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  1. 13 points
  2. Next up I got some time to work on the drift car, poor thing hasn't been driven in over a year now... so while I was under the bonnet I thought I should tickle up turbo, It's a KKK K26 from volvo penta, (the marine series of volvo, hence the awesome green you see on alot of my turbos) specs just in case anyone cares is the common 53/64mm turbine(s200 to kids these days) and the comp is 51.7/81mm, not the best match for a sr20de and not the turbo I originally choose and fitted but it's on there and working. (it's a long story) Here's what the turbo housing looks like factory, they cast a ~25
    4 points
  3. I've got a new scheme I might print for you to try. Basically a runner with a smaller inner entrance but then a chamber area around the perimeter to see if you can amplify a reflected wave back down with minimal energy loss / max doorts
    4 points
  4. Here's a couple of videos from the last 2 events. All of this seat time is starting to pay off now and I am super stoked with how my driving is improving. Had the best day ever on Sunday with a few attempts to link track 2 reverse Matsuri video from last month. Drift Antics from Sunday. (Probably made this a bit long)
    3 points
  5. Well this just got placed in my boot its brand spanking new all the parts are still in boxes for my favourite price of nothing. I have no idea what I'll do with it yet suggestions welcome.
    2 points
  6. I have half a mini chopper and a v-twin........ all i need is half a quad and i have a trike been a pretty logical easy build. Will make it run and properly assess the situation as this would bolt into my drift quad but not so keen on 5 gears and my kids hitting triple digit speeds.
    2 points
  7. Nanged it up to Hanmer for the official unofficial Hanmer meet, was a laugh going up Jack's pass 4 up in it, spent a lot of time dodging potholes and other rough road issues haha. Didn't skip a beat all weekend! Such a great little car, love this thing much more than I should haha.
    2 points
  8. The people who design this stuff for a living are mathematicians/scientists/wizards/witch doctors. But the "guys at home" like yourself who dream up stuff like this will on a good day put the aforementioned group to shame. I look forward to the results!
    2 points
  9. also have a look at the superbikes ram tube set ups a ramtube in a ram tube
    2 points
  10. so now my list of keeping wifey happy jobs is nearly done, It is time to get this thing on blocks and actually rebuild the brakes Summer is coming and there is no RUC on an Anglia (500km a week in the deez is getting a bit old)
    2 points
  11. I got the replacement clutch in and working but there's still something a little awry there that will have to wait until I get back from a couple of weeks holiday. I also discovered that I have a fairly common wobbly crank pulley issue so I should look into that before I get too carried away thrashing it. That said, I did enjoy taking it for a wee hoon after I got the clutch working and the hardtop on. More to come in the future but this is where we are at the minute: Once that was sorted I took it for a hoon to see my other white coupe...
    2 points
  12. For those of you who know me, know I'm a mitsubishi pest. For those who know me even better, know I'm an absolute sucker for mk2 mirage wagons. Spotted this wee duck when we first moved to chch about 3 and a half years ago parked at muscle car madness. Shat my daks tbh, JDM spec twin sunroof wagon. First one of them I'd ever seen. Having seen it around a few times since then and pining hard everytime I knew I needed to acquire it at some point. Fast forward to a couple months back and @azzar found out that it resided only a couple blocks away from me. So of course I did what
    1 point
  13. RE engine and box out together. It can be done, but its tight. as you say a short engine bay, and the radiator/slam panel is a key part of the front end structure so no cutty cutty. The 4 speed/1608 combo is the easiest as the block is a wee bit smaller and shorter and on the 4 speed the end of the box is both smaller and the lever bits gets left attached to the tunnel. It needs to come out nearly vertically so need the car up high and a engine crane with a load adjuster thingee. I found it easier to take the engine out first, but put them back in together. need to rem
    1 point
  14. If this pic had boobs it'd be damn near perfect...
    1 point
  15. Plugged some shit in and fired it up.. Didn't go hard cos it's not time yet so this is just jogging things in the setup program for LinuxCNC. The cable lengths are all wrong, will need to sort that. Need cable trays quite badly too. X axis needs the belt tension backing off. Still, pretty stoked with how promising that looks.
