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  1. Not my best painting in the world, nor the best photos in the light but I got the roof done and back onto where it is suppose to be. Looking alot more like a truck now...
    16 points
  2. Last day off work today, till I'm back tomorrow, then its Easter break for 5 days. Wow, really didn't think that one through! Still, lots of students want meeting about projects tomorrow, so it should be a pretty fun day. The boot seal area of this car was a complete mess, and I thought I'd give it a bit of a cleanup while I was thinking about how to approach the rest of the project. See if you can guess which side I've done in the below picture: After cleaning it yesterday, I was pretty pleasantly surprised to find the body in good condition. The respray it's had is... not too
    13 points
  3. A whiles back I had a nice FD RX7 , and then I sold it, because of reasons. Always thought it was a silly thing to have done, so I have now un-done that decision... Sort of. FD's are in a bit of a bubble at the moment, with asking prices being sky high. It doesn't seem to me that many are actually selling at these inflated prices though... But, you can't argue that the prices on them are going up. I expect the bubble will burst at some stage and prices will fall to something more reasonable, but more than likely still more than I'd be willing to pay. I managed to do a deal with my former
    10 points
  4. Got a week off work for a nice break. Spent a few hours today wire-wheeling back the whole back underseat area, etch priming and then sealing that shit. It was fucking exhausting. #shutupoldman Also stripped down the 304 to pull the cam to send to Voldo for a new profile and new roller valvetrain. Only broke one bolt, which was surprising, no evidence of overheating and looks top have been fairly well maintained over the years. Probably just high mileage if anything. But its getting a rebuild anyway so wont matter. Tomororow I'll hopefully start on sound deadening, but judging from t
    9 points
  5. This car has laid dormant for a while. Back before when this was N/A...I had low oil pressure. I mean there was some oil pressure, I could drive it around but it never was as high as it should be. I had to swap the sump over on the motor for the turbo drain so out came the motor, thought i'd check the bearing caps. they weren't perfect and not perfect on a motor that had done 1500 k's since rebuild was not good enough. Took the short block in to the machine shop. Turns out the thrust tolerance was too loose and it was loosing a lot of oil pressure out of there. This was a good find
    7 points
  6. Need to redrill a cople holes
    6 points
  7. Been running the V8 for some time now and it's been a ton of fun. Just did beach hop and the car gave no trouble. Ended up finding a standard inlet manifold and running a Quadrajet which goes good. Aside from some exhaust issues I've remedied, it goes nice and has been heaps of fun driving to work daily. As something else has come up I've decided to sell the car. I'll have an advert up in the buy/sell section here on OS but it's already on tm and fb. Had heaps of fun putting this together.
    5 points
  8. I'll get some pics of the completed subframes next time I'm out in the garage too as they look quite dashing in subframe black. Painted the trumpets front and rear in a nice grey also which (even though they're aluminium) came out looking pretty spiffy.
    5 points
  9. So I got Hamilton windscreens to come and install front and rear screens back in, asked them to make sure its SEALED, (asked them to put heaps of sealer in) which they diddnt and it leaked . Fixed the remains of the fuel breather system as the car always smelled like it was leaking petrol ( hoses were perished beyond anything I'd seen) I brought a holly 350 off trademe and went to get it from tauranga with my brother(rip), fun trip, and the guy who was selling the carb also threw in a free 202 blue block and a bigger air cleaner with '308' on it, haha gc, so sold 202 to a mate for $5
    4 points
  10. I think the only things I have ever shipped with youshop is auto parts - eBay rock auto or Amazon free shipping to Portland Oregon USA thanks - then youshop no problem even for used auto parts
    3 points
  11. Then I came across something too good to be true... A whole setup for a 304, on Facebook for 1200$! Not cheap for me at the time but I got caught up in the moment, so started messaging this guy with a 'legit' profile, older guy, friends, kids etc but lived a bit far away.. Long story short I paid the guy, and he dissapeared and blocked me haha Many visits to police, bank calls and still diddnt get money back, untill a kid by the same name as on the bank account was found and yea. . His mum made him pay back all my money! I didn't press fraud charges and yea props to the
    3 points
  12. I got charged $2800 to blast underneath and engine bay, paint the underside black and prime the engine bay. Then I spent another $250 at the painters for them to fix the primer overspray all over the black underneath Then I had to paint the parts underneath that they missed And fix the ripped hoodlining. Autoblast in glenfield should be avoided at all costs
    3 points
  13. Really loving these new rims. Car is also about an inch closer to the ground. Got the car all back together the other night and did a run in. Struggled to get good smooth rpm. Searched and searched for a vaccum leak. Timed it more than once. Messed around with the carb. Then I pulled the plugs. Not sure a gap of 0 is recommended (should have checked before assembling ) 3/4 were too close, re gapped to 0.9mm and boom perfect idle again. Took it for a test drive and forgot to tighten the accelerator cable and it cable loose after the first rev up . Really happ
    3 points
  14. Got some longer wheel studs for the front. Painted the hubs and installed some new genuine Toyota wheel bearings and seals. Have also changed the front springs to some shorter 5kg ones and added some keeper springs. Need to find some 100-130mm long 4kg springs for the rear, but they're proving hard to find. Painted the inside of the hatch, doors and bonnet. Finally managed to finish prepping the rest of the panels and took them into work this weekend. Had a bit of drama with the base coat being the wrong tint, as I had another 2 litres mixed up since there was
    3 points
  15. Ive used youshop for plenty of car parts in the past, but always from the UK. Havent used youshop USA, but should be the same.
