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  1. He is clearly of the "throw money at it until it works" rather than "throw scrap and talent at it until it works" school of thought. Does he not know that the calipers will be sourced from some shitbox, the rotors from another unrelated shitbox, the master cylinder from a tractor and that it only needs those $45 worth of parts and 47 hours and you will have a brembo equivalent? Fucking amateur.
    15 points
  2. Martha is now in fine fettle and about to go up for sale. But before I do a listing I thought i'd do an update here. She went up on the hoist and I removed all the front bumper/lights/guards etc. The rust that she had failed her last wof on was all along the bottom of the radiator support - probably the most typical place for NZ k11s to rot. Cut it all out and let in new steel. Pics explain it easier.. Phew. Done. Gave it a good coating of paint. Then while the guards were off I cut out the rotten corner on one and let in new steel.. While up on the hoist I gave the underside a clean, check over and quick tart up with some of the ever magical CRC Black Zinc 'new car in a can'... Then the surface rust around the windscreen. It looks like it had been flagged for rust, the previous owner then started cutting away the sealing trim around the screen and gave up. I cleaned it right out, wire brushed it back, painted a POR 15 type inhibiting paint around the full perimeter. More pics.. Then masked the car up and gave it some sparkle with a can of colour paint. It came up fine. Nothing flash but far better than what it was like when we got it plus now solid. There was a dent on the drivers guard, 'fixed' with poorly applied filler. I did my best to tidy it up, feather it in and paint it with the small amount of patience I could muster up and its improved but certainly something that needs more love. Then this stupid bloody sticker... Heating it up, very carefully, allowed me to peel the 'JDM scene' off without leaving a trace. Hannah spent some time tending to the usual little surface rust spots k11s get under the rear boot seal and add some aluminium tape over the holes that we've learned through experience can allow water in.. Se also replaced the brake pads for some almost new items we scored from the wreckers...
    12 points
  3. We had fitted the spare wheels from Molly but one was worn so a good tyre was sourced and fitted. Then we took her for a wof and she flew through with flying colours. There was a chip in the screen that was noted and we already knew about however it was not in a zone that mattered. Still, just to be sure, we had our friendly glass man squirt some of his magic goo into the crack while Hannah watched with keen interest... While he was there he also tended to a tiny chip on Minkys screen. The wof pass was about a month ago. We've been driving her about and watching for any issues and the only one that I noted was how slow she was to heat up. I suspected a removed thermostat and had mild alarm bells ring however she never used water nor heated up beyond normal. I pulled the thermostat cover off (noting that there was still factory grey sealant present) and happily discovered that there was still one in there, stuck open and looked to be the original Nissan item..albeit very stuffed.. I swapped in a spare we had kept from Molly and it heats up properly now. She drives really well. Very peppy, seems to be as thrifty on fuel as they should be too. Handles well but very stiff on what seem to be even stiffer springs then whats fitted to Minky. Really fun on the right roads but a little tiring if you're just wanting to cruise A to B. We've taken the squeal free wheels that we'd swapped on, fitted them to Minky and Martha now wears Supercats on the front for maximum squealing delight So that is that. Took some nice photos of her the other week. We will now list Martha up for sale tonight on Trademe (because its free car listings tonight) and see what sort of interest there is. I'll pop an advert up on here too. With luck the next rather special K11 that we have been told might be heading our way will actually come to be. Quite excited about it but I wont say anything more in case it doesn't happen. If it doesn't then at least I might get more done on the Imp..
    9 points
  4. Other side. And same double plating over rusty metal. I think the sill has been replaced before. That hole at the top looks like it was caused by a chisel. And the flange on the left has been partially cut off. Clamping a bit of copper behind the holes so I can weld them without making bigger holes. And fixed all the cuts and nicks. I also used the vacuum and compressed air to clean out the sill and the inside of the crossmember that goes across the car.
