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  1. Continuing the process of reassembling this front axle Also giving these free wheeling hubs a bit of an overhaul. Think I mentioned I wanted to go to a fixed rear glass. I got some glass cut to the required size and bent up some simple brackets to drill into the frame, very much how the rear door glass is fixed. Pretty happy with the result TBH.
    10 points
  2. New toys! We are extremely grateful to have a space to work on our truck - it's not a small project. However, there is no power at the part of the property where it lives. We've reached this point using 18v DeWalt powered aggression, but that won't cut the mustard when metal needs sticking together rather than chopping to bits. Enter this big bastard. This is hopefully punchy enough to run anything we can chuck at it, and after the build is finished will serve as the backup generator for our solar setup. However, quality control was a bit sub-par. While testing the genera
    10 points
  3. Picked this machine up recently. Its stock standard, original 94 thousand km's... Even better, rego on hold! Discussion:
    7 points
  4. Didnt know where else to put this so will put it in here. As I mentioned wanted to give electrolysis a go . after trying to use a battery charger by itself and it not really doing what I wanted ( it kept shutting off , no doubt because it did not detect voltage as the manual says it must detect). So decided to get around this by running it thorugh a battery, i was worried a battery worth of current would end up cooking something but nah , its just very aggressive, so if you are wanting delicate rust removal you will need to get a dc power supply. I read up and found the reaction will r
    7 points
  5. So put a cheapo battery revitliser on the Aux batteries over the course of last swing off and they now take charge and are sitting at a happy 12.4 volts, stoked. so have bought a dumb linear charger just to pump them up good. then most of the light in the rear started working! yay. so last night i replaced the broken shitty ones and re-attached some otheres to the roof . so much better , need some more in certain areas like above the roll cab top for working surfaced etc, but pretty impressed, also going to get rid of the spotlight style ones in the front body and mybe mount them to be
    7 points
  6. Time to work on car stuff has been stretched a little thin, but have made some slow progress. Took the head off, and found yep, valves bent. But no other damage. Valve seats looked fine and so did pistons. Cool! So for now I'll just fix it up and drive without VVTI. I pulled the valves out of my 2NZ motor (same part number) and sent the head off down the road to the engine place to lap the valves in and refit the valve springs. Hopefully get it back by the weekend maybe. There was another Vitz RS at Zebra so I went and pinched another C56, hopefully this one is a little more en
    7 points
  7. We have a screen rubber! And if you zoom in, cancer it seems. knocked out these two wee bits in the bottom of the front window channel. i friggin lost the other piece I cut out, but at least I know it’s not inside the scuttle
    6 points
  8. Righto so while i was away on my swing some more parts showed up , an axle set of wheel nuts ( i dont know why i didnt just get a full set) a belt and the brakes pads! So over the last couple days I replaced the front end brakes. new calipers,bolts, slide bushes etc, and hoses. what a right cunt the hoses were until I remembered an ancient technique.... a chisel to convince the securing speed nut on the inside to wind off. little bit mangled now but the thread part was fine so that's ok. and vice grips cracked the lines. I kind of want to redo them at some point ... totally get how a wee
    4 points
  9. Doesn’t apply to every product but read the labels next time and check out who actually makes it.
    3 points
  10. We are moving this months meet to accommodate a visit from the lovely dam engineer, Beaver. 7pm Parrotdog in Lyall Bay. Rock on up and grab a table. We'll see you there!
    3 points
  11. Few pics the guy sent me. As soon as I saw the "PGM-FI" stickers I was like HNNNNNGGGGGGG.
    3 points
  12. To get to Kohatu, go over Spooner turn right at kohatu café, go up small climb and turn right onto Rabbit gully road, will have NCC sign at T intersection, then follow red arrows. Or if coming from Mot go up mot river and turn left just before you drop down to the Kohatu Café, will have sign out saying NCC event, and follow red arrows. Will be on unless its pissing down. check FB See u on Sunday
    2 points
  13. This is what you want, shame it's auto. But it is a rare boi 100hp injected d13c. Majority seem to be carby. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/139759601507001/
    2 points
  14. IM not sure why this is a big deal? coolants these days are pretty damn good for all applications. running 75% is silly, water is a far better conductor of heat. the 50-50 distilled water is fine. Choose your brand . and be done with it
    2 points
  15. This chapter is called: I blew up my motor but shit that was good . So the VVTI issue. I realized that I would be able to get the front plate off the VVTI pulley, and then hopefully wiggle free the spring and the locking pin without removing anything else. Thankfully it worked! Then put that front plate on, and done. Then fire the motor up, advance the cam 5 degrees - success! The cam is moving, finally. Excellent. However - with more advance I ended up hitting valves into pistons - at around 20 degrees advance. Bummer! This motor must have smaller valve cutouts than the
    2 points
  16. I'd totes be keen to have a sub 1300cc track car if and when they finally build the circuit at kohatu/tapwera.. And have a big enough garage...
