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  1. Also here are two terrible photos of the bottom of Matahina Dam. Sploosh. IMG_20210208_125236_1 by John Bell, on Flickr IMG_20210208_125232 by John Bell, on Flickr
    3 points
  2. New sills arrived today - they look spot on after a quick mock fit.
    2 points
  3. Sounds like the battery has dropped a cell to me. Stop buggering around and just replace the battery. Don't remove the battery from a running car either.
    2 points
  4. Looks like a nice place to sink. I must have put these bits in the general jetboat thread, the other week we travelled from Thornton boat ramp up the Rangataiki river through Edgecumbe and TeTeko to the bottom of the Matahina dam. 8-2-21 by John Bell, on Flickr VID_20210208_141549_exported_18697_1612755261877_2 by John Bell, on Flickr That was nice.
    2 points
  5. Got Thursday to Monday booked in for holidays. fizzing... probably gonna ride from Chch on Thursday. on the mighty gn.
    2 points
  6. painted. 2021-02-14_11-35-37 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-35-02 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-53 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-46 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-38 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-31 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-14_11-34-17 by sheepers, on Flickr
    2 points
  7. Obtained some standard front side lights/reflectors to replace ugly clear and chrome ones
    1 point
  8. This is looking out the ass of the nozzle thing, fairly well sandblasted, but seems sound. Note the two syphon holes for drawing the water out the bilge. IMG_20210222_171103_1 by John Bell, on Flickr I don't have bearings or seals right now, so gonna just give it a go with a mind to doing the lot at a later date. Put the dicer back on, put all the other bits on. Then realise you'll have to pull it apart again to put oil in it when you get some. IMG_20210222_171857_1 by John Bell, on Flickr There is so little to these things its laughable. Can only find bearings and seals
    1 point
  9. Starting to come back to life
    1 point
  10. after fucking AGES of pissing about making various spacers and brackets and all sorts of other shit i have finally got the drivers door mirror sitting where i want it. yay. 2021-02-24_07-19-57 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-24_07-19-49 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-02-24_07-19-39 by sheepers, on Flickr
    1 point
  11. Put discs on as it had scary braking. Same old story, get in to install the discs etc and find the ball joints are gone. I get new ball joints and when I get to the 2nd side I find the upright is flogged out (scary). So I do all ball joints and uprights. Then when installing the new booster find that the proportioning valve is in a completely different place with different sized fittings. So replace all the brake lines!
    1 point
  12. Adjusted rockers. Still a bit tappity sounding so not sure whats going on there. Maybe a stuck lifter. It had a dead spot at tip in and surging at cruise. Im certain the timing is good now so went over the carb. It was all gunked up, wire brush in the float bowl and a bent metering rod. Gave it a full rebuild and its now great. Have a new dash and engine harness to put in to clean things up. The fuse block looks ridiculous. Theres a lot of surface rust/corrosion under the dash but only from pedal height up which is weird. The rest of the car is great so I dont know if
    1 point
  13. Hi team. Its been a long time since the last post. Just thought I'd let you know most of this is back together and i have maybe 5 things left to do before i can drive it. Life has been a bit busy but i'll write up a detailed post when i have a few extra free minutes. keep safe
    1 point
  14. Have a half day slot booked every weekend to smash some work on the Commy. Ended up spending the last few weekend slots fucking around with moving lockup shit around. But it's all in good shape now and managed to get some more progress this morning. Stripped the rest of the interior out. Stupid me should have done this before painting the floor (I forgot to take out the sound deadining from under the back seat) At least I now have full access for rewiring the interior. Going to spend a couple of days cleaning, vaccuming and tidying up the interior before doing anything more in there. Ne
    1 point
  15. Well it went off to the beaters on Friday for the repair cert inspection. There’s only 3 to choose from. 2 in one company. He said he wasn’t interested in any long term projects as he’s semi retired and will retire fully in December.. Said I need to look at the economics of repair. That was the whole email, lol. Mate, your the one charging $515 for an inspection! and I don’t fuck around, Im invested at 3 months turnaround once parts arrive! His co-worker is retiring too so that’s that for Hesson & Bowry. it’s not all doom and gloom, the beater is applying to becom
    1 point
  16. Siliconed the sink in last week end Bit of weight, Came up good. Then installed the hospital taps I scored but left under the house to corrode for three years before realising. Came up good with a bit of foil and vinegar considering.. The plumbers tape is only temporary, will use hemp on it when I do it proper. Nice to be able to wash my whole arm without having to use the shower.
    1 point
  17. Struts are all welded up, thanks to my brother Matt for the excellent work They Passed their non destructive test at Stork in New Plymouth, And are now Painted, assembled and installed. The Front Raised and Compressed. The Rear, Raised and Compressed. Appears to be clearance. Will check again when I have some Air pressure in there. At its lowest point. It appears to be 10mm to the sill in the rear. And 20mm to the sill in the front. But I also discovered this Problem now things are going back together. Not 100% sure on h
    1 point
  18. Have pottered about with this thing a little bit. Things looked at in no specific order. Put a pair of latches on the front of the lid, hopefully wont fly away in the bumpy stuff, I should probably put a latch or hinge on the rear. With the lid on the engine bay is virtually sealed off aside from a couple vents under the dash and a drain(into the engine bay) in the footwell. I think this thing is pretty buoyant, but I have a fear that if the lid weren't on a decent wave into the engine bay would swamp it perhaps. IMG_20210123_184257_1 by John Bell, on Flickr Put some strappy gu
    1 point
  19. Action shot. There's a boat in there....honest.
    1 point
  20. Managed to get most of another job ticked off over the last couple of nights. Running the handbrake cables internally. Due to the fact that the cables were already rubbing on the driveshaft and that the cars going in for more lowering in a few weeks I decided to get creative. Everything's working nicely. I will have to make up a cover and some little mounts for the cover so that it can be removed if it needs any repairs but the majority of its there. Its nice to be getting these things sorted. Hopefully the cert man doesn't shit himself
    1 point
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