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  1. BUILD THREAD OF TUMEKE'S 1972 TRIUMPH 2.5 PI ESTATE
    10 points
  2. So after getting this home and then taking count on what I needed,I got on line and ordered me a RS500 body kit. When it got here I was quick to UN pack and mock up in place. I found out it didn’t fit to well, Especially the front bumper And the rear wing was badly warped I spent quite a lot of time cutting and fiberglassing and making brackets to hold everything on Plus trying to get all the gaps right on the front bumper. mais you do I spent quite a lot of time Looking for parts on the computer I managed to find a person selling a parcel tray on trade me I told him what I was trying to
    10 points
  3. Disassembled the engine a bit more using the lights in a garage after work. Cam chain pretty loose. Is a FIAT stamped one so probably original. The chain stretches a bit over time but the main source of increased tolerance, is the gears themselves wear. The chain had been slapping the inside of the aluminium cover too, and has actually worn a hole in one spot. This will be the source of the metallic crud in the centrifugal filter (which is on the end of the crank nose) Took the head apart, Something ive not seen in any of the old Fiat engines ive dismantled befor
    7 points
  4. Made these calf feeder trailer things yesterday. Not bad for one day's messing around.
    6 points
  5. another cool find VF - 12 -1 ? these are probably the least thrilling bits to see in full. I’ll order some corners for the bottom of the rear window aperture because they are like $30 each and that will give me a good reference to start on. Will have to deconstruct the rear deck and have a tidy up. at least the rear panel is fairly flat /basic?
    6 points
  6. went for a cruze. it was great. 2021-05-16_03-06-24 by sheepers, on Flickr
    5 points
  7. So a year and abit ago I was looking on trade me and someone was trying to sell a ford Sierra project and after looking and wondering I brought it next step was to get to the north island to get it ,so packed up the family and away we went and I got this!!! Its a Ford Sierra xr4i it has a 2.8V6 cologne engine the person I brought it off was going to make it into an RS replica so I’m going to continue with this theme
    3 points
  8. Stripped the many layers of paint off the roof today.
    3 points
  9. Since the last update work had continued making the studio area a bit more finished looking. Boxed in the ugly steel framework and finished the ceilings. This really made the place feel more like a house and less like a shed... Few more little bits to add, trims around the chimney. Really looking forward to selecting paint colours and getting some colour in there. So we've now moved out of the little cabin and into the workshop mezz. The cabin was getting a bit chilly, the bed a bit tiny now that the cat has decided he wants extra warmth and snuggles in between the pillow
    3 points
  10. After a week or so of driving around with my newly confidence inspiring and robust cooling system I got all excited and transferred my tools into the drawer. This showed up the limitations of my home made drawer sliders, which I kindof expected but was disappointing when the drawer no longer opened after a drive on a gravel road. So I bought some proper sliders and fitted them up; These are better, although they are not as chunky as I wanted due to space limitations. However, this extra weight caused things to list slightly to one side. I had previously bought
    3 points
  11. You'll have to get @yoeddynz to post on your behalf.
    2 points
  12. Bit of an update I guess Basically tuned the car by ear... timing pretty much bang on but the piston in the carb is getting a bit stuck probably just some scum in there. Runs reasonably ok but think its getting a bit of a hotspot maybe from the stuck carby and giving it a bit of engine run on. Also sounds like a loud tractor ripping it up the street. Start of august I've sussed it to hopefully get painted. Gave the brakes some love so now I can stop also flushed what looked like fermented milk build up in all the coolant system because the tap water over here is not the best.