    8 points
  5. I recently popped up some recent photos of the flat six on the Hillman Imp Facebook group. Lots of enthusiasm for it but I was waiting for a Barry to quip in...
    7 points
  6. As always been neglecting this car but I did do something to it by chance. Found a cyborg in my mates paddock so purchased it to strip for parts. Wasn't much worth saving but the motor will be of good use. 1600 dohc turbo 4g61t. Decided to mate it to my sigma gearbox using a sigma flywheel and cluch and drop it in the hole. Flipped the td04 on the stock manifold for a laugh, it won't work as it's touching steering box but kept me entertained. And purchased a modified rwd intake manifold off Bigfoot
    7 points
  7. I don't have a lathe so I carefully cleaned up the shaft using using die grinder and a flap wheel, checking it as I went. I had removed enough material that the bush would snuggly fit over the shaft and move. Success. Then I couldnt work out why it was such as effort to fit into the steering colum. It would only go half way down. It's hard to see but the end of the shaft is slightly tappered. 39mm tappered down to 38.5mm. Out came the die grinder and flap wheel again. I enlarged the internal shaft to accept the new bush and we were away laughing. Until... ...I installed it all in the van and the ends of the steering shafts don't line up. Faaaaark. I will need to enlarge the hole on the firewall and move the shaft up. I thought the assembly was supposed to be the easy part.
    6 points
  8. Have scored these missing bits so far: seats door cards arm rests rear screen front 1/4 window valence Will have a bit of a working bee on it this weekend and get some more photos
    6 points
  9. Inner sill almost done will be replacing the top part of the inner door sill amd inner a and b piller after I get the floor in so I can cut out some old repairs .
    5 points
  10. Bolted the speakers onto the ply using bolts with countersunk heads then used similar bolts to attach the ply underneath the metal shelf. The raised speakers now sit well below the parcel shelf.
    4 points
  11. Ah yeah.. I offered to buy that, had a 265 hemi in it.. But his brother who was on his death bed in hospital was still gonna do something with it..
    4 points
  12. Missing the points! Why would you get rid of a perfectly reliable ignition system. You better carry it in the frunk for rapid change over then the transistors burn out leaving you stranded
    4 points
  13. Hopes and dreams are cheap and don’t take up much space.. But there’s no fun in that! With a 289 and C4 in stock, and a couple of grand burning a hole in her pocket; it didn’t take much thought when this popped up local and a deal was done The kicker for me was how straight it was and how much was still there. Came with a few spares and 3 more 13x8 wide rims! The plan is a gasser axle under the front, Valiant or falcon diff in the back and use up all our spare shit while having something fun for dirt days/car shows/kids can play in it and I don’t have to stress about them breaking interior shit! I spent a few hours hanging the doors better and assembling the dash again but the main priority is to source some windows and keep the rain out (came with a full set but they must be zodiac)
    3 points
  14. Took to the particle board shelf with a 10mm drill bit to allow the sounds to leak through. Then slapped a bit more paint about the place. I've ordered some of that textured kitchen drawer liner stuff as per my sample to cover the panel. Should hide the holes and mounting bolts nicely. Hopefully that will arrive sometime soon. I'm not going to win any audio awards with this setup but at least it will look pretty subtle and the sound should be an improvement over my existing single dashboard speaker. Thanks for looking.
    3 points
  15. That’d be ace. Do a bit of a drive somewhere perhaps.
    3 points
  16. Next step was to carve up a piece of plywood and chuck a bit of paint on it. Clamped it in place underneath the metal shelf and marked out the fixing positions based on the factory speaker mounting holes already punched into the metal shelf. I can also make use of the holes that were previously used for the baby seat anchors as I no longer need those.
    2 points
  17. Keen Spin the wheel of "who will befoul the Essence Cafe toilets on Sunday morning?" Might need to thumb a lift from the aerodrome in Palmy or Wellington though.
