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yoeddynz last won the day on December 7 2016

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    Bicycles,kitty cats, old cars, running, the outdoors, travelling, the lesser spotted weevil bird, going for walks at the beach with my rhinoceros Jim.


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  1. yoeddynz

    Nelson Area Monthly Meets. Ideas?

    We can certainly make something happen in Jan. Ideas here on a postcard. Would be good to do a run somewhere, maybe with a camp over night. Make most of long summer evenings.
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    Nelson Area Monthly Meets. Ideas?

    OK- its been a while since us mighty fine collection of nelson oldschoolers have had a meet. Quite a while. It would be really nice to catch up with you all. So I've just spotted that there is going to be a classic car show at Mapua on Sunday the 25th of November. How about we meet up somewhere before hand and drive in convoy to the show. Figuring that most of us are in Nelson so perhaps we could meet in Upper Moutere? I think we need to roll up to the show around 10am to park up. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome on this idea- remember it can be anyone on oldschool that organises or helps create an event If you are new to Nelson area and have recently joined oldschool, have just read this update then please say hi! Come along and add to our numbers on the day. Roll call time... @sidewaysickness @footey @ThePog @AttySlungGatty @Slacker_Sam. @Willdat? @ynot @Paulluap @2sik25 @Impish1 @GMH63 @avengertiger @nzvohc @scooters @moparmuppet @Gozza
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    DIY Fuel injection thread.

    Yeah keen on info on that. Are there wideband gauge kits on there?
  4. And fit a bimmer m635csi engine as well..
  5. Oh cool- yeah this radiator is in really good nick (he says until he discovers a small leak upon start up.....) so it'll be fine for long time. I'll ask a radiator friend to see if he can recognise it too. Yep I'm happy with the bonnet. All the repairs will have a skim of filler and this be no different. Just happy is in one piece now There was a mint one on FB nzimp page a while back at $400 but even that's too much for me - its more satisfying to just repair given the condition of everything else.It aint ever gonna be a minta and I'll just be stoked to drive the damn thing!
  6. I think fuel miser do a direct replacement j109 and although some scoff at the name I've used their ignitors with great results. (all probably made by the same small kids in the same factories but with different stickers..)
  7. yoeddynz

    DIY Fuel injection thread.

    Yep that's a cheap ECU right there!!!
  8. yoeddynz

    Gozza's '68 Mk1 Trumpet

    Bloody good work Steve! So stoked for you and seeing the smile a mile wide on your face when you rocked up unannounced at our place this afternoon said it all. Fuck its a cool car and damn it sounds so lush! The video I posted does not do the sound justice at all. Here's some other pics I took... My day is complete..I'm spent. Firstly a customers sweet as Chevette with a 12a Bridgy comes in for work and then you turn up with the Trumpet. Fizzing. What a lovely day to be a petrolhead
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    Gozza's '68 Mk1 Trumpet

    I know I'm not meant to post in this forum... but I'll just put this here. Just look at that grin on his face ..... Discuss Steve's obvious happiness here and tell him to do an update ...
  10. yoeddynz

    DIY Fuel injection thread.

    Keep the updates coming. How much have you spent on it so far? Been having thoughts about using my one on either the Viva or the Imp down the line ..but must actually finish Imp first!
  11. By the time the fins rot on this rad ill hope to be busy building my next project...
  12. Front radiator time. The race car came with a radiator mounted in the front. Not sure what its from, I think the previous owner said it might be Toyota starlet. Anyway- it was loosely mounted and not sealed at all. I want to fit it into this shell neatly and so it has the very best chance at pulling off heat as well as possible. For those not familiar with Imps here's the front with its original little grill (off Imp number three because I couldn't find the other grill.. then discovered two hiding on the large self built onto the table)... Here's it with grill removed. Not much of an opening. Its filled up with whats called a horn box and also supplies the ventilation system via a fan... I cut that box out. Easier than I was expecting luckily. I made the hole bigger... Radiator plonked in place... I'll fabricate a box for it to fit to. Then add back in some strength now lacking from not having that box there- to support the mounting area for the front suspension wishbone pivot brackets. I'm also hoping that by the time all the rad cowling/shrouds are fitted it'll all be nice and strong around there. I'll have to try my best to impart some element of crumple zones within the structure but hey- I'd rather just not crash. Looking from the front to the left, I'll make another partitioned off box to gather air for the ventilation. The large vent pipe will have to locate further up the side or on top of that second box because it will effectively be moved left towards the chassis rail and drivers headlight area. I'll then cut a big hole in the spare wheel well and fabricate a shroud to guide the hot air out and under the car. I realise that some other Imp owners have vented the hot air out upwards and forwards into the low pressure zone in front of the bonnet gap. I really dont want a open gap. I'll go for down and under the car. I have a fan. Its good grunty wee fan off the old aircon setup we ripped out of a customers Toyota Hiace. I kept it when I spotted it was almost a perfect fit for the little radiator. Orginally I was planning to mount it right on the back of the rad... But then the non- fan covered areas would require a shroud so to keep fan effective. I didn't want to shroud this rad so closely and create a buffer that would hinder airflow through the rad. I then thought about mounting it facing down over the outlet hole and shrouding it there. Not sure on how this will still potentially create a resistance though by making the outlet hole effectively smaller... I had to do some thinking. I had a cup of tea and pondered the layout... Fitted the tank in place to double check on room and theres plenty of space. Spare wheel will have to go on top of the tank. I shall scheme ideas the fan situation overnight. I have an idea already but it its a bit more involved. Any ideas or airflow advice most welcome.
  13. Go wash your mouth out young man!!! We wont be having any of this 'two piece rope seal' talk around here. Keep your backwards BMC material away from Vauxhalls Viva which has a fully modern sprung lip seal. Pfffff. You should be ashamed. You should know better- your Chevette had the same engine.
  14. Speedo actually reads bang on! Checked it all out. First car ever that I've had that is correct. Quite funny because I'll be cruising along at 80 and a car behind me will be thinking I must be doing 90 'cause they'll slow right down when we hit an 80 zone. I'm not sure what these cars could do max when new but yeah- 120 would probably be about it for this one.