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  1. ^ Its painful but good karma. I onsold a 4age block a few years back which I was told and thought it was good. Young buyer got it home and stripped it down - it was trash. I refunded him it all, even though he could have recouped a few $$ in the ancillary parts. The car scene needs GCs in a sea of dodgy traders.
  2. Should be able to find a 3.9 easy enough? Plenty of discos + RR going cheap, might be able to get it close to cost neutral by parting one out.
  3. Now to have a go at the dieselly bits.... After looking around at the injector pump, and doing ALOT of googling have come to the realisation this is your standard Bosch A model pump with a pneumatic style governor on the back end of it. From my basic understanding, rather than a set of flyweights you have intake with a throttle butterfly with a vac take off pre and post the butterfly. Depending on the throttle position (and vac differential) it then moves a diaphragm which is connected to the fuel rack - kinda a pretty simple design - your idle and max fuel delivery is then defined by a set of adjustable stops on the butterfly. I found (this setup seems to be found in old mercs) that if the diaphragm is in poor condition then it can lead to overfuelling (my problem). When I pulled the housing there was quite a bit of oil in and around the leather diaphragm. It looked in ok condition so cleaned it up and refit. I suspect a seal has gone somewhere else in the pump (suspect shut off pivot) but I'm hesitant to pull down further until I see how it now runs. I had also sent my injectors away for a service, I was prepared for the worse but the Barrys said they cleaned up fine and were tweaked to spec. I had just enough juice in the batt to turn it over enough to bleed half of the lines and then fired up.... Certainly sounds alot smoother, and with a quick run up it looks to be much cleaner out of the exhaust. The diesel in this thing is several vintages old so I'm sure with some fresher stuff it'll do well.
  4. I feel like I've made the most progress in a long while... Got all the old tyres pulled and sent the rims to the blasters, added a good thick layer of 2k while they were at it. Decided on a generic grey rather than white (to match the roof) as will likely get scratched up and look terrible. Came up well There was also another 109 chassis waiting to be blasted when I was there, so thats always a good sign... Got a good deal on tyres (correctly 235/85/16) and after wrangling up some muscle (aka @azzurro) to haul them back to the warehouse, got em fitted up, reckon they look quite the part. As per the discussion thread, I've been (rightly or wrongly) having a go at my own upolstery, got one set of seats completed so far. Pros and cons with going with the canvas but will see how we go long term
  5. This happens to me every so often if driving through rain. I havent bothered enough to look into it further...
  6. Some more work last night Also just picked up some tyres, were a good deal so lets see how well they last
  7. I've been having a go at reupholstering the seats myself in a thick canvas, there are really no option for off the shelf of these deluxe seats if you dont want black. These have been redone before and was able to salvage enough to get good patterns. This was last nights attempt, needs some replacement foam before I give it a stretch over, but the right direction to make the next one better.
  8. I did a typo here.... 285 is just silly... yes its 235 I did have it up for sale on a whim and one interested party, decided I was having a moment of sillyness and sticked with it.
  9. Decided to stop feeling sorry that this is tucked away and get to work on it some more... Its always been a smokey beast... have pulled the injectors to get them re-tipped. The nozzles did look pretty bad Getting these off to treat for some new shoes. 285/70-16 is what the landy barrys say I should be going for. How long ago did Goodyear make these here...?
  10. Try and get the bulk off with mineral turps/paint thinners. Remaining residue might be susceptable to acetone, or if you can find it use dichloromethane/methylene chloride - be careful that is the active ingredient in paint strippers
  11. I am + maybe 1 other. If slim on numbers we could have a shorter blat round George king memorial drive + somewhere else and set up a longer run in the NY?
  12. Yea add me. Yes its the rugby club in Mosgiel Turn right at the lights in the middle of Mosgiel onto Factory Road, then 1st left onto Reid Av, carpark is at the end you cant miss it.
  13. I'm good with the 12th. Roll call of whos planning to attend?
  14. The deep throat shrinkers do have some extra capacity in hard to reach spots. Depends on the price difference? I need to make a decent slapper too, but you can get buy by bending up a worn out bastard file - leaves some little marks so you can follow where you are.
  15. ^I have a pair of them and made foot operated with some scrap steel. Works a treat.
  16. If you haven't seen it already, check out this channel on various tips to dress your panel up nice.
  17. If we're heading out that way do we want to meet at Peter Johnstone Park at 10am in Mosgiel? There is a big asphalt park there to meet up. Pretty limited without backtracking to Ranfurly on a halfway spot but there is a rest area just as you cross the Shag River at -45.19724, 170.42537
  18. Thats cool, I used to be on that forum yonks ago and hes one of the old hands here, I must have dropped out about the time this started.
  19. Here for no other reason.... I've bought Golf with leather seats which has some tears in the side bolster, right where the seat-airbag is. I've been advised that only certain shops can repair/re-stitch these to comply, does anyone know who can do this? Replacement seat cover from VW is now NLA... @64valiant ?
  20. Titles arrived and takeover has been pulled forward to next monday. Once the dust has settled I'll look to do some financial analysis.
  21. @vivaspeed do you want to make an executive decision on a date and route? Some good ideas in all of this.
  22. You can do the 'smaller' block run of Palmerston/Dunback/Macraes/Middlemarch which is a good trip. If you dont mind the gravel, take the moonlight valley between macraes<->middlemarch
  23. NE valley or port Chalmers up and over to Waitati at Arc for a drink/nibbes Or Highcliff out to the portobello pub and back in on the harbour road
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