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  1. and now this. massive thanks to the people who made this happen, @JustHarry for hooking me up with the joker who had it. Owen Flawes for agreeing to sell me his spare rear screen @nzstato for collecting it, packaging it up and sending it up to me, what a good cunt. but not @sheepers for breaking the first one like a fucking dick. 2021-03-08_05-49-15 by sheepers, on Flickr
    16 points
  2. Not much has happened since Kumeu.. took the Mrs down to Christchurch the following weekend to have some time out, and wouldn’t ya know it, that was the same weekend as MCM.. honestly totally unaware I was when planning the trip but managed to convince the Mrs that we should go check it out... first time there for me and it was pretty cool.. well worth the visit and would definitely go again (with the Galaxie preferably). Galaxie pics for Galaxie thread: So I finally decided to drop my car round to my mechanic the other week as I was struggling to find the time to get those things done for the WOF before the 28 days ran out (still didn’t make it on time dammit).. did a rockauto order last month and got in new bearings, tie rod ends and 3 different sets of axle seals as I wasn’t sure which one fit (and they were so cheap). In the end all the tie rod needed was to be re-greased thru the grease nipple as it had water in it which was creating the play, replaced the leaking axle seal, and the reason for the play in the front bearing was because the bearing race was a fraction smaller than the housing so it was moving a little bit.. got a fitter turner guy to tack weld it in neatly and she was all good!.. I’ve been slowly accumulating the bits needed for a full front end rebuild as she’s a bit floaty, so that will or will not happen over winter, but in the meantime I’m just enjoying old car ownership and taking her on the odd trip into work. Mexican blanket pic for thread..
    13 points
  3. What a bloody awesome weekend. So good doing support/food for you jokers. Can't wait for the next one Anyone for a do bro and a bacon snag? Yep you saw them here first
    12 points
  4. Holy wow, what a ride that was! Thanks to everyone who had a hand in organising it and driving support: @RUNAMUCK @Willdat? @- i5oogt - @JustHarry @Mof. You're all absolute legends and every rider is appreciative of your efforts. I can't believe the terrain we managed to hoon through. Mt Patriarch and the Maungatapu Track were both outstanding and really challenging. A couple of years ago I never would have thought about attempting "roads" like that. Super stoked to have done it . Already looking forward to next year... if I didn't have a job I'd be keen to do it again with the Auckland crew in a few weeks. Here's a few favourite photos from the journey: Edit: @JustHarry - that oil is mine. It can be donated to anyone who needs to do an oil change on their bike... @RUNAMUCK was making noises about doing an oil change on his NBC.
    12 points
  5. Righto. So massive thanks to Bart & Will for organising this ride and route ! Really was the most amazing intinary and roads. Then a bloody good on you guys to Harry , Karl & Mof for being the best support crew a group of riders could ask for. Having suitable vehicles and skill as well as a good onboard kit to help anyone out with any issues. And then cooking everyday and handing out cold dobros. What more could you ask for. Then thanks to Aaron and Mark for saying fuck yeah to riding all the way from home and back. Gutted Aaron couldnt make it the whole way homr but gave it his best. And his bike went pretty good from beint built only weeks before. The group of guys who we had riding we all good cunts !Some of them I've had the pleasure of riding with before. I believe everyone had real capable bikes for what we tackled and that helped with keeping the convoy short. Scenery was fucking outstanding every day. The technical sections were so much fun My bike took the whole ride like a champ considering 1/2 of the bike is made up from chinese alixpress parts. I had my throttle cable snap 45mins from St Arnaud on day 3. Replaced a fraying clutch cable after Day 1. Cleaned my airfilter out after Day 1. And had minor rear brake issues on last section of the rainbow. Me & Mark made the hard call to bail near the end of the road at Lake Tennyson as to get home before dark and we just got it with me arriving up the drive at 620pm. We left the 320pm and literally had our bikes on full throttle thru the rest of the gravel and then from Hanmer to home. I ran out of gas twice but my Auxillary fuel tank saved me both times. Will carry a small can of brake cleaner and crc in future and plan to fit a factory airbox to my bike. My CG110 disc brake front end was a dream on these offroad sections and my new stiffer rear shocks were great with my tool roll and drybag on the back. Will be buying some new Scott wet weather gear for future and a nice Balaclava like Jeff had . Stoked to hear Steve got awarded for his wild riding and being a general good cunt. I met Steve on the side of the road lying down under his bike fitting new M8 bolts supplied my Mof with some loctite to refit his pegs. Top bloke. Cant wait to go back
    8 points
  6. https://wallstmotorsport.co.uk/product/the-stigs-chariot-from-top-gear/ next years weapon off chioce!!!!
