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  1. have a little spare time this fortnight so i stepped in to say she's almost almost done. man its been quite a journey. so here's a few photos of the end products and the build summary: ENGINE - L 16 block fully rebuilt - High compression flathead pistons - 219 "peanut" competition head - twin hitachi SU side draught carbs - SSS camshaft - comp cams competition coil - comp electronic distributor - NISMO low pressure electric fuel pump - triple core aluminum radiator - crank fan delete - custom extractor and exhaust by KelumWJ projects - battery d
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  2. I don't have pictures (I probably do,I'll dig them up) But I have a story about: My 2004/5 Mazda 3. So what>you guys may ask? Its a Mazda-f-three. No big deal, we see them all the time. Yes true, but this car taught me one of the most important life lessons: Living within your means. It all started one fine afternoon when I was zooming off to pick up my wife (then fiancee). She had called and asked if I could pick her up after work and I, eager for any chance to meet-up, had promptly agreed. I grabbed my keys, jumped in my newish Mazda3 and zoom-zoomed off. The weather was
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  3. Excellency, I believe I'm not worthy to provide my humble opinion for thy request. I am but no engineer -though I'm aware of issues . I hath but owned one car that falls in your excellency's budget of the proximity of 3 million, which is the Honda Fit GP1 which hath been extensively discussed. Would your excellency care to do a search for that particular car? There are many more models I could suggest to your excellency but sadly I'm not qualified to be worthy to provide input. The current car I own exceeds thy budget hence I'm unqualified to be honored in providing an input for your e
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  4. Let me summarise the two previous posts in a few sentences A group of guys went to a cheap pettah whore... just because she's cheap and they couldn't afford someone better The cheap pettah whore was pimped by a known pimp in the industry, who found an opportunity The pimp and the whore promised lot of things but didn't deliver - simply because a pettah whore is always a pettah whore, no matter who the pimp is And now the customers are taking sides and arguing with each other about her , forgetting that if they choose someone from pettah, they get what they paid for
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  5. Wish all Auto Lanka Fans a Very Happy New Year 2021!! Lets hope 2021 will be 'better' year than 2020 and it will bring lots of good things! Thanks to our Top Contributors, Senior Members, Moderators and all Members for their valuable contributions and keeping the forum alive and kicking throughout the year. Also good to see some of our old members returning back!  2020 Top Ranking Contributors.. @iRage @AVANTE @matroska and @Hyaenidae 2020 Top Ranking Bloggers.. @matroska @Magnum @Gummybr and @petrolHead1
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  6. This quote really hit me in the feels. AL forums have given me lifelong friendships along with great sound advice from an amazing group of members. And I'd hate for it to be another generic thel higanna forum. So here's my bit to harken back 'the good old days' Basically I'm painting my car red. Most older members here will remember my MG 2 sri 355. The car has been with us for almost half a century. It has been in many of late Lester James Peiris movies most notably 'Delowak Athara' where its basically a main actor alongside Tony Ranasinghe.(The plot is based around a hit and
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  7. Hello all, after the struggle to find a car over 1 year, finally I bought a car which with the help of suggestions of you and some of my Mazda owner colleagues. Didn't like to show off the things, but the big guy @iRage asked me to do so, such that I can share my experience with you all. I had a few choices, where I began with AE/CE 110, then since I joined the forum, I was driven towards Primera (SR20) and Mark 2. Was looking for some over the time, but due to same day price increments , being too old, and due to the fact that the government won't remove the import ban anytime soon
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  8. Hi guys. Hope Corona has not affected anybody. we were not planning on buying a Mitsubishi Jeep at all. But corona had us at home, so me and my brothers decided to get one and restore it. Finding one proved difficult,most have bad documents and ALL of them with open papers. Service records are non existent. Badly rusted and abused the hell out. But the demand seems to be heavy. Even the rust buckets went fast for insane prices. Most Jeeps are HEAVILY overpriced and covered up. Many of them had “sale paints” And big tires to fool the buyer. We went through the clasifieds f
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  9. The first ever production Land Rover was unveiled after its restoration in Hampton Concours of Elegance over this weekend. Yours truly was lucky enough to feast his eyes over it. Here's an excerpt of its history: JUE 477 was originally intended for His Majesty King George VI but following its unveilng it was dispatched into the Rover Company factory on 19 July 1948, and later found its way to a Northumberland farmer, who used it for many years before abandoning it on the farm's remote moorland, where it spent decades exposed to the wild weather. It was later moved to a leaky, tumble
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  10. Photo credit to Carboys FB group.
