igor

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  1. Rover V8 into HC Viva has been done before with some success. Many will poohoo the idea of course.
  2. Better than cancelling it I guess.
  3. For some years now there has been a VN Commodore wagon in my neighbour's yard. It hasn't been started for at least two years. Today the owner turned up hoping to get it going. We put a few gallons of fresh petrol in the tank and hooked up a good battery. After attending to a few loose electrical connections it cranked over okay but didn't start. We're assuming it has spark and blaming fuel supply issues. I did suggest whipping the sparkplugs out to check that it actually has spark but I was over-ruled. Might be a job for next time. It's a 5.0 litre V8 with fuel injection and we're all a bit technologicaly challenged when it comes to injected systems / more at home with carburettors. Do any of you have a best guess for where/what to start checking? Also when I went to remove one of the wheels on it, cos flat tyre from sitting, I found that three out of the four wheels have mismatched nuts. That was news to the owner as well. Just as well he had a multifit wheelbrace.
  4. No idea. I've never owned anything new enough.
  5. Is electric power steering possible?
  6. Actually on the inside where it is totally inaccessible?
  7. I've been caught out like that too Jesse. When I bought my XC it had four nice Fairmont mags with 195/60/14s and the spare was a steelie with a full height radial. Not long after I got it I put the spare on the rear and it drove so badly I had to stop and change it to the front for the short journey to the nearest tyre shop.
  8. I kind of do inasmuch as when a pair need replacing I'll include the spare in the assessment. The least fucked out of the three then becomes the spare.
  9. You ought to show that thing to the Barrys at the VCC. They'd love it.
  10. Is it still considered a flat deck if the sides and tailgate are up though?
  11. I've been following this build with much interest. So much skill shown. The only thing I can think of that may be of use in this instance, but you've probably tried it already, is to run it with the heater on full and see if that makes any measurable difference. If it does, even if it is a small difference, might that support the theory advanced by others that the capacity of the radiator is insufficient for the additional heat created by the supercharger?
  12. What's the key for? Just creative use of that which is available?
  13. I love how quiet this thing runs.
  14. Maybe I'm crazy but why would you put it in a place that's going to get covered in shit the first time you drive the car?
  15. Sad that you're selling this thing. Wish I could take it. Hope it goes to someone who will love it as you have.
  16. Nah, be less expensive to bring it down here. I've got plenty of parking and I'm sure the boy would start it up regularly and even drive it around a bit just to make sure everything still works.
  17. My wife's Laser was hard to start for some months. Once started it ran fine. The problem was thought by many to be fuel related but eventually turned out to be a faulty ignition module.
  18. You're a wizard. Wish I had half your talent.
  19. Back in the early '90s (pre cert days?) a guy I knew had racing harnesses in his T Bucket. Every wof he was questioned about them. Think he ended up carrying the relevant paperwork in the car all the time just in case.
  20. I couldn't see those either. Same circle and line hieroglyph.
  21. Rode from Wainui to Governor's Bay in it during '18 Nats. Such a fun little car.
  22. Amazing video. I don't use the word awesome very often but it very definitely applies to this event. Looks like so much fun albeit punishing on little wheeled scoots.