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by MihiT
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Cromoly tube
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Cromoly tube

Why chromoly? Which chromoly? Would stainless work? What's the application? a 12ga pistol? are any of the given dimensions optional, ie are you just matching existing, or could it have thinner wall? Does it need to be seamless? A bit pedantic, but specifics never hurt... 4140 is prety common in engi...
by MihiT
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: WTB rag-top setup for Series 3 landy
Replies: 0
Views: 55

WTB rag-top setup for Series 3 landy

As title. Anyone got anything can email or pm or reply here. Cheers.
by MihiT
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Need to get thread tapping done (18mm x 1.5 LH) - Auckland
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Need to get thread tapping done (18mm x 1.5 LH) - Auckland

cheers guys. Have access to a lathe but not skilled up enough on it so don't want to make up such critical parts. Besides wouldn't you need a very specific cutting tool to give the right pitch etc (cutting internal thread, FWIW)? Might cost more than thread taps? . Bits can be ground easily enough ...
by MihiT
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Need to get thread tapping done (18mm x 1.5 LH) - Auckland
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Need to get thread tapping done (18mm x 1.5 LH) - Auckland

Tap??
Chuck it in the lathe and single point it. Engineering 101.

I might also suggest that turnbuckles could be found at rigging or marine supply outfitters.
by MihiT
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: 2000+ 4wd ute options.
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: 2000+ 4wd ute options.

Oh yeah, the D40 narvas have a good bit of pull, not sure about getting 33s on though. Also Not much clearance underneath, much more of a car.
Know a guy (engineer) who runs a fleet of them with no complaints.
by MihiT
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: 2000+ 4wd ute options.
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: 2000+ 4wd ute options.

Y61 Safari. Job done. TB45/8 will be more comfy on road, TD42 for real work. I believe the 4.8 petrols aren't as well matched to the box, (haven't driven) (4spd vs 5) but 4spd auto's not too bad. If you don't need to pull big stuff the TD27 terrano's go good as well, but not sure about post-2000 mod...
by MihiT
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Vitara Hub Tool Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Vitara Hub Tool Wanted

Pin punch and hammer works for me. If I want to be precise with a torque wrench I'll weld a couple bits of rod to a socket.
I managed to track down a proper cup socket when I had the L200, can't recall what size it is.
Should be able to be ordered anywhere that stocks Powerbuilt or Teng
by MihiT
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: WTB: GQ rear sway bar bits
Replies: 1
Views: 156

WTB: GQ rear sway bar bits

if anyone had a cheap pair of OEM links they upgraded and want to donate that would be cool, otherwise i will be getting new bushes from 4wdbits anyway so will just get new links at the same time. OR, if someone has all the bits of a factory (no lift) disconnect they wanted to part with for reasonab...
by MihiT
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Safari GVM
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Safari GVM

You probably have a pretty good idea already, and I don't know much about this, but double check the terms, because there's CGVM (combined gross vehicle mass - includes towed) GVM, GTM/tare weights, gross laden, and various other measures. If it's plated with a GVM of 2600, they may have given that ...
by MihiT
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Safari GVM
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Safari GVM

I don't know if it helps you any, but as far as I know you can't actually break a saf. I've had mine over the weighbridge with a trailer and come out at 6,170, and didn't have any issues starting, stopping or braking. I have uprated the springs and shocks all round (and mine is cut down to a ute). B...
by MihiT
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: EFS nissan safari fron springs install
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: EFS nissan safari fron springs install

I've just looked under mine - nothing there, from memory there was one at the top under the tower, which kept it captive and stopped it from torquing out.
by MihiT
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Radio

My first thought would be rubbish OEM speaker wiring, possibly shorted - it's not that hard to drag new stuff, and I would recommend re-wiring everything (power and earch as well) Second would be the configuration on the head unit - it may switch between Amp-out (line level) and speaker-out. And if ...
by MihiT
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Diesel tuner
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Diesel tuner

I can't remember what I paid, I think it was a few hundred bucks for 6 reco ones on the TD42.
by MihiT
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Diesel tuner
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Diesel tuner

peter_Kzj78 wrote:

it´s a big car, I wonder who get´s more out of it?

Not many people!
http://www.fuelly.com/car/toyota/land_cruiser/1993
by MihiT
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Safari King Pin Bearing Seal?
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Safari King Pin Bearing Seal?

