shizzl

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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    @SunnyCoupe you not coming this year?
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    SHIZZLs Super Hunter

    not much of an update really.. been waiting on an airbox to arrive from nelson, has only been 4 weeks.. but I ordered some uni filter trumpet socks for when it finally arrives. green socks just came in stock, more suitable than the red ones. also need to do a few laps around the block with the brakes dragging before I take it in for a wof and hope it doesnt need anything else..
  3. So a while ago( back in April) @M Night Shamalayan chucked up a for sale post for this delightful 72 Hunter.. turns out its a Super, with high back reclining seats and lots of chrome trim. I had a 69 Hunter as my first car, which I promptly rolled into a ditch 3 months later.. Ive wanted another pretty much ever since.. dont ask why cos I have no idea So as soon as I saw this post I jumped at it, with the car being in Wellington, Me living in Auckland, and potentially moving to Invercargill, I asked Luke if he could "hold on to it for a few weeks".. "sure" he said... well shit, I bought a house down south and we had a move in date... It just happened to happen the week before Hanmeet.. so the plan was made to do a mega mission of driving my ute and trailer down, fly back, drive my falcon and trailer down, then flying to Wellington, catch a bus, a train then walk up to his place to pick up a car ive never seen in person and then drive it to the ferry within 1hour... made it without breaking down, must be a record for me in a Hunter.. Got into picton and drove to Blenheim to take it for a wof... I was parked up at some park adjusting the front wheel bearings at 4am, as you do. go through the VTNZ check with a few things... headlight low beam was blown.. balls... cant find anything off the shelf... so I carried on to Hanmer... car drove bloody well.. EVERY time I stopped there was some Barry coming up to me with a story about a Hunter, was getting a bit much when I was filling up with fuel to look out the window and some random sitting behind the wheel pining over their youth... Got to Hanmer, met some OS GC's, good weekend... then the big mission of driving to Invercargill via Wanaka to check out another project.. Car ran so good, but blew a flange gasket which pumped fumes into the cabin.. that sucked.. Got into Wanaka and found it sprung a leak of the slippery stuff...fuck it, carry on son! Made it to Invers and in total she had lost 500ml of the Iraqi gold. List of shit to do for a wof: Headlight - find one from somewhere Rebuild the calipers - large brake inbalance and the remote booster has been removed Apparently there needs some steering box adjustment, although they dont have any adjuster..may have to play round with shims etc... Shit I want to do: Fit the escort rostyles Fit twin carbs Definitely replace all 4 shocks that are FAAAAARKED! when you go around corners the mudflaps drag on the ground, check pics for body roll travel, its lots Weld on a seat adjuster lever so the drivers seat can recline again Paint - maybe? Hope to get it wof'd asap and go for a hoon legally.. So massive thanks to @M Night Shamalayan and his mrs for putting up with the car for so long..
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    paid.. now for a wof .....yeah right
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    ill have to bring my bounty if the hunter isnt wof'd or tuned
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    just quietly thats how the hunter rolled last year..only required a headlight to pass..stupid sealed beams with odd sizing
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    just run a heap of extension cords... procrastination is key
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    Yeah boy, need to cut some more shapes to MJ
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    How many have booked flights for this?
  10. Talk smack about the Super Hunter here... do I change the colour?
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    SHIZZLs Super Hunter smack talk fred

    Some days it just makes me want to set fire to this. Battery is being a dick, so can't get it in for a wof fail yet, had the alternative tested, all fine. Battery tests over 12.5v but no sparkles.. Still need to get some kind of air filter on it cos I'm sure it needs them to run better tune wise. Also looked at the big end bearings in the spare motor... they have major grooves in them, poked, but the crank has no marks at all.. has 030 on them so I'm almost guessing they're a +30 set . Mains bearings look mint
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    an extra set of hands to help push would be good
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    ill keep you posted
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    Possibly if I can find a house to live in that can store my shit aswell
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    Bike carbs sizing