    2 points
  18. The “ever lovely Mrs sr2” and I headed up North to the batch for the recent long weekend, the fishing was an improvement on the New Year. (It would be bloody hard to be worse; see the Jan 18, 22 post). On my return I was shocked to see that in my absence Rigamortice had been blatantly and deliberately emitting the nasty horrible dangerous carbon laden CO2 gas, (that our dear leader the "PC goddess of fertility and cultural sensitivity" has been repetitively warning us about).......... to the atmosphere! Still showing total faith in our “transparent” government (in these turbulent times) I was overwhelmed and riddled with guilt as to the long term effect Rigamortice’s senseless selfish act would have on climate change, (it used to be called global warming – but it didn’t get hot!). In desperation to restore our lost carbon credits and head off an imminent climate emergency I decided to “give it the Greta” and acquired an E-Vehicle. Being Oldschool (i.e. 75 oldschool years old) Rigamortice insisted that I hand in my man-card immediately………..begin the public humiliation….! Thankfully after a few medicinal Wild Turkeys, Rigamortice and I devised a cunning and fiendishly clever way of containing the evil fermenting concoction, preventing any further release of the nasty horrible climate changing CO2 gas…..What could possibly go wrong!
    2 points
  19. Car is officially warranted and registered after 6 years of shed life. The feeling is amazing! Next step is to improve the tuning on carb and timing so it pulls good as ild like to attend the oldschool drags in December
    2 points
  20. The head unit currently plays through a central mounted dashboard speaker. It's not ideal so I figured a set of 6 x 9's in the rear parcel shelf would be the go. Now it just so happens that I have a set of 3 ways sitting on the shelf, so I dusted them off for a closer look. The smaller speakers sit well proud of the tops and the covers look like like something you would find in Liberace's boudoir, so they will definitely look out of place in the Mustang. But fear not as I have a cunning plan.
    1 point
  21. I told my brothers about this Facebook expert and my brother said this..
    1 point
  22. The engine only feels so smooth due to the precise routing of the throttle cable
    1 point
  23. Yeah! Pity it was never finished. Guess it was around the time where the arse fell out of the (4&rotor style) nz drag racing scene.
    1 point
  24. Pictures say it all. Blasted and epoxy primed...fuck yeah!! Super happy, such a mint body on this for 63 years old.
    1 point
  25. Still waiting for the weather to dry out so we can paint the doors, so I'm chipping away at multiple small jobs to keep the momentum going. I've cleaned all the crust off the interior floor pans and chucked some rust converter on to the surface rust . Followed that with a brush coat of epoxy primer. Not the prettiest looking thing, but hopefully it will keep the floors nice and solid for years to come. I've ordered 4sqm of butyl based sound deadening which should arrive late next week so that should neaten things up considerably.
    1 point
  26. Goodies have arrived. got the block in at franklin engineering getting a deck, clean and hone. all the bearings , rings and thrust washers are ready to go. will get the bottom end back together. Then send the head in for a look at and valve lap.
    1 point
  27. Engine bay well underway A few badges lights windows, chrome etc fitted too
    1 point
  28. It was somewhat depressing to learn today, when peering under the bonnet of my mates HQ Statesman, that an engine of near double capacity (ie a SB chev) is about 200mm narrower than this donk. Todays Fun fact.
    1 point
  29. Thanks to the great ideas here I had a new plan of attack. I drilled a hole beside the tap and cleaned the area. I could see through the new hole that the nut had 3 factory welds holding it on. Must have been very fatigued/rusted because it didnt require much force for it break away. Tried to plug weld/tac the nut on and managed to get a strong enough tac to take the tap out. I decided I wanted two different spots of weld on the nut. Unfortunately the first weld broke off when drilling the second hole but thankfully I had a screw in place just in case. New hole, new weld. Accidently welded too much of the screw so it required quite a bit of cutting and grinding to remove it in one piece. Required a lot of concentration to avoid the raised stamped areas in the panel. Ended up nicking the top coat once. Cleaned the area again with the die grinder, put in another screw but this time insulated it with copper wiring which worked a treat. Ground it all flat and this time it looked much better. The weld had penetrated and filled in the holes. Best part yet, the bracket covers the entire worked area. Easy for these small jobs to chew up time. Just need to keep looking at the big picture.
