September 1, 2013
Sometimes I forget I even owned this car but thankfully the new owner Mark has kept in touch. The above photo of the Sunny is from the Hutt Valley Motorsport autocross held on the weekend. Apparently the Sunny went great and finally turned a few tires into smoke in the dry. I can’t say just how happy I am that this car went to someone who is taking care of it and is shredding some tires, it makes all that hard work worth it even if it’s not me driving! Mark placed 19/43 entrants, between a silvia and a skyline, nice one Mark.
I believe it is currently in the process of being certified for road use although it was already certified for the suspension and wheels. Will keep posting on it where possible.
Credit to simply vanilla for the photos, thanks!
February 7, 2013
So it runs and the bowls don’t leak! I’m having a little issue with the throttle returning to idle even after a new auxiliary spring was added. Soon I will pull the carbs down and service the main return spring assembly.
I plumbed in a new low pressure (2-3.5psi) fuel pump and a Holley fuel pressure regulator. There is also a splitter block in there to feed the excess back to the tank. Remember that these carbs are built to run on gravity feed and hence really dislike pressure into the bowls.
I make many apologies for the visual and auditory experience of this video:
1) Damn that engine bay is ugly! It’s a work in progress and the carbs have been set up for initial testing and tuning without to much thought towards cleanliness and presentation. This will come as soon as it runs nicely.
2) Canon 7D microphones and controllers suck and I wish I had a better way of getting crisp sound.
I drove it up and down the drive way a bit bit and it definitely needs a tune but it runs fairly nicely and sounds great!
January 21, 2013
So here it goes… the GP125 is in pieces, the engine is out, the unnecessary road gear is in the bin, clip ons are 3/4 done and I’m studying 2 stroke tuning like a fat kid on a sugar high.
Some reference photos of the engine because I’m yet to see any decent quality ones online:
September 17, 2012
Thanks Chris for the photos! This was such a fun day, I can’t wait for the next one. Between motorbikes I’ve been getting along with fixing the radiator. I have everything I need, I just need to modify the water outlet to fit the thermo switch and wire that in and we’re good to go.
See Freshly whipped for more of the day. Come on Chris, get some more video up!
What would beeoneoneoh be without a b? I’ve been starring at this photo for quite some time now, you can imagine why.
I’m not going to try and make excuses as to why this hasn’t been my priority for a long time now… but it hasn’t. I have been doing bits and pieces and not posting about it but I’ll do an update at some point. Not a lot of large things to do still, I’m just plugging away at lots of little ones; you know how it is. I thought you’d enjoy the photo, I do, and in due time this car will be better than that^