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  1. That big screw is idle, the small screw on the side to the left of the idle screw is the idle mixture adjustment. You tune it by changing the jets, buy in bulk cheap from AliExpress. Start rich and work your way down in size, I'm not sure where to start looking size wise though. Needle height adjusts the progression of fueling. The vacuum port opens the fuel tap on a scooter, the little port is indeed where oil is pumped in on a self mix.
  2. Are they not just the generic Lucas inertia starter found in just about every British car of the era? My overly high compression Escort used to kill them all the time and since I was working at a wreckers I used to just grab another from the pile, Vauxhall, Morris, Leyland, Ford, Rover etc all went straight in and worked fine. Only difference I ever found was Ford was 3 bolt mount and the others were 2.
  3. So I've mentioned in spam a few times over the years that my great uncle owns an immaculate Nissan Gloria wagon that I've wanted to own for years. Well sadly he passed away last weekend, but it turns out the wagon was left to me! Went down to a small town past Wairoa today to pick it up, and well I found that its kind of gone down hill a bit in the last couple of years since I saw it last and can no longer be classed as immaculate This is how we found her, parked up since last October besides the odd little run to keep everything working: Hard to make out in the pic but there is a massive layer of dust coating the car here! Also found when we went to start it there was a lot of fuel pissing out of various places on the diesel pump and it had a near dead battery. So after pinching the 3 week old HD battery out of the Toyota dog kennel and getting the diesel leaks down to one drip every 5 seconds it fired up and promptly enveloped most of the district in thick blue smoke! -guessing oil had seeped past the valve stem seals while it sat, it cleared up pretty quickly. With that it was time to hitch up the trailer that came with it, drive the Toyota Kennel to it's final resting spot, thank my auntie and head off to Wairoa for some diesel and a $7 "Ultra Deluxe Supreme" car wash Looking a bit sharper for sure! Really need to get it up onto some 15's I think, once those 82 series tires are swapped out for something a bit more respectable I think the 14's are going to be tiny on it haha. Once on the road back to Gizzy my misses took over camera dutys, so here's some cows Here is about the point near the top of the Wharerata's that I realized turning the heater on full and thinking happy thoughts was NOT going to get the temp needle out of the H zone or the speedo over 40 lol So while we stood around the rest area at the top of the "Forys" waiting for the car to cool down with its coolant system full of rust with a touch of water and a shiny chrome radiator cap that doesnt fit or seal I took these Gisborne is the dots on the coast in the distance 20min later we were good to go So yeah the rest of the trip was pretty much uneventful really. Plans now include sticker bombing the roof and doors, sanding both front guards, probably mirror tint it out.... ...yeah fucking right! Nardi wheel + 15" wheels, some low and fix up the few dings and it should be a decent/slow cheap to run cruiser RDWaaaaT And thats my story Raizer aged 28. Discussion
  4. Some epic work going into it, but at what point does it stop being a Chrysler and start being a Joshbuilt custom?
  5. Lots of videos on YT of them like this (and MUCH worse), normally water seals gone/rotor equiv of a BHG. J-Port time
  6. Suzuki m120x, bit smaller than a Victa at 120cc, but sound so much nicer and imo go harder.
  7. PBR HARRRD!! /Disregard if your not ex Gizzy and I've got the wrong EX GSR in mind haha,
  8. Is it wrong I want that engine for a weedeater of doom? /Nuts looking little scooter!
  9. Canadian guy on another forum I frequent is playing with an old Spree, he's also fitted an AF18 but with a couple mild custom touches to the engine that may inspire you...
  10. A couple of weeks back I came across a pretty damn tidy 2004 SJ50 languishing behind the local Honda shop, was told the carb was fucked but if I wanted a project it was mine for a very low sum. Dusty, but otherwise tidy Turned out it was just a simple plastic piece in the throttle slid had had the top snapped off, which meant that the throttle wouldn't open at all. Order the part from Suzuki and decided to see if I could MacGyver up something to get it running while I waited for the proper part to come from Japan. Didn't think to take a pic of the repair, but imagine a loop of .8 mig wire on the top of that plastic bit. Put it back together replacing the spring and oring I'd discovered had been lost and the scoot then fired straight up and idle awesome. Wouldn't run at all past half throttle with me on it though, was leaning out hard! Raising the carb needle 2 notches almost solved it, but it was still sometimes mucking around once hot and smelling rather hot. The spout off a SCA flexible funnel sorted that out There is a intake behind the front wheel which directs air through that tube and over the engine. Still waiting to be fitted, the mig wire works fine haha Chucked a new battery in and some rego and job's a good'un It was at this point I had to relinquish the SJ over to my partner Sandy, but as I'd been riding it around a few days I'd caught the bug so decided I had to have one myself!!
  11. I had to get it back on the road, so I took my stock Let's engine, honed the bore and added new rings and all top end gaskets Cleaned out the oil pump and filters etc. Got it all back together tonight Drained the mix of ancient shit oil, Total Hi=Perf and slime from the tank and flushed it out Whacked the engine back in, filled the tank with Total, bled and primed the oil pump After minimal cranking it fired right up, quickly filled the shed with lovely blue smoke from the liberally oiled crank bearings and rings. Going to chuck a light-bar like I've got on my Let's on this blue one, stock lights are abysmal!! Had to take it for a test run, went easy on it for maybe 20 minutes to let the rings bed in, then opened it up Think slightly lighter rollers, a size bigger MJ and even a stock style pipe with a bit more flow would get the RPM up. This engine/variator combo used to push close to 75k using the mangled stock Let's II pipe, and just over 80 with my spannie and CDI, but thinking about it the first thing I did to the Let's was go up to 3.50 tyres which would give a couple k on there own, this is still down on 3.00. But as it's already worlds ahead of the SJ50QT in terms of acceleration, top speed and handling etc I'm happy enough with it... For now...
