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    Hydraulic nut splitter, no jarring but it would...

    Hydraulic nut splitter, no jarring but it would need to be held well to avoid it turning on its axis.
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Grub Screw Size

    Is the diameter of the screw in this link 4mm or 6mm. I think it is 4mm but doubt remains.
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    That looks pretty smart, now you have clubmen? :U...

    That looks pretty smart, now you have clubmen? :U My son has looked at buying one several times but because he has short arms and long pockets he can't justify the purchase. Have you run the first...
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    I did a fair bit of work on Laycock OD's when I...

    I did a fair bit of work on Laycock OD's when I owned a series of Triumph sedans as they were not a standard fit in Oz. We eventually fitted one to the back of a Borg Warner 3 speed auto transmission...
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    That's a big comment for one of the better...

    That's a big comment for one of the better machine shop owners in the US who specialise in producing calibration equipment. Where specifically is he wrong as I would not have a clue but others here...
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    For a few extra dollars these are regarded as...

    For a few extra dollars these are regarded as about the best you can buy and they are Australian made to boot. A 3/8th Torque wrench at small numbers is starting to fall out of its accuracy range for...
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    Elan, thanks for the reply, B in L is retired and...

    Elan, thanks for the reply, B in L is retired and learned his trade in the days before stuff like even mechanical edge finders were routinely used or perhaps unavailable for all I know so he was...
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    Edge Finder

    I want to buy my B in L an edge finder for a xmas present and haven't a clue what is a good one or a bad one. He is a tool maker by trade and does not tolerate cheap and nasty and when I went to look...
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    That's a good looking trailer, did you resolve...

    That's a good looking trailer, did you resolve the brake issues?
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    For the price of a few seal kits I would be...

    For the price of a few seal kits I would be overhauling the whole lot, hitting something will be more expensive than the kits. If you need compressed air or help in any way to get the pistons out...
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    If the brakes have been sitting around and not...

    If the brakes have been sitting around and not used I would overhaul all cylinders and possibly new flexible lines. What track are you going to run it on? You definitely want good brakes at Wakefield...
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    Dormer, the price might be a bit up there but...

    Dormer, the price might be a bit up there but they won't disappoint you. I can't think of another brand that I would buy in preference. Amazon US have got some good brands as well all generally made...
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    Brick trucks usually have all terrain forklifts...

    Brick trucks usually have all terrain forklifts with very experienced operators just make sure that each machine is chained to the forklift especially top heavy machines such as mills, band saws etc...
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    Cutting the Quick Way

    Have a look at these Diablo blades escpecially the circular saw at normal speed. Ignore the presenter.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_2NG2nZe0k
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    I could possibly organise some expertise for that...

    I could possibly organise some expertise for that if you decide to go that way but he might want a drive! The other possibility is use a Haltech and they do harnesses to suit the ECU. Drew my son and...
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    I'll talk you into EFI yet!:) I reckon find a...

    I'll talk you into EFI yet!:) I reckon find a Corolla in a wrecking yard and pull everything out of it or buy the whole car. Here is the link to project Binky where they start attacking the wiring...
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    What are you doing, carbies or EFI? Did you watch...

    What are you doing, carbies or EFI? Did you watch the Project Binkey episodes where they did the wiring?
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    300 mm marks on a mill, that could take some time...

    300 mm marks on a mill, that could take some time I guess but I will ask my toolmaker Brother in Law what he thinks.
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    I have thought about putting a rule on a backing...

    I have thought about putting a rule on a backing pice, Moore & Wright do a narrow 300mm rule that might be suitable. Does anyone know if a laser could put graduations on a rod or bar?
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    Graduated Rod/Bar

    Thsi is a long shot, does anyone know where I could buy a graduated rod/bar/shaft at least 300mm long. This marking guage has one as an example of what I am after though it does not have to be round,...
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    I wonder if it has been privately imported and...

    I wonder if it has been privately imported and they then found out it could not be registered with no numbers.
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    A bike engine in a road car is hard to do because...

    A bike engine in a road car is hard to do because of no reverse gear but there have been work arounds done.
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    I sold a car to a guy who had built a Cobra and...

    I sold a car to a guy who had built a Cobra and had to hire Oran Park to do a brake test. He had the money so it didn't worry him too much, he was just p'd of that he had to go too so much trouble.
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    So, no VIN or chassis number I presume or any...

