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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #500 on: March 31, 2019, 09:05:12 am »
 You use a flapper disc on your lathe ?
I think they make tools that can turn the thread off..
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #501 on: March 31, 2019, 10:51:12 am »
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That is sweet mate, is it a 240 or 260Z? I always wanted one, I should have bought one when they were cheap, back in the day. To find one now that isn't rusted in half is impossible, or ridiculously expensive. ;D
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #502 on: April 01, 2019, 02:53:01 pm »
they tried to upsell me the bf goodridge ta radial which are way more exyy and were a #$%* tyre in the day...

Hey Dave....not sure about back in the day, but BF Goodrich Radial T/A is a fine tire, I have them on my Corvette.   Very popular on the vintage muscle cars over here....








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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #503 on: April 01, 2019, 03:39:43 pm »
You use a flapper disc on your lathe ?
I think they make tools that can turn the thread off..

Thanks Frank, they probably do, but being a Sunday there weren't too many engineering supply stores open, and my "Macgyver" solution worked fine. I was particularly proud of my exhaust pipe mods, tonight after work I'm gonna install some nice Chinese mufflers that will give it that sweet vtwin rumble....... ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #504 on: April 02, 2019, 02:01:59 am »
painted the car"s underside...so ready for mounting some hardvare...fueltank and stuff is ready..just vaiting for some gaskets and rubber bushings from germany..on the vay from e bay.de
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« Reply #505 on: April 02, 2019, 12:47:29 pm »
Wow, thats the best paint job that car ever had Lars! The good thing is that if you ever roll it, it'll look just as shiny upside down as it does right side up! ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #506 on: April 02, 2019, 02:22:47 pm »
Saw the NOTES on BF Goodrich Tires. Here’s a picture from the Honda/ BF Goodrich Challenge Series. I drove for the Number 7 Honda Team (we had two identical cars). My best friend, Terry D., drove the other one. The first two years we all raced on BFG GT200 Tires and then went to the TA. We shaved 90% of the tread off and pretty much ran them as “slicks”. We had a treaded set for rain tires and hand cut huge drainage grooves in them. Often had 40+ car grids! A few years later, it became he Honda/ Michelin Challenge Series...... we ran for a $20,000 Annual Prize Fund. Big money in 1980.
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #507 on: April 02, 2019, 02:33:00 pm »
My wife reported “the rear wiper slowed down and stopped” on her Hyundia Sante FE 2.0 Turbo.... it sucks everything off the road and sticks it to the rear window, so needed to be fixed. Started with the fuses, all OK. Pulled down the rear hatch liner, disconnected the power clip, good ground and power. Called a few auto parts stores and of course they don’t sell them, “call the dealer”. More than $200 for a motor assembly!

Headed off to the shop and took it apart. Main wiper spindle was solid in the housing, drove it out with a BFHammer. Wrapped some steel wool around a 1/4” drill bit, soaked it in WD40 and honed the bore hole. Polished the shaft and it all came back to life. HOW SATISFYING IS THAT!

I’m so glad I can fix my own stuff. Next time I throw $300 at some motorcycle part I want, I won’t even flinch! Hooray!

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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #508 on: April 06, 2019, 07:11:40 pm »
'90 ford 350 dually ,7.3 idi was only spotting a couple weeks ago. Tightened the bolts on the oil cooler in hopes it would slow it down a little.  Didn't. Spotting every few feet, working towards a steady stream. Aint no tampons for this kind of spotting have to change the O rings and mount gaskets on that cooler, then replace the coolant , change the oil and filter. This job is more than a day if you do it neatly, have enough kitty litter to soak up oil that has dripped on everything, and the coolant that didn't find it's way into one of the 3 catch buckets . That stuff has to be cleaned up around here , can't have poisoned animals , kids, or water well.
   This is one of those jobs you would rather do when you be pulling the motor for maybe replacing a rusted oil pan and gasket, and changing out the crank bearings at 200k at the same time. But that wasn't the case so I changed it "in frame" which it may have been easier to just pull the motor, real tight in there, 2 days on a creeper , really need 3 hands , but got it done. Running good and not bleeding out anymore. 
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #509 on: April 06, 2019, 08:00:33 pm »
 I installed the new 4 post battery disconnect to the new main battery, connected the #4 alternator feed and the #4 engine ground cables. Lubed the push off cable a little, still too hard to push/pull. Cleaned the shop so when the NHRA chassis inspector comes tomorrow I won't be embarrassed by the look of the shop. Put the fluids in the engine and trans, bled the air from the cooling system,  torque converter bolts installed and lock tighted, set up #1 at TDC and dropped the distributor in. Checked the throttle body for WOT. Then I went for a ride on my 78 sohc4 that has two heads. 
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« Reply #510 on: April 07, 2019, 03:56:08 am »
Drove it 10 hours to pick up the remains of a crashed RC51. The owner got clobbered by a 'Roo at 60 MPH and survived (albeit with 9 busted ribs) but the bike wasn't so lucky. The plastics were all destroyed, as was the front end, and the frame has some cracks. The engine looks OK, as does the swingarm and rear wheel, so I've got a frame coming from the US, and I guess I'll find some forks and a front wheel so I can at least roll it around while I decide what to do with it. Should be fun! ;D

