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  1. Im down your way to grab my bed and household crap unfortunately!
  2. Yeah it has the wrong cap, but the cap does have a vent hole so that shouldnt be an issue
  3. After meeting a local small engine fiend earlier in the year, I started dreaming again of owning a two-stroke lawnmower. I was lucky enough with the help of Richie (Snoozin), Chris_R and Neal (threeonthetree) to get this down from the North Shore to OSNATS 16: I fell hard for her looks. On the trademe auction, it was stated as having possible carb issues, and on the last night of nats Chris and Neal were ever so eager to fire her up. She runs, but only momentarily. So during Easter weekend, I pulled the carb off for a looksie and clean. No issues found with the carb. However, the two stage throttle control isnt functioning from its linkages, so next step is to remove the flywheel and explore why.
  4. The factory Holden diffs for that model are cone-type LSD and they are poose. From my experience, if theres a shudder, its terminal. Worn cone surfaces. There were plenty of occasions like this when working for a Holden dealership, especially with cop cars under 100km on the clock. Using the GM additive did not reduce the shudder, the only fix was to fit another diff (used) and hope for the best that it didnt have the same issue.
  5. So these wheels: became these thanks to Aidan at Pine Engineering: Carb manifold flange made thanks to John VB Precision Engineering: Picked up some mint used GX mirrors ex Japan: Scored some interesting looking monsoon shields: Time for a test fit: Drilled new strut holes 30 degrees, more camber = more caster: Started looking into TRD LSD centre swap into H165 housing, some machining required: Electronic distributor adapter made for drilling rollpin hole in shaft thanks again to JVB Precision Tinkering: How the coupe was looking, time to prep body for restoration:
  6. Now FOR SALE, need to concentrate on other projects and its not getting used. Great for garden ornament, restoration project, or use as is. $100.
  7. Rescued this from going to scrap a few weeks ago. Would make an ideal shed/garden ornament. Surprisingly has no rust in the frame, guards are healthy but flimsy, tyres are shot, steering bearings are stiff, rear hub brake still works. Fitted new tubes and tyres, regreased front wheel bearings yesterday: Went to the infamous Round Again Cycles and bought a couple of Miller dynamo headlights to make one: Next up is wire the original dynamo to run headlight and taillight, and source a taillight lense from Round Again Cycles. Maybe even a slightly better condition seat.
  8. Bought this off a fellow QCR member who got it off trademe, seller stated the kickstart was 'faulty'... Cracked engine open to inspect: Gearbox naffed: Sourced a cheap unknown condition donor bottom end for $20, and checked out what I had bought: Has mint 3 speed gearbox: Assembled motor with new gearbox, new gaskets, honed barrel and new OEM rings: Motor, exhaust, carb (cleaned and unseized), side stand and pegs fitted: Bike had no chain, used 427carguys unwanted ST70 chain: Bike ready to ride, no tailight, no indicators, no rego, no worries: Bike does 40mph all day everyday, pulls hard, gearbox is mint, poor exhaust repair in past has blown apart to open pipe. Future plans are triple clamps for handlebar change, straighten bent front forks, new seat, rowdy exhaust, rear swingarm change, rear shocks/spring change. Have scored an epic deal on some new Metzeler 120/90/10 and 130/90/10 tyres:
  9. Overdue update, completed gearbox: Seat mount adapters: 280zx seat fitted: Electronic dizzy conversion started:
  10. Steering box twists chassis rail under load, giving less direct feel. Brace sharpens up steering response. No idea on fender mirrors, havent looked hard enough.
  11. Fitted Maddat steering box brace last night:
  12. Rebuilding of a good 5speed currently underway... Cant wait til my front lip arrives!
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