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  1. 2020-10-20_08-24-38 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-10-20_08-24-30 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-10-20_08-24-21 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-10-20_08-24-08 by sheepers, on Flickr
    22 points
  2. The other day we went further up the main valley here and our friends let us pick apart this old cottage on their land. Sweet as cedar windows set into Rimu frames. There was also a big copper water cylinder there for grabs. We are going back to get the french doors before the place gets demolished by a digger. Shame really because the location is bloody amazing! By a river looking at the mountains. Then this afternoon we had a surprise visit from a fella here on oldschool who has been following the housetruck build and this thread. He's a builder and o
    16 points
  3. so the cam on this thing was a bit farked, so I ordered a good second hand XR200r cam off a reputable honda parts supplier Quick look at the lobes you can see it has less duration so must be a limp dick cam from an XL or CTX200 or something, he took it back and refunded my money anyway which is lush. went to the local cam shop and old mate spun an XR200a profile which is the most agressive of stock cams onto my cam, so thats sorted now. I used 3x cans of VHT urethane "Wheel paint" for the frame as its supposedly very hard wearing and has a nice satin finish. its not quite as har
    13 points
  4. Got some wheels with shitty tyres for cheap 14x5.5, hopefully they're light. I've been working on the tune a bit more and I think I'm about there with the full throttle stuff. Since I'm rev limited I've printed some longer trumpets with correct bolt spacing for Silvertop trumpets. So far so good, will maybe go a little longer again as I've still got a bit of space. I'll reprint the manifold and trumpets in black later on though so they dont stick out like dogs balls in a dirty engine bay haha. Next time I'll carbon wrap the manifold part as although it's survived fine so far I'
    9 points
  5. Great success! All ready just in time to not drive it to Datsun Nats in Cromwell.
    8 points
  6. holy crap that sounds amazing! you can dort right passed the po-po and they are going to have no fkn idea where that Honda is.
    7 points
  7. The best thing is we can fit it at time of inspection and dont have to wait for the plate to come back then get the vehicle back again to fit the plate. For some reason people are happy to bring a car for inspection but get a lot of people complaining about having to come back for the plate to be fitted, it always seems to be a hassle to organize a time, tell people I'm at the shop from 8 till 5pm and 3 of them will turn up at 4.57PM , etc
    7 points
  8. Picture heavy post follows: On to the finishing off the brake lines. Redone the pedal box piping so I can add some brake pressure sensors at a later stage, a lot easier to do it now then once it's installed. However it's a hell of a job fitting everything in, without the access port from the engine bay it would be impossible to get it as clean as I did. All lines are being run in the cabin to keep a nice clean look. Lines in wheel wells given some protection. Move the reservoirs which were remote to being directly on the master c
    6 points
  9. Don't know why you're so worried @kyteler, not like you're going to finish/cert anything anytime soon *smiley face*
    6 points
  10. I love this thread. True trial and error modification at its best. Keen to see what happens you open up the exhaust too.
    6 points
  11. As promised here is Chaffy, the fat little Chaffinch this morning, waiting for his feed porridge... (I had to dust off the big boys camera to get this shot..)
    5 points
  12. We have tried a lot of doors and not one that we found gets close enough to be a problem. They are less than 8mm thick. (7.5mm to be precise - I just measured one)
    4 points
  13. I hope I can get into it, without flipping it over, lololols.
    4 points
  14. Busy weekend but got under car and sorted a few things, torqued and pinned cross member bolts, installed shift linkages, kickdown cable and speedo drive... And looked at headers, Pacemaker Tri-Ys needed a clean up... Just rubbed down with scotchbrite and cleaned with degreaser... And bombed with VHT flameproof header paint... So at the stage now of just bolting things on, should be able to do a bit most days...
    4 points
  15. 4 months later and suddenly the grass starts growing at a rate my mowing cant keep up with, all the flowers are out, birds are singing madly. The bush has the most amazing fragrant scent - especially the Lemonwood trees which have amazing flowers. The Kanukas and Manukas will start flowering soon too. At night time, because the land is mainly hillside we can walk along the driveway and the smell is so strong coming down from the bush. We now have two Keas who have claimed our place as theirs in the last two weeks. They are getting closer to the truck and fuck I hope they dont discover its
    4 points
  16. Not even vaguely worried for myself, just find it interesting.
    3 points
  17. It wont fit but 1zz are getting popular for mini boats
    3 points
  18. do you think an engine with zero radio suppression will fuck it? i can measure 12v on a multimeter without touching anything under minors bonnet
    3 points
  19. So my first post here, im currently restoring my 1972 Mitsubishi GTO I just recently acquired here in the US. Does anyone know of any leads on parts? I really need a hood(bonnet) because its so rusty. And I'm always open other parts and pieces. Cheers!
