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nzstato

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Sure... I just dont have anything OS running yet.... the perpetual project horder
  4. More bits and pieces but this may help someone else out. I found that the steering knuckle for the FloPro item must have a different point in the shaft where the flat is milled for the taper pin to go into compared to whatever 770 copy I have here. I first tried to redrill a new hole for the taper pin but I was unhappy with how little brass was left around it - if it was to split there I would be in trouble. The FP item does have quite a recess milled into the end Decided to make one from scratch out of some square brass bar, in hindsight I could have remilled a new flat in the shaft but dont quite have the setup to do that and many ways to skin a cat.... Took it out for a quick blat in the weekend. Pretty happy with the results, gets up on the plane now superquick (very little bow rise), planes slower and kicks up a nice jet at full speed. Off to Central labour weekend so hopefully get it out a bit more.
  5. Cheers all. Like most villas, this one was designed to present well to the street. So in the context of what we are detailing with, these are better shots (taken last summer) On the shed front I have a decent sized workshop which will fit nicely on the lower lawn. I'll have to get a new vehicle entry from the other street but that wont be a bad thing. Making it big enough so I can fit a 2 post hoist.
  6. Made me think... my grandparents built their retirement house on a block of land outside of TeHoro they used to fatten lambs (its all been subsequently split up. Built in '98 it was already 'dated' by then, faux panelling, popcorn ceilling and cerotone. See here from 2014 when they left it, they did build a pretty awesome park garden, http://nz.speakingsame.com/house_img.php?id=150029&addr=31+Sutton+Road&region=Wellington&city=Kapiti+Coast Some more picks for fred from Wifey. I also ripped out one of the cupboards in one of the bedrooms back to the boards, creates some more space. Reline and jib will be another weekends work. Excuse the crap but this is the hallway. Want to change the light fittings, go bare floorboards and do something with the panelling...
  7. The 80s were a funny time in housing design.... everyone wanted a 'modern' look but with crappy materials. I'll get some pictures of the current interior to provide some perspective. Current debate is on what we do with the hallway, was thinking to go 'vanilla villa' with floorboards and painted paneling but now methinks taking it all back to the timber.
  8. Spent most of my sunday tearing more of this roughcast off. The house is certainly going to be alot 'lighter' at this rate. Got a bit of timber work ahead of me but so far very little rot. I'll probably reclad down this side and safe the original boards for repairs in other sections. Only some of the residue. This is the south side, the entire wall on the left will get taken out as that is where the new extension will come from. The far wall will probably need reclad as am expecting some rot.
  9. I hear he's a bit tougher than the last repair cert guy. Go play nice... and let me know how you get on....
  10. So all conditions have been met and title/council willing we'll be setted in mid Nov. Once its all paid I'll do a financial wash up of it all to show where the costs were. I mentioned earlier that the whole process as resolved in a decision for us to stay in our current house where we'll undertake a restoration of the existing villa and build an extension + new shed. I'll share some of the detailed plans once they've been drawn up but there is some DIY parts of this project I'll start with early... Unless it gets boring I'll just keep adding to this thread... One of the biggest bugbears I've always had with the house is the ugly roughcast which was put over the weatherboards in the 80s. There is nothing overly sophisticated in getting it off but it is very rewarding.... chuck on some heavy metal from my youth and go to town with the crowbar. The condition of the boards on this side are all pretty good (its the northern aspect) but the otherside I'm expecting to have to reclad.... I'll probably do all the work to get back to bare timber and then pass off to a profesh for painting.
  11. Here we go again... https://www.davidbuckley.co.nz/properties/1-3-eden-st-mosgiel/
  12. Bring on L3.... paint touch ups done, stager been and gone, listing pics an vids taken. Pity the asphalt was completed the arvo the pics were done. Looking good, new listing is imminent
  13. I'm waiting on some new M8 studs but have gone through mockup. Bit of faffing around but we're getting there. Cant wait for L2 to go try it out.... Nozzle goes up.... Nozzle goes down....
  14. You work for Rocketlab? Guy I went to school with is VP of propulsion, lucky bugger....
  15. Also, can you unpick the panel to work on it off the car? Would make the job a whole lot easier...
  16. I'd suggest sorting out the damage on the arch first before tackling the broader area of the panel. With the look of that arch it'll be pulling the rest of the panel hollow and you might risk over stretching the center in the effort to get the line back.
  17. On the side of the steps? Yea, the top boards are close to cover up the framing timber behind, kind a rock and a hard place with what we could do to make it functional and attractive.
  18. Spent most of yesterday on the end of a paint brush. Still some more bits to do but definately an improvement. Should get rest of ashpalt down and then we can go back on the market.... kinda over it at this point...
  19. If you line up the jet in/exhaust out flows like in the diagram you dont necessarily divert the flow as most will pass through with some minor turbulence for your engine cooling needs - need to match inlet and outlet pipe IDs. The aim is to mix a the engine hot water outlet with a portion of the raw water to supply water inlet at your thermostat temp (I found a thread which suggests 83deg for holden v6).
  20. Have you looked into fabbing a mixing tank? Its the best way to try to limit temperature surging in a raw water application
  21. Choice, another trick is to mix dry ice in Acetone. The dry ice will sublime and leave the acetone at -78, not as cold as liquid N2 but with a higher head capacity it will suck the warmth out of anything.... extremely dangerous so only under adult supervision kids...
  22. Bling bling.... Its a decent chunk of alloy/brass when you have it sitting on the bench.
  23. Just got Council contribution fees for the subdivision, works out to be ~10k....
  24. In terms of supply issues I think we've gotten off pretty light, the only minor points were: The exact model of heatpump wasnt available, went for a similar unit at close to equal price The exact carpet was on backorder, went a shade lighter which was in stock Doors were 2 weeks late Tilers were in short supply, put final fitting away a week. Pretty minor compared to what I hear described....
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