    2 points
  13. Took a bit of a break from the engine to get the front hubs back together because I want to turn it around, so its easier to drop the engine and box out with the crane on the drivers side, and dragging the whole lot into the garage. Hubs looked ok, wheel bearings are Italian so probably original - races look ok too, but one has an issue from rusty water sitting, will be ok for getting it rolling anyway. Had to very carefully smash the hubs off the drums, they a very tight fit on the centre bore, no way the M6 bolt though 5mm of aluminium was going to press them off. They c
    2 points
  14. The other fridge sadly didn't cool (coil holed where someone had enthusiastically de-iced it), so I pulled the gubbins out and gave it a quick sand and paint job... Nice vintage mint colour, I rate these spray bomb primer/paints, so easy... Squeezed it into the garage... And it's running an Ali STC-1000 controller, works well... This will be a bottle conditioning fridge and should work well enough over winter.. Will free up the other one for fermenting... Whacked some labels on while I was shifting botts over. A Barry forum told me to use milk as an adhesive, works bl
    2 points
  15. Okey dokey, because its a bit rainy and glum outside we are chilling out inside and enjoying just lazying back in the comfy sofas and cosiness of our new pad. I have just taken some pics of the kitchen (some of which show off my superb culinary skills at the fine art of perfecting toast) Here is pretty much the most essential culinary toasting device... and a most essential coffee thing... The serving hatch (is that the correct name?) needed a nice surround. Remember that lovely bit of acacia timber we found in our pile of rimu? Well it was perfect
    2 points
  16. I Zebra'd a new engine mount and also put the factory exhaust manifold back on, as the other one was leaking horrifically from everywhere. Then did a bunch of other things and got it fired up! Pretty chuffed with that, it's a nice feeling to not have it all blow up immediately. I reckon it's gonna be pretty rowdy with these cams haha. I then mucked around for ages and bodged together water and heater lines, filled it up with coolant, then.... fucked up. Despite my previous efforts I managed to wire the waterpump backwards and I think I let the smoke out.
    2 points
  17. Okay so I managed to find a manual rack car at pick a part. All it cost was 50 swear words, catching hepatitis from crawling over busted glass and about 20 bucks. Not bad. (Also got the rubber boot that goes over it) my manual rack turned up in the post some time today as well so im good to go. Its a big dick punch working on anything in the vicinity of the power steer so im happy to be rid of it. Then ive just been burning the midnight oil taking this gearbox off and on about 20 times to confirm bolt hole stuff and make sure it all goes together nicely. I still
    2 points
  18. Since I already had the clear coat I decided to re-do the hazy rear marker lamps too. Helped! and some stance inspiration
    2 points
  19. With the outer sheath now at the correct length I attempted to re-crimp the end using my vice, but only being able to tackle a set of opposite faces at a time it was starting to go pear shaped (literally) , so I decided on a Plan B which entailed smearing a bit of epoxy on the end of the outer sheath and then pushing it into the fitting. I was super careful and managed to do this without getting any epoxy in the inner opening, so that was good. I'll let it go off overnight and will assemble it all tomorrow. The inner cable will be straight forward to shorten as I'm currently using o
    1 point
  20. Build thread here... I'll leave now and let you get on with it
    1 point
  21. Discussions about the estate build when I post some content.
    1 point
  22. You can tell when a car is one of Sams. Those mismatched wheels. Kids eh?.... Super glad this made it to Auckland without exploding into a ball of flame. How many times did you swap the plugs?
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  24. A friend sent me this picture from trademe. Looks like a setup that would suit your 180 hp target beautifully
    1 point
  25. I brought a bucket-list car! With money to burn from the Datsun 1200 sale, I was watching the market like a hawk. Lots of O.K stuff, lots of stuff that’s 5k darer than it should be, nothing really grabbed me. I had a flurry on a 180b SSS but timing was crook, I looked at the black Chrysler Windsor sedan on trademe with lust (should have got that one perhaps!). We spend 3.5 days at muscle car madness every year and I knew there had to be something interesting for sale out there. there wasn’t. on Saturday morning I spotted an auction for this 1970 coronet, freshly imported, i
    1 point
  26. Bottled first brew and it's conditioning while I impatiently wait to try it. My cheap bottling wand was a ballache, took 2 1/2 minutes each bottle, which sucked, but got there. The bottle tree was a great investment... And made some ply shelves for both fridges, varnished them as there is no treated 12mm ply available apparently... After a few days the plastic PET bottles had pressurised and sediment settled so looks promising... And after 7 days I cracked one as a quality control exercise. Way too early but keen to see if it was shit... It wasn't too bad. This was a
    1 point
  27. Seats all finished up and mounted for the last time.
    1 point
  28. Probably cheaper to have an upholsterer make you a set locally, at least you know the fitment will be right. There is a place in aussie that does carpet as well as here. You'd have to do own homework on peoples experiences with them though.
