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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Tommie » 19 Feb 2017 11:02

Geluk Alex. Geniet elke oomblik. :woo:

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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by offroadbiker » 20 Feb 2017 07:35

Ek sal ongelukkig nie die thread volg nie...............






Kan lei tot grootskaalse depressie :redface:




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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Rhett » 20 Feb 2017 13:48

It is a beaut! Very jealous, but many happy km's Alex, hope to see it around sometime :thumbup:
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Pieter B » 20 Feb 2017 14:47

Ek kry ongelukkig nie die jaloesie smiley nie.......

Geniet hom!!!!

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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 23 Feb 2017 10:20

Okay, so getting the engine in good working order is taking some work

The engine was running on only 5 cylinders. No 6 missed, but only due to the valve.

1) The engine most likely must have overheated a few times in the past as the valve springs need to be replaced
2) The Head is getting serviced (skimmed)
3) Carburettor getting reconned
4) Lots of pipes being replaced
5) And I need to find a thermostat housing.

The car will be out of action at least until end of next week - depending on when parts arrive back from recon / service.

So not a cheap exercise to get her up and running again.

And while out of action, I miss her already....
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Michael » 23 Feb 2017 11:37

Alex, great news on the valve actually. It could have been way worse.

Just a suggestion if I may, the head service is quite important on any vehicle, especially one with high mileage. It is usually advisable to have the engineers check the valve guides and make sure they are still in spec, new valve stem seals is a must and obviously, the valves and guides must be cut on the correct angle to make it seat properly.
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Dustin » 24 Feb 2017 13:15

Very nice Alex :thumbup:
I also have a secret shorty fetish :lol:
I'd do my nut to get a hold of a GU Shorty WWW
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Jorrie » 25 Feb 2017 03:59

Alex, Ek het gister na jou shorty gaan kyk by Graham. Die head lyk nou mooi. Ek baie jaloers.:mrgreen:
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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Peter Connan » 25 Feb 2017 06:18

Ek wonder soms of Nissan weet hoe 'n aanvraag daar in die land is vir shorties...
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Re: My Shortie Thread

Post by Alex Roux » 25 Feb 2017 11:43

Jorrie wrote:Alex, Ek het gister na jou shorty gaan kyk by Graham. Die head lyk nou mooi. Ek baie jaloers.:mrgreen:
Ja ek dink hy gaan baie lekker ry as die enjin weer aanmekaar is.
Weet iemand wat is die gewig van 'n shortie versus long wheel basis?
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