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  1. I havnt got any hs6 but would a pair HS8? (2") be to big?
  2. Hey guys Thank you for those who responded to this post and have private messaged me about possible in Chch. Ive now got one a new job Wayne.
  3. 1.2 flux core around 25/30 volts ,Bloody hot work as that harden steel is pre heated to around 200 degs before welding
  4. some gas cutting if needed t took 500mm from the sides Well you get the idea . So any leads would be appreciated.Thanks
  5. Ive handed in my notice and not taking it back this time. I would like to find a place that works with new builds (tho will look at all options available ) hes a few more pictures .Also have been thinking if there would be the work for a one man band with mobile workshop?
  6. Also started on the floor this is the worst of the rust on thepassenger side drivers side is good. it was cold as all fuck today so this was the best place for a coffee break
  7. Wee update Thought i would give it a good clean with the water blaster before paking in the garage And the paint started to fall off .This is a big set back as i didnt want to paint it at this stage. Shame about the paint but comes off very easy with a broad knife .At some stage someones taken it back to bare metel and under coat is very hard.
  8. First mod on Gran Turismo 1 weight reduction! Theres is alot of surface rust as the old owner started to sand it back and was left outside Wire brash on a grinder should take care of most of it. the worst of the rust in the floor im hoping its not to bad .Ill get the car in the garage this week sometime and dry the car out. And the mighty 4K-EU.im sure theres room for a turbo.
  9. Ive fixed a few small job on the starlet and took it for a hoon and goes bloody well for a 1300 with 300,000km on the clock.So i im going to keep it. The wee hoon that made me want to keep it It looks a bit ruff but almost rust free Frist get the wof sorted .Roll cage and as its efi maybe getting a turbo.
  10. Im using H190 6stud diff from D21 ute (hf43) in my Austin. But would like to use a LSD there is a guy up up the road from me with a heap of 720 and D21 ute and ramdom diff laying around most with no id tags, some diffs with no numbers stamped on the housings and the brakes rusted so i cant turn them over.There is one with a big N1 stamped on the housing LSD? Ive goggled with not much luck, So what im i to look out for? Thanks.
  11. It was time to show some love and fit the mono shock. Could have made a better bracket Thinking of fitting this. any pro's and con's? Dont quite line up
  12. Im loving this project and really keen to see what these guards look like on a van. BTW ive just got myself a Anglia van with no windows cut out of the side and pick it up in the next two weeks .Tho i had to pay up forit and jelly at your $500 bargin
  13. I got myself one of these Weldsmart 200A on one them $1 res listings on trademe for $525 and $14 shipping on the face of it it looks to be very good welder.Cant wait to try it out (no god dam 15a socket in the garage)
  14. Im looking at moving back to ChCh or surrounding area as the work culture in my current job has changed in the last few mouths.ive had a look on trademe and there is alot of recruitment agencies looking for workers and in the past ive used them with not much luck.So ill try here to see if i can get the heads up on any jobs that are coming up. Ive got 10 or so year experience with no trade cert but have my welding ticket (as/nzs2980).In the past ive worked in general engineering workshop, As production welder and for the last two year doing more heavy welding for mining sites.I add some pictures too Thanks for looking
  15. Work & Lady friend have been very taxing lately but had the day to myself and got engine out of the POS and into where I want it. Its fucken big and sure I can make it work, not much room in the cabin being 750mm at its narrowest and will have to find a new place for radiator oh the steering column?
  16. Thanks for the reply cletus I was thinking of buying the book but that pdf sounds way cheaper.
  17. hi guys im not sure if this is the right place to post this. I plan to build my own chassis for my wee Austin 7 and fitting vh41 v8 and auto box up front and rear sub frame from donor car in the rear.At work we have heaps of 75x40x3mm rhs that doesn't get used will this be ok? or will i need to go bigger like 75x50? My main question is that im thinking at putting the radiator where the back seat is .Would this be ok ? would it need a bulkhead between front seats and radiator? Thanks Wayne.
  18. Geez it's taken sometime finding a engine for the old girl.After spend hours on trademe looking for the ideal engine only to be disappointed at the cost of shipping. So I started on Facebook at complete cars and this Nissan Leppard came, hell of a ugly car though but it's a V8 and the same price as the V6 Commodores on offer.. Now I can start the chassis
  19. Some kinda mock up. I had a dig around the local junk man's yard today and found a few parts Austin 8 front end and diff 4 rims and a grill I think is a Morris 8. Oh anyone on the west coast got a Escort or a Datsun engine?
  20. What can I say really, it not like I needed other project. But after regretting selling the last Austin 7 I had I couldnt help myself from hitting the buy now on trademe. There is a lot more rust than I first thought but mostly in the floor and some around the front window frame and wheel arches
  21. The forks are a good fit and just have to change the bearing .but the swingarm is a tight fit and will have to make some new bushs
  22. I picked up this cb400 real cheap hoping to just resell and make a few $$$ but after looking at it and run a tape over it. I found that the forks and swing arm from the VTR250 very close fit to the CB400 .So i put the gt750 aside and got busy pulling both bikes apart. Sill not sold on the tank tho