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Set static timing, install flywheel and clutch, engine won't start....must be electrical, add extra earths and rebuild starter motor, nope. Use bigger battery, nope....but I just rebuilt it and turned it over to set timing before putting the clutch on.....Check to see if it turns, does it f*ck.

Did I remember to take out the old dowel pegs for the 10.5" clutch when the bellhousing only takes a 9.5" clutch?

No, you f**king sh*t gibbon. 😖



 
 
 
 
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Lets try a link that works....





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Footwell butchered, clutch pedal temporarily fitted, custom length prop bolted in and downpipes fitted to the manifolds.....little bit of brake bleeding and re fabricating the footwell tomorrow and it'll be ready to go!



 
 
 
 
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nice!
wow i forgot how old that rig is...it's got the brake master on the frame?
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Pretty productive day today! Bled the clutch up fully, sorted out the engine mounts and got a first test drive in...back of the house to the front, but the point is it drives!!


 
 
 









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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

nice!
wow i forgot how old that rig is...it's got the brake master on the frame?


Yeah its mounted underneath the driver so the brake pedal rides on a pivot then actuates it with a linkage.....proper old fashioned set up! But it works, clutch was mechanical again through the frame, I might shove the matching brake pedal in though 
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Not much today....but I rebuilt the tow hitches, filled the boxes with oil and made a suitably agricultural looking bumper for it, just need to dress a few welds back and paint it black


 
 
 
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Battery box made up, seatbox riveted together, seat and handbrake fitted....might take it for a drive through town tomorrow! Once I've fitted the rev limiter of course....cant drive without flat shifting



 
 
 
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Rev limit set at 2k for a test run, this is going to be fun when it hits 4800 with twin side pipes! Flat shifting = fireballs!!

Got the passenger seat in, seat box mostly complete and the floor bolted in.....just need to sort the alternator out and finish boxing in one of the engine mounts




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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Looking good!
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Just can't beat that good ole V8 sound....
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Well the old rotten soft top has been removed now......as you can see it was f**ked. Just disintegrated when I pulled it off the windscreen shark tooth rail



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Its not quite a 1950's dash but I now have working switches, can tell how fast I'm going and know the engine temp.....my to do list has become very short, just need to sort out the alternator, fit the trans tunnel and fan and thats it.

Once done I can drive it into town and get the exhaust made up and some stainless coolant pipes bent to replace the temporary rubber ones



 
 
 
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Big day today! Put the doors back on to hide the fact I'm missing the transmission tunnel, made an alternator tensioner bracket, remade the passenger side engine mount, drove it to the petrol station, filled her up and now I'm ready to take it into town and get the exhaust fitted, brakes bled by someone who knows how these stupid TLS fronts work and install the stainless pipes for the radiator.





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