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  11. At Pattipola. Waiting for the Train. Sri Lanka in one Picture! Life in one Picture! A feeling can only be felt by a true Petrol Head...
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  12. The reality is that even if u spend millions on these ancillaries to coat or protect another ancillary ( paint) , we travel on public roads shared by people owning vehicles of value 10000 rs to 60mil rupees on a given day, nothing can save you from a scratch or a ding or even a stone chip. So my suggestion would be do a simple wash and a high quality wax, pay the rest for insurance.
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  14. Well well well, we closed one chapter and now we hopped onto the next! What you see below is the final purchase I made since no one had the decency to sell me a good X110 Mark 2 (My birdie is raised at y'all forever) so I decided (with a chuttak lot coercion from my parents) "Hey!, I need a car fast" so I thought what was really worth it and bought this car. So what is this car really? You're looking at a 2.4 Liter XV30 Camry in Black Onyx. Imported in 2004 by the MD of a "Strawberry Company in Sri Lanka" (You know what it is) and owned by him ever since I laid my grubby hands on it.
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  15. I suddenly had the idea to start this thread so everyone could tell the stories of the cars in their lives. Basically, any and all cars that you owned or had in the family, write a post (can be about a single car or about multiple, your choice), the more descriptive the better, and of course put pictures if you have them. The point is so that we all read and appreciate the stories of the cars each of us have had over the years which have grown our passion (or is it insanity?) for the automobile. Let me know if you think this is interesting, I'll put my first one up soon if so.
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  16. 1969 Volkswagen Beetle Part 2 - How not to restore a Volkswagen When we left off the search had just ended due to lack of patience and I had pulled the trigger on a car. Despite my previously decided idea to focus on a solid running car instead of a cosmetically nice one, I ended up picking up one that had been sitting for months but looked quite pretty inside and out. So bright an early one saturday morning I went to pick the thing up from the seller's house. Collecting it went smoothly enough, and I figured the best bet would be to fuel it up first of all. So we rolled up to the nearest
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  17. 1969 Volkswagen Beetle Part 1 - How NOT to buy a Volkswagen Right, well here we go then. For as long as I can remember, I've been interested in cars, apparently by age 4 or 5 I could recognize makes and models from some distance away, and I obviously had quite a collection of toy cars (Matchbox at the time, Hot Wheels hadn't made it to SL). At some point in my childhood though, I took a detour towards planes and for a while the car interest petered out. Then at about age 11 or so I started reading the good old MOTOR magazine (and occasionally was given a copy of CAR or Autocar from the UK
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  18. First of all sorry for being the least active member on the forum🙃. Now since I used my beloved teana for 4 months I'd like to share my experience + what i did with the car. 1. So when I bought the car it had some minor oil leaks so I redid all the oil seals in the car as a precautionary repair using original Nissan parts which I got from A*W (slightly rip-off price but hey atleast it's "original"). 2. Redid my brake system with refaced calipers and original pads because of a minor braking sound which was noticable at traffic situations. 3. Installed KYB "New SR special" shocks
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  19. This is quite true - all this is circumstantial and based on that individual. For some it works out, few people I know returned cos it never worked out for them. For some life really sucked here - and things got better once abroad. For some it's a chance to carve out their own path than being overburdened by very demanding families/relatives. For some it's the promise of pursuing their dream career. For many people I know it's a fresh start. There was one guy who moved to avoid clashes with the in laws And for many people I know the sole reason is providing their kids a good environment to gr
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  20. So that's it! You are all up to date! From start to finish the process took about four and a half months. Lockdowns didn't help. There are some minor things like upholstery, engine detailing and chrome work to be done. I will see to them depending on Covid curfew and state of import restrictions. I will post an update once car is fully completed. I'll need to see Sylvi sir regarding the windscreen as well! I will run the car now until that time. So untill then, consider this project as complete. Hope you enjoyed this little journey with me. PM me, if you have any quest
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  21. The feeling when your car featured at Toyota page..
