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  Topic: Baxter's Niva Story...
baxter

Replies: 2
Views: 3353

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:41 am   Subject: Baxter's Niva Story...
Finally updated "Baxter's Niva Story" on my site - there's a couple of off-road trips, a Niva stand at a car show, Lada Niva New Zealand's first meet & camp, a long holiday, a couple of ...
  Topic: Ladaworld Website ?
baxter

Replies: 1
Views: 4438

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:30 am   Subject: Ladaworld Website ?
Perhaps try contacting them on their FB page: www.facebook.com/LadaWorld
  Topic: Series onto coil chassis advice please
baxter

Replies: 15
Views: 6717

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:08 am   Subject: Series onto coil chassis advice please
Cheers guys - absolute gold there, thanks a lot Smile
  Topic: Series onto coil chassis advice please
baxter

Replies: 15
Views: 6717

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:20 am   Subject: Series onto coil chassis advice please
Thanks all.

Phew
First obvious one re wheels/110 axles: if you backpsace them too much you'll reduce the turning circle which is not great to start with!
Hmm yeah, hadn't though about that. Combi ...
  Topic: Kiwi Niva people....
baxter

Replies: 8
Views: 3988

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:11 am   Subject: Kiwi Niva people....
If you're a Facebooker 'Lada Niva New Zealand' is group page for Kiwi Nivaesti to network, chatter, and swap bits: www.facebook.com/groups/1411012652526111

Smile
  Topic: Series onto coil chassis advice please
baxter

Replies: 15
Views: 6717

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:08 am   Subject: Series onto coil chassis advice please
Hi Land Rover folk, I'm thinking about a semi-retirement project (ie a few years away yet), and would love your advice.

I want a classic looking Land Rover (by classic looking I mean a pre-Bache fl ...
  Topic: Update...
baxter

Replies: 6
Views: 4651

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:51 am   Subject: Update...
And I've even finally got around to updating my 'blog' on my site....

www.ladaniva.co.uk/baxter/baxtersniva.htm
  Topic: Update...
baxter

Replies: 6
Views: 4651

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:52 am   Subject: Update...
Yes, it's the same one - I've had it tucked away for ages Laughing So no, not a new batch sorry.

It was sold as Detroit Locker (I recall/assume from a batch converted in Australia ages ago). Though i ...
  Topic: Update...
baxter

Replies: 6
Views: 4651

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:54 pm   Subject: Update...
Absolutely Razz
  Topic: Update...
baxter

Replies: 6
Views: 4651

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:03 am   Subject: Update...
My beastie is all up and go again (about a million small things that need attended to Laughing )

http://forum.difflock.com/userpix/3793_Lada_main_1.jpg



Now with a LSD)...

http://forum.difflo ...
  Topic: Hoodoo.
baxter

Replies: 3
Views: 4369

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:33 am   Subject: Hoodoo.
Sad to hear. I, and I daresay many others, found John to be very inspiring (and helpful) to modifying my Niva.
  Topic: longer shocks needed
baxter

Replies: 2
Views: 3865

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:48 am   Subject: longer shocks needed
Any info on the lift buddy? (it's a bit hard to diagnose without knowing what lift we're looking at).

PS - here's a bunch of Niva lift info that might help: www.ladaniva.co.uk/baxter/resources/Bax ...
  Topic: Rear shocks
baxter

Replies: 2
Views: 3904

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:06 pm   Subject: Rear shocks
Nissan King Cab D21 I believe are a similar compressed length as the Lada and 40mm longer on extension. Though some (after-market uprated iirc) made have larger diameter bodies so some spacing made be ...
  Topic: Where does the problem lie with SVA and bobtails?
baxter

Replies: 34
Views: 10921

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:25 am   Subject: Where does the problem lie with SVA and bobtails?
I'm a Kiwi so I know nothing about your rules, but I'd suspect the issue with bobtails on road-going vehicles is that there's no longer a rear crumple zone where there once was.
  Topic: window handles
baxter

Replies: 3
Views: 4325

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:53 am   Subject: window handles
And see if he's got the metal ones from older lada saloons - they pretty much go straight on, and are significantly stronger than the plastic ones (which all get snapped if you don't keep your window ...
  Topic: transmission oils
baxter

Replies: 9
Views: 6242

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:50 am   Subject: transmission oils
Iirc Andy at Lada & Korean Parts Australia (who has never put me wrong on Niva advice) recommend an 85W/140 for hotter climates, and years ago when I was google translating Russian forums I think ...
  Topic: Bonnet air grille cover
baxter

