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not much to report today, i only had an hour in the garage. now i've decided to use an early water pump i thought i'd offer up the leaky one that came in the box of bits with my engine and see what i'd need pulley wise. it appears the pulleys i got and the alternator brackets are for the early engine too, result
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. so i bolted on a flex fan i have on the shelf which needs a spacer for sure (i've got some somewhere :rolleyes: ) to get it anywhere near the radiator for efficiency. who knows, i may even make a shroud one day. the front area looked a bit lop sided but once i sat the battery tray back in place and there's a lower rad' hose it'll be fine. once i get the new water pump i can sort it all for good.
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got so much going on i forget to add stuff, doh!
i measured the manual brake pedal i bought to see if it's for manual or power brakes, i'd like to swap to manual if possible. another result as it's (as best as i can measure) roughly a 6.5:1 ratio so manual brakes. so when i swap in the pedals i'll remove the servo at the same time and bolt the master cylinder to the bulkhead along with whatever pushrod mod's it'll need. i'm slowly cleaning up the engine bay of power assistance stuff.
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agreed. a mate carried one round the swap meet for me ( i'd bought a lot of stuff) and it was so cold he didn't realise it'd cut his fingers just holding it, so even at idle they'd chop your fingers off easily.
 

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i got a job i've not been looking forward to out of the way today, my back isn't thanking me for it but it had to be done. i now have 3 pedals finally. i'm glad there are no seats in the car or it would've been worse so that's something. the power brake pedal links to the servo with a flat 'l' shaped bar that pushes another swinging bar on the servo bracket which is connected to the servo pushrod (ankle bone connected to the shin bone, shin bone connected to the knee bone kinda deal, lol). anyway i cut and slotted the flat bar to weld the adjustable pushrod that came out of the servo into so i have an adjustable pushrod from pedal to master that's now directly bolted to the firewall. i didn't have the right pushrod but you guessed that by now. next job the clutch pedal and linkage, i didn't have the right clip to retain the pedal in it's sleeve so i made a forked retainer plate that goes into the groove in the pivot rod to hold it in place in much the same way as the brake pedal is held. my clutch linkage rods have all had 'rose' joints fitted to 1) make them adjustable and 2) make the feel smoother. not by me, i just lucked out getting it that way. the pedal pushrod was too long so i had to shorten that but otherwise it went together nicely. i set each rod in the middle or their adjustment so i can alter them longer or shorter if needed later on. likewise the brake adjustable pushrod which was screwed right in i set in the middle of it's travel to allow for 'fine tuning' later. the cluth action is nice and light, even laying on thr floor pushing it with my hand.
with the servo gone it'll be much easier to fit the plugs when they arrive, oh and i ordered new plug wires today also.
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