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by cyborg
Mon May 29, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Blown Cruiser motor - Engineering Shop Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Blown Cruiser motor - Engineering Shop Wanted

Much appreciated, I'll pass on the info.
by cyborg
Tue May 23, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Blown Cruiser motor - Engineering Shop Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Blown Cruiser motor - Engineering Shop Wanted

Good day All, Does anyone know of a decent engineering shop in the Roodepoort area who can repair a Land Cruiser motor? Obviously the option of a conversion comes up... does one fit a Lexus etc. etc. But that's not the preferred option in this case. The owner wants to stay original and preferably ha...
by cyborg
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?

Stef wrote:...and you get to lie about the consumption :mrgreen: like my friend (who has a LTD with a Lexus) says: "jy lieg hom reg"

:laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
by cyborg
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?

Rectifier..? Why would there be a need on a DC system? My advice would be to get hold of a diagram and start checking the wiring harness, starting with the lambda sensor. You could also try Schalk @ Dynologic repairs in Pta, apparently a fundi on the Spitronics 012 547 1111 afterthought: just insta...
by cyborg
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?

As for the Lexus conversion... Very nice. IMO, it sounds awesome, and you get to say you have V8 under the hood. Neither of which I have an issue with. In reality though, (again, just my opinion), there's too much power. The stories of hearing so many guys braking prop shafts and diffs and gearboxes...
by cyborg
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?

No, all the sensors were replaced with the Spitronic stuff.
by cyborg
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

7MGE EFI to Carb conversion?

Good day all, Need some advice, (maybe it's actually just moral support, because by now I'm so g@tvol with this thing I think my days of owning an SFA are coming to an end). My previous dilemma was getting my 7MGE install completed. That has now finally been completed, and since getting the vehicle ...
by cyborg
Fri May 13, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: A-Frame to tow Hilux?
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: A-Frame to tow Hilux?

Much appreciated, I'll give them a call.
by cyborg
Thu May 12, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: A-Frame to tow Hilux?
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: A-Frame to tow Hilux?

Did you consider courier? Probably about R5k. Factor your time, fuel and risk into it and it doesn't seem too much. I have actually. In fact been on mail most of the day trying to give the description to the lady. Byt since it's not a local vehicle they having trouble getting the spec and working o...
by cyborg
Thu May 12, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: A-Frame to tow Hilux?
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: A-Frame to tow Hilux?

Thabogrobler wrote:I have 2 that was on SFA's - might need some cutting or welding to make it fit.
Hi Thabo,
Are you saying I could acquire one from you? If you could PM me a figure please?
Would be much appreciated, do your recall where they mounted onto the vehicle?
by cyborg
Wed May 11, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: A-Frame to tow Hilux?
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: A-Frame to tow Hilux?

Okay, this is encouraging
by cyborg
Wed May 11, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: A-Frame to tow Hilux?
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

A-Frame to tow Hilux?

Hi All, Does anyone have suggestions or ideas for making an A-Frame to tow a SFA ? I'm not having any luck locating a trailer or Mobi-Jack in or around Richards Bay, but need to get my van from Gauteng next week Tuesday. So running out of ideas very quickly. My thinking was to make a frame which bol...
by cyborg
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Distributor 2.2 D/C 4y problem
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Distributor 2.2 D/C 4y problem

Hi Tjoks,
Not sure what you're referring to regarding the Helli fins???

Nonetheless, When I had distributor issues I bought a 3Y distributor from Midas which worked fine.
by cyborg
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Spawn of satan
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Re: Spawn of satan

Not quite the response one might expect. . .

I too like the lights, I wouldn't have used the grill though, at least could have removed the badge. I think the fact that it looks like a good job helps as well.
by cyborg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine Install assistance needed
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Engine Install assistance needed

Just a note of thanks to Louis for popping by and giving some much needed advice (and encouragement) to get my 7 MGE installed.

Baie dankie dat jy 'n draai kom maak het :thumbup: . Ek glo ek gaan more die Bellhousing kry, dan raak ek besig met die mountings. Sal jou op hoogte hou.
by cyborg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skuldig aan n bribe
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Skuldig aan n bribe

Eish, ek kan net dink dit was by die local Builders. Ek het al my speelgoed al 'n paar keur daar verloor oor daai system wat hulle het. Daar's een outjie wat glas sny en dan moet hy ook die cutting lists print, niemand help hom nie, en hy doen een ding op 'n slag. (nie sy skuld nie, net 'n simple sy...
by cyborg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Molatedi Dam
Replies: 13
Views: 2102

Re: Molatedi Dam

Wow, some really nice pics.
by cyborg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Not for the faint hearted
Replies: 22
Views: 858

Re: Not for the faint hearted

Dit is insane. . . :o:
by cyborg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: The new Hilux
Replies: 36
Views: 2275

Re: The new Hilux

That front looks VEEEERY cool, let's hope the rest is a bit more sexy too. The other stables are mopping the floor with good looking cars, Toyota seemed not to be bothered with building good looking cars in the last few years. Even the 86 is rather bland after the 3rd time you see one. All I can hop...
by cyborg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: '94 Hilux Surf - Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: '94 Hilux Surf

Hi Johan,
Very nice van! Welcome to the forum.

