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Everything posted by Nominal

  1. Good to see the shoebox rolling again.
  2. Yeah, have one of the weldsafe ones on Raizer's link. Only hassle with it is that the tilt hinge thing seems to not stay up very well, even when I tighten the screw. Much better than my old harbor freight one though.
  3. Had a couple of 33" (I think) wheels from @LV#5 brought up from ChCh by @BobbyBreeze (thanks!). I knew there were a few broken studs on the LHS. BNT wanted $26 each for correct L200 ones, but a set of 5 1/2" trailer studs with nuts was only $28 so on they went. One of the engine core plugs is rusted out and leaking a lot, so I suppose I should fix that one day.
  4. You got any L200 rear wheel studs handing around @tortron?
  5. My local guy kind-of recommended getting this qualification. Have done the initial application but not filled out the resulting forms yet. He reckoned it would make the overall process easier, particularly the audit stage. YMMV https://i-car.co.nz/course/automotive-steel-mig-welding-qualification-assessment/
  6. There's only one repair certifier in Dunedin https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/specialist-repair-certifiers/docs/specialist-repair-certifiers.pdf
  7. Judging by youtube, it's a PITA to take apart with plastic clips one the outer drum.
  8. Paging @UTERUS Our Bosch front loader is making nasty noises at certain fast spin speeds. Did some checking/googling and it seems probable that the drum bearings or spider are toast. Worth getting fixed? it's about 8-10 years old I guess. Other option of course:
  9. I've had a vin assigned by VTNZ for my project car (a US import) without them seeing it in person. I just took photos. The VIN tag hasn't been made/attached yet.
  10. Bunnings porirua wouldn't let me take a bottle in a hatchback. That was a few years ago though.
  11. I built my own for a car, no worries. So long it's not a heavy vehicle you'll be fine.
  12. This fan is currently wired to 'suck', i.e pull air from the engine compartment out to the front of the car. I'm going to change it to blow towards the engine, the way a mechanical fan would work
  13. Nice work on getting it running. You must be pleased. injectors could be sticky, worry about it later.
  14. Nice work one power steering leaks. Mine's terrible. For the steering wheel, can you center it up by adjusting the tie rod ends? I haven't had much luck with getting the steering wheel right, I just live with it being wonky. For the hubcaps, this gadget came with my new car, not sure if it's a home-made or commercial thing?
  15. Another Beach Hop back in March. Made a change to visit Thames, enjoyed the pumping engine museum barry chat there. WOF time this past weekend, been expired since April I think. Passed OK but I needed to do a little exhaust repair as the clamp/tack weld have come loose from a bash on the bellflower tip at Waiouru Shell garage on the way back. Since I had it on the lift I replaced the head unit which lives under the front seat. I put a cheap JVC one in last year but I didn't like it much and the sound was a bit shit. Went for a Pioneer unit this time. Somewhat app-controlled so easier to operate when you can't see it. Took the air tank out to drain it - no bung on the bottom sadly. There wasn't much water in there, maybe 100ml? A bit oily too from the engine driven compressor, but I guess that will supress the rust? Cleaned out the water trap/filter which is always gross. Should be all good for another year. Not sure if we will do BH 2022, the price for the house we've rented for the last 3-4 years went up by 50% which is a bit off-putting so we declined to sign up.
  16. Nice! Did I see this on a truck coming through Levin this morning? Pretty sure it was a roveronda on the truck
  17. They don't usually have a huge gap like that, looks more like it's had a leaf removed.
  18. Round two Cleaned up the old sill a bit more so I could check what I was doing. Cur the step into the lower form and clamped that down too Worked out better. I'll extend the press tool a bit more and hopefully get less of a crease for round 3. Also got the other one back from the painters after a month in paint shop / covid jail. The damage to the roof from the roof rack has been fixed up nicely.
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