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by cockroach9999
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Re-introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: Re-introduction

147000 original japanese motor. It clocked over to 100000 on my drive home from buying it
by cockroach9999
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Re-introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re-introduction

After quite a few years of inactivity, a google search threw up a post from Dadz Toy and reminded me of the place. Same SFA, although EFId since I was last in here. Lots of chopping and mods, but also lots of rust collected along the way (me and the truck) With the prices of replacement cabs these d...
by cockroach9999
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Spitronics ? is it good or not
Replies: 19
Views: 2567

Re: Spitronics ? is it good or not

Mine was the install Dadz mentioned earlier. Has been running smoothly since 2011, haven't had issues with it in that time. Not sure about the newer ones though, wouldn't mind getting my hands on one.

That said, a new cab first would probably be a priority.
by cockroach9999
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: night challenge COOPER
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Re: night challenge COOPER

And my 7th :)

Half of them in Dadz!

Long time no see here
by cockroach9999
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Towhitch wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 4347

Re: Towhitch wiring

This sounds more like the trailer wiring that's not matching the wiring code of the female plug. Na, definitely the Lux's light cluster connecter. Bypassed this (after removing all the trailer wiring splices), and works like a dream. Having thought it was the trailer wiring intiailly, I had removed...
by cockroach9999
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Towhitch wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 4347

Re: Towhitch wiring

Thanks everyone for the advice. That wiring diagram will come in handy when I get around to re-connecting the towhitch. In the meantime, I managed to rip out 3, yes 3, separate sets of splices for the extra plug. It looks like the original had been replaced over time, but why they all felt it necess...
by cockroach9999
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Towhitch wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 4347

Towhitch wiring

Hi All Having finally found an hour to try and sort out the rear indicator wiring problem I was having, it is a complete mess under there, primarily where they have obviously cut/spliced/respliced/looped wires around in order to wire in the towhitch connection. Can womeone tell me, is the wiring to ...
by cockroach9999
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Reverse Light switch
Replies: 9
Views: 6466

Re: SFA Reverse Light switch

Andrew

Thanks for all the advice!!

Jason
by cockroach9999
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Reverse Light switch
Replies: 9
Views: 6466

Re: SFA Reverse Light switch

Splendid, thanks.......do you usually just have gearboxes lying around to take photo's of?

Cheers

Jason
by cockroach9999
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Wat het jy geleer met jou laste vakansie
Replies: 56
Views: 2629

Re: Wat het jy geleer met jou laste vakansie

When switching of unnecessary plugs in the house for 2 weeks, make really, really, REALLY sure not to turn off the one for the freezer full of meat!
by cockroach9999
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Reverse Light switch
Replies: 9
Views: 6466

SFA Reverse Light switch

Hi All

Can anyone tell me where the switch is located for the reverse lights?

Is it internal to the gearbox?

Am having a couple of wiring problems which I am trying to troubleshoot.

Cheers

Jason
by cockroach9999
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Upgrade from TATA Telcoline to Hilux
Replies: 61
Views: 8444

Re: Upgrade from TATA Telcoline to Hilux

Senyetse wrote:I'd rather buy a 20 year old Hilux than a brand new Tata! The Hilux will still be going long after the Tata's kaput. :twisted:
That's pretty much what I did after looking around, and doing a fair bit of lurking in this forum :thumbup: :thumbup:
by cockroach9999
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General House Keeping
Topic: PM Outbox
Replies: 1
Views: 2631

PM Outbox

Did a quick search for this, but couldn't really find a definitive answer. Have replied to a couple of PM's, but they seem to sit in the Outbox. Don't see a "Send/Recieve" type option anywhere. Am I missing something, or generally screwing it up? Jason PS - Rich, I tried replying to say yes please!!
by cockroach9999
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rusted Load Body
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Rusted Load Body

Hi All Looking for some advice regarding rust on the load body of my SFA. The rest of the bodywork has minor spots here and there, which I am gradually working through. However, the underside of the loadbody at the front is particularly bad, primarily on what I would call the "support beam/strengthe...
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Side mirror "Universal Joint" repair
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Side mirror "Universal Joint" repair

Jason, the whole unit is cheap as chips at Commercial in Salt River - you'll just need to switch the actual glass between the two as theirs come with flat glass which is terrible to look into. Oh bugger!!! I was on my way home from Commercial on Friday when it first started happening :evil: :evil:
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Side mirror "Universal Joint" repair
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Side mirror "Universal Joint" repair

