My Shortie Thread

Showcase your baby
User avatar
Peter Connan
Moderator
Posts: 4931
Joined: 10 Sep 2010 07:21
Full Name: Peter Connan
Nickname: Piet
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1996 Patrol 4.2SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Kempton Park
Has thanked: 186 times
Been thanked: 266 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Peter Connan » 05 Mar 2017 17:51

Alex, die "steering angles" is sekerlik identies.

The wheelbase of the shorty is roughly 25% shorter than that of the LWB's Thus, the turning circle will also be 25% shorter.

Which is why they are so succesful in challenge-type events.
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2399
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
1993: GQ SWB TB42 - aka "Shortie"
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 108 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 05 Mar 2017 21:04

Okay, so it does not turn sharper, it only feels like it because it is shorter?
The turning circle being longer for longer vehicles, even if the wheels are turned equally.

You see these common facts of physics don't come naturally to me!
Skilpad, Shortie & Witblits (in no particular order)

User avatar
offroadbiker
Moderator
Posts: 2459
Joined: 25 Jul 2012 08:36
Full Name: Dirk de Clerk
Nickname: ORB
Home Town: Krugersdorp
Current 4x4: Patrol GQ 4.2 ST
Home Language: Afrikaans/English
Location: Krugersdorp
Has thanked: 79 times
Been thanked: 80 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by offroadbiker » 06 Mar 2017 07:45

Alex dit lyk verby bakgat, seriously seriously jaloers :redface:

Wat die interior betref, praat met Ian, hy het daai GQ se binnekant (matte, roof lining, deur panele en sitplekke) alles laat vervang/nuut oorgetrek vir so 7K, ek reken dit is glad nie sleg nie...........
Dirk
1996 Nissan Patrol 4.2 ST

User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2399
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
1993: GQ SWB TB42 - aka "Shortie"
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 108 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 24 Apr 2017 18:29

So far Shortie was extremely heavy on fuel.
It seemed to be around 4km per litre before adjusting for tyres. Note that I do not drive cars like I stole them.
So this was worrying.

I found a guy that can do the dyno on carburettors in Boksburg.
He did the dyno today, and commented that the mix was indeed very rich.
In fixing the mix at each rev level, the car also turned out to be much more powerful. And I can feel it. Much more lively.

Below are the results:
Dyno1 2017-04-24.JPG
Dyno1 2017-04-24.JPG (85.76 KiB) Viewed 940 times
Dyno2 2017-04-24.JPG
Dyno2 2017-04-24.JPG (92.04 KiB) Viewed 940 times
Now this is what the web says the TB42 should be doing:

175 PS (129 kW; 173 bhp) @ 4200 rpm
32.6 kg·m (320 N·m; 236 lb·ft) @ 3200 rpm
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_TB_engine

This is a bit more
However, I am not sure at what altitude that was measured. Mine obviously at around 1550 meters (Jhb).
Also, the website is not clear on how the reading between the fuel injection and carburettor models differ.

Be that as it may, I am quite happy with the extra power, and knowing the consumption will definitely improve.
I will keep posted on what consumption will be like after the dyno.
Skilpad, Shortie & Witblits (in no particular order)

User avatar
Michael
Moderator
Posts: 2437
Joined: 05 Mar 2014 14:39
Full Name: Michael
Nickname: Steyn
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Patrol GU 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Centurion, PTA
Has thanked: 139 times
Been thanked: 220 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Michael » 25 Apr 2017 05:28

Those are big gains Alex, this will make a huge difference on fuel consumption
"The Just shall live by Faith" Rom1:17

Check out my build here My Patrol
And my engine rebuild here mostly engine related stuff

User avatar
JohnBoyZA
Site Admin
Posts: 1088
Joined: 02 Apr 2009 14:34
Full Name: John Murray
Nickname: John Boy
Home Town: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Also Bloubergstrand)
Current 4x4: Patrol GRX 4.8
Home Language: Afrikaans/English
Location: Big Bay, Cape Town
Has thanked: 171 times
Been thanked: 39 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by JohnBoyZA » 25 Apr 2017 06:23

Alex, lyk my jy geniet die regmaak en upgrades meer as die ry, as jy klaar is stuur hom asb Tanz toe, sal graag wil toets :pray: :thumbup:
Het beitejie oor sy naam gedink - Die spelling van dagga en dagga is darem baie dieselfde, rook hy baie? :thumbup:
Nissan Patrol, GRX, 4.8 (GU Y61)
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhemurray/sets/

User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2399
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
1993: GQ SWB TB42 - aka "Shortie"
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 108 times

Re: My Shortie Thread - extreme make over

Post by Alex Roux » 20 Jun 2017 18:13

So Shortie had an extreme make over
The panel beating and painting was done by Quantum (Jan Fourie)
The guy is a perfection nist. So if you want this done, you have to be patient. But patience pays of. Also notice the rims!

[attachment=3]IMG_4725.JPG[/attachment]

[attachment=2]IMG_4730.JPG[/attachment]

[attachment=1]IMG_4728.JPG[/attachment]

[attachment=0]IMG_4727.JPG[/attachment]

Only problem is, I don't want to go into the bush with it!
Attachments
IMG_4727.JPG
IMG_4727.JPG (208.28 KiB) Viewed 713 times
IMG_4728.JPG
IMG_4728.JPG (196.61 KiB) Viewed 713 times
IMG_4730.JPG
IMG_4730.JPG (192.07 KiB) Viewed 713 times
IMG_4725.JPG
IMG_4725.JPG (225.26 KiB) Viewed 713 times
Skilpad, Shortie & Witblits (in no particular order)

User avatar
Tinus lotz
Moderator
Posts: 6562
Joined: 29 Aug 2010 13:07
Full Name: Tinus lotz
Nickname: Tinus lotz
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan patrol 4.8 GRX 2005

Toyota 2.7 legend 35 LWB 4X4
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 494 times
Been thanked: 236 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Tinus lotz » 20 Jun 2017 18:37

Ek huil al weer oor daai rims..... :redface: :redface:
Jo...daai is dik mooi patrollie

User avatar
Jorrie
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2288
Joined: 21 Jun 2011 18:55
Full Name: Jacobus Jordaan
Nickname: Jorrie
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 1998 Nissan Patrol 4500 GRX, 2011 Zook
Home Language: English/Afrikaans
Location: Pretoria
Has thanked: 94 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Jorrie » 20 Jun 2017 19:15

Daai shorty lyk baie mooi Alex!
Jorrie
4500 GRX
Jimny

User avatar
NMAD
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 265
Joined: 11 Mar 2015 15:07
Full Name: noel
Nickname: happy
Home Town: C
Current 4x4: 20
Home Language: E
Has thanked: 50 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by NMAD » 20 Jun 2017 20:58

Beautiful :thumbup:

Post Reply

Return to “08. Your Patrol”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests