Ashkellybarr

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    Ian’s Alfa Montreal

    Went for a blat today. looks really slow in the video haha and it’s probably only just as fast as a late model Camry, but it would have been pretty tops in the early 70’s its pretty boaty around corners. Hopefully the sport suspension and bushes turn up from alfaholics soon. couple other things too, like a high idle. And the clutch is all the way at the top so needs a bit of adjustment. not so sure about how to sort the idle as I’ve not had mech injection before so if anyone’s got and knowledge on it feel free to flick me a line
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    Ian’s Alfa Montreal

    Started a thread on his behalf because he sucks at interwebbing, but also because it’s got a lot of interest so thought people would like to see it and I’ll get him out to some OS things in it. had a fair bit of resto work. from custom milled stainless led high stop to milled stainless rear seat luggage latch mounts. motors 2.6L v8 with mech injection, and factory dry sump setup. motors just had a full rebuild inc the sump setup etc. upgraded 4 pot front brakes and a couple other things using factory bolts ons from other Alfa models rear suspension is pretty shot, and it sits a little high. Got some parts from alfaholics on the way. old boys pretty slack with work updates etc but if anyone has and questions or photos of any part just message me and I’ll get it up
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    Ian’s Alfa Montreal

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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    No specs on controller for DC feed?
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Electric fork lift motor ftw
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    I’ve done a lot of research into doing rwd 2GR. Absolute pain in the ass. Can swap onto a small box that won’t handle the torque and no room for starter as the block design means the starter has to be on the Gbox side. or a Lexus sc350 2GR with auto and custom bellhousing to manual box, $$$ 1GR with R box is the go, but it’s a pleb commercial vehicle motor compared to a Nissan 35. 2GR bellhousing pattern is different to the Lexus 2GR and 1GR so that’s a no go. ford or Nissan for sure
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    I’ve done a lot of research into doing rwd 2GR. Absolute pain in the ass. Can swap onto a small box that won’t handle the torque and no room for starter as the block design means the starter has to be on the Gbox side. or a Lexus sc350 2GR with auto and custom bellhousing to manual box, $$$ 1GR with R box is the go, but it’s a pleb commercial vehicle motor compared to a Nissan 35. 2GR bellhousing pattern is different to the Lexus 2GR and 1GR so that’s a no go. ford or Nissan for sure
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    Good to know. I’ll unbolt the arm and take it for a drive first to see what it’s like
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    BlownCoronas 1988 Toyota Crown TC24SC

    Do a sickcunt ya burnout! +1 for for getting rona on the rd first
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    If a vehicle come with lspv as per pic. Can I remove it when certing for other mods? i.e longer rear break line for lift and remove it all together cherers
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Yeah after posting this I found a guy put a jag one into an mx5 in the uk and a company that’s sells conversion parts for it. Inc carbon intakes youtube “car throttle mx5” and it’ll turn up and yeah imagine 2.5L Nissan motors are pretty reasonable price to
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Theres ford Duratech v6 guys put in all sorts, so might find bellhousing and other conv parts pretty easy. Can’t imagine they would be a super common swap in NZ so might get reasonable pricing on them
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    V6 with twin t28’s
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    Toms 89 Mk2 Golf Discussion

    I haft to say my 8v went pretty well for a pleb spec 89. When I was 17 my mate 92 3.8 commy has trouble keeping up Fair enough. k24
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    Toms 89 Mk2 Golf Discussion

    I didn’t even get mine running, failed to connect. Got the code on it but never got a connection again. spoke to a couple people, they said the earlier boards with just two layers are far better. yeah man I drive by sometimes and keep saying to my self to flick you a message. is the one with roof racks your sisters?
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    Toms 89 Mk2 Golf Discussion