RustyRod wrote:
Then again I've got a pile of his 'missing' tools lying in my garage! :angel:
Wish I could say the same. I seem to be the only one in the family who actually buys tools though
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Side mirror "Universal Joint" repair
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Side mirror "Universal Joint" repair

Now that I have the beast on my name eventually (Naming suggestions always welcomed), all the minor niggles need sorting out, one by one. Noticed the driver's side mirror was pretty loose, and kept blowing inwards towards the door in a vertical plane. So, unscrewed it, only to find that the spring, ...
by cockroach9999
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

Jason I had a similar intermittent brake light issue with my lux, also having to fix it for roadworthy... after wasting hours tracing wires all over the chassis... I eventually opened the rear light covers, and uncovers some poor earths on the light bulb fittings, gave it all a good clean(elec klee...
by cockroach9999
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux driver "friendliness"
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Hilux driver "friendliness"

chopper wrote:A "Hi-5" for a Hi-lux?!
I like it!
Image
Or a Hilux wave?....perhaps it's more a wavy Hilux... :? :? :?
by cockroach9999
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

OOOOMS wrote:The doggy seems wary of it also :lol: :lol:
Wish it was....both the dog and the twins spend half the bloody day under it!
Kaspaas wrote:the numberplate also has no numbers on it (blank).... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
6 years in the UK with all their ID theft = slightly paranoid :eh: :eh:
by cockroach9999
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

Congrats Jason, hope you have lots of fun with your Lux :thumbup: She have a name yet? How about some Pic's :thumbup: Quick and nasty pics: http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/cockroach9999/Hiluxforum/SNC00047Small.jpg http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/cockroach9999/Hiluxforum/SNC00048Sma...
by cockroach9999
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

So I take it you will be joining us on the 28th with your newly acquired legal Hilux? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: I wqas hoping to do so, however, I am reliably informed by the social secretary that we already have a booking for the weekend in Elgin. So my best chance is to get the seat...
by cockroach9999
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tell Us How You Got to Know About This Great Hilux Forum
Replies: 152
Views: 47971

Re: Tell Us How Did You Get to Know About This Great Hilux Forum

Google

Can't remember the terms I used, but found the article on the Hilux history, and from there found the forum.

Was one of those Guests, A.K.A. lurkers, for a while, until my decision to purchase.

Jason
by cockroach9999
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

Net result, I have a RWC and can get her in my name now, as soon as the traffic department can get there act in gear and process the yellow form. Yee Hah times 2 Traffic department got themselves sorted out, with a little assistance from shouting by the seller. As of today the Hilux is officially o...
by cockroach9999
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux driver "friendliness"
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Hilux driver "friendliness"

Maybe we should patent a springloaded hand for the taigate with "Hilux 4x4.co.za" on, much like the dogs on the parcel shelf of the old "Valiants" before they were affirmatvely shopped? I figured maybe replace the tailgate with a full size LED panel, keyboard in the cab for messages appropriate to ...
by cockroach9999
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux driver "friendliness"
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Hilux driver "friendliness"

LR drivers also don't wave at all LR drivers, predominantly Defenders and Series Drivers. <Flame retardant suit on> Must admit that for me Defenders/series LR's are what I consider Landy's in any case. I always forget about those other things they make. :| I shall now expect a number of flames for ...
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux driver "friendliness"
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Hilux driver "friendliness"

BTW, nice to see that such an arbitrary topic can generate such interest :clap: :clap: :wave:
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux driver "friendliness"
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Hilux driver "friendliness"

RustyRod wrote:... and doesn't respond cause he battles to keep the 2.2 4Y above 60km/h anyway, with a tail wind!

mr b :wink:
It's probably because of this that I find time to wave........similar issue with all my aforementioned vehicles, although the Hilux is definitely the quickest of them.
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux driver "friendliness"
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Hilux driver "friendliness"

Hoppy wrote:The Land Rover "wave' was bourn out of amazement that there is another one still driving
Quite possibly!!
Hoppy wrote:... you wil never have both hands on the wheel.
In the landy, the bigger problem was always keeping it on the road when you took even one hand off the wheel to wave.
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux driver "friendliness"
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Hilux driver "friendliness"

Howdy all. Been driving the Hilux for a little over a week now, so can hardly claim to be too knowledgable hence the noob question here. One thing that struck me over this week was the lack of "friendliness" or "acknowledgment" if either of these are the correct terms. Forumites excluded, I would im...
by cockroach9999
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

