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    Ok, decided to keep it light for tonight's spanner session

    ...and I think I'm pretty much decided to leave the headers alone. I looked into it, and it seems that there is like a 5 day turnaround time for coating headers, and also if something like say a manifold stud breaks or something then it'll set back the schedule for getting the car rego'd. That's the most important thing for now, and making it pretty can come later.

    So anyway tonight I pretty much put away the spanners and spent a few hrs making it pretty

    Remember that tray under the carbs?


    It was a bit manky looking so the Mothers Powerball polisher came out


    And then it seemed a shame not to give the rocker cover a go too...came out pretty well.




    Then the last touch...there was a dodgy looking bracket which held the throttle cable in place, you can see it on the cam cover in this pic.


    Just dodgy...it's the wrong shape (looks like you just went to Bunnings and got some random bit of metal) and the welding is a bit ugly, and it's rusty, although it obviously does the job.

    So I give some cleaning with a wire brush.


    Then I file down the welding a little to smooth it out a bit


    Then hacksaw away the un-needed holes, etc so that it looks less like a random bit of metal.


    Then a coat of epoxy satin black....dunno how it'll turn out, but I'm sure it'll be less dodgy looking than it was before...


    Tomorrow, I drop off the clutch slave and carbs for rebuilding, get the brake & clutch shop to make up a new fuel line in the right diameter, and return the non-fitting Klippan seat belts and order in the right one with the longer buckle strap.

    Tuesday I get new rear tyres...and once all these things come back in, the car should be driveable...unless I discover something else wrong with it
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    woohoo.. more love!

    i'm a bit confused as to how it went from this:

    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...upplies070.jpg

    to this:

    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...upplies071.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixR View Post
    woohoo.. more love!

    i'm a bit confused as to how it went from this:

    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...upplies070.jpg

    to this:

    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...upplies071.jpg
    Well the "middle hole" is the only one I kept, I basically just sawed off the "ears" of the bracket.
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    Maybe I didn't read correct but your car is a GC10 with a L20 engine? So it's a 2.0 liter six cylinder inline?

    Sorry about all the questions about this car, but you are the first I can speak 'directly' to with questions regarding a car like this.
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    The polished bits look lovely

    Quote Originally Posted by van View Post
    It's got an L28 in it.
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    OMG, this is fuggin awesome dude.
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    old school JDM awesomeness.... loving it!!
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    Update: got a new clutch slave for $45 Will be fitted tonight.

    Dropped off the carbs at Carburettor Services and the guy was very knowledgeable, first thing he said when he looked at the Webers was...."Prince Skyline, right?" Apparently the fuel hose fittings and throttle linkages are not Weber issue but Prince-spec, so he reckons that might be originally S54 Skyline GT-B carbs, in which case they would be pushing 45yrs old...cost of refurbishing each carb will be $100~150 (there are three of them) but that includes bead blasting the castings to make them look new again. Probably won't be ready until Friday/Monday tho

    Returned the non-fitting Klippan seat belts, ordered the right-length ones, which should be ready for pickup this afternoon.

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