Vintage Grumble

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    Vintage Grumbles AE86

    I think it's the lack of dish that looks odd to me, as it's always had a bit. I might try shine them up a bit, or go full retard and paint them white.
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    Vintage Grumble's 1984 Toyota Corolla AE86

    So I haven't had a spare wheel for ages, and decided I should get one before I get caught out. I ended up buying a whole set of wheels off @jono007 who was nice enough to drop them off at @Truenotch pad, and he was nice enough to store them for a while. Thank you gentlemen! I decided to fit a set of tyres to them and use them over winter, as my semis are bald and are quite scary in the wet, and I still haven't had my promesh repaired. I've never been so confused by a set of wheels in my life, they are kinda so gross they are Kool, or are they? Regards, V "confused half mongrel" G.
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    VG's 1974 RD250 (with 350 guts) RING A DING

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    Leadfoot Festival 2019 2-3 Feb

    Is that an Ed I see there? So that's where he's been.
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    Vintage Grumble's 1984 Toyota Corolla AE86

    So, ain't used this much in the last year and a half, infact it's been sat in the shed the last seven months. Thought I better start using it, so I charged the battery, gave it a quick clean, and obtained a WOF. This morning I felt semi motivated, so set about fixing a few things that have annoyed me for ages. Since I got it back on the road about six years ago, the fuel gauge hasn't read correctly/won't show over 2/3rds full. I whipped out the sender (luckily it has an inspection hatch for the sender) and held the float lever against it's full stop, it still wouldn't show over 2/3rds full. I then opened the little box on the sender, and it seemed the wire coil is wearing out, and the little arm that rubs against it wasn't contacting properly, so I gave the little arm a tweak. I teasted it and it now reads darn bloody close to full, not perfect, but much closerer. Next I pissed around with the hatch latch, as the hatch has never sat down on it's stoppers properly, and kinda sits on the latch mechanism. Managed to free the latch and adjust it, and by hoki, it now shuts nice and toight, which has the awesome side effects of not letting exhaust stank in, and has banished about 78% of the rattles in the car, huzzah! The other thing I did a while back was modify my catch can, it used to be empty, so did a shit job at taking oil mist out of the air, so it's now full of steel wool and fancy shapes, and let's no oil mist out at all, rippa. I have some fittings to connect it to the back of the filter plate, so next time the plates out, I'll slap that in. Next on the list, is to give it a rangi tune up, as it runs ridiculously rich, so I'll have to acquire the bro in law, so he can muck round with that. I still haven't sent the rims away to be fixed, fucks sake VG. P.S. I really like driving this car.
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    Unclejake's '95 Chev discusion

    Its no Lexus, but i'll allow it.
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    kpr's starlet

    The many sounds of a good 4age through it's rev range, are so awesome. You get an amazing mix, trombone, bath emptying, plane crashing, chainsaw, bees and so on. Great stuff.
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    EURON8's Lada 2103

    I'd just like to point out it's 2019 too
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    Lux's collection of crappy 2T nangs

    Could it just be how the mix transfers up to the combustion chamber? Might just come up one side easier or something?
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    VGs Pair O Cubs

    It's already been snapped up sorry, the new owner will hopefully make something chur out of it. Back to boring modern cubs for me!
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    VGs Pair O Cubs

    Would anyone like to take the 1969 C50 cub deluxe off my hands? It's got a years rego, doesn't need wofs, and will be like sub $40 a year to rego from here on in. The motor was fucked, and has been discarded, so slap in your favorite China motor and off you go! To cover the cost of the bike + rego + plate I would like $250. Regards, VG.
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    VGs Pair O Cubs

    Ha, we actually bonded over our dislike of retarded customers, as she was having trouble with some local specimens trying to get a bike licence with no ID.
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    VGs Pair O Cubs

    Oh sweet, so you just take away the suspensions ability to droop by filling the gap essentially? Nice. Yeh he's out of stock ATM, due first week of Jan he said, will put my name on one.
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    VGs Pair O Cubs

    So I tried to register this in Kawerau, but they wanted to involve the testing station after ringing the LTSA, nopenopenope. So I tried in Whakatane, with great success! Huge thank you to all the people I harassed via PM about this. Now that I have a plate, I will get stuck in. I hear shores 50's are the place to go for cheap Lifans? I think i'll go for a semi-auto 125, as I like the look of the std handle bar surround/no space for a clutch lever. Also, I've overheard talk of a modification you can do to the front forks to stop them riding up under braking? Where would I find info on this? You guys are the best. Regards, VG.
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    VGs Pair O Cubs

    Yeh i'm not that boned up over keeping the plate, i'm more boned up over not paying motorbike rego. I'll attempt to acquire a new plate when i'm in town tomorrow.