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Everything posted by igor

  1. What's with five cylinder engines in a narrow vee configuration where both banks share the same head? Daughter's boyfriend was talking about a V5 his father had driven once and I thought he'd got himself confused but a little bit of reading confirms that it is actually a thing. I'd come across IL5s before like the 2.5 diesel Landrover but to me a vee configuration with an odd number of cylinders is just plain weird. Thoughts?
  2. I have seen a steam powered motorcycle. Does that count as a piston engine, which it is, or not because not internal combustion?
  3. Like the new canopy but it looks like the tarp has been inadvertently inverted.
  4. Had a bloody good day out today. Looked at tractors, yarned with tractor barries, watched tractor pulling, yarned with military re-enactment barries, photographed tractors and cars, yarned with tractor barries some more, looked at tractors again, drove someone's spare tractor in the grand parade, yarned some more, then wagon timed it home with the radio cranking out '60s and '70s music. Pics shall be posted in the appropriate threads. I shall probably have a medicinal brandy soon.
  5. Plenty of my generation smoked a bit of weed while haymaking.
  6. Must be plenty of young guys nearby keen to earn a few pingas. This used to be the prime source of income for teens / early twenties once upon a time.
  7. Love the Hamilton night pesting video. Any amusing reactions from those in the car beside you at the traffic lights?
  8. Are super dark tints in the back of a wag not legal anymore? Thought only the front door glass and windscreen had to comply with regs for that. Even if you painted the side windows in the back black it'd still have the same amount of visibility as a sedan delivery.
  9. Nice ute. Shame you've lost the cool stripe.
  10. Just spotted this. Sweet car. Like to put in a vote for twin round headlight front in case you haven't already decided which one to use. Reckon the rectangular lights don't look quite right with the sweet curves of everything else but hey your car so whatever eh cos you have to live with it.
  11. @yoeddynz may have some valuable knowledge of this.
  12. The sheila with the wee dog might struggle to keep up with the pack on that thing.
  13. Got six new plugs the second time along with the one new lead. I'm too tight / broke most of the time to replace stuff that I can rangi up and get a few more months out of. Old plugs still looked okay / good colour etc apart from the gap being huge.
  14. Yep, my EA was running like a bag of shit a long time back. Thought it was fuel problems so gave it a dose of the injector cleaner recommended by 8ball to no avail then found the spark plug gaps were enormous, something like 1.75mm. Re-gapped all the plugs to 1mm and it ran sweet. Some months later it started running on five cylinders and the problem turned out to be a dodgy lead. As ky says the dizzy on these is in the most retarded place. What dumb-arse designs an engine with the dizzy so far up under the inlet manifold as to be unreachable by a normal human? My mechanic tells me that it is
  15. Yep, that old rimu will be as hard as a whore's heart. I've re-used demolition rimu before. Ended up drilling most of the nail holes cos if it was even possible to bang the nails in without them bending the wood would split to buggery. Like that dark green shelf. Looks good beside the timberwork.
  16. Anyone going to Edendale Crankup this year? I'm thinking to go on the Saturday.
  17. Looking good with the new springs. Almost looks like you fitted a lift kit.
  18. I was in Dunners yesterday. Not sure when I'll be back up there.
  19. Be the easiest way. Get it signed off then lay the floor afterwards. Don't even tell the council it is going to have a floor.
  20. I'd still reinforce the floor, probably more than for a house, if I were going to have vehicles driving on it. Suggest 100mm thick slab with 665 mesh centrally located on 100mm well compacted AP40 basecourse as an absolute minimum. I built a pole garage on the home place about thirty years ago by driving in eight foot fence posts with a farm post driver just deep enough so they'd stand unsupported then building around them. Design drawing was a carpenter's pencil sketch on a car bonnet. No site prep whatsoever, just a gravel floor laid over the grass after the poles were in. Rough as gut
  21. Thereby ensuring that he died sooner than he should have.
  22. Bit of iodine spray on those grazes and you'll be right as rain. It will only sting a lot.
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