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  1. Continuing to remove the blue paint, am getting there. Thought I'd remove lights etc so I can make a proper job of it. Well not happy with the twist and tape wiring connections, the soldered on wires inside the lights and the homemade number plate light. All new stuff coming tomorrow. Also going to add clearance lamps onto the taillight mounts to aid with night reversing. Ive also got rid of the god awful pool noodle shit as the hull wore straight through it. I had mentioned this to a workmate and front up to work this morning to a couple of really good second hand rollers and an "axle" to chop up. Trademe purchase of a rubber snubbing block for the front gets rid of the pool noodle at the other end. NO PICS..... Typical
  2. @Early jap nuter Thanks for the tip man.
  3. Got the transom corner cap home and took to it with a sanding disc, doesn't look too bad. Once I get trailer finished, I'll need to get a plate, register it and get it wofd. I'll tow it to work and TIG it to the transom top. I've been working through replacing all the (few) steel nuts and bolts with stainless items.
  4. Popped into work to use TIG. I've only used one once and that was for about 30 seconds when I was in high school. It's pretty ugly but should come up good enough with a grind. That was on how welder was set and with zero guidance from anyone. I'm quite proud of it, for basically a first timer
  5. Keep at it man. You'll have this done in no time!
  6. Urgh. Wire wheeling the trailer sucks. I think the pipe old boy used was a bit average to start with. Frame had a lot of popped through scale rust. So a liberal coating of silver cold galv should see that right. Pics when finished
  7. I don't give a rats ass if you're not OS car, more about comradirie. As I've got a shit tonne of work to do, I'll drop ol mate @rb drifter into being the game master
  8. Hektik F@BrIc@Ti0n If Aaron's not too busy tomorrow I'll ask him nicely to burn it together. Once that's done I'll add a filler of 6mm into the handle and burn that in as well.
  9. So I googled about the transom corner, nothing. So I'm making one with the help of the engineer at work. He plasma cut this plate out (first time use) and I'm about to tidy it up Also bought some essentials I've also got another outboard that was thrown in the mix that I didn't realise he had acquired to pillage for bits
  10. So, back story. Dad bought this little gem off trademe, looked good in the pics, not so good in the flesh. It had fallen off the back of a ute and broke the left transom corner cap and the rope guide on the front. It's a 12'6 Fyran, tiller steer. He paid stuff all for it and dragged it North on a car trailer. He built a little trailer to put under it using some pipe and rollers etc from the scrappies. It's not flash but it is solid. It has a 1987 Johnson 8.8hp outboard, again nothing to look at. He was visiting a few weeks back and said he wanted to sell it. He'd owned it for 3 or 4 years and used it twice, both times me and him went for a fish. Me and wifey had a discussion and a phone call was made the next night and a deal struck for my AG200 and some cash. A week later it was delivered and I pushed it around the back of the house. The plan is to make it look a bit better and give it a thorough going over and add in bits that will make it more functional. First order of business was some new taillight lenses as they were nearly clear It was a pain to move so scrounge up an old jockey wheel, repaired the tyre and burned it on Was walking along lovingly stroking the gunwale and holy shit, heaps the rivets were either missing or loose. Got jiggy with the riveter
  11. Feels like it's taken forever but it's now a complete unit apart from master and slave cylinders
  12. And another damn it. This hole here is 16mm too small to fit the release bearing carrier On a positive the XY release bearing works with 4 speed carrier And my XY yoke fits as well Release bearing number for future reference
  13. Just encountered some issues. Mr AEG Bosch can take care of it This one here I will need to remove this stud and tap into the adapter plate. Its right where the pivot bracket is. Another trip to work with the bell housing
  14. After throwing my toys out of the cot at our parts department my clutch kit has finally been ordered, 3 days later. Spewing. Oh well OS Whangarei meet tonight.