    I had the same thing with the ms i built, multi layer boards are garbage. nice to see you still have it after all these years nice wheels.
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Made some good progress today. stripped more. Ended up getting rid of the plastic covers on the rear of the head altogether. this meant getting rid of the connector block with comb style links. throttle position changing to the front of the engine, pretty much all air sensors/solenoids have to move. this has left the injectors far to long, witch isn’t an issue as I’ve got to change the plugs away, so I’ll cut it all back and reuse the factory plastics as cable support. need to change the plugs as Honda do their own style of injectors. Msel have Bosch 730’s that are batch matched for some of the best pricing I could find. I’ll need extending cups due to the odd length as well and use ev6 ls2 plugs. added a 5v core from the ecu to the sender location, but I’ll leave it unwrapped until I see where boost solenoid and IAT sensors are going. I use bootlace crimps with the coloured feral cut off. Coppers twisted together to the same thickness as the insulation then the crimp hangs over and gets crimpped down onto the insulation as well, for strength and help against metal fatigue on the strands. larger ones that aren’t in line are just twist, crimp with longer crimps. Heat shrink, fold the end over, and head shrink again to seal it off from liquids.
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Here’s my 1985 Toyota hilux, and long boring blurb on how I came to have it. Always had the plan of having three cars. The small powerfull weekend/track car. A low power RWD to beat on that’s something different for a daily. And a 4wd for towing said cars and family trips with occasional off roading. Didn’t plan on buying one until after we bought our house. But with the unfortunate event of the daily being damaged, WOF running out and it’s future still being unclear. I started looking at shitty $500 cars to get around. After a week the Miss’ suggested just going for it and getting a 4wd, with the condition of it having 4doors. Otherwise I’d then have 4 2dr cars haha now armed with cash I started looking for the 70 series landcrusier I’ve alway wanted. Couple weeks of looking, and nothing turned up. All the 4drs were auto and 2.4L. All the 3.4L manual turbos where two door and either rough and thrashed or just out of my price range. Then I came across this.. nz new 1985 toyota YN65 hilux. i was drew to it by being 4wd, solid front axle, 187,000kms, ten years worth of wof sheets, orginal black plates, and being in the South Island they seem to have less rust. had a mate in chch in the auto industry check it over for me on the Tuesday, negotiated price and bought it Wednesday, flew down Friday after work to pick it up. checked it over that night, and left on our adventure 4.45am on the Saturday. dove the beaten up coastal witch was cool, never been through there. Definitely a lot of work that needs to be done after the quakes. caught the interislander witch is also a first. Made it a bit over 580km’s before we had any trouble. Rad cap had a tiny leak, and over the trip all the coolant had evaded out. Before we realised we’d made a wrong turn and trying to make it back to SH1 to get to our motel in turangi the temp flew sky high. now stuck on a random back road, no cell phone reception, a nice old boy pulled over to lend a hand. He’d had a few beers and had 6 gutted and skinned sheep sitting bare on the tray of Ute, followed him up to his for a yarn and some water and continued on. After 9.5 hours driving we were glad to made it to the motel just after midnight. Sunday morning we made it toTaupo and got a new rad cap from Repco and continued on, only for it start over heating quicker and quicker. Water pump seal had gone and it was now pumping water out of the motor.. with no water pumps close to SH1 and minimal tools the decision was made to continue on. driving 10mins, topping it up 1.5L of water, driving 10mins, topping it up 1.5L of water, dri.... stopped at every single gas station aside from takanini to top up the bottles we bought in Taupo. turned a 4.5hr drive into a 8.5hr drive.. but hey, made it home and had a lot fun along the way
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Started sorting out the loom and removing things not needed. they run two ECT sensors, one being in the bottom the the rad also two speed sensors off the gearbox. theres a plastic casing that sits on the back of the head witch houses a collection 0v, 12v perm,12v ecu and 5v. although the casing is on the back the head I might be able to rework it to the back of the intake. Try hide it and utilise as much factory loom as possible. ive split the E-throttle into a seperate loom altogether. want to swap out the oil sender for a press sensor to get proper reading, guys normally T off for the turbo at this point but would think that leads to inaccurate readings should the turbo flow a lot of oil?? ill post some photos when I’ve started adding wiring. Need to cut and reweld my manifold adapter too so the turbo sits closer and lower but that will haft to wait till I’ve finished moving
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    Shakotom's 1985 Toyota HiLux

    Agreed, it’s come this far!
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Cabs got some rust and dent from people putting stuff on the roof. Not really fussed on what it looks like but I need to look after the cab against rust at least for wof’s. took the worst back to bare metal and acid washed it then sealed it with some epoxi primer. still need to do rear behind the tray but that can’t wait till I’ve got my workshop setup. went to car colour and picked up paint for the cab. he asked how he could help when I walked in, said I wanted some red paint. Looked at me like I was some pleb. he had a look at the chassis tag, and sure enough it just says red. He looked it up in the system and it was just listed as red.. looked at me and laughed and said “ya weren’t joking were ya” its NZ new 1985 and for some reason the tag dosent have much on it aside from vin and red haha picked up full EFS kit as well. Gotta measure and change the mounts for the front shocks so it’s good I got the +50mm ones off Kris I can run till I get that sorted
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    Shakotom's 1985 Toyota HiLux

    Let me know if you do. but you should still finish it
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Things to do... welds on the cross support on the front seat have broken so need to weld that up. the spring wire thing under the front seat are snapped as well so I’m pretty much just sitting on the floor so need to sort that out. No idea where to get old school seat springs??? go a workshop manual too so can start getting it running better, think is just the timing. get steel and start making rear tow bar and front bar, both with built in recovery points. i replaces the rear brake cyl and shoes as well so my hand brake now works again, hopefully it won’t roll down the hill away from me again. hand brake leavers on the side of the drums are still from dirt etc so I’ll pull them apart and regrease it all. also snapped you this OS OEM roof basket witch is sweet. Alloy too in keeping with the light weight theme. think it’s factory option for a 60 series landy but it all bolts/rivers the same as the tray so can make it fit and now update my JDM fuck boy status up another notch once I get some racks to mount it on
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Treated my self for Christmas. bumper was in bad shape and indicator hanging on with a wood screw and penny washer. brand new repo bumper, end caps and indicator was a little over $200. indicator fitment wasn’t great but I made it work. picked up an LSD as well, so once I fucking find my verniers I’ll get some shim steel. its an odd type of lsd, works on centre spring pre load. One in my other car is Cusco clutch plate with a cam, works bloody well, I’m sceptical of this pre load thing. but it was cheap and better then an open so meh. its from a 90’s so apparently the bearings are bigger so need to figure out what bearings to get, once that’s done.. put the shimmed one with the bigger bearings in the rear. then shim the original one back to factory spec and put it in the front. since it doesn’t have a cam and works on proloaded plates I’m assuming it’ll operate like a 2way, in witch I want to be careful how much I shim the front one or it will be a nightmare and dangerous on the road. Picked up some second hand EFS shocks off Kris witch is good as mine are stuffed and still have Toyota stamped on them. Kris was a g and took me for a hot lap in his crumpy too, animal thing! feels super similar to ATV things I’ve driven, much like
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    Chrome bumper bolts

    Hey guys! where could I buy some button head bolts like this for my chrome bumper? cheers in advance