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Postby Lloyd » Tue May 07, 2013 7:52 pm

Mk2! I clicked something wrong and deleted a thread :lol:

Anyway, as you were...
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Postby Stott69 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:04 pm

But, but, but, my whole build thread was in there!
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Postby 1I1 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:25 pm

Little bit of Scott died today, huh :lol:

Started work on gauge cluster mk2. Going to have three 60mm gauges instead of two in a smaller area. Pics to follow once its done.
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Postby Stott69 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:33 pm

:( Will have to do a proper thread now!
New boost gauge turned up. Update from Bazda is wastegate is in his hands, Turbo is still in transit and Sinco are 80% complete just waiting on turbo and wastegate to finish.

Mark, if you want your cluster glassed I have a contact near you who did mine.
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Postby 1I1 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:37 pm

Cheers Scott but have some ideas which will mean it bolts together
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Postby Mr Revhead » Tue May 07, 2013 8:40 pm

I'd never do such a n00b thing Lloyd!!!

actually I have

Yes you should do a proper build thread!
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Postby ~SlideWays~ » Wed May 08, 2013 10:15 am

Drove it (the Chaser) and man it LOVES this cold weather! :P
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Postby Shrike » Wed May 08, 2013 10:35 am

Played petrol guage rolette on the bike its getting closer and closer to E

Still not 100% on how many kms I can get (best was 370kms) tanks only $30 to fill btw ;)

Gutted I didnt make it to the meat on sunday but I was out drinking sat night didnt get home till 5am ish (so much for an early night) and when I woke up at 11am (slept though the 9am alarm) still drunk I thought it would be a bad idea to drive :s

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Postby jacobrjett » Wed May 08, 2013 10:55 am

Shrike wrote:I woke up still drunk


lmao... sounds like me on sunday mornings at work
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby DVSMOTORSPORT » Wed May 08, 2013 7:08 pm

Lloyd wrote:Mk2! I clicked something wrong and deleted a thread :lol:

Anyway, as you were...


Haha! I nearly did that to a guys build thread on a site I was a mod for, luckily it asked me to confirm delete, Phew!
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Postby touge_ae101 » Wed May 08, 2013 9:29 pm

bought valves for the 2zz. only some bearings to go now once we figure out which ones to use.. toyota manaul is super confusing using a mixture of mkI and mkII bearings..

found a brand new spare exedy heavy duty clutch as well since so now I can break one with massive skids/ruthlessness when I get the engine in and going and now be worried! :)
bought some new headlights with actual brackets of crispy a while ago. they fit waay better than cable tied on headlights ever did! just emphasises that the front end of my car is no where near straight after the big crash into the wall.. still got a bit of beating to do with a large hammer to get them to fit right..

also bought some tyres for my rims.. 16x8 +25 with 205/45 tyres. fit on the car awesome with some of the camber out of it!
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Postby jacobrjett » Wed May 08, 2013 10:15 pm

finished installing sounds.

mids are in back.

frankly it sounds terrible.

loud, yes, but terrible.

tweeters are overly harsh.

mids arent that great, however this may be due to that limited mounting options have left them mounted in the back to the side on a piece of trim by rear passangers elbows.

sitting in the rear seats it sounds amazing, the bass from the subs seems to gain in the rear and the tweeters arent as harsh from back there.

I think ill have to suck it up and buy some new door cards so I can butcher them up and mount the speakers in the doors. damned old cars not having any proper speaker mounts...
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Postby Mr Ree » Thu May 09, 2013 12:00 am

Did you make the custom wood panel so theyre solidly mounted?

Any pics?
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Postby Leon » Thu May 09, 2013 8:49 am

Not my car ... but drove a work pool car to Palmerston Nth and back. Little diesel auto Hyundai thing.

Drives ok and has a moderate amount of poke if you plant boot.

Power steering is *utterly* horrid though, I swear the steering wheel was connected to the wheels by a playstation controller.

Can't argue with the economy though, did about 300km and it was using 5.2l per 100km on the journey according to the trip computer. That's rather impressive I thought.
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Postby 1I1 » Thu May 09, 2013 9:40 am

Leon wrote:Power steering is *utterly* horrid though, I swear the steering wheel was connected to the wheels by a playstation controller.


Playstation controller probably give more accurate feel :lol:
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Postby 2LTR Rona » Thu May 09, 2013 10:03 am

1I1 wrote:
Leon wrote:Power steering is *utterly* horrid though, I swear the steering wheel was connected to the wheels by a playstation controller.


Playstation controller probably give more accurate feel :lol:


Plus has reset button if stacked, always a handy option to have :lol:

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Postby ~SlideWays~ » Thu May 09, 2013 10:14 am

Not my car but drove a 56 year old Morris Minor, really enjoyed it, many lol's were had.

No brakes at all, even though there is nothing actually wrong with them.

Throw gear lever to each corner of the car in the hope of finding a gear.

Use a torch to try figure out which knobs are needed to start it.

So cool :lol:
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Postby Mr Ree » Thu May 09, 2013 11:05 am

Couldnt agree more, Morris Minors are awesome :)

From the metal spoked steering wheel, to the smell of old leather, or the drop down, flag indicators...

Reminds me of school holidays, cruising with my Gran, when I was a little kid :)
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Postby Al » Thu May 09, 2013 5:49 pm

My grandfather has a '51 split screen Morrie I think, four door. I drove it from Waipara to Blenheim. Couldn't walk once I got out, I had to drive it with the sides of my feet so my knees could fit around the steering wheel :lol:
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Postby Lloyd » Thu May 09, 2013 6:38 pm

The first Morrie I drove was directly after an FQ320. Chalk and cheese was about the best description.
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