    1 point
  30. Couldn’t resist putting the tyres on these bad boys! Decided I’d keep them original, only problem is where to find some 70’s style lug nuts for some 70’s Cheviot's? The Lugnut King to the rescue; Murry is da- man, a big recommendation from me. 7/16 “ x 20 tpi, I don’t where the hell he finds this stuff. Borderline too deep for the Cheviot's but a little tickle from the Emco V10 keeps things safe.
    1 point
  31. Its been a while, but i scrounged up some motivation and found some time where one of my other cars didnt need for for once, and cut the floor out of the drivers side. In hindsight, this is how i should've done the other side too. Maybe I will revisit that again one day.
    1 point
  32. Well well well, it has been months of no updates on here. So i've got it painted came out alright. i've redone the ignition with an electronic points system which has made a massive difference with starting. i've played around with timing etc seems to be pretty spot on but one of the diaphragms in the carb has a small hole... so no big trips for her yet. low and behold more issues have popped up. Started getting air in the clutch line, rekitted the slave cylinder, replaced the line, kitted the master cylinder. STILL manages to get air in it which leads me to think I'm looking for a new slave cylinder or i've done such a good job and put it back together wrong Joined the local car club over here because who wants to pay $1000 a year in rego for a car just sitting in their shed when it could be $75 I've also made the mistake of purchasing two more vehicles because I didnt think my shed had enough junk in it. i'll no doubt make a quick build and discussion thread for these. 1971 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 1974 Nissan Patrol G60 both in pretty decent shape more so the fj40 has a bit of here and there where as the patrol is still in transit from over east but has mostly been completed already unless i start prodding and poking...
    1 point
  33. Panel fit up today, last big day at the paint shop, can't thank Whenuapai Auto Refinish enough for their attention to detail and quality work.
    1 point
  34. You might want to dial that back about 20% there......
    1 point
  35. Some progress has been made. Driveshaft was sent up north to be balanced at a higher speed and the UJ's were tightened. And so had it out for another shakedown at a local sprint day. First race just took it easy checking things over (pretty boring video, best to skip). Second race, gave it full beans off the line against an EG civic with K24 and 300hp at the wheels, he got a bad start... Third race on slicks and it started drizzling, but overtook a Porsche and a Lotus... The driveshaft was a lot better, enough for me to push it a lot harder in those videos. But there was still a vibration there that won't be good for components, best guess is it's the angle of the engine/gearbox in the car, front of engine angled to left to clear headers and for weight distribution which means the UJ's are not in sync. Those videos also have me mucking around a lot with the brake bias as that's been all reset, along with suspension changes affecting rear of the car during braking so still getting it dialed in (sprint day you don't get many laps). Other thoughts, is the S2000 Gearbox throw is as short as the J160 with a short shift kit, if not shorter, it's a great feeling box. Also you may have noticed in my older videos I didn't heel and toe, originally that was because it was impossible to with the stock pedal setup and my seating position, but since I have the new pedal box and seat I really needed to learn, so with the minimal seat time I've been trying to get used to it, still a work in progress as you can see in the videos. So the shake down highlighted a few issues. Driveline Vibration still there What we believe is heat soak of the oil temp sensor as it hit 123 degrees, and there should be no way the oil hits that when it struggled to get over 80 on dyno (with some of my bonnet ducting removed which allowed a breeze over the sensor). Getting car up to temp with the EWP is a pain, it's not quite right at the moment. Was setup on dyno perfectly, but the real world has a lot more airflow over radiator. So before Christmas I shopped around for a driveshaft with a CV on the front, basically came down to only one place who were prepared/could make it to handle 9500rpm. Hence a new Carbon fibre driveshaft