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  1. Been a long time no update but anyway thanks to Stu and Sheepers and Nick the Sparky this is where we are at. Weird. Went pretty smoothly, it's spooging a bit of oil out the breathers on the top but I guess once it's run in that'll settle down or it'll just keep doing it cos 4AG life. I have 5 forward gears, a clutch that works and some brakes so with a few hours checking things and tidying up small jobs there's nothing stopping me from going for a wee drive. Oh the thermostat doesn't seem to be opening but that's not really a big deal to sort out hopefully, it might just be ol
    38 points
  2. Another 2 done. Worked well. I think 4 paper weights is enough for now. Time to move on to something big! For reference of where it goes. Houses cam gearing.
    15 points
  3. So yeah I don't really update this at all, not much has happened since my last post in 2017. Had to use Google to find this build thread because OS search sucks. For the first time in over 5 years this is now living in the same house where I live. Amazing. I might even use it over summer. It doesn't fit down my driveway though so I'll have to make a small ramp to avoid it getting bellied. Was a three plank job to get it down today when it arrived. I might do some stuff to it as well. Check back in 2023.
    8 points
  4. So update time again so this doesnt go stale. Wiring mockup done. Took exception to the placement of the IAT sensor so have fixed that. Location couldnt be any better than this. Power distribution has also arrived so now the biggest hurdle is having time to put into this. Bulkhead connector should arrive tomorrow so I can start to get the engine harness finished. Really looking forward to see it done.
    3 points
  5. I finally got the spindle running, as expected it was me being a dumbass about the VFD setup parameters. Although for some reason it is only getting speed control from the potentiometer on the VFD. I am ok with this though as it will allow me to experiment with speeds and feeds. I also trammed the spindle to cut straight and flat, good enough to be able to face the table anyways. I also did a hard out calibration of the X and Y axis so it would cut accurately. I also made up a longer control cable for the big servo, that was stressful. This means everything is nicely tucked
    2 points
  6. I would like to attend next month if it lines up with the dates im in Wellington
    2 points
  7. Amazingly my car is fully legal! Well it was when parked, at least. Wonder if it still runs?
    2 points
  8. You should, but I hardly ever do. Just gotta pump it faster to get the juice going
    2 points
  9. you should bench bleed any master cylinder before fitment anyway.
    2 points
  10. Think I'll bring the wagon out of hibernation....no one tell the po pop though
    2 points
  11. I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty cool.
    2 points
  12. You must be super duper stoked to have that running. I know I'm super duper stoked that you have it running
    2 points
  13. Vid isnt the greatest and my dad didn't learn to hold it landscape but here is a quick blat up the Taieri river. You can only go ~6km up the gorge and it quickly goes from placid to some heavy lifts to completely un boatable - didn't go as far to show those parts.
    2 points
  14. Finished this bench to sit over the ugly whiteware and provide some extra bench space. I started it last lockdown, so I'm glad to finish it! Except for the screws to hold the ply on its all recycled materials. Sanded the old ply down and coated in boiled linseed oil. Silky smooth. And black zinc it for the frame. Turned out better than I expected, the plan was to mount a bench grinder to it but the wife thinks it's nice enough to be extra outdoor furniture!
    2 points
  15. So when i first looked at the car right before Auckland Lockdown V2 it was a bare shell on a chassis dolly, The previous owner spent a bit of time during lockdown and put the panels back on, factory suspension and steering and diff in and got it mobile again for me. He packed the car with as much as he could then when I picked it up the ute tray and back seat was chocka with bits as well for the trip home!
    2 points
  16. All back together now. Had a turbo shit off a time getting the heater hoses back on because some idiot stuffed a huge motor right in the way. New clutch (remember that, the reason we pulled it apart in the first place) is really good, it's a tiny bit grabby at take off but it's not really bedded in at all so I don't know if this will get better or worse. Also i have connected the boost control pipes around the wrong way so it's free boosting up to about 30psi. Easy fix that. I drove it to work.
