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  1. so with all the fun of cutting and welding in patches i also received some more goodies for this toyota te71 T series disc brake rear end with the sad thing it only be a open diff so will have to sort a Lsd unit for this once its been shorten and fitted in the car A a pair of gimore pulleys to pull me in some school girls but with the purchase of these items i would like to thank mighty Joe for being a total GC and collecting these for me storing them then mounting them on a pallet and sending them to dorkland for me A pair of work equip 01's in 13inch scored these off a mate who had got them out of the inorganic collection many years ago. and have since given them a 10 hour job clean up they now both look like the top one. nothing flash but not too over the top. also still on the hunt for a standard kp steering wheel only wanting it to cut the spline off it so would like a rough condition one.
  2. So this new toy started with my brother saying "oh bro some dude from work is selling his kp starlet as he is going Aus and needs it gone" Well i don't really need another toy but ive always had a thing for old kps so yeah ill have a look at it so i left it with him to organize a time to view it month goes by.... "bro you still wanna look at the kp" yeah i told you organize a time and ill go see it about another 2 weeks go by then he asks me again "yeah bro organize it for tuesday" Tuesday night comes its about 7pm and dark so i come prepared with a torch and as soon as i saw it i wanted it so the owner gives it a tow start as its got a dead battery and hasn't been running for 4 months so i go for a ride with him then go for a drive and yeah "goes hunnitz for wat it is bro" so had a look around found rust and bits that needed fixing so we agreed on a price and had to pick it up the next night as the owner was leaving for Aus on Friday morning so 10pm Wednesday night comes i come with a battery and some tools so i let the old owner start it as he said its a bit of a c**t to start takes him about 10 minutes to start which came apparent a couple days after owning it that the choke wasn't hooked up so money exchange hands drive it home to neighboring suburb papatoetoe to mangere East with no wof or rego with even a couple of laps round the block for my mate to drive. So specs are 4K 1.3 litre single cam engine with flat top pistons, balanced crank, lumpy cam unsure on spec, lighten flywheel, twin 40mm dellorto's and high compression old owner got the motor out of a crashed rally car. retrimed interior by the old owners mates mum painted yellow about 8 years ago lowered on shorten shocks and dobi springs with enkei j speed wheels with mint tread.
  3. And with the other 2 doors being sent off to be sand blasted i thought i would do some of the body patches so i started with the one around the fuel flap area but before i could start grinding and welding i thought i would be safe and remove the fuel tank as was abit close but gave me a chance to give that a cleanup also and lick of paint so i cut the old rusty crap out then gave the inside a sandblast then applied some rust converter before welding this patch in one down another million to go
  4. long time since an update but i have been making progress making and welding in patches been doing this door which had to be made in multiple pieces for it to work in my head so i cut multiple holes in this area and ended up with this so i added a patch here and this one and started making the main patch which this piece here was made from 5 different pieces all welded together but before it was placed into the door is was coated with some crc zinc it paint on the underside then welded in too look like this this is now 2 of the 4 doors done for their patch work
  5. A mx5 and Subaru one most likely won't have a big enough core as only running a small 4 cylinder plus both are all alloy engine which displaces the heat quicker. https://www.trademe.co.nz/1369952269 ^^ that's a hq Holden one but a v8 radiator size is a bit bigger overall but might fit as a Holden 202 is also a 3.3litre so a 6cylinder rad might fit. @chrisR might let you test fit his 1 tonner rad if you think it might work.