arrived last week from the Drive Shaft Shop out of the US, i'll be honest I was very hesitant in ordering from them as I had been forewarned by a couple of people about their quality and after sales support. But I had no other options. I can say their pre sales service was good with prompt communication and fast building of it and shipping. It still needs to be fitted into the car, we are just making up a flange that goes over the existing AE86 Diff flange (from the diff side) to better spread the load from the new driveshafts rear Hilux UJ which has a bigger bolt pattern. Here's the difference between Hilux and AE86 diff flanges. Heat soak of the oil temp sensor should hopefully be solved by some new shield i created. The EWP control is a bit if a pain, the duty cycle is controlled by RPM vs ECT. Which is great but i feel it misses another key input which is the speed of the car which affects the car's ability to get rid of heat. So it feels like half the solution to the problem. You can see the duty cycle all over the place here and the pump is barely breaking a sweat (and that's with half my radiator ducting closed off). For the EWP I made up (by hand, no lathe...) a reducer to drop the coolant pipe size down from 30mm to 18mm to slow the water, it goes into the return feed on the radiator after the water goes through the engine. I'm hoping that means I can use more duty cycle in the pump, so give a wider duty cycle range to play with. I've then tweaked the table handling the ewp to try and get it to be more flexible in it's ramp up/down by letting the ECU interpolate in between the cells more, feel free to let me know if this is a stupid idea... Old: New: So once diff flange is done, will aim to get it back out for another shakedown to see if we have finally solved the vibration and see how we are going with ECT. Discussion here:
    1 point
  36. Gidday Simon, it was me you talked to on the phone yesterday at LVVTA. Reading your recount, I think I did not fully explain a part which might help clear up a couple of the issues you are having. An important part to understand is a critical element missing for your vehicle, which does not allow it to proceed as a Modified Production Vehicle, is a lack of an identity in Landata (a record) and I suspect the vehicles that have been certified previously, were built from vehicles that had an existing identity in Landata. The Alt Docs (CA03) is a way for a vehicle without an identity in Landata (that would have previously had one but has been lost to time) to gain an identity. However if you have built the car out of a bunch of spare parts lying around and/or purchased from swap meets and/or parts made from scratch, then it is not likely to get Alt Docs approved. This is to prevent duplication of identities, for example: say there are 3 vehicle owners with 1932 Fords, all making upgrades to their vehicles and after their upgrades, one will have a spare chassis, the second has a spare engine and the third has a spare cowl and fenders. Someone cannot combine those parts with a bunch of custom made parts and/or parts from a parts catalogue and then simply register it as a 1932 Ford, as this would mean there are now 4 x 1932 Fords, where there were once 3 x 1932 Fords. Unfortunately, without an identity it will be a scratch-built vehicle and needs to meet all the requirements for a 2021 scratchbuilt vehicle, however Historic Replicas do have a few relaxations for some of the requirements. For it to be considered an Historic Replica it must be an authentic replica (not readily distinguishable from the original) of a historically existing vehicle from a period of motoring history before 1960. All other scratch-builts are Reproductions or Custom/Unique. If you feel there is sufficient justification to classify it as a Historic Replica, work with a certifier to provide the information required to Head Office and we will discuss it at our tech working group with NZTA to hopefully achieve a desirable outcome. Not necessarily relevant in your case, but it is worth noting for anyone else reading this post, is that some vehicles don't fit the box of a scratch built OR modified production vehicle, for example: you cannot build a vehicle entirely from a pile of original parts and simply declare it is a scratch-built vehicle. As this process could be abused and end up rebirthing stolen vehicles, to prevent this, there are quite a few hoops to jump through and the process is not an easy ride. Hopefully I have filled in a couple of the gaps, it's always hard to fill in all the information in a single phone call. Cheers KK (Chris)
