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  1. Not to be a hater, but zip ties for holding battery wire instead of rubber insert p-clips and welding two plates under the battery when nutserts would be such a better option. Must be running out of cash.
  2. Was thinking that would be the bracket that you were going for. Had no idea about the extra leniency on air bag cars though, good info to know. A mustang work sponsors, dipped a bit under that and he was surprised at how much more is needed for it. God I'd love to see this with a split mono leaf setup, a VE head and 50psi from a gtx35!!! I'll stop trying to spend your money right now..
  3. This thing has been fun, for the $1600 investment. I'd just finished the water pump and cooling system fix, fixed the seats and general finish off a couple dayd before we headed out, on our annual fishing/camping week long trip to lake Eildon(over mid year schol hols). With no time to float/test everything, we decided that we'd take a punt and take it anyway, another mate has a 19ft half cab and could tow me if needed. It dead set didn't miss a beat all week, started first kick every morning I went out trolling, which is saying something for a 39yr old outboard considering morning temps were below 3deg every day. It trolls great for a 115hp ski boat, I do have to use a render bucket I transformed into a "sea anchor" to slow it down a little at idle. But it got me to camp and more importantly was christened with three trout. I got two browns at 42 and 47cm and a mate nabbed a chunky 45cm rainbow.
  4. Looking sweet Matt, out of curiosity what et are you teching it for?
  5. Oh and been here too. https://www.b24australia.org.au/home Melbourne definitely is the place to be. Haha Tyabb airshow tends to have a couple of war birds every year too.
  6. Very interested and thank you. Yes very lucky, the general public is not usually allowed in the workshop. They had about 5(including the P51 motor) Merlins and 3 Allison's. Oh and that Mustang is actually airworthy too and still has the super rare self sealing fuel tank bladders. Those bladders are the only thing that they don't reproduce, yes with enough cash you can have a brand new P51 Mustang. I'll dig up more photos if you're interested? Lol Graham Copeland owns the railton hey. Hey would just have a enough screws loose to pilot it too. Have you seen him drive the 260z in targa? They dominated the classic class for many years.
  7. IF it were a Merlin it would be more like $100k. The Meteor is the inbred, highly athsmatic, half cousin to the Merlin. It may look somewhat like it but only make a third of the power. They were for tanks and made a measly 400-450hp with 1600ft/lb. Still cheap at $16k for a piece of WW2 history. The president of the Nissan datsun car club is the head of maintenance at the point cook RAAF museum and I was lucky enough to see this being serviced. Interesting fact is you can buy almost everything brand new for a merlin from rousch performance in the states. Oh yeah a set of plugs will set you back $5k And yes I'm a huge WW2 nerd!!
  8. Sorry mate I thought I'd replied. General consensus here, is if they broke through, you have 2 choices. First is send it to the srap metal guy and second is bore out until there is no bore and use "wet sleeves", same as what Keith was saying. A company like darton would be who you'd speak to, I've made a set at work years ago and I'd never, never do it again(the exorbitant price is well worth it). "Grout" or "Hard Block" is what you are thinking of, I wouldn't like to trust it not to move once operating. But it may work, I haven't been game enough to try.haha My problem is that I have 2 std bore 5k blocks to choose from so ill be fine for at least another 15 years or so.
  9. Tell me about it, for starters I've given away maybe 4 k50 gearboxes but that's just the start, I remember in the mid to late 90's helping a mate chop up 3 rough LC torana gtr's to build a mock up, I've also cut up a 1 of 100 310 pack, black over silver, VC sle commodore.
  10. Yes definitely lucky. Sorry wasn't hating, I'd actually pressed post before I finished. What I was meaning was they'll be advised it would be a good idea to sell for "insert reason here" and they'll list it for stupid money that they know it won't sell for. wife sees car for sale it makes her happy, you know happy wife, happy life sort of thing. What I do find amusing is these cashed up bogans, buying rough, "survivor" A9X and L34 toranas for $350k!?!? I only know as a mate I've known for 30yrs old man bought that one from Lloyds recently. I don't get it.
  11. Prince skylines stagnated price wise about 8yr ago. 240k's and 1600's on the other hand have skyrocketed. I've got my 1600 for sale atm for $32k and it's had 4 offers in the first week. One was a zx12r bike motored s600 convertible that is stunning, a nice s14 and an 8sec vg30 turbo scorpion. I've had one cash offer of $23k which is a bit more than what it owes me but with so much interest I turned it down. 500hp 1600's sell for $28-35k. Hence it's for sale. I think the other reason for the high prices is wifes/gfs telling the parter it's me or the car(happened to me twice thats why I'm single)
  12. All my suppliers sell .5,1.00 and 1.5mm(or .020, .040 and .060") oversize pistons. I also know of at least 5 83mm 5k engines getting around. So definitely can be bored.
  13. K motors don't have liners. The block is a 1 piece unit.
  14. It only needs to adhere to the epa regs for year of manufacturer Banjo. The California regs didn't come in until '74. Only two things that are needed are PCV recirc and noise. I had a look at the car today, it will be fine as it was. I run an early rocker cover with no pcv, it's vented to atmosphere and never gave me issues during rego and engineer cert.
  15. http://otomoto.mobile034.com/c/4037307/1/hsd-coilover-sleeve-kits.html Highly recommended
  16. A tinny/dingy was what I was looking for at first. That's the reason I got this thing, transport to our camping/fishing spot at Lake Eilden. One 17ft half cab was just not enough with 4 blokes, camping gear and alcohol.
  17. So getting back to fixing the issues. Steering cable: when i bought the boat the steering was locked solid. So I removed the cable from the wheel at the front and then from the motor, steering wheel turned nice and the outboard was swinging so the cable must be seized. The boat hadn't been used for about 3 years and the grease at the outboard end had solidified locking the shaft end of the cable. So I cut a coke bottle off, taped it to the sheath of the cable, filled it with the strongest de-greaser i had and left it overnight. In the morning a few taps with a rubber mallet one way and slide hammer the other had it moving. Left it to dry then used the same method to oil it, I also appled some fresh marine grease on the shaft end. Now works perfectly and saved me $150 for a new custom length cable.
  18. Because I'm a man toy addict I bought this little beige peach. Problems: Seized steering cable(fixed, I'll get to that). Bilge pump and Cd/radio didn't work(fixed I'll get to that too). Motor doesn't pump water(half way through fixing that). Need minor repairs to the seats. Not really a fishing boat(what i wanted) I'll set it up a bit more and I should have something I can freshwater fish with and have something me and the guys can have a wakeboard behind. Pros: It was a [email protected]$&ing steal and the hull and trailer are perfect.
  19. Would be an awesome little rocket with a little tidy up. Good luck with the sale, shouldn't be around too long at that price.
  20. It could be asking for more fuel, now it's run in. My FJ20 was asking for 10-15% more fuel after about 500km. Condensers and points are cheap, it could be worth replacing them for a start. What dizzy is it? 5ks usually came with leccy dizzys was the dizzy from a 4k too?
  21. Me too.. I will enjoy the car build too though.
  22. This will need to be priced, as per forum rules.
  23. Yes you did. I will really need a spare though.
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