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  1. Son has be harassing me for a green stone necklace so I made this in about 15 mins with a tile cutter disk
    4 points
  2. I've started collecting and making parts for this POS, to convert the rear to independent suspension, upgrade the front to the braked hubs, and get long travel shocks all round. Bits for the spool/centre drive thing, new taper lock sprocket, front disc off a CB250, and a flex plate and starter from a MAZDA 3. Also a 30mm shaft and bearings for it to live on, I got some MX5 axles and hubs too. The axles are quite small and light, and have a flanged end, so perfect for this, The chunk of hollow bar is to make new hubs, as the MX5 hubs are too big t
    4 points
  3. I've brushed it quite a bit on repairs. Less cleanup that using a spray gun.
    2 points
  4. You can roll it on with a nook and cranny roller using the fine felt or sponge cartridges. Got a mate who's in the industry and they do it that way sometimes (when someone else's in the both) comes out pretty good apparently..
    2 points
  5. Yeah, sorry, I wasn't paying enough attention. I saw etch but I was actually thinking epoxy in my head. Derped it up.
    2 points
  6. I got some in. Here's how these ones actuate the handbrake mechanism ... 1st 2 pics of what they look like with pads fitted. These next 3 pics are taken with pads removed and the handbrake levers showing their movement. Basically each lever presses against the steel backing plate of each pad moving them against the rotor. Might talk to @Taistormsometime about how to go about the handbrake setting up if I can't figure something out myself. But yeah, this is how the Wilwood Powerlite handbrake setup essentially gets it done.
    2 points
  7. Two part filler will react with single stage etch primer and it will fall off in the future, trust me.
    2 points
  8. I mean, I could be wrong but that's the theory I use. Filler can trap and absorb moisture so I figure protect the steel, filler, sand, respray more epoxy if you rub through then sand and filler prime then sand then top coat
    2 points
  9. The throttle cable bracket took some figuring out but I got it all working with the factory cable.
    2 points
  10. 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.
    2 points
  11. I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty cool.
    2 points
  12. 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.
    2 points
  13. Kerosene seems to be used a lot to thin out diesel for icy climates, it's also the go for thinning out waste vegetable oil fuel I've read.
    1 point
  14. most of them are very self leveling
    1 point
  15. Bro soo stoked for you b such a long time in the build makes the first drive a treat. Looking forward to a cruise on full doorts well done brother
    1 point
  16. That's my understanding. 2 pack epoxy on bare steel, sticks like shit to a shovel and seals it, then fillers etc...
    1 point
  17. The market and information is all fucked up for the hobbyist car painter. The professional grade manufacturers really don't want you using their shit, you will most likely use it wrong and its kind of a dangerous good. The parts stores can't really fork out 2 part paint to every retard so they sell cans of paint technology from years ago, there is no system, no real data sheets its crap. Add all that up and you have a toilet of information. Go watch what a body restoration guy will use, all 2 part products that we mention on old school twice a week. You can do everything with 2 part epoxy prim
    1 point
  18. Its only a Booack at then end of the day.
    1 point
  19. Fuck it's beyond great that this little fucker is running and driving again and so massively upgraded to Richie standards. So. Fucking. Good.
    1 point
  20. Etch prime first so there's a barrier from moisture against the steel.
    1 point
  21. Putting some paint on first shouldn't hurt.
    1 point
  22. Can tell Trev's middle name is Barry by his use of an adverb in front of remember.. Either that or he's a boomer, prob both.
    1 point
  23. I'll bring the Sierra. Which technically means I'll be walking from about Woolston.
    1 point
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  25. And here it is installed on the car
    1 point
  26. Genuine Suzuki base gasket I removed measured up at bang on .50, found a roll of .40 paper I had kicking about and squashed a bit and got this .50 - .12 = .38, couldn't have gone better if I'd planned it! Cut a gasket, then played with shimming the head to find exactly what thickness I needed gasket wise .75 was indeed about right giving a squish of bang on .65 Scrounged up an off-cut of copper, measures at .76 Spent a while marking out a gasket, took my time trimming it the best I could with snips Then promptly fucked it cutting the insid
    1 point
  27. 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
    1 point
  28. 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
    1 point
  29. 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
  30. Speedy fast progress! Just run the spindle manually? Had similar problems setting up mates router that was our fix until figuring out the configuration/communication.