    1 point
  17. Class A is 0- 1300cc. That's where I play with the Uno, other cars are mid 70sToyota Corolla, early mazda 323, Toyota starlet, Toyota Vitz, and occasionally a Citroen GSA, Suzuki cappuccino with a 1300 twin cam in it. Would be great to see a Nissan march rushing around. Adding a turbo multiply original cc x 1.8, so to stay on 1300 calss you need something with about starting with 720cc, If anyone keen happy to take them for a ride in the Uno.
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  18. I used to run genuine Toyota coolant in my Triumph seemed to work nice no sign of rust after 18 months on. (The red stuff) I did get given 50 litres of the stuff for doing work experience as a teenager there and the triumph so i am a bit biased.
    1 point
  19. So took this down to Brass Monkey. Was an epic 6 days of riding with good people on some great roads. Was excellent not having to worry about anything bike related (except fuel) during the trip. These things are so tractable, comfortable and easy to live with. Bloody magic. Gear selection continues to amuse me. At 100 you can choose any gear from 2nd to 6th depending on how rapidly you think you need to be accelerating. 6th gear at 100 is still going to pull away harder than most cars so usually no point in changing down. Cruising through town at 50 I tend to choose a
    1 point
  20. Also consider what you are hanging the chain hoist on, this being potentially the weakest link. I have seen a 302 Cleveland and C4 trans hanging from the bottom chord of a roof truss made entirely from 100x50 pine. The creaking sounds it made did not fill me with confidence.
    1 point
  21. shouldn't be lifting suspended loads over your, or anyone's elses head full stop no matter the gears rating. 99% of legit construction/industrial sites "never go below a suspended load" is a golden rule that shall not be broken. yes there may be some particular job specific exceptions, but you get the idea dont go under anything that might fall on your head if someone strapped it wrong or pushed the control knob the wrong way etc. - any of those exceptions have be accompanied with a specific plan as to why how/exactly what is being done and how that is being made safe and risk being min
    1 point
  22. First off bloody good on ya, more falcons back on the road! Second, if your going to slam it down, throw a diff hat from an au on it, changes the position of the watts link mount and makes them handle better when low. Third, show the 6 some love!
    1 point
  23. probably thought of all these things already but the usual things from industrial machinery issues bent output shaft whirling around damaging seal (seems unlikely with no vibes) undersize output shaft OD for seal (pretty unlikely with new from toyota but not impossible) tailhousing bush not aligned with output shaft inner bearing so shaft is not central to seal bore axial movement of shaft in operation resulting in wrong diameter bit of shaft running on seal any seal marks/wear on the shaft?
    1 point
  24. Quick tidy up and etch prime. That's me done for tonight. Hopefully this is the last welding I'll be doing on the shell.
    1 point
  25. Get a good brand all season tire and get your brakes checked and adjusted.
    1 point
  26. Yeah they just as shit that’s why the don’t pass compliance
    1 point
  27. Makes a nice contrast against the black
    1 point
  28. Been a while - it’s been exhausting ... built some very dodgy 3-1 headers to fit thru the incredibly small gap between motor and front subframe - down into a pair of flexys and then 2-1 was aiming for a crossover and twin pipes to the back but nope not enough room thru rear subframe - wideband goes in the top of the 2-1 join then piped to one big muffler at the back Needs to come back out for a tickle up and paint then I’m gonna call the exhaust done
    1 point
  29. I've had a look through another person's build who managed to use Prius pistons okay with same cams, and apparently VVTI working without any trouble. It looks like the important difference is that they used the earlier version of the engine with the 13:1 piston, not 13.4:1 So I tried to find some pictures of an early 1NZFXE piston. Aqua motor on the left, early prius motor on the right. Top of the picture is intake valve cutouts, tells the story! Can see that its definitely got much bigger valve cutouts and pretty much the whole piston shape is a bit different. It almost look
    1 point
  30. So it turns out if you use factory cams which have a less aggressive ramp rate, then the BC springs work. But then they run out of puff at high rpm.... So you need the big cams... Which will valve float without the springs, but cant use vvti with them.