PM Sent.
by cyborg
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Hilux gesteel
Replies: 26
Views: 3101

Re: Hilux gesteel

one of the worst feelings ever. Sorry to hear, hope they find your van.
by cyborg
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine Install assistance needed
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Engine Install assistance needed

Thanks guys, you're right, I forgot about Louis actually... oops. :slap:
Gave him a call earlier this afternoon. He'll come by in the week and see if he can help me. (holding thumbs)
by cyborg
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Engine Install assistance needed
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Engine Install assistance needed

Hi All, I'm in a tight spot. My work has kept me from getting to installing my 7MGE motor, since I'm away for long periods. Normally this isn't a problem, but things have changed for me and it looks like I'll be relocating permanently. Timelines are now starting to put me under some serious pressure...
by cyborg
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HELP ! My 4Y Electric distributer is not Firing
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: HELP ! My 4Y Electric distributer is not Firing

Thanks Hoppy. (So you're saying disconnect both wires and put power directly from the battery to both wires coming from the Dizzy)? I did this to only the black/red wire to the dizzy. And at no point did I ever get power on the other wire while cranking. So maybe that is the problem), BUT. . . Some ...
by cyborg
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: HELP ! My 4Y Electric distributer is not Firing
Replies: 5
Views: 363

HELP ! My 4Y Electric distributer is not Firing

A friend used my Hilux to move some stuff. He called saying the van doesn’t want to start, while driving to his house it just didn’t want to go anymore. I went out to check it, and found that there’s no spark. Luckily I had a spare Dizzy, which I then installed. The van fired up and all good again. ...
by cyborg
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Ons Hilux mense het baie om te leer by die klomp....
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Ons Hilux mense het baie om te leer by die klomp....

Wow! Ons weet nou waar die suspension van af kom . . .
by cyborg
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Hilux Rebuild
Replies: 102
Views: 7819

Re: Hilux Rebuild

'Ell that looks nice... :applaud:
by cyborg
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ergste hooligans ooit !
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: ergste hooligans ooit !

Eish . . .

En die een van 'n recovery wat nogal hectic raak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEYaTscCDIg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by cyborg
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: Pajero Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Re: Pajero Sport

So seeing as it's for the wife, you gonna call it the MaJero? :laugh2: :laugh2: sorry, couldn't help it. . .
by cyborg
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3677
Views: 163841

Re: Joke of the day

:lol: Good one. . . seems familiar
by cyborg
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PM's stuck in outbox
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: PM's stuck in outbox

Correct :thumbup:[/quote]


Ah!, okay, now I understand. . . I also thought there was issues with the mail not sending. :eh:
by cyborg
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3677
Views: 163841

Re: Joke of the day

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by cyborg
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hello aan almal
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: Hello aan almal

Bucle Up wrote:Dankie manne vir die vriendelike verwelkoming, ek voel sommer al klaar tuis. Ja, ek is baie trots op my trok. Hoekom sal man dan nou nie wees nie dis 'n Hilux!!!
:goodjob:
by cyborg
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: It seems I now "need" one of these...
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: It seems I now "need" one of these...

Wow. Baie ligte ne? Ek dink ek sal maar verby hou vir nou.
by cyborg
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hello aan almal
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: Hello aan almal

Welkom Hennie!
Mooi Pic van jou Van.
by cyborg
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Lekker man lekker, "kommin" afrikaans
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: Lekker man lekker, "kommin" afrikaans

:shock: Okay...
Ek onthou 'n trippie Durbs toe in 'n Geel Cortina toe ek so 12 jaar oud was. :shock: :wth: :blink:
by cyborg
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 7mge fueling and dyno?
Replies: 22
Views: 1898

Re: 7mge fueling and dyno?

Same as Evert, I use 93&95 unleaded, but again on the original ECU. I had my 7M set by a mechanic that did his apprenticeship on the 5M and 7M in the late 80'ties/early 90'ties. After I rebuilt the whole engine to a all original 7M in 2012, (took forever to find an untouched crack BTW) I realised I...
by cyborg
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 7mge fueling and dyno?
Replies: 22
Views: 1898

Re: 7mge fueling and dyno?

Hi Marco,
Did you document your project at all? I'll be starting my 7MGE installation soon, and would welcome any advice.
I'm also curios about the Bell housing or adapter plate you used.
Sump issues and so on.

How is your motor running now?
by cyborg
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hello daar ...
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Hello daar ...

