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  2. Up rated in tank pump to an external swirl pot/pump up to the rail. K20s have been proven to run 400+ quite reliably without need for water/meth, so a suitably sized intercooler and a chunky rad will be sufficient to keep temps down. All mapped on K Pro V4 yes, I can have boost by gear mapped in as I’ll be using a 3 port Mac solenoid, so it should still be “some what” usable. 4WD in a Civic has never really appealed to me, the characteristics/handling they have as a FWD platform is why I’ve stuck with them so long so I’d like to keep that feel.
  3. I like your random picture of the sewage works! It's not one of our distributors, it's a 4" tomkinson unit, probably installed in the late '80s I've been working in sewage treatment for too long obviously
  4. Very very easy mate, it's literally just look under the rear bumper and you'll see it. If I link you to my thread on Cs would it help as I fully removed mine and took many many pics https://cliosport.net/threads/mr2-k-swap-project.826440/ Hopefully you don't have to be a member. Not sure where It is in the thread but I recommend you view the whole thing with a cuppa anyway haha
  5. @dann2707 on your MR2, how difficult is it to see the condition of the rear subframe? I'm potentially viewing them soon and I understand that's an area prone to rust, so I want to make sure I give it a proper look over.
  6. Ooh, nice! That's a cool looking bike. Out of interest, what's that rear tyre like? I've seen them on Vee Tire Co's site, but it seems getting hold of them is a little problematic... Is it performing OK?
  7. Thanks mate. That's why I like it too, it's so quiet in comparison! Been mig welding today and it's safe to say I am sick of it for the day. I could never do it as a job thts for sure. The first tig welder I got was £350, that just did steel but then I upgraded to an acdc unit which can do alu too, that was £1600 ish. It's nearly ready to flip over
  8. Looking good,Improving all the time! I'd love to have a TIG welder to give this all a go. Found it properly therapeutic when I did a course a few years back. How much did your plant set you back out of curiosity?
  9. Nemesis paint stripper from screwfix has worked well for me, I’ve stripped the paint of some wheel rims and a set of forks:
  10. This is a really interesting read! Great to see all the pictures too. You’ve got through some bikes for sure! I would love to try a Norco out, but never actually seen one in the flesh. My first bike that I learnt the trials basics on had suspension forks and I’ve had the desire to build an ‘all rounder’ with such ever since. With the lack of trials specific suspension designed frames it might be a case of working something out with Marino m. The GU with the front magura made me laugh... sticking with a front disc forever haha. Lots of love for that Zebdi! Recently built one up and it’s great fun.
  11. So, going back through my Pinkbike for sale album, instagram, and FB I managed to pull together pictures of quite a few of the bikes I've had since I started riding trials around 2000. Thought it would be fun to share. I've had some pretty neat things, as well as a bunch of pretty standard bikes. Around 2000 I got my first job and bought my first bike, a Monty X-Alp. It came with v-brakes and eventually I saved up money for HS-33's. I still have a video on FB somewhere of riding it like I was cool. My parents used their credit card to buy it online, and it was the first thing our family ever bought on the internet. About 12 years after selling it, the kid I sold it to tracked me down and asked if I wanted it back for a little nostalgia. After that came my Brisa B26. I learned more on that bike in a year than I probably did in the 17-18 years since. Again, with this bike, I managed to track it down for a bit of nostalgia, where I promptly realized what a freaking tank it was. Last I checked it was still getting some ride time from some guy up north. Then I got the mandatory Planet-X Zebdi in about 2003. I bought the last one Webcyclery had in stock in the USA. I rode this bike for 7-years straight. Mostly without desire for anything else. Those were the years where I didn't go on any of the online forums and just did what I wanted. And again, with this bike. I managed to track it down about 4 years after selling it, built it up for a nostalgia ride. I don't have a good pic of it complete, but it was fun. After not riding for a few years during college, I got back into riding to get out of the house during the recession. Found some local riders and Aki from Trials pads gave me my first seatless frame. It was a Zhi, some sort of seatless clone. Also the first bike I started doing little local shows on. Briefly rode a KOT in this era Then came the Rockman Slate II I bought from Aki at Trialspads. This was a big step compared to the Zhi and the Kot and a proper mid school bike IMO. (Also set up the bars a bit more properly). One of the most enjoyable bikes I've ever owned, absolutely loved this thing. Here's when I started going through bikes like crazy. After the Planet-X for years and a few bikes quick, I was trying to figure out what worked for me. Short answer, there are no magic bullets in trials. Echo Lite Mod, the bike that taught me Mod's suck and I freaking hate riding them. My first street trials bike. A Diamondback Ashton Effect. It was actually a pretty cool bike, but showed me pretty quick you can't just get a street trials bike and be the next Danny / Ali. (Every street trials bike I've ever owned, I've owned for less than two weeks) Here's the Zhi / Bionic POS long knockoff of a Koxx. It wasn't a great bike, but when I first opened Cwtrials-Shop my first order was with Zhi, (which was a huge mistake, they suck) You may however notice the same BB7 on the front as some of the older bikes. I bought that brake in 2006 and have been using it on almost every bike since, same cable and housing. The Echo MKII Trials. Such classic Geo. I loved this bike, but at this time in trials there was a big push for superlight parts, but the tech wasn't changing, so things just broke all the time. I think the new bikes are just as light, but super strong (and 3x as $$$) Some streety bikes... the Hex with suspension was super fun, but none of these lasted very long. This because was actually pretty boss, I liked it. Next came a couple special ones. On pinkbike I bought one of Ryan Leech's old Norco Manifesto's. The guy I bought it from had changed a few parts for the worse since Ryan owned it, but it had a sticker on the fork from Marz R&D which was pretty cool. Probably the single most fun bike I ever owned. Really frustrating for anything pogo stick like, but super on the really technical rocks near where I lived up north for awhile, there were a few lines I was only ever able to do on this. I also bought two Frank the Welder WTF frames. They were made for Lance Trappe and one of them about a million Cirque de Solei shows and had some sort of world record on it. This is one of three bikes I regret getting rid of. Here's the bike that reminded me to stick with front disc forever Some Ozonyns 24" action. And Ozonys 26" action. When I owned the bike shop I went through frames like candy. If it wasn't for the snail cams, this breath would've really stuck around. I loved the geo. The black echo Mark 5? (it was the one with a really steep head angle) The all black on this was pretty sharp. And another gu. Around the time of the gu I played around with street one last time with an Element 26" with hopes. Again short lived. After awhile I got so sick of horizontal dropouts I bought this crewkerz, just for the tensioner. The geo was not for me and was what pushed me to go custom with Marino. Here's my Marino 24". Same geo as Ross's Vader, but I have vertical dropouts and a tensioner. This bike was crazy fun, and I actually just tried to buy it back from the guy I sold it to, lol. No luck. Easily more well rounded than any other bike I've ever owned. The Marino 26's, which I'm still riding. Short, steep, and high, with a 680 reach. Kinda crazy, but it works perfect. Oh and briefly had this Zoo last year. I got a desire to go old school, since my riding still is. It wasn't a bad fit, but I kept the Marino instead There was also a Crewkerz freed I had somewhere when I became a dealer for awhile, I actually quite enjoyed the geo on that bike. Had an Echo 24" for a bit and a probably missed a few other bikes somewhere. And please, I hope my wife doesn't see this thread!
