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  1. ** Discussion https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/74793-helium-elbows-magical-rx-7-fb/ ** So I never thought I would end up owning a rotary any time soon but wasn't having too much luck finding a sweet Starion/Conquest near me over the last year or so. This came up locally for a good price and thought why the fuck not. It's a 1985 Canadian spec FB RX-7 GSL-SE with the IMSA Targa option. It's basically the same as US spec top of the line GSL-SE with 13B RE-EGI engine just with km/h dials instead of mph. IMSA Targa package adds faux brushed metal targa band (I'm not the biggest fan)
    14 points
  2. tried to think of a catchy title ^ for my new 2002 gilera ice 50.... I've always wanted one of these as the cool kids were riding them when I was in England (you can hide spliffs and 8ths in the glove box real well) I've had "gilera ice" on my favorites search on trademe since trademe was invented.... there are now only 100 odd on the road in the uk so becoming very rare, this one came up on marketplace hahaha bloke wanted 400 I gave him 300 and said cheers, has a live plate, non working front brakes and seized front shocks.... i can work with that. I have a 70cc malossi cylinder kit
    12 points
  3. Wow, it's been almost six months since I got this back on the road and warranted. Took it in for its WOF check today, and passed with a clean sheet. Good feels. I better get my arse into gear and do more than the 186 miles I've done in the last 6 month period! Before the WOF I thought I had better take it for a quick shakedown, so went out for a hoon last night.
    10 points
  4. Discussion here ahhhhh the other mk3... as some of you know i bought a parts car for my 4.1 mk3 im building ...this one when i got it. i stripped every part i needed from that car done to the loom ,nuts and bolts and even the pre facelift dash... i did put the facelift dash back into it tho. i then added some seats i had sitting around and some random wheels and sold it off to a mate as he just had to have it......it meant that i got most of the parts for my 4.1 build for nothingin the end. as it sat when i sold it.
    7 points
  5. Entrants, as of 5-07-2020 @ 2pm @johnnyfive Daniel, aka Ruckus guy, aka Grom guy. @GuyWithAviators @UTERUS @MopedNZ @TimShadboltfan27 Shannon D Daniel W @Shakotom @Threeonthetree @Tumeke Brudda @Tumeke @keltik @Vintage Grumble @Truenotch @Mr Vapour @tortron @WankBankA100 @BLIZZO @anglia4 @mark105 @RUNAMUCK @Duke Blackwood @HighLUX @Mitch.W @Beaver @00quattro00 Bucket Barry on bike @MaxPower (Vehicle) @rumrum
    7 points
  6. All back together and you can barely tell, lol.
    7 points
  7. The tie rod end situation is hopefully getting resolved, I have sent a new Y60 rod end plus one of the ball joints from the Y61 drag link that came with the axles down to HBI Engineering in Christchurch, they will make a new ball and taper to suit and reseat it in the new rod end. Because of this I didn't really get onto the axle install, as I would like to keep the truck as mobile as possible. I did give the new axles a scrub and blew some black zinc over them in preparation though. I also looked at my brake bias valve, the setup appears correct for the lift, but while I was jigglin
    6 points
  8. Modified and rebuilt a toyota k series electronic distributor for a friend today. His engine is rather modified, so he doesn't use vacuum advance. I just made a plug with an arm on it, locking vacuum advance. It's based on a commercial engine 5k distributor so has a bearing instead of a bushing, this should make it more reliable. Some measurements indicate it should give 24 crankshaft degrees of mechanical advance at top end - so he should be good if he sets base timing at around 10 or 11
    5 points
  9. next meet: Wednesday the 15th July, 7PM @ Spitfire Square
    5 points
  10. @EpochNZ was washing his new car today in preparation for the 15th!
    4 points
  11. Seal imports? I always seem to find something that'll work, or can be made to work from those guys.
    4 points
  12. Did some more metal carving today. The Starwagon beam has an extra reinforcing skin welded on where the original mounting perches sat. Even although it was factory done the sides are not uniform so it took me ages to get the cardboard templates just right to ensure minimal gaps. Clamped them up and sat them in position on the beam. Needed to fine tune the cuts a bit, but levels are now spot on so next step is to glue everything together. Ground away the galvanising to aid penetration.
    4 points
  13. You might think so, but I was cleverer than that. I want to turn up in a 3 door hatch....so I've started with something oversize knowing it will shrink.
    3 points
  14. High pressure water, it'll be rusted out by then
    3 points
  15. Nothing disappointing about this! She runs like a little honey now.
    2 points
  16. DoBros....Not just for Breakfast... @DoBro Jesus and @JustHarry working on the latest Mitsubishi of Disappointment...
    2 points
  17. Pizza, dobros, and fixing shit cars, Sundays at mimico are always great haha.
    2 points
  18. Had another track day go badly - 2 laps in, an o-ring on the oil cooler pushed out and pumped a sump load of oil on the track, without realizing we did a lap with zero oil pressure. I put it on the trailer and took it home, pulled the sump off and thankfully the crank looked ok, so I put a fresh set of bearings in and fixed the oil cooler issue. This weekend we made another trek up to Taupo for Drift Antics. The car went well all day with no hick ups, which meant I could focus on learning to drive instead. Here's a video showing a few laps.
