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  1. Mk2Marty's GN250 of lameness and brap

    You'll get some stick for having a GN.. But I think they are a great bike to start with. Very simple and not enough power to get yourself into too much trouble... Japanese made too!
  2. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Had the ignition timing checked out by a timing light, mind you this was ages ago. Unfortunely I am the wrong person to tell you if its pinging etc. Do you have any recommendations who to go to to get the fueling/timing checked etc? I do have a weber 32/36 which I am about to send to Weber specialist to get jetted/tuned and for the manifold to get a water jacket etc but I doubt i'll get to fit it before xmas as its bigger and probably needs modification to the engine bay lol.
  3. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    LOL. Are you on about the picture at the top of this thread.. Cos yeah that isn't my van at all!
  4. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Yeah. It goes up from thermostat to the radiator. It probably used to be the other way round, (so there are probably pictures of both!) but since manu put the shroud on, he lifted the rad about 3" at a guess.
  5. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    I got told it always ran hot which it did but it never actually overheated to the pump it steamed... but then it got worst after I/we replaced the timing gear so I obviously have fucked something. Since then I have Had radiator rodded. Changed Thermostat Changed Water Pump Manu added shroud/fan (which it always needed as I didn't get much airflow going up hills) New pipes. Needless to say I'm at my wits end and if I don't sort it out before xmas I've just wasted alot of money as I won't get to go away in it.
  6. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Tested in some boiling water and it opened. Can see water moving when it gets to temp when rad cap is off. I have gutted a thermostat which I will put in and take for a drive and see if makes a difference.
  7. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Will try the pop bottle test! Also reading about making the radiator a triple pass design may be a good way to go... Will need to get one of those guns and actually measure how much it's reducing the temp right now.
  8. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Thanks for the articles. Will have a read through. Main hoses are all good and brand new. Bottom hose doesn't need a spring as its pretty much metal corners that manu fabricated to get the hose to fit in. haha. In a nutshell it seems that the radiator is doing it's job up to a certain point and then it just can't cope anymore. BTW I have been flushing the system so currently has rad flush and water in the system (no coolant). Would the higher boiling point of the coolant help in this regard? (I think that heat is heat and even if it was coolant it would still be running too hot?)
  9. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    I should point out that the temp gauge was at 230(F)ish at this point too, should I would expect to see steam.. but also expected engine to be hotter. Cap was pressure tested quite recently also. Think I'm just gonna take it to the rad shop in town and let them work it out.
  10. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    nah. Still overheats on load. Engine head felt quite cool but steam started venting out Does anyone wanna buy a van that only drives 5km?
  11. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Well done Nominal. (Thanks) The water pump indeed was blocked off. Drilled it and now I have a fully working cooling system I think . Just need to go for a drive to be sure.
  12. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Haha I think it basically works as turn on for hot or off for cold... But hot water always to be going through. There's a flap I can open which brings in air from outside into the van. Pretty sure the pump had a hole as I could feel water in it but I'll double check with a pencil or something lol.
  13. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    I thought that too but there isn't a tap on this set up (probably because its been retrofitted). The only thing my heater switch does is turn the heater fan on. I replaced all the piping just in case it was super corroded inside. So I know that from the pump to the thermostat that its literally just pipe now.
  14. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Hey guys. Having some trouble with getting water flow pumping to the heater. I'm not sure if I'm being daft but Should the water pump be pumping water to the heater even when thermostat is shut? The hose that goes from the pump to heater - is this an Outlet.. or an inlet? I have taken the heater out of the equation and I currently have a u-bend in the cab (lower than the top of the radiator) and the hoses never gets warm. However if I make a u-bend at the engine side of things then it seems to work (and also stops engine over heating). Could it just be that the pump doesn't have enough omph to push water 3 metres? In that case.. would something like this help? Cheers!