thumbnail_IMG_3701(2) by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

thumbnail_IMG_3704(1) by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr



 
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So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #511 on: April 07, 2019, 03:58:31 pm »
'90 ford 350 dually ,7.3 idi was only spotting a couple weeks ago. Tightened the bolts on the oil cooler in hopes it would slow it down a little.  Didn't. Spotting every few feet, working towards a steady stream. Aint no tampons for this kind of spotting have to change the O rings and mount gaskets on that cooler, then replace the coolant , change the oil and filter. This job is more than a day if you do it neatly, have enough kitty litter to soak up oil that has dripped on everything, and the coolant that didn't find it's way into one of the 3 catch buckets . That stuff has to be cleaned up around here , can't have poisoned animals , kids, or water well.
   This is one of those jobs you would rather do when you be pulling the motor for maybe replacing a rusted oil pan and gasket, and changing out the crank bearings at 200k at the same time. But that wasn't the case so I changed it "in frame" which it may have been easier to just pull the motor, real tight in there, 2 days on a creeper , really need 3 hands , but got it done. Running good and not bleeding out anymore.

I used a ratchet strap to pull the two halves of the cooler together in the frame after I pressed the front piece onto the tube. I was able to do it in an afternoon on my 93' IDI F-250.
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #512 on: April 08, 2019, 12:36:42 pm »
I still have an old aussie 1983 magazine from the era,some brave bastard shoe horned a holden 308 cube v8 into one and got it all inspected roadworthy etc,ya can really soup those 308s up if ya want.

Moog and Marty from the Aussie based YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods recently installed the engine and trans from an R34 Skyline GT-R into Moog's 240 that he imported from Japan.
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« Reply #513 on: April 08, 2019, 01:00:48 pm »
Yep, Marty and Moog build some great cars, I like their turbo'd beetle. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #514 on: April 08, 2019, 02:40:37 pm »
Yep, Marty and Moog build some great cars, I like their turbo'd beetle. ;D

Yes, that was the series that put them on the map worldwide.
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #515 on: April 18, 2019, 02:17:20 pm »
I changed the transmission fluid in the Tundra. :)
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #516 on: April 19, 2019, 12:44:03 am »
new front struts on wifes 1999 Hyundai she bought new!i did an oil change last week and saw one strut had pissed all its oil out so bought a pair of gas type,seeing I had my hands dirty I thought id free up a frozen rear brake adjuster I noticed ages ago,so I pulled it apart to find it not frozen,ok ill adjust the other side while im at it,#$%* im a dumbarse that was the frozen side!oh well at least its had a good look at.

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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #517 on: April 19, 2019, 12:19:44 pm »
had the first ride in the Taunus..it ran fine..but vhen thange the cam belt..i sav some metal flake ,,aut of the mittel cam bearing..so back in to the shop...but more fun to make engines then rust..vill thange the vaterpump.cambelt/ tensioner and the generator get a overhall...
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #518 on: April 19, 2019, 01:57:45 pm »
good job,it looks better than when it left the factory already!

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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #519 on: April 19, 2019, 11:25:30 pm »
 I took a pic and got some advice on wiring three batteries into my dragster. One big one and two Goldwing size in the nose to replace a steel plate and lead brick for ballast. Now I have ballast that earns it's keep.
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« Reply #520 on: April 20, 2019, 01:25:55 pm »
Went to the Mecum Classic Car Austin in Houston a couple a weeks back, my good buddy bought a few cars.

Since I am a good friend, I volunteered to give the cars some shake down rides since ya really cant do anything other that a visual inspection at auction.

First up was a 1968 American Motors AMX.  You guys remember these?  I saw one at a vintage car show last year and was fascinated by it.   When this one came up for bid, I urged my buddy to go for it and he got it.

It has a rebuilt 390ci engine with alum heads, four barrel carb and headers, it was a TV car on the show "Misfit Garage". The guys act like idiots on the show but can def build cars!

https://www.autobodynews.com/index.php/companies/item/15484-misfit-garage-68-amc-amx-parts-challenging-to-find.html

Car runs great and is a blast to drive.   Glad I talked him into it!






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« Reply #521 on: April 20, 2019, 04:55:10 pm »
damn you get all the fun!

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« Reply #522 on: April 20, 2019, 05:21:43 pm »
When I got out of the service in 1970 my good buddy had an AMX, very cool car it was.  British racing green with light tan interior...Larry

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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #523 on: April 25, 2019, 04:50:05 pm »
A bit late but last weekend I sold my '40 Ford pickup. It went to a good home and will stay stock with the flat head and running gear getting a rebuild.
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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #524 on: April 25, 2019, 07:08:54 pm »
 Set the toe and centered the wheel. Welded an O2 bung in the #1 header pipe for the data recorder. The efi uses the #2 header pipe bung.
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