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  2. I tend to agree that a well placed radiator is a preferable option to forced electric airflow. I should be back on Chatham 20th April. My Dyna has a factory air conditioning radiator mounted under the cab. It lies almost horizontal. I'll try to get a photo so you can see if that position could work for you. I had good results with a Davies Craig electric waterpump on my race car. I also used Redline WaterWeta in the coolant.
  3. I don't want to hi-jack your thread mate, but here it is anyway. I don't know the details apart from that it was a 6 cylinder Patrol/Safari and he went mental
  4. I'm off Island for ten days so only have a couple of pics handy, but here you go.. What you've built is EPIC. It'd be perfect for Chatham and wouldn't need to be legal to be used on Island. I am very impressed MrPog. My little brother has recently put a Chev cab and wellside on a Patrol chassis... but he got a bit carried away and made it 6x6 My Dyna needs new (lifted) springs... but that's hard to arrange from a distant Island. I love the truck as it's incredibly strongly built, has virtually no electronics and is easy to work on.. but the ride is shit. New springs will hopefully he
  5. FYI: the triple cab Wild Rides Dyna (Toyoace) lives on Chatham Island now. It's a complex beast and not without its issues, but it does drive very well P.S. There's a factory double cab, leaf sprung 4x4 on Chatham too. I know because it's mine
  6. I've had pretty much the same issue with my Toyota truck and solved it (temporarily I concede) by fitting air shocks pumped up to 150psi . That raised the vehicle enough that it doesn't hit the bump stops now
  7. @MaxPower, that was an incredibly generous thing for you to have done. Thank you. There's heaps of landcruiser springs around here, but I glanced at a couple and decided they wouldn't fit. I will have a better look in the weekend. perhaps I was mistaken. My 4x4 Dyna front springs are 1,160mm long, 72mm wide, with 2 x 9mm (at centre) parabolic leaves and an eye bolt i/d of 23mm Rear springs are a bit of unknown
  8. Unclejake

    diesel spam

    No jets here bro... but perhaps the Convair uses A1 anyway? I dunno. I'll have a yarn with them
  9. Unclejake

    diesel spam

    Not without more fuel line. The sun is out , it's nice and warm.... so the heater is working now, which is good. It's just a bit of a shame it doesn't always work when it's cold
  10. Unclejake

    diesel spam

    Heck. That would be bloody easy. Thanks man
  11. Unclejake

    diesel spam

    Chaps, how can I make diesel thinner? I need it more viscous ASAP as the 15 metre long fuel line from the tank to my home diesel heater is too small in I/D so the fuel will not pass through it without suction. I'll order some bigger copper fuel line (currently ~ 10mm O/D) but I need a quick win to get us through the next 14 days until the new fuel line arrives
  12. This is still available if anyone needs storage. There's another space also free which is cheaper, but not so easy to drive in and out of.
  13. They would work mate. I could probably get those made pretty easily. Everything on this Dyna is about 30%bigger than Landcruiser. It's a ute sized vehicle with a truck chassis and suspension. Unsprung weights are huge. I can barely lift a wheel.... and there's six of the bastards. Part of the hideous ride will be because truck.... but add passengers in the cab and it's noticeably worse I am lucky in that I carry a fixed weight in the rear. I estimate 350kg of tools (plus the alloy box body) sits on the rear chassis
  14. Good thinking quattro. I tried to get used springs a few months ago but couldn't find any. The wreckers were quoting $250 per spring so it's not a significant saving and there's still the risk that what I bought and got re curved wouldn't fit once they arrive here on Chatham Island.
  15. Thanks chaps. Air assist will be about $2k (including freight and installation) but it's convenient as the truck will only be off the road for a day. New custom made springs are probably a similar value, but high risk if they don't fit. No one does CoF inspections on the Island so all we can get are WoFs. We have an exemption for passenger vehicles that would otherwise need CoFs..... but one day I may bring the truck back to the mainland as its actually a bloody good wagon. I will have a think. Re-setting the original springs might be the best plan.... but that's weeks without a
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