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  1. A quick shape and test fit using the 2 screws that held the original baffle in place... Old baffle placed to indicate it was located between the rockers, plasticine was around 4mm thick here... And a very thin layer indicated there should be enough clearance, if a bit tight... So a clean up and it looks like this... Big plate area blocking oil splash, no folded edges and a large gap around the edge for low velocity air flow... And loctited the screws in and installed. Hopefully it'll be the end of this sort of thing... I put my finger on it through the hole while I
    14 points
  2. No problem @johnnyfive. i might have to learn to use illustrator for an attempt next year haha. anyway, here was my ms paint sketch of part of the road into Waikaremoana submission. I am fizzing.
    11 points
  3. Last minute missions for beach hop. Built the exhaust with no mufflers, Was so loud, had the bomb rap going on but bit too loud haha. So chucked a couple of mufflers in last night. Gave the old siren a bit of a birthday before it goes in the truck. Mount that and we are good to go for beach hop next week.
    10 points
  4. Got a small update from the panelbeater today. Fucking STOKED with the outcome Discuss here From To Looks amazing - in my untrained eyes anyway
    10 points
  5. Soooo, I kinda fucked my knee, as in big time fucked it. No, I wasn't riding a dirt bike, a harley, scooter, motorized mobility scooter, tall bike, drift trike, gokart...nope, not even a goped. I simply went to step up onto a deck and some shit broke inside my knee. Totally unspectacular, no cool "war stories" to tell... Now my biggest problem i was about to face is that I drink coffee like water. In fact some days I don't drink water other than what comes in my coffee or beer. So I was getting kind of desperate to solve this first world problem...but never fear, a solution was in h
    9 points
  6. About a quarter of a teaspoon of oil in the separator can after a good hoon on the way home, so relieved, used to fill up in a very short time. Great feeling of accomplishment, tempered by the fact the whole reason I pulled the engine 3 yrs ago was cos it was oily. Could've fixed baffle and been using it... Then again, the compression was wonky and I've replaced all the front suspension, so not a wasted exercise. It should be good for a while now though. Time to look at tidying up the appearance and wiring etc after a tune...
    7 points
  7. and yip, then i painted it. now got the back of the boot lid and the boot seal area to finish and i can start priming the outside. 2020-11-17_08-09-25 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-11-17_08-09-18 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-11-17_08-09-11 by sheepers, on Flickr
    7 points
  8. 7 points
  9. Finally into paint. First seal coat on and now it sits for 7 weeks curing
    6 points
  10. THats probably the equivalent of 700 dude loads in ya bum jim
    6 points
  11. One of my customers (also mates with our rep) has an old jet sprint boat with a moo motor in it, and I think his mummy lives across the road from you. ANYWAY, he mentioned to me he might hunt you down to be a jet boat buddy, as he's just got his, and is worried about reliability/wants a tow buddy, puhuhuh. So yeh, if a big hairy guy in bib overalls and a stockman hat approaches you, he's not hostile. Yet. Regards, VG/Pointless sharner.
    6 points
  12. Watching various motorcycle touring/adv content. They all complain about how tiring it is to pick up your bike, and that in turn makes you more likely to drop your bike again. Mate just ride a sub 100kg bike. unfortunately it wont be as 'light' as my touring bike which i could shoulder fully loaded across rivers and up staircases, but will be close lol
    5 points
  13. Oh fuck yes. I'm a wizard, Barry...
    5 points
  14. I too was drinking coffee more than I was drinking water. Went to the doctor with dizzy spells. Doctor said I had made myself dehydrated which caused quite low blood pressure. Changed to only 1 coffee and 2L(4 big glasses) of water over the day, fixed the blood pressure in about 10 days. Regarding crutches, when I had a broken leg, I found scooting around on an office chair with wheels was really handy if I needed to carry something like a plate.
    5 points
  15. Once exhaust was done I ran it for a wof and failed on shit it shouldn't have. I was pretty pissed off so took it to another testing station, similar results with a wof sheet of bullshit again. Third time I struck it lucky only needing to rebleed brakes and replace a headlight. Will be taking it back for a recheck asap! Before the wof i replaced the old makita springs with legit lowering springs and tidied up a few other jobs. Also the gold lancer is a new addition to the fleet. And stopped in at Bigfoot house for a pic Bring on some summer cruising
    5 points
  16. I then zapped the center cap in, followed by the end caps and shaft. - This took quite some fiddling to get it all as close to round as possible as well as getting the shaft as central as possible. With the roller sitting on it's bearings, I checked it all with a dial gauge near both ends and center, with the worst being almost 3mm out of round - which would give me 8.7mm or so minimum thickness after machining in a couple of small areas. Most of it was within 1.5mm, so I was happy enough with that.
