it'll be good to see you get this thing back on the road again
Yeah I cant wait
Sweet! Glad to see you found some parts for this. I was really sad when you told us the engine was lunched. Good on you for tidying the stuff up before you put in in the car, too.
Well I'd always wanted a 5 speed, just didnt want to get one this way! One good thing about cleaning it first is that you can find where the leaks are coming from.
good work dude. got to love getting dirty with your car
Yeah, almost as much fun as driving it!
Couple of things done in the last couple of days.
First thing I got done was a wiring adapter for the front headlights/parkers. I wanted the whole of the orange lense to be the blinker and the parker to go through the H4 conversion kit.
I dont like cutting/changing the loom just incase I want to go back. Ignore the red tape, I need to get some more black. The two red wires going out the small hole are for the parker.
Cleaned up in the bell housing. Carby cleaner cuts through the grease much better than degreaser! From...
To... I need to get some proper high temp grease for the pivot point and the bearing.
I decided to do a test fit of the gearbox, you can measure all you like but sometimes you just need to stick it in and have a look. This is running the auto crossmember and driveshaft and fits perfect!
Lines up with the hole for the auto... But the hole isnt big enough to bolt the shifter on properly. I'll make a template of the manual cover and see how much I need to take off.
Interior now.. Still need to get/make a new drivers side kick panel, get some boots fot the shifter, wire up the gauges, fit the clutch/brake pedals
Exhuast tip I got from ebay. Its just a cheap knock-on one but looks much better than before. It still needs to be pushed on a bit further