    1 point
  31. Manifold without charger on. You can see the two bosses that stick up on inside of fuel rail. These are fixings for two L brackets that provide additional bracing for the supercharger.
    1 point
  32. Supercharger kit arrived a couple weeks back so I started to pull apart a running car. Took a shit tonne of paint off the strut tower trying to side it all on in one go. Figured out its best to take supercharger off the intake manifold. Manifold fouls on fuel rail with the tvis butterfly plate left there so had to remove then try again. Now the intake head studs were fouling on manifold due to being to long so have removed them all successfully and awaiting new studs. Did mock up with some bolts for now Need to track down a 1st gen throttle body and iscv
    1 point
  33. A bit of a win today. I have been looking for bits of MDF at least 3m x 1.4m so I can have a bed with no joins in it, this was proving difficult and/or stupidly expensive. Then I remembered a place next to where I got some electroplating done that had stacks of random MDF sheets lying around. I rocked up yesterday and told the the man what I was doing and what I wanted, he was super interested and said he would sort it out. I got a call today saying the sheet was ready, so I swung by to pick it up. He had cut 2 sheets of 18mm to the exact dimensions I wanted and sold them to me for only
    1 point
  34. shed night last night = begin general re-assembly. It’s slower than stripping the bike. Applying never-seize. Applying loctite. Taking care no to scratch my new powdercoated frame! I am enjoying the process though, I don’t think I’ve ever put anything back together like this? Typically when I’ve stripped stuff.... it was terminal. Got the swing arm mounted and the forks. The polished triple clamps look grouse but my castaway style improvised steering head bearing setup and the need to shim around the forks where the triple clamps bite, made it particularly slow going. On last years r
    1 point
  35. And fuck it, let's add the Z axis. Also I spent some hours learning how to set up the vfd/spindle. This should be good to go as soon as I find some four core cable for it.
    1 point
  36. Been chunking away at this, tidied up a whole lot of little stuff like making the belts run true etc. Also I fudged together two different types of cable chain that came in the rando servo kit to make a run long enough for the long (X?) axis. Not super pretty but it will work. I will still need to buy some more for the short (Y?) axis Today I made a table for the screen etc and mounted the estop to it, looks sweet and mostly swings out of the way when not being used. I have ordered many proximity switches, apparently you can series the switches on only one input and LinuxCN
    1 point
  37. Bahaha (points and laughs)
    1 point
  38. That corolla must have been such a sleeper
    1 point
  39. Race tracks closed, however, front camber plates now giving me -3 deg negative camber, a couple of cosmetic additions with rear diffuser and rear window vents, oh and now with log book and LVVTA cert, fresh wof and reg.
    1 point
  40. Fixed the small rust patch in the floor and filled the holes that had been drilled to install the bucket seats. All the rest of the rust came off with a wire wheel. ' Sanded off most of the paint, especially on any areas which looked like there might be any surface rust. I've painted it using Brunox to catch any last bits of rust
    1 point
  41. Why thank you sir. The panels do stop a fair bit of sand getting into your undies. And no, i've not really checked it for bump steer. I think my bro in law worked it all out, but I couldn't understand his workings/instructions and just welded the knuckles on in the spot where everything seemed the least shit/cleared everything. When I redo the front suspension for the braked hubs, i'll try copy the Barracuda front end as best I can, as I have the plans, and they worked all that shit out.
    1 point
  42. Slowly but surely making some progress on this. Got the engine bay stripped and into epoxy primer. I've removed the dash and the first bit of sound deadening. Bit of rust under the sound deadening, but nothing major so far. Found a small hole around the size of a 10c coin but that should be easy to sort. Planning on cleaning floor back with a wire wheel and treating with Brunox, before overcoating. Probably will just brush it on, doesn't need to look pretty.
    1 point
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