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continuing on from the scooter talk.

In the pictures below you can make out the Honda Pax on the back of the hilux, I have been rolling this for a few weekend rides, seems pretty reliable with the Dio motor in it.  Cant wait for more sun hours and will ride this to work which isnt to far away.

Does good Job


And the others are of My nifty I just received on Monday, after being stored in Auckland for some time.

It matches everything I own, ratty and rad. Cant wait to eventually get into it. Currently waiting for the key to turn up so I can actually start the thing, then rego and it can be a fun little smoko runner or something, 





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And That besides, I have been campaigning on my Hilux pulling apart the motor.

Really want to get the head off so I can see what the shit I'm dealing with.

Have been so obsessed with trying to get the crank pulley bolt off, that I completely didnt even consider that the Pulley wont come off.

Sigh, will try dig out a puller at work tomorrow and then try again, worst case I will be making one which is mega dumb.

In the good news, I am super stoked it has adjustable tappets lol, as that means its one less thing I need to try and do slash pay someone to sort.





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Well now,

After a bunch of fluffing around with people trying to actually Buy a new puller as works ones were missing a bunch of bits etc.

I finally got the front crank pulley off


Much Excitement!

Then the head removal was a piece of cake from there.


However, after inspecting the head for any sort of damage and concluding the head looks lash as shit, I moved on to the block

WOH woouup.


Shits fucked. The step on the bores is fucking massive, and the bores look like they have been polished by a professional




No wonder this thing had some blow by.

So, my dreams of a simple Re-ring and valve stem seal job are down the drain, along with my hopes and dreams of getting most of my cars sorted this year to buy a house.

Lets just say I'm a little bit dark today...


Anyway, next step is to figure out what I'm going to do about this thing and the rest of my life lol.


So, it will get strung back together enough so it can be pushed, and will start thinking of options.

These probably range from, Doing a full re-build on this motor, which seems like a total waste of money or time,

Finding some form of replacement motor,

Fitting the 1kz setup I have kicking around,

Fitting the 1UZ setup I have been saving for my Cressida

Or Even fitting the 3rz Setup that @Bistro has sitting at my lock up.


Anyway, stayed tuned for the Next Installment! Where I find out if Niki's Slash @Mourning Cupcake s Daily Mazda needs a new LH rear caliper ora rebuild as I noticed its leaking brake fluid On Friday!

FML lol

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37 minutes ago, Goat said:

Find another stocker Al.

Get it in and get it gone. Put your efforts into the bus or the cressida like originally planned. Dont turn this into a big project.  


30 minutes ago, nzed said:

This...^^;. surely to christ there is a shit ton of them kicking around that you can smash in, check it's a good reliable runner and then back to sell.



Show me.


Because so far my searching hasn't netted much lol.

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lol its all good.

I dont think the Diesel option for this truck was popular back in the day.

A few 2lt's around which I am highly contemplating because I loved my old 2lt Super custom.


I'm mostly gutted as there was a 2lt powered surf for sale in Wellington with a fucked body for a price I considered reasonable, and assumed it would sell for more. but it did not.

Ah well.


But yeah I agree with @Goat to an extent. I'm not overly intrested in an over board swap. IE injection or petrol lol.

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Tear down the POS that’s in there and get it measured, see if it will take a overbore and usually/hopefully bottom end shouldn’t need much. That’s like couple hundy and wait and see what comes up second hand in that time. End of the day you sink a grand or two in ghetto rebuild or maybe less if the universe deals something up used. Any kind of conversion does not gain any return, it’s counter productive to house buying/saving and free time. This should be pretty obvious. 

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