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  1. Wheels and tyres on. Ride height that would make @ajg193 beam with pride. At first the new setup was very dissapointing as they still skidded up super easy off the line - but it turns out this was just getting all the marbles off from the last time they were used at a trackday. They got much better after a bit of a scrub through some backroads and a bit of temp in them. It's now got hugely more cornering grip, more grip from standstill, but there's still problems with getting off the line. It now either bogs quite heavily, or, it spins up the left hand side wheel. Then once it
    9 points
  2. Well I dont know if i need help in the head or just help lol. I went and brought this International 444 sight unseen and not running. Came with bucket, hay forks for the front and a plow thingo for the rear. Mostly want to use it for lifting and shifting stuff, you get sick of manual labour on 10 acres after a while. I got it pretty cheap and i think it has a fuel delivery issue rather than the motor being the issues. Old owner said it got harder and harder to start after being left for longer periods. I tried to bleed the injectors last night but im getting plenty of fuel to the pump, th
    5 points
  3. Would you be interested in doing some plywood trellis type panels for me? I just have some random designs (tui, grayfish, fern etc) that I'd like profiled out for a feature wall plus a few more to sell. Like this: (Lol, jokes )
    5 points
  4. Boom 12 dolla paint job.. Ant bad
    4 points
  5. So I removed the RH/starboard exhaust today and stripped back all the bog in that side of the stern. Discovered the exhaust outlet on that side was cracked half way round and the seam between the stern sheet metal and the bottom of the hull had cracked in one place and been buried under bathroom sealant. So I cut out the existing exhaust outlet and what I'm guessing was a previous engine's exhaust outlet next to it. Patches are made up, new exhaust fittings are made up....time to go and see the man with the lightning gun to put it all back together. I also found anot
    4 points
  6. Quick degrease and rattle can resto for the crossmember and castor arm brackets. All coated in epoxy black which should stick well.
    4 points
  7. So thanks to the long weekend, I had some time to finally pull the engine out. I started by dropping the driveshaft, exhaust and then the gearbox as I didn't have much room to go back once I had the engine lifted up. Ended up having to drop the front of the car down to get the engine over the front radiator support but i got it out in the end. There wasn't much left connected to the engine by the time I dropped the gearbox and power steering as I'd already removed the manifolds. Believe it or not, This is the first time I've pulled an engine out of a car. I've done manifolds and gearboxes
    3 points
  8. I had a cup of tea with an extra spoon of sugar as my cable related findings had caused a bit of a shock, and I then went for a quick lie down under the Thames. Now my old Mum used to have a saying that she would often wheel out during my youth. I can still hear her saying in her broad Scots accent "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread". Lying on my back I figured now was as good a time as any to put that saying into practice. So I quickly pulled the gear shift arm off my mock up gearbox and made up a rough little chart depicting the swing of the arm on some cardboard. Rough
    3 points
  9. Got a trial version of HSMworks so I could check out 3 axis stuff, made some trial cuts; This was the third attempt after fucking with the speeds and feeds, pretty clean;
    3 points
  10. It's gear selector cable day here at Rough & Ready Restos. I'm still a novice at this sort of thing and geometry was never my strong point, so I decided to move forward in baby steps. I started off by double checking the orientation and throw of the gear selector arm on the 5 speed HiAce gearbox. I was able to confirm that the arm moves 30 mm forward from neutral for gears 1,3 and 5 and 30 mm backward for gears 2, 4 and reverse so total movement required on the gearbox arm is 60 mm. I then dug out the "cotton reel" / pivot arm combo that I hacked off the end of the Starwago
    3 points
  11. Been having a right bastard of a time lately tracking down an electrical gremlin. Pulled into drive and it just turned off last friday after driving from Auckland back to Huntly and wouldn't restart, after 6 attempts it finally threw a check engine code for the crank angle sensor which after a mad panic i got my hands on and fitted (which is behind the harmonic balancer) and nothing wouldn't start. Called a mate whose a decent mechanic directed me to the ignition module which i removed plug blew out with air and refitted finally it ran! But like utter shit till warm, these aren't as
    3 points
  12. Got a 24L fuel tank from a guy in aus. Not noticable while riding (it's narrower than the bars so who cares) and means I can do much more than 150km before fretting. Took it to work today too, that was lush.