Welkom Welkom!
by cyborg
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: zero appliance
Replies: 19
Views: 2695

Re: zero appliance

I have a similar fridge, and I have found that it works best on Gas.
by cyborg
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Die nuwe Hilux....Wat dink julle
Replies: 44
Views: 1574

Re: Die nuwe Hilux....Wat dink julle

Even Me! I don't like it! The front looks like a baby Sumo Restler. But it's interesting to see the market evolve. The soft SUV's are all sexy, well styled and have all the bells and wistles, and the competition is rife in that bracket. I've believed for a while that Toyota's Styling has done it no ...
by cyborg
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA 50mm body lift
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Re: SFA 50mm body lift

......... So of anything, I would raise the front 75mm and the rear 50mm.. But it would still look weird as the lines dont match up on the body and load bin.. :twisted: :twisted: Interesting point this. I've long since struggled with this aspect. If the springs are just a bit pap in the back this o...
by cyborg
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA 50mm body lift
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Re: SFA 50mm body lift

I meant when putting the stearing rod/shaft? back, as you did with the 3 washers. did you do it only on two bolts or all four?
Isn't there also a splind join somewhere which one can loosen and gain a bit of length from as well?
by cyborg
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: bought without seeing
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: bought without seeing

Good luck on your trip Roel, you’re definitely on the right forum for that trip, in that vehicle. No doubt.
by cyborg
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SFA 50mm body lift
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Re: SFA 50mm body lift

This really does seem a lot simpler than I envisaged. Did you get the spacers made up, or can one buy them somewhere? I also thought the steering would have been more of a problem. Did you put spacers on the one side only right? Or is it required on both sides? I’m assuming you’ve done the suspensio...
by cyborg
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rolled my '97 Hilux
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Rolled my '97 Hilux

That's exactly what I was thinking. If I had the choice, I'd rather have my destroyed Hilux in my yard as a garden feature as opposed to wondering what some S.O.B. has done to it. About two months ago I was at the Wierdapark Shoprite centre in Centurion watching the Rugby. When I left the restaurant...
by cyborg
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 1st Bumper Build
Replies: 56
Views: 2733

Re: 1st Bumper Build

Well now I'm even more impressed... Though a while back my 9 year old son amaised me when I was looking at a picture of my Hilux on the computer trying to see how it would look with black wheels. He said, "why don't you just paint them..." I moved out the way, and in about 2 minutes he had changed m...
by cyborg
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rolled my '97 Hilux
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Rolled my '97 Hilux

This is not lekker man, sorry.

Though having my Hilux stolen recently, I wonder what's worse?
by cyborg
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 1st Bumper Build
Replies: 56
Views: 2733

Re: 1st Bumper Build

Wow, Very well done!
It must be awesome having a bender.
by cyborg
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: My Pride and Joy was stolen on Saturday night
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

My Pride and Joy was stolen on Saturday night

Why!! I don't think many people can understand the bond between a man and his Hilux. For me, the world really just seemed right when I was driving my Hilux. People used to ask me when I'm going to buy another car, and I simply said, but why? So the fuel price goes up, and believe me, I struggle like...
by cyborg
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ranger sells more than Hilux!
Replies: 27
Views: 903

Re: Ranger sells more than Hilux!

... I do believe the next vehicle I get would be a Prado though...
by cyborg
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ranger sells more than Hilux!
Replies: 27
Views: 903

Re: Ranger sells more than Hilux!

I also think that the Ford is very good looking, and I predicted this. Looking at their pricing too, why wouldn't people? There's plenty money out there and many people just can't help but keep up with the Jones's. For me though, it stays a lot of money, and to go buy any new'ish vehicle this just d...
by cyborg
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Other Toyotas
Topic: The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .

Because of the oil, there is a huge American influence, you will also see this if you look at the houses build all over Nigeria.I worked over there in 2004, and we travelled with the newest Prados at that time.But that is one country where you don't want to be the driver and i gladly swapped the dr...
by cyborg
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Other Toyotas
Topic: The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .

Gerald - what is the price of the Tundra over there? What engines do they come out with? Well, they're mostly V8's and the the prices are crazy. ( http://www.cheki.com.ng/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) go check out this website for some pics. The Naira is +- 155 to $1 So for a 20...
by cyborg
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Other Toyotas
Topic: The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Re: The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .

The picture is of a Sequoia. Huge thing. Here the Fortuners are almost a Mid Sized Family vehicle...
by cyborg
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Other Toyotas
Topic: The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

The Promised Land, of every second vehicle a 4x4. . .

The Promised Land Hi All, I find myself in Nigeria, (first serious African trip. for work... and not in my own Hilux either, so that does suck, but hey...) I am amaised at the amount of HUGE bakkies, 4x4’s and SUV’s. I’m sure this is nothing new to many of you, but it is awesome! Many big American F...
by cyborg
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y

Great, thanks.
I just gave them a call, "Oupa" says his price is R1280 finish en klaar!

But thanks for the info and response. I'll go get the one I found and sort it out when I'm back.

From what I read the benifit is worthwhile.
by cyborg
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y

Thanks, where did you get it? Toyota orignal part?
by cyborg
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y

Bump.
Anyone with an idea on above statement?
by cyborg
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: New Electric Dizi for a 4Y

Thanks for the responses. Right, with the responses, I'm of the opinion that I need to then simply take the two wires on the Coil, and move them to this connector? One being the positive, and the other, i understand, to be the Rev counter? And the condensor cable is void. The Dizi looks solid, I wil...

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