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    Looks sweet.Must be nice with Spring coming on down there.

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    Through the gorge there is always cold and wet. The local tribe is called Tuhoe which means Children of the mist. It must have been real hard country in the old days. My dad spent alot of time fur trapping up in there, 3 months at a time long before cell phones or plb's, if the helicopter couldn't come it would be a few days hike out

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    That looks like some absolutely amazing riding. Really cool to ride down a road your great grandfather built by hand. Must be surreal.
    How did that front tire do?

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    Bike handled pretty well, gets a little death wobbly in the deep gravel, but I think that's to be expected, just have to muscle it and take care. Had a few stones ringing though the front fender but nothing too bad. Handled the muddy parts and the river crossings very well.
    I love that area, it just feels like I belong there

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    Pretty windy coming back from the east coast the other day. Had me knocking right back down the gears in headwinds and I said nah that's not cool.

    When I got home I ordered a 150cc big block kit. It only cost $80 nzd so pretty cheap for a barrel, piston, rings and gaskets etc, even came with some viton valve seals. I weighed the bike
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    And myself and went and did some Gtech runs. The data graphs weren't very good but showed the ticket 11ho is about right.
    Then when I got home I swapped in the 150 kit and took it for a warm up run.
    Seems to have a bit more in the middle, same top speed as expected but I can probably gear it up a bit now. Pulled the plug after a wot run and it's a nice light brown. Will get home now plugs tomorrow and do some further testing.

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    Talk about inexpensive parts! I'm scared to know what that thing weighs, because I'm almost certain I weigh more

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    The cops will never pick up on the increase of cc's but it probably doesn't matter. Did it come with a rejet kit and spacer?
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    Increase in cc would be picked up at WOF check if they were pedantic.

    New quality rings installed. They looked better than the previous ones. I goofed a little when I checked what jetting an en150 has +same carb #115 main jet. I was sure the GN took a 115 jet as well, but it turns out it's a 110 so must have gone lean on the big hill as well.

    Put it all together yesterday again and put in a #120 (baggie of jets I bought forgot to put the #115 in. Typical)

    Have a wideband welded into the exhaust. Running rich on WOT. So will scrounge up a #115 and she how we go

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    Scrounged up a #115 main jet and went for a tootle around the back roads.
    It's on the rich side of a good tune right though the range so maybe a 112.5 if there is such a thing. So I'm thinking it must have only jjjjuuuuussssttt leaned out at WOT. Will keep the jets in my pocket and the wideband in the bike for a while and see how she goes. Pretty warm today so may be a good tune outside of summer

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    Been fixing this thing upfor our tenant (so I don't have a p.o.s on my lawn haha)
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    2000 ford explorer. Given to him for free.
    No pics before work I think, but it's all there
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    Was rusty

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    Made it not rusty

    Got a replacement headliner from the wreckers as original was shredded

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    It ran wierd in the drive there, and it had a engine light on.
    Intake vac line was split bad, so made a new one from bits in the garage
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    Runs nice now, just needs a new temp sensor for the gauge.

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    Stripped it down and scuffed it up
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    Lucky I ordered all the stuff needed before we got locked down. My south Auckland chop shop has it on lock


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    Did the doors a couple days ago. Quite like this colour. It's Audi nardo grey.

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    Base and clear done today. Not too bad. Can work on my clear orange peel, by the time I'd finished I had it down pretty well with the new gun and compressor
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    The grey is kinda growing on me. When I first saw it on an Audi I thought, "it's a bit bland..." but it's clean and subtle. I'd consider respraying the beige chalk board in it TBH
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    Out in the afternoon sun
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    i quite like the subtle pastels. greys, browns, snifter greens. they look nice and clean, i probably wont change the colour of my truck from gold tho

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    Nice job dude The cancer in the roof is scary but it's no worse than what is growing around the roof racks on my Hung Dog. Don't know if it's worth getting it patched and painted...
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    if you are paying a shop to do it, its probably not going to be cheap. Alright for me with a welder etc and some free time
    same as fixing any old car i guess

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    Interesting. The Ranger is a pickup in the states. That is the SUV based off of that platform, that we call the Explorer. In the 60's/70's, the Ranger and Explorer were trim packages for the F series pickups.
    Looks good!

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    Woops yes it's an explorer. It autocorrected I think after looking for cheap factory ranger wheels. They all get taken off and 20s fitted

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    Were the first model Exploders the ones that had a recall due to faulty rear brake lines?
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    these ones had a poor tyre choice on them and kept going upside down i believe

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    Oh, is it that Bridgestone/Ford debacle when Ford stated a too lower tyre PSI on the door placard to counteract the poor ride quality, and it caused tyres to blow?
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    Can't get any paint as it's non essential. Some durepox primer and some clear came out pretty good
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    Came out pretty good considering the what I would call minimal prep. If it was mine I'd have done another coat of primer and another couple days of sanding, but tenant would rather drive it than sand so that's fine, don't want it looking too good, it's just a 2001 ford eh

    Need some more trim clips as I cut them off rather than spend time fiddling to get them out. Cheaper to replace than waste my time

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    Pretty good - I wouldn't have a problem with a finish like that
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    Theres some dust here and there and a couple of runs in the clear where i ran out of room in the garage to swing my arm. Can correct that once the paint has some time to harden up no problem. I notice every little mark though, if it was my truck id have spent the extra time on it.
    does look good if you dont know where to look ahhaa

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    Saw some kittens in my woodpile the other day. Put a trap out last night and got both of them. Mum is hanging around still but I don't have a trap big enough for her.
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    Not totally wild, they are happy to take food from your hand, but not happy about being handled. I will feed and socialize them for a while, wife has found homes for them (but has hinted at keeping them. No thanks)

    Made up some transport boxes so I can get them out of here. Haha
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    Nice humanitarian work tortron. Marty would approve
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