Yee ha Well, she passed. I made sure to reverse a bit before pulling into the test centre, reverse lights behaved magnificently. Also, my adjustments to brakes and draglink were sufficient to keep examiner happy. Net result, I have a RWC and can get her in my name now, as soon as the traffic departm...
by cockroach9999
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

Confusion reigns supreme. Got dirty (and wet) last night, adjusted the rear brakes, looked almost as if the one side had been left adjusted fully "in" if that makes sense, so did my usual judging it by tightening until just hand tight. Need to slack of the handbrake just a smidgen now, but apart fro...
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

There is zip current to live on the socket on the one side. Would the switch power both sides simultaneously, or are there perhaps separate poles for each side's light? Am searching for Andrews article now, haven't poked around too much since it is chucking it down outside yet again, and carport sti...
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

Not sure if this warrants its own thread in technical, if so, Mods please feel free to move. THought I'd nip out at lunch and tackle the easy item on the list, replacing the reverse light bulb. Turns out, as ever, that nothing is as easy as it seems, and the bulb us great. the power to the bulb, on ...
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Roadworthy Testing update

Yep, thanks Allen.....gonna get a little dirty tonight I reckon.
by cockroach9999
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Roadworthy Testing update
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Roadworthy Testing update

Well, took the Hilux for a "test" roadworthy this morning, figured I might as well see exactly what was needed. Turns out not too much :thumbup: :thumbup: : 1. Front right STeering draglinks need tightening up 2. Absolutely no activity on the right rear brake test! 3. one reverse light bulb 4. No wa...
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Hi To all

Since it is now too dark to take photos of my own, here are a couple upon which I based my purchase decision!!

Image

Image

Jason
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Hi To all

Thanks all!!
is it still raining in CPT?
On and off all day, pretty much par for the course lately, it seems.

At least the lux has working wipers and no leaks, which is more than I can say for the SJ!
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Leaded or unleaded petrol?
Replies: 21
Views: 3849

Re: Leaded or unleaded petrol?

Well, that sort of answers one of my dilemma's that I had on Sunday after picking up the 'Lux. Pulled into a petrol station in Knysna and asked "what do the older taxi's normally use" :crazy: :crazy: Pump attendant looked at me as if I had two heads. I went with LRP to be on the safe side, I know I ...
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Rear Seatbelts to Bench Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Fitting Rear Seatbelts to Bench Seats

And found all the holes there as promised :clap: :clap: . They still have the factory fitted little black stickers over them!! Man I am more impressed with the vehicle everytime I find things like this.

On my Opel even the essential bits don't seem to stay in place after 100 thousand k's
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Rear Seatbelts to Bench Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Fitting Rear Seatbelts to Bench Seats

Thanks Mr B....I came across the thread on the supplier when searching, just couldn't figure out where to bolt them down. Off for a look now.

J
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Rear Seatbelts to Bench Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Fitting Rear Seatbelts to Bench Seats

Hi Forumites SInce the primary reason for getting the D/Cab was to be able to take all the offspring along with me in the vehicle, one major drawback I found is a distinct lack of seatbelts in the rear. I am assuming 91 was pre the legal requirement for these? Any suggestions on the best way to fit/...
by cockroach9999
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Hi To all

Well, pics to follow once it stops absolutely pi**ing it down here in Cape Town. Arrived yesterday in Knysna to collect, and had a good chance to look at the vehicle before the now previous owner arrived with the keys. A couple of very slight pinpricks of rust in a couple of spots will need sorting ...
by cockroach9999
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Why D/C?
Replies: 25
Views: 1184

Re: Why D/C?

3 kids and the old ball and chain pretty much dictated it for me!
by cockroach9999
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Hi To all

Getting antsy now. wonder if I am going to sleep tonight!! Flight first thing tomorrow, will definitely post pictures asap!!

Jason
by cockroach9999
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Hi To all

Apparently those 9998 did not survive nuclear doom.
by cockroach9999
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Hi To all

Heading down to George (I am in Cape Town) on Sunday. It's a factory standard pretty much everything, 1991 2.2L, with about 100K on the clock! My first Toyota, although drove quite a few for work. Previously been Series 2 and 3 Landies, and currently an SJ410. Seems I can't get away from solid axles!
by cockroach9999
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hi To all
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Hi To all

Hi there everyone.

I'm Jason, and soon to be Hilux owner (flying to fetch it on Sunday).

This was after much deliberation, and I would like to say that the comments, feedback, articles and advice on this forum were the single biggest help in the decision.

Cheers

Jason

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