    1 point
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  38. So what everyone has actually being waiting for, the final comparison between Toyota Altezza RS200 3SGE BEAMS and a Honda Accord Euro R K20a engine in the same chassis Still trying to get my hands on a single dyno sheet with the 2 different engines on it. So this will have to do. Modifications/Setup Toyota Altezza RS200 3SGE: 120,000 k's SQ Engineering Quad Throttle adapter plate 4AGE Blacktop throttles 70mm trumpets Combined Piper Cross Filter Stock Injectors SQ Engineering Slim line alternator (smaller Echo alternator) No Power Steering pump or AC Custom header (TRD Copy) to side exit exhaust 2.5" Adrenaline R muffler Link G4+ Storm (Blue) Engine internally stock Lightened flywheel HD Exedy Clutch J160 Gearbox 3" Driveshaft with sliding yoke into gearbox Oil: Castrol 5w40 Rev Limit: 8000rpm Dynoed in 5th gear 1:1. Honda Accord Euro R K20a: 108,000 k's Skunk 2 Ultra Street Intake Manifold 770cc FIC injectors Skunk 2 74mm Throttle Body. 3" intake pipe from pod filter. Custom header to side exit exhaust 2.5" Adrenaline R muffler Stock water pump replaced with EWP Alternator replaced with smaller Honda D15 one. No Power Steering pump or AC Stock Oil Pump and Balance Shafts replaced with ported Type S oil pump. New Timing chain Lightened flywheel HD Exedy Clutch Link G4X XtremeX Honda S2000 AP1 Gearbox 3" Driveshaft with sliding yoke built into shaft as gearbox has flange VTEC 4500rpm Oil: Castrol 5w40 Rev Limit: 9000rpm Dynoed in 5th Gear 1: 0.94076 Same: Tires 54cm Michelin Slicks at 21 PSI, on same Rims Same AE86 Diff (Brakes were changed from stock to AP with knock back) 4.5555 Crown wheel and Pinion. Same Dyno Different: Dyno retarders have changed from 110v to 220v. Results 3SGE : 201hp @7250rpm 173.6 lbft @5150rpm K20a: 206HP @8250rpm 167.9lbft @5300rpm Thoughts I'm a little bit disappointed in final figure, but I think my expectations were to high. You have to take all the HP figures that everyone posts with a grain of salt. Especially anything from the UK who like to give made up flywheel figures when they dyno there cars on a rolling road... Changing from a front wheel drive to rear wheel drive setup definitely has more drivetrain loss, from what I've read a factory stock S2000 AP1 with 240/250hp at the flywheel dynos 200hp at the wheels. Also a lot of people show "stock internals" figures which include changing cams etc. So the power figure is in the right ballpark really for the modifications (stock K20a has 220ps at flywheel) as rear wheel drive. Looking at some of the NZ figures I have seen, the engine would probably get quite a gain (20 to 30hp) from a set of drop in cams (no other valve train changes) But if you ignore the single figure and look at the dyno sheet it pretty much makes 200hp from 6700 rpm all the way to 8700 rpm which is a very significant power band. So overall, it's a good improvement. Shakedown So I then got it out to the track and managed 4 laps before the gearbox lost most of it's oil when a bolt came loose. Luckily I was going fairly slowly so no internal damage done hopefully. However a bigger issue is a massive driveline vibration. Plan A: Driveshaft is getting balanced at 5000 rpm (it does 9500 rpm in 6th) Plan B: CV Front joint on the same shaft, or a replacement driveshaft. Driveshaft is to short to go 2 piece and we think the angle of the engine and gearbox is impacting the universal joints. However aftermarket CV joints for these are supposedly not very good. So currently looking at options. Car definitely felt like it was pulling really hard, but with so few laps, and me just making sure everything was working, not a good indication of final result. Videos: First 2 Laps: Second 2 Laps (where it dropped the oil): Flyby (Potato Cam):
    1 point
