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by mike
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Pursuit of low mount winch happiness
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: Pursuit of low mount winch happiness

Nice write up, I too have the freespool issue. I will pull mine and degrease it. One thing I did is put an external regulator on the alternator. Most internal ones are very conservative. They will only go to 14.4v if even that, and then hit 13.4/13.7 for float . At this voltage the alternator is onl...
by mike
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: Westport Tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Westport Tracks

Long time for me to get back. Cheers for the replies. Yep Seddonville was great. Had a couple of false starts with dead end tracks but found a great loop track that kept us happy. Will definitely be heading back 8) 8) When you do, go up denniston and mount fredrick! amazing and totally awesome! htt...
by mike
Mon May 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 Kiwi winch comp - 10 year anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: 2018 Kiwi winch comp - 10 year anniversary

What a bugger it's finishing, always wanted to do this but something always got in the way. What type of event is going to replace it? Main thing will be timing, South Island series starts that weekend too & theirs a winch challenge in Hawkes Bay the weekend prior. Might be helpful if organiser...
by mike
Tue May 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 Kiwi winch comp - 10 year anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 953

2018 Kiwi winch comp - 10 year anniversary

Hi All, Well it is that time of year again. 1 month out till the kiwi. This years is the 10th Anniversary and will most likely be the last. I think the club is going to look at running a totally different type of event/gathering. Naturally this is to be confirmed of course. This years Kiwi is probab...
by mike
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: rr/ disco/110 parts cheap lot
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: rr/ disco/110 parts cheap lot

Hi Lokrite,

I'll take the lot, should keep my rover going for a few more years.

send me a txt on 021895516
**edit, sorry didnt see your number will send you one ***
cheers
Mike
by mike
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Auto trans oil temp
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Auto trans oil temp

The manual lockup is good. I just installed a switch into a wire (providing power) and it locks it up at the touch of a button. Just have to be careful not leaving it locked when stopping all of a sudden or slow speeds.
by mike
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Auto trans oil temp
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Auto trans oil temp

I use low range. You can climb under the truck and on the gear box around where the levers are is a couple of plugs. I just slipped one apart and that allows 2wd low range, the button has to be pressed to engage 4wd now. The plug allows automatic engagement of 4wd when it detects the low range selec...
by mike
Tue May 16, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: KIWI 4x4 Teams Challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 2801

Re: KIWI 4x4 Teams Challenge

suzolla wrote:Hi Mike,
What the event programme, is it Sat and Sun or Sun and Monday.
Cheers
Tim


Sat/Sun monday pack up and go home. or sunday if you like.

No physical prizes this year.

1st prize is $600
2nd $300
Can't remember what third is.
by mike
Tue May 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: KIWI 4x4 Teams Challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 2801

Re: KIWI 4x4 Teams Challenge

mudlva wrote:Bugger...
Weekends booked...

How long has this date been known? As ive only just heard about it now


Every year without fail on queens birthday, it should really have been posted sooner so people don't go booking unbookable things on this most amzazing spectacular event :mrgreen:
by mike
Tue May 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 3665

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Crawlerer79 wrote:Any idea of when there'll be piccies out?


Just got the photos all up on the server, all 17gigs worth. I need to resize them and seperate the vids out. I have a script that will do most of it. just need to find it, it's been a while since I last saw it or used it, bit like my 13mm spanners!
by mike
Tue May 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: KIWI 4x4 Teams Challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 2801

KIWI 4x4 Teams Challenge

Hi All, Kiwi 4x4 Teams event is on at Queens Birthday weekend again. This years is going to be the hardest yet, with most tracks taking an hour to complete and some where you will be pushing 1.5hrs! These tracks are insane and challenging and not for the faint hearted. If you want seat time, then th...
by mike
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 3665

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Yup definitely sailing, conditions in cook won't warrant them not to. Thursday afternoon, most likely not. Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Southerly 15 knots developing again Thursday morning, rising to 50 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming high. Poor visibility in ra...
by mike
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 3665

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

cool, the oz croc explorer is making tracks down to his old stomping ground :mrgreen: Anyway we are all staying at nuts. so everyone who is coming pm me, or email me (with your name - mike@ore.co.nz ) for his address and phone number, or send me a txt or even call if you are old school (mike 0218955...
by mike
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 3665

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

I'm not going to be able to make it. But wondering if someone can help. Jafa if bringing a box down for me that I need to get to CHC. is anyone coming back this way? Thanks, Bill I can take it to wellington for ya :mrgreen: Ok It's getting close..... So Nuts has kindly agreed to let us camp out in ...
by mike
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 3665

