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  1. Bluebear01

    Rules for PCV/Rocker Cover Vents

    Cheers for that link @Yowzer. I wish they had bothered to teach us that at tech, bloody interesting.
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    Bluebear01's '83 Toyota Crown

    Haven’t done much over summer, but I have just about finished the mounts. I’ve had to give the engine a small tilt away from the steering box, I’m hoping any torque twist will be under 10mm, that’s about all the gap I’ve got. I’m getting the driveshaft lengthened by 110mm next week, it looks like the A series auto has the same yoke as the W55.
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    Bluebear01's 1937 International D-2

    What a slack guy! I've been pretty busy over Christmas, but got a chance to put a few hours into this lately. We finished pulling the nose to bits and sent the panels away for a bit of love. Next step is getting the body off so I can fit this thing in my garage and crane out the engine. The radiator really fought us coming out, it's away getting a re-core priced up. And the rear brakes are also getting rebuilt. Once that's done we should be able to push it by hand, prob for the first time in 20 years!
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    Bluebears01's '83 Toyota Crown

    I saw that! Looks like you're doing an amazing job with that car. I do feel a little guilty with how nice it fits so far.
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    Bluebear01's '83 Toyota Crown

    Mount time! I didn't have much choice with engine positioning. I've got maybe 10mm ether side. I'll take a threaded casting off the steering box to give it more room. The steering center link means I can't go back any further without cutting the sump but the crank pulley already sits a little further back than the 5m did. The remote filter housing just clears the factory mount position, it'll be easy to change from underneath. The gearbox mount for a RNZ147 Hilux has a greater offset than the factory mount, bringing the auto cross-member close to its original position. With all that lined up the chassis mount position is about 90mm offset to the 1uz mount position. The engine mounts from an FJ40 fit really nice in the limited space, have limits to catch the engine if the rubber fails & also have a female thread on the bottom which will make installation a breeze. The Mount Shop were super helpful with tracking those down. My father-in law came by, took some measurements & drew up some sweet brackets to bring it all together. Looks much nicer than I would have cobbled together, should make for a tidy job!
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    Bluebears01's '83 Toyota Crown

    Cheers man, I'll put that into the long term plan then.
  7. Bluebear01

    Bluebears01's '83 Toyota Crown

    Bugger! Have you had bad experiences with them? If it does go pop what would you recommend as a better fit? Cheers.
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    Bluebears01's '83 Toyota Crown

    Cheers man, it's a blast having him as keen as I am. Lots of good memories for him hopefully.
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    Bluebear01's '83 Toyota Crown

    I cleaned up my W55 in preparation for bits coming from NZAD. The aluminum that was covered in oil from the old 21R came up like new! I can't believe something designed for a 4cyl can happily take an 8. Then I tracked the courier like a hawk for this! The casting looks really nice, super happy with it. The kit from NZAD came with bellhousing, flywheel & clutch kit. I just needed to cut the ring gear off my flexi plate, heat it up & drop it on. Happy days. Measurements show the shifter lining up nicely with the factory floor hole. The bell allows for the fork to exit either side which will he helpful. Hopefully I'll sit this on the engine & drop it in this weekend. Then I'll know how close everything is going to be!
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    My Toyota Crown 5m situation

    Found it! Dizzy, pickup, module, coil and spare module. I replaced my points dizzy with this after getting sick of replacing condensers all the time. It's yours for the price of a courier if you wanted to have a play.
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    My Toyota Crown 5m situation

    I might have an electronic dizzy setup at home for the M, I'll let you know.
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    Bluebear01's 1937 International D-2

    Cheers man! It is so refreshing working on this compared to the modern stuff.
  13. Discuss away on this old pile of pre-war rust!
  14. This old girl is an ex-military truck that has been in the family of a good friend of mine for a solid chunk of last century. It's only recently been pulled out from under the Macrocarpa it's called home for a few decades. The loose plan at this stage is to get it mechanically back to new, but keep it looking like it is now. Over the last few months I rebuilt the front brakes, replaced the wheel bearings & had the master cylinder re-sleeved. Today was a beaut day for getting more done. So many seized bolts though! Got both guards off & the steering linkages straightened/cleaned up. The front is back on the ground, next I'll tackle the rear brakes & fuel tank. It hasn't run in a bit, but does turn over by hand. I'll get the engine out for a look over after I get the body off. I do like the rat-rod look. We won't be going that way, but I can see the appeal. Anyone here play with these old things? Anything I should look out for? Cheers!
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    Bluebear01's '83 Toyota Crown

    I was getting sick of tripping over the engine, so it's sitting in there till I get clutch/flywheel bits. It fits real nice, but I think I may need to take a tiny bit off the sump to give more room for the steering centre link. .