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  22. Hey guys so this is my first post in the forum and I'm thinking of logging everything I'm doing for the car in this thread. So this is my first car, it's a 2008 Nissan Teana j32 with a VQ25DE engine. The car has 111k km on the clock and still runs smoothly. The previous owner had everything documented (services,part invoices) so I'm a bit lucky there. I'm about to do my first service and I'm thinking of doing a full fluid flush including the CVT oil as well. So my aim is to make this car as luxurious as possible that includes suspension change and anything that makes the ride comfort pri
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  23. Hello their enthusiasts. It's been almost one a year with her. So I think this is a good time to share some pics of her with you guys.
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  24. These are the people who roll back odometers and cheat the hard earned money of people. These associations are not talking a word on all irregularities done by themselves. I am happy to see one day, these fellows vanish from the vehicle importation business.....
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  25. Well, they had so many decades of selling all sorts of illegal products.Karma is in Kohuwala these days. The list of jil mart done by these crooks can be written endlessly, but that’s just a waste of my time.
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  26. Hey man - no worries I mean when I saw your Original post and the whole 'Applicants should have 25+ years experience in.....' vibe I just could not resist It's cool that you've cleared out your stance. My man @Hyaenidae - that is impressive sh*t. Yeah well - the thing is the members in this forum are a lot of like minded people which is the nicest thing here. There are many of us who are not at all professionally into Automobile engineering etc but are just purely guys who have the seemingly unfathomable obsession with cars - the type of people who remember their co-workers
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  27. Car sellers and car owners will tell you all kind of stories but here are some truths. 1.any car in Sri Lanka does about 9-10km/litre. Whether it's Axio, Allion, Wagon R, Alto, Bulto whatnot. Hybrids will give around 12-13kmpl. That's all. If you hear premios doing 13, 14 or 15, that's a lie! 2.ALL cars depreciate from unreg to the next 3 to 4 years. That includes axios, premios and wagon r's. All of them. Thereafter, there might be a slow depreciation or appreciation depending on government's tax policy changes. Some cars that were bought for 1 - 1.2 million in 2005 can now be sol
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  28. Hi Guys! So you've probably seen me ask questions (relatively dumb ones tbh) regarding a Starlet EP91 and I decided to post some pictures here! Hopefully looking to make this a thread during its tenure with me. She's a Reflect F Limited model with a three speed auto and comes in the Toyota paint code "Super White" (Checked the serial number). English numbers and has done close to a 195k kms.
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  29. In sinhala, they say balala mallen eliyata Panna. Congrats for admitting that you are one of those a$$holes who contribute to jacking up car prices (in your words - 'a good investment')
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  30. It is saddening but yet so humorous that people are not worried that a depreciating commodity like a car can yield better returns than other hard investments. I suppose they simply do not comprehend the state of the economy for it to actually happen and what will further happen to the economy when people keep doing it. Most the car buyers do not even realise why financing rates are so low...oh well Its a self balancing thing noh ? Now everyone will be going to cars because the traffic moves smoother...and then car lanes get clogged up and bike lanes free up..then everyone goes back to
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  31. including the 'lady driven' part? ?
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  32. What about the weight of the passengers? It varies a lot if their bowels have been cleaned before the trip or not, at least 10kg/person I assume ??
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  33. Sudeva mata wathura tikak denda Sudeva. Real Petrol Head:
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  34. When your neighbourhood "3 wheel malli" makes it to the ESPN F1 Facebook page. ? https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157829471453759&id=172976613758
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  35. Meanwhile in Premio-land.... I wonder the thought process of these dudes when they select a potential female companion? "වැඩියෙන් මාකට් straight hair with a tint ද නැත්තම් නිකන්ම straight hair ද මචන් ? straight hair with a reddish tint අවුල්ද?"
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  36. So it's a car with US/Canada parts, German drivetrain, Austrian assembly and Japanese badge. Talk about a bastard.
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  37. And I'd give my small nut to see his face when he realizes that his wife can shatter all those carefully structured requirements to small bite-sized pieces and get what she wants with a pout which promises his peace of mind would be just gone for the foreseeable future if she doesn't get her way
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  38. Okay...well...I do not meet any of your eligibility criteria for provision of advice For starters..you need to do your own leg work. You cannot expect forum members to hand you the solution and you just buy it (although I must admit there are a lot of posts with that attitude these days). In general: 1. Go through other threads for car recommendations on the forum. 2. There is a thread called How to buy a second hand car in SL. It will give you a comprehensive list of what to do, what to check and by whom. 3. A car should be (and is) a personal preference. What car models
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  39. Aiise Kolitha, Why you ask this question from Consumer Reports who seem to have no idea about cars and the prices in Sri Lanka?
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