Do you mean the 42x65x10 oil seal?
They're about $3 from any engineering shop.
by MihiT
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Need a Isuzu bighorn 4JG2 alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Need a Isuzu bighorn 4JG2 alternator

Is that petrol or diesel? I may have just the thing.
by MihiT
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Diesel tuner
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Diesel tuner

The garage in Onerahi, behind Hammer Hardware, are pretty clued up on 4x4 and shouldn't rip you off. Diesel Dave at Maungatapere maybe able to help but he's more a nissan man. Last options would be the ARB shop on Porowini or there's a few diesel places on Gumdigger Pl whose names escape me. Replaci...
by MihiT
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Help with PTO winch service
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Help with PTO winch service

I wouldn't try prying against an alloy hub unless I really really had to.
Heat it and hit it.
It's possible someone has siliconed both sides of the hub gasket too. Also check that it's disengaged, then rock the shaft back and forward to see it's not binding.
by MihiT
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 4.6 diffs Nissan safari
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: 4.6 diffs Nissan safari

Someone will come along with more info, but they put quite a few different cogs into the H233b so should be plenty out there. I'm not 100% but: They were in everything from the MQ to the GU series safs; I believe the rear of a navara (WD21 and D22) has a 4.1:1, may have also used 4.6 for their V6 au...
by MihiT
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: GQ Y60 TD42Problem 2: fuse blowing
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: GQ Y60 TD42Problem 2: fuse blowing

Thanks, yes it is a 24v safari. So if the 24v/12v reducer is basically a transformer and the two coils are not directly electrically connected in the same circuit then the short must be between the reducer and the battery (probably after the fuse box I am thinking rather than before it)? unless it ...
by MihiT
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Coil Springs Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Coil Springs Wanted

I have a fair pile of them, but imagine couriering them to chch would be rather expensive.
by MihiT
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Tire Pressures.....
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Tire Pressures.....

Ive always used my home compressor so what is the deal with servo compressors? Are their gauges accurate or should we stay away from them? How often do you have your gauge at home re-calibrated? :D I carry a pressure gauge separately anyway, so if two or three give similar readings it can't be too ...
by MihiT
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Tire Pressures.....
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Tire Pressures.....

A/Ts not so bad for wear, they'll have a pretty flexible carcass and firm tread. Higher pressures will just give you a slightly rougher ride, and put more (though negligible) wear through your shocks and suspension as the sidewalls do less work. When I'm on the road with M/Ts I usually run 40-45psi....
by MihiT
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: Nearly rolled Safari, driver's side, issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Nearly rolled Safari, driver's side, issues?

Pulled the bitch back. Cracked all the injectors and cranked it, but probably didn't have to.

DieselBoy, not too sure about that pump thing but I heard it a while ago, it's okay to roll them counter-clockwise but not clockwise...
Best not to roll them, though. :cry:
by MihiT
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: Nearly rolled Safari, driver's side, issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Nearly rolled Safari, driver's side, issues?

I'll post some pictures for everyone to laugh at later. Basically I was out spotlighting, got to close to the edge of the bank/track, it fell, I fell. I think it's mostly resting on the axles. Engine was still running fine, aprox 45-50• angle. I know that if these go right over on the driver side th...
by MihiT
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: trailer leaf springs
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: trailer leaf springs

If you don't find anything else, Archer springs in Rotorua will fabricate for you at pretty reasonable prices.
I'm all coil sprung so can't help there.
by MihiT
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Manualizing a Pajero auto
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Manualizing a Pajero auto

There's a crowd in ozzie that manualise safari boxes. You send the valve block/body and they do their voodoo, cost about $1500. I'll try and find the name.
by MihiT
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Amp rating of a Safari's altenator
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Amp rating of a Safari's altenator

Agree $1000 is silly money. More amps is good, personally if I replaced it I'd just max out, 120A, this will help anything you ever want to run in future (winch, fridge, very large sound system etc) with the benefit of being under-stressed and running cooler if you're not loading it up. Bosch brand ...
by MihiT
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 1994 mistral R20 rear drum brake problem
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: 1994 mistral R20 rear drum brake problem

tweake wrote:to add, the likes of toyota auto adjusters are known to get worn and back off the shoes.

Yeah but mate we're talking Nissan here, none of that toymotor rubbish. :p
by MihiT
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: How to change td42 fuel cut solenoid?
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: How to change td42 fuel cut solenoid?

Which manual is that?? I was under the impression that it was a matter of two screws on top of the injector pump.

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