July 25, 2014

New 86

So… this has happened, and gets dropped off tomorrow.  So excited!

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January 21, 2012

Too much of a stretch?

So. I threw on the 25mm spacers that I had in the garage and although I had previously dismissed it I’m now wondering if I can get the guards to stretch enough to clear the tyres??

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January 10, 2012

Crack

The damage sustained at Desert Storm appeared relatively easy to spot and not as much of an expensive exercise as it first appeared.  Wheels were cheap, tyres were reasonable and the ladies who made the new nerf nets were awesome.  However I was somewhat dismayed when upon reassembly i found this…

While I was waiting for the new swingarm I took all the plastics off and gave it a bloody good clean.

It has taken much longer than I expected to get this fixed, or rather source a new swingarm and completely replace the bearings in the rear end!  While I was waiting for the new swingarm I took all the plastics off and gave it a bloody good clean.

October 29, 2011

Grim, but Awesome

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October 23, 2011

Desert Storm

Seriously, that’s what the ride was called.  It was quite apt though as there was both a desert and a storm, the weather is incredibly changeable in the central North Island.  It was very fine to start out with though – this is the pit area on Saturday morning.

Then right up near the mountain…

There wasn’t much mud, but where there was it was deep and concentrated – straight up mud pies.  As it happens I went from warm and dry to cold and freezing a couple of seconds after this.

October 22, 2011

Amazing

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2011/10/20/car-spotlight-gt-gt-track-culture-86.aspx

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September 12, 2011

Clean Quad

It amazes me how after being almost completely caked in mud how clean this comes up! I realise how much better this would be if I had a before photo…

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August 16, 2011

Bolted On

Just as I had hoped they would look. Please excuse the flames on the jack, it was like that when I bought it…

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I hope I’m going to be surprised with the amount of movement I get from those guards when it comes time to panel beat them.

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And one underneath

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August 14, 2011

Diff, Part II

So a while ago, a little over a year to be more specific, I started the clean up on the diff housing.

http://super86.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/diff/

Before

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After

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The inside took a lot of cleaning but now looks brand new

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July 31, 2011

Tow Away

This is more a case of pictures over words as it’s quite obvious what’s gone on here I think.

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Original, original, paper and aluminium.

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The finished articles, front and rear. The front is very similar to the original, with only the size of the tow hole being different, this is so it can be used without cutting the original bumper. The rear uses the original towing eye hole through the bumper.

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