    2 points
  17. Turns out all the links have shit themselves for some reason, nevermind. Anyway, all this bullshit has me pretty up and down and generally a bit upset in between the occasional moment of optimism. I haven't seen the car since a week or so before lock down, and even though I might not have done anything on it anyway under normal circumstances I thought I'd go through my phone a bit and see what I had, just as means of trying to cheer myself up. I haven't updated much here, but this is the engine bay, it has the loom in it in this photo with much thanks to Stu, Nick the Spraky and Sh
    2 points
  18. Well I haven't been very good at keeping you all up to date with what's going on in my shed lately so I thought I should try a little harder and share this with you. A few weeks ago I spotted this 1982 Sigma SE on the side of the road in Ohope and decided that it had to be mine. It ran like crap, but it is very tidy and most importantly is rust free. I have been busy working on getting it running properly. The car was on LPG for many years and the factory carb was pretty much useless. I have fixed this problem by installing a 32/36 Weber and she runs sweet now. Photos and details t
    1 point
  19. one time it bit me in the ass and the master was a cunt to remove, so i always do now
    1 point
  20. highlight of day seeing startup vid on the gram, well done ol chap
    1 point
  21. One classic lucas workshop light bought at a swap meet for $20. Blown to hell, I think someone put 240v in it or something, everything was melted. Some ali express goodness and a very expensive bulb. Seriously. The bulb was more than the lamp lol. Done. And it works.
    1 point
  22. Got it on the dyno made 305kw @14psi . https://youtu.be/zg2lvkEhofM
    1 point
  23. These are up next for some testing. maybe this weekend.
    1 point
  24. I made this 2x18w for the top of my driveway, it’s fabricated from steel and arc welded, and has an acrylic bowl, all the insides are made by me to, made a post for it to witch is made from heavy DOM tube
    1 point
  25. Got her out on Sunday for a quick Autocross. Absolutely hopeless to be fair, cones very tight together meant having to drive it off boost as on boost it would pull away from the cones and sledge, and then when the course opened, it was 1st/2nd/3rd gear wheelspin and then hard on brakes to get around the next cone. A hell of a lot of fun though. Since the last post, the low volume cert was completed, authority card complete, motorsport license renewed, WOF & Reg updated, so fully road legal now. Also i now have sitting at home a Quaife limited slip diff, and Winmax race pads front
    1 point
  26. More painting.... pretty much decided not to bother with any filler. It can rock its history with pride
    1 point
  27. Jumped back in this car over the weekend after a year out of the saddle. We fitted a set of the new class tyres, Hankook Ventus RS4. These are more of a road tyre than the Toyo R888R tyres that we previously ran on. They're around half the cost of a set of Toyos and I wasn't sure what to expect from them. This weekend had the meeting split over two days, with 4 classes on Saturday and 4 classes on Sunday and a 30 minute test session for each class in the morning. I entered the SF Cup on Saturday (open clubmans type racing) and the MX5 cup on Sunday. Straight out of the box, t
    1 point
  28. Finished up 2 more. Added chill blocks to the bigger top bosses and also a bigger flat one to the middle (instead of the tapered one). Still have the same risers.
    1 point
  29. The horn button and the steering wheel are still in their box. But instead I did some other stuff, we'll call this "Gen 2.0" of the project/not really a project. Last weekend, I fitted up the option OEM skirts and rear caps, made sure it all fit OK (which it did, because it's OEM) and trekked to Hamilton to get my mate Brendan to paint it all up. This stuff is all pretty rare - the skirts came up cheap locally so I pounced on them, but the caps I ended up having to spirit across from the USA. I've had it all for about 6 months I guess. The skirts needed some cracks repaired - luckil
    1 point
  30. plenty of 'wiring' happening today. in my defence i fused everything. and it all works. i'm really happy with the result though. finally got the tach in and working. it reads comically high but meh, thats a problem for another day. i love it, they're different cars with the tachs. rust converter doing the magic got the missus tp help me string the screen in, its the 3rd one we've done, she's getting quite good at it lol. i hope i used enough sealant. done, with the chrome.
