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  1. Finished the runner system pattern. So now all the sump patterns are complete, waxed and ready to go! . Only took 4 months.haha
    18 points
  2. Cheers @tortron. Have had my eyes on those for a while. They're probs fucked. And i've already got more ND tachos than i have the need for. They're the correct shape, just don't have the idiot light tubes. In Laverda news. I've sent head to Radax Australia for a rebuild. I've got all the gearbox bearings and gaskets to put bottom end together. Waiting to get cases back from some repairs. Then its dropping off for vapour blasting and i can start assembling the engine! I got the head vapour blasted before i sent it away. So here's some pics of that, cos picless posts are dumb.
    10 points
  3. Happy birthday coronet! In 1970 On a probably overcast day in St.Louis,Missouri..you were as rust free as you were ever going to be! some parts showed up from the states today-indicator cancelling cam and camber bolts, My 2.5L tin of hammerite which should be enough for a few cars-worth of lovely black protection too. first coat on arms: And just because, some reference for vinyl top and stripes (it won’t be green) ive never really been a vinyl roof fan but this looks tits so I’ll put one back on mine.
    9 points
  4. Just picked up a xr125l. Rego on hold.
    8 points
  5. Did actually finish up the airbox - just dont have any finished photos. Incorporated a duct behind the bumper too. Anyway, latest time filler is a carbon plenum back half. Old one was a stock piece with a patch welded in to allow room for aftermarket trumpets (clearance issues for cylinder one). Very much early stages here but basic shape came out nice. Used a similar technique as last time - expanding foam covered in fibreglass then body filler for final shaping. Most of the shape in this is still the original plenum. Scratches are just from resting it on a workbench when taking it out of the
    8 points
  6. Started making up my headers today... Picked up a flange plate from m&m racing.. A 2" mandrel multi and a 2 1/2" multi from tbl... Got a 18" resonator, dumpy and flexi on its way... This header is 1.5hr in the making... Most of that was just head scratching to clear the pitman arm on full lock. Stoked with it so far. Gotta pick up a 2 into 1 collector today to finish it off.
    5 points
  7. Smacked out some pannier racks on the weekend. There is one more re support thats not completed yet in this photo, its a removable strut back to the lower point of the rear mudguard. Its my 3rd set of these ive made with my little 16mm plumbers bender. usually use 1.6mm tube but steel and tube was all out so these ones at 2mm. Nice and strong, gave the bender a work out though. started to the hang of it nicely: The aim was to get them as slim as possible. think i achieved that, didnt want to risk the bag melting on the exhaust so left a bit of room there, ive got a we
    5 points
  8. Chrysler rocked the vinyl. Mod tops and floral too!
    4 points
  9. In Aussie, quite a few of them mount XR tanks for the long haul. Cause you know, you should try and ride a postie bike across a desert...
    3 points
  10. Just realised mt patriach is 1600 something meters big. Mile high club? hahahaha...
    2 points
  11. Definitely slower. Makes the gn feel powerful. And lush. never thought I would say that about a gn250.
    2 points
  12. looks similar, maybe good for parts @Goat https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=3014570138&bof=bSn9f7UP
    2 points
  13. I just pulled the column out, got to top bolt (only just) and booster off! Can’t just paint this one..Its leaking lots of brake fluid and I’m certain it’s not supposed to. Off for a rebuild then
    2 points
  14. I hate to bleat on about it, but 6t he magic of this epic journey still fills me with joy. (The thought of the new parts my bike needs, not so much)
    2 points
  15. Met a bloke in the weekend wit a yz/ it tank on his ct. fitted and worked well.
    2 points
  16. Still battling with the top arm ball joint. Thought I’d weld a scrap bracket on and give it a belt. it tore. sandblasted them and gave a coat of brunox in the mean time. then if by some divine intervention the mrs dragged me out of bed early for a swap meet. Chris was there flogging some of his pop’s gear (Chrysler man) and amongst it was the fucking ball joint socket! Donated to the cause along with some new valiant + Desoto ball joints, a valve stem seal set and a cool vintage car jug to carry it home in. Thanks! Can confirm the bushes are the same as those listed
    2 points
  17. Here's the Newspaper ad from the clipboard:
    2 points
  18. Did an awesome trade today. I now have a T57 crankshaft. Pretty lucky that it was less than 2hours away from me and the guy was awesome. Traded a bunch of my Lotus stuff + few $, he definitely did me a solid! Crankshaft from Engine #210 Rods from Engine #293
    2 points
  19. Neat colour. Also, that seat pattern and colour is exactly the same as my VG valiant , must have been a todd motors thing?
