Valiant

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  1. Valiant

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    If you're lucky the clamps will break and you'll find the top plate deflects.
  2. Valiant

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    The dream! So heavy though! We picked one up at work when Air NZ decided it wasn't something they wanted anymore. It was very hard to move. Sorry to spam up your thread.
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    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    It's one of these isn't it Dan.
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    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    I think I brought one of those folders, then thew it into the steel skip at work. A nice 1.2m one would be awesome to own.
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    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    I was just looking at your transmission cross member dilemma. Leave the crossmember where it is and work in reverse back to the body making a new body mount out of 3mm with a nice big reinforcing plate welded to the floor before you start. When it's done cut the forward and back bits of the mount off. Presto, crossmember stays in the right place and doesn't look so industrial. My 2 cents. *Edit* New sheet metal tool pics please especially folder.
  6. Valiant

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    Wow have you splashed out on some sheet metal tools Dan? Looking flash mate!
  7. Valiant

    Best thing to clean out a fuel tank?

    Steam clean the crap out of it? I could give it a shot when I'm back at work.
  8. Valiant

    Best thing to clean out a fuel tank?

    Put a hand full of gravel or two in it, a bit of water, and shake it.
  9. Valiant

    QCR Chris's Honda CT90

    Potential bombing spots at Lake Taylor? Edit: @Mof, how do you know?
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    QCR Chris's Honda CT90

    Good call, let us know how you go.
  11. Valiant

    QCR Chris's Honda CT90

    I thought that camp site looked like Balmoral, awesome spot We go with the kids pretty often. A++ For motor bike adventures.
  12. Wow. 5 years later and what a ball ache that turned out to be. It turns out that the closest engine reconditioned isn't always best choice.There were numerous issues with the above engine which only became apparent over time. The most obvious issue was that it wouldn't rev past 4900rpm. After much mucking around, buying parts, getting shagged around by Australian parts suppliers, booking dyno time, and sitting in workshops around Christchurch I discovered that my oil pump drive gear was slipping on its shaft as the load came on, causing a drop in oil pressure, not enough to bring the oil light on and too briefly to make the gauge drop This caused the lifters to bleed down and stop the engine until the gear gripped on the shaft and things went OK again. So the upshot of all this? A re, rebuilt engine, this is where the lid came off the tin of worms. Anyway. got it going all seems OK. After all the wasted time and money, as well as a couple of other factors this thing has been parked up since Hanmer last year. I've just got it back from 6 months to life to be served in a workshop in rural Canterbury. I haven't been able to decide what to do with it or the AP5, I thought about selling them but soon changed my mind, I've thought about parking them up and ignoring them for a decade or two. Neither option made me happy. Nats 2019 made me realize how much I miss having one or both of them running so now I'm back and have the VG home. It's time to make The VG awesome to again! I have a list of things to do. As you can see, some of those things are already done! I gave it a good wash and polish, now it looks much better. I think I need to add "Replace boot rubber" to the list.
  13. Valiant

    Diffs

    BW78 swaps for a tight lsd and a decent gear ratio sound like a logical idea, I'm yet to see a factory jap lsd that has any bite. Buy a 9 inch and be done with it. There is a huge amount of aftermarket parts, they are a tried and true option. I don't like the c clip axles on 8.8, it always seems like a bad idea to run the axle bearing on the axle surface. My two cents. Edit. Dana 60.
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    Diffs

    Rolled splines only for you Bart, @johnny.race I'll take a pic of my Val rear end if I get a chance in the weekend.