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1 hour ago, Fitzy said:

Great read mate but no mention of adjustment of that air bypass, same with the carb shop link

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FIRST DRIVE   VIDEO   DA6141F0-1C3C-421B-8FC6-BF39EBB6A826.MOV And some shots of her on the lawn !!! Its bloody beer o’clock I feel   

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Dear Gawd - Can you imagine Fitzy and Kiwi physically getting together for beer and a parts run???? It would be the southern hemisphere equivalent of GE showing up at notallthere's house in Canuc

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Mate, lookin' good. I want to paint under my hood and the engine bay as soon as the donk comes out. A most satisfying job, especially when visitors ask to see the engine and you feel proud every time you open 'er up and everything looks great.

I think I took too much heroin when I decided to paint my headers blue. Once they heat up a few times the colour should tone down somewhat.

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Hew Kiwi, I have a question. Since you seem to own every object in the known universe, can you recommend a decent harmonic balancer pulley? Supercheap sell one for about 40 bucks but I'd rather something that will work more than once.

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i haven't shown my wiring yet but there is this bloody ugly as horn rely that my main battery feed goes to then a second cable goes down to the new starter.... i am going to get rid of it... it ugly, its rusty, and i am sure i can do a much neater job.

And have a single main feed cable straight to my starter at the same time... i have a plan !!:woot:

19 minutes ago, Fitzy said:

Hew Kiwi, I have a question. Since you seem to own every object in the known universe, can you recommend a decent harmonic balancer pulley? Supercheap sell one for about 40 bucks but I'd rather something that will work more than once.

whats wrong with your factory one?, i dont fancy aftermarket shit !

15 minutes ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

i haven't shown my wiring yet but there is this bloody ugly as horn rely that my main battery feed goes to then a second cable goes down to the new starter.... i am going to get rid of it... it ugly, its rusty, and i am sure i can do a much neater job.

And have a single main feed cable straight to my starter at the same time... i have a plan !!:woot:

whats wrong with your factory one?, i dont fancy aftermarket shit !

got a remember this is my very first poncho Fitzy,,, i am learning like you mate...

super cheap are great for lots of things but those kids have no idea what they are selling you !!!

JustA clean up your stock steel one and reuse it :cheers:

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Uh, no...I'll need to remove it when I tear down the engine. I'll be keeping the stock balancer, don't worry. I keep reading horror stories of cheap pullers failing, or stripping the threads whilst the balancer stays put.

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2 minutes ago, Fitzy said:

Uh, no...I'll need to remove it when I tear down the engine. I'll be keeping the stock balancer, don't worry. I keep reading horror stories of cheap pullers failing, or stripping the threads whilst the balancer stays put.

nah, dont over think it mate, it will come of piece of piss, if your worried, justA borrow one from a garage, in give the guy a box of beer

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Hi Kiwi, I see you have your own lifts. I bought a portable lift that has about 64” length on each side. Can I lift car from side frame ok or does it need to extend all the way close to the wheels where there is a flat landing metal pad? Another words, is anywhere along the bottom rail ok? This is a picture taken from the tire store. It seems like they just caught the bottom rail up from the actual support pad. Thanks! Sorry, don’t know why pics load upside down 

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6 hours ago, Bonneville convertable64 said:

Hi Kiwi, I see you have your own lifts. I bought a portable lift that has about 64” length on each side. Can I lift car from side frame ok or does it need to extend all the way close to the wheels where there is a flat landing metal pad? Another words, is anywhere along the bottom rail ok? This is a picture taken from the tire store. It seems like they just caught the bottom rail up from the actual support pad. Thanks! Sorry, don’t know why pics load upside down 

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Hi Del, i usually get the arms to sit on the big flat area where the rear trailing arm mounts and up front where the chassis turns 90 degrees inward behind the wheel. i see with your lift you may not be able to reach that far... and i am pretty sure your convertible will have the same chassis as my 2 door, 

she might flex a bit but its worth a try, justA once you lift her, dont open the doors.

also from your pictures i would be moving the hoist forward a bit, the front is the heaviest with your motor and all, so maybe center the hoist justA forward of the b pillar, lift a little and see how it behaves.

Hopefully the guys can give their thoughts on this too ???

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got another issue some one may be able to help me with, my ignition switch is dodgee as i can justA bout find that spot in the key where its not sending power to my new starter motor, !! 😡

i have been onto ames, no replacement ignition switch, google search, found me next to zip.

does anyone know where i can buy a new 1964 Bonneville/ wide tracker ignition switch ?. its a 9 pin and 63-64 are the same.

 not sure what you did Wrongway as i did read you changed your s ??? 🙄

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It looks like the 9 pin is for cars with a/c, otherwise it's 7 pin.

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Here's a GM style 1915420148_Screenshot_20210505-172412_SamsungInternet.thumb.jpg.04cca03171a3306cfab28f3aac3c15a3.jpguniversal fit 10 pin from Speeway Motors for about $22!

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57 minutes ago, Fitzy said:

Here's a GM style 1915420148_Screenshot_20210505-172412_SamsungInternet.thumb.jpg.04cca03171a3306cfab28f3aac3c15a3.jpguniversal fit 10 pin from Speeway Motors for about $22!

thanks Fitzy, looks like i am best to make a universal one fit, 200 notes for a nos one !! yeah NO !

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5 minutes ago, Fitzy said:

You might just need a new barrel, like one from a local Parisienne or Impala, or even a Holden one might fit.

FYI I meticulously cleaned up all my switchwear (all had surface rust) and managed to keep everything working. You might try pulling the old switch out and fiddling with it. Could just be a loose connector on the back. Being low mileage, I wouldn't think it would have worn out already.

thats justA what i will do, 👍

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