    5 points
  7. This was my first mission based OS event. What a super crew, @Mof, @JustHarry and @- i5oogt - were an insanely patient support team. (I really hope your diff noise is nothing serious @Mof). It would have been easy to have a niggle at me for riding a cheats bike, but there wasn't even a hint of it. I loved chasing the FR50/CT110/MX100 up hill (the downhill not so much!). I'm looking forward to having an excuse to build something for future events too. What a bunch of GCs, options for the next top of the south invasion are already being plotted out in my head.
    5 points
  8. Jeeze jokers - looks like you had a goodtimes.jpg So much so that we are keen to come down and do it - looking at 25th - 28th March. @slacker.cam @sentra @peteretep @Tumeke Two questions: 1. Anyone wanna do it again / join us? 2. Anyone excited to wanna do support for us in case it turns to shit? Main concern is being stranded with a broken bike/person. Yeah we're pretty self sufficient but hey - risk assessment suggests we might be stupid to do it without. Ken to hear your thoughts xx
    5 points
  9. Woohoo! it has a pinhole or two but immaculate compared!
    4 points
  10. awsome job guys thanks to all who participated and the back up team would have liked to have done rainbow,but watching the river crossing from the comfort off the cruiser made me feel better!!!! great times had, bike is fucked but nothing that cant be fixed some great laughs great bunch of GC's. again thanks to all who put in the effort will trade again!!!!
    4 points
  11. Who’s making the cold chisel award trophy for next year @RUNAMUCK should be for the least practical bike on the ride, my lower back is telling me it might have been me this time
    4 points
  12. Fuck I am rooted. can’t wait to do it again next year, not on a scooter. Lol
    4 points
  13. I spent a while trying to get the bleed nipples out of the calipers.. I wasn’t successful and will get a tap to chase out the last part. Yesterday I blasted the hubs and dust plates, brunox layer and black zinc. put boots on the idler and pitman + wire wheeled and zinc sprayed the drag link. Stripped and labelled everything and whipped radiator out. Donk is out. Got top arms out too but had to cut the bolts. Then my thumb. I stopped for the day, felt like shit all morning anyway.
    4 points
  14. This one here is my favourite picture to date. Monster bow wave hitting the river crossing at full send. /never lift.
    3 points
  15. You definitely deserve a brown diamond award for this year's punishment.
    3 points
  16. I also wanna thank not only our back up crew, but everyone who made the effort to join us. Their presence created this event. I honestly believe the only it could have been better was if the (09) crew had been able to make it. (Would have been four more people to lol at at the river crossing if nothing else) Holy fuck I wanna see the footage of that.
    3 points
  17. I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE ALIVE THAN I DID THIS WEEKEND!!!! It's a big call, but I think I enjoyed it even more that Nats11.
    3 points
  18. The noise was hilarious, 2 stroke lawnmower followed by a car bonnet being dragged down the road.
    3 points
  19. Done. I suppose I should do some kind of leak test since there are eleventy billion welds on this thing. I also learnt that if you use the cordless drill on the nut for the v-band clamps, and there is no lube, and they are stainless, the thread eventually galls and welds itself on. Fortunately, my original design was going to use more clamps, so I had a spare. But still, they aren't cheap. I put a drop of oil on the threads now.
    3 points
  20. Fuck today was possibly the best day Ive ever had on a motorcycle !
    3 points
  21. I've got a bit of downtime until the next race meeting, so took a chance to get some long awaited fabrication work done. I highly recommend Nick at SAFE Engineering in Palmy for anyone who needs automotive fab work / roll cages / other small engineering jobs taken care of. I've been needing to update my harness mounts since the rules changed a little while ago. Nick added a fresh bar to wrap the belts around and keep the harness on a good angle for my new neck restraint. While he was at it, I got him to add jacking points to the sides of the car. The vertical tube goes through the floor and is reinforced by a foot plate. This means I don't have to risk crushing my sills or chassis rails when jacking the car up from the side. And something I've wanted for AGES. Sill stands. Nick bored the sills and welded tubes in place that I can slot a set of stands into. This will make life far easier at the track and it'll be quicker to get the car up in the air for checks and maintenance. The stands will be made soon. The current state of it:
    3 points
  22. Decided to throw in the drivers door sill as it was worn and rusty, got my paint, dressed the van up for primer tomorrow hopefully... if I dont get tempted to do more bits.... I should just leave it alone .... but I can't... I'll probably do a couple more panels. After these though, and after putting the engine back together with the improved parts.
    2 points
  23. Fuck wish I was still on that ride........
    2 points
  24. I'd love to do it again. But I doubt I could swing it tbh. Also it's going to be twelve months minimum before I can mentally prepare my self to go over the maungatapu track again. It gave me ptsd/I still see it when I close my eyes. Defo have a few tips and pointers for you lads.