    3 points
  13. That pump looks similar to Fergie ones of that era. Dunno if you've tried, but, try cracking open the two bleed points on the side of the pump, hand pump till they burp all the air out, then crack open the lines at the injectors and crank and you know the rest
    2 points
  14. Paint is a bit average but for 12bux prety happy
    2 points
  15. Looking at what fittings I will need on the new cable I'm leaning towards a small ball joint on the gearbox side. On the column side my first thoughts were to go for a loop as this would be the smoothest way to get the arc motion that I need, so I mocked this up quickly by fixing the loop on the Express cable to the Starwagon pivot lever using an old seat belt bolt that I had lying around as its the perfect diameter for both the cable and the lever. The shank was the perfect length to allow rotation too. Whilst this setup will work for the gear selector I don't think its going to cu
    2 points
  16. Since I cant help my self and started pulling it to bits within 20min of having it home, this is going to have its own built thread.... I don't yet know who built the hull, the design/manufacture of it makes me think it was done by a firm rather than at home (unless that builder was quite good at alloy). Its got quite a unique dash layout so hopefully if I post it a few other places then someone will ID it... Either way this thing has done some work... plenty of gravel rash and quite a few hits in the hull. It has plastic covering the centre keel but it ripped around the intake so that
    1 point
  17. Will be there in whatever I can get started tomorrow morning...
    1 point
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  19. Ha, I was thinking what a cheeky cunt, he must know thats @JoKer.
    1 point
  20. Also the fuel stop levers on them are pretty floppy, so don't expect much resistance there. IIRC the top cover of the pump comes off easy enough.
    1 point
  21. Next I grabbed the two remaining cables that I have in my stash. The top one is out of the older Starwagon and the bottom one is out of the newer Express. Since the movement of the column pivot lever and the gearbox selector lever are at odds with each other I'll need to loop this cable around the back of the gearbox so I get a "push" on the box to match the "pull" on the column and vice versa. Neither cable is long enough in its natural state, so I'll need to get a longer one made up, but I've still got a way to go on sorting this out before I need to worry about that. Fir
    1 point
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  23. Caffeine and Classics? This Sunday
    1 point
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  25. Open invite if you need anything in Westport - I’m on call Saturday so will be at home or I would beg for a passenger seat on adventures The red wings motor caravan assoc are at Reefton racecourse so there should be lots of GILF action in the Reefton pubs for you Motorbike racing greymouth Sunday so heaps of bikes on the road in wannabe racer mode - means heaps of cops on the coast for the weekend - I got random tested last night
    1 point
  26. I've done as much as I can on the front bracket for the gate selector cable. I've left it extra long and have just temporarily clamped it to the chassis leg. I'll only be able to work out the final bracket length once the bobbin on the column shift rod end has been fabricated and mounted so I'll leave the final trimming of the bracket and positioning of the mounting bolts until then. Gave it a quick test by moving the pivot lever by hand and the gate selection works like a charm. I'll start on the gear shift cable tomorrow. Thanks for reading.
    1 point
  27. It’s getting very close to paint time! Please remind me to visit the sandblasters if I ever decide to paint an engine bay again... I have some more cleaning and sanding to do before we lay down some epoxy primer on Monday. Hopefully we’ll see colour in the next week or so!
    1 point
  28. Hah very cool! Never heard of Ultem 1010 before. In other news, I've heard rumours but never seen it done till now. Look how well a 2ZZ fits in these. Glorious!
