Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

link1896

Is not a gynaecologist but will look at your fork
Pilot Sport 5 and hang the expense, or something a little cheaper? Goodyear Eagle Sport perhaps?
Pilot Sport 4S is a very good tire. Mega soft, INSANE handling, edges out 5 slightly. PS5 due soonish that will redefine everything but price will be eye watering.

I really like the Auto Bild tests for thoroughness.


 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
Yeah, $220 a throw even with the $100 cash back offer for the PS5... In 225/45-17.

Or 165 a throw for the F1 Sport or 175 a throw for Conti maxcontact6 which are both asia market only and made in china.

think i just answered my own questions, never mind. I'll forget the expense soon enough.

One of the factory fitted Turanza T001 has gone out of round with less than 30K on them :(
 

andrew9

Likes Dirt
Looks familiar, about 15 years ago I drove a Daihatsu Charade from Adelaide to Sydney. The rear trailing link bolt fell out, and started dragging on the road. luckily it was the rear end of the arm, or it might have pole vaulted the back of the car.
I used an Allen key to replace the missing bolt and held it with a zip tie around the shorter bit of the "L" shaped key.
I'd like to say I left it like that for years, to help the story, but I bought a bolt at the next big town
 

beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
Just remember there are cars out on the roads like this...
…and heavy vehicles too.

Worst I’ve ever seen was a “carni” (carnival/fairground ride transport) truck. In the rear engine mounts, there was meant to be 3x long 14mm bolts holding the engine brackets to each mount. There was one 10mm Bunnings cheese-spec bolt in one mount.

They’d driven it in due to a “noise from under the truck”:
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From memory they paid for the uni joint (after a lot of arguing), but refused to pay for the engine mount bolts as we “were just picking things that aren’t worth worrying about” (despite us explaining that there was only the front engine mount rubber and one 10mm bolt holding half a tonne of engine and gearbox in). I think we wore a set of bolts and fitted them to the engine mount holes that still had threads left just to try and stop them killing someone.

And these were (probably still are) the people that maintain fairground rides that people stick their kids on… :oops:
 

link1896

Is not a gynaecologist but will look at your fork
…and heavy vehicles too.

Worst I’ve ever seen was a “carni” (carnival/fairground ride transport) truck. In the rear engine mounts, there was meant to be 3x long 14mm bolts holding the engine brackets to each mount. There was one 10mm Bunnings cheese-spec bolt in one mount.

They’d driven it in due to a “noise from under the truck”:
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From memory they paid for the uni joint (after a lot of arguing), but refused to pay for the engine mount bolts as we “were just picking things that aren’t worth worrying about” (despite us explaining that there was only the front engine mount rubber and one 10mm bolt holding half a tonne of engine and gearbox in). I think we wore a set of bolts and fitted them to the engine mount holes that still had threads left just to try and stop them killing someone.

And these were (probably still are) the people that maintain fairground rides that people stick their kids on… :oops:
You are smashing my false belief the Cletus Spuckler of the travelling carni’s is walking around with the 300 page SWMS and stopping his fellow carni’s when they mess up?

 

beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
You are smashing my false belief the Cletus Spuckler of the travelling carni’s is walking around with the 300 page SWMS and stopping his fellow carni’s when they mess up?

Yeah, I mean I expected it to be a bit rough - but it was just obvious, deliberate neglect everywhere you looked on the thing.
 

MasterOfReality

After forever
A few months ago got the bogan chariot out, to find out it wouldn't change gears properly, basically undriveable. A bit of investigation revealed the kickdown cable had snapped off the throttle body. It still had a host of small niggly issues that I was putting off, these were what made me park it up back in 2008 and forget about it, hoping they would go away ha.

So went fuck it, time to bite the bullet and get it sorted once and for all.

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After a few weeks the workshop sent me a list of everything they found. Most I knew about, and others they found the causes of issues that had stumped mechanics earlier, and the rest are general service items:
  • AC service & re-gas (prob has a leak somewhere)
  • AC drain tube repair (the water in the passenger footwell pissed me off for years and nobody could find the cause)
  • Steering rack boot replacement
  • Transmission service
  • Repair tail light harness
  • Replace upper strut top mounts
  • Replace fuel tank breather hoses. These were fucked anyway, pretty common, and I said whilst the tank is out please send it away to get cleaned, as it was sitting for the best part of a decade.
  • Replace leaking welch plugs, so might has well replace the starter motor as well since its gotta come out.
  • Replace intake manifold and exhaust gaskets due to leaks.
Just had the diff rebuilt with a truetrac lsd centre and 3.9 gears to give it a bit of extra go off the line. Plans are for a 355 stroker later on so would like the drivetrain sorted first. Next step is getting the auto beefed up and a set of decent brakes.

So a bit of $$$$ spent, but should be good for the next 30 years haha.
 

beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
A few months ago got the bogan chariot out, to find out it wouldn't change gears properly, basically undriveable. A bit of investigation revealed the kickdown cable had snapped off the throttle body. It still had a host of small niggly issues that I was putting off, these were what made me park it up back in 2008 and forget about it, hoping they would go away ha.

So went fuck it, time to bite the bullet and get it sorted once and for all.
After a few weeks the workshop sent me a list of everything they found. Most I knew about, and others they found the causes of issues that had stumped mechanics earlier, and the rest are general service items:
  • AC service & re-gas (prob has a leak somewhere)
  • AC drain tube repair (the water in the passenger footwell pissed me off for years and nobody could find the cause)
  • Steering rack boot replacement
  • Transmission service
  • Repair tail light harness
  • Replace upper strut top mounts
  • Replace fuel tank breather hoses. These were fucked anyway, pretty common, and I said whilst the tank is out please send it away to get cleaned, as it was sitting for the best part of a decade.
  • Replace leaking welch plugs, so might has well replace the starter motor as well since its gotta come out.
  • Replace intake manifold and exhaust gaskets due to leaks.
Just had the diff rebuilt with a truetrac lsd centre and 3.9 gears to give it a bit of extra go off the line. Plans are for a 355 stroker later on so would like the drivetrain sorted first. Next step is getting the auto beefed up and a set of decent brakes.

So a bit of $$$$ spent, but should be good for the next 30 years haha.
FYI - Not a wise move posting pics of valuable cars with rego plates unobscured.
 
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