  6. Perhaps a holden 202 radiator or triumph tc might would in that car same sort of engine size etc alloy radiators are not the best for cast iron engines as it causes electrolysis as two different metals but is fine if you plan on servicing your cooling system more regularly but I'm sure you already knew that
  7. If going v8 in this thing my idea would be to LS conversion it can get the kits from the U.S. plus turn key driver fuel efficient low maintenance And more power. Also don't you work with Tom at holden? so could end up with a good deal on a motor too
  8. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/personalised-plates/auction-1346729474.htm
  9. with the inboard brake setup i know that on jags that the whole rear subframe needs to be removed. but you just cut a hole in the floorboard and the job is 10x quicker this could be a very good idea on the rover
  10. guy at my work can do LPG wof's not sure weather his ticket is still current or not
  11. with everything else looking nice and tidy on the engine i would recommend getting those throttle bodies vapour blasted hit up this guy @Mr VapourMr Va@
  12. oh no looks like you will have to stockup large on welding wire and gas. such a sweet ute just a shame about that hidden rust. although i would suggest getting the cab removed and getting sand blasted or acid dipped.
  13. Project thread - //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/49612-piazzanoobs-1981-toyota-starlet/
  14. good That's what i like to hear!
  15. please don't tell me you are going to hack up that nice original tan interior. it does look rather mint.
  16. cheers I did look at doing that but the wheel would require the the current holes being slotted or new ones drilled on the wheel and some holes onto the bosskit and threaded. then the wheel cover which holds the horn in place would require the same work but some of the current holes overlap eachother. could work though. but the boss kit for the wheel is also shorter too which is good as the current wheel and boss combo sit quite close to you even with the seat right back and the seat on a G lean. ^^ this is the wheels boss kit and how it would of been suited for the car. also this is a well made barry spec boss too so all that would need to be done is the current holden spline to be cut and removed. and a starlet one to be welded in its place. looks like a easy option to me. or get a different wheel
  17. I guess now you got to blast all the rest of the shit on the motor otherwise its just going to look like dogs balls
  18. Im also on the lookout for a standard starlet steering wheel As i have this wheel but doesnt match the boss kit pattern but the wheel came with a boss kit to suit the wheel but not the car as you can see in the RH corner. so i am needing the standard spline to be cut off a factory wheel to then be put onto the wheels boss kit
  19. progress is been slow on this thing but it hasn't stop me from buying more shit for it. More door patch panels to be done cut him out while making the patch panel i applied some rust kill to the below surface this was a way i found to made a radius which worked okay then welded in it note my welding isnt the best but also doesn't help when you leave the gas turned off gave it a bit of a clean up I then made this bit here to be welded in to the bottom edge of the door vice gripped it in place for welding Now with that bit now done i applied some phosphate coating over the patch to prevent it from rusting.
  20. Hey guys ive got myself a Isuzu piazza as a project car specs: 1984 2 litre G200z SOHC Engine fuel injected everything standard pics of when i got it: * old owner painted the two rear alloy wheels and rocker cover silver why? stupid idea bought it in may 2012 with no wof or rego with the intention of a quick 6 month fix up/tidy up job for a wof but nooo done a hanger bearing in it for wof had to cut it etc for it to fit then found out both front and rear windscreens leak and broken window plastic holder so window wouldnt stay up so then i took it to a mates and washed all the oil from under car and engine bay and ended up putting it in their storage shed where it still remains then i figured as windows need to come out and different coloured gaurd cos old one had rust and dent i should paint it and after mucking around for 6 months getting quotes etc i decided to do it myself to do a proper job as it had some rust that needed to be treated in some places.
  21. soo with the exhaust and rust done the next thing on the job was the tyres which started with 4 new kumho's got some mad camber going on And while i did the tires A magic wof inspection sheet and label appeared on my dash nothing was wrong i guess... so with a wof and rego now she gets used a bit Not just a show pony mayte 1 ton load of topsoil still pulls hard for what it is probably because the trailer is the same year as the car with the same color combo
  22. Mayte I should have all those parts and could bring them with me to nats?
  23. This project is coming along very quick your work is looking very impressive would also recommend just rebuilding current engine as parts are cheap vs getting another tired k series and please tell me you are getting rid of that big ugly alloy radiator too looking forward to the upcoming updates
  24. Mayte That radio is a pine and a half while the perfection circle is going on in the background