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  • 13-04-2020, 19:59
    Getting closer.

    Fitted the 3" dropped spindles and 1" drop springs (I wanted 3" drop spring but was told to steer clear of them for ride quality) as part of the front end refresh. The spindles fitted fine but changed the geometry a surprising amount, giving lots of toe out and positive camber. These were eyeballed back into shape using a long stick and an angle finder, and will be checked by the local garage once we're allowed out.

    Continued fitting the ancilliaries back up, along with electrics, etc, tidying everything as I went. Alan Groves low mount alt and pas brackets nice but of course presented some of their own challenges. Did't want too much black so left them in a natural finish with a protective metal coating - might come to regret that but we'll see.

    Old headers cleaned up and VHT painted to tide me over until I can get the engine mounts modified for the ramhorns.

  • 28-03-2020, 22:45
    Quote Originally Posted by Torment View Post
    Engine colour looks cool.
    Thanks Torment - I shamelessly gained inspiration for the colour from this slammed 60's project on the 67-72 Chevy Truck forum:

    I even bought the manifolds..

    But turns out they're not exactly universal, so will need some custom engine mounts made up..

    By the way the paint was eyeballed on eBay - let's hope they can mix paint better than they can spell

  • 24-03-2020, 22:18
    Engine colour looks cool.
  • 24-03-2020, 21:12
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    yep, very 'farmtruck' lol.
    I'll take that
  • 24-03-2020, 21:11
    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Camper top looks good on there.........................
    All thanks to you Moon
  • 24-03-2020, 12:44
    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Camper top looks good on there.........................
    yep, very 'farmtruck' lol.
  • 24-03-2020, 10:08
    Camper top looks good on there.........................
  • 23-03-2020, 20:44
    Hands up if you hate Photobucket..

    Thought as this thread was now over 10 years old I'd better give an update - found a little more love for working on the old girl (lots of life stuff inbetween), so edging closer to getting back on the road.

    Work summarised in pictures, from where I left it to where it is today:

    Like I say, should be back on the road in a year or two..
  • 06-07-2016, 20:39
    That'll teach me to trust someone else's diagnosis, as after replacing the rear main oil seal it still leaks. Oh well - at least I got to replace the oil pump and screen whilst I was in there, and inspect the main bearing which shows they'll need replacing soon. Thanks to Kev for spotting the obvious signs of a leak at the back of the motor near the inlet manifold join. Will investigate further..

    Finished off the rocker cover pcv/breather - sorry for the poor quality pics but here's how I did it. Will pull apart for detailing once back from Wayne's place, but starting to look much more like I want it;

    Bulkhead fitting at back of driver's cover to draw fresh air from air cleaner (angled to clear throttle linkage);

    Passenger cover has baffled PCV grommet then to base of carb - put this in the middle as opposed to the rear to aid baffling and the slight angle helps with the PCV gravity valve;

    Getting there with the period look - ramhorn type manifolds to fit along with low-slung alternator bracket, black leads, etc, then detailing.

  • 30-06-2016, 05:02
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    early motors with no filler/pcv holes on valve covers had an oil fill tube in the inlet by the thermostat housing. similarly the rear of the inlet can be drilled for the pcv for neatness.
    Yeah, I did consider sorting the / a inlet for both but am going through the covers for ease and speed!

    The lack of an oil fill tube will probably force me to revisit that in the future..!

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