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  1. chrisr's g20 van

    after looking at cars to buy in USA, there is no way I would buy a repaired or body modified car from the states. We looked at some hydro'd cars, holy shit that stuff was crazy. One guy told us he thought the car would break apart above 100kph as he was trying to sell us the car in 'good condition, just needs a little TLC'
  2. chrisr's g20 van

    cant try sterling clutch and brake for brake hoses? I often see yank tanks in there
  3. Jordans 1982 Suzuki TS185 dirt/street tracker

    you got a sweet hipster bike and a macbook pro man, you should be a graphic design expert and be able to rotate pictures! sweet looking bike though
  4. The Bronze's XB Falcon

    you should also ring up rarespares and tell them what wallies they are. Bad repro parts are such a pain in the arse
  5. Kimjon's resurrection of Pete's wajax velo bike

    awesome man, whats the speed like? From memory, when I had it as a 2 speed setup, I got it up to around 65-70kph how is the engine running with the new carb? It should rev to about 9000rpm. When I first had it, it would get up there, but as things broke it started to have a break down in ignition

    good luck welding fuel tank back together, will be a good test of welding skills
  7. crownwags 83 chevrolet C10 discussion

    just put truck on something flat and take a bunch of measurements until you find a discrepancy
  8. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    super impressed with how much work you are putting into this, keep up the good work
  9. Jorden's 88 XF Falcon

    get outta town!!! setup from a g6e turbo would be badass
  10. Jorden's 88 XF Falcon

    this is super cool, awawesome that the body is in good nick only thing is I would love to see a late model 6 cylinder + turbo in it over a v8, but I understand
  11. Ned's 7K Drop Hatch Starlet

    ah yeah, the steel stuff sucks vs the cupro nickel stuff to handle/fit up. when I redid my brake lines originally I used the steel stuff and really struggled, used cupro nickel the second time and heaps easier. its quite a lot more expensive though from memory
  12. Ned's 7K Drop Hatch Starlet

    what kind of fuel line is that?
  13. Matt's Rotary Anglia

    It's a shame so much U.K. Stuff doesn't comply with NZ rules but at the same time it Forces us to make way better stuff. I'm glad I made my pedal box as its my own and I can modify it as needed
  14. peteretep's mk1 escort

    Comments and complaints to // Thought i'd put up some pics of my car and what i'll be doing to it. I'll just be putting in a 1600 from a mk2 cortina which is a 691 block instead of a 711 but it has been tested and it has been used in a few cars before getting reconditioned. I'll be putting a 32/36 on it for the moment but the last owner ran twin sidedraughts on it fine so that will be some thing for the future. It will be getting a 2 inch exhaust made for it by woolf mufflers for around $450 with coby extractors and 2 mufflers, with a pipe coming out the end, im not a fan of big cannons sticking out the back, just a 2 inch straight pipe . im also putting in a facet solid state fuel pump and a regulator. my genuine 13x6 minilites with 205/60r13 eagers, the tyres dont really give good traction but they look good, the white coming off the tosps of the G and the E are from when i put the tyres on and before the gaurds were cut and rolled so a bit of damage occured beforehand, ouch. picture of the engine to be going in, like the nice rocker cover aye aye notice the fuel pump already covered up, also my flywheel is drilled to fit an 8 inch clutch although the splines are for a standard escort gearbox, have been told it was from a escort van. another pic of the rocker cover picture of the clutch, good condition A shot of my old steering rack, even though it is hard to see, its pretty bent at the other end. i would have taken a pic of my new rack but i was so eager to get it in i forgot Current interior of my car, i'll do it up once i can be bothered getting the rust taken out of the floor - new carpet and a gauge or two and a new drivers seat, i dont care about the passenger at the moment. also i may be getting a larger steering wheel depending on how the new quick rack goes, i am looking at getting a cobra classic bucket seat from kendalls too but i need to come to terms with the price first Im hoping to repaint my engine bay when i change the engines over to the colour of toyotas blue that it has on the latest hilux, i see it as a 21st century version of my colour. Later the whole car may be painted but at the moment the cost of getting a good job done is too prohibitive and takes too long considering it is my only car and i dont want to ride my scooter everywhere I'll get a good picture of my car later.
  15. peteretep's mk1 escort

    panel work is mostly done, wanted to get engine out to have a look at cam so did that yesterday. Found one offending lobe
  16. BlownCoronas 1971 Toyota Corona

    my car sounds the same if not better with jetski throttle bodies and change to a trigger wheel, the dizzy solution is always a half assed one
  17. Mk1 escort guard removal help

    yeah that is not part of the gaurd, the gaurd has a folding on the back edge that slides onto that section these guys have pretty much the best selection of parts, but I'm not sure they have those sections
  18. Mk1 escort guard removal help

    where the gaurd comes around to the front of the front door, it is not connected to the panel that sticks out off the car body
  19. peteretep's mk1 escort

    I'll do a write up of how to convert your old car to micro squirt one day if anyone is keen but its not a super cheap solve all but definitely worthwhile
  20. peteretep's mk1 escort

    dang I have been slack in updating this build thread Since the last update I have fitted the pedal box, played around with the tune alot and get the car running pretty good. I have raced it around hamptons a couple of times and broken lots of things I can even remember. It has a locked diff now which is actually super great. Actually I broke all the flywheel bolts off at around 7500rpm, they were brand new oem bolts done up to spec, it is quite unusual for this to happen I am lead to believe. Amazingly it did no damage, so I fitted a new set of ARP bolts and I havent had any problems since I took the car to nats and raced around a bit. During this time a 'tappet' noise would not go away and the drivers footwell flooded pretty good while driving through the rain. The exhaust headers also broken after being re welded while driving back along the gravel road to thames. I will take the engine out as I think I know what the noise is. I saw some material missing off one of the cam lobes when I put the engine back together after checking for engine damage when the flywheel broke off. I took a pic as per below but I was in a rush to get racing again so I left it. Pretty much all the welds looked like this before being re welded. now they look like this again. The main flange is mild steel and the pipes are very thin SS. I have the thing braced to the gearbox and it still breaks!!! they cost alot of money but they are fairly well trash if they keep breaking In the mean time though I thought I would check out where all the water was coming from. I found a previous fix which I had no noticed before which had rust through. The previous fix hadnt really sealed the problem so water had been getting in and sitting between several layers and caused a bit of damage. The drivers floor was also full of holes being held together with paint and underseal. I have now re sealed the interior of the car and now I am in the process of remaking the bits on the outside to refit/reweld the lower part of the gaurd back on hmm hmmmmm I also partied with dane in the middle. dont worry his gf was cool with it I am yet to remake this retarded peice, so much of it has rusted I am not really sure how it fits together and some fancy conveyors that will be conveying all of your sour cream products in the near future but dont forget
  21. HKM400's 1969 Lotus 7 Series 3

    Yeah innovate lc2 works fine for me And leave it in for continuous tuning availability. I would argue that keeping it in the car longer term is fine/ value for money is good keeping it in
  22. Rustisize can I come to your house and you show me panel beating
  23. a landrover m/c is possible but has a heavy pedal