    2 points
  19. Ok finally a moment to continue pulling things off the car #timepoor.
    2 points
  20. That second clutch (on the right) is spun by the rear wheel through the final drive, so yeah X amount of road speed kicks the arms out and locks it into 2nd gear. Your down hill limiter is likely to be from mechanical resistance rather than an electrical limit. Depending how carried away you want to get I've got cases etc from a vertical Jog, with a bit of customising you can run Zuma (BWS?) cylinders and pipes etc.
    2 points
  21. so I made a note of the jets etc Primary main fuel jet is 140 secondary main fuel jet is 210 primary air corrector jet 170 Secondary air corrector jet is 180 Didn't pull the emulsion tubes out as cbf I'm assuming bigger number = More fuel / air? I'll wack the points dizzy back in as I don't fully trust the aliexpress and second hand dizzy to do its thing properly. That way I'll only be working with one variable/unknown rather than two.
    2 points
  22. Must be able to find a generic seal by dimensions...? Cool looking scoot btw.
    2 points
  23. These aren't belt driven/don't have a variatior. There's 2 clutches, first clutch engages to start moving, then the second one locks to engage second gear at about 30k.
    2 points
  24. Done around 350km on this so far, fuck i love it. Slowly working through all the little niggly (is that word racist? ) problems like idle tune, loose rear view mirrors, lever adjustment etc after each ride. Fitted the steering dampener off bike #1. Also got a sticker kit off trademe for $50. It was good practice but unfortunately half the stickers were missing and some were completely wrong for the bike. Next on the list has got to be a seat recover and widening with maybe denser foam or something. Right now it feels soft and luscious until You get an hour into the ride.. then it feels l
    2 points
  25. Had a family lunch so we had a play with the plasma cutter and made some exhaust hanger mounts I borrowed a charger and fired up the laptop which talked to the stinger which is nice. I raided a k20 a zebra for the cam sensors which I plan to use for the crank trigger. Scoped out the sensor on the daily so I know what's going on
    2 points
  26. Got some more bits knocked off my list. Clearance created by the oil filter, a few minutes work with a power file did the trick. Wired up the interior light, complete with a flash LED bulb. Its way brighter than the original type bulb. Still killed a couple of hours by the time I soldered the wires together, fixed my multi meter so I could trouble shoot why it didn't work and finally fix both door switches. The other job that got done was making some clearance between the brake pads and the hub. I am using Torana stubs with HQ discs and HZ calipers. The discs were turned down 12
    2 points
  27. Went down and have hacked out the old mounts as good as I can with engine in place. Need to get the 202/auto combo sold so I can plonk the 4.0l on the ground. I've only got so much room
    2 points
  28. So looking at the "path of least resistance" I've decided to stick to something closer to standard road height. Not only does it solve my rubbing front wheels, but it addresses a few other smaller challenges including a steering rag joint that is rubbing on a chassis leg. Someone on the Book of Faces posted a pic of their Thames running on 15 inch diameter Torque Thrust 2s at standard road height. He is running 6Js up front and 7J rears. The 15s fill the arches really nicely. The Torque Thrusts give a similar look to the Dragways, but the chrome on my Dragways is flogged and would c
    2 points
  29. I picked this up from Auckland yesterday and rode it home in that god awful weather. Its pretty much standard, it runs ok...ish and doesn't seem to have any problems mechanically, first thing i done was whip that exhaust off and spray it black. I plan to get it looking as much like a cafe racer as possible and get the frame powder coated a different colour. Plans so far Clip ons New grips Pod filters Small taillight/indicators Shortend/new seat and a different gauge cluster. An example:
    1 point
  30. ah poo, i have a leo Vince sp exhaust to suit minarelli jog style for sale soon
    1 point
  31. Nope. I'm not sure how this one works, but it has chain driven gears that somehow gives it 2 speeds? *Image stolen off the internet.
    1 point
  32. Pic to sum up the last couple hours... #blackwheelsmatter Plus while apart, I cleaned out all the grease inside the brake drums with brake cleaner, then sanded everything to freshen it up. Brakes now work good. Success!!! Ending the day on a win...beer time now.
    1 point
  33. I forgot that Hell-bows was the nickname for Phuel. Also sick new whip Phuel. Needs SSR Mk3's
    1 point
  34. Good score! Looks like a two for one kind of sweet deal. Never seen a targa themed RX7 either. Seems someone at Mazda liked the 911 targa quite a lot at the time obviously and then hey Presto new trim spec RX7 model. Mate just bought an RX7 here in Melbourne last week actually. Hasnt run in 17 years but fired up with some fresh fuel. I thought 3k AUD for a S1 banana yellow / brown interior seemed like a good price.
