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  1. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    now owned for 1 year, and just got another 6 months on the road, not too bad get it done with a 1 ton
  2. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    Have had a bit of an oil leak, getting worse over the last few months, looked like the power steering pump. I think probably just the reservoir o-ring, but I got a whole seal kit anywaylooked decent inside, and has been good the last couple of weeksGot stuck into some more rust this weekendhad planned to do some down in the sill, but wanted to clean up some of last times stuff. This got me to picking scabs. It all looked good with the paint on, but I had been getting some water dripping from the upper door trim plastic, it could only be coming from a hole in the rain gutter, so I stripped it backyup pretty manky, about a 1/4 inch of bog up the a pillar and roof, I think theres a lot of bog on the roof as some has cracked (probably before it was even painted because the clear coat is smooth over it), some rough old patches, and some good old space age nu-tech better than metal fillerchop it outComing in though the bottom tooso cut that out as welldoor frame back infound some more filler on the corner, theres an aweful lot of nutech near the screen seal, from what I can see through the hole it doenst look like its full of holes, probably just the good old technique of bash it in with a hammer and fill over everythingI'm wanting to use the truck so I cant take the screen out right now, but at some point il take it out and baremetal the roofall patches in, looks rough as can be because theres a step down on the roof filler to the metal, oh well, hopefully I get some time off this summer and il get it looking decent
  3. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    Fresh out of the Mojave desert, I got this dodge d50 sport centre console with gauge pod add on. The yanks actually got sport models with bucket seats, sun roofs and wild decals, we just got farm trucks with maybe a clock Probably the only one in the country
  4. piazzanoob's 1964 ford Galaxie 500 seeedaan

    Now you can always be happy knowing that your car sounds like an 80s mitsi
  5. Mofs Toyota Hiace/Holden

    I would try another rad cap, and measure it to make sure it's sealing
  6. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    Going from the English cars I have owned, that factory sill line will be more crooked than the ones you have made good old 'handbuilt' unionised cars built on a friday
  7. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    So i have gotten familiar enough with the truck to realise that most of this doesnt do anything Suspicions confirmed when i noticed that the part near the firewall doesnt actually go through it, its all part of the original Mitsubishi loom, and comes from the other side of the engine bay, around the grill, and back up the other side chop it out i reckon hers some of the BS i deal with Unlimited Power!, theres a few weird joins like this, both other ends go back inside the cab, with a long length of do nothing wire. Iv cut them all short and left the joins for now incase they actually do something Kind of funny, there was 3 sets of wires for the washer pump. and none of them worked (they needed to set the pump ground back to the switch, i fixed that when i first got the truck) and the air horn wires did a whole loop around the engine bay All the wires including the spotlamps stuff now fits in the split conduit behind the grill now at least i wont need to buy wire for a while. i totally removed what i could, had to cut some off where the loom splits inside the cab as it was just going to turn into a huge mess if i took the cab fuse boxes out and deloomed everything Looking better. the conduit only houses some 3 core wire for the washer pump (which only uses 2 wires), so i think i will remove it and run a new wire down the drivers side and across the grill with the headlamp stuff. That way the passenger side will only have the holden engine loom, and i can plug up the old loom grommet
  8. Jackeo21's 1962 Morris Mini

    7.9:1 is roughly what my sidevalve morris minor is after i bumped up the compression i would say go knock off 2thou from the head and you will be up to a little more than standard. Measure it if you like, you can get close enough with a flat bit of plastic card held to the combustion chamber with grease and a syringe from the vets, thats how i matched the volumes in mine
  9. azzurro's 125p Pickup dyskusja

    Got behind a new dodge 2500 or some such aith duelies the other day. It took up the whole road but my tray was actually alot larger. It seems they don't use the tray and just also own a trailer
  10. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    Goob some anti corrosion primer on IV got some more rust down at the front of the sill, so once I've done that Il spray it full of blackguard and cavity wax Should look as good as any other part of the truck once I smooth the inner rail out with seam sealer
  11. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    Weld in inner layer Add second drip rail layer Weld drip rail moulding back onto it Better than a bought one eh
  12. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    That's where you're wrong kiddo
  13. Tortrons's 1981 Mitsi L200 Clubsport

    Oh, just a little bit of rust
  14. azzurro's 125p Pickup dyskusja

    registered at a custombuild? so can get away with "oh its on the pre cert paper luv"