Replies: 4
Views: 4892

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:40 am   Subject: Bonnet air grille cover
If you can't find a second-hand one to suit most tuning shops or probably have generic scoops like those, measure the grill and have a quick look was available at Spanish tuning sites etc.
  Topic: Identifying Tirfor
baxter

Replies: 4
Views: 6958

PostForum: Gear, Equipment and Vehicle Preparation   Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:10 am   Subject: Identifying Tirfor
My guess is a T-13 or similar

http://www.bricolandia.es/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/tractel-iberica-tirfor-t13.jpg
  Topic: Diff Decision
baxter

Replies: 23
Views: 15317

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:44 am   Subject: Diff Decision
I don't have experience with either, but from what I can make out if I was mostly doing mushy stuff I'd go a locker in the back and one in the front if I was rich.

The Torsens are good, but ask Hoo ...
  Topic: Newbie Niva Diesel
baxter

Replies: 4
Views: 6476

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:41 am   Subject: Newbie Niva Diesel
I have a full build thread in the Lada UK fourm.
Oooooow, you said the words.
  Topic: Questions questions
baxter

Replies: 8
Views: 5935

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:36 am   Subject: Questions questions
i assume your link was one to baxters site simon? if so why was it removed? considering it doesnt even have a forum!
If it was a link to my site I'm assuming the mod has screwed up and mistaken the l ...
  Topic: Interesting Front Diff Mount
baxter

Replies: 6
Views: 6791

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:37 am   Subject: Interesting Front Diff Mount
Not sure a 4AGE would be my first choice for a Niva swap tbh. In my experience they lack low down torque, especially the one in my MR2 (which to be fair may not have had the TVIS working properly). If ...
  Topic: Getting hold of the Goodies
baxter

Replies: 4
Views: 5366

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:27 am   Subject: Getting hold of the Goodies
Check out my Niva site:
There's lots of Niva DIY and goodies info at http://ladaniva.co.uk/baxter/resources/index.htm
And a few links to Niva specific goodies suppliers here: http://ladaniva.co.uk/b ...
  Topic: Metric vs Imperial Tyre Size
baxter

Replies: 10
Views: 12956

PostForum: Wheels and Tyres   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:51 pm   Subject: Metric vs Imperial Tyre Size
Ahh so it is a measure of width afterall. My ones must have had a close to 1:1 width to height ratio (except my tractor ones, which explains why they're 32 inch 6.00-16s) hence they measure either way ...
  Topic: Metric vs Imperial Tyre Size
baxter

Replies: 10
Views: 12956

PostForum: Wheels and Tyres   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:28 am   Subject: Re: Metric vs Imperial Tyre Size
The 6.00x16 would indicate 6" wide by 16" wheel - at a 80% profile would equal a 25.6" tyre

Think baxters may be wrong

Off the top of my head Imperial tyres are measured in heigh ...
  Topic: seized 2.5 diesel
baxter

Replies: 18
Views: 4373

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:36 am   Subject: Re: seized 2.5 diesel
... the engine is seized due to being stood ....
Yep give it a couple of soakings with diesel (spread it was much as you can around the bores, a cheap squirty oil can with a relatively flexible neck ...
  Topic: Are you an automatic convert off road?
baxter

Replies: 33
Views: 9064

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:19 am   Subject: Are you an automatic convert off road?
I'm a self-confessed auto hater. I learnt to drive in an auto Mk3 Cortina 1600 and after owning my first car, a manual 1.3 Escort - chalk and cheese. I swore never to own an auto again. And have been ...
  Topic: Ladas needed for Billing Classic-car Show
baxter

Replies: 14
Views: 7919

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:39 am   Subject: Ladas needed for Billing Classic-car Show
I accept your comments and your point of view but had Baxter contacted us firs we would have suggested putting in his own post without the link.
As above, why would I have contacted you first? I didn ...
  Topic: Ladas needed for Billing Classic-car Show
baxter

Replies: 14
Views: 7919

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:10 am   Subject: Re: Ladas needed for Billing Classic-car Show
Please feel free to advertise this event but don't link to another forum which is against the rules (and when the Mods remove a thread don't repost it in exactly the same way)
When the mods remove a ...
  Topic: Ladas needed for Billing Classic-car Show
baxter

Replies: 14
Views: 7919

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:02 pm   Subject: Ladas needed for Billing Classic-car Show
Ladas needed for Billing Classic-car Show - link removed

Please feel free to advertise this event but don't link to another forum which is against the rules (and when the Mods remove a thread don't ...
 
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