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  1. GuyWithAviators' Yamaha V50

    Yep! That’s on my list of things to do. The rears were an experiment as they don’t affect the handling too much.
  2. GuyWithAviators' Yamaha V50

    Bloody piece of piss. Just had to take out the rubber spacer blocks from the mount holes. The foot rests don’t fit though as the clutch hump is at the back of the engine rather than the front. Need to cut and weld them at a different angle under the exhaust.
  3. GuyWithAviators' Yamaha V50

    I did some stuff to the things and now it does this. Update later when I try not to be dead.
  4. GuyW/Aviators' 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60

    Been daily driving this lately. No big issues. Still waiting on some Aliexpress electrical stuff before I put the dash back together. The 24v > 12v DC converter I ordered from Banggood arrived, nice 40amp unit. Changed the engine and gearbox oils. All 15l of them. Not including the 18l of coolant. Went to an Oldschool meat. Had a ride on an AA tow truck. ... wait what? Just a fuel bleed nipple fitting that decided to go missing... The empty looking spot near the filter. Didn't notice for a little too long... Diesel everywhere. Nice and clean under the truck now though. Back window has a nice sheen to it now also. Put a new fitting and filter on and she is all good now.
  5. GuyWithAviators' Honda CT90

    Usual story, browsing TradeMe on a Friday night while having a few beers. Que some peer pressure from mates. Sunday morning I trekked down to Te Aroha and loaded this thing into the Sentra Sportwagon. It promptly leaked all the oil/water mixture out. Then headed another hour down the road to visit @MopedNZ in Tauranga and have a 4 stroke wank fest with his new Honda Chaly. So, the bike is a 1973 ish model. Listed as a CT110, but turns out it's a CT90. Sold new by Paeroa Honda and been used on a farm since then. Has some goodies like the Hi/Low gearbox and the rare auxiliary reserve fuel tank. Been suitably barry'd around, wiring hacked up and roofing galv riveted over the rust hole in the rear guard. Tried to get it to run with @MopedNZ after draining the rest of the water and oil out of the crankcase. No luck though, couldn't produce a strong enough spark. Had another go at it today with the battery and coil out of my car and got it to run for a second on some brake kleen down the carb! Carb has been barry'd too so that will need sorting, couldn't get it to run off petrol. Will order a new 6v coil for it and go from there. Plan to replace anything that needs replacing, tyres, wheel bearings etc and just roll as is on some 50 plates. Here's the updated faded red paint fleet picture. Something 70s, 80s and 90s. As always any advice is appreciated! Just got my head around the 2 stroke Yamaha and now onto this thing.
  6. GuyW/Aviators' 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60

    Small update on this slug. Been daily driving it since I got it up until last week when I started pulling it apart. Did about 1500 trouble free kilometres during that time including a few drives out west. Man it's slow in the hills haha. The radiator has a small pinhole leak on the top tank, soldered it up and all was good. Until it started leaking again so going to heat it up and re-flow the solder once more. Started pulling the dash out recently to tidy the wiring and replace the JVC minidisc player. Today I put some new speakers behind the door cards. JVC 5 1/4" units, fit well! Just needed new holes drilled. Have put the Diatone covers back on top for a more period look. Going to need to give the gearbox some attention soon. There are late and early versions of the H55F with the crossover year being 1985... I'm not sure if mine is early or late. Does anyone know how to find out without taking the 'box apart? This forum says to look for this cover but I can't find it. I'm looking at getting this kit which suits late models, I can't find an early one. Any ideas wise people of OS?
  7. GuyW/Aviators HJ60 Discussion

    This is the kind of information I need haha. I was just super keen to go somewhere today, in hindsight was stupid with no gear or experience. Thankfully had a spade and found some driftwood. I let air out but no gauge so I dont think it was nearly enough. Thanks OS^ for the tips though. Enjoying this video for the off road tips, and the music
  8. GuyW/Aviators' 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60

    One of the selling points of this truck was the history of it, paperwork for everything done to it in the last 10 years. Everything from new engine in 2006 (!) to Nolathane bushes and new leaf springs in 2009. Vtnz WOF sheets etc. I love the mechanics write up here on the first line: Here's the obligatory new car photo: Also got this thing stuck in sand today. The aged A/T tyres didn't cope. What are some good options for better performance in soft stuff? I have no idea about tyres that are Supercats.
  9. Honda CL175 from hell.

    Yeah dude! And it's definitely rad enough, just go everywhere in second gear popping wheelies. The roads are 50/60km max anyway on the route.
  10. Honda CL175 from hell.

    Super lush! So which bike are you bringing to the AKL small bike ride? Hosted by @MopedNZ with myself and @Shakotom.
  11. GuyW/Aviators HJ60 Discussion

    QFT. I believe this one is okay chassis wise, I had heard about that issue though. I will go over it fully soon. Yep I already don't trust the sender, filled the tank and it only shows 3/4 full ha. Nah unfortunately not. This one listed yesterday on TM has them though:
  12. GuyW/Aviators HJ60 Discussion

    Tell me about bolt on turbo kits and the best place to buy bulk Newtech Repairer filler here. Project:
  13. So after many months of looking - including (failed) bidding on sight unseen cars 9 hours away from me, mincing around car yards and looking at more rust than I care to remember - I finally pulled the trigger and purchased one of these fine automobiles. Reasons being: - It was local in Auckland. - The Toyota tax wasn't too extreme. - It was ratty, showing it had been somewhat legitimately repaired. Anyway, what I purchased is a 1985 HJ60 high roof model, not sure which trim level but it has the 'power pack' interior with central locking, power windows and sunroof, A/C, rear passenger heater. It's powered by a 2H 3980cc straight six diesel engine and an H55F 5 speed transmission. It also has a working PTO winch on the huuuuuge front bumper. Initial impressions of the truck is just how big it is, it's massive! Especially compared to my usual modes of transport, the Austin 1300 or Nissan Sentra Sportwagon. The paint is rough but it shows where work has been done. There is filler but it is mostly fresh metal underneath. Looking up the D pillar I can see some rust at the roof seam, I've acid treated this and will address it at some point. There are also a couple of small patches of rust in the rear inner wheel arch and under the rear seat floor. Will apply wax to the body to preserve the patina. Driveline wise the P/O had the engine reconditioned (receipts provided) and the owner prior to me did the cylinder head after the HG blew between no. 2 and 3 pistons. This was caused by the head not being torqued down evenly. The front hubs were also rebuilt by him after a WoF fail on oil leaks. The gearbox is a little noisy, I believe this is the input and/or output shaft bearings. Kits for this are available ex-Australia. Probably caused by towing - it lived in the Waikato towing horse floats for a while. Have not tested the 4wd system properly yet. Anyway, overall I am stoked about my new truck! Diesel and 4wd is all new to me. Planning to daily this if practical. The conveniently most appropriate stickers applied - thanks @Archetype! Also thanks @MichaelJFox for assisting in collecting this tank. Discuss:
  14. KPR's 84 chromelux discussion

    Spotted on bookface
  15. GuyWithAviators' Yamaha V50

    Thanks @MichaelJFox