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  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:53 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
We won 'Outstanding in Class' at the Winnipeg World of Wheels car show. Check out the pictures here: http://ladausa.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1909&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
  Topic: Rear locker
madman

Replies: 21
Views: 24170

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:15 am   Subject: Rear locker
I believe Madman will shortly have a variation on this on the road.

Hehehe, yeah... I have two of them on the way here. I'm worse than a kid waiting for Christmas.
...
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:45 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
Thanks!

The trolley was cheap and easy to build and makes moving it around super easy. I was going to modify a spit I have for Beetles but this was easier and I didn't really need to flip it over ...
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:36 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
Sprayed it up on Friday. Cool
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7788/1006605l.jpghttp://img693.imageshack.us/img693/5824/1006604.jpg
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:01 am   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
Stay tuned, there's more to come.

It should be painted in the next few days.
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:56 am   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
I guess it's time for an update, it's been a while.

After many interruptions, one of which put me out of commission for a few months, I've been back to work on Jake's Lada.

I had a bit of a clea ...
  Topic: Booger's build thread
madman

Replies: 77
Views: 34867

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:21 pm   Subject: Booger's build thread
Looking good, but I can't take credit for the diagrams. I believe it was Si that found them.
  Topic: Newbie from Portugal - problem with fuel level indicators
madman

Replies: 8
Views: 3668

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:13 pm   Subject: Newbie from Portugal - problem with fuel level indicators
In a Lada it's called a guess guage!
  Topic: disconnected electrical device
madman

Replies: 1
Views: 1041

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:25 pm   Subject: disconnected electrical device
That would be the annoying bell/ buzzer thingy that warns you if you leave your headlights on or left your keys in the ignition. It also buzzes every time you turn the key on just to let you know it' ...
  Topic: World distribution of Niva fans
madman

Replies: 5
Views: 3608

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:46 pm   Subject: World distribution of Niva fans
Go team Canada!!!
  Topic: not alot of action on the site
madman

Replies: 34
Views: 14171

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:58 pm   Subject: not alot of action on the site
it must mean all the ladas out there are all running sweet, Laughing

Mine is. Haven't had any problems in months.
  Topic: My winch mounting project.
madman

Replies: 10
Views: 5787

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:04 pm   Subject: My winch mounting project.
Looks great! Nice and tidy.
  Topic: Re-torquing lug nuts
madman

Replies: 7
Views: 1774

PostForum: Wheels and Tyres   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:07 am   Subject: Re-torquing lug nuts
Hey folks!

I just wanted to remind everyone that if you take a tire off, make sure that you re-torque your lug nuts after 60 miles or so. Especially on aluminum rims!

I just came across a fellow ...
  Topic: vw tdi swap
madman

Replies: 1
Views: 2415

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:06 pm   Subject: vw tdi swap
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: Yes, but it's a lot of work. I am currently working on a 2L 16 valve VW engine swap and chose to do it myself rather that buy the $2000 kit available from http://a ...
  Topic: how big tires on a stock lada niva?
madman

Replies: 27
Views: 21295

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:14 pm   Subject: how big tires on a stock lada niva?
Do they have a 215/75-15? I ran a set on mine before I lifted it and they didn't rub at all.
  Topic: Help with a faw bits
madman

Replies: 17
Views: 4055

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:39 pm   Subject: Help with a faw bits
Never had one with a dizzy so I can't help you there.

10-40 in the winter, 20-50 in the summer.

Diff breathers are always a good idea, simple too. Just remove the cap from the original breather ...
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:30 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
There will be a drain plug in the front and one in the back so that ALL the oil can be changed, I just haven't put them in yet.

Good point about the pick-up getting in the way of sump removal, hadn ...
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:10 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
I've got my fingers crossed Si. There isn't a ton of clearance but there just isn't any more room to be had.
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:07 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
Now is dropping the oil pan TOTALLY out of the question without pulling the motor or the front end? Wink
To remove the pan I'd have to drop the diff and lift the motor an inch or so. I believe that is ...
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:23 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
Note to self:

Don't forget the drain plugs!
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:22 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
Well I'm gradually sorting out the problems with the engine swap. Motor mounts are built, and I got the oil sump fitting properly, surprisingly enough there's even enough room for the oil pump. I dr ...
  Topic: Ford Escort LSD for Niva
madman

Replies: 18
Views: 12841

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:57 pm   Subject: Ford Escort LSD for Niva
These guys have them in Germany. I'll be ordering some gears and a locker from them soon. Shipping is pricey but whacha gonna do?
http://www.lada-sport.de/LADA%20Sport%20English/zubehoer-engl.htm
  Topic: I just bought a lada on Ebay
madman

Replies: 12
Views: 3529

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:00 am   Subject: I just bought a lada on Ebay
Oh, I almost forgot...
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e70/zeoswj/uselesswithoutpics.jpg

We like pichers!
  Topic: I just bought a lada on Ebay
madman

Replies: 12
Views: 3529

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:58 am   Subject: I just bought a lada on Ebay
Congratulations on your purchase! Whoever 'they' are will hate you even more when you pull them out of the mud with your wee little Lada!
Can't help with the third gear problem, I know as much about ...
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:12 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
No they are thinner. There was some miss-communication between me and my machinist. It caused some extra work for me on the right side, that bracing isn't for strength, it's for extra clearance so t ...
  Topic: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
madman

Replies: 70
Views: 49654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:08 pm   Subject: Restoration (back) underway! (Again)
Have been plugging away at it and making progress. My machinist buddy whipped up an adapter plate and I've got the steel front diff mounts figured out. Now I can stick the engine in and get working ...
  Topic: Niva for Winch Challenge use.
madman

Replies: 22
Views: 31100

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:33 pm   Subject: Niva for Winch Challenge use.
If it's just for comps why not weld up the spiders? Or is that not permitted?
  Topic: supercharger
madman

Replies: 69
Views: 31654

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:20 pm   Subject: supercharger
As soon as I have some free time I'll get right on it. Just give me a few years... Laughing
  Topic: New Zealand Niva Owner Selling Up
madman

Replies: 6
Views: 1769

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:10 pm   Subject: New Zealand Niva Owner Selling Up
No but I have a measuring tape. Tread width is 185mm height is 760mm, hope that is of some help.
  Topic: New Zealand Niva Owner Selling Up
madman

Replies: 6
Views: 1769

PostForum: Lada   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:20 pm   Subject: New Zealand Niva Owner Selling Up
My 31-9.50's are skinnier than the 215's that I used to have, it actually made it EASIER to steer!
 
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