  12. So this afternoon could have gone better... I finally got around to chucking some rego on both the Let's and the AZ My middy and I decided to take them out for a bit of a run around town, first 15 minutes went well, stopped and got some gas and the blue one cut out as Sandy slowed down to go to the pump. Took a fair bit to get it started again but it fired up and we set off and made it a couple blocks down the road... It appeared to be seized solid! I'm 85kg and could stand on the kickstarter without it moving at all. At least with all the mucking around with the Let's in the past it only took 10 minutes for Aaron and I to get it to this point Whipped the head off, not looking good! But I did notice the piston seemed free... Cylinder slide off freely and there is no gouges or even signs of heat seize... Yum... Check out the colour of the big end! Bit of WD40 and it freed right up, but fuck running that again! Gudgeon has seen some heat too. So went over WTF has caused it. Oil in tank? Yeap, 1/2 full of decent total oil. Oil at carb? Yeah the slide was oily feeling, bit of visible red oil. Oil pump drive gear shredded like they like to do? Nope, is in near perfect condition! *Wait visible red oil?? Total is blue!* So yeah figured the pump must be dead, started pulling lines off to further investigate it and found this completely blocking the prepump filter FUCK. So now do I just slap together my original Let's engine that has a broken case meaning it's electric start only? OR do I do what my son has suggested and try to scrape up some coin and order a Top Racing crank, Athena HPR Racing cylinder kit and 19mm or 21mm carb etc to build a new engine for the Let's and upgrade Sandy to my Malossi sport kitted 70cc engine...
  13. Got bored, pulled out the wheely machine from it's dusty tomb, new battery and a lot of hand choke and it burst back to life. Really need to order it's new clutch, 3 or 4 wheelys and it loses bite until it cools down again.
  14. Parts stash raided First thing to go on was the Kitaco variator Can see how much bigger it is. Also chucked on a good condition kevlar banded belt and my stock Let's II clutch with 1500rpm springs. The stock heat shield was melting off. Also installed new front wheel bearings, speedo cable, spark plug, rear brake cable and air filter element. Not there yet, but it's a lot closer than it was! This has a 75mj in it, pretty sure my Let's came with a 77 or 80, so will swap that it and keep playing. Edit: I gave @MopedNZ all my small jets, so it's tuned well enough for right now haha.
  15. Has been off the road since 2012, changed the ownership earlier and whacked 1 month rego on it just so it was legal while I muck around, it must have had reg left when it was put on hold as 1 month gave an expiry date in September! Cleaned a lot of shit out of the carb, drained a few litres of super stinky stale premix from the tank as well as the ancient oil from the oil tank. Fresh fluids and it fired right up. Soooo much smoke for the first 5 minutes!! Goes ok, pulls hard to about 30k but it's not exactly fast though Obviously that isn't going to cut it, even if I'm planning on giving it to the misses! Was pretty confident it was a CVT issue causing the lack of speed since the engine sounds pretty well right. Not a good sign when the CVT crank nut looks like this! Rollers are fucked, super heavy (thinking 4t), wrong size and there's 3 missing... Lol fuck, look at all the angles!! Plan of attack for tomorrow is to whack in the spare over range variatior from my Let's, burn the carbon out of the pipe, maybe up the main jet a size and get the speedo working. I'd like to see 70k out of it, I know there good for it with just mild CVT mods. Was thinking of fitting one of my expansion pipes, but with the misses starting at stupid early hours I'm thinking loud isn't the way to go ha.
  16. I believe the Dio has a 14mm output shaft, no idea on the clutch but it should be pretty standard.
  17. So it's a DOHC then? Ratshit! Run the NA cam for more power in the turb engine? /Does that rule of thumb apply to diesels?
  18. That sounds fine to me, my pulley was likely worse to start with. My Suzuki wouldn't even move with stock carb, big spanny and foam filter, just major bogging! Aliexpress is the go for the jets, order more of a range than you need as it sucks to be 2 sizes too lean without anything bigger on hand! /What thread jets does your carb take? I've got a large range of umm I'd like to say 6mm thread jets somewhere, might be of use to you once you get the pipe on.
  19. Pulley surfaces will be fine, knock the worst down with some 180g maybe, belt will smooth out the rest pretty quick! Hard belt is likely to slip though, or shred once you get on pipe* If you running it as it is in the pics the bogging will be because it's lean as fuck, whack the airbox on and give it another go. *speaking of pipe, I hope you have a decent assortment of jets at the ready for tuning.
  20. Lush! I run a Daytona Red in my Suzuki, decent units for sure!
  21. Yeap Soooooo I caved and tidied up my pedal box - passivated bits, paint and new rubbers…. The door window mechanisms got some lovin also The door felt metal trim got a spruce up also - good old black paint anti rust I painted the rusty door frame, as I am a firm believer of black door frames on RX2 coupes - as much as I liked the patina Glass in and all rubbers excl the door card Suspension is done any day now. S5 13bt box has had another mod with MX5 remote shifter, so it should fit in the tunnel hole now. Mazda 24 spline LSD rebuilt with 4:4 gear and new bearings etc New rad and cooler coming up this week http://www.iforce.co.nz/
  22. Also sorry to spam, but I got a couple more elite scooters, mighty car mods, an ebay turbo review and this
  23. Looks like tinypic has the same issue as PB
  24. It very much is a pop up headlight!