    1 point
  31. Yay , got the brakes done , the other side was actually easier after a couple beers, found the lack of brakes for the rear, one cylinder let go so thats cool. anyhow started bleeding it... spew. And the new stuff And a couple pics of the interior Chur
    1 point
  32. Way to make a working dog look like a handbag dog. Cripes. Turn to the left... Turn to the right.. Fashion.
    1 point
  33. Took some more shots since it was out of the shed. She’s now at the blasters. Cancery upskirt
    1 point
  34. This week turned in to week after next week so dropping to blaster tomorrow! kinda been in limbo so not much progress (vinegar soaked and painted some clips + bolts) but today I said fuck it and knocked out the first 2 of MANY patches to come. firewall passengers footwell ..and figured since the blaster is passing over, I’d expose these bulges around the shock towers so it’s nice and clean behind. also blasted the crusty bits on the front valence and made a few holes. I just zapped these up and rust killed.
    1 point
  35. Took 8 odd hours, but I gave the 1kz in my van a bit of a birthday today, main issue was a leaking rocker cover gasket but since the floor has to come out and the boost pipe had to come off I figured I might as well ditch the EGR, cleaned a good 5mm thick layer of scum out of the intake ports, swapped the intake manifold, TB and boost pipe for ones that I had already cleaned out (+ my TB had a boost leak from fucked spindle seals and a hard/cracked gasket and the small butterfly linkage fell off years ago so was jammed open all the time) Also new glow plugs and a catch can (cheers for tha
    1 point
  36. Not terribly interesting but making some progress.. A tube worth of sikaflex to seal up the roof join. Also replacing the rubber donuts for where the safari roof bolts on, hope to get this all in colour soon so I can mount it. Windscreen back in with new seals Going old school glazing with the butyl tape (which I actually like working with) Bought a roll of sound deadening off TM (cheapest option I found) and working through layering all the internal panels. The roll is better than the flat pack as have less wastage.
    1 point
  37. Heading to Toyota Festival tomorrow to pest around at the trackday. Gonna be good! I'm gonna take my GPS along, as I've got my suspicions that this thing might actually be faster than the Carina through some of the tighter corners. So since I've had all of this going on, and seeing how parts are cheap etc etc and I've been trying to make my other car as light as possible. I must admit I've had some sick thoughts about changing motor in the carina. A beams 3SGE motor is ~160kg. A 1NZ motor is ~87kg. That's just an absolutely incredible difference. So figure with a downsiz
    1 point
  38. Back in 2015 dad and I took a road trip to Gisborne to pick up a Mk2 escort estate after buying it for $450. Put it on a trailer behind the Accord and made a 12 hour road trip home. This is the next morning after giving it a decent water blast and getting rid of the cockroach infestation that was living in it. The car came with no motor, a gearbox hanging from the rear engine mount, a fart cannon exhaust, little to no interior bar the headlining and dash cluster, steering wheel, column and pedal boxes, full glass, escort steelies all round, plus some other crap in boxes in the tray area. T
    1 point
  39. I really never know how to start these things, especially if it's been a few weeks between posts. I put a few layers of mould release wax on the trumpet mould since now was as good a time as ever. Then I started working towards the base plate mould. Using my drawing as a guide, I had a go at making the complex shape where the trumpet reverts back in one continuous path to the filter clamping surface. I figured I'd start by making the straight sides with slopes tangential to the trumpet radius such that I could drop the preformed trumpets into the mould, trim them to shape, and lay up the
    1 point
  40. Did a a bit more... Hosed most of the crud off. Pulled the diff/spring assembly off and lowered the tank out. Noticed that it has a hole in the corner that someone has tried to goo up so that will have to get fixed... Also pulled the top cover of the gearbox (I still have no idea what model it is) and was quite pleased, considering the work this thing has probably done its in good nick. The shifter assembly is a custom job so I have some ideas to make the whole thing work alot better. LR transfer box has all of the seals leaking (no surprises) so will end up pulling it for
    1 point
  41. So I've been working 70 hour weeks for the last month and a half, meaning not a huge amount of fabrication had been happening for a little while. Rest assured though, there has been progress and I'll do a proper long winded update soon. For now though, I need to ask a couple of favours. Firstly, I did end up acquiring the R31 diff housing and axles. However, as I mentioned previously, I'll need to get it shortened to fit. Can anyone recommend somewhere to get this done? Bearing in mind I live in Whangarei so I'd prefer it to be no further south than Jaffaville. I plan to strip the whole thing
    1 point
  42. I started with a plate roughly the right size with a bit to spare. Put a fold in it to form a nice big flange and used the bead roller to start forming the dimple that was in the original panel. Put a bit more shape into the dimple and started to trim it to size. Then I cut out the rotten part leaving plenty of extra material to spare. I decided to drill out my nice new spot welds and remove that extra little piece of original material since I'm cutting out everything attached to it too. In hindsight I should have drilled them from the other side but oh well, I can fill them up later
    1 point
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