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by wedgenut
Sun May 01, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: I'm a goneburger
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

I'm a goneburger

To all and sundry I have not been active on here for some time as I have had other priorities and these are now taking over my future. So.... The time has come for me to move on from Piazza's both physically and mentally. I won't bore you with the details but the upshot is my last car is up for sale...
by wedgenut
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Oil sniffing - Opie Oils
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

I didn't get it, they probably have figured out I am tighter than a ducks arse and wouldn't buy anything. I also hate unsolicited shit like this and if they do it again let me know and I will sort them out.
by wedgenut
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: UK - Events: Past/ Present/ Future
Topic: A memorable day
Replies: 4
Views: 5367

yes it was and fear not, Clive gave me a racking up on your behalf.
by wedgenut
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: UK - Events: Past/ Present/ Future
Topic: A memorable day
Replies: 4
Views: 5367

A memorable day

First up I confess to not being as active on this forum in recent times, there are a variety of reasons for this but I have not lost the faith. Despite reducing the fleet size and no longer actively hunting out or stocking more new and used parts I still have two cars and drive them regularly and co...
by wedgenut
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: LSD shimmed, still sucks.
Replies: 44
Views: 24280

Yep you will need to do a set up if you change out your ring gear on to a new centre. At least you don't have to worry about pinion depth set up as it isn't being removed. A couple of hours, a few cold ones, a bottle of marking blue and some feeler gauges will get you there. The banjo diff head is a...
by wedgenut
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: UK - Piazza's and parts wanted
Topic: Rear lights, pre HBL
Replies: 8
Views: 5292

How many sets of rear lights do you want? I can supply up to eight pars in good condition but you probably don't need quite that many Ha Ha

In fact if you can wait until April I can probably get a set to the UK for free and from there it would just be local UK postage instead of international costs
by wedgenut
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Zealand Event
Replies: 0
Views: 2479

New Zealand Event

The oldschool.co.nz club has booked out the Meremere drag strip for the day on Saturday 14th of December.

$60 per car, BYO helmet, all cars need WOF/Rego.

Don't contact me about it, go direct to Oldschool
by wedgenut
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Audio and Electronics
Topic: Power windows
Replies: 11
Views: 4041

you got your timing wrong on the mechanisms, the cable style was a new and improved version ( yeah right) by Isuzu to be quieter and more refined for your delicate ears. (probably also cheaper to make) which I suspect is nearer the truth. But with cheap comes nasty and the plastic cable clips are cr...
by wedgenut
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Audio and Electronics
Topic: Power windows
Replies: 11
Views: 4041

I have a few cable mechanisms spare, some with working motors and some less motors. I prefer to fit the rack style as they are less prone to problems and no shitty plastic clips to break but they were only available on early model cars so you probably would never have seen them. If you need a new ca...
by wedgenut
Sat May 11, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Australian VIN identification
Replies: 9
Views: 5016

There is an important delineation requred here, there are mechanics and fitters. These days most spanner men are fitters and don't have many spanners, they do have laptops and OBD readers. Gone are the days when your mechanic could do a proper feel, listen and look diagnosis. Can they read spark plu...
by wedgenut
Wed May 08, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Audio and Electronics
Topic: vehicle wont start help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

no problem, I would be surprised if this isn't the problem. It is one of the most common things I hear, "I changed my head deck and got rid of all those extra wires and now the car won't start" It is like that other old chestnut, "I tried to remove the handbrake cable bolt and it was really tight an...
by wedgenut
Tue May 07, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Audio and Electronics
Topic: vehicle wont start help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Hold up there Elmo, if you have disconnected the main radio wiring loom that is why it won't start off the key. This loom at the very end as well as the handbrake light wires has a plug connecting to your gear selector if an automatic to prevent starting in anything but park or neutral. if a manual ...
by wedgenut
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: LSD shimmed, still sucks.
Replies: 44
Views: 24280

UK Piazzas and Aus YB have the same diff, forget Japan the JDM cars predominantly have the salisbury diff and they have a different crown wheel so can't be grafted in and very few had LSD anyway. The good news is there is a solution, the bad news is can you afford it? I couldn't. http://www.ebay.co....
by wedgenut
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Carpet
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

I had a similar issue with stained and threadbare carpet but the moulded shape was still okay so I bought some unbacked carpet in black, it has a little bit of stretch to it so not too difficult to mould to the shapes required. I used good quality spray glue and simply stuck it to the original carpe...
by wedgenut
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 2384

Trusting to memory the main bearing bolts are M12 but just measure to confirm, they are metric fine regardless so if M12 they will be 1.25pitch. If by any chance they are M14 which I doubt they would be 1.5 pitch for metric fine. Exhaust manifold studs are M8 x 1.25 pitch and don't skimp on material...