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Righto this is the current Attendees. Just over a month till we depart. * Mike - Tenting/Back of wagon -- Harder trips. Shiny is good as well. * Reece - Wagon Harder trips, * Stinky - Wagon. Harder trips. *Keith (Smurf) Happy to tent, or crashing with Nuts. Harder/Shiny trip *Jafa tenting, staying w...
by mike
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Mikes surf spruce up
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: Mikes surf spruce up

I have the intercooler already. Off the next gen engine to mine so almost a perfect fit. No doubt you have a prado one that fits perfect! Scoops are only like $30 so might as well keep it with yours to keep the seat. Someone else will want it now :wink:
Thanks for the offer though sig :mrgreen:
by mike
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Mikes surf spruce up
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: Mikes surf spruce up

Another mod for the surf spruce up, an intercooler :mrgreen: Just pulled all the hoses to the turbo and into the inlet manifold off and sat the intercooler on top. I'll offset it for ease fitment and venting through the bonnet. Hopefully it doesnt look too weird offset, I've seen them before on othe...
by mike
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6723

Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

poll and preferences and discussions thread

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=46709
by mike
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 3665

ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Righto, about time we get some organisation into this. Three of us from welly have booked from the 13th to the 24th or so, so time is not an issue for us. Some of you will arrive on the Friday no doubt so Fridays trip is no good for you, Sat then Sunday perfect and most likely home on Monday. Sat/Su...
by mike
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6723

Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

NJV6 wrote:How far south are you coming Mike?


Maybe down to haast but staying on the west coast most likely.
by mike
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6723

Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

I suggest using jerry's facebork page, easy to communicate and polls are automatic etc, :mrgreen: https://www.facebook.com/events/1064742200259102/ I'll stick to ORE as not everyone is on facebook and also I really try my best to stay off the wretched thing as I'm spending too much time there as it...
by mike
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6723

Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Well has anyone booked yet? If so, where? Cheers I'll throw some polls up tomorrow to gauge definitive numbers and preferences for where to stay for the Fri, Sat and Sun nights. 3 of us from welly are down from the 13th (thur) to the 25th(tues week) so we will be be with the mob over easter itself ...
by mike
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Range Rover Classic parts clean-out
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Range Rover Classic parts clean-out

Hey Muddy won your auction on tardme. Will try and get them across at some stage on the ferry if anyone is coming through. Flick me your bank account details and ill put the money through. My old rover runs all the 10 spline RR stuff so will be put to good use. Mine is all worn out so good timing re...
by mike
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6723

Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

For those that are planning on doing the chasm and havn't seen it. You need to be prepared for it, spares to keep your truck going including things that break on the harder trips ie hubs, CV's, driveshafts, spare battery (bit of winching) and other bits like spare door if needed. Many have made it ...
by mike
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6723

Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Loved the vid's ... that looks like alot of fun.... whats the deal for last min entries ? lol I'm kinda challenged by work and where it will be, I'm in CHCH at the moment and there is alot of work but easter lol no way I can make plans that far out The deal is if ya turn up we see you and if you do...
by mike
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6723

Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

For those that are planning on doing the chasm and havn't seen it. You need to be prepared for it, spares to keep your truck going including things that break on the harder trips ie hubs, CV's, driveshafts, spare battery (bit of winching) and other bits like spare door if needed. QfL4toFnzew YosHmb5...
by mike
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New 4x4 overland blogging/tracking website
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: New 4x4 overland blogging/tracking website

So the tracking website is fully live now. (still have a couple of minor text and icon changes) but it is completely usable. I have Android and Apple apps in the store. The site is completely free. The apps have a minor charge to joe public. But to ORE members I have a heap of codes available so you...
by mike
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Spam/Virus email Attacks
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: Spam/Virus email Attacks

stupid bloody low life spammers. I've disabled registration for now.
by mike
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New 4x4 overland blogging/tracking website
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: New 4x4 overland blogging/tracking website

I made a few changes to the app and had it mounted on the dashboard where I usually have my speedo app running. I added in a speedo and heading function in. I made it so you can choose the update frequency. I had it running every 2mins and sometimes 5 mins. The default is 10mins. Offroad you want it...
by mike
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New 4x4 overland blogging/tracking website
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: New 4x4 overland blogging/tracking website

I have had a good look around but I feel I am missing something - is it designed to be uploaded by an app (such as from my iphone) and then able to be read by anyone (such as family many miles away) on a desktop/laptop through a normal web browser? [Edit - I downloaded Chrome and the Nomads 'app' o...

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