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  13. Going with a battery cable to a 340lph(ish) in tank or a 255 (etc.) up/in to a pot and then on to the rail? Or you going dual in tanks on one of them double hats? Would that 400 wheel involve water/meth for repeatability/peace of mind? This'd all be on s300 the K version I can't recall the name of as I type, as well I guess? I don't mean to interrogate, just dead curious. Be sick to see a CRV t-case in it and the back wheels spinning too, serving up Fiesta ST's for North Yorks moors mexico breakfast... haha.
  14. A Scorpio is likely not as much as you think... I’d encourage you to reach out to them and get a quote!
  15. The Echo Mark 6 Plus was the vertical dropout version. Regular Mk6 was horizontal with 1 1/8 steerer; Plus was vertical drops with tapered headtube. I guess they sold out. A friend was looking into them a while back, but he waited too long.
  16. Ah yeah. BMX cranks... Don’t have any real experience with those. Glad you two could offer more useful advice.
  17. I don't even want to know how much that costs But that's a seriously amazing bike!
  18. You can get a custom Scorpio like mine and get whatever you want
  19. There was/is also the 24UK. I've seen a few in the past run seatless. From memory they had relatively trialsy geo (by which I mean a long old WB), plus they have V-Brake mounts so you can look really cool and on trend on Instagram:
  20. I don't mind doing engine swaps 'n' stuff, but I'd like something that doesn't rot away to nothing, basically. If I got one I'd probably go with car engine, purely because I'm guessing it's cheaper. Unfortunately a bodge job on welding in the past caused the demise of mine, it looked shiny on the outside but the inside was almost non-existent... Great for weight saving, not so good for structural rigidity. I'll probably pick up something for £800-1000 just to blast around in for a bit, then get a more serious car in a year once we're settled in.
  21. Started building bits of the table up today. Today was the adjustable feet Everyone loves close ups properly love welding it's hard to put into words haha
  22. Ha, that actually looks like an interesting bike. But yeah, not quite what I'm looking for.
  23. Really depends what you want (obviously). But you can pick up older engined road worthy examples from like £2.5k. Or even less if you fancy more of a project. And obviously you can easily spend more than 10 or even 20 times that if you want the other end of the scale. Plenty of choice out there though! Of course there are so many variations in each one due to most of them being built by general public rather than the manufacturers themselves. If you decide you do want one, probably best to decide if you want Car or Bike engined first and go from there.
  24. The only one that comes to mind is the original Onza Zoot... Going to go out on a limb and say that wasn't what you're looking for As far as I can remember, all the other brands (Echo, GU, Neon, Because, Kabra, RockMan, Ozonys, TMS) were all horizontal dropouts, but there may be some random one I've forgotten about. The TMS Evo frame kind of used a hybrid style dropout where they had a sliding vertical dropout setup, but... faff. Lots of faff.
  25. In my recollection the only vertical dropout 24" pure bike I've seen was the one I had done by Marino a few years ago. lol, I tried to buy it back from the guy I sold it to, but he likes it. Lately I've been wanting to give 24" pure a try again, but frames are hard enough to come by and I really hate horizontal dropouts. Where there any frames made that fit the bill? (not that I'd be able to find one used, but it's worth a try).
  26. None of that is particularly applicable to the Arcade cranks. The spacers and washers are to switch it from either 68mm or 73mm (as is the case for most spacers for almost all BBs/cranksets - there are a few different width shells brands use, so it'll take that into account arther than "margin of error" on construction), and to take into account chainline and so on. The internal spacer is also crucial as that's what prevents sideloading the bearings. On MTB/Road setups they're typically more to just prevent the ingress of dirt/water, but on this BMX style of BB, they provide support for the inner race of the bearings. For the thinner/smaller washers, these are just to get enough clearance for your frame. It's pretty hard to get that element of it wrong as such - the tension in the BB bearing is handled by the inner tube spacer and the crank bolts. Those washers are more to finesse crank positioning. There's enough overlap on the crank (or cranks on the V1 crankset) that you don't really need to worry about the crank bolt (or bolts) bottoming out.
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