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About grimlok

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  • Birthday 06/05/1980

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    Wanganui/New Plymouth

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  1. Ugliest steering wheel in the world? Maybe. I’m kinda into it. Got a knob for a Mazda 6 5 speed on the way. The Mrs has the 6 speed Mazda 6 (Matching his and hers knobs. Cus that doesn’t sound weird) And I’ve got a bit of a plan to tie that colourwise to the wheel and gator boot. Hoping to find some proceed/marvie doors with factory leccyness I can pillage and liberate parts from.
  2. Getting there. New keys and barrels all round. None of the old barrels matches the ignition. Got a set of 205 60 16s and the speedo is up 2 Kay at 100 clicks. So close enough. As soon we get to level 2 it’s going to get straightened out. Flip leaves to get some low. Got a slew of chrome things on the way. Door handles. Grill. Rear lights. Pinch weld. Door rubber. Universal keyless entry and leccy window kit. That’s how it will prolly sit for another couple of months while I decide on a colour. And chip away at the interior.
  3. So. List of all the things... complete tear down of the block. Hone and Deck. New head. Valves and Cam. Frost plugs. Crank seals. Thrust bearing clutch and pressure plate. New rings and bearings. New shells. New oversized pistons. New water pump and timing belt. New alternator. serviced oil and fuel pump. New dizzy. Cap. Leads rotor and points. New rad. New fan belt. New brake and clutch master cylinders. New ignition. Door locks and key set. Got some bling equal length extractors on the way. Once they arrive I’ll sort the whole
  4. She's getting a little warm. Well, ever so slightly warm on the temp gauge. About a needle width. (Yeah I know, A needle width.) But she hasn't moved a mill since the engine was sorted beyond getting up to temp when the thermostat opened. Happens when I get into 50k traffic. It climbs over a couple of minutes shooting through town and settles back down when I get it out on the main road again. Doesn't like being stuck behind anything at 80k for too long, Signs point to a blockage in the rad or the thermostat, Could be the water pump. Not really in a rush to even pull the thermo
  5. Slowly ticking small jobs off the list. Got speakers in front and rear in the factory locations. Did an LED dash light swap. Which doesn’t make a lot of difference to the dash lights themselves. But the illumination is now clearer and has a whiter glow to it vs the amber glow normal bulbs have. Also got some steely rims sorted that seem to work for me at the moment. shes due for a wof. Couple little things I wanna sort while it’s up on the hoist. But it’s mostly up to the fun stuff now. Really wanna set of wiper louvres. But I haven’t seen any anywhere for years.
  6. Found some rims. Factory Courier from a slightly younger Ute. So obviously the right offset. Dunno if I like them in black. Hoping thats a rattle can that will come off without too much drama. Tips for stripping rattle can off alloy rims? Paint stripper?
  7. Suspension done. She’s sitting kinda high considering she’s on 2” blocks. So I figure reset leafs is on the cards in the future. Full brake rebuild done with new slaves and shoes in the rear and rebuilt calipers and pads in the front. Rocking the black steelies on the front and an alignment has sorted out the geometry issues. fuel leak has been nailed down to a gasket on the sender. Which will be replaced when the new sender is fitted. wanna recover a bit from the ass reaming my wallet has suffered before the next round of changes. rad. And rear wheels are next on the
  8. Another picture free update. Because ute still at the garage. But we can tick brake rebuild off the list. New pads and shoes with rebuilt calipers and new slave cylinders. When the towie dropped it off at the garage he somehow managed to smash the drivers side tail light. And tracking down a replacement has gone from fly in my ointment to thorn in my side pretty quickly. And it's just escalated to pain in my ass. Hopefully a new one should be here tomorrow and then I'll finally get her back to actually do some more work on it myself. I've got the Rad shroud from the donor.
  9. Flying update. I hate updates without photos. I like the pretty pictures... I also read playboy for the articles. Things missing off the donor. IE things I’ve replaced... Engine. Shocks. Leaf springs. Bumpies. perches 90% of the right front corner. Lower control arm. Spindle. Hub. Rotor. Shield. Tie rod. Dash. Cluster. Door light switches. Door cards. Theres a few more things piled up in the garage. But there isn’t a lot left. List of new stuff: ball joints. Bushes. Shackles. gaskets. Frost plugs. Plugs. Crank seals. 2” blocks in the rear and reinde
  10. So, the more I open up this vehicle the more shades of shit I come across. Those leaf springs that I didn't really have a proper chance to look at? Heated to lower... What fuckery is this? I've heard of Barry's doing it. I'd never actually seen it. If I'm completely honest with myself. I never looked over the car properly to begin with. So it's my own fault. In an attempt to find anyone else to blame for the vast amounts of money it's starting to cost me (And find someone else to share in pouring money into it) I decided to make a visit to the issuing garage. In gener
  11. So in an attempt to kill me today the lower ball joint on the passenger side decided to let go. Doing some bendy stuff to the guard. The hub and rotor shield, and lower wishbone. And wheel rim, nuts. studs. all the stuff you pray never shits itself at 100kays. (Which is exactly what happened) . Did it entirely without warning. Just dropped the passenger side and watched the wheel go racing up the fog line ahead of me. Had no choice but to call in the towie. Was an hour from civilisation, in the pissing down rain. with 3 wheels on the ute. I sooo hate calling in the pros in. So... Mos
  12. She’s not used water for 24 hours. So might have delayed the engine rebuild for now. pissing around with stupid little things. Swapped a few things over in the cab. I like the Mazda dash over the ford one.
  13. Was quoted $850 to drop the old head off and pick up the new head a few days later everything changed over, valves seated, Old cam new seals. With gaskets to refit the head myself. New head is in the late $400s before GST. So I didn't think that was too bad. Local reputable builder. Can source a bottom end rebuild kid + Water Pump, plus timing gear myself for around 400 also. Confident in doing it all myself. I've never done a 4cyl 4 stroke before but they can't be that much different to Honda B&S clones on rental go karts. And I've rebuilt a metric fuck ton of those things.
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