A Kiwis Series 3

Restoring or fettling your ride ? Show us your progress.
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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:19 pm

brawr wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Gillies, a downdraft filter, and a rotor shaped oil filler cap? Proper kiwi spec!
Nice one, looking forward to seeing where this goes with the turbo lump.
Hahahah it's in the blood! :lol:

Ooo got a few of us aye

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:09 pm

Removing this felt VERY strange for some reason :lol: . It occurred to me quite suddenly I don't need it anymore hahah. I have a toggle switch I'll probably install in its place - just need to figure what the switch will be used for :? :lol:

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by KiwiDave » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:47 pm

Is the choke unit a working example Jesse?
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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:14 pm

KiwiDave wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Is the choke unit a working example Jesse?
It does! I always held it out completely as I started and then adjusted it to wherever I felt whilst warming up haha.

I've had some idler arm bushes sat around for a LONG time. Figured now is a good time to install them :lol: . Gave it a fresh coat of paint also.
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I've got to weld some simple brackets onto the car for my intercooler to mount on. I'll try get that done during the week if the weather is decent. Then will likely install the new engine! yay

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by ian65 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:19 pm

exciting times, this is going to be an awesome, well sorted car when you've finished it... can't wait to see it at RRG and pinch some of your ideas.... battery move being one of them.

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by KYPREO » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 am

Exciting stuff! It's been great seeing all this progress.

Is that an OEM choke knob? It looks completely different to ours. We had a round knob instead of a T bar.

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by ian65 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:21 am

Yeah, all tbar over here

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:44 pm

Thanks guys :D . I'm getting pretty excited :lol:

Feel free Ian! I've got some ebay hydraulic crimpers that worked well if you want to borrow haha.

Yeah standard choke for here. I quite like it ;)

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:34 pm

Weather has been a bit rubbish again lately. But in between constant showers I've managed to get intercooler brackets made up and painted! It fits quite nicely in there - but will wait til the paint cures before bolting on permanently and getting you guys some pics ;) . I'm hoping for the engine install next week!

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I also managed to get my compressor housing and fuel rail shot blasted. Pretty pleased with how they have cleaned up! It's like it has been sprayed silver :o . The turbo wasn't bad at all to begin with though. A few blotches on the machined surface which I'll probably sort out before it gets installed. Will be more of this to come :P
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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by DKWW2000 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:47 pm

Starting to take shape.....once you get the Keg in you will have passed a big hurdle...the weather will be warmer :o ...& with the light evenings she will be done before you know it. Much easier cleaning/painting parts whilst on the bench...looking forward to seeing her at RR s(c)
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