    3 points
  20. Ok so plan didnt work. I was unable to get the polyurethane to bond to the cleaned transmission steel mount. This photo was taken after I had handled it abit hence why dirty. I noticed it was starting to come apart when I went to drill the cross member over 10mm Anyway that sucked. I found a crowd in Auckland that makes custom rubber mounts "for a fraction of the cost of getting a new one" and was a 3 week turn around due to the slow bondage. Anyway $125 nzd and ones on the way from Kentucky USA. ETA first week november. And looking at this photo
    3 points
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  23. /what Clint said. Also it should stop the guys who borrow a set of wheels/insert name of part from their mate to pass cert and then switch them back as soon as the plate is riveted to the vehicle.
    2 points
  24. Yep, should make it easier for certifiers because they won't need to get the vehicle back to fit the plate. The tag will be fitted at the time of inspection and livened up once the cert has been processed as OK.
    2 points
  25. Flange has arrived PRL CNC cut Head Flange:
    2 points
  26. Here you go: https://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/newsletters_pub/LVVTA_Newsletter_2020_January-July.pdf Got that via their mailing list, interesting read about the RFID stuff.
    2 points
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  28. Yeah I feel like you're gonna be WOT even when slowing down, damn it'll look cool doing it though, if maybe a bit clown car spec though puhuhu.
    2 points
  29. yeah i thought I was being sold up a river... would love to play with your jets please...
    2 points
  30. If you decide to go the ITB route, talk to @BobbyBreeze at Whitleytune. He casts inlets and throttle bodies and can help with getting the right lengths for harmonic wave tuning.
    2 points
  31. Always slightly nerve-racking taking grinders and drills etc to brand new parts, but needs must! 2.5mm through, then 5mm to open up the press fit area Good slather of loctite retaining compound Result!
    2 points
  32. Took the Datsun for a WOF, tows really good, just unsettling that you can't really see it except in the reverse camera!
    2 points
  33. Also managed to get almost all of the bottom end back with some extra ignition timing and probably to a lesser extent the slightly longer trumpets. Forget the numbers but the shape of the change in lines is legit also according to fuel table. I think with some non retarded driving it'll have a 16 second quarter in it without too much issue. Hopefully the acceleration doesnt rip my face off.
    2 points
  34. Been busy, anything that fits in the blasting cabinet has been pummeled with sand and then painted on the "eyehook 3000 painting device" When I painted the engine I mucked around for a while removing markings off all the bolts then blasting them and painting them while they were on the engine but then it looked like a tractor engine, so I ordered a whole lot of new bolts from a company called www.fasttrade.co.nz which you can order everything online, handy. fitted offset bushes in the top arms so I can have more caster , painted them , fitted them, turns out they are shorter, fuc
    2 points
  35. Got some stuff back from zinc plating. Was more of it than pictured but I had already started assembling the bits back together before getting a photo. Still not sure why some comes out really nice and shiny and other bits come out dull. Most of it will get painted anyway so not too worried. Bought some longer trumpets from MRP. Need to get the throttle bodies vapour blasted! Got the Estima handbrake cables remade and lengthened. They didn't work with the original mounts so machined up a new aluminium one, took far too long! Bought an AE86 boot and fuel door lever
    2 points
  36. I was then at the point of "what should I do" with the XR200 engine. It ran fine but was a tad smokey. I could have just given it a buff and a coat of black paint but it would be a shame to make the bike nice without giving the engine a once over. I decided to give it a good birthday without splitting the cases and i'm glad I did. After pulling the rocker cover off its quite evident something has gone on. The inlet valve had been munched against the inlet tappet screw and made a bit of a mess. really weird as the exhaust valve was fine. The cam also had a decent amount of w
    2 points
  37. Leading up to east cape I have been putting a bit of work into the CT185 again. Building two bikes at once (this and the vespa) has its challenges but i'm getting there finally with both of them. As this will be running full electrics I wanted to make a nice discreet electrics tray for under the seat to hold the CDI, flasher, Battery (capacitor) and the bulk of the loom. Thought the easiest way was to make it out of fibreglass so I whipped up a wooden mould and laid one out. couldnt be bothered doing the whole plug and mould situation to get a nice finish so rough fibreglass will do.
