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  • #28455
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    My lad is dating a girl from Sapin and her family were out here.  So they borrowed the truckster and went down to Second Valley, McLaren Vale for a couple of days.  Apparently, it never missed a beat, and even Clara’s Dad thought it was pretty old school cool :)

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    Finally got around to rebuilding the carby on the weekend,. Its was basically full of 30 years of crud.   Next, I want to work through a replace all the various vacuum lines as they are pretty sad and sorry.

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    And I found these pretty helpful.

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    My lad is dating a girl from Sapin and her family were out here. So they borrowed the truckster and went down to Second Valley, McLaren Vale for a couple of days. Apparently, it never missed a beat, and even Clara’s Dad thought it was pretty old school cool

    Should of given him the senator, then he was in for a sure thing.  :nice:

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    Id be replacing the vaccume hoses with high temp silicon ones  while you are at it.

     

    How did you find rebuilding it? Have you had it running since?

     

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    Yep rebuild went well, runs great now, I guess once I take it on a longer drive will see if the fuel economy is better.  Sort of wanted to keep the look of all the lines factory, so sticking with a similar type.

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    Any progress with this?

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    Just driving it around a little.  But my lad hurt his ribs so he hasn’t raced karts for a while, but we are heading out this Saturday so should be out for a run :)

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    Fitted the new plates on the weekend, really happy with them.  Also, we are racing next weekend and it has been a while since I had driven it so I gave it a nice clean, and took to Dads for fathers day yesterday.  It’s running really well, the only issue is a fast idle, not sure if that’s something to do with the auto choke or not, might have to have a little look and see.

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    Found another nice piece of the puzzle, looks like I have scored a nice set of correct 1987 VL Berlina hubcaps.  The guy may also have the correct radio, although I am a little scared at what price he may want for it given they seem to be as scarce as rocking horse shit, and as sort after as successful outcome from Brexit.

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    Be cool to see it looking more original.  Funny how much people want for these things like radios that how many people binned in the day

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    And I was wrong…. Lordy lordy, turns out the MX5 (Turbos) and LV2(304) had 15″ rims and a different hubcap.  The plus side is I think they look really nice, the downside is they have the Turbo premium on them which makes them more sought after than a barn find Ferrari.  So back to the drawing board and scouting around to see if I can build up a set without selling a kidney  :cry:

    These are what I am after

    #29980
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    So last week a set of the correct hubcaps went for $1,200.  So yea nah, I mean first time I left it at Bunnings someone would nick them.  So bought a very nice set of full stainless dress rings, I think they set if off nicely.  Been driving it a bit this week end working on the shed, so cool to drive love it.

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    Coming up on a year soon  ;-)

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    Wow already?

    #29984
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    Yep it was here a Month or so before I bought it across..  B-)

    <edit> just checked, 21st November and delivered it the 8th December!

     

    #29987
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    Bloody hell that years flown by!!

    #29989
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    Agree 100% Gary…

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