    2 points
  16. And so I found a 304 v8 that a mate had, unknown condition, brought off someone that said it did run but needed a valley gasket, but not in any definitive condition, $500, came with headers, basic block and some bolt ons, no wiring, but yea... why not Looking back I'd have brought a whole running donor car, but yea, not how this panned out So I threw some gaskets in it, cleaned it, painted some stuff and painted my window surrounds which came out great, to this day still great... rare for a rattle can job lol Checked the code on the block and it came back a vs3 or vt replacemen
    2 points
  17. Cut the starter snout off and melted it down into blobs then I have welded up the hole and the script with it using the oxyacetylene, you can use all the crap to your advantage, it works like a flux.
    2 points
  18. Pest checking in from Dunedin Rolla wont keep you warm, bring a swanni
    2 points
  19. https://www.vogtland.com/en/sport-lowering-springs-toyota-corolla-type-e10-e11-e11-u-up-to-85-kw-1820 Running these in my AE112R with KYBs. A ton better than shitty jamex and well priced, even with shipping. They were cheaper than a set of Kings. I got mine on special for about 155 euro shipped. its settled a little since this photo, but its a good height. -35mm all around.
    2 points
  20. Malt vinegar for a weekend did wonders. Quick rub over with a wire brush and it opens! Now sitting in the kero bath at work getting all the pins nice and free. the corrosion varies from patina stain to semi serious pitting. But progress is progress.
    2 points
  21. That reminds me of the time I was doing a WOF on a Land Rover. Did a 30kph hard brake test, pedal went to the floor and Landy kept rolling, handbrake stopped it eventually. A hard brake line burst open length ways.
    2 points
  22. Yeah that has been a consideration, one of the reasons for setting up my own workshop was to avoid issues around working at other peoples shops, we have to be careful on what we road test as well, if we find a fault that could possibly cause an issue then we cant test drive the vehicle or complete the road testing until its sorted out Stuff like that, and all the small procedural steps all adds time and dramas though, people get annoyed because we might get a car that for some reason cant be driven for a perceived small reason (ie a broken brake light switch) so they r
    2 points
  23. Yes, there are Lvv standards The car construction manual Info sheets Certifier email updates Newsletters Usually training twice a year NZTA sends a reviewer every two years to be present while a vehicle is certified, and the certifier has to show all their paperwork and recording systems to prove they are doing things properly Random jobs are desktop audited when they go through LVVTA for processing as well. So the shit/not shit assessment is like that adjustable spanner in your toolbox, you dont use it often because there are better tool
    2 points
  24. Bought a momo steering wheel for it. I am actually in love with it. Also I'm posting this from my spa pool.
    2 points
  25. Bought this for parts for the other yellow 200. Been sitting for a year and not running. So ideal for me cos I only want the brakes and a couple small bits. Check the gas. Full of fresh 91 Check the plug. Freshly wire brushed. Turn the key. Lights all work so must be a good battery Press the starter button. Nothing Kicked it over a few times. Nothing Kicked it over with the plug out. Dead. Kicked it over with a good plug out. Dead Remember that the last blue DR had a dicky kill switch. Press it a few times and its gummy as and not clicking
    2 points
  26. its coming along. im just tidying up all the little things that need doing. ive got some generic belt line rubbers coming for it then i can put the door cards back on. the bumpers are away being chromed and ill get them back in a week or so. not sold on the black center caps and i have another set on order should be here middle of next month. i drove it up the road to get some milk and i fucking love driving this thing, its fucking slow but its cool to just cruze along in and i can see myself doing a bunch of Ks in this as soon as i tidy u the last few things. believe