    1 point
  16. Only a small thing but makes difference. the screws have been replaced. Please see the photo NO.4 and you can confirm that the screw head and master cylinder case are at the same level which means the cover doesn’t hold water and prevents getting rusted.
    1 point
  17. Reassembled carb. Went well until I went to put the base plate on. FUCK!!! 2 bolts short. Tore shed apart looking for them. No dice. Was googling what thread they were and found this NO wonder I couldn't find them, they were never there. So.... Try again on weekend
    1 point
  18. I'll need to fabricate a holding bracket for both ends of the cable and the cable itself may need to be shortened a bit, but its worth a try. The Certifier has confirmed that I can elongate the existing hole in the chassis rail where the gearbox selector needs to poke through as long as I attach a strengthening plate to the rail, so once I've done that I can put the cable through its paces. But that will have to move to the back burner for now as the steering column fabrication has become top priority . Thanks for reading.
    1 point
  19. First things first, was to strip the horrid interior, and remove the front end to see what I was facing. It's been off the road since '03, where it appears someone had begun a teardown of the front suspension for a rebuild, but instead gave up, lost some important nuts, and roughly bolted it back together. Front steering joints had been unbolted, which made transporting it a mission. However this problem is fixed, and it only needs some new bushes/brake bleed to be operational. I sourced a brown ute bench seat (ute's have headrests and sedans/wags don't). Much harder to do than I had
    1 point
  20. Looks far less weak in the back too with a meaty tyre.
    1 point
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  22. Nah this is Old School. Doing dumb things with old gear is great. I reckon you're way overcarbed but interested to see how you get on...
    1 point
  23. So I’ve been chipping away over the past weeks. So much done but still so much to do! Managed to get the whole rear end dialed Just need to cap the upper arm boxes (can’t decide if I should make removable or just weld them on) Caliper brackets made and calipers mounted Made a start on the sump as the factory lower pan would have sat 40mm lower than the crossmember made an intake pipe by stretching a 3” tube over a 3”-5” sch40 reducer. Bit of grease and the press did the job Trying to decide header layout also Fixing up some back yard rust repairs,
    1 point
  24. I wanted to put a hx40 into a smaller housing for use on a diesel, hunted through all my garrett housings and only found one that was suitable(saab 900 t3 0.63), but I wanted to save that housing for something else, all the 0.48's i had didn't really have enough meat on the sealing surface on the dump pipe... So I'd sorta given up until I remembered I had a Chinese hx30 on the shelf, it could be genuine but due to the fact the compressor snapped off the shaft and other small things I'm pretty sure it's from china Now those of you that know turbos will know hx30 is alot smaller than the hx40
    1 point
  25. Also, I built this abortion today
    1 point
  26. Spent the last few Weekends making a new front lower cross member and Radiator support bracketry. Radiator is a 1954 Chevrolet style aluminium one. It is 2-3 inches further forward now, and now the bonnet doesn't quite close. Should be easy enough to fix with some light trimming. Fitting a transmission cooler and a large enough battery is going to be fun.
    1 point
  27. Results are in on the downsized runners.
    1 point
  28. If the idle mixture screws have no effect, then you've got a blown powervalve diaphram. That will make it fearsome rich too.
    1 point
  29. Some big jobs are underway, sills have been repaired. rear 1/4 removed and the fabricated replacement is taking shape. Also another shit attempt by the last panel beater uncovered and had to be rectified on the A pillar/cowl area. Smaller jobs include, Fuel tank has had the dents pulled out. I discovered that while I was looking through my dash parts, (as that will be one of the first areas i will be starting to assemble), I found the heater core was blown out, and leaking. Have had a new core made, and had to locate a NOS heater tap, which I have luckily found but cant be sent
    1 point
  30. " Shimano? " you say... Well its not really that exciting. Please don't expect a Heath Robinson like contraption using XTR derailleurs, in the lovely pewter colour that the 965 series came in. Or better yet - some mint deore XT thumbshifters used as tensioners. Oh yes- the bike geek is strong in this one! But I'm jumping ahead again. First off - I needed a way to take drive from the crank while at the same time beef up a problem area. Now have a look at this next photo... See that big splined shaft sticking out. That was the main drive to the original clutch setup that res
    1 point
  31. Exhaust nearly finished, twin 2 inch, into 2.5 resonator, over diff into AES/PAC boiler. Brief was I had to retain factory heat shields, top job!