    2 points
  38. Since last update i've just been driving it and enjoying it. well, as much as you can enjoy and automatic 4M but whatever.... its fast approaching time to paint this car. and with that in mind its time for some new wheels. rear wheels that have a neg 15 offset so they wont fit on the back. only one thing for it, narrow the diff. ive had this disk brake diff lying around for ages and its time to use it. to do so i need to remove about 15-17mm per side. this small amount means i dont have to do anything to the axels save trim about 10mm off the end. ans
    2 points
  39. Thanks for the good stuff Roman, you have given me more to think about The old Jetronic injection on the black motors gave a squirt per revolution and used a crank pickup but then the std EFI manifold is too restricted to get maximum performance as the terrible casting caused restriction and was totally uneven. Falcon injectors used to be the go for them. I ran VK Injection on my LC and got about the maximum I could from that setup but then went to DCOEs and picked up another 60+HP and way more torque. Until I source everything I am going to run triple webers and maybe progress
    1 point
  40. Wow. It been six years since I last posted in this thread. I see it still has some missing photos I need to sort out at some point. Bloody photobucket. Anyway. Update time. This just happened... That's a new fresh legal stamp of approval stating that its safe to take our house out for some hoons. We just put it through a COF test because we have sold the housetruck recently to a nice local family. Wow. So much to take in. Suddenly things got very busy around our place! But I better back track to a while back with some various bits of work we did to improve the truck... I
    1 point
  41. So yeah, famous last words last month with brakes together for last time. Turns out that all the bolts I got with the brakes are unsuitable. 12.9 bolts are not suitable for cyclic loading and use with steering, suspension or brakes. As per the Car Construction Manual. 10.9 and 8.8 are fine. They would probably be fine, but not something I can be bothered replacing later if they get picked up. So grabbed all the replacement bolts and Nord-Lock washers this arvo. Pulled it all to bits, replaced bolts / nuts (including the also unsuitable nylocs (thanks for the heads up @cletus) previously shown)
    1 point
  42. Fuuuu I am excited for the elevated love pit in the Waikeremoana Chalets. Luxury, comfort and warm men. All in once place. Edit; phwoar they had snow last month.
    1 point
  43. Looking at the pinouts it shows that theres an alternator "M" pin which goes to the ECU which is something new to me. It looks like this is a PWM signal that shows how much load is on the alternator, so that's cool! My other car has a vitz alternator on it but I think it's an earlier 3 pin one. But I might swap it over to one of these too. As this will be great for keeping the idle stable as I can use electrical load as a load axis on the idle speed controller. It's always been annoying to turn on the headlights etc and have the rpm dip on my other car. Because of quite a light fly
    1 point
  44. @Muncie I've looked at that in the past as something to do for a bit of a laugh once I've got a shed and a hoist. It looks like it will work, these cars both have a C series toyota box. So ideally you could fit the 6 speed in there with it too. But if not you could swap the bellhousing over and use the echo box. But it would be a very tight fit. It would be fun to tune a VVTLI engine though so I might just buy something with a 2ZZ in it at some point. In other news I've decided that factory ECU sucks. So working towards chucking the link in it. So I bought a spare ECU from wreck
    1 point
  45. Oooh that could be interesting to have a play with! What heat range are they? Oh and I forgot to add a pic of one of the most important additions to the bike
    1 point
  46. Basically I find it pretty hard to justify spending $thousands on one off parts. I might as well spend that money on a tool I can use for lots of parts. Example. To pay someone to make regular patterns for just the crankcase (MDF cnc) was going to be $13K. To pay someone to print just the crankcase patterns was $10K. So instead I bought a massive printer for $10K and printed every pattern for the engine for about $1000 material.
    1 point
  47. had a good day cutting and welding and ended up with this. pretty happy with them, i just need to weld the 2 into one collector on the end and a flange and its finished. someone on here (i think) was talking about a type of black heat proof paint that may have been for a pot belly stove or something like that? whatever it was please remind me in the discussion because id like to give it a try. 2020-05-12_05-52-59 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-05-12_05-53-07 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-05-12_05-53-15 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-05-
    1 point
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