Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Draining the tank...
    Disconnect the fuel pressure line to the injectors and run it to a container.
    Connect the fuel pump to the battery and watch petrol go everywhere (@30 psi, or at least trying to get there)...

    Adding something to the fuel? Possibly it is 'just' water .. so some metho in the tank, shake and run. Usually water will settle to the bottom of the tank and that is where the fuel pick up should be for the fuel pump... There may be a paper fuel filter in there some where .. it will get blocked with water and it would be a good idea to have a spare available.
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  2. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Yep, FI line to a Jerry can and running the fuel pump could be the go Warin. I also thought about adding metho, but then I thought wouldn't adding E10 fuel accomplish the same thing?
  3. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    A Eureka that I used to see daily had a bodged up side glass in about 1970.

    I would always walk past the ‘good’ side to admire a beautiful car.
  4. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Since we’re off topic

    Today I volunteered to help

    http://tavas.com.au/

    At Caboolture

    Fantastic crew, incredible early aeroplanes, many that fly.

    Thread might need pics, maybe not?

    Anyway these aren’t even the whole collection
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    They are opening again after three months and three weeks, they have waived members subs for the year.

    Knackered

    A great day

    :-)
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  5. numbat

    numbat Long timer

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    My old man had a mate with a Nagari convertible at the time he was driving his Europa, he couldn't believe how much better the glass on the Bolwel was.
  6. numbat

    numbat Long timer

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    You're right about the front of the glass body, not a Europa, a bit of a mess really.
    Easy fix, everything's available to tidy it up and an early Lotus was only a cobbled together bunch of bits and pieces anyway, and not that well done either really, they just worked well, most of the time.
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  7. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Chapman’s ideal was complete collapse just after the finish line.

    Absolutely love Lotus cars, in the car world they have one of the most bike cars.

    An Elise would be nice
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  8. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Problem is living with them on a daily basis. In '99 I was looking for a new convertible and test drove the Elise, brilliant machine - so light and nimble, but let down by the rover K series engine and the fact that the seats were 1" thick (including the shell!). It was definitely not going to be a comfortable daily driver but I was still ready to plonk my money down when I drove to work on a Monday morning and was surprised to see an S2000 coming towards me down Nepean Hwy. I immediately rang the dealers as I thought they weren't due for release for another couple of months - they told me they were released that very day. Tuesday morning I had a test drive but all their floor stock, apart from the demo I saw, had been presold. Wednesday I called around all the dealers and found one unallocated, arranged the lease on the Thursday and drove it home that night. I think I purchased the very first privately registered S2000 outside of Japan. I kept that car for 16 years before finally selling it - I figured if I didn't sell it then it may be the last car I ever owned, it was that good.
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  9. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    My brother had one on order but bought an XKR convertible in the meantime. When his finally arrived he was so happy with the Jag he let his mate - who was over the moon - buy the Honda.

    The brother is still loving the XKR - along with his other toys.
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  10. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    I had a couple of hrs behind the wheel of a mate's 2019 MX5.

    Lovely car, great fun, but not that practical...
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  11. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    I had a couple of the originals. I'd buy another one today if they were still making them. Don't like the look of the later ones - and I'm so superficial.
  12. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    I actually prefer the new shape.
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  13. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    The new shape is very Datto 240Z. Very nice.
  14. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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  15. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    ^^^*
    Best excuse for speeding?



    "Officers spotted the ute doing 123 kilometres an hour and pulled the man over."
  16. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    I will put that on my list to visit. It looks great!
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  17. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Well worth it, they open on Friday, grand opening on Saturday.
  18. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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  19. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    In this case both
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  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    CAD. I need to get a bike part CAD’d for 3D printing. Anywhere i can get this done?