  15. Fabric was $3 per metre from fabric warehouse. Total cost of re upholstery = $12.
  16. Discussion - I picked this campervan up late 2016. I took a bold risk by sending an OS member to go and see it for me and then agreeing to buy it unseen. So we flew to CHCH and got the bus to Timaru. Picked it up, so off we went. Drove it 30 mins down the road engine cut out. Good start... One overnight stay later, I check the dipstick in the morning and the oil level was super high. The guy came with his tools, fucked around doing random shit as if he didn't know what he was doing and it wouldn't start. Told him to just drain the oil for me and see how it goes. It started. So off we went. Get to petrol station, fill up, won't start. It was obvious that the battery was flat as no lights etc were coming on. Asked the petrol station lady if I could use my leads on her car and she agreed. So off we went. Luckily I'd agreed to collect an axle/diff for Kicker from Karl. So I rang him and said can I meet you at a petrol station and can you bring your jump leads? He agreed. Met him and then he jump started me.. So off we went. So for the rest of the drive back we agreed to fill up with the engine running as it was OK when it was running. Get to Picton, So close to the finish line! - Engine cuts out as soon as I pull up.. FARRKKKK SAKE. Anyway had a mobile mechanic guy come out and he gave me a new battery and put it on. So off we went. Drive it off the ferry, all good. Get to the hill just next to where I live and it was pretty obvious that the clutch was now starting to slip. What the hell have I got into I thought to myself. The van very shortly after we picked it up. Luckily I am surrounded by GC's so I got Seedy involved and he basically replaced everything that was old and shit on the engine (including new alternator and ALL the wiring for it!). He also fitted a revometer cos he was all like "Dude you're a deaf twat and you're revving it soooooo much so I'ma fit you a revometer in so you can see what you're doing". Like seriously, that's so awesome how he made the van more accessible for deaf people. There was still some hesitation on the engine wanting to rev, but it ran and started reliably so road trip around the south island for 3 weeks.. So off we went. The beginning of the trip.. One of Jokers Work of art Waterfalls Had a pretty fucking couple of days then headed towards CHCH. When bomf, no power at all. Fuck. Called AA. Guy came, Timing gears have stripped. This is where OS really shined. Never met any of these people before apart from Karl and you all made sure we got back to being on the road. Felixx came and towed us to a campsite near him/karl where we lived for the next 4 nights until the shops were open again for us to pick up parts. In that time, luckily ThreeOnThree was in the area and had organised with Karl a South Island meet where they would be destroying a triumph, but they also now focused their efforts on helping me get the timing cover, gears, and harmonic balancers off. This was harder than it should have been but everyone came through. So thank you all. Triumph being dismantled. Engine and rad Felixx clearing the rad out The pony old electric fan The engine OS south island krew. When good head comes together. Shitty Fibre gear. Went to rare spares, bent over and pulled my trousers down and said please rape me, I want the timing gears for an holden 202 in alloy. They preceded to truely butt fuck me but at least I had the timing gears at last. Got a mobile mechanic to help me finish off the job and we were back up and running.. So off we went.
  17. Spot the difference.
  18. I don't think I have any pictures of how the cab was before but the carpet was really gross. Took it all out and found a bit of surface rust so pentretroled it and painted over. Then today I carpeted it with some bunnings stuff. Pretty pleased how it came out. Next point of order is to take it for a drive with @Steelies and decide what's next to do. (Hopefully he has time!) Hopefully can take it away at labour weekend for a test run.
  19. Here is the finished article by @Steelies Forgot to take a picture of the new engine panel at the front which was sweet as well. Kudos to manu to getting the fan to fit and have clearance for all the pipes etc!
  20. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    How complex was the carb rebuild? I see carbs as a black magic.
  21. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Wow. Amazing write up thanks! The budget part really appeals to me. I will keep an eye out for an 32/36 as it sounds this would be less work. But if I see the 34 adm for a good price then I know the option is there too. Thanks for taking the time to write that up!
  22. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    The issue I have with the gear box choices is that I can't go for a normal manual as it's column shift. I've read that there are Toyota ones that bolt straight on without with but wouldn't be able to change gear lol. How feasible would it actually be to put an auto in. I'm not sure how autos actually work but don't they need a sensor and wiring etc which I won't have?
  23. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    The campervan is surprisingly light for what it is. Think its about 1.5 ton. But it does take alot to get it going. It seems I have a decision to make. LPG or 2 barrel carb! Hmmmm.
  24. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Ahh sweet. I'm with you now.
  25. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    Definitely something to look into. Think lpg is half the price of petrol atm.. What's the converter? Not sure what lpg availability is like in NZ but would probably go straight lpg as it probably saves headache I would imagine. Cheers guys. Something for me to think about. Will get the bloody thing running first!