a brand new seals beam, that’s good going
    1 point
  34. The Kumeu AMP show is coming up soon, you could go to that instead?
    1 point
  35. No they can cause a misfire sometimes that comes and goes, mine would play up some days or not at all, the replacement was about $280 I cannot remember what brand it was
    1 point
  36. I don’t think you could realy test the module, the problem would only show up sometimes, you could test the fuel pump with a pressure gauge?
    1 point
  37. Fuck I am over kumeu now, been going almost ever since it started but it has crapped out so bad
    1 point
  38. I had the same thing in my Telstar, would develop a misfire sometimes and almost cut out, and it was hard to start
    1 point
  39. Works in reverse tho, shit is going into the inside of the filter
    1 point
  40. I found if you cut open a Fram G12 in-line fuel filter you can jam it in your sedanent glass
    1 point
  41. That's quite a ramble about negative reviews. Tbh I'd give it a crack in a shitbox. Combine with a $1000 eBay turbo kit and you'll be away laughing, for maybe 2,000km.
    1 point
  42. I bought all my Airride from Simon at Airridenz, 100% top guy to deal with, always took time to answer all my questions regardless of how stupid they were. @Kimjon my 61 was certed on stock rims and tyres at around 90mm from lowest chassis point and it rides awesome. It worked out to about 110psi in the front and 45psi In the rears. With the smaller tyres on the 100 spokes I tend to roll 120psi front and 50psi rear as otherwise I can bottom out on big dips on the road (which sets the missus to full whinge mode haha)
    1 point
  43. OH NO! ITS ALL GONE HORRIBLY WRONG!!!!
    1 point
  44. Man Really wanna bag my Oldsmobile freds not helping
    1 point
  45. Ended up being 6 months without doing a thing on the car nor driving it too. But I went for cert - very few items and mostly silly stuff like I needed double return springs on the throttle linkage and stuff like that. But I got a cert. It was a good day that day. Next thing ya know - certification complete! (I love the cert plate number - it was a fluke) WOF Registration
    1 point
  46. Then around early 2012 I started having a hankering for a bit more power and a V8 started preying on the mind. Originally I was tempted by a 1UZ and even purchased a UZ conversion motor and manual gearbox etc for it and spent 6 months trying to find the motorvation to do the conversion part. End result was I got this 308 and I talked myself out of the fuckaround that would have been doing a 1UZ conversion and into a nice simple 308 conversion. Spent the next few months buying more parts for the conversion and come Queens Birthday weekend I ripped into it. Long story short t
    1 point
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