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Everything posted by Truenotch

  1. This sounds pretty similar to what an AW11 does when you don't bleed them properly and get an air lock. Everything seems OK at first, then the temp shoots up and water boils in the head. Sometimes you'd get a hotspot so bad that when the water got there, it would instantly boil and squirt a litre of hot water out of the radiator filler hole.... The solution was usually to force feed water into every cavity (remove rad hoses and squirt water directly into the radiator, same deal with the heater core), then open up all 3 sets of bleeders and run the car for at least an hour until all the air bled out. Once it was burped properly, it was good.
  2. Sweet! FYI the first post and thread title needs an update too .
  3. Lush. Camping will be sweet if we have support vehicle space for tents etc. I'll probably roll a bivi bag and have a spare if anyone wants to borrow it.
  4. Haha, nope. Still deciding how to get down there. Churr bol. Gonna crash with my friend in Havelock North. He's hoping to bring his Honda Solo that just arrived in the country.
  5. Hoping to make it to this. Will probably bring the MX100, but have the trusty ol' FA as a backup plan.
  6. I’m happy with either option. I think it would be nice to have a better parking area so we can get all the cars together. Not opposed to trying something new - we can always change back if it doesn’t work out.
  7. They can be bolts and straps and can work on any plane as long as it meets the minimum requirements. Here's the relevant info for battery mounting: Be mounted on a flat base, and Be securely retained by metal bracket / straps (insulated from the live terminal) that provide a positive location in all planes, attached with a minimum of four(4) M6 ISO 8.8 standard fixations or equivalent in combination with counter plates, or Alternatively, may be securely retained using a retention method that can be proven to withstand a force up to 25G. And a new bit I didn't realise about Lithium batteries: Where Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are used as the main vehicle battery the following shall apply: The vehicle shall carry an external marking as detailed in Diagram 5.5 positioned adjacent to the competition number, and The battery must carry the appropriate disposal markings. Note: Care must be exercised to ensure that no rapid charging or discharging of the battery can occur that could instigate exothermic reaction within the battery.
  8. Those bits of progress are looking good @Roman. Will you have a metal bracket and bolts to hold the battery in place? For motorsport reasons.
  9. Nice! Is that on of the CT's that were used to collect rubbish off the road? I used to see one driving around Hamilton every so often.
  10. Hmmm, that's a very interesting diff and rear suspension layout for a KE70.... Do I spy a Beams 3SGE and IRS conversion?
  11. It’s looking good! Keen to hear what your pipe sounds like.
  12. That was a fun meet. Cool to involve another club and meet a few new people. Plus the Raglan weather was great!
  13. Yep, looks like it. That thing GHFWII.
  14. Should be a good day for it tomorrow. I checked out our meeting point today and it'll be a sweet spot to get started! Nice empty gravel carpark . Try to be there by 6pm. We'll be rolling out at 6:30. We'll also bring the BBQ and some leftover sausages from Drag Day if anyone's keen for a snag instead of a fish. See you there!
  15. Nice, that all makes sense. Running return lines in a rush before a race meeting would definitely be a pain in the ass! Do you have many issues with surge at the moment?
  16. Cool to see the setup in more detail. What's the reason you chose to stay with the factory regulator instead of adding a return and running a regular FPR?
  17. This thing got a good dose of mud and dust during Te Urewera Undertaking a couple of weekends ago. It performed great and didn't miss a beat over the whole 550km distance! Only issues to report were the rack failing on Day 1 due to too much weight bearing onto the rear guard. It bent rack far enough that the rear wheel caught the numberplate and folded it upwards (folding the guard in half at the same time). The guard pulled straight (enough) and my tools rode in the service wagon for the rest of the event. Notice the relocated number plate too. Hah. The other issue was on day 3 when my fuel can (now strapped to the seat) came loose and blocked my exhaust! It happened just after going through a ford, so I was looking for wet spark components. The plug, coil etc were all dry as a bone and it wasn't until a few minutes later that I noticed the fuel can was blocking the pipe. It was super close to burning through and could have turned me into a fireball . Such a great way to spend a few days and I'm already hanging out for the next one! It's given me some inspiration to start working on the blue MX again, so I'll start chipping away on that over summer.
  18. that reminds me. When I was following @Dolan on Saturday afternoon a couple of cans came shooting out after a big bump. They hit the deck and started shotgunning themselves all over the environment. I was gonna try to rescue them, but it was too late.
  19. It was wicked fun hooning with you over Te Urewera. This little beast is impressively quick and seems to handle the gravel with ease. Can't wait to smash more gravel with you dudes in the future.
  20. It would have been exactly the same process as what went on here, but without the snark (i.e. I would have posted in here or PM'd @- i5oogt - to ask). The report system is for spam bots and abuse, not requests for further info about discussion threads.
  21. Holy moly what a huge weekend that was! Thanks to J5 for the hospitality and putting it all together. Can we do it again now?! Surprisingly, my wee MX survived really well!