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  1. Ken. Ill drag Gen along this time too
  2. Multiple charging systems ok. As the battery nears 14.4v or whatever the charger will back off. That redarc unit looks like the ticket. All in one. Set and forget etc etc. They are good as they can take down to 9v input and charge a 12v battery properly. Good for when you have a long cable from front to rear of vehicle and say a caravan, but still get good voltage at the battery. How much is it?
  3. My opinion, 12v solar charger and buy a decent 24-12v charger that only runs when the engine is running. That leaves the 24v system alone and shouldnt need solar top up as your not draining it all night.
  4. Link https://www.hobbycorner.co.nz/product/brake-cleaner-plus-500mls/w0089010810.aspx We buy it from some engineering supplies place in bulk, the fitters have 20L drums of it
  5. The wurth stuff is better. Easier on your skin and some plastics too. I use it for everything at work and home
  6. What's inside the dizzy? I have a similar era one from a l28et that I changed out the trigger disc for a 24 tooth one and got a more modern pickup for it. Yours looks a bit similar.
  7. I just cut the turbo down pipe under the motor and migged the stock exhaust to it for max stealth/cbf
  8. Did a +t on a u12 sr20 with u13 turbo parts a long time ago. Turbo, manifold, injectors, ecu, loom, intercooler. That's it. I diverted the coolant hoses off the throttle body to the turbo, tee'd the oil pressure sensor for the oil feed, and there is a boss in the block where the oil drain can be drilled. Get a friend to gold the duster gun on the rocker cover breather to pressurise the crankcase a bit and drill away. The air will keep the swarf out. Tap it out for a 1/2 brass fitting. Will take 10psi easy
  9. We used to run a misprint with an e13 nissan at 9000+ rpm and had trouble with ewp's dying. They were hard mounted to the motor and the braided wires to the brushes would dissolve. We moved the pump so it just hung from a bit of hose and lasted 2 seasons
  10. Can probably swing by Wednesday evening if that suits? You should buy it so you can cart @Geophy sweet mill that I haven't finished modifying back.
  11. I'm pretty sure those lockout pins only go in 1 spot. Not all 4 cavities. I was investigating a Subaru one once and they have a pin that limits the advance until it has enough oil pressure to retract the pin. That was only on one of the cavities
  12. For an oil light? If you have a dead short for a lamp, 7.2w will flow at 12v. What is the resistance of the lamp?
  13. Yea just mash it in there and it looks like a pro did it.. +1 for a bit of ss wire on some crusty mild. Also, like sheepers said, dont need a foot pedal. Just set the downslope and when things start getting a bit spicy, let off the trigger and back on before it shuts off. Couple of them to get you out of trouble and youre away again
  14. Is it possible to just set a max acceleration ramp? And have a knob to change the slope depending on available traction?
  15. This. The fuse holder probably just china'd out. Have seen it a few times in various applications. I always check the the fuse is a nice tight fit into the terminals. If not, give it a bit of a pinch up with the pliers to close the female parts up.
  16. Possibly could sponsor a differential pressure transmitter. 4-20mA. I think I have a 10kpa one that is surplus. It has damaged thread on the cable entry so its certification is not valid.
  17. Thanks guys, I'll get hold of ya when I hear back from the guy.
  18. Im looking at a lexus gs350 somewhere near Berhampore? In wgtn. Just got to wait for the seller to get it back from storage. I'm ready to pull the trigger, but just want someone local to check it's not a dog/hidden damage. I'd anybody able to have a quick look for me? I'll post you some beers or something else to enjoy during the coming lockdown
  19. Took the kids to the caroline bay festival today. A solid 4 boring hours of flat out straight road. Well on the way there it was flat out, the way back was full of bloody caravans Done about 1100 or 1200 miles so far. Hasn't missed a beat. Just rolled over 105,000. Still got the sticker on the windscreen saying next service due @105 or june 2010. So hasn't done a lot of work the last 10 yrs Edit, soz upside down pic. Dunno why. Easier to turn ya phone around.
  20. Action shots! Well some photos at least. I'm shit behind a camera, and forget to take them. Currently in chch on a family holiday of the sth island. Been to Nelson for a bit, over to Takaka, down to Westport then Hokitika and across to chch. Went up to the Denniston Mine. Was quiet so snuck through the barrier for some photos. Did some other stuff too. Discovered the rubber boot thing on the wiper on my side leaks and drips on my foot
  21. @anglia4 I'll be back mid Jan, got a mudbug lined up. Keen to do some exploring.
  22. yea maybe a bit cheap, but its no 240z.. Unfortunately i need the space and the time. Not that this takes a lot of my time. Going to the south island for a month in december, but the wif does not love getting stuck to the vinyl seats. Have been measuring up to fit A/C. Got a vintage air unit i was going to fit to another project so might mash that in
  23. The front spring change made it handle better but made the soft rear springs stand out a lot more. @Bistro had some leaves lying around that looked like they might fit so i engaged the safety squint and split some springs from the parts car Spot the difference No real change in height when relaxed, but around 10mm higher in the car which is what i wanted. The bolt through the leaves was too short, but fyi a chinese honda gx390 headbolt is perfect, even same thread. Had to engage the safety prop under the diff to change the springs out too. has been load tested under heavier things so is only slightly bowed Took the family to the mount for the nth island Datsun Nats over labour weekend. Did heaps of driving. most of it at a fair clip too. Under 10L/100km too. didnt take any photos, but saw this one of FB Im thinking about selling this as i need the space and time to work on my next one.
  24. If your only doing hay, then yes, it will take a lot. But who on here is only going to use them for what they were intended for?
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