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  1. Cool historical artefact. Can it do anything useful?
  2. Isn't farm reg distance limited, as in not more than x distance from home base?
  3. igor

    1980 B1600

    How bad is it? Could be a relatively simple fix.
  4. I believe one of my dad's mates has a wood lathe powered by a GMC truck engine.
  5. Youngest has made a forge/furnace thing to melt beer cans. Forced draught courtesy of his mother's hairdryer. He needs a better crucible. The stainless steel jug wasn't quite up to the task. Check out jetret's experiments on youtube for more.
  6. That's amazing fuel economy. Over 50 mpg at the speed limit. What did they claim to get when new?
  7. If the wof guy cares enough. My Civic and my Wolseley 1300 both got wofs repeatedly with the front lap belt out of a coon fitted in the centre back position.
  8. Rover V8 into HC Viva has been done before with some success. Many will poohoo the idea of course.
  9. Those lights look terribly vulnerable down there.
  10. Better than cancelling it I guess.
  11. 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.
  12. No idea. I've never owned anything new enough.
  13. Is electric power steering possible?
  14. Actually on the inside where it is totally inaccessible?
  15. That'd be standard AKL spec bluestone kerb wouldn't it? It always looks a bit crookedy arsed.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. You ought to show that thing to the Barrys at the VCC. They'd love it.
  19. Is it still considered a flat deck if the sides and tailgate are up though?
  20. 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?