    5 points
  17. Finally Cut the horrid mess of a rear guard. That's the Lexus inner guard you can see poking out. Also welded the modified panel from the spare wheel compartment back on. 200-300mm further forward than it was on the Lexus. 15inch wheel still fits no worries. Few more filler panels needed in here, for the last few holes. New panel rolled and swaged made up to go above the ems panel. Both sides all tacked in, and ready for final welding. The boot is going to need a lot of massaging, cutting, and additions, a
    5 points
  18. I'm going to fight you like an upset teenage girl , crying and slapping you
    4 points
  19. So all legal and been using it a bit, seemed to be going all right considering the rough tune, but after I took her out to a car show at Mataura it damn near run out of oil, The catch can was chokka and the plugs were a sooty, oily mess... So depressing, immediately thought the worst, I'd somehow coozed the rings (perhaps with a cheeky skid as soon as I got it going). A quick compression check though and all cylinders were around 160psi, not particularly high but was a cold test and were all pretty close... Then started thinking about what could cause the problem. Valve stem seals k
    4 points
  20. I talked to Egmont industrial supply who I had bought my lathe off previously, because I remembered they had stock of large diameter pipe in various sizes. After telling them I was making a roller, they said they could also supply end plates and shaft to suit. Mint! Fast forward a few weeks and this lot showed up. 2.1m of 762mm x 12.7mm culvert pipe, end caps, center plate and 70mm shaft. The reason for the large roller is due to the RPM limit of the retarder as explained in my previous post. One benefit to this though, is better traction than small rollers due to the increased
    4 points
  21. JB Weld is a miracle, when it hardened to a putty consistency I flattened it out, pushing it under the lip, and looked good (put it on dash of other car in the sun to speed up curing)... And cranked up good with no fuel spills, ran it 10 minutes to cycle coolant and cure header paint... And a quick hoon with no bonnet... No probs apart from some hoses needing tightening, plus the upper arm is pretty close to the tyres, hopefully an alignment will improve this... And bonnet on and time to wash off 3 years of storage dust and grime... to Mr Sparkle... And down
    4 points
  22. Anyone got a spare bed in gizzy? Also can’t remember who I booked in with at the lake, keen on a barby too
    3 points
  23. Failed a wof on ball joint and drag link being fucked. Going to be un os and pay to get it fixed as I'm busy/won't get it done before drag day
    3 points
  24. The desire to have real aggressive tyres with deep tread is unnecessary. Says the guy with non dot rated MX tyres.
    3 points
  25. The first year I took a bunch of OSM's, Bumper bars, and cookie times. Got home and stepped on the scales. I gained about 3.5kgs.
    3 points
  26. Ps I was planning to pick Bort up from the airport on it and nutstobutts the minden
    3 points
  27. Probably not brand new then, most likely a Japanese import.
    3 points
  28. I like that one more. Vespas fucking is boring. Vespas are boring. Fight me.
    3 points
  29. I've got a lot of ideas for this, some of them are even good ones. I'll start keeping an eye out for parts and see where this goes depending on what pops up.
    3 points
  30. Looking good there KK It's amazing what they can do with bog these days. J/K, looks sweet.
    3 points
  31. Goodrides I had in the past weren't even round, so there's that aspect too I'd say the #1 most important thing is the behaviour of the tyres in moist/wet conditions. Nothing worse than not being able to steer or stop safely when you really need to
    3 points
  32. Not a whole lot to report here. Just been doing a tonne of driving since the engine rebuild. Put over 3000 km on it in the last month and a half. Rebuild included going to far more mild cam, just adds about 500 rpm onto power curve Replaced exhaust manifold with some rush headers as well, no more leaks. Fuel economy is as good as or better than ever Got some new Falken ze912 tyres today, thanks to Chris @CUL8R at Mag and Turbo - should be good for a few more years Here's an adventure picture to compensate you for your time
    3 points
  33. Been driving this a fair bit, Supermarket runs, farm shop vege runs, pub runs. Its slow but fun to drive.
    3 points
  34. Did bit of a time laps video of the camtree casting. Not great but its a start.
    3 points
  35. Wow, sweet. Cheers for that... (Thank Lisa for me)
    2 points
  36. The seam sealer replicates factory. It lasted 30ish years before it first started turning to shit and I figure it won't be my problem in the next 30 years cos I doubt I'll last that long or at least be senile enough they won't let me drive. I'm stoked with the colour.
    2 points
  37. I have nothing scientific to provide but I was at a 40th a couple weeks ago and got speaking to an older coach builder whose worked here, Aus and Eng. We got chatting about things and he mentioned your youtube channel, he was most impressed with your testing and set up. Thanks for giving us something to chat about.
    2 points
  38. Im still planning to bring a hunk of sheep to bbq on the weber on Saturday night
    2 points
  39. Did this I'm ok with it, for now anyways. Running out of motivation for making stuff, so went the git er dun approach, so I can go ride it and get some miles of smiles. Probably need 2 plate lights, but ehh it's good enough for the near zero night riding. Just on a slotted bracket. Now next time I feel like an hour or so of work I'll go through and do each little bracket as a little job, and every one wins
    2 points
  40. I too have done this at a school concert. Count me in for tomorrow's dinner.
    2 points
  41. That massive volume of seam sealer scared me but then it looks like it's that terrifying from factory in the before pics so they've replicated that well. The drain not being smooth seems like it could cause the issue to reoccur faster than it should though. I'm probably just being picky though.
    2 points
  42. double update tonight ^ Got the factory intake and exhaust manifold off and prepped it for the fenton style split manifold Got the manifolds on and all the parts from sticky flanges to make a twin 44mm to 38mm tail pipes exhaust to get some rapping going on . Also got the leaves in the front reset 2" to get it sitting a bit better. Bit of a before and after, looks much better i think! Finish exhaust, mount the siren and we are good to go to beach hop.
    2 points
  43. Thanks @tortron for all the work. Looks pretty lush now
    2 points
  44. NZ Classic Car have done an article on the GT in this months edition
    2 points
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