The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
140 posts
Aug 07 2019
03 March 2020 - 21:20

i looked into replacing mine , they are readily available on e bay or you could go for a reverse camera

16 December 2019 - 21:35

their is a pin in the fob for the key , the blade is removable, knock out the pin and swap keys over. another option?

17 December 2019 - 21:08

have you tried turning the key that fits the lock and push the buttons on the other at the same time to sinc up fob or dose the fob need to be in contact with the car

12 August 2019 - 22:37

I used to do this for power at my shack 30 odd years ago. we used 4 to 5 hp stationary engines of all types , we used pulleys so we could get the right speed for the alternators and charge battery's with them, not direct power out of the alternator. the smart guys tweeked their regulators so they charged better (that's old type regulator not new electronic regulators)don't even know if you can still buy them?
PS you had to tickle them to start charging (put power across the alternator so it would load up)
hope that give you some ideas.

28 September 2019 - 01:21

no1 is grey and no5 red black strip
no7 white no9 brown no10 black
the pins can be removed with the smallest flat jewellers screw driver
PS it may have been removed to replace the blend motor at some stage instead of replacing them all

28 September 2019 - 22:43

they wouldn't be wired back to front because they are opposite and work back to front.
how tight are the distribution flaps and other flaps , if you have to put physical effort into moving them they are probably to tight should move with the flick of a finger.

14 October 2019 - 21:34

when you say cleaned up the flaps do you mean you trimmed up the rubber edges around the flaps or modded the inside of the air box. the real issue is the box shrinks and the end float of the shafts dissapears this is where the problem is if the flaps are tight
ps when the lube dries it will fault again?

18 October 2019 - 06:18

did you remove the heater box from the vehicle , which flaps did you trim.

18 October 2019 - 09:16

ok that sounds good that you did remove the box , i had a vision of you trimming the flaps on the top off the box and not actually removing it . if yo have good end float and all is free it should be good. how did you go with the white gear on the side as they can be tight too

29 June 2020 - 22:41

remove the instrument panel and remove the blend motors, top one is the distribution motor , operates 3 flaps inside the box , the other operate the air temp, one flap. try and move the big white wheel , it should move freely if it doesn't it's a dash out IMHO. go straight to the real issue, it takes about 30 minutes or so, the little 7.2v motors will struggle to move if the flaps in the box are tight. it's a plastic box that shrinks over time and the flaps go tight , it's a shame only the air box dose that???
don't bother with all the silly tricks they are only temporary and a waste of time
PS if you need to remove the dash don't forget the fans.

05 July 2020 - 00:44

i used a small screw driver , the screws are reasonably loose, to put them back i taped them to the screw driver.

23 February 2020 - 21:19

its relevant to all models with the small 8' diff in them ok i ment 8'' diff :)
import rules don't make sense halve the time , its just another ploy to get you to spend money on dumb ideas so its not worth the effort . some of the stories i've heard are outrages how a car was prept in japan sent to melbourne and held on the dock because it has some fluid of some description in. pay money to fix to have the car sent another 300kms to have it arrive with bits missing . the cars are sealed up to prevent this from happening so any excuse to get into it and no body knows anything about it.

23 February 2020 - 21:59

wow if i ever go to europe i will have to brush up on some rules and regulations , you seem to have them for everything, and with the separation from the eu i doubt if its going to get any better. we just park them in the paddock and wait for the registry to send a letter for you to hand in the plates and even then just sign a stat deck stating they where lost and then screw them to the side of the shed . most people just ignore the letter
I went to register one off my buggies for RV rego (off road rego) after 3 year restore to have one lady at the rego office to say you was supposed to hand the plates in (with a stern look on her face) to have the next bloke just look at me and say do you want to keep your plates it will save you $40 dollars for the new plates.

24 February 2020 - 00:28

i put my glasses on for that one
cheaper by the box full i recon :)

24 February 2020 - 21:38

that's not a bad idea to levy fuel but the governments already tax the crap out of it .
as for insurance what gets me is bomb insurance get you 20.000.000 million dollars in damage for 150 odd dollars ,but if you insure your car for 10.000 grand on top its 3/4/5 times the price , that's a con

23 February 2020 - 23:14

we do have some things that are similar, ANPR are fitted to police cars only i think . when NSW introduced this the police commissioner went for a drive with the police to see how it went , after 2 hour they court 20 plus unregistered cars and hadn't left the initial area they started in. the commissioner stated on exiting the car that all vehicle where to be fitted out immediately which was followed by an immediate rise in rego's
our RV rego is basically an insurance to cover the medical costs in the event off an accident in the bush, helicopter extraction is expensive.
we generally have a least one death a year on the west coast of tassie from RV vehicles (bikes buggies 4x4 etc)
in tassie we have to have 3rd party insurance for road vehicles , this covers injuries only, like RV rego , part of rego when paid for in tassie. some states you have to take out another insurance, is this the insurance you mentioned or is it a comprehensive insurance to cover the other car for damage. i think all vehicles should have at least (bomb insurance )that's what we call it , just to cover the other car not yours, it's around $150, cheap.

23 February 2020 - 23:21

hang on i'll just go and get my glasses
that's right the little one ha ha
now that i have my glasses on i can see your smiley face is cock eyed :) ha ha

05 May 2020 - 22:43

what is the best way to share a small video from my collection
eg (go pro video)

18 March 2020 - 23:15

A little known secret if ya run out of bog roll when the apocalypse comes, is to use the blue garage tissue stuff, soft as soft can be and only stings yer arsehole if there is ATF or Acetone on it...... "cough".

good to see you recycling in a time off need

09 July 2020 - 01:47

i don't have EAS but my general rule is, use it or loose it . most things don't wear out they age and deteriorate especially rubber components