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DaveCarGuy
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

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Great progress! She is looking very clean underneath!!! Well done, sir!
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

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A very shiny undercarriage indeed. Lovely stuff.
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Heinrich
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

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greenthumb wrote: 22 Feb 2021 06:06 Getting close for its maiden voyage!
Carry on
hop so , i am doing this as i know once the thing starts and moves under its own power, i am going to test drive it.
bled the brakes last night, needs some more bleeding , the pedal still has a little sponge in it but all 4 corners are working, and all the lines seem to stay dry.

i am still waiting for the head to come back( takes a while as it is a favor ),next i will put the block/gearbox back in to measure for the prop shaft.
once the head is back, i need to do the oil lines for the vvl relocation block.

and i still need to find new shocks for the rear :x
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.
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Heinrich
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

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some small updates

made a fuel filter and installed a BOSCH 044 pump in the surge tank that goes inside the main fuel tank.
was quite a mission, i did not expect it to be as much of an issue to fit it as it was.but it is in and nothing leaks.
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also tested the fuel level sender and i had to give it a ground wire, seems the wiper that grounds it was not making decent contact, measures fine now.
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also completely stripped, washed, painted the heater/blower box.
took the heater core out and had it tested and cleaned, luckily it was in good shape.
could not find a working valve for the heater box so i modified a MK1 VW Golf valve in there.should do the trick.
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and then........there was a wheel spacer.hehe
did this to figure out how much i need to space out to clear the coilover nuts.
will have spacers made
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Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.
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Heinrich
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

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Some more progress.

the assembled engine with VVL head is in the car, the VVL relocation kit has been plumbed and cranked it over and verified oil pressure yesterday.
ended up stripping by block completely to have it faced as the timing chain cover and block was not the same height. Inspected all the bearings etc and all seems to be in good shape.
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Stripped the valve cover from what looks like 3 different attempts at painting it, will repaint later. Would really like to do a rising sun.
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Mounted a clutch master from a Nissan Almere, it is a lot shorter.
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Made a spacer for the throw-out bearing to take up about 14mm
the gearbox with clutch and driveshaft is all installed in the car now.
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Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.
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