    1 point
  29. Took some more shots since it was out of the shed. She’s now at the blasters. Cancery upskirt
    1 point
  30. Getting my wagon time sorted
    1 point
  31. Ecom on pertol? No. Unsurprisingly. Checked its fuel consumption just as a matter of interest pre mods- 15.9L/100 around town and a bit of motorway Went to rotorua today with cruise control set at 100 most of the time, 14.35L/100 It came with a set of headers, so I'll put those on, should try a new thermostat because it seems to run a bit cool, and I should probably fit an electric fan as the engine driven viscous one takes a while to 'unlock' when it's cold Stay tuned for riveting updates on the subject
    1 point
  32. I got bored of reading all that about 12 words in and have concluded that it needs to be tossed into the ocean where it belongs
    1 point
  33. Okay soooo "The other guy" that did this, looks like he's used the earlier engine bracket, but this means one of the bloody bolt holes doesnt line up (again) Notice how on mine the bolt thats out of line faces "up" On this other same motor, faces "down" (So must be standard 1NZ bracket) There are different part numbers between 1NZ and 2NZ brackets for this, so I dont think my existing one will work. EDIT: Yeah definitely no chance of 2NZ one working, need to get a standard 1NZFE Bracket
    1 point
  34. I got all of the bellhousing stuff sorted, got the manual rack in (I have to remember to do up bolts on the steering column...) Ends up losing about 5kg with the non PS rack and no pump. Then I got the engine mostly in but there's some weird shit going on with engine mounts on the engine side. (The other two are on the gearbox) The steel mount part on the Prius block is a different shape to the 2NZ one, so I cant swap them over. I am hoping this is because the Prius block uses a 1NZ specific mount that's different to 2NZ one, meaning I just need the different rubber mount and it'll wo
    1 point
  35. It's a race car now. Shouldn't be an issue with crumple zones
    1 point
  36. Hiding it and fixing it are not the same thing Bort, you menace. bartdat
    1 point
  37. Good tips, I wonder if silicon spray in the oil will help reduce frictional losses at high rpm
    1 point
  38. And give them a good coating of oil to prevent any future rust
    1 point
  39. Have been collecting parts for slammage, got some new belltech spindles and 3" lower springs. Called into a workshop and a guy there had bought a C10 and wasn't going to use a lot of parts on it so I got some spring mount plates and axle flip brackets , and set of 15x8 factory earlier model steelies for $100 so that was a good score, gives me another wheel option, I'll get them powdercoated silver and hopefully the stock 98 center caps work I like this one , it has later model van center caps though
    1 point
  40. I’ve been crook again so wasted a huge portion of the first long weekend I wasn’t working. achieved wee bits before crawling back inside. the bumpers all painted and assembled again. and I got the fucking rear screen out intact!! I held my breath for way longer than is healthy. the rear ‘deck lid’ is a A+ rust trap for B-body’s (I’d dare say most American cars of the era) so I knew it was fucked up but I’m happy to see it’s not totally missing under the glass! Shoulda added one to the cart when I ordered panels but I’m a fucking Scrooge. The rest of
    1 point
  41. Today’s mish was to clean up and paint the bumper, then it rained. I got a bit done but not the bulk of it as the compressor shat check valve. I wanna do the frame in hammerite but I’ll be patient and let the black zinc cure first. whipped the overspray and sealant off the screen trims and straightened a few bits.
    1 point
  42. Woohoo! it has a pinhole or two but immaculate compared!
    1 point
  43. The tape mark on the dash was from the boss being on 90 demerit points, he drove around for a year with the date on a piece of masking tape, when most of the points came back off his license haha
    1 point
  44. Good luck getting that past a cert man. Oh... But yeah nah, sweet pickup!
    1 point
  45. I had a fiddle with the indicators last nite and found a broken cancelling cam so added one to rockauto cart. Pulled what’s left of the fuel tank out, totally roached. Even the sender is just a blob of rust! also found another 3 dead bees/wasps inside the steering column..it’s a sign it needs to be a super bee clone!
    1 point
  46. You make me want to cry.
    1 point
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