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  1. So went to the shed last night and had a fuck around, tried a Metric 8x1.25 in the hole to see if that'd be a good next step up, perfect fit. Think to myself "Oh, you're the next guy. Fuck me." and did a reassemble with the starter in and torqueing the bolt. But, it doesn't torque. Pull it out, look at the gunk in the thread. It's been filled with some sort of JB Weld/Knead It shit. So I'm looking for a 3/8 UNC tap. CarbideNZ look good but are in Palmerston North and I'd be keen to do it tonight. Anyone in auckland we'd recommend?
  2. I'll know. The next guy. Fuck him.
  3. One of the bolt holes that hold my starter in place is shagged. Should i attempt to retap with the same thread or drill out and step up a size? It's imperial thread so retapping the same means buying a set, stepping up I could do with my metric set. But, prefer to do it right...
  4. The Bronze

    Wtf no kumeu thread yet??

    Is there no official OS contingent under a banner or anything? Wheres bloody 3ontheTree when you need him?
  5. The Bronze

    Wtf no kumeu thread yet??

    Shit. Imagine if I finally had a legal car. Just need a LR XB door handle.
  6. Sanded and repeated. Halfway through the gun decided it didnt want to fan so swapped to my el cheapo and got it finished. Quite a mission.
  7. Rented a compressor. It packed up halfway thru my first side. Supercheap backup to the rescue. Then the gun clogged up. But, got a coat of primer on. Tomorrow i unfuck all the fuck ups a bit and hopefully get it almost primed. I know tigerstripes e'rywhere, and the tailgate is as warped as a warped thing. Thanks.
  8. The Bronze

    Chrome bumper bolts

    Found some I replaced. Head is 25mm across. Square bit is 11.8mm have a few, most in pretty good condition. Might find the spare new ones. If you're in a bind come grab them. Txt 0274725454 Mike
  9. I bought a few hundred dollars worth of paint and thinners and shit. I always wanted the bumpers to match the body. So I'm painting it all.
  10. The Bronze

    Chrome bumper bolts

    i have a few, more than four, the heads look larger though, just tracking down a ruler to confirm how much larger. Also no nuts..
  11. The Bronze

    Chrome bumper bolts

    how many do you need, i think i have some spares in the shed. you in akld?
  12. Return from carb? Or from pump to tank? Is it just part of the emissions bullshit? I know I have breathers and a filter tank I disconnected with no ill effects in the XE.
  13. So, can't decide what to do with the tray. When it's back together the floor is covered with ply, but should i sand the thing down and repaint too, or leave as is. Can I just blow some sprayfiller over it and do a hack job. It's a ute ffs, not a show car. My main thing is the sides and super-scrapped wheel arches looking tidy.
  14. Wow, long time since this was updated. Reassembled, running, driving, stopping, steering and for sale. again. $30ish on Colour Coded Steel wheels with flappers. Proper post to come.
  15. The Bronze

    Akl monthly meet

    Tbh, aside from being a slack cunt, another reason I dont monthly often is because going east is a pain in the area after work. Regionalising might work. That said couldn't commit to showing up even then.. /nohelp