    1 point
  20. see last page for welding durapox. i clean off the area around it tho (1cm ish square with my finger sander for spot welds, it wont strike a good arc if its painted on any thickness and welds way better cleaning the bead area off, i found i had to do that anyway with "weld through" primers, and still got a worse result) if you have a gun blow the durapox on, mine always ends up with a bit of a texture but i do try put on about 3 full layers, I dont think i have ever tried top coat directly on it If i were you, i would scuff the whole thing with somewhere between 120 and
    1 point
  21. That'll handle the bumps better than a GN! I wonder if it'll be slower?
    1 point
  22. So a while back this popped up on trademe, in wellington. I was first to view and bought it then and there. A big gamble as it had been completely stripped down for over 25 years! Its a 1979 Laverda 3CL. Its a 1000cc, 3 cylinder, 180 degree crank Italian stallion. These were the fastest production bike in the world for a bit. A claimed top speed of 140mph. They're pretty rare. With only 7 thousand odd being manufactured across all triple variants (3C, 3CL and the Jota) Its a major project. I though i'd just get it, put it all back together and sell for big bux. lol. Yeah right.
    1 point
  23. Hi @Mr.Mk1. I think if anyone can rehabilitate this its you. Keep up the good work. Can I have a pic of the balljoint socket? Thanks.
    1 point
  24. Man you need to get this out in the mud with @kprs hilux. that would be a killer combo. Man I enjoy this truck!
    1 point
  25. There was some real farm spec shenanigans going on with the rear brake cable. looking at the front forks I could prob squeeze a 3.50 chonky golden boy in there.
    1 point
  26. Not too much news here, dragged the car out to Twin Rivers car show today. It seems that in the last year or so there has been a sudden spike in interest in old Toyotas. Had quite a lot of people stop and look at it. Noone could really identify that the EFI system was custom so it looks like I have succeeded in making a subtle system. One old guy was staring at it and said "It doesn't look like the KP60s I worked on in the 80's but I can't really tell what is different". There were no other Starlets at the show, which was quite a surprise. There were heaps of AE82 GT liftbacks though
    1 point
  27. https://debossgarage.com/ics2021/entry/1615686997-2020-dynafari-scratch-built
    1 point
  28. Wow I have had this car for a long time. To stubborn to sell it so better do something with it. Mitsis are re-united again. I was a bit of an effort to get the car in the garage. Four of us were unable to push it so I had to shunt it in with the daily. Plans for it are still pretty similar to the original ones. I have a twin cam head off a vr4 that will go on the engine. Engine will be coming out in a week or so and will be pulling down and measuring bits. If the crank is stuffed i have a couple of spares so no dramas there. Basically i will be focusing on allot of the sm
    1 point
  29. got these high pipes made up today, turned out super sweet looking, only downside is they are wayyy too loud so i'm going to have a go at making some baffles/mufflers. once i get them quiet enough that i'm happy with it ill make up some heatshields for them and a-couple of hangers too. (please ignore the terrible car in background its not mine)
    1 point
  30. Here's a compilation of my snaps from last weekend - enjoy!
    1 point
  31. Once i got the 45 degree bends positioned to where i wanted i set about making the tailpipes. Originally I wanted rippled pipes and tried having a bash myself with no real results to show for it as the tube was too heavy a gauge, so ive settled for just straight pipes with a flared end which i made myself by making a tapered die on the lathe at work and used my hydraulic press to put the flare in. Id used a tow ball for my 1st goes which looked not too bad but it was hard to get the tow ball to sit perfect and it would give an uneven flare. Overall im quite happy with how the exhaust has
    1 point
  32. Slowly getting there with this thing. Will probably replace coils. I’ve got some genuine Suzuki parts to come, shims and a master cyl rebuild kit. Going with braided Hel lines up front and will swap the genuine fuel tap onto this from my pop up katana. Ive still got Hagon shocks to replace the shitty stock ones. I should rebuild forks at some point too.
