Toucan

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  1. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    I love lamp / number 5
  2. 98cc's BSA Bantam racer build

    Awesome fab work! Mean.
  3. xssteeb's Fairlady 200ZR

    Niiiiiiice. Always happy to see someone finally acquire what they were pining. Real cool 180sx anyway
  4. Krupkees 1967 Isuzu Bellett Discussion

    Awesome. Belletts are great vehicles, people will either have never heard of them before or recognise it with fond memories from one that so and so had way back. I did about a 1000kms no problems the same day I collected my old one. Inspiration car is a cool one too
  5. Bugatti T57/59 engine

    This is hands down the best thing I will read all year
  6. Romans COD piece

    That Civic is awesome. Don't do anything like that to the Carina plz
  7. D's GS550

    This post is for Joe Awhile ago I began cutting up seat pan and making mounts for the tail fairing to go on. Recessed tail light into the fairing a touch etc. Got just beyond the point of no return before I realised I have no idea what I am doing. Need to shape the seat foam a bit lower then cover it all up. Will likely paint side covers black and tail fairing the same? or white. Also carbs have been off and on a heap of times trying to determine why fuel is leaking out one of the overflows, have put a new needle valve and seat in that carb and checked float height but its still pissing out which makes me grrrr. Also stick with fiber gaskets cause the silly plasticy ones I got last time which are meant to be very reuseable shrunk like crazy. Despite the leaking it starts real easy on both kicker and starter motor, idles smooth and revs well. Haven't played with colourtune plug thing any more but that is on the cards for fine tuning later on once carbs are not leaking and on "for good".
  8. Looks good in red but they missed the tyres!
  9. D's GS550

    So I read on the internets there was such a thing called a colourtune, made by Gunson. Its a spark plug with a sight glass essentially which lets you see the colour of the flame. I was pretty interested so I had a play last night and made myself one. Smashed all the porcelain and other innards out of an old plug. Taped over the top and poked a bit of wire through the tape that will be the new electrode, then mixed up some epoxy and filled it up to what I thought looked right. I let it cure overnight then put some heatshrink over the electrode and soldered the old plug top to the end. Just put it in one of my cylinders before and what do you know I can see the combustion. Pretty far out concept and I'm surprised I haven't heard of it before now. Vid: http://tinypic.com/r/16i5q9/9 Only tested it for a tick, you can see the spark is arcing across the top a bit but I already have ideas on how I'd make version 2 better. Main problem now is I need to get a screw driver short enough to actually get under the carbs and adjust the pilot screws while it's running hah
  10. D's GS550

    Have a new set of correct plugs but smashed one of the old ones getting it out, watch this space etc
  11. Joe's 1976 CB400f

    Yay for epiphany!
  12. D's GS550

    Still need to grab 4 matching plugs but I went for a hoon an did a plug chop just for interests sake, sooty! Manual asks for 8's, the left there is a 7 and the right is a 6, so should be at a better starting point to tune once I have a matching set of correct plugs in there
  13. D's GS550

    Def keen to do a flatter seat and change up the rear end, I have an original tail fairing that might make its way on. Old superbike style. Haven't really thought past that, just been focused on getting it running reliably for summer dorts. Cheers for the offer I will keep in mind if I ever get stuck
  14. D's GS550

    Had some issues with it running on 3, so have had the coils off and cleaned up some more dodgy wiring there, all back together and running on all 4 again. While I was trouble shooting I had the plugs out to clean them up and realised I have some 6's and 7's. Is it normal to have different heat ranges on an aircooled motor? I didn't take note of how they were before, but I put the hotter ones on the outside cylinders when I reinstalled them as I figure they get better cooling than the middle two Also petcock rebuilt and refitted with a new gasket. Extended the fuel and vac lines to the tank as they were barely long enough before, lots easier to get the tank on and off now. Thats mostly up to date. Starting and riding quite nicely now given I just threw the carbs together. The hard part now to fine tune them, fun fun!