    2 points
  25. Yeah mine too, biggest day I've ever done on a bike!
    2 points
  26. still cant find any door rubbers. anywho today i made a parcel shelf. it goes without saying the old one was fucked but not as fucked as it should have been given that its 50 years old. as is the norm for this car with the old parcel shelf removed the steel was in perfect condition. i made a new shelf out of 18mm MDF because thats what i had. made it in two pieces because its close to impossible to get it in or out if its one piece. couple of bolts to hold it down and we're in business. tomorrow ill glue the carpet on and shes finished. 2021-03-06_04-00-50 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-06_04-00-44 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-06_04-00-37 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-06_04-00-29 by sheepers, on Flickr
    2 points
  27. Sh1t update - bought a set of XE Fairmont Ghia rear window chrome, as the povo spec Falcon is missing this. It’s actually a pretty useless purchase as I’m going to be running louvres but hey, it’s how I roll. I left the spare rear screen behind with the seller as I’m tapped for space and it’s literally the last thing I need in “storage”.
    2 points
  28. I had limited time to finish the panel work, so got it to a level that looked OK, gave it a lick of paint and threw this back together. The door is pretty wrinkly, so I don't think I'll fix it... Fibreglass doors will be happening soon... Spent my birthday at the racetrack. I had a cold, so was off the pace a wee bit, but managed consisted 1.17's all day long. The consistency paid off and I came away with a win in the final race! I did a terrible job with my camera and didn't have any charge in the batteries, so here's the only vid that worked. I qualified on P2 against some much faster machinery. Was swamped off the line and had a good race to come home in 3rd (one of the guys up ahead received a drive through penalty, gifting me 3rd place). Put the car on the trailer on one piece and am currently second in the GT Cup for the summer series. The final round is in April, so hopefully I can get a few good results to have a chance at winning the series.
    2 points
  29. Shouldn't be too hard to get it good enough for the next rodeo on Jan 23/24th. It can stay a bit rough and will finish it when I've got new doors to get the lines right.
    2 points
  30. 1 point
  31. Did you ride the GN back from Hanmer as well? That's some serious km if so!
    1 point
  32. Went up the WHK, wasn't a lot of water, it was neat. (Phone vid from inside waterproof case, so looks a bit weird) Also, turns out you need more than 20mm of water to boat. New high score on grate rocks too. Very keen to go waaaaay further up this bugger one day.
    1 point
  33. It looks like when the panelbeaters did their thing on the drivers side they just sprayed and sealed over a lot of the rust. I guess they figured it was the last wof it'd get, which is yet to be proven wrong. Still, it's a bit disappointing because I thought that side would be done already but actually the floor needed patchwork and a lot of cleaning up, and the seams on the side and under the windscreen are just as fucked as the other side, they've just been coated in silicone or something. I tipped the cab on it's back so I could cut out some rot from underneath without removing the seat rail. I cut a big section out of the center here and ran the rotary tool and wire wheel over all the pitting. It's cleaned up pretty good I think. This is some of the shit that is hiding under the sealant
    1 point
  34. Use an 8mm spherical rod end from the bearing shop. You will need to trim the old end off and weld some threaded rod or a tube nut etc on to replace it. I've fixed quite a few wiper linkages this way.
    1 point
  35. today was make a fucking stupid mistake day. the hubcaps are your standard cheap chinese rubbish "chrome" that will inevitably go rusty in a few months. i got a price to re-chrome them and it was a bit beyond the budget at 500$. each. so Richie suggested i clear coat them to try and make them last a bit longer and that sounded like a great idea to me. here is where things start to go wrong. for some reason i thought that i couldn't possibly spray clear straight on to the "chrome" because it wouldn't stick long term and i also got the idea in my head somehow that if i sanded them with 1500 the clear would magically make the scratches disappear. why the fuck i thought that i have no idea, it was approximately 1 microsecond after i started spraying the clear that it became apparent that the clear was not some form of wizard paint the would somehow fix the surface and restore the mirror like appearance. honestly, what the fuck was i thinking. anywho with this massive fuck up unfolding in front of me i had no choice but to suck it up and chalk this one up to blind stupidity. i had already inquired about buying another set of hubcaps so i had a spare set and im still going to get another set but the ones i have currently, they are fucked. until i feel like spending 2k on re-chroming a set of hubcaps. well, ive gone this far, i might as well paint them a colour. so i did. i painted them black because thats one of the few colours i have and i thought id just try it and see what they look like. nothing to lose...... and amongst all that fuckery i put the back bumper on and polished some trim pieces and stuck them back on. im super happy with both the bumper fitments and the time i spent fucking around earlier was worth it. so it wasnt a completely waisted day. 2021-02-28_04-33-50 by sheepers, on Flickr2021-02-28_04-33-42 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-28_04-33-27 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-28_04-33-19 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-28_04-33-13 by sheepers, on Flickr
    1 point
  36. made this go back on. 2021-02-27_04-51-12 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-27_04-51-22 by sheepers, on Flickr also made the front bumper go back on but i didnt take a picture of that because im useless at remembering to take photos.
    1 point
  37. Doing my last run of door skins for a while as really need to get back onto this project before I loose my shed. Here's how I do it.
    1 point
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