    1 point
  35. It was a nice sunny morning here at Rough & Ready Restos, so I thought I'd crack into the spacers for the L300 front beam. My mate Snow donated a nice chunky bit of 8 mm angle iron to the cause, so I spent a bit of time doing a bit of carving with my little grinder. Nek minnit :
    1 point
  36. Boy I can’t wait to see the look on mr miyagi’s face when we order 40 pink pussys
    1 point
  37. Grovelled under the Thames and fixed the cut off rear axle perches to the original leaf springs using the original Thames U bolts. Then offered up the HiAce rear axle. Took some measurements to make sure that everything was aligned correctly then hot glued the axle to the perches. It's only tack welded in position for now as I may have to fine tune the pinion angle once the gearbox is mounted in its final position, but at least I could get it back on its rear wheels to get a feel for how it is sitting.
    1 point
  38. So not much to see here but I did manage to get all the supplies I need to complete my test wiring of the tail lights. So here is one of the finished light holders. Learned all the pitfalls of using this wire / plug / sheathing which is good because I don't want to make any mistakes on the balance of the car wiring.
    1 point
  39. A fair bit has been done since the last update. I spoke to Trevor at Holden Diagnostics. We agreed that the tune was causing the issues, and he could sort it out. The guy who did the original tune has been known to have trouble with VT engines. I had a bunch of people coming round from work on Saturday night and wanted the car running. Trevor sent me a spare memcal and said send your old one back when all is good. Thursday night I fitted the new for the water pump. The old one looked pretty tired. I put the throttle body and everything else back together and fired it up. Then sw
    1 point
  40. Here's a tool I've been making recently. I still need to make a good handle for it, but to be honest the cap screw is probably stronger than any handle I could make. The clutch in the middle is hardened to reduce the risk of galling when it slips (adjustable preload, allows slipping when die binds or you hit a shoulder)
    1 point
  41. smashed some progress, on this today, thanks heaps to @Mitch.W for doing almost all the work while i stood around, talked shit and drunk beer. Mitch spent ages on the tig and fabbed up this lush new subframe on the bike. thicker rear stays in the same spot as the stock one but the thicker pipe looks way better. a nice flat frame with a wee kink at the end that all ties in nice and level with the tank to give a lush flat backbone to the bike. I cut the mounts off the swingarm for the shocks are remounted them on the inside of the swingarm to narrow the shocks up which also helped heaps with the
    1 point
  42. Small update, but this actually took me most of the day to get done... Well, after I was done with daddy duty this morning. The majority of the day was reminding myself how the tool and work coordinate offsets are setup on the mill I'm using. Prototrack controller, would not recommend. I'm not a machinist by any stretch of the imagination, but managed to get the crank trigger wheel carved out without too much bother and nothing broken. I still wish the 32 tooth balance shaft pulley would have worked. If I didn't already have a Link Fury ECU for this thing I would have purchased a Li
    1 point
  43. Picked up some good quality window tint from @Archetype. As expected I wasn't able to do a good job of the rear screen and I'm happy to pay someone to do that later on, but the sides went flawlessly and I'm so pleased I opted to tint the car. Should help heaps with it being an oven in summer. The car is all but complete and back together, things lefts are to cut back the orange peel and buff it aswell as fit the manual trans. l
    1 point
  44. The final part of the interior job was to recondition a few of the switches. The window, panel and headlight switches all needed an overhaul. It was pretty obvious just by looking at the window switches why they needed a strip down and clean It's no surprise that the windows were a tad slow, and the connectors had taken a real beating with excessive resistance melting the plastic around a couple of the pins. A sure sign of bad contact. I decided to start with one of the window switches. These were filthy, having soaked up any fluff and muck that has been in the center c
    1 point
  45. The final piece of the puzzle for getting the interior finished was the gear and hand brake boots. The old ones were worn out, torn and manky. I couldn't refit them, they're letting the team down. Old Gross Stuff From day one I wasn't really happy with the boots and knew I was going to have to do something about them. The shift boot in particular just looks gross, all loose and full of splits and holes. The top of it didn't seem to fit either. And the hand brake boot was old and hard, with a big split down the back. Not to mention it was glued to some of the worst looking c
    1 point
  46. Literally the day after selling the clone Z50, I got a message from a mate -Hey I’ve got a rough Z50J sitting here that I only bought for the motor, wanna buy the rolling frame? Slept on it for the night and thought ah, it’s an actual Honda Z50, let’s do it properly this time. Got it home, and assembled it to a rolling frame. Put it in the corner of the shed while I placed a couple of orders for various bits and pieces and waited for them to turn up. then assembled. Ended up with backdated 4L tank, 8x3.50 alloy wheels, undercowl, alloy foot peg covers, Windshei
    1 point
  47. I promised a zorst recording. I hoped to record some runs up to redline under load, but this will have to do for now. It already took me ages to edit out all the smoke. I think the exhaust sounds more like what you'd want from a car like this - payoff for the hassles and fuel economy. It's no lumpy V8 burble, and of course it would be more interesting with carbs and a manual transmission, but it'll do. Even if the auto sometimes keeps the engine at a steady maximum rasp up hills, which sounds like someone's cutting grass with a line trimmer... Also, gotta love that ultra ref
    1 point
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