    1 point
  29. There are many levels of compensation needed in my situation
    1 point
  30. I'm confused?? I thought the truck itself was the compensator?
    1 point
  31. So here we are today. I've pulled mostly everything off the engine. I have the exhaust out and driveshaft out. And I'm planning to remove the gearbox today or tomorrow and then last the engine. I'll repaint the whole bay whilst i have everything out and just give the whole thing a general tidy up. The intercooler piping was horrible and I'm going to be putting in a new front mount intercooler and radiator and tossing up the idea of putting an oil cooler in as well whilst everything is apart. Unfortunately I still don't have access to a garage so keeping track of everything is a bit of a m
    1 point
  32. So throughout owning this car, I've been trying heaps of little things to get it running better on the engine side of things. I've replaced the sparkplugs, coil, distributor, ECU, rewired a bunch of the loom and although i got it running and boosting, it just felt.. off.. I was blowing oil out the back of the valve cover due no a dodgy gasket as well which wasn't helping my cause. Cold starts are rough. It will idle like shit and then suddenly come to life. So I decided fuck it and started to take the entire engine out. I checked the valves and timing to make sure nothing was wrong ther
    1 point
  33. So this is how she's been sitting for awhile. I lost motivation to work on the R30 over winter and didn't get much done. I got a set of KYB shocks for the back but they're a laughing stock over the Monroes it had in it, So i just gave the Monroes some good old one way Makita treatments until I order the new TSD shocks. I already have the whole front end conversion waiting to be put in when I take the engine out. She was drivable but barely so it was mainly for just rolling it around the driveway. As you can see, I've had to sand down a lot of areas and bog in a few dents. to get everythin
    1 point
  34. Had Miss13 as an assistant last night. First was punch in a spigot bearing. Part number 6003-2RS for future reference. Bit of hands on experience in the way of roughing up the flywheel. Fit flywheel, found 2 bolts don't line up! Quick call to Dad to confirm and he has struck it before. Also confirmed in Fordforums. Mark out the two offending holes and slight finesse with a file. Forgot to photograph this stage. I made a couple of tiny packers and put them in the voids to take up any play that may occur. In speedway circles it is common for guys to bore all 6 holes oversize, but thi
    1 point
  35. 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
    1 point
  36. east cape is coming up so thought i better actually fix this from last year/make it faster. started off by making up a new seat and brackets to hold bits and pieces this weekend, will fire it down to Lewis and he can work his magic on it for me. then stripped it down to a bare frame and packaged all the bolts up to get sent off to get re zinc plated. will do the standard sandblast and powdercoat for everything to tidy it up. next is motor work, big carb upgrade, stainless exhaust etc. will see how motivation goes and how distracted i get by other
    1 point
  37. Cut the remnants of the Holden engine mounts off, and while at it decided to cut the original Mitsubishi ones out I will need to reinstate a gusset from spring tower to the chassis. I separated the engine and box and removed the flex plate. I'll source some longer bolts for the flywheel and some for the pressure plate. And it appears Dad may have brokered a swap, my spare 3 speed for a single rail 4 speed, from what I can gather it's had a cut n shut done on the shifter and cannot be fitted back into a Falcon. 3 speed is in his possession so I'm waiting on him, if not I'll put it b
    1 point
  38. I then carved a copy in some steel plate, folded it up in my vice, gummed the thing together and poked a few holes in it. Then chucked it in for a try. Gave it a quick test by pulling and pushing on the other end of the cable. Thought the lazy loop might make it tight, but it slides really easily, so I'll take the win. Just needs a bit of trimming and a general tidy up which I'll do first thing tomorrow before I crack into the next one. Thanks for reading.
    1 point
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    1 point
  40. 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
  41. 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.
    1 point
  42. This split bush has been noted on the last couple of WOF checks, thought it was time I replaced it (while the Woodie is off the lift) Yep, pretty toasted, the ones on the other 4-link bars look OK. Might smear some rubber grease around the new ones. Luckily I kept the receipt for what they are from, dang Mitsi parts!
    1 point
  43. Made some floor flatten'rs for the alloy fuel tank to sit on.
    1 point
  44. Latest repairs for last WOF. New set of tyres. New tie rod ends. New steering boots. Shimmed rack and pinion to take the slack out of the steering. Wheel alignment. Also replaced the fuel pump last year due to it leaking, (aftermarket external). Still humming along (sorry team, not much for threads on the interweb) Cheers Charlie.
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
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  47. Some more tweaking tonight... apologies crap pics at night with head torch... The more I got into the throttle setup I found 2-3 other things I didnt like. First was the foot pedal... Its a home made affair but functional enough, pivots on m5 bolts with nylock nuts. Doing nothing drastic I just ensured there were washers at every pivot, used a dab of marine grease everywhere and snuged it up so it moved smooth with min drag. Drilled at each corner to hold it down to the checker plate (with ply underneath) The cable was next, ideally you wouldnt use a morse cable here, yo
    1 point
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