    Does anyone know if there is a chart anywhere with flow rates/specs of various CV bike carbs? Had a look over the hunter today, it sprung a few leaks of the slippery stuff on the way home, and also noticed that the throttle shaft on the carb has excessive play =no sealing left there bro. Also noticed it's the original bock.. Keen to ditch the sloppy Stromberg for bike carbs. Would a set of CV30/32s do the trick? Also any other crap to consider?
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    Bike carbs sizing

    is your commer a 1725? was it the carb angle that took up the room for the filter in the end?
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    SHIZZLs Super Hunter smack talk fred

    today I decided to freeze my buts off in the garage. cleaned the block and moving parts.. reinstalled the pistons and crank assembly to check bearing oil clearances. I used plastigage for a rough measurement. All mains were well within spec, but 2 of the 5 have some grooving, there is no marking on the crank journals though. Big ends are basically at brand new specs top compression ring end gap is also at the min clearance range however a 2nd comp/scraper ring is broken aswell as 1 oil control ring. my guess is that this engine got a rebuild no more than 20,000kms ago, but has sat for a considerable amount of time. a couple of the frost plugs look new, where the remainder are heavily corroded. Now the big task at hand is to locate a set of +60 rings, big end and mains bearings, full gasket/seal kit, head kit etc. in the meantime I will plonk the head back on the block and make a start on the carb manifold and the headers. while I was looking over this block today I noticed many ports in the block for oil and water galleries, would be simple enough to plumb a turbo into this block if I were ever keen to see the limits of it..probably not very high.
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019 Discussion

    @Cjrh welcome along... now have a look at coming to this good old shindig
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    SHIZZLs Super Hunter

    checked over the front calipers today, pistons wouldnt move back in very well, cracked the nipple open, both slid in piece of piss... guessing the hoses may have collapsed inside or there is an issue at the master or bias block.. have also figured out a way to link the 2 choke controls together, so will sort that next weekend. and after setting the float height and syncing the carbs yesterday she fired up oh so sweet today, bloody bonus for carbs without accelerator pumps
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    SHIZZLs Super Hunter

    So today I finally finished the shock insert conversion using an E30 insert. The only mod needed was to add a 6mm spacer in the base of the shock tube, and fit a 19x2.5mm tube to the shoulder of the spear. I added a washer at the base of the top hat bearing shoulder, slid the 19x2.5 tube over the shoulder ( this is a bush for a tight fit for the top hat bearing). Then the top hat, washer and top nut as usual.. ( I used a wheel nut for now to test to make sure it all worked, will replace with nylocs now). The spring is a standard MK1 escort coils on narrow/cone perch hunter shocks. My other set are wide/flat perch shocks, for those I will use a MK2 coil. E30 318 insert is black, hunter is blue. Test drive felt good, coils are fairly soft though, could always fit lowered MK1 coils and will be more than captive. Next job is to find some M16 ford calipers and fit those as these calipers have always dragged, plus it will allow for a vented disc conversion later on with a caliper spacer kit. I also used my newly acquired carb sync and balanced the carbs. One piston is being a dick and not centering the needle perfectly, but the sync is good, throttle response is good, but is still rich on idle as they are not the correct needle I need.. I have 6J needles where I need 6R needles and blue springs. Now that it's back together I can start cleaning up the spare motor, post matching the bike carb manifold plate, make the manifold, get the head tested and maybe new valve seats and guides etc. Clean and inspect the block, hone and paint etc. Then send the cam away for a rearing before engine assembly.
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    yetchh 121

    That was a pretty amazing moment when the heater actually started working, thank fuck cos it was Hella cold that day
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    Re Chrome Alloy Wheels

    +1 for HPC, I had all of my bolt ons on the pinto turbo done, and my entire 12a was coated aswell, very hard wearing, good for heat etc too
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    SHIZZLs Super Hunter smack talk fred

    sorted...turns out it is a 32mm which I actually have.. block is completely stripped, the bores have very recent looking cross hatching in them/very low kms since the build.. cam looks brand new with no lobe wear, lifters have no marks on them.. the piston skirts look new although with some minor running marks as expected.. Im picking that this was fully rebuilt, run for a bit then pulled out.. I will most likely just get the block super clean and paint it, then clean and reassemble the bottom end. work out what the cam is if its stock or slightly tickled. then I will move onto the head, open up the combustion chamber similar to a Holbay or Marathon spec, then work out how much I will need to take off the head to get the comp ratio where it needs to be. will set the bike carbs up on this motor, and if it all goes to poop then not much loss at all
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    SHIZZLs Super Hunter smack talk fred

    so according to an internet barry specialist what I have here is a 69 MKII engine with oversize pistons pushing it out to 1789cc, this block is a 5 bearing crank so is the better block to work. need a socket to get the crank bolt off, so I can access the cam to see if that is stock, and then send it away.. Free is good