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  1. I think from memory the vht stuff isn't a exact match which is why we import and use the genuine stuff. you going to use the teal blue colour on yours? oh yeah for sure man keeps the excitement in the job
  2. Maaaate i can roll 6 deep in mine not sure how many would actually want to be with 6 sweaty people in a drive in movie to watch blues brothers though
  3. Hey man if your in need of any Chrysler new parts then give http://www.waer.co.nz/ a bell stuff like the genuine mopar engine block paint is in stock like a teal blue yours would of had. or even water housings or new thermostat housings have in stock. I also happen to work there too. This is also a mild 318 that is going in the plymouth in the pic.
  4. The OCD in me thinks the alternator pulley fan and nut and washer should get zinc plated like the factory you can thank me later. plus the fan looks like its bare steel so will rust in no time
  5. That engine bay just gives me excitement for a degrease and water blast can confirm satisfaction levels are high when finished doing it. also paint looks in good condition for its age. someone must of cared for it at some point
  6. True true If using the factory sway bar D bush location were you going to strengthen those two corners? as after un stitching front chassis rail under radiator and sway bar mounts on my own starlet i have found they are not exactly that rigid in that area. but also might not be much of an issue in how the car handles and moves
  7. Remember this is tomorrow night people! Old car or not does not matter its all about getting fellow OS members together for shit yarns and a burger
  8. Wow this thing is coming along quick helps when you get an all round skilled person to do the job. so now currently running full chassis rails? hard to tell with the photo. also i guess your not going to keep your radiator cooling fan mounted that way also? As they damage the core and eventually leak with those clips its best with a good shroud to mount the fan too. also going to run a front swaybar still?
  9. these are cool cars. having done a engine rebuild on a 4 cylinder one years ago then driving it i was blown away how nice of a car it was to drive. definitely don't think it was a bad buy by all means maybe just the daily part. how many ks on this bad boy?
  10. If ya don't get it sorted in time just roll the daily. We won't judge much
  11. you will probably get away with stock shocks. otherwise can get the front ones shorten to suit if need be. but rears wouldn't be too pricey if you needed too
  12. I might have to take my bed there too with the sharns you do
  13. That's the standard OS car life mate The porsche does sound somewhat interesting though.. should bring it although the real issue here is getting bums on seats to listen to shit Barry sharns while mildly enjoying a burger let alone getting an OS car to a burger meet
  14. fuuuuck must go hard az nooow swaps for ride on lawnmower?
  15. yeah mate count me in what about @sentra @locost_bryan @sheepers @rich1179 @Shakotom @ul9601 @Styles @cletus @Tumeke @Snoozin @V8Pete @tortron @Kiwibirdman @punkoutnz @SOHC @michaelme @Avenga @MIRAGE-MAN @Thousand Dollar Supercar @Ghostchips @Ghost @Hurmeez @Snorkpipe @xsspeed @The Bronze @The Dude @ae85 fiend @63Ragtop @MichaelJFox @rusty360 @Matteybean @66gt @Mr Vapour @Corbie @SOHC @sluggy @Sambo @Not-a-number @Taistorm @zep @f100_dreamin @Ashkellybarr @sleeektoy @rivalrx @dabuzz @mk2marty @shizzl @beachlander @mlracing.co.nz @Sourkraut89 @slacker.cam And maybe some others i forgot?
  16. okay when i purchased some for the galaxie i could only find semi sealed ones that the glass was flat and not domed as that was all that hella had at the time
  17. flat face or dome ones?
  18. West Auckland Engine Reconditioners I work there so kinda helps with the rebuild process
  19. now come tell me how im doing everything wrong on this car here
  20. unfortunately its all the small finishing off bits that take all the time to get nice. so close but so far away right
  21. Also between doing the engine stuff some small stuff got done on the car itself tried pulling the steering wheel off but still can't left a puller on it over a few nights plus crc and heat pretty much just ended up stripping the threads in the wheel. removed the seats and put some fabric paint on them. Three coats later and back seat then removed the door cards and inside door handles and painted them \ some previous owner had recovered the interior stuff and has done a half ass job. much like the rest of the cars previous work so im just painting bits as its the best bang for buck. then masked and painted and decided to keep part of the orange to break it up a bit. good enough for this ruff old car done 3 of the 4 but will do that one at some stage then removed the front drivers quarter window mechanism and found the back casting part had broken away which caused the gears to get out of mesh. cleaned the gunk out of the gears and regreased and made a back plate. now i just need to find a clip to hold the winder on
  22. So after all the motor parts were stripped down and cleaned all the parts were measured to see what was usable or needed. bored went from standard to 30 thou over due to wear and main and big end bearings went to 10 thou over due to wear too so now a rebore and crank grind is to be done. also measured the crank tunnel and found it needed a line bore too then after many hours cleaning up the shitty 1950's casing on the block we set to work on some machining but before we did machine work we had to wait for the parts to arrive from Australia as nothing local measured new pistons then bored cylinders to suit. then after all eight were done the cylinders got a hone then after all cylinders were bored honed and the tunnel borred we surfaced the block then after that was done the block was cleaned and carefully wrapped and stored until the rest of the rotating assembly was ready. so removed all of the old rod bushes and pressed in some new ones then machined the mating surfaces on the rods and rod caps so they are flat. then after all rods are done the caps are done also then after all the rod bolts were inspected some of the threads were found to be average so some Arp rod bolts were purchased then bolted all of the caps to the rods and torqued them. of course keeping the rods and caps carefully matched with each other then measured the gudgeon pin and honed the rod bushes to suit that way the bush can't seize onto the gudgeon pin then measuring the big end side of the rods and honing them to suit. then with the finished product then the next job was to machine the crank to suit the new bearing size so once the crank was machined all of the rotating assembly was cleaned and checked then sent away to be balanced as this is a must do when changing pistons or rods as if its not done can cause engine vibrations. so while i was waiting for the rotating assembly to come back from balancing we did some work on the cylinder heads. pretty much same protocol as the block strip and clean then cleaned up the castings and tickled up the ports a little bit then the heads had new valve seat inserts and valve guide insets. and a new set of intake and exhaust valves and new valve springs and keepers. then we machined the exhaust and head facing so they are flat. then cleaned heads and lapped the valves in then once they were lapped in we checked the spring heights and machined some off the top of the valves to get the correct and even spring height then once the spring heights were correct the head was stripped again cleaned then reassemble with valve stem seals. so everything on the heads have been replaced apart from the casting itself. then wrapped them up until they are ready to be fitted.
  23. Also following the same weird issue you are. prior to lockdown drove car and would get hot at lights etc moving all good. now after lockdown have had no get hot situations also fresh motor so clearances are tighter and tend to run warmer anyway done same thing and had rad checked and fans and all that jazz also was thinking was because temperatures have been much lower lately and air is cold on the sunny days. i could just be full of shit and having a barry sharn though
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