    2 points
  27. You can download deepnest.io and it will give you overall dxf dimensions if you want a quick check?
    1 point
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  29. Bugger that shipping! See there is this one too, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Austin-Marina-Original-Dash-Tachometer-Gauge-Cluster-Smiths-IP5805-00AS-OEM/303581170374?_trkparms=aid%3D555023%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D07a0355e37554cd2bef195610a4dc866%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D24%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D163646571445%26itm%3D303581170374%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5hPointwiseWebNoToraCoCoViewsNoHighIdfOrRoundRobinBlenderWithPromotedViewItems%26brand%3DSmiths&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982&autorefresh=true
    1 point
  30. If you get desperate for a rev counter. US$80 (approx NZ$115) + $157 shipping https://www.ebay.com/itm/RVI2435-01A-13H6796-Smiths-Tachometer-Austin-Marina/163646571445?epid=6027593855&hash=item261a1883b5:g:N90AAOSwZKlcLqOJ
    1 point
  31. G'day G'day, Been working on a project for about 10+ years now of a Mk1 Austin 7 Mini from 1961. Had 2 different cars along the build, 1 of which I decided the body wasn't salvageable enough to be worth continuing on with. Had fun stripping em down and pulling them apart and I even managed to get started on building up parts of em as well (completed front and rear subframes with a couple of light modifications like braided brake lines, heavy duty adjustable tie bar rods and adjustable subframe mounts). They're all painted, assembled, greased and ready to go back into
    1 point
  32. About 20 years ago my pop gave me a multitool. Said he had it for so long he can't remember. Had a nice leather pouch and all. Well it got used and abused, rolled bolled and arseholed. Until the point it was rusted solid on my workbench. Old boy passed away this morning, so i thought i should restore the tool he left me. Keep it going for another generation. Found it on a shelf down the arseend of the bench so here it is. Will derust, descale and free up before deciding the next step. This is very old and i am on the drunk end of the drinking scale. So bear with me. Admin f
    1 point
  33. When l got River Rat and during my repairs. Then me driving it all rebuilt. Many people said it couldnt be done. I proved them wrong for my own reasons.
    1 point
  34. Installed the rear bag's bulkheads today. Not overly happy with the hose routes. But they don't touch anything through the suspension travel. I believe the flat spot I drilled through is for the Optional factory air suspension on the ls400.
    1 point
  35. I just assumed it was a cheap aftermarket finger trimmer fan painted black but she’s original Part of me wanted to paint strip and polish up the alloy blades; but the rest of me just blastedit all and painted it black. In other news there’s a fucking ship wedged in the Suez Canal and global shipping is all up the shit until god knows when. sigh
    1 point
  36. The car was running super lean this morning and I needed to use the choke the whole way to work. So I did the good old carpark in the dark 8 minute carburetor rebuild. There was a piece of glove in the jet. It seems to be fixed now.
    1 point
  37. Gave this thing a good tune-up today. But before I go into the details, I would like to publicly shame the place that gave this car a WoF last week before I bought it. Nothing against Felixx, it's the WoF shop's job to ensure something is safe. Harewood Vehicle Inspection Centre - 580 Wairakei Road. They should not have given this vehicle a WoF, there were two serious safety problems that they missed. The first was the serious brake imbalance - the car would pull hard to the right under heavy braking. The second was the substantial fuel leak from the carburetor (straight onto
    1 point
  38. got the bumpers back from chroming. these pictures do absolutely no justice to how good it looks IRL. 2021-03-23_06-53-44 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-23_06-53-54 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-23_06-54-02 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-23_06-54-10 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-23_06-54-17 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-03-23_06-54-24 by sheepers, on Flickr
    1 point
  39. 1985 complete 1987 complete less brakes 2008 - complete (this one) parts 2003 - stripped and half sold off, some went on the 87 4 additional 1980s frames aboout 6 sets of forks 3 front wheels 3 small bins of misc parts and a dr250
    1 point
  40. Fixed the Steering clearance issue with some Altezza/crown/jzx parts. All surprisingly similar to ls400. But fit 15inch wheels much better. Fuel Tank is still slowly coming along nicely. Just a bit more welding to go. Rear Bumper back on using factory irons. Cardboard air tank also in place. Alloy version should be ready this week. 8 weeks after ordering. Fitted Grill and Front bumper today. New bumper "iron" made up to work with the lack of room. Time will tell if it was a good idea to weld to the spring
    1 point
  41. This engine is also a contender for this project, it seems to be in very good condition and has never been apart. Problem is the mag is in the way of the frame, I am thinking of making up a plate with a trigger coil and running a CDI ignition or something
    1 point
  42. Got some bits back from the platers. Thanks to Brett for vapour blasting them first!
    1 point
  43. Front crossmember and steering rack back in. Got one side of the suspension and brakes bolted in. Have pieced together a Wilwood Dynapro 4 pot brake upgrade with 250mm rotors. Just fits under my 13" wheels with a 12mm spacer. Got the fuel tank back from powder coating and bolted that up under the car. Has a 255lph Denso in-tank pump with a Holley HydraMat pickup mounted inside. Test fitted the wheels with the 12mm spacers on the front, when this was running I only had 6" wide wheels on the front, so it'll be interesting to see how the extr
    1 point
  44. The horn button and the steering wheel are still in their box. But instead I did some other stuff, we'll call this "Gen 2.0" of the project/not really a project. Last weekend, I fitted up the option OEM skirts and rear caps, made sure it all fit OK (which it did, because it's OEM) and trekked to Hamilton to get my mate Brendan to paint it all up. This stuff is all pretty rare - the skirts came up cheap locally so I pounced on them, but the caps I ended up having to spirit across from the USA. I've had it all for about 6 months I guess. The skirts needed some cracks repaired - luckil
    1 point
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