    1 point
  31. Needs to slight left a little, but I need to remove the reverse switch. It's not needed on the hunter anyway, no reverse lights
    1 point
  32. Engine and box is mounted. Does need to come back out so I can chop off the factory mounts, thump in some clearance for the fork and slave 10mm if that. And remove the reverse switch. And believe it or not, the hunter gearbox mount bolts directly to the rx7 box. No mods at all on the gearbox crossmember or mount. Dafuq..??? Rx7 radiator practically bolts directly to the hunter bolt holes too. Just need to cut 100mm of the shifter hole out and spin it round.. Too easy. I would like to space the crossmember down 10mm to see if it gives enough clea
    1 point
  33. Matt from tin tricks did some more work for me on the inner guards and firewall so it looks much better . Today it got dropped off at autoblast for underneath and the engine bay to get blasted, primed and underneath painted with 2k epoxy
    1 point
  34. The hunter box is longer than the rx7 box. Shifter and box mounts are in very similar positions. Hunter box is taller due to the shifter rail.. Looking good for throwing in the hole
    1 point
  35. Well because I have a couple of updates worth of advance progress to use up before I have to actually start tinkering again here is another 'update'.. So I had sussed out my oil pump drive. Cool. Lets ignore the tensioners for now...mainly because I have not actually fitted the ones I have - this will be one of the next jobs once Hannah and I finish the workshop mezzanine main structure mentioned in the last post. I know they should work but I wanted to skip ahead to other more fun bits. Sort of like eating your meat before finishing the vege. I needed to join these to assemblies t
    1 point
  36. Yes! highschool friend had one of these always felt like having a petrol fight riding 5 up with the boys and the roofs off.
    1 point
  37. Mine and Joe's together briefly during our South Island roadtrip in his.
    1 point
  38. Well I've sold all of the hunter engine parts that I have. Carbs, head etc.. Got the engine disconnected ready to pull out for collection next weekend. Have a breast plate on its way which should work with the crossmember. Got a 12a carb but needs a strip and clean. Found an electronic dizzy too with modules, these seem to be very hard to find these days.. Only need a driveshaft yoke, colling fan, fuel pump and hosing etc and an alternator with bracket. Then start piecing this together.
    1 point
  39. 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...
    1 point
  40. The September meet will be a little different. Thanks to @Beaver and @macabre for the future of our monthly meets. Copy/paste of the first post:
    1 point
  41. Had a productive weekend Got the headlights working with dip switch got horn up and running and removed the ridiculous speaker boxes on the doors . There was some left over vinyl so i hole sawed and patched over Not perfect but 100x better than previously Treated myself to some hydraulic wheel dollies so handy for small garages Cars running like a bag of dicks not sure why..
    1 point
  42. The original motor requires a rebuild. Also needs an extra gear and better brakes. These need certing anyway, so why not up the power and smiles per hour
    1 point
  43. Sort of sad it's losing it's heart. Offset by the thought of a rotary Hunter...
    1 point
  44. This is nearly working. Lots has been done since ^^
    1 point
  45. Haven't been on here in ages. Plenty has changed. Ended up building a forged engine, new turbo, link ECU, going to 15X8's with flares, 225 rubber, etc etc. Current tune is 240hp @ the hubs on 17psi boost, intending to do some cam timing adjustments and retune in the new year with a much higher redline and a bit more boost. A quick shakedown at Taupo first time out qualified mid pack with so many areas to. Improve, and was only running at about 70% race pace.
    1 point
  46. OK so the motor is pretty much ready to drop in. @Stu popped in and finished up the wee loom for the front of engine bits, so the cam/crank sensors etc are all sorted out. Project KP61 2019 (6) by Richard Opie, on Flickr Project KP61 2019 (10) by Richard Opie, on Flickr Project KP61 2019 (90) by Richard Opie, on Flickr I've chucked all the brand new plastics/seals on the front (Toyota still carry a lot of things) and stuck the new 4AGE sticker on the front. Important. Project KP61 2019 (84) by Richard Opie, on Flickr Project KP61 2019 (75) by Richard Opie, o
    1 point
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