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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 28 Feb 2017 16:30

Ian,

I am one of those people that easily feel guilty.
So I will stop posting if it gets too bad?
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by hugejp » 28 Feb 2017 16:45

Jaloors of nie, ek is baie bly om te sien die ou perd kry weer lewe met sy muwe baas!!

Well Done Sir!!
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by iandvl » 28 Feb 2017 18:02

Alex Roux wrote:Ian,

I am one of those people that easily feel guilty.
So I will stop posting if it gets too bad?
Please keep posting. I was just joking. :rolling:

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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by andredurand » 28 Feb 2017 19:03

Alex dit lyk goed en ek hoop jy trek baie vrugte van die boom af :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Jorrie » 28 Feb 2017 19:28

Peter Connan wrote:Ek wonder soms of Nissan weet hoe 'n aanvraag daar in die land is vir shorties...
Ek dink hulle is te "COMPLACENT".
Hulle het nou nog nie gereageer na die sogenaamde strategiese sessie nie. Maar dan, Die hoof kompetisie is ook nie baie goed met die Shorties nie.
Ek sien al hoe meer Shorty Pajeroes and Gelandewagens raak. Duidelik verstaan Mitsubishi.
Die probleem is die manne wat die Shorty Patrols het laat hulle nie maklik gaan nie.
'n Maat van my het twee en hy wil nie een van die twee afstaan nie.
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Jorrie » 28 Feb 2017 19:38

Alex Roux wrote:Met dieselfde drivetrain en veral daai swaar ratkas kan mens dit seker verstaan.

Ek het die kar vir 'n week of so gery voor hierdie diens. So dit sal interesant wees om te sien hoe hy perform na alles klaar oorgedoen is. Hierdie is soos enn van daai extreme makeover programme.
Alex, ek dink hy gaan mooi loop. Graham het die ekstra myl vir jou gedoen, beter valvle springs et al. Ek het gesien toe ek daar was, maar wou niks sê nie. Daai shorty gaan baie mooi wees as jy klaar met hom is.
Jy moet nou nog net Tinus se streke uithaal en 'n haardroëer opsit, dan praat ons van nog 'n "Fast Patrol".
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 05 Mar 2017 07:19

Ek verstaan 'n haardroer werk nie so goed met vergassers nie.
Maar ek is ook nie eintlik so 'n krag vraat nie.
Ek sal gelukkig wees met hom as hy net doen wat die Nissan oorspronklike specs se het hy moet kan doen.
Ek het Vrydag middag met hom gaan ry om te sien wat Graham alles gedoen het (sien in latere posts), en hy loop nou baie mooi.
Nie teveel krag nie. Net reg! :biggrin:
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 05 Mar 2017 07:30

So the story continues:

Graham had spent on-nd-off 9 working days on the car.
Most appointments are scheduled for a day or two, in-and-out.
So I could not really expect Graham to stop all other appointments.
This Job therefore had to serve as a filler of times in between the others.
Yet a heck of a lot was done in these two weeks.
This thread will just feature some of the salient points.


Most of the work done is not visible to the eye, at least not before opening the bonnet.
The first priority was to get the old TB42 back to being the reliable old beast it was designed to be. After 293,000 km, 23 years, and a lot of apparent neglect and bad historical mechanic work, there was a lot to be done.


While waiting for the appointment at G-Tech I did the following:
1) Replaced water overflow that had a big hole in it.
2) Re-gassed the aircon (still working after two weeks, so hopefully no leaks)
3) Replaced some of the vacuum pipes on the carburator that was leaking petrol (not cool, besides being very dangerous, a vacuum pipe is really not supposed to take petrol in)
4) Replaced the baby 7jj 15" rims with some really cool rims that Tinus sold, together with 33" BFGs. So street creds are up, even though the suspension made it look like a short wheel based limo.

Once at Graham, the extent of the neglect on the engine became apparent.
It was only firing on 5 cylinders.
But looking at the causes of this, it was a small miracle I was able to drive the car at all, and that as many a 5 cylinders were actually working.

I will post seem pics of what had been replaced, some pics of fittings and other items that was in a terrible state, and then the before and after engine humming clips!
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Jorrie » 05 Mar 2017 07:43

Alex Roux wrote:Ek verstaan 'n haardroer werk nie so goed met vergassers nie.
Daar is ek uit gevang!!! :think:
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 05 Mar 2017 07:45

6a Head&Gasket Before.jpg
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The head gasket was as bad as Graham has ever seen.
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I have already posted pics of the head after being skimmed, so will not repeat it here.
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The state of the valve springs were so bad the Graham does not know how the car was able to fire on as many as 5 cylinders.

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For the thermostat housing, a new one could not be sourced, but fortunately, Piet still l had his from his old TB42.
That, as well as a funny shaped pipe (looks a like a Questionmark) I also got from him.
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