  39. Well then, I've been tinkering away. The car was booked in for a WOF check on 19/08, and cert inspection on 27/08. As we all know, everything got fucked up again cos of the Cov, so none of that even happened. What I did do prior, was get the engine bay in a state ready to cert. Basically, LVVTA rules require the crankcase vent to be routed back into the intake, and my catch can setup/open trumpets was not going to work I'd always intended to run my big ITG filter over top of the trumpets, and the cert man confirmed it was OK to run a cam cover vent straight into the filter backing plate. I have spare cam covers to allow for this, and the net result was as below. Unfortunately, some bad measuring on my part meant the filter won't fit around the trumpets in situ - meaning I either need to put 50mm trumpets in, or just run without. For the cert purpose I chose to just run without. 20210918_105417-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr Anyway, I never got a cert, or a check, or fucking anything because diseases and shit. I'm still at home, not working, not earning, not happy. But I went and got the car anyway, and made some changes with a view to heading out and finally taking some proper photos with my real camera instead of the phone. First thing I did was install the Pioneer tape deck with the mounting kit. This thing is wonderful, it's hands down the rarest, weirdest most interesting 'off the shelf' part this car has on it, in my view. Everything fit perfectly, clipped and bolted in to where it needed to. 20210918_131215-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr For the most aesthetic photos, I figured it was best with the blue cam covers, open trumpets and catch can lines reinstated. I'd ordered some TecArts trumpets way back in March, these finally arrived in June from Japan and I took the opportunity to fit them up. 20210918_164209-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr 20210918_165815-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr 20210918_165822-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr These are 100mm long vs the 75mm we tuned on, have that great looking 'merged' bellmouth look to them. I'm smitten. It's also louder. Gave the interior a bit of a spruce up. Painted the kick panels and some other plastic trim, using an SEM product specifically designed for refinishing plastics. Custom matched by Carcolors on the shore. It's epic stuff! Overall the interior has come up well, it's a really nice light, airy place to be, kind of the vibe I wanted it to have. Black interiors are dime a dozen - it's nice to choose something different and actually have it come together. 20210918_170929-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr 20210918_170940 by Richard Opie, on Flickr 20210918_171300-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr Final wipe down, and it was ready to tuck under its cover for the night. Nice to just have a cold drink and stare at it for a bit. 20210918_175516-Edit by Richard Opie, on Flickr
    1 point
  40. Bit slow on updates, drove the shit out of this over summer and loved having it legal again. Probably chewed through nearly a dozen tyres Because I just can't resist a cheeky burnout The new exhaust has been absolutely ruined in the mid section thanks to all the speedbumps in whangarei... yay But it's been parked up again as a water line burst little to my knowledge and it got cooked. At this point it still ran and drove but used water so I went and ripped a classic 5th gear skid for the boys at a birthday party and now it really doesn't want to run haha The ideas are flowing for my options right now but aunty westpac says otherwise
    1 point
  41. Went to work and grabbed the 3/8 and 1/2 tourqe wrenches, had trouble finding cam cap specs online so resorted to the oldschool method of looking through my stack of mitsi books with great success!!!! Feels good to see some progress on this old girl, also added inspirainspirational mitsi poster I have framed in my shed because how cool! And when you dont have a bench grinder at home you improvise to clean bolts, I present the Milwaukee portable bench grinder
    1 point
  42. Over the years this had blown a few diff heads and axles from excessive skids but I managed to acquire a factory turbo 10bolt, disk brake lsd from a parts car I bought for $150 !! Bloody good score as some people pay $1500 for these diffs. A set of factory turbo tail lights and center garnish had popped up for $200 so I snatched them up also Although the interior was extremely tidying wanted some recaro fishnet seats so got these from a bighorn The dream catcher and hippie shit hanging from the mirror has been there since day one and will stay there too Have purchased a fiberglass wing/spoiler/duckbill whatever you wanna call it, have never fitted it just sat it there I'm still in two minds about it
    1 point
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