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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #90 on: December 21, 2017, 09:35:45 am »
Ari any updates on the trailer? or still as is when leaving gauteng?

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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #91 on: January 13, 2018, 03:49:45 pm »
It has had some small improvements.

Shock absorbers
Jockey wheel
Sidekick mag wheels

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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2018, 03:52:20 pm »
Added my last stickers from Andre.

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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #93 on: May 31, 2018, 08:46:21 pm »
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enjoying a cuppa tonight.


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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #94 on: July 13, 2018, 02:37:39 pm »
Been quiet for a while now, been busy with the race car, but had some fun doing some work this week.

Started off with a wash,

Then drained the water and oil,

removed the radiator pipes and radiator, grill and bull bar,

installed new twin electric fans,

still figuring the best way to do the wiring........

Then found my oil leak, i pushed the gasket in when attaching the front plate last time, oh well.

dropped the diff and sump, replaced the gasket and reattached the sump.

Took the radiator in for a test seeing as it was out........  guess what, its leaking.......

having a new copper core made up, with brass tanks and  a thermo switch for the fans

also replaced the transfer case lever bushes, levers are much more stable.

Neatened up the engine bay wiring as well.

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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2018, 03:50:02 pm »
some more pictures

who needs a jack, or ramps when you have a lifted Lada Niva...... haha


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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #96 on: July 13, 2018, 03:54:20 pm »
caught up on the trailer as well, finished welding the roof and door.

tested the packing space


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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #97 on: November 22, 2018, 01:39:36 pm »
Been quiet for a while,

LOL

I was prepping for the Nationals in Gariep, which was great, thanks to everyone working together, except that I was sick as a dog..... oh well that's life

August required a new exhaust, as the siliencer rusted away,

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I mounted the high lift jack on the rear seat bolts

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and made a bracket to stabilise the spare wheel.

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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #98 on: November 22, 2018, 01:49:12 pm »
Then i september I went to the nationals

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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #99 on: November 22, 2018, 01:51:34 pm »
and in october I cleaned up the garden and used Babushka the trailer

and put a new sticker on....

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Re: Verushka 2.0
« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2018, 01:54:36 pm »
I used the electric fans for the gariep trip, but luckily didn't need them too much. In October while towing the race car i put them on and smelled burning, and so i blew their fuse. I replaced it and blew it again a week later ....  :( :( oh well

I then contacted Lada Power to ask what size the motors are and or what size fuses are used for the fans in the new Lada Niva's, they said 30A each.... ::) ::)  i was running both through one 20A fuse :o :o

I then changed my wiring to run each fan from a separate fuse.

I also used a 3 position fan switch same as the interior cooling fan.

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