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Discussion thread First build thread so am still working out website. Hope everyone enjoys and feel free to add comments as am still learning so much about these crowns. Earlier in the year I had purchased my first toyota crown. I've been a long time toyota fan building them and playing with them since I was 16 (8 years ago). I brought it off a fella in Christchurch and coincidentally had a week off work at the time. So I spent the next week getting the thing a wof as it hadn't had one in 10 years. Its a mettalic blue Ms83 crown wagon. Rough around the edges but it ran, it dr
My 1972 Daihatsu Max 360X has now been some 4 years in restoration. Starting with full brake rebuild then on to fuel tank restoration (sealing the old rust!). I got it running though very poorly, so decided to leave the engine until last. I took it to a local mechanic to get it roadworthy - so plenty of small jobs were needed for that. Biggest obstacle seemed to be the windscreen. They wanted it replaced but eventually accepted it was OK with a re-polish. The engine needed a total rebuild and took some 18 months of tedious work. Sourcing parts is such a headache
Hey OS I am looking for a garage/lockup/workshop to rent, to work on two motorbike projects in the Wellington Central Area... (a 1985 and 1988 MZ ETZ 250) I would do them at home except its in an apartment garage which has a sensor light that goes off after 5mins, and that I am not allowed to do any work in there. So looking for some sort of lock up/garage/workshop that I can store the bikes during the restoration and do some work on them during the occasional weekday evening and weekends during the day, ideally space would have power but at a minimum some sort of lighting but I
I have been getting a 1972 Daihatsu 360X back on the road over the last 4 years. Starting with a full brake rebuild, then fuel tank repair and seal, radiator flush and restore, new battery, plugs, and coil. It looked hopeful little Max would run. A startup produced hopeful signs, but the previous owner had played with the oil injection system - disabling ti and getting it to run on pre-mix. Why!?? After a trip to a regular mechanic (ignoring the engine issues) it took several more months to get it roadworthy and Club registered. But I did! Only to discover the engine a non-