    1 point
  33. I mulled over that exhsust last night and I wasn't 100% on it so I had a rethink and decided the other side would run over the top of the timing cover. And the right side would go straight out and down. It was a bit of mish getting the tubes to run parallel with both the down tube and bottom frame rails but I got there in the end. On to the other side when I get more tube.
    1 point
  34. One of the most noticeable and annoying things that are missing were the clocks. One would expect something like this to have some super bespoke italian clocks or something. But fortunately, most of the Italian exotics of the 70's, well, Ducati's and Laverdas anyway, ran nippon denso clocks. Cool. They are the same style as the Cb750. Oh awesome. Should be easily be able to find some. WRONG. They run the same style as the 1970 CB750 k1. Which are super rare. (yet still more common than Laverda clocks). These have the idiot lights inside the clock and have some sweet jewl lenses on the facep
    1 point
  35. Here is Red cutting off the crushed old slingers and rolling on his new ones. You can see all the crud in this one: And done: Crank going back together: Finished product. All new bearings, new bottom end rollers, a couple of replacement conrods, and 2 new crank web with pins. $$ but worth it. Better than new (literally, as this year (1979) the factory fitted incorrect bearings that would catastrophically fail within 20,000ks! haha. So Italian): So now this is safely on my bench. I've dropped the cases off to get some broken threads welded up, aswell a
    1 point
  36. After some initial investigation, I soon saw why it was pulled down, cylinder number 1 bottom end. fucked.: It has had some catastrophic engine failure at some point. There was damage to the cylinder head, cam chain guides, pistons and crank. It looks like the cam chain had snapped at full noise. Damaging everything related. Oh boy. Worst looking damage seemed to be the crank above. (or so i could see) After trying to find someone keen to tackle a Laverda crank rebuild, i ended up having to send it to Redax Engineering in australia. The dude there Red is a super GC. Gave me
    1 point
  37. Page 4, shame... Haven't done much lately due to working on the stockcar to get that ready for opening night... Didnt happen cos the headgasket let go. So back on this today. Got the engine and box fully mounted. Headers bolted up, carb on. Stock accelerator cable will work. Wiring is all in the same locations. Radiator is bolted up to the hunter mounting points, oil cooler mounted. Just need shorter oil lines. Only fab work left is the new driveshaft, and slightly mod the headers to get it away from the steering box a
    1 point
  38. Needs to slight left a little, but I need to remove the reverse switch. It's not needed on the hunter anyway, no reverse lights
    1 point
  39. Engine and box is mounted. Does need to come back out so I can chop off the factory mounts, thump in some clearance for the fork and slave 10mm if that. And remove the reverse switch. And believe it or not, the hunter gearbox mount bolts directly to the rx7 box. No mods at all on the gearbox crossmember or mount. Dafuq..??? Rx7 radiator practically bolts directly to the hunter bolt holes too. Just need to cut 100mm of the shifter hole out and spin it round.. Too easy. I would like to space the crossmember down 10mm to see if it gives enough clea
    1 point
  40. The hunter box is longer than the rx7 box. Shifter and box mounts are in very similar positions. Hunter box is taller due to the shifter rail.. Looking good for throwing in the hole
    1 point
  41. I finally managed to get the HIPS material working on the 3d printer (it's dissolvable in a particular chemical) One of my long term dreams for ages has been to have a good dissolvable core so I can lay up CF on it nicely and end up with a good light weight complex shape. However I've never had access to the chemical either so I wasnt sure if it was feasible to get or if it would damage the epoxy or carbon. Turns out you can buy D-Lemonine from the chemical supplier in Hamilton and it wasnt too expensive. So bought 2 litres to test - it also turns out that epoxy and CF are completely
    1 point
  42. It's been great learning to program Arduino. Like there are just so many situations where it can be useful. I mean sure I havent done any of them yet. But I could. haha
    1 point
  43. what a bloody roller coaster the windscreen instillation turned into. got everything ready and Nick the sparky came and gave me a hand and we put the back screen in. then we went to put the front one in and it was way to wide at the top to fit any where near right so out it came. remember this is the same screen that came out of the car so what the fuck? closer inspection reveled some insights as to why the screen was a bit weird when i took it out. i never thought much of it at the time but the screen was sitting down in the bottom channel with what would amount to a gap
    0 points
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