    So, no VIN or chassis number I presume or any possibility of getting one? Have you been able to ascertain any history? As a way out idea the hot rod guys have some arrangement for new cars that are...
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    You and me both, up until recently my mobile...

    You and me both, up until recently my mobile phone lived in the car and I used to look at it every few months to check it was still on. Sadly these days I have to re-learn life with a mobile due to...
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    Just my approach, I would pick up the phone...

    Just my approach, I would pick up the phone instead of email and have a chat. I think the personal approach gets things moving very quickly and five minutes of phone is worth a month of back and...
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    This page has links to fora etc ClubbiesSA Links...

    This page has links to fora etc ClubbiesSA Links Page
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    You would know far more than me on clubbies and...

    You would know far more than me on clubbies and point him to putting the ITB on etc. I didn't read your post before I wrote my last one.
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    There is a Clubman forum for online help if that...

    There is a Clubman forum for online help if that suits you or maybe one of the Toyota forums may be of help but I have found over the years that there is generally one or two people who know what...
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    My thinking for a project like this is the...

    My thinking for a project like this is the vehicle is a toy to be enjoyed and if you can jump in it and it goes with no issue then it is enjoyable and gets used. If you have to fiddle with it every...
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    Carbys are right when they are initially set but...

    Carbys are right when they are initially set but as soon as the aiir pressure changes they have lost that optimum even if by chance someone accidently got them spot on after many hours of work....
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    I would be looking at injection and coil on plug...

    I would be looking at injection and coil on plug ignition possibly all from a late model Toyota. The modern ECU's from Haltech or similar are fantastic pieces of kit.
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    For what it is worth and my experience with...

    For what it is worth and my experience with tuning multiple carby set ups over many years I would put injection on it. It is far more simple to tune and is basically set and forget along with easier...
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    This might help...

    This might help https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Transtig+250EC+adjust+spark+gap
  36. You could be right but I was told 30 minutes and...

    You could be right but I was told 30 minutes and it seems to work for me, mind you it was a long time ago that I did all my welding courses. I always wondered how the time was arrived at and I guess...
  37. And if an Acetylene bottle has been laid down...

    And if an Acetylene bottle has been laid down always allow 30 minutes before using it.
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    Any light can be plug in, all it need is a 3 pin...

    Any light can be plug in, all it need is a 3 pin plug on it. I put unswitched 3 pin roses in the ceiling and then plugged all the lights in to those. I can put double adaptors on the rose and add an...
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    Same thing...

    Same thing https://www.tradetools.com/product-range/miscellaneous/sharpening-tools/renegade-drill-bit-sharpener

    Video here


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJlr5sUboY
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    Ignore me then, I thought it was a two stroke. :-

    Ignore me then, I thought it was a two stroke. :-
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    I think you need a seriously stiff set up...

    I think you need a seriously stiff set up including a really solid lathe to do that. Then it will need honing to size on something like a Sunnen hone (preferably) to finish to size. I am not a fan of...
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    Brian Stockman ran a lot of these motors in...

    Brian Stockman ran a lot of these motors in Superkarts, he may be able to help you. Google for his details, I think he lives in Tamworth from vague memory.
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    You get what you pay for when rehabbing...

    You get what you pay for when rehabbing cylinders. We used to send them to NZ years ago but I haven't done one for a long time and towards the end of our racing NZ quality had dropped and they were...
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    Elan, PM sent

    Elan, PM sent
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    Azzrock, I just tried to send a PM and your inbox...

    Azzrock, I just tried to send a PM and your inbox is full.
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    PM me your phone number and a convenient time to...

    PM me your phone number and a convenient time to call.
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    Wanted - Precision Machinist Level

    Has anyone got one they want to sell, two would be nicer! Thanks.
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    I don't know but my arc welding teacher had in a...

    I don't know but my arc welding teacher had in a previous life been a welder on nuclear submarines and he said it took a full packet of rods to do a single vertical up on bulkheads so I can imagine a...
  49. I haven't got one but Lincoln welders are always...

    I haven't got one but Lincoln welders are always good in my experience.
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    What is the bore on the flywheel look like....

    What is the bore on the flywheel look like. Getting the crank back to scratch will be fairly easy, the flywheel might be another matter and both might have to be lapped to each other. There was a mob...
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