    1 point
  32. Dropped off the old money pit to choppers, instructions to build exhaust and get through repair cert, maybe skim her up if $ allow ready for paint
    1 point
  33. Took the Imp for a hoon on Saturday. Went to visit a mechanic who works from home up a valley not far from us because he has fields of cars and I had spotted some Subaru Leones. Sadly he doesn't have an front wheel drive models because I wanted to nab any gear boxes that I can just as spares in case my decides to detonate. Top bloke though- he knows his scooby stuff having been a mechanic for Subaru NZ. He's given me a contact to try for boxes. So since it was a very lourverly sunny spring day indeed we thought we'd continue our drive further up the valley and check out a load of nice ro
    1 point
  34. Choppers halfway through fab on the 1/4, shaping up nicely tho. Also scored a rare asf NOS front guard! *pics out of order
    1 point
  35. This isn't cranking along as fast as I want, so much other shit is getting in the way. I have also done some redesign on the table, I'm thinking of using T slot to mount the rails. This will save some hole drilling and allow for much easier adjustment. However bits are slowly trickling in, a 2.2Kw water cooled spindle and VFD;
    1 point
  36. Tried to find a new 1/4, found a NOS one, but by the time it got to me it was nearly $5k! - pass. otherwise options are very limited for these coupes now Have ended up taking the 1/4 off this half cut a mate had stashed (ill weld my shitty one back on the half cut), once removed it had plenty of Mexican repairs, it wasn't great, but still better than what I had, Choppers Auto Body says hes far happier repairing this so its currently at the dippers awaiting a full strip.
    1 point
  37. Kids now have a matching tiny house, that they'll never use (along with all the other shit I've made them that they never use). Finally finished it today.
    1 point
  38. lockdown has kept me busy. Transferred all the suspension from 1vaknd Kp across to the hack rack pushed foward 24mm, drivers mount moved in to better accommodate the 3s engine mounts (solid) Ke70 rack and pinion fitted to the Kp housing and trimmed the rack side flanges for boot clearance need to re build inner tubs for clearance building clearance for max low and can adjust height according to spring rates and travel Waiting for laser cutters to open up so I can get the upper link mounts cut and finalise the driveshaft tunnel
    1 point
  39. Though you may like this. Drag racing in 79 wee yellow rx3 coupe in background just off the line a ruapuna racetrack
    1 point
  40. All the previous botched repairs
    0 points
  41. Very sad to hear this. RIP Darryl / Sumo.
    0 points
  42. Just to let people here know that Darryl (aka RXSUMO) passed away 7:30 Saturday morning, after a long illness. Condolences to Sandra, familiy and friends. (if anyone wants to post up any messages here, I am sure Admin won't worry)
    0 points
  43. The sills are not straight, one of the sills had a small crease it it, so instead of pulling out the crease, and making a new rear section to suit, he made the new section with a crease it it to match - wtf
    0 points
  44. Ok, so now I'm (mostly) over the mess the last panel guy carried out, i have been setting some plans in motion to start the next stage make some $ and get panels repaired properly. So as its part of the story, ill now share pics - the pics Tbh, dont really show how bad it all is, the rear 1/4 is very buckled, and the wheel arch flare, i cant even comprehend. You can sort of see in the first pic, where the rust was, at the very top of the flare, and at both lower corners. panel beater